My screen is turning blue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by FireMage811990, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. FireMage811990 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    This started very suddenly today. I was in finder looking through some pictures when my screen suddenly turned blue. After a second, it faded back to normally, so I continued what I was doing. After about 5 minutes, it happened again, but faded back. It's be less than a half-hour, I haven't touched the computer but the screen is turning blue than fading back every half a minute or so. Every now and then, the screen stays blue for about 20 seconds.
    All this while idling.
    I have no idea what's wrong, this has NEVER happened before.
  2. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    Sounds like your wiring might be messed up or it's some other internal problem possibly with the logic board.
    Time for a Genius Bar appointment.
  3. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    Could be to do with colour profiles. Without a colour profile, the screen is very blue. Don't know why it would be flicking between them though. normally, it would occur after waking from sleep - mac os x would forget to apply the colour profile.
  4. FireMage811990 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    I checked the color profiles, I don't think that's the problem. When I say the screen turns blue, I mean it turns completely one shape of blue, like a blank screen filled with just the color blue.
    I also tried going into safe mode, but it still started turning blue.
    Genius Bar? Unfortunately, the nearest apple store is... 3-5 hours by car.
  5. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    That sounds serious enough to make the trip out to the Apple Store...
  6. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    Make an appointment.

    I had a similar issue on an old Thinkpad and needed to replace the display cable.
  7. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    sounds like a Finder restart to me.

    have you tried turning it off and back on?

    any programs running when this happens?
  8. macbookpro209 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2010
    same problem

    Hey i have the same problem, i was wondering if you fixed it, and if youcould tell me how? thanks
  9. jazzbeaunola macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Same problem with Mac Pro

    Lately I've been getting the same blue-colored screen when my 2008 MacPro reactivates the screen after the display has gone to sleep. It lasts a particularly long time when I wake the display from sleep first thing in the morning (the computer never sleeps, just the display).

    Restarting makes no difference. I've wondered if it could be a problem with the 30" display (two years old). Would love to know what's causing this, but surely don't want to haul this behemoth in to the Apple store unless I really NEED to.

    Would love to hear if anyone has the same issue...
  10. BeforeYesterday macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
    I have a similar issue. Sometimes my screen just turns completely blue, and all of the windows and applications I have open quit. Sometimes, I click on my 'downloads' or 'applications' folder on the sidebar, a sort of transparent half-image of what usually shows up comes up, and then the screen flashes blue and sort of resets itself to as if I never clicked the folder. It doesn't happen with other folders on my desktop. It's weird so please tell me if you find something out.
  11. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Is it the same shade that it turns when you plug in or un-plug an external monitor?

    Any dust bunnies or balls of lint in the monitor outputs?
  12. xchristina macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2010
    I just started having a similar problem, too. It started since I began using an external monitor a few days ago, but it's happened even when it isn't connected. My screen(s) just randomly fade to blue and it's happening with increasing frequency and staying blue for longer. \:
  13. kevanjatt macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
    mac screen randomly turning blue

    Has anybody found an answer to this? My 24"iMac keeps going all blue, including my Cintiq screen. It happens randomly and stays blue for anywhere from 5 - 30 seconds so far. This is annoying and scary. Thanks for your help.
  14. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008

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