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Dual Setup - Secondary screem too dark.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 123mccann, 12 Sep 2008.

  1. 123mccann

    123mccann What's a Dremel?

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    I set up my dual screen layout yesterday, which consists of a Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM and a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW. But, I have one problem the brightness on my 226BW has suddenly became so dark compared to before. And, it stands out too much, so I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to fix it?
    Thanks for any replies. :)
     
  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    The screen has no auto adjust, or settings were you can adjust gamma, brightness, and whatnot?
     
  3. 123mccann

    123mccann What's a Dremel?

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    Yes, but they don't match up with the other screen, they still don't reach the same brightness, contrast and what not.
     
  4. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    Tried any software based tuning? I had the same problem using a 32" JVC and a 16" Proview, NVIDIA Control Panel fixed it.
     
  5. 123mccann

    123mccann What's a Dremel?

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    Its really odd, its like the colours have gone. On one of the other forums I go on, my avatar is like 8-bit.
     
  6. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    You say it's suddenly become darker, like 50% darker?

    It's just an idea, but one of the CCFL backlights could have gone in your monitor.
     
  7. 123mccann

    123mccann What's a Dremel?

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    I might RMA it then, just when I get my dual setup running. :(
     
  8. steelblade

    steelblade What's a Dremel?

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    duel monitor rigs can be a nightmare sometimes - have 2 identicle samsung CRTs here but one has more of a red cast the other more of a blue. Ontop of that the contrast and brightness is different. I cant get them to match at all. Im gonna put a spyder on them at somepoint to see if i can get a match that way but ive just learned to live and work it, colour important stuff stays on a single monitor.
     
  9. LordLuciendar

    LordLuciendar meh.

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    If software calibration, especially with a spyder or some other color calibration system, works you should post it here. I have an 8 monitor setup and I've never been able to get the same color with some, and I do graphics work at times so color calibration is somewhat important. The only solution I've found is buy all the same monitors at the same time.
     
  10. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    holy shiz, i have the same set-up. It's the magicbrite software/driver for the 226bw shitting itself, even did it to me when it was just one monitor. I fixed it with a fresh OS reinstall then drivers off a usb dl'ed from samsung's site 26", 22" and then catalyst.
     
  11. steelblade

    steelblade What's a Dremel?

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    Lord, Im a member of a cam club so have to wait for my turn with the spyder lol, will try and remember to post back when I eventually get my turn lol
     

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