MBP Retina LCD blue tint

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  1. nickolasd13 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!
    Just bought a used mbp 13 with retina display (late 2012) and have some problems with color displaying. The Calibration Assistant doesn't help, colors are too blue or too red.
    Compared to same mbp with retina - settings are the same, but my monitor seems to be weirdly blue.
    Mac OS Mojave freshly installed. The problem was the same on previous mac os.
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    Searched for key words or same problems in web - no results.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Is it possible the newly purchased MacBook has a non-oem display?
     
  3. nickolasd13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it's impossible, i've got it from my brother and this computer has never been to any service.
     
  4. SDColorado Contributor

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    Perhaps a different panel manufacturer? Apple has in the past used both LG and Samsung in the same model year.
     
  5. nickolasd13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You see, the difference between monitors isn't the only problem. My blue monitor hurts my eyes, it vitiates every color and i cant do anything about it, because if i calibrate it for like 6000k it just turns more red :)
     
  6. SDColorado Contributor

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    Gotcha, so it is more extreme than minor color variances between different display manufacturers.

    2010 models had an issue where they would sometimes display a blue tint whenever the integrated graphics were used, but would switch back to normal when the discrete graphics where used. A "workaround" and way to test that was to turn off the "automatic graphics switching" in the Energy Saver panel.

    But I don't know that this is the issue you are having or if that issue even extended into 2012.
     
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    nickolasd13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A “blue tint” is exactly what i’m experiencing, but my mac has only one graphic card - integrated intel 4000. So i don’t have a switch...
    already tried to delete something like NVRAM memory with lots of mac resets. Didn’t help.
     
  8. BradMacPro macrumors member

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    Hook up an external display to see if it's the display or the logic board.
     
  9. nickolasd13, Dec 3, 2018
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    nickolasd13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, just did it. It affects only the display of mac, the external monitor shows colors correctly.
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    Here’s a comparison with mb 12’ retina with night shift off.
     

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  10. nickolasd13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Btw, today i took mac to local service - all pins and connectors between motherboard and display seemed to be ok. And now i have no clue at all...
     
  11. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty bad. If the calibration isn't helping then you've got a bad screen.
     
  12. SDColorado Contributor

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    Didn’t they offer any prognosis other than that the pins and connectors seem OK? I mean obviously that isn’t a normal state :)
     

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