Help! Blue Tint on Everything -- Hardware or Software Issue?

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by murex, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. murex

    murex New Member

    Nov 7, 2015
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    Hi All,

    Thanks so much in advance for your help on this --

    My computer has this incredibly gaudy look to it. Just appeared one day and we haven't been able to fix it since. Here's what it looks like:


    If that picture looks normal to you I'll assume it's a hardware issue, but just knowing that it looks normal to everyone else would be incredibly helpful. I've also tried hooking this computer up to another screen and I find the whole screen to have a nauseating blue tint to it. When I try with other computers it looks fine, so I assume it's a software issue. Windows 7 being run -- help?

    Thanks so much!
    -- Murex
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    It looks fairly normal to me also. The Adobe notice is greyed out so I assume you are not referring to it.

    Does it behave the same if plugged in? Have you tried different themes?
  3. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    May 25, 2009
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    It looks normal to me.
    What version of Windows is this?

    Have you tried adjusting the color balance using your video settings?

    Display Settings, Advanced Settings, Color Calibration (in Windows 10).

    Does your graphics card have it's own adjustments, I use the Nvidia control center on my computer to set up the color settings.
    There are a lot more options available there then the native Windows setup.

    There is a check box that gives it preference over the Windows settings.

    If you have hooked the laptop to a monitor and see the same issue it would seem to indicate that it's not the screen on your computer but some kind of adjustment or software issue.

    I see this is an issue that goes back through many versions of Windows and the answer isn't always the same for each one.

    #3 MikeHawthorne, Nov 8, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
  4. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    May 1, 2008
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    Look normal to me also. But, to echo Kemical. Is this Windows 10 rtm ,or an early build. Perhaps even Windows 8??
  5. bochane

    bochane Honorable Member

    Oct 18, 2012
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    Your monitor and or cable may be broken: color red may be missing

    Try resetting your monitor to factory defaults first, use the knobs and switches on your monitor, don't start with changing the settings in your computer.

    Or try a different monitor and/or a new cable.
    #5 bochane, Nov 8, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015

    BIGBEARJEDI Honorable Member
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    Jan 28, 2013
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    This looks like Win7, not W10 as Mike had asked you. It would be also very helpful if you could tell us the Make/Model of your computer. Is it a Desktop PC or a laptop/table?

    If this is a laptop, it's especially important to try a different monitor, as it will tell you if your laptop LCD is failing or not as bochane indicated. If you don't have an external monitor or TV to try, you can take into your local repair shop, and ask them to borrow one. Many repair shops, even Best Buy, will often not charge you for this, and will even let you hook your laptop up to a known good store LCD monitor right on their test bench! I've done this several times over the years. If you they want to charge you, anything less than $25 would be reasonable. Or take to a different repair shop. Remember that the techs there are incentivized to please you; if they do it for free, you're more likely to come back there for other repairs or computer/accessories purchases in the future!


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