07-01-2008, 01:00 PM #1Screen looks white-washed after screen saver
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.
07-14-2008, 12:45 PM #2
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!
07-14-2008, 02:19 PM #3
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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."I call this the Greatest Zooks Album." -CEREAL KILLER
07-15-2008, 01:26 AM #4
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.
07-15-2008, 07:26 AM #5
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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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07-15-2008, 11:33 AM #6
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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