Contrast problem when waking from sleep mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GooberMan, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. GooberMan macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2014
    Just got a new set up: a Mac mini running the latest OS (10.10.5) plugged into a Samsung monitor (model S24D300) by HDMI, and when I wake up the system from sleep mode the screen appears as though the contrast is turned all the way up.

    The settings on the monitor and within the Mac mini haven't changed, it just looks like the contrast is turned up.

    I was initially fixing it by unplugging the hdmi cable then plugging it back in. Now I just use the system settings>Accessibility>Display Contrast and turn that slider up then back down and it fixes it.

    Strange thing is I even took a screen shot early on, then viewed the screenshot after fixing it, and it appeared normal. So apparently the problem is that the correct signal is not making it's way to the monitor upon waking up.

    Not a big deal, but still would like to get it fixed if possible. I've tried various settings on the monitor itself, but it doesn't make a difference. Could it be the hdmi cable perhaps?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. GooberMan thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2014

    I migrated from a system that had a screen with higher resolution on it. Did a simple resizing of the wallpaper to shrink it to the new size, and the contrast glitch is no longer happening.

    Thing is when I left a program window open the glitch wouldn't happen, or if it did it would be very minor. So I thought I'd try adjusting the wallpaper, and sure enough it seems to have worked.

    Hope I'm not speaking to soon here though.
  3. GooberMan thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2014
  4. GooberMan thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2014
    Reinstalled Yosemite after a wipe of my drive (was having problems elsewhere after migrating, figured I'd give it a shot). Same problem occurs. :(

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