Yellow tint issue coming back to new MBPs

gcortega

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So I just received my new 15" i5 Macbook Pro 2.4ghz and I couldn't help but notice that the bottom third of my screen has a yellowish tinge to it. It is especially noticeable while reading a page with a lot of text on it.

I started searching around and found out that this was a big problem with the older version of the macbook pro. I attached an image that allowed me to really see the yellow band. The white boxes on my mbp were completely different, the bottom one looking much yellower and washed out.

Not sure if I should exchange it or not. Already saw someone else in the forum with several new replaced 17"s with the same yellow tinge, some worse than others.

What do you guys think I should do?
 

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henry72

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So I just received my new 15" i5 Macbook Pro 2.4ghz and I couldn't help but notice that the bottom third of my screen has a yellowish tinge to it. It is especially noticeable while reading a page with a lot of text on it.

I started searching around and found out that this was a big problem with the older version of the macbook pro. I attached an image that allowed me to really see the yellow band. The white boxes on my mbp were completely different, the bottom one looking much yellower and washed out.

Not sure if I should exchange it or not. Already saw someone else in the forum with several new replaced 17"s with the same yellow tinge, some worse than others.

What do you guys think I should do?
You should exchange it...
BTW, can u please upload some photos??

Cheers
 
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gcortega

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Yea, I think I'm going to. Here are some pics of me doing the fullscreen test. I took a bunch of pictures to try to capture the yellow tinge in all of its glory.

The iPhone camera wasn't good enough to capture the yellow tinge on a website though.
 

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2high2aim

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hello, I do not see any yellow on the picture can you point it out...oh yea and if you do have a yellow tinge issue I would DEFINITELY switch it out with another MBP asap. But could you just point it out so I could tell on mine once I do get one thanks in advance
 
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gcortega

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hello, I do not see any yellow on the picture can you point it out...oh yea and if you do have a yellow tinge issue I would DEFINITELY switch it out with another MBP asap. But could you just point it out so I could tell on mine once I do get one thanks in advance
if you look closely at the two white squares...the top one is white, the bottom one is yellow-ish white in all four pictures. a good screen will have these white squares look the same.
 
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2high2aim

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oh yea, I do notice the difference between the two . What are those squares? did u open up a picture with two white dots r what. But anyways is the angle of the screen vertical (90 degrees)? LOL, I am learning about this and also putting my input hope my advice helps some what
 
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henry72

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Yea, I think I'm going to. Here are some pics of me doing the fullscreen test. I took a bunch of pictures to try to capture the yellow tinge in all of its glory.

The iPhone camera wasn't good enough to capture the yellow tinge on a website though.
Seriously, I can't see any~
 
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BLAZE905

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Yea, I think I'm going to. Here are some pics of me doing the fullscreen test. I took a bunch of pictures to try to capture the yellow tinge in all of its glory.

The iPhone camera wasn't good enough to capture the yellow tinge on a website though.
Hi there,dont say the new Macbooks have the yellow tinge thing happening,i have a 09 week 53 21in iMac and i have slight yellow tinge,but was thinking of selling and ordering a MBP. why is your screen so dark,the pics you took dont really show much,think you really need to re take more clear photos, in photo 2 the bottom square is visible but in photo 4 its all most gone,cant see any yellow at all.need a pic like this http://imgur.com/EPnDU.jpg
 
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santos79

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if you look closely at the two white squares...the top one is white, the bottom one is yellow-ish white in all four pictures. a good screen will have these white squares look the same.
Those are some weird screenshots (where's the bezel?). Anyway it looks gray, not yellow or even yellow-ish. I think you are disappointed because the screen lacks uniformity. That's common. But your screen does not have a yellow tint.
 
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Cali3350

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Let us know how your return attempt goes. I get the feeling Apple will be hesitant to return these saying its "just LCD technology".
 
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gcortega

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Those are some weird screenshots (where's the bezel?). Anyway it looks gray, not yellow or even yellow-ish. I think you are disappointed because the screen lacks uniformity. That's common. But your screen does not have a yellow tint.
I took the pictures at night in my bed. And I took four of them to try to capture it at all angles .I'll try and take some more pictures now. Your right, the screen lacks uniformity...but its not "common" to have a horizontal yellow bar on the bottom third of the screen!

I feel like there are people out there who get uniform screens with no yellowing. I might be being too picky about this but if I'm dropping over $2000 on something, I want it to be at least somewhat uniform.
 
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gcortega

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So I just spoke with an apple care representative and they told me they had heard of the problem before and that I should either return it and get a new one or take it into my local Apple store and send it in for a screen replacement.
 
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JimAtLaw

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My new 17" definitely has this, if you load the grey bars test it's pretty obvious from any angle, but I'm not using it for photo sensitive stuff, so not that big a deal, and after already returning an iMac 27" with both the flickering and the yellow tinge, I've just concluded that Apple does not use high enough quality screens for photo & video work and given up.

I am not swapping yet another machine, restoring from backup, etc. again - do not use Apple displays for color sensitive work, period. (NOTE: I love the machine otherwise and plan to keep it. I just think Apple's QC has fallen off, and if you need a high end display, buy an HP DreamColor unit or something else, Apple's monitors are for consumers, not pros.)
 
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gcortega

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Here are some more pictures...taken with an iphone camera. It's more evident in person but you can somewhat tell the screen is not uniform.. Just look closely, the top half is crispy blueish white while the bottom is yellow white.
 

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Groat

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Here are some more pictures...taken with an iphone camera. It's more evident in person but you can somewhat tell the screen is not uniform.. Just look closely, the top half is crispy blueish white while the bottom is yellow white.
What size laptop is this?

Edit: Forgot that you mentioned 15" after reading the rest of the posts. Another question: is this hi-res?
 
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bluetick

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No, its the glossy hi-res 15"

I've been reading other users posts and the yellow tint is affecting antiglare and glossy screens
Well, this obviously sucks big time. And it happens with a $2k laptop, hands down.
 
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diablo2112

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15" i7 hi-res AG. No issues. No dead pixels, can't see any tint or contrast changes.

I do see the differences that were posted here. That does suck, I agree with others this is an unacceptable defect.
 
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