MacBook 1,1 yellowing display

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Jun 25, 2012
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You may have noticed that over time your MacBook display has been getting dimmer and yellowing with age due to having a CCFL backlight rather than LEDs.

While it may not be ideal for your MacBook, I’ve just run a calibration on one of our older Macs and thought some of you might find an updated profile useful.

It’s an LG LP133WX1-TLA1 panel in this notebook.

Standard Profile:


sRGB Profile (too blue)


Calibrated Profile:


Photos from iPad, sorry about the quality!


Copy the ICC file to /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/ and select MacBook in System Preferences > Displays
 

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east85

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You may have noticed that over time your MacBook display has been getting dimmer and yellowing with age due to having a CCFL backlight rather than LEDs.

While it may not be ideal for your MacBook, I’ve just run a calibration on one of our older Macs and thought some of you might find an updated profile useful.

It’s an LG LP133WX1-TLA1 panel in this notebook.

Standard Profile:


sRGB Profile (too blue)


Calibrated Profile:


Photos from iPad, sorry about the quality!


Copy the ICC file to /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/ and select MacBook in System Preferences > Displays
Nice, so you did this without even replacing it? Looks really good.
 

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macrumors 6502a
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Jun 25, 2012
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Nice, so you did this without even replacing it? Looks really good.
Yes, it's calibrated with professional hardware (rather than being done by eye) so while that profile won't be exact for anyone else with an aging MacBook, I thought it might be an improvement over what they currently have if it's similarly yellowed with age.

I will say though that to get the display neutral, there is some brightness loss from the profile, but that's unavoidable.