Macbook screen just went blue!

sunfast

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My screen suddenly took on a very blue tint!

What do I do?

Any help much appreciated! :eek:
 

sunfast

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Does nobody have any idea? I'm sorry to be a pain but it's really bothering me. My screen has this horrid blue tint.

I've tried to calibrate the display using display preferences but it says

"Can not calibrate the display
The factory profile for the display could not be found."

SuperCal looked to be fixing it during the process but it went blue again straight after.
 

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sunfast said:
Does nobody have any idea? I'm sorry to be a pain but it's really bothering me. My screen has this horrid blue tint.

I've tried to calibrate the display using display preferences but it says

"Can not calibrate the display
The factory profile for the display could not be found."

SuperCal looked to be fixing it during the process but it went blue again straight after.
Sounds like an ICC profile went corrupt. Not sure which file you might be misisng, though. :(
 

sunfast

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iGary said:
Sounds like an ICC profile went corrupt. Not sure which file you might be misisng, though. :(
Thanks for the help iG. I've downloaded some profiles for a MacBook but I don't know where they go exactly. How do I "use" a downloaded profile?
 

sunfast

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nitynate said:
Thanks for the reply nitynate. I followed your instructions, clicked open from ColorSync Utility and that just gave me a window to open a profile. So I opened my downloaded profile and it just gave me a ColorSync window as before. Am I being stupid?
 

nitynate

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Would you mind taking a screen-cap of what the blue tint looks like?


It would help a lot.

And, could you attach the calibration file (in a zip) to a post so I can see if it works for me?


Not to insult your intelligence, but if you do not know how to make a zip, just Control-Click and select "Make Archive of (said file.xxx)"

 

sunfast

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Here's a screen capture but would that show the tint, or is it just how the display is set up?

Have attached the profile I downloaded

Maybe tint is the wrong word - what I'm experiencing is very blue colour balance. I did SuperCal again and as soon as I finished it the screen went all blue again.
 

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iMeowbot

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Have you tried Profile First Aid in Colorsync Utility?

Some (not all) your symptoms also hint at the DMProxy bug, but I haven't seen that happen in a while and kind of assumed that one of the Tiger updates fixed it.
 

plinkoman

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I know this sounds very windows like, but try rebooting. That happened to me once after I was messing around with some external displays and things were fine after a reboot.
 

sunfast

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iMeowbot said:
Have you tried Profile First Aid in Colorsync Utility?
I did and it found 2 profiles with errors (which it fixed).

Plinkoman said:
I know this sounds very windows like, but try rebooting. That happened to me once after I was messing around with some external displays and things were fine after a reboot.
Tried that too! (was on windows not very long ago so, embarrassingly, was one of the first things I did :eek: ) But it didn't work.

I really appreciate all of this help guys.

I've just looked at my screen grab above (on my work computer now) and it looks pretty blue to me. Does anybody else concur?
 

iMeowbot

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sunfast said:
I've just looked at my screen grab above (on my work computer now) and it looks pretty blue to me. Does anybody else concur?
The whites look normal (do screen grabs even capture this stuff?). PCs normally use a bluer profile, is that what you have at work?
 

sunfast

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iMeowbot said:
The whites look normal (do screen grabs even capture this stuff?). PCs normally use a bluer profile, is that what you have at work?
I am using a PC at work, yes. I'm not sure if screen grabs do capture stuff (I thought that was down to what the display does with the image). Hmmm.
 

sunfast

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iMeowbot said:
Some (not all) your symptoms also hint at the DMProxy bug, but I haven't seen that happen in a while and kind of assumed that one of the Tiger updates fixed it.
Having just read this part of your post iMeowbot I think you may be right. I was fast user switching at the time (it was just after I switched from another account that it went blue.) Will investigate...

Thanks!
 

sunfast

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I did the DMProxy fix suggested above and I'm all sorted. Thank goodness. :)

Many thanks for all the help