For some time my aging 2008 Macbook's LCD has been "flickering" a bit but since it goes away after a while I've ignored it.

But in the last few days a red tint (might be pink - I am color blind :( ) has appeared in the bottom left corner that extends to about the half way point of the LCD. Initially it is quite red but after a little while it fades away though not completely, there is still a noticeable difference between the left and right corners if you look carefully.

It this a sign of the end? Is there anything I can do? My google search reveals similar red tints but with the entire screen.

  • Have you tried calibrating the screen? It's located in System Preferences --> Display --> Calibrate. Considering you're color blind, you might want to ask someone to help you with that.
    – fsb
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 12:01
  • Likely a sign of a dying GPU/screen/cable. Have you run AHT/some video stress program?
    – JMY1000
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 19:57
  • maybe see apple.stackexchange.com/questions/338319/…
    – SumNeuron
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 23:06

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It's the motherboard the video chip has came unsoldered known issues with them

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    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 17:24

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