Screen too dark

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by boneca, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. boneca macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #1
    I have a Mac Mini that connected to 17" Daewoo LCD Monitor and it seems that what ever I do I can't bring my screen to be bright enough. I had Mac Mini connected to 15" NEC LCD Monitor before I switched to Daewoo and it was dark as well not as dark tho.
    I tried to set up brightnes on monitor as well as I tried to colibrate the monitor thru OS but nothing seems to make improvements.
    My current resolution is 1280 x 1024 at 75 Herts Refresh Rate. Is there anything I ovelooked? or should I look somewhere else?

    p.s. When I connect to MacMini thru VNC I'm getting much brigther picture on my other monitor.

    TAIA
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Location:
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #3
    Did you calibrate using the gamma setup? PC's have gamma 1.8 or 2.2, not sure though. Can check if u like.
     
  4. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #4
    Is this a joke? sorry I don't get it. btw I'm using Windows Keyboard.

    Yes I went thru colibration process in gamma setup.
     
  5. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Location:
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    #5
    Sorry, I didn't know PC keyboards lacked those keys. Its no joke we have those keys, they adjust the brightness. Did you try: System Pref.>displays>brightness? I guess what I'm trying to get to is if you did the general things.
     
  6. polyisoprene macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur
    #6
    By the way, since we're on the keyboard topic, what's the equivalent of the option key for a Windows keyboard?
     
  7. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Location:
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    #7
    Option= Alt
    Apple/command= Windows logo
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    #8
    Maybe your Daewoo monitor is just a crappy monitor with very little brightness?

    Maybe I am wrong...
     
  9. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Location:
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    #9
    Well he said he attached another monitor as well that looked brighter on another computer.
    BTW, Daewoo makes nice plasmas when compared next to a philips.
     
  10. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #10
    The Daewoo monitor is alright it's not the best on the market but I got it long time ago in Microcenter when first 17" LCD showed up. Now I used this monitor on PC box previously and it was brighter. Just to clarify.

    daveway00 thx for replying.
     
  11. the future macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
  12. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #12
    Thank you for the link, yes I think its a problem, well what you gonna do. I have to live with this.
    btw I don't have DVI input on this monitor so I'm using DVItoVGA adaptor.
    I have different monitor that has both VGA and DVI inputs but I'm using this monitor for different PC. Is it possible to connect my Mini to DVI input on that monitor as second computer. I mean to have 2 computers connected to one monitor?
    Its a Dell 2005 Ultrasharp WS 20.1"
     

Share This Page