Blue tint on display?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Fleetwood Mac, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    #1
    Hi everyone,
    Here's my first paranoid rant since begging to use Macs many years ago. For some reason about two week ago, my mini (which is hooked up to a nice new Benq 17' monitor) started displaying "less warmly" with a blue tint. It's difficult to describe, but that sounds like the best description I've been able to make yet.

    I thought I was going insane, but then I was using my new iMac, and about an hour after begging to use it actully, it started doing the exact same thing. Upon sleeping on it to make sure my eyes hadn't gone funny or something I tried it again. Started up both machines, and they looked fine when freshly started. After some light use, both are displaying less warm and blue-ish one more.

    I tested the Benq monitor with my PC notebook, and it seems that it is displaying normally.

    I have no idea what I'm doing wrong here. I've been putting the machines to sleep more often lately (temperatures a hovering around 85-95 here). Problem occurs most often between 12-5.
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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  3. Fleetwood Mac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    I haven't. I tried the "eye-key" on the Benq monitor but I'm pretty sure that's just a pla-see-bo. (ha. spelling.)

    How would I go about calibrating the displays properly?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    #4
    go to system preferences>displays>color>calibrate
    or you could try some of the default display profiles (preferences>displays>color)
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Remember that displays can go to odd colours if the connection is loose. Make sure the cable is plugged in firmly. :)
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Placebo. ;)
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    #7
    A sudden blue-ish cast is often a manifestation of this problem (solution is there too). I'm not certain that fast user switching is even necessary to trigger it, but nonetheles the fix is the same.

    The DMProxy thing has to be run from an administrator account to work.
     

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