Weird color problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Number2wo, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Number2wo macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    This is my first post so excuse me if I posted this in the wrong section.

    Tonight I noticed a weird problem with the colors on my MBP. For some reason my desktop background has a odd yellowish tint to it. It starts off normal, but when I switch backgrounds it changes colors. I have tried playing around with my color profiles, searching google and this forum, and even checked universal access, yet I still can't figure out my problem.

    I have never had this problem before. The only thing that has changed on my MBP is that I have switched my boot camp partition from vista to XP. Could this be the cause or does my MBP have jondus.

    "normal" background:
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    "jondus" background:
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    Even when the background is normal, there is still that weird yellow tint the icons in my dock.
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    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    Do you have any customization apps installed?
     
  3. Number2wo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not that I can think of. The only applications that I have installed that have control over my color profiles is SuperCal and Adobe CS3. But I have had never had any problems with these apps before.
     
  4. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    I have the EXACT same problem, it started today.

    Look at a screenshot of Apple.com, you will understand :

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    Look especially at the Menu on top of Apple.com

    It seem like some shades of gray are displaying in yellow.

    I rebooted and the problem is still there.

    It wasn't there yesterday.

    The fact is interesting that it can be "screenshotted" in OS X and still be yellow.

    And i remember a guy, about a year ago, having the EXACT same issue with is mac.

    and for the Information, im on a MacBook Pro 2.2 (SR) on Leopard.

    We need help
     

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  5. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    Another interesting fact : Everything is normal under Windows XP (BootCamp).

    There is no sign of that yellowish tint and Apple.com is displaying perfectly fine.

    So it feels more like a graphic glitch in MAC OS X rather than a hardware problem.
     
  6. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Go to System Preferences->Displays

    Doing so will refresh your color profiles without a restart and it should look normal again.

    Once in awhile I get a blue tint, so doing that solves the problem.
     
  7. Number2wo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    /V\acpower: what's even weirder is that the menu on top of apple.com is only yellowish for me if I use safari; firefox and opera both look fine.

    As for going to the Displays menu, I can temporary fix the background issue, the dock, dashboard, and safari still have the tint.
     

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