Weird Powerbook Display: Solarized!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by swizzlestick, May 10, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi...I wonder if anyone has seen this. I was running Jaguar on my 15" aluminum PB and one day I came home to find the display completely "solarized" in black and white. Very bizarre. I installed Panther and it is still like this. The machine boots in regular color (and did the entire Panther install in color), displays my desktop in regular color for a moment and then everything goes blooey. I've done a reset...nothing changes. Someone suggested bad logic board.
    Has anyone experienced this?? Please email me...

    thanks,

    paul
     
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    aswitcher

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    #2

    So no config setups change this...how odd. Have you tried recalibrating your screen under Display -> Color ?
     
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  4. macrumors member

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    Have you checked System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Switch to White on Black? (If this is the culprit, the button should actually say "Switch to Black on White.")

    EDIT: Datazoid's key sequence is the shortcut for my suggestion. Didn't realize that.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    that's very bizarre considering it has to switch into b&w mode... my suggestion is the same as those above.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that worked!

    Hi..thanks for the replies. It was the Universal Access setting, which I didn't even know existed! I think Larry the cat must have sat on the keyboard and did it when I looked away. This saved me a trip to service center who said they thought it was a logic board issue.
    Much appreciated- good thinking!!!


    paul
     

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