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Samsung monitor menu controls (contrast & brightness) inoperable

I just installed on my G5 PowerMac running Leopard OS (10.5.8), connected with a DVI cable. When I push the 'menu' button on the Samsung's front panel, it appears just as expected, but when I run the mouse over the control area the cursor disappears (poof!), and thus I cannot adjust the two controls (contrast and brightness). Help!

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  • Curt Scott Feb 24, 2012

    I did indeed first attempt (with the monitor buttons) to adjust the (brightness) control to "max" (i.e., 100%) so I could calibrate the color. Contrast was already at 100%, but brightness increased (with the button on the monitor) only from 80% to 83%; it refuses to adjust any higher.

  • Jeffrey Groves
    Jeffrey Groves Feb 24, 2012

    It sounds like the monitor may be defective. You may want to take it back for a replacement.

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You're not supposed to be able to use the mouse to adjust these settings. These settings can only be adjusted from the buttons on the monitor!

Please read the user manual for your monitor for exact instructions.

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