New Imac replacement screen white balance?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by maldoror, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. maldoror macrumors regular

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    i bought the 2009 refurbed 27"er and returned it 3 times due to yellow screen problem. for the 4th replacement they decided to send me the new model.
    i have the 3rd and 4th replacements sitting here side by side. the 3rd replacement, which has a yellow corner is light years better than the new one.
    the new screen doesn't have yellow corners...it's a perfectly consistent yellowish brown tone. the older one has a yellow corner, but is much more illuminated and very balanced white. the max brightness of the new one is only 3/4s of the max of the old one. i tried configuring it to no avail.

    are all the new models like this? it's quite a bit snappier, but the screen is worse than the last 3 that had yellow patches? it almost seems like it was a return and it shipped from cali rather than asia?
     
  2. iCaleb macrumors 6502

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    2009's look different from 2010's

    Because for the 2009's Apple released a firmware update that made the screen have a slight tint of blue.

    And the 2010's don't seem as bright (side by side).
     
  3. maldoror thread starter macrumors regular

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    is it likely they'll release a firmware update for the new ones.
    this 'vintage' tone looks awful next to the 2009.
     
  4. iCaleb macrumors 6502

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    I dont know but I tried to download the 2009 firmware update for my 2010 and it wouldn't allow me.
     
  5. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    If it is uniform, it probably can be adjusted (or has some other, than the yellow tinge problem). Also, there are some signs, that Apple indeed "recycles" and not fixes returns.
    My advice - fight for it!

    Tom B.
     

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