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MacBook Pro - Screen looks white-washed after screen saver


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On my MBP, sometimes after it has been sitting open for a while or after the screen-saver has been running for a while, I get a white-washed looking screen upon returning to normal activity. All the colors just looks drained and pale, the only way I can get it to go away is to close the screen, wait a few seconds, and then re-open it. Any thoughts? Oh, it's only ~3 1/2 months old.
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---UPDATE---

Now, after a while of the screensaver being on or just opening after being closed but not shut down, I get these black spots on the bottom of my screen. They go all the way across and look like mini-spotlights shooting up from the bottom, but produce dark spots. They go away after rebooting.

... I'm beginning to think I may have to put my AppleCare Protection Plan to use. My MBP is only ~4 months old!

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Sounds like you may have a defective LCD or video card. I would definitely take it to Apple and have it looked at.

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You know, the same thing happens to me and two buddies at work who also use MBP's. It only seems to happen on the 15" model with the newer "eco-friendly" screens, too. At least-- as near as we can tell. Of course, when I tried to replicate the problem for an Apple tech, I couldn't, and just ended up embarrassing myself.

I found the best fix is usually to just kick the screen saver back on for a few seconds, then off again. I have it set to a hot corner to make it easy. Works every time.

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Sometimes when my screensaver turns off, everything on the screen has a 'blueish' tint to it...

Like fyreous said, all I have to do is turn the screensaver on and off to fix it...


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Yes, while that may "fix" the look it still doesn't seem right to me. If I have a defective screen I would like to have it fixed to avoid further problems down the road.

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