imac20" 2009 color contrast issues

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  1. marvin*1*2 macrumors member

    marvin*1*2

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    oi

    i have an imac20", some six months old, that, logged in as the normal user, has really bad color contrasting, i.e. the greys are almost white.
    i've tried fiddling with all the monitor/color settings and played tons with the calibration tool to no avail.

    figured the screen was shot but then before escalating to support i logged in with the admin-account and alas, it's all perfect there.

    so it seenms a user-specific issue, comparing the settings didn't bring up anything, both users are running with the default calibration. :confused:

    any ideas anybody what to do?
    ah, the standard user that has the issue has been imported via setup utility (called migration tool i think)...maybe that could be the root of it?
    thank you.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. marvin*1*2 thread starter macrumors member

    marvin*1*2

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    hey dawg
    i migrated from a 17" imac.
    ya i'll try that pram reset next week when i get to it but i doubt it will help, i'd guess pram issues would likely be felt system-wide and not just one user, no?
     
  4. marvin*1*2 thread starter macrumors member

    marvin*1*2

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    fyi, here's the solution:

    Go to System Preferences > Universal Access > Seeing and for Display: check to make sure that the Enhance contrast: is set to Normal.
    (thanks to dennis in the :apple: support forum)

    need to find out how to lock these settings so users can't fiddle with these anymore :mad:
     

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