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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - I'm seeing red!

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Member Since: Aug 22, 2007
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ive got this discussion going on in another forum too but i cant seem to get a good answer...
anyway, my screen is showing red artifacts/lines where black/dark grey should be. also, during the boot process where the apple is in the middle of the screen it looks like the colour is not in sync, and its not even grey, its blue.
in the photos below the bright red bits arent supposed to be there:
photo 1 - searched colour on wikipedia, notice the colour where it says black.

photo 2 - another webpage, notice how the black bar at the top isnt completely black but has some red streaks.

photo 3 - boot-up screen, notice immediately to the right of the apple logo a 'grey' shadow. the grey is the correct colour. the rest is blue vertical lines!

photo 4 - video on quicktime, notice the black letterboxed area is not actually black...

photo 5 - video on vlc, this is the black & white movie called "the seven samurai". there shouldnt be any red on the screen at all!

photo 6 - an actual screenshot taken by pressing cmd+shift+3. this is what the seven samurai should look like.

photo 6 - website called all that red shouldnt be there, it should all be black.

photo 7 - another page on

photo 8 - another page on

does anyone have an idea of what this is or have this same experience?
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Odds are its on the hardware end but try running the screen calibration tool from your utilities. Its the best I've got. I really have no idea. I don't imagine the green AND the blue would be burnt out on ALL those pixels. Weird.
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calibrating colour doesnt do anything. also, its quite impossible to do the colour calibration because all the greys that you need to match are red streaks! weird anyways...
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hmm. I'm really not sure. Call Apple. If its a hardware issue Apple won't charge for the call (assuming you're out of your phone service period) and they'll replace it for you.
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I have the exact same problem with my MacBook. has anyone resolved this issue?
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