My screen color has gone completely solarized

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Matthew.Adams.T, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Matthew.Adams.T macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    So i was playing World of Warcraft with out the battery in since i find when removing the battery the tempeture diminishes. But i accidentally pulled the power cord and my computer shut down. When i rebooted my computer screens color has gone all funny.

    This isnt the first time this has happened. The first time i just turned on my computer and the color was like this. After 3 months while watching a movie on an external monitor and accidentally ripping the monitors plug out of my laptop, it magically fixed itself.

    The second time was while i was in college. I walked into library, sat down, turned on my computer and it was back. I slapped my computer around a little bit out of frustration. repeatedly turned it on, then shut if off with the power button for about 30 minutes, and again it decided to work properly after awhile.

    Now this third time, while playing WoW, i've tried both previous solutions over and over again but nothing has changed.

    I've taken it in to apple store seeing as how i bought the extended warranty but the problem is the 2 closest corners to me have minor dents in them and they said accidental damage isnt covered in my warranty even though i doubt these dents have anything to do with my problem since those dents happened over 2 years ago.

    I've attached some pictures. The first one is how my screen should look, the second one is how it actually looks. The third is of how movies look, and the 4th is how my games start up screen looks.

    Im wondering if anyone has any opinions or possible solutions.
    I thank everyone in advance for their positive input.

    edit: for some reason it wont let me upload the images. The only way i can describe the problem in words is that it looks like an imaged i edited with the solarized option on a cell phone. All bright reds greens and blues.
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Other than some kind of hardware problem the only thing I can think of is the Enhance Contrast option under System Preferences/Universal Access/Display being slid up to maximum, could it be this?
  3. snakesqzns macrumors regular


    Apr 26, 2007
    Is it possible you hit the invert screen option?

    Try hitting Command+Option+Control+8
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Another good suggestion, I forgot about that.
  5. LTX macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2008
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Please upload the images to a place like, and use the IMG tag to embed them. Seeing what is happening will help us a LOT. :D
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    The reason your temperatures decrease without the battery in is because the computer throttles the processor down to half speed to avoid drawing more power than is available. You're experiencing one of the reasons why I don't recommend you do that. Try resetting your PRAM (hold down command + option + p + r when restarting before the chime and until it chimes a second time). If that does nothing, turn the computer off and hold down the power button until the sleep button flashes repeatedly and the fans run at full speed, your speakers may also make an unpleasant sound. If it's still there, I'm out of suggestions.

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