MBPros led displays...the real test

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoran, Sep 1, 2007.

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any yellowing issue on your led?

Poll closed Nov 30, 2007.
  1. NO the machine is perfect

    87 vote(s)
    71.9%
  2. YES i have the yellowing issue

    34 vote(s)
    28.1%
  1. zoran macrumors 68020

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    Trying to get to the bottom of this, so i figured to post a poll to see how the led screens are fairing with the bottom yellow screen issue on newer than 8/13 machines!
    Its important for users with MBPros that dont have the issue, to participate in this poll voting that they did get a MBPro but was perfect, its important to know how many do not have the issue!
    Ive included the two pics that u can test with your MBPro
    Good luck and thanx guys!
     

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  2. wako macrumors 65816

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    I WIN! I HAVE IT! :mad:




    i should get around to calling AppleCare to get them to fix this, but Im so lazy :p
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. Helfeather macrumors member

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    Can't someone post a photo of a screen with those two tests that isn't affected by yellowing?
     
  5. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    ... a Poorly Worded Poll..??!!

    I am a "bit hesitant" to call it perfect... but I Do Not have an appreciable Yellow Problem....

    I have a Samsung 9C68 ; Mfg. Date: C2110E00 ; Seems like a Pretty Darn Good Machine to me!!! :)
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    OP, I admire your desire to see in a more objective way if the mbp screens have improved, but no poll on these forums will do that. They are all prone to self-selection bias. The thousands upon thousands of mbp owners who have no problems are probably not going to go online and look for a Mac friendly site to complain. Only those that have issues are bound to flock to such sites in an effort to receive aid. Even if your poll reveals that 10% of mbp owners have problems with yellow screens, this number is likely to be an exaggeration. Thus, I have to question if your poll is "the real test." If anything, it will be a repetition of the other polls we've seen that are similar to this (thank you Cybergypsy for the link). I hope that you aren't using this poll to make your purchasing decision, because no poll is going to determine if your mbp will be a lemon or a work of perfection. That is random chance. With all that said, I hope you know that few people have had problems with their machines relative to the number of people who have bought them. I didn't have any problems with mine, and I bought it on June 8th. Ok, I'm done:eek:
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I have it! But it doesn't really bother me, but Apple are *******s for selling 2500$ computers with horrible screens.
     
  8. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I guess it does bother you!
     
  9. fad115 macrumors member

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    I dont have it, and if i do i cant see it.
    Im not gonna look for it, if it doenst bother me in normale use then f. it.
    I just know that if im gonna look for it im going to convince myself that i have it and i'm gonna be irritated about it. So if i do have it, it rather dont know.

    I had to excange my old MBP because the hardrive died on me after 4 hours of use so i not really to eager to excange this one because its going to take me another tree wheeks to get a new one.

    Its true, a 2500$ computer should be perfect, but o well not really worth the headace if you ask me.
     
  10. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Okay, I'm getting slightly worried! The bottom white box seems to be dimmer than the top box but it doesn't appear to be "yellowing". Is normal for the bottom part of the screen to be dimmer and the top brighter?

    MBP 15.4" 2.4GHz
     
  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yes; all LCDs have this property.
     
  12. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Really??? Thanks!
     
  13. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yup. Read more about it here. Go down to drawbacks; there's a good picture for you to see.
     
  14. Helfeather macrumors member

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    I believe I do not have the yellowing issue.

    The bottom squares are dimmer, yes, but it is by no means yellow.
     
  15. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Not all, mine is evenly lite :)
     
  16. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well so is mine, but the point is when you look at it from an angle. Since it would be tedious to adjust the display over and over, most of us put up with the slight dimming that occurs at the bottom of the screen due to the angle it's at.
     
  17. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  18. queshy macrumors 68040

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    cybergypsy, stop showing off your perfect display :p lol jks
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, if you got it, flaunt it. :p ;) :D
     
  20. Iced Angel macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to forget about my yellowish screen, however, it doesn't bother me at all cause it's not really serious like many others .... the more I read threads, the more yellowish color I see :D
    I've noticed when the brightness is set to medium it's more visible ... if i set the screen on is brightest setting, it's kind of hard to see.
    what about you guys?? does it change with changing the brightness?
     
  21. Halsey12 macrumors regular

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    I have been really happy since I picked up the new Apple keyboard and now I can run my MacBook Pro LG screen shut and only have to stare at a beautiful 23" ACD. When the ACD was side by side with the MacBook Pro's LED, the LED looked like junk... dim bottom, terribly touchy viewing angles, whites not very white, and just not very bright in comparison. When I run your test, it's hard to say- the bottom is dim, and can be yellow, but if I move my head an inch it's not yellow, just dim still...
     
  22. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    I think by now, we ALL know cybergypsy has the best MBP and screen on this board. Also, CG got a free upgrade from 2.2 to 2.4. In case you already didn't know ;)
     
  23. glhiii macrumors regular

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    MBP vs. 23" ACD

    I also have both and just looked at them side by side (my MBP is glossy). At highest brightness, the MBP seems brighter than the ACD. Its viewing angle is much less, no doubt, but it's still very good, I think, for a portable display. I don't have any yellowing or dim parts of the screen that I can see -- I keep looking, but they're just not there. It's a Samsung, by the way. For working long periods, the ACD is definitely superior, but the MBP display is the best portable display I've used.
     
  24. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    It scares me so much when I read things like this and mine is on its way.
     

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