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Not enough contrast \ user mode?

A month or so ago, i did something that buoght up a professional controle menu, rather then the 'user mode' one that comes up when you press the far left button on the monitor


i did something to put the contrast right down, and now there isn't enough contrast on the user bit and the colour looks realy washed


i would like to get this other mode back up, so as i can fix this, but i don't have a clue how to


i bought the monitor second hand and therefore don't have any cd's or instruction manuals


amny thanks

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Re: not enough contrast \ user mode?

You can reset it back to factory settings with the auto reset button selection or in that menu switch from advanced.

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