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Display The colors on my display are inverted. Like on a negative picture, how do I fix this?

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Check my threads, I have explained how to adjust color, brightness, contrast etc thru display properties
My way is the easiest, you should be able to find this issue in my posts
if you can't, let me know-

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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I have a c640 also but the the laptop is cool and the is inverted even at the bios/cmos i think ill open it up and see if the cord needs to be re-seated...

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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If you computer gets to hot it mess up things. don't use a computer on the bed it will keep the heat in the computer there are air ways under some laptops for the fan and if the fan can't blow heat out you laptop will soon have problems. One other thing, Laptops are not made to run like Desktops.

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Hi meganb, sounds like a display driver issue to me, try and download the latest most up to date video driver from this link http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=LAT_PNT_P4N_C640&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid= and that should solve the problem good luck

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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Pictures all switched to negative lastnight

If the whole screen is looking like a negative mode: go into setting/general/accessibility and turn off Invert Colors
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Black and white or negative screen resolution in Mac OS X

A black and white display, or negative screen resolution, is an issue which can occur within the various Mac OS X system versions ranging from Mac OS X 10.3 to Mac OS X 10.6.

It can appear as an anomaly which can leave a Mac User dumbfounded, not sure what is going on.

At one time your screen is normal like this, but then somehow,

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the screen changes into this strange negative, inverted screen.

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So how does this occur?

The answer is more simple than you think.

An inverted screen like the one you see in the screen shot above, is not actually an anomaly, or the result of some sudden strange happenstance. What's more, chances are, this occurred because of what you did.

Its an easy fix however, because the only way your Mac OS X desktop screen can turn into a negative or black and white resolution, from its normal color resolution, is if a setting within your Mac OS X system has been modified.

To return your screen back to the normal color resolution, follow these steps:

* Click on the Apple menu icon, located on the upper left corner of your Mac OS X desktop screen.

* From the drop down menu, select System Preferences.

* Within System Preferences, select the pane (in System Preferences, Apple references all icons as "panes") entitled "Universal Access".

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Quick Note About Universal Access:
The reason this System Preferences pane is known as"Universal Access", is due to the purposes Apple designed it for. If you notice the image for this pane above, this symbol for this feature, is similar to a placard or sign you would see on a car license plate, parking space, door or building, for an individual who has a disability or is handicapped.

Universal Access was designed to enhance features like Voice-over speech (your Mac talks to you), screen size, display settings, keyboard and mouse settings for those Mac users who are vision impaired, hearing impaired and /or physically disabled.
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* For the next steps in the process:

Click on the Universal Access pane.
If you look in the screen shot, under Display, you will see that the current setting is "White on Black".

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Click on the radio button entitled "Black on White"
and this is the window you will see:

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Back to normal!

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That is all it takes, to return your desktop screen resolution back to normal.

This is why you were suggested as the probable cause" for your desktop screen to go into Inverted mode. Chances are you may have been in System Preferences, clicked on the Universal Access pane, and in exploring settings, may have clicked the Display setting and the
White on Black radio button, causing the screen to go into
the inverted mode or change in gray scale.

Another theory could be that you may have accidentally pressed the Ctrl-Alt-Apple Command keys on your keyboard, combined with either < > keys, depending on if you were in process of' increasing or decreasing contrast on your Mac's screen or display.

The true purpose of the inverted screen mode or change in gray scale, is to aid Mac Users who may be sensitive to the bright normal colors, that you and I see on the standard Mac OS X display screen, due to poor or failing vision.

So now that your screen is back to normal, if you should see an inverted display, or screen that resembles a negative resolution, like that of a photo negative, you know how to correct this issue.

For more information on Universal Access, click here.

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The colors on my laptop's screen are inverted, how can I fix this?

Both OS X and Windows have inversion options for their displays. Their meanings, on the other hand, differ with the operating system. An inverted display on Windows refers to the display actually being upside down, while an inverted display on the Mac refers to the colors being inverted. Either way, these options can hinder the use of your computer, for obvious reasons. Luckily, an inverted screen can be fixed quickly, on both Windows and OS X.

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your laptop display mass color, it is not the issue of inverter.
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2) mass color with some or any messages you can see.
above situations you need to check LCD sreen cable connection between LCD socket and the motherboard socket, plug back properly.if not fixed, there are some tips you may consider:
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2) the LCD cable damage need to change or
3) LCD screen damage need to change or
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