New Penryn MBP Yellow Screen Fixed?

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  1. Smurfed macrumors regular

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    Do you think that these new batches of 15" MBP's have that problem fixed?

    Or maybe yellow-tint on 17" hi-res LED :eek:

    Start your bets!
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    so your going to start this before people's orders even ship?
     
  3. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I would say that NO, they haven't fixed it because they still are using the old batches of LCDs that they most likely purchased last year. I've seen relatively new macbook pros (a month old) with the yellowing. maybe the new 17" will get the yellow, and the 15" will finally get the screen it deserves? Just to be fair...
     
  4. Smurfed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, because I wanna see what people think they'll get before they actually get it ;)
     
  5. Wallace86 macrumors regular

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    oh they will have no yellowing, because if they did, that would make apple and steve complete stupid fuqrs. apple and steve are not stupid fuqrs. simple logic, my friend. :apple:
     
  6. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    yeah i thought that it was a problem with the screen, not what type of cpu is in the inside..so my vote is if its still a problem the upgrade won't fix it
     
  7. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    i would love to order the new macbook pro but im afraid to spend that much money and get the yellowish screen problem....:( don't know what to do!!
     
  8. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Get one and if it has the issue, force apple to replace the LCD until you get one that doesn't have that issue. Doesn't sound fun, but chances are you'll be fine from the beginning and you won't need to replace.
     
  9. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    I asked this same question along with the keyboard skipping problem and people ignored me.

     
  10. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    they already fixed the keyboard skipping problem
     
  11. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    NO they didn't go read the threads on apple's site.



     
  12. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    well the software update fixed the problem i had with it
     
  13. Smurfed thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just noticed, When choosing the 17" Hi-Res LED (Matte) shipping time changes to 7-10 days..

    and choosing the Hi-Res LED (Glossy) changes shipping time to 2-3 Weeks. :eek:
     
  14. PDE macrumors 68020

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    And there's another option too for all pro models now:

    Mark this box if you wish to receive an LCD with 1/3 yellow tint and 2/3 without. This benefits those who are very tall and who therefore do not like to work in the lower portions of the screen. It is also suitable for children who aspire to be graphic designers when they grow up, as the white balance in the lower 1/3 where their eyes are focused is very warm and provides more accurate color rendition.


    Seriously, I'm curious about the yellowing too - has Apple finally addressed it?
     
  15. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    The reason i haven't got my MBP since summer 2007 is the yellow screen.

    I don't think Apple fix that coz the Air has the same problem. All the Air I've seen in Apple store,... has the yellow tint when looking for the side.

    I've seen other LED (non apple),... and they were just fine,....

    So,... I don't think that issue will be fixed,....for a while.
     
  16. sporty macrumors newbie

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    What's this "yellowing" you all are talking about? Is it very noticeable? Or just a minor problem?
     
  17. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    Actually this issue is not from the side. You see it while looking straight on. The yellow tint from the side is normal.

    If anyone has seen a Penryn MBP please post if you see a yellowing at the bottom of the display.

    thanks,

    Jeff
     
  18. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. Viewing from the side on TN displays will always be distorted and with some kind of inversion or colorcast. With these LED LCDs it happens to be yellow, but the old ones had their color too. The problem is when looking straight on, the lower 1/3 or so has a yellowish discoloration that makes everything tinted, especially whites. It's a very real problem and I hope Apple fixes it soon. I haven't seen it on PC laptops ....
     
  19. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    Well here is hoping that they do fix it. I'm going to stop by the apple store tonight.

    jeff
     
  20. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    ugh.. i dont think i see it but then after reading this thread... i think i might.

    crap.

    any display images to help me?
     
  21. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

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    Yeah take 2 web pages and load www.google.com. Put them right on top of each other.

    Is the bottom one darker or more yellow?

    Jeff
     
  22. Pukey macrumors 6502

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    You can also buy them at the retail stores.
    Some people already have them.
     
  23. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    not really. but i'm imagining that i see random yellow spots on my display.

    was the problem a whole band at the bottom?
     
  24. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    Yes a band right accross the bottom. The whites look pee yellow down there and nice and white on top.
    I ate a restocking fee for this and the keyboard problem I just couldn't take it anymore.

     

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