MacBook Screen Yellowing at bottom edge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kiloman, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. kiloman macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    I am a complete newbie to Mac and in the last month bought a white MacBook.

    Everything is good apart from a yellow tint on the bottom of the screen. This tint is about 1 inch high and fades.

    Anybody come across this before.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. G. I. macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2007
    It is a "feature" of some LED TFT 15" MBPs. Maybe Apple has extended this successful program to the MacBooks as well. :rolleyes:
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    There are a number of threads on it i returned mine and lucky i got a LG panel, what screen do you have?
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    He's got a MacBook, not a MacBook Pro. CFL 13.3" screen, not a 15.4".

    I've not heard any problems really with the MacBook screens - have you tried calibrating it? (System Preferences --> Display --> Color).

    There is an issue with some of the MacBook Pro's having yellowing, but not heard anything for the MacBook's.
  5. jrodatus macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    If calibration does not fix the yellowing, then it is a defect presumably covered under warranty. Many people who have had the same problem with their MBP were able to get a replacement by taking it in to an Apple Store. If you don't have an Apple Store nearby, then you should definitely call Apple if the yellowing is in the least bit annoying -- you didn't pay for a defective Mac.

    Cheers :)
  6. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    OOOOPPPPssss me bad......not heard anything on a macbook
  7. mikeheenan macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    I was in fry's electronics today looking at the new MBP 15 inch model with the matte screen and it looked great dead on, but then I moved to the left to look at it from a side angle, and it was pretty yellow/brownish almost. Of course this isn't how you normally view it, but I'm wondering if this model had the faulty LED screen?
  8. ale500 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2007
    Pics !

    How about some pics ?, I saw plenty of threads.. but pics... none.

    I was at a reseller yesterday, they had one of those new MBP 15", the screen is absolutely gorgeous. Very bright and even, and matte. My glossy MB, is not as glossy as the Peecees :D :apple:
  9. henhowc macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  10. kiloman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    Thanks for the replies.

    I calibrated the screen and that helped slightly

    I will call Apple Care on Monday to see if they can sort me out. Intially I thought that it was nothing but it seems to be still there. However t seems to be subjective as my wife thinks that I am mad!!

    Thanks again.
  11. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    No, it's how all TN-panels are.

    You can get a few Lenovo T60/T61/T62 notebooks without that effect because a few of them have IPS-panels but that's all.

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