All of a sudden the screen becomes blue-ish???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jon08, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    While I was downstairs the screensaver on my MBP turned on after 5 mins as usual. When I came back and moved the mouse as to remove the screensaver, the entire screen appeared kind of blueish, what the heck???

    Everything is normal, except the contrast seems to be of slightly blue-er color than usual, like, the entire screen looks light blue tint-ish...

    Has anyone ever experienced such thing??
  2. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    I just went to System Preferences and clicked Displays, and now the problem has disappeared.

    What was it, tho?? And why does this "tint" problem happen?
  3. tamasvarga67 macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2007
    I use to have the same thing sometimes and solution for me also is to toggle the display options in syspref.
    I don't know what causes it though...
  4. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Colour Profiles

    The screen will do that when the system switches back to the generic LCD colour profile, which can be caused by some applications (especially games that run in full screen).

    Did it do it all of a sudden whilst you were doing normal stuff (Web browsing etc.)? It shouldn't do that, but that could be an issue with the default colour profile for the display being missing, although I doubt that would happen. :eek:
  5. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Yeah, well, as I said I went downstairs (while downloading something and having 1 web browser window open; nothing else), then the screensaver came on and when I came back I realized the screen was unusually "tinted" color. I'm not sure if the tint appeared before screensaver, but my guess is it got triggered after I moved the mouse to remove the screensaver.

    This is the first time something like this happened on my 3-month-old MBP, and I've been using it every day! It still puzzles me though. What leads to this tinted screen?
  6. zero85ZEN macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2009
    Don't know but you may have this to look forward to:

    All Nvidia G84/86 cards are defective from the manufacturer and WILL eventually fail. Some pretty unhappy folks posting in the above linked thread. Glad I got my MBP too early and missed out on that little gem of a gpu.
  7. drew0020 macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    I think its a bug with the screen saver. Turn it off. Problem should go away. Not sure why Apple hasnt fixed this yet.
  8. Markov macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    I doubt that is the issue. This issue just seems like a simple OS X color profile glitch.

    OP: Until you start seeing random artifacts on the screen and f***ed up graphics, do not worry about the nVidia defect. I still hold the opinion that not all cards are defective.
  9. mbpnewbie macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    This just happened to me 20 seconds ago. I left my computer for about an hour to make some phone calls, and I just got back to a blueish screen. I went to my display settings and everything changed back. I just thought it was a coincidence as one of the last threads I read before I left was this one... oh well... ciggy time!
  10. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Weird stuff. I've only experienced it once for now. But still wondering why it happens tho...
  11. Galak Fyarr macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    The only times I've experienced that is when I was playing Halo, and I hit Command+H to switch to another app. then everything was blue-ish. but it was back to normal once I had quit Halo normally...
  12. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    I get this issue pretty often after I wake it from screensaver. It's not that big of a deal though to me, I just open up 'Display' prefs and it fixes itself. It's slightly annoying, but not all that bad.

    Get Quicksilver, then all you need to do is hit "ctrl+space" and type "dis" and hit enter and then Display Prefs opens up.

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