rMBP 13" yellowish tint?

shaneyuen

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Jun 21, 2013
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Hi guys,

I just bought a rMBP 13 a few days ago, and I noticed that it's screen is kinda yellow compared to my old macbook 15.

I'm not sure if I'm just being too sensitive or if this is a real problem.

I ran a check on Terminal and this is what I got:

@.`0 6
Color LCD

That doesn't tell me if it's a Samsung screen or LG screen.

What should I do?
 

shaneyuen

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Jun 21, 2013
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The left is my old Macbook Pro 15. The right is the new rMPB 13.

Is this normal? Or do I really have a yellowish screen?

I left out one thing in my original post - I initially got the new Macbook Air 13" and it has the SAME screen issues.

When I took it for changing, I switch to retina because I thought all the new Macbook Airs had that kind of screen.

But now, it seems like my rMBP is the same too.

Any thoughts?
 

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shaneyuen

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I searched. All I found was to change the settings to Color LCD. It is already in Color LCD.

I think what I want to know is if this is normal or really an issue?

As mentioned I did check on my screen display. It doesn't show Samsung or LG.

It shows this:

@.`0 6
Color LCD

What does that mean?
 

thekev

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Aug 5, 2010
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Attached a pic to this reply.

The left is my old Macbook Pro 15. The right is the new rMPB 13.

Is this normal? Or do I really have a yellowish screen?

I left out one thing in my original post - I initially got the new Macbook Air 13" and it has the SAME screen issues.

When I took it for changing, I switch to retina because I thought all the new Macbook Airs had that kind of screen.

But now, it seems like my rMBP is the same too.

Any thoughts?
These are different displays. It is normal to see some difference. Here's a real question. Does it look yellow to you without looking at the 15" first? Do greys look overly warm? The comparative study shows how different they are. It can point out extreme outliers, but you can't take the older 15" and figure that is the ideal target.


It can be adjusted in settings. Do a search.

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You for real?
Don't feed him.
 

shaneyuen

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Jun 21, 2013
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These are different displays. It is normal to see some difference. Here's a real question. Does it look yellow to you without looking at the 15" first? Do greys look overly warm? The comparative study shows how different they are. It can point out extreme outliers, but you can't take the older 15" and figure that is the ideal target.
Thanks for your reply.

Yes, it does look at little yellow to me before I even compared it when the 15" macbook pro.

I just took the 15" macbook pro out to confirm my suspicions that the rMBP was yellowish.

The thing is when I did a check on terminal it doesn't show either a LG screen or Samsung screen.

Also, this rMBP has already been exchanged once. Not sure if I can send it back for exchange again.
 

thekev

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Aug 5, 2010
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Thanks for your reply.

Yes, it does look at little yellow to me before I even compared it when the 15" macbook pro.

I just took the 15" macbook pro out to confirm my suspicions that the rMBP was yellowish.

The thing is when I did a check on terminal it doesn't show either a LG screen or Samsung screen.

Also, this rMBP has already been exchanged once. Not sure if I can send it back for exchange again.
Some people have returned or exchanged a number of times. I'm not sure how many before they flag it. If I had to guess, I would say it's probably considered within spec. There's a certain range of variation there. It may in fact be an early issue that will go away. If you don't want to exchange it, you can try profiling it first either with a colorimeter or through the calibration option in system preferences. They've improved it somewhat over the years, but it's still pretty bad. If you do that, set targets like white point to native. That tool is not suited to robust corrections, nor is profiling in general.

Also if I had one that bothered me when looking at it on its own, I would take it back.
 

Chuck-Norris

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Sep 17, 2012
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Thanks for your reply.

Yes, it does look at little yellow to me before I even compared it when the 15" macbook pro.

I just took the 15" macbook pro out to confirm my suspicions that the rMBP was yellowish.

The thing is when I did a check on terminal it doesn't show either a LG screen or Samsung screen.

Also, this rMBP has already been exchanged once. Not sure if I can send it back for exchange again.
so the irst one as yellow to is tat why u exhcnaged/.?
 

Augustine864

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Mar 26, 2013
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Hi guys,

I just bought a rMBP 13 a few days ago, and I noticed that it's screen is kinda yellow compared to my old macbook 15.

