Display issues on my laptop
August 10, 2014 12:04 PM Subscribe
My new laptop works perfectly except for the screen. At boot, the contrast is almost grey. On certain colors/wavelengths(?), there seem to be tiny pixels gyrating, almost like snow on old-fashioned TVs, but much smaller. It's nonetheless distracting. What settings do I change?
posted by droplet to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
It's a HP Pavilion 17-e0113dx running Windows 8.1 Update 1, with an AMD A8-4500M APU, and an AMD Radeon 7640G video card. I'm not sure what other system info would be relevant, but please let me know if there are other specs I need to fill in!
At boot, the contrast on my desktop is grey looking, until I right-click and choose AMD Catalyst Control Center, and once that pops up, suddenly, the display looks properly contrasted on its own. I don't want to have to keep doing that every time I boot! Then, with greys, whites and certain shades of lighter colors, I'm getting this weird "snow" effect onscreen. Darker colors are showing up fine.
I'm not sure if there are settings I need to recalibrate from the Control Center, or what, and I wouldn't know which settings to change.
Thanks for any suggestions!