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Colors have gone wrong

What would cause the monitor's color settings to change? I booted up one day and immediately noticed the colours looked wrong. I checked the settings and found all the RGB numbers were different from what they had been. My user setting had gone up to R100/G100/B100 (I had not accidentally applied factory settings). The normal, red and blue presets (which cannot be altered) have changed too. I re-applied my user preset but the result is not what it used to be. Overall, the monitor seems too bright, and no amount of fiddling with the brightness/contrast will make it right.

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  • pattwist Nov 07, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. I should have explained myself more clearly. It is the factory defaults which have changed. Eg. the normal preset used to be R 96 / G 89 / B 83 but is now R 100 / G 100 / B 100.

    I will investigate the cable.

  • pattwist Nov 07, 2008

    I can change the RGB levels only for the user preset, but no amount of adjustment here is giving me the color I used to have. That the (fixed) normal, red and blue presets have changed all by themselves is the puzzle. I'll report back with any progress.

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There could be 3 reasons for this...

1. If color settings are changed from the computer...

try to reset to defaults

2. if colors are changed from monitor..

try to reset to factory defaults

3. If the Monitor cable is loose..

try differnt monitor if available with the same cable which is used to connect monitor and computer, or try using different cable on same monitor and computer.....

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • Damanpreet Chand
    Damanpreet Chand Nov 07, 2008

    Try to navigate the red blue green and try to press menu button on that and then you should be able to change these settings.......

    and let me know if cable thing work....


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