Macbook pro 16 screen turns saturated after wake from sleep

Pbwj

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Oct 12, 2018
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I'm not sure if this is a 16" problem but when my wake my computer from sleep, every once in a while my display looks super saturated and dark. I can fix the issue by going into display > color > and selecting the color LCD display profile. However it seems like it keeps on happening from time to time. Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Thanks!
 

sat24

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Sep 2, 2019
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I'm not sure if this is a 16" problem but when my wake my computer from sleep, every once in a while my display looks super saturated and dark. I can fix the issue by going into display > color > and selecting the color LCD display profile. However it seems like it keeps on happening from time to time. Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Thanks!
Yup, seen that one too. I posted on the Catalina forum because I think (pray, hope) this is not specific to the 16". No responses yet there, which makes me worried that it may actually be 16" MBP related...:oops:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/color-profiles-messed-up-after-resuming-from-sleep-16-mbp.2214899/
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BTW, do you have 10.5.2 (Beta) installed? I only started getting this issue after I installed 10.15.2 beta4 (to test out a ghosting related theory).
 

sixth

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Aug 16, 2006
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Yup saw this too. MBP 16 base model. I usually can get it to come back to normal by doing what you mentioned. Has to be software (firmware on video) or driver related.
 

boomspot

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Apr 10, 2018
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I too am seeing this issue intermittingly. I rebooted the first time to fix and the second time the screen corrected itself after 10 seconds.
 

MrJepsen

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Dec 17, 2019
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I have the same problem. Seems very random when it happens. Pray that it's a software issue. Goes away when I check and uncheck the Auto Adjust Brightness button.
 

Ploki

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Jan 21, 2008
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Color Profiles and auto adjust brightness have been wonky since Mojave, they manifest one way or another, for more than a year now, looks like this is just yet another manifestation of an ongoing issue.
 

boomspot

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Apr 10, 2018
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Has anyone reported this issue on the 16" to Apple yet? I just had this happen 3x in a row after waking the computer up from sleep. Seems to be happening at night when the screen is in night shift mode.
 

boomspot

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Apr 10, 2018
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I zapped my PRAM and haven’t had the issue in a day. Will try resetting SMC if it happens again per Apple. Will update my ticket with them if I still have the issue.
 

Eliott69

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Mar 16, 2019
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Happened to me too yesterday for the first time (owning and using the 16 inch for 2 weeks).
 

Whackman

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Oct 23, 2012
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Oh dear.. hope this doesn't happen to mine.. I do have the popping sound and i have had two weird restarts.
Pretty stressy paying so much and coming from a near perfect mid 2012 MBP Retina.
 

Irish1996

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Dec 20, 2019
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I have had this happen intermittently since I got my MacBook Pro 16 inch 2 weeks ago. I have it hooked up to the LG Ultrafine 4k (original 20 inch model) and a Thunderbolt 2 Lacie 2big. I have talked with Apple Support for this issue on two occasions, and they just did the standard PRAM and SMC steps. After doing these steps, it seems to be ok for a few days then it comes back. I cannot replicate or find any pattern as to when it happens (though it seemed to be more at night). Apple Support said next step would be to re-install the OS, which I do not want to do right now. It's an annoying problem, and I fix by going to settings and selecting turning automatic brightness off then on. I hope they find a resolution that doesn't involve wiping the machine and starting over again. Also, Apple Support said they have heard about it before...so fortunately we are not alone.
 

xxMACxx

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Jul 26, 2008
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Same for me on my brand new and as mentioned above, putting it to sleep and waking fixes it. I have an external monitor connected and the color on that screen also gets over saturated. I have a hot key to put it to sleep so while it's not a huge deal to fix, it is frustrating.
 

Irish1996

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Dec 20, 2019
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I think it is related to the external monitor. I've never seen it happen when not attached to the monitor.
 

iandk

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Aug 10, 2019
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Not really the same issue but my MacBook switches to 30hz and a different scaling mode after sleeping.
 

Matt Cobb

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Dec 18, 2019
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Not really the same issue but my MacBook switches to 30hz and a different scaling mode after sleeping.
I have the same problem... and it takes about 5 minutes of endlessly unplugging until the 60hz option comes back
 

valmont74

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Jul 3, 2010
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I have the same issue. My scenario goes like this: First the screen saver goes on and after 15 minutes the screen turns off as it’s supposed to. When I wake it up I encounter this. I have made one active corner to turn off the screen so if I go in that corner and turn off the screen again and then wakes it up all is back to normal.

This has to be a Catalina issue, right?

(I made this active corner in the first place to be able to turn off the screen since I cannot find any other way to do it with the keys. On my previous MBP late 2013 I could hold down ctrl+shift+power button, but on this the Touch ID button only seems to shut it off or use my finger print.)
 
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Totoleheros

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Nov 3, 2019
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Same issue on my MPB 16. To recover a normal display, I go the Display Pref panel, change the resolution and change it back to my preferred setting.