For last two three days I have been experiencing this problem. My MacBook Pro looks like this while booting up:

But after running for 30 or 40 min this thing goes normal, no problem at all after that time. A strange thing is it happens when there is a long gap between successive booting up of it.

I have tried resetting NVRAM and SMC but no luck.

My MacBook config is as follows:

macOS Sierra Version 10.12.5
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5, Memory 8GB 1867 MHz DDR3, Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536MB

Any help?

3 Answers 3


Seems like a hardware issue, probably GPU. Run Apple Diagnostics and something GPU heavy like Unigine Heaven and see if it exhibits any issues. In any case, I'd say take it into an Apple store and explain your situation.

  • Ran Apple Diagnostics.. No issues Found. Also ran Unigin Heaven, didn't face any issue Sep 17, 2017 at 3:17
  • Don't know what to say then for sure. I'd still take it into an Apple Store and see what they say, hopefully a replacement.
    – JMY1000
    Sep 17, 2017 at 3:32

The place I'm working at now is a cold and high humidity office and I have the same issue: unsaturated colors and green display over dark interfaces for about 20 minutes. This could be the reason.

  • I didn't take it to the store. it only happens when the MacBook is shut down for a while. after booting up, it takes 15 -20 min to clear up. otherwise no issues. Apr 2, 2018 at 6:19

Same issue here. I figured out how to get it to normal at least for one using time before having to do this workaround the next day again (I think... I just figured that out today with the advice of another forum).

Go to Display Options to change to another resolution of your choice - problem's gone. Change it back - still gone.

I will see tomorrow if it's still gone. If not, I'll try to set it to a different resolution and see the day after tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure, I will always have to do this workaround till I finally have to get my MacBook Pro fixed (for, I think, a lot of money).

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