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Wiking
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W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#1 Post by Wiking » Tue