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  1. #1

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    Default Macbook Pro strange blue tint.

    Hi all,

    I have a 2011 (early) Macbook Pro.

    When I open Photoshop and some other applications I get a hazy, washed out blue tinge on my screen.

    This has only started happening recently. I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion and replaced the HDD with a solid state drive.

    Any ideas about what might be causing this would be greatly appreciated.

    *** UPDATE: I downloaded and installed gfxCardStatus and I have identified that this issue only occurs when my system switches from integrated graphics to using the Nvidia display chip.

    Regards

    Catstrat
    Last edited by catstrat; 8th August 2012 at 10:53 AM.

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    Well, its pretty obviously a problem with you graphics card. Have you tried updating the latest drivers/rolling back to the last stable version? If that doesn't work....don't look to good.

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    Yeah its definitely a problem with the Nvidia. Apple have suggested I take it to the store and theyll do some hardware testing to see if its a hardware issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstrat View Post
    Yeah its definitely a problem with the Nvidia. Apple have suggested I take it to the store and theyll do some hardware testing to see if its a hardware issue.
    Well, if the drivers aren't at fault, a dodgy graphics card is the most probable cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstrat View Post
    Yeah its definitely a problem with the Nvidia. Apple have suggested I take it to the store and theyll do some hardware testing to see if its a hardware issue.
    Hi Catstrat,

    I have the same issue. Did Apple give you any solution? I'm running OSX 10.8.2

    Thanks.

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    This has started happening to me too... any clues? Just started in the last week or so.
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    Curious. Is it across the entire display, or just any app? Does the issue still occur when you've got an external display plugged in?

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    The blue tint occurs when switching to the NVidia card. Certain applications trigger the switch. For example, changes to blue when opening iPhoto. Goes back to normal when I quit. I did some googling and found a solution - it has worked for me just now. Go to System Preferences --> Energy Saver --> Uncheck the "Automatic graphics switching" box. Restart the computer.

    All should be fixed. When I went back into the energy saver preferences, the box was checked again, but the graphics card seems OK. Will test it out more rigorously tomorrow. I am wondering what caused it though....
    Macintosh SE (OS 7.1); 15" MBP Intel Core i5 2.4ghz (Snow Leopard); too many iGadgets

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    You can use gfxCardStatus to force a certain graphics card to be used, no need to play with the energy saver pref.

    What machine is this? 13 or 15? Because I've got a 15" early 2011 MBP as well, and my discrete graphics card is definitely an AMD.

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    Fix is still working fine. Weird.
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    At work yesterday I plugged in my Smartboard (interactive whiteboard display) and the blue tint came back when I UN-plugged it at the end of the day. I repeated the above procedure and all is good again. I think the problem must be with the display mirroring somewhere. Does anyone else use a second display?
    Macintosh SE (OS 7.1); 15" MBP Intel Core i5 2.4ghz (Snow Leopard); too many iGadgets

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