macbook display problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jarrow, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. jarrow macrumors newbie

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    while using my 3 month old macbook on battery, the screen went "over bright" and remains distorted. The colors are pixelated, severe, mostly white and black and everything is indistinct. I have "zapped" the pram. I have reinstalled with disc 1, targetting the utilities. I have re-set the display properties repeatedly. If I reduce the brightness, it doesn't not impact the distortion. It resembles a vector illustration that is not crisp at all.
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Thanks flopticalcube. I was way off on this one.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Can you take and post a screen shot? If it looks OK to us it is a hardware issue. If it looks messed up to us, it is a software issue.
     
  4. jarrow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    I appreciate your response. Just wanted to make sure I had tried all the preliminary fixes! Thank you.
     
  5. jarrow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    screen shots

    I hope this helps. I used two different backgrounds to show better perspective.
     

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  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Actually, I was talking about a screen capture. :apple: + shift + 3 that sort of thing.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Try looking in System Prefs -> Universal Access

    Look at the Contrast Enhance on the display settings. It should be on Normal.
     
  8. jarrow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are amazing!

    THANK YOU! That fixed it! I cannot figure out how that became skewed...and it seems like I have tried everything in imagination to fix it! You are so kind to help me. Thank you.
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You probably inadvertently hit the key combo to enhance contrast. Its a double edged sword. Happens to many of us.
     

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