Monitor Is Showing Whites As Yellows

Discussion in 'Peripherals' started by bookwormsy, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. bookwormsy

    bookwormsy Member

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    I have a Samsung SyncMaster 2433BW, and when I open pictures in the photo gallery or in photoshop, the picture's white backgrounds are yellow. When I move the window over to my other monitor, a Samsung SyncMaster B2230, they are a normal white. What gives? Its not a video card issue, since I upgraded from integrated, to a GT 430, to a GTX 570, nor an OS issue, since i've wiped the OS at least 3 times. I never had a chance to return this, since my dad gave it to me over 2 years ago, and it was out of warranty then. Any ideas on how to fix this?

    PS if it helps, when I open photoshop, it tells me that the color profile is defective in the splash screen. I have no idea how to fix this, or if this is the problem.
     
  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Lifer

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    That's what happens to monitors when they get old.
     
  3. bookwormsy

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    But it's just for the specific photo applications. If I open it in chrome, it's normal. Everything is normal, except for the white background in picture applications. Even white elements in tool bars are ok. It's just the white background of pictures.
     
  4. ericloewe

    ericloewe Senior member

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    I've experienced the exact same thing, but with a SyncMaster 940BW (the bad one) and a SyncMaster BX2450 (the good one).

    Essentially, the 940BW isn't very accurate when it comes to color, but it's bearable. The white isn't very white, usually. White in pictures is practically replaced by yellow. The same happens with Windows Image Viewer's white background, but no other UI element I've noticed. GIMP shows the same image normally (colors aren't perfect, but they're more accurate).

    Happens with the monitors calibrated and uncalibrated (using Windows' tool).