Powerbook - Yellow Screen Issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bobesch, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. bobesch macrumors 6502a

    bobesch

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    #1
    Got a 15" PB 1.5GHz for fifty bucks at the bay.
    Everything perfect except the yellow tint of the screen.
    Like the new iOS "NightShift" view, but it cannot switched off...
    It migth be the ultimate device for night shifts, but I will certainly get a depression if I should be force to look all day at this yellow screen.
    Maybe another "Griff in's Klo..." / grab into the loo...
    Searching for solutions was either discouraging or without any helpful results.
    Anyone here having the same problem?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Have you checked the color profile in Settings>Displays?
     
  3. bobesch, Apr 26, 2016
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    bobesch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes - I went through all exsisting color profiles and also through "expert mode" without any effect on the yellow tint of everything (and at most noticable and annying at white parts of the UI)
    BTW: the sound of the 15" PB (even if it sports theese big speakers on both sides) is also much worse compared to the 12" PowerBook (but slightly better compared to the iBookG4).
    I'm a really disappointed about this special 15" PB device.
    Screen also has some pixel issues at the lower edge...

    I will add this experience to my "Don't ever ... " list.
     
  4. eyoungren, Apr 26, 2016
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, then it sounds like it's probably the display. Perhaps why the previous owner wanted to be rid of it?

    Swapping out the display shouldn't cost you much more than a few euros and some of your time as it's not very hard to do.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-Genuine-Apple-PowerBook-G4-Aluminum-15-A1095-Complete-LCD-/300792674924

    MODS! NOT MY AUCTION!!!
     
  5. bobesch, Apr 26, 2016
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    bobesch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, must be a faulty display...
    Event the Apple-looks a bit rotten with this yellow tint.
    Unfortunately a display replacement will be more expensive than the whole unit.
    I guess I will rather sell the PB (being honest about it's condition and maybe loose some money) than spent more time and energy on it (I'm really disappointed about those Potemkin village-like speakers on both sides of the keyboard ...)
     
  6. paulcross22 macrumors newbie

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    I've yet to have this issue, but one thing hat does annoy me is the weight of the screen. Bloody thing won't keep upright.

    Are you in the uk? I have a display with a crack in, that works (there's a splodge of lcd bleed but the screen around it works). Comes with wifi antenna and Bluetooth. Pretty much full display.

    If you pay postage you can have it to test the logic board to rule out the display? Let me know.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 26, 2016 ---
    I bought a whole new display unit for £30 on eBay including postage. Thing works amazingly. Great what you can get on their if you're patient.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That's probably a hinge issue. You can tighen them down by opening the case, finding the hinge clutches and tightening them down.

    My 17" PowerBook is much larger and my display has no issues staying upright.
     
  8. saxfun macrumors newbie

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    I had the same with 1-2 Powerbooks in the last years. I used to have about 10-15 PowerBooks for audio workshops, mostly A1106, A1085, A1138 and A1139. You are right: the screen is damaged, you cannot do anything against it, even with colourprofiles . . . simply forget that deal.
     
  9. bobesch, Apr 27, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016

    bobesch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, thanks for your info.
    "... simply forget that deal." certainly is the best advise how to look at this thing.
    I'm going to contact to seller for taking the thing back or refund at least partial refund.
    But those deals and communication will end up filthy in most cases.
    So better forget the deal and go on with nice things that actually work...
    --- Post Merged, Apr 27, 2016 ---
    Many thanks for your kind offer - I guess it's a matter of the display and I don't want to spend to much time checking the unit for potential damage.
    Maybe there will be a cheap replacement - otherwise I'm going to offer it as it is on ebay again, if the previous seller won't take it back.
    There's always a little bit of dwindling.
     

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