MacBook screen is dotty

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  1. tt888 macrumors newbie

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    Some pictures I view are dotty on my MacBook but totally fine on other displays. Is there a way to correct this? I'm using a 2.2GHz MacBook.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you take a screenshot, do the dots show up? Have you cleaned your screen recently?
     
  3. tt888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My bad I forgot to mention that my screen is not dirty.

    Yes they do show up, the images are grainy and dotty.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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  5. supergrandma macrumors member

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    I have the same problem. It seems my SR MacBook screen is incapable of displaying millions of colors. But to corroborate your observations, images (especially concerning dark colors) tend to appear grainy and blotchy.
     
  6. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Just a shot but have you tried to calibrate the screen?
     
  7. deadcactus macrumors newbie

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    I've been wondering this for awhile..

    What are the steps to take a screen shot?

    thanks.
     
  8. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Well, you could take a picture with a camera or you could use Grab. Its in Spotlight. You can take screen pictures.
     
  9. deadcactus macrumors newbie

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    Awesome. Grab works perfect. thanks for the help.
     
  10. Reason077 macrumors 68000

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    There are numerous threads on this and other display issues with the latest (Santa Rosa) MacBooks. The bottom line is that the Santa Rosa MacBooks, some of them at least, ship with poor quality screens. I returned my 2.2Ghz MacBook and went back to my 2.0ghz MacBook because of this issue. The screen on the older macbook is MUCH better.
     
  11. daneoni macrumors G4

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    So how do you identify which screens are 'dotty' or bad and which ones are good?
     
  12. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem on my SR 2.2 Macbook. You can notice it really good if you go to Apple.com which right now has the picture of the Macbook Air on it. Attached it a screenshot in case it disappears or changes.

    On my Dell 20'' widescreen display this image looks normal. On my Macbook the gray gradient around the outside of the image has a horrible banding to it. The same type of thing you get in Windows if you set the colors to 65,000 or less. My mom happens to be in town and she has a previous generation Macbook which doesn't have the same problem.

    I think I'm going to take a trip to the Apple store and compare mine to the in store displays.
     

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  13. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Brought it to the Apple store here in Raleigh. The genius guy took one look at the screen and agreed with me that it looked terrible. He's going to have the logic board and the LCD replaced. Hopefully that will fix the problem.
     
  14. tt888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you tell me how it goes afterwards, thanks.
     
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  16. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    try this

    https://emp.ucsd.edu/swf/screenclean.swf

    EDIT:Sorry just saw another post of yours stating your screen wasnt dirty
     

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