MBP 15" Late 2008 has a yellow tinge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dandan2300, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. dandan2300 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, I have an odd issue which I believe is my screen but would love some input!

    So when I updated to Mountain my screen began to flicker to yellow depending on how the screen is positioned. It flickers to yellow and back to the original white.

    Im thinking it was coincidence, Mountain wouldnt have ruined my screen right? Could this be my graphics car, the same thing happened on my old MbP so I bought this one and took the old one to apple where they replaced the ruined graphics card (nvidia)

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    help would be great
     
  2. thekev macrumors 604

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    It could be failing hardware, although I haven't seen this problem before. It's not like the gradual yellowing that was common with aging ccfl backlights with very high hours. GPU problems are usually artifacts. The 9400m didn't have any specific card failure issues like the older ones. Logic boards can still die though.
     
  3. dandan2300 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was afraid it was the logic board - I recently replaced the failing harddrive to SSD.

    Do you think Apple would charge through the roof to fix this?
     
  4. Idefix macrumors 6502

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    sounds like the cables are damaged as they pass thru the hinge.
     
  5. dandan2300 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you mean in the screen?
     

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