Please help, does my new Macbook Pro have a yellow screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Apogee, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Apogee macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, I am new to MAC.

    I just got my new MAC and I think it has this yellow screen issue that people has been talking about on these forums. My screen is of the 9C83 model, is that the one that is affected by this defect?

    Can someone please tell me how to see this defect on my screen more clearly? I've saved a long time just to get this computer and I am quite disappointed with all these issues that customers have been facing :(
     
  2. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

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    The yellow screen is talked about quite extensively on this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=443006

    In the first post is a link to the test...

    Good luck- hope you are yellow-free :)
     
  3. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    bear in mind that the whole screen has a yellowish hue initially.
    so if it's the whole screen, i wouldn't worry about it.
    but if it's only the bottom part.. have it checked at your local apple store
     
  4. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

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    Does your screen have a yellow tint?
    May I ask why you have to ASK?
    Set the background to WHITE, and look at it.... does it look ok? then NO... Does it look yellowish? then Yes.

    Nobody else can tell you how well you screen looks.... This is NOT a problem that plagues even a significant percentage of MB/MBP
     
  5. Apogee thread starter macrumors member

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    I took a few photos of the screen, do you think mine is bad?

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  6. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

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    WOW- those are some huge images there. I couldn't really tell at all from the pics, but there are some experts around here, I know in person it is noticeable. Just to say, reading all the forums about yellow-tint (shall we say yellow fever?), my psych prof would argue you may be suffering from the framing effect. Regardless, if an Apple Care center is close, perhaps a stop-in? Because, if it is bothering you, I feel that would be the only way to quench...
     
  7. shwc macrumors regular

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    Congrats on your Mac.

    You most definitely do NOT have the yellow problem.
    You are being a hypochondriac.

    One gets a distorted view of how widespread a given problem is in these forums; the thousands upon thousands of people with no issues don't write to say that their machine is fine.

    The yellow problem was primarily an issue with the first batch(es?) of LED backlit santa rosa macbookpros. That was quite a while ago.

    P.S. downsize your photograph(s) in the future. One photograph would have sufficed.
     
  8. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    Welcome to MacRumors - those screen shots look clean to me - enjoy your new Mac.
     
  9. Addo macrumors member

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    Screen looks OK here too - but I think we need bigger pictures just to be on the safe side! :p
     
  10. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Your screen is so NOT suffering from yellowing that my LG screen, which I thought was perfect, is now beginning to look yellow. Just be happy! : )
     
  11. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i didn't know that the definition extends to inanimate objects..:D
    oh well! some people feels their MBP is an extension of their body.
    you may have a point there.:D
     
  12. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    based on your picture.
    NO.
    best way to find out..
    ask 3 of your friends this question:

    1.what can you tell about the screen?

    and not this:

    2do you see a yellowish tint on the bottom 1/3 of the screen?

    don't lead them on thinking their is a problem, just ask for their observation
    but again, based on your picture, i see no yellowing
     
  13. RandiC macrumors member

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    You have to be kidding me........Does my Macbook pro have a yellow screen!! Cant you tell by looking at it? Quit reading these forums and enjoy your new book.
     
  14. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Totally! If you have it, you'll know it and most likely won't need to ask. Your display looks as perfect as you can possibly expect given the technology. No need to obsess - just enjoy it now!
     
  15. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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    MASS HYSTERIA HOLY CRAP.... DO I HAVE IT??
     
  16. 4now macrumors regular

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    The last two images look yellow to me

    then again my screen is yellow on the bottom 1/3 ;)
     
  17. aerove macrumors 6502

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    hey ! u 've got absolutely no issues ! ur mind already decided that the screen has issue so u aint able to think straight.. for ur satisfaction take it to an applestore and get it checked..:apple:
     
  18. Apogee thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the many replies.

    I have been moving a finder window around my screen, and keeping my eyes fixed on a gray border of the window, and as that portion approaches the bottom part of the screen the grey appears lighter!

    How bad is it on affected units? I am quite tempted to take it back to the shop but I don't want to risk getting one with dead pixels, or bad backlighting, so I am really vexed :(

    Is 9C83 the bad screen?
     
  19. PDE macrumors 68020

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    there is no bad model screen: some 9c83 are good while others are not! I'll be straight with you and say that if you exchange it you're being a fool. Your screen looks excellent to me and definitely among the better ones. If you change it, you're risking getting a bad one and also getting a MBP with other problems. Seriously, it looks great so just enjoy it ! You don't have the yellowing issue!
     
  20. ArcaneDevice macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't see the problem then why are you trying to look for it?

    As with any display the appearance and issues are entirely subjective. If you don't notice anything then you don't have a problem. Stop trying to find faults and just start using it!
     
  21. jb31333 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, i have bought a macbook pro 15,4 2.66 and i'm now wondering about the yellow tint issue. I have compared with my brother macbook, and while his macbook the entire screen has a slight yellowing, on mine it appears that towards the top of the screen, it's get clearer,. I mean, it seems to be a bit more yellowish, just a bit towards the bottom. I heard that the tint issue is a solid bar on the bottom. Is that true? If so, that's not my case because on my screen i notice yellowing going from top to bottom, getting the whites more "white" on top.
    Hope i explained it well because english is not my main language.
    Thanks in advance!!!.

    P.D: I made a similar test that Apogee did, but in my case with a white screen(getting a square minimized). If i take the screen towards the bottom, the white gets warmer, i mean less bright.
     
  22. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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  23. jb31333 macrumors newbie

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    Apogee, can you upload the images again for checking?. The links aren't working.
     
  24. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    The yellow tint was an issue the older Macbook Pros had, the non-unibody, with silver keyboard.

    If your backlight is uneven you could take it to an apple store and they might replace it, I've done that once. Mine was just darker along the bottom.
     

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