Updated with picture of yellowish screen week 31. new iMac screen yellowish too?

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  1. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    Delivered to my hotel on Aug 6th. Checked in today and got it.

    Turn it on,.... my worst nightmare: Yellow tint!

    Too bad, mine's not stock, otherwise, I can go to apple store and exchange. I have upgraded 200GB.

    Purhcased it on mid june,... return coz of logicboard. Now this one has yellow screen!

    Man,.... spend almost 3000 and have not really enjoying using my MBP,....and I'm first time switcher. If i bring this in to apple genius, will they say replace or repair?

    Does anyone know if I go into a store and ask for the stock and refund on the additional upgrade charge back? Bought from apple.com.

    Literally spend over 50 hours on phone and apple genius bar on this case!

    I'm seriously considering changing back to windows,... thought I really love Mac's software.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  3. veedubdrew macrumors regular

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    I got MacBook Pro replacement #5 (don't even get me started) and it too has a yellowish screen.

    Right before I saw this post though, I was going to post about the condition. Mine seems to have subsided over the week or so that i've had it. Before it was obnoxious, and now it's just kind of irritating if I'm looking for it.

    I don't know if I'm just getting used to it or if perhaps the condition improves with usage. Anyone with more yellow LED experience care to chime in? Otherwise, the machine is great (knock on wood, cross fingers, etc.).

    -Drew
     
  4. yudilks macrumors regular

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    Which build week is yours? I'm worried that I might be so unlucky to get 5 defective machine in a row... Knock on wood, cross fingers...!!!!
     
  5. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    the default "Color LCD" profile is a very brown-ish tint, try switching your color scheme in system prefs -> displays -> color to .. Adobe RGB or something.
     
  6. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    Why no official comment by Apple on this issue? It's obviously a serious problem. I had planned to order a 15" MBP on the 26th, but I'm scared to death to now. I won't have weeks to resolve a yellow tint issue if that ended up being the case. Seems to me that since this is such an ongoing issue that they would test these machines before they left the door until it's resolved.
    Maybe I'll just stick with my Dell. 0 problems over the 3 years I've had it. Windows gives me all the problems!!


    Oh well!!
     
  7. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    This is mine out of the box...after super cal it was better BUT had the bottom yellow tint had it replaced and was lucky enought to get a LG[​IMG]
     
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  9. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I cold not live with the tint it drove me nuts.....had to have it exchanged.
     
  10. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    Found this on another forum in reference to the yellow screen issue. Guess it's worth a shot.


    sacha.rod


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    Re: MBP LED display - yellowish?
    Posted: Jun 21, 2007 4:59 AM in response to: Ralph Eisenberg Reply Email


    I had the same problem,

    You need to change the color profile to this one:

    http://idisk.mac.com/sacha.rod/Public/Color LCD Calibrated by Sacha Rod.icc

    Let me know if it's ok after using the new color profile.

    MBP 2.2 15'' Glossy Mac OS X (10.4.9) 160 HD
     
  11. Vorst macrumors member

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    Your MBP should be fine. I had the same issue. I found the correct profile from my LG display in this forum and loaded a new profile and everything was OK.
    Today I created my own profile with my own hardware calibrator, with even better results.
    http://idisk.mac.com/jan.struyf/CEprofile_20aug07a.icc
     
  12. The General macrumors 601

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    I have my fingers crossed so badly. :(

    Mine should be here next week. I hope I don't get a yellow one. :(:(
     
  13. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Yes but if you look close mine was still yellow on the bottom even if it was light, that does not go away with a new profile..... the way i checked was to open a web page and moved it down the page look at the address bar:(
     
  14. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    The Funny thing is the Samsung screen had much more grain then the LG and the LG is much whiter....
     
  15. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    There is no way for us to access this profile without the password.
     
  16. Vorst macrumors member

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  17. Vorst macrumors member

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    By the way you can copy this profile into:

    Macinthosh HD/Users/your name/Library/ColorSync/Profiles/

    or (if you want to use for all users of your Mac)

    Macinthosh HD/Library/ColorSync/Profiles/

    To select your profile:
    Go to "System Preferences" and select "displays", then "colors" etc...
     
  18. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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  19. Vorst macrumors member

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    It often happens when you look to long on at the wrong color balance, you have the impression the colors are wrong. Give it about 5 minutes working with the same profile, before making a judgement.
     
  20. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I decided to try it again...it may be better then what I had before...I'm going to give it more time, but it now does look hopeful.
     
  21. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    I do not see this as a defect, since it's completely fixable. Some suggest changing to another color profile, but I think they all suck. I say make a new one. Calibrate it yourself, check the box for extra options, and it'll look great. The screen is just overly yellow tinted due to the color profile which is not a defect since it's completely changeable. You could make it on the complete other side of the spectrum and make it look too blue if you wanted.
     
  22. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Mine had the yellow tint to hide the 1/3 yellow bottom....profiles didi not help the bottom :(
     
  23. G. I. macrumors member

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    Yeah, calibration helps only if there's a uniform color cast across the screen like with the default 'Color LCD' profile. If only the bottom has yellow cast you're screwed, it's backlighting problem.
     
  24. elcid macrumors 6502

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    My problem with me fixing the problem (I have a MB and not affected, but just throwing 2 cents in) is that I dont know if fixing the color profile is a long term solution. Even if you get it to look ok, I'm not sure the screens aren't going to be shotty down the road.


    Meh, .02
     
  25. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    Crap. Mines coming on Friday. Now I'm worried...
     

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