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January 9, 2008 – 9:42 pm

Please feel free to post your MacBook Pro “yellowish screen” adventures here.

  1. 17 Responses to “Your Stories Here”

  2. Okay, well after receiving and returning two bad MacBook Pro’s I decided to give up and ask Apple for a refund. It seems like a total crap shoot. Once you notice the problem, you may have to go through 3 or 4 or 10 MacBooks before finding one with a good display.

    I’m just going to wait to see if the next generation MacBook pro is any better…

    By Canton Becker on Jan 9, 2008

  3. I bought a 15″ Macbook Pro in July with the new LED backlight. I had to exchange it literally 12 times. All 12 had yellowish screens it was ridiculous. The store manager and I agreed that I would just move up to a 17″ model because the 17″ models are unaffected by the yellowing issue.

    How sickening is this? I probably wasted 50 hours or my life driving back and fourth and sitting in the Apple store. All because Apple sucks at testing their products. I hardly feel bad that they foot the $350 difference between models for me.

    By Aaron on Jan 9, 2008

  4. Just test my LG screen MBP and the whites are the same top and bottom. I had two others before this and they had the yellowing. Having said that, this display is slightly warmer than my previous powerbook in its whiteness and I haven’t been able to calibrate that away. Perhaps the PB was a little on the blue side..

    By Peter on Jan 15, 2008

  5. I tested it on a Chi-Mei equipped MacBook. At first glance, yes there is a color shift; however, as I adjusted the viewing angle or lengthened the viewing distance the discrepancy deteriorated. In fact, with viewing angle adjustment, I could replicate the yellow shift on both the top and bottom of the display. With my usual, usable distance from the display I was unable to see anything that I could discern as a true defect. What happens if you back off from your display? I think part of the problem is that notebook users typically sit closer to the display by sheer nature of the product.

    By Jim on Mar 12, 2008

  6. I have an MBP with the Chimei display and my situation is exactly the same as Jim’s. At certain angles, the yellow can be seen but at other angles, the yellow shift is considerably reduced to the point where both top and bottom are nearly comparable.

    By Jacob on Mar 22, 2008

  7. I got a North American 2,2 Santa Rosa. It has a yellowish tint to it all over (can be removed using “Shades”, software). The bottom screen has yellow color. Its on its way to Apple Oslo to be taken a look at. Hopefully they will swap the panel.

    By Bjarn on Jul 1, 2008

  8. same here, italy, 2 macbook pro 2,4, one returned, repaired, than same problem..

    By Giovanni on Jul 24, 2008

  9. Sad switcher story here, from Spain. I bought my first mac, a shiny macbookpro santa rosa last february. I really noticed this annoying “feature”. Not only bottom-top difference, but also when looking from one side.

    I spoke to Apple Care. Nobody have ever heard of something like that. I asked for a change of screen, and they said that it will take up to one month.

    I returned the computer and asked for my money back. It was delivered two months later, but my money is back to my hand.

    After that, I was so dissapointed that I buildt a 100% compatible Hackintosh, that is working flawless so far. And the screen is white, pure snow white. I cannot understand how something so expensive can have a defect such as this. Imagine beeing a graphic designer, with needs of true colors displayed.

    Simple unbelieavable.

    By Tonytony on Oct 2, 2008

  10. hi,

    I bought a mac to a friend and I immediately noticed the yellowish screen.

    what can I do? computer is almost three years old?

    do you think I can go to the store and ask for a replacement?

    is there another solution?

    By albert on Dec 19, 2009

  11. You’re a nut. The evidence picture looks fine to me.

    By name on Jan 6, 2010

  12. you come and look at my screen.

    also all imacs have this problem.

    By albert on Jan 9, 2010

  13. I got my MacBook Pro in January and, five months later, started noticing this yellowing phenomenon at the bottom of my screen. At first it wasn’t visible from all angles but now it’s a constant presence. So glad I got that warranty! But too bad I’m in Nepal for a few months with not a Mac store in site.

    By Kate on Jul 3, 2010

  14. I got my MBP 15′ in april 2010 and it was ok until last month (july 2011). Now the yellow is highly distinguishable on the bottom of the screen, especially near the corners. I haven’t any applecare.
    Nothing to do (other than write a comment on this site)

    By Aina on Sep 11, 2011

  15. on my mack the there is white in the middle and a cream yellow on the boarders of the screen.. it seems all my yellows are inverted to white and vise versa.. is there anything that can be done?

    By Michael on Oct 9, 2011

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