Yellow Test?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigdb11, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. bigdb11 macrumors regular

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    What's a good test besides angled viewing to see if a screen has a yellowing problem? I just exchanged my first MBP that had creaking hinges for a new one and this one has the 9c85 chi mei display and the previous had 9c84 lg. the 9c85 is the main culprit when it comes to yellow displays, correct?
     
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  3. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a test..
    1) Do white colors look yellow to you when viewing the screen straight on?
    1a) If in doubt, compare to any other screen you deem "ok".
     
  4. bigdb11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not really. Seems a little more yellow near the bottom though...
     
  5. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

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    I would honestly recommend people not run these yellowing "tests". If you don't notice the "yellowing" or discoloration normally, then you'd never know. When I first got my SR MBP 2.2 I had heard and read about this issue, so one of the first things I did with my new MBP was to run the test. And sure enough it was a little yellowed, but I had not even noticed it before. I never returned it, but for a while it bugged me and I kept thinking about it. Now is doesn’t even bother me and I really don't even notice, except maybe when the entire screen is grey... which is never.

    Funny enough, I ran the same test of my desktop's LCD, Samsung xxx. I've had this setup for over 4yrs or so and I never heard about the issue before and honestly never even thought about it or noticed it on the display. Man, when I ran the test... the Samsung was very yellowed, terrible. I would have returned that one if I knew about it. Having never heard of the issue and what to look for I actually never noticed it under normal usage. :D
     
  6. T10HJS macrumors member

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    now I've read about this i feel inclined to try it, but after your advise think i will try forget about it as i would end up testing all my screens and it would most probably end in spending money i don't have
     
  7. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, unless you're a pro or using the display for photo/video purposes and need a 100% accurate and calibrated screen... then don't sorry about it. In the end it doesn't really matter if you can't notice it, plus no two screens are the same, some are a little more this color, some a little more that.
     

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