Red and blue dots on Macbook Pro screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robowarrior, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. robowarrior macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2012
    I have a problem with my screen. There are red and blue dots that seems to appear on some colors. It is the same problem as It is definitely not dead pixels because whenever I move a picture, the dots follow. I also have It doesn't bother me so much, so if they are not related I don't really care.

    I don't want to keep out any details, so some of the facts here may be unnessecary ...
    It is a 2010 Macbook Pro A1278 2.4 Ghz. I have installed an SSD in the DVD-ROM slot.
    - Spilled some bacardi and soda on it. The keyboard got all sticky. Can't remember if there was any problem with the screen at that point.
    - Changed keyboard to a new one
    - Had to resolder the fan cables because I made a mistake.

    When I boot the screen looks fine when I view the apple logo at first, but then the colors change and the problem occurs.

    What bothers me is that I don't know what's causing the problem. When I screenshot and view the picture on another computer it looks fine. My guess is that it's either the screen itself, the screen cable or the screen cable connector on the logic board that's something wrong with. Are there any ways to test what's causing it? I stole a picture from the other thread so you can see it. I can provide more tomorrow.

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  2. tapesss macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    I'm having a similar problem with my 2007 Macbook.
    (2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - A1181)

    I just replaced my smashed LCD. I don't know if that makes a difference...I am pretty sure the same thing was going on with my last screen as well.
    Most of the stuff that should be white or almost white is coming out light blue, and darker colors have spots that are red.

    Definitely can't watch movies... It kind of hurts the eyes just using it.

    I've tried messing with the color profiles, calibrating and's just varying degrees of the same problem. Nothing makes it any less messed up.

    Has anyone else dealt with this? I'm really hoping this is something I can easily fix myself...
  3. robowarrior thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2012
    tapesss: Sounds like we have the same problem! My macbook has not been used for a long time. Even though it's usable but it is so annyoing!

    When I connected to a TV through the mini DisplayPort there was no problem. So I don't think it is the GPU. Perhaps it is something wrong with the cable screen cable or soldering. Did you spill anything on yours, tapesss?

    I could of course try install a new display, but if it doesn't fix it I am stuck with an extra display and it's a bit too expensive to try when I don't know if that's the cause.
  4. Habib Ghasemi macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2015
    Me and my girlfriend had the same problems with blue dots on white colors and red vertical dots on black screen/backgrounds on our Mac Book Pro laptop. I pressed and pushed on the connection between the LCD screen and the key board, and this solved the problem!

    I think the the problem with the screen started after driving in a car for 4 hours with the Mac Book Pro in the trunk! The problem most be due to loose connection to the LCD screen!


    Have a look at this page:

    Here you will read other peoples story with the same problem.

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