I'm not sure if I'm just being too sensitive or if this is a real problem.

I ran a check on Terminal and this is what I got:

@.`0 6
Color LCD

That doesn't tell me if it's a Samsung screen or LG screen.

What should I do?

Here is a thread regarding fixing a 15" yellowish tint. Sort of. I haven't gone through the whole thing in the while so I'm not sure there is a definitive solution, but it may help:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1576524
 

shaneyuen

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Jun 21, 2013
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Some people have returned or exchanged a number of times. I'm not sure how many before they flag it. If I had to guess, I would say it's probably considered within spec. There's a certain range of variation there. It may in fact be an early issue that will go away. If you don't want to exchange it, you can try profiling it first either with a colorimeter or through the calibration option in system preferences. They've improved it somewhat over the years, but it's still pretty bad. If you do that, set targets like white point to native. That tool is not suited to robust corrections, nor is profiling in general.

Also if I had one that bothered me when looking at it on its own, I would take it back.
The only problem is if I take it back and exchange it, I'm afraid I'll get the same screen again.

Why do I say this?

Because this rMBP was exchanged with a Macbook Air that had the same screen issue.

I bought the Macbook Air first, then exchanged it for this retina one.

Really not sure what I should do.
 

walkie

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Feb 13, 2010
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I had the same issue, all you have to do is "Calibrate" your LCD:

Settings->Displays->Color, push Calibrate, follow the instructions…
 

shaneyuen

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Jun 21, 2013
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If I bring it back for an exchange, is there any way I can ensure I won't get the same screen?
 

fskywalker

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Nov 6, 2009
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If I bring it back for an exchange, is there any way I can ensure I won't get the same screen?
I suggest you keep it and just calibrate it yourself. It is very likely you have a Samsung, which is less prone to Image retention in the long run; if you exchange may get the LG screen, which is less yellowish out of the box, but prone to IR on the long run.
 

fenjen

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Nov 9, 2012
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Hi guys,

I just bought a rMBP 13 a few days ago, and I noticed that it's screen is kinda yellow compared to my old macbook 15.

I'm not sure if I'm just being too sensitive or if this is a real problem.

I ran a check on Terminal and this is what I got:

@.`0 6
Color LCD

That doesn't tell me if it's a Samsung screen or LG screen.

What should I do?
Tell Apple or a reseller your story. If the laptop is new they usually don't care. Just tell them your sensitive to things like that and just expect the best if you pay so much for a machine. If you don't bring it like an *******, I bet they'll be sympathetic about it.
 

thekev

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Aug 5, 2010
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Tell Apple or a reseller your story. If the laptop is new they usually don't care. Just tell them your sensitive to things like that and just expect the best if you pay so much for a machine. If you don't bring it like an *******, I bet they'll be sympathetic about it.
The or reseller part isn't necessarily true. Resellers have their own return policies. You can't expect them to all adopt Apple's return/exchange policy.
 

Chuck-Norris

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Sep 17, 2012
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The only problem is if I take it back and exchange it, I'm afraid I'll get the same screen again.

Why do I say this?

Because this rMBP was exchanged with a Macbook Air that had the same screen issue.

I bought the Macbook Air first, then exchanged it for this retina one.

Really not sure what I should do.
any updates?
 

Shmanky

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Jul 26, 2005
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Toronto
Take it back. I bought a 15" Retina MacBook Pro and got a nice blue screen that developed white spots. I got the display replaced and I got a yellow one, a Samsung screen. So they aren't all yellow.

If you take your yellow MacBook Pro in to an Apple store you can compare it to the other displays.

But return it if you can and buy a $400 Acer notebook computer instead. I've never had problems with PC hardware the way I do with every damn Apple product I buy.
 

bkribbs

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Jan 15, 2012
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Take it back. I bought a 15" Retina MacBook Pro and got a nice blue screen that developed white spots. I got the display replaced and I got a yellow one, a Samsung screen. So they aren't all yellow.

If you take your yellow MacBook Pro in to an Apple store you can compare it to the other displays.

But return it if you can and buy a $400 Acer notebook computer instead. I've never had problems with PC hardware the way I do with every damn Apple product I buy.
Have you tried calibrating to remove the yellow tint?