colour messed up when using another display with macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mackaveli, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    Hi there,

    my brother has a macbook. We also have a sony bravia 46" tv. We are connecting the macbook using the mini vga plug then getting a vga cable to connect from that to the bravia. The colour used to be fine but now (can't take a picture as im not at my brothers condo) its has like a tint of blue over everything and the colours are messed. Like the colour for Powerpoint icon is brownish instead of orange.

    I hooked up my powerbook g4 and the colour is perfect, so i know its not the vga cable, or the vga plug, or the connection to the tv, and the tv is fine.

    I checked system preferences with colour profile and so forth but everything is identical to the powerbook. Also the colour on the macbook display itself is fine.

    I have another monitor to check the macbook on but it wont be for another week as im at my parents.

    Does anyone know why the colour is messed? i have downloaded all updates from apple as well.

    Thank you.
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    I don't really have an answer to that, but just FYI, a television is not a computer display. A 46" HD television is exceedingly low resolution to be used with a computer. Only good for making presentations or something from a distance.
  3. mackaveli thread starter macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    i only use it to watch videos from my macbook on my tv screen.

    It is annoying that colour is messed up. I don't understand why its like that.

    edit- okay i did some research, and i can describe the colour mess up as somewhat like a blue tint/hue (i'll try and post a picture tomorrow), i found some fixes that i'll try tomorrow but the thing is, i don't think they will work because its not the macbook display itself that is messed up, its when i use an external monitor that the blue tint/hue shows up. Any ideas? is something faulty inside my macbook? i still have applecare, should i use it then?

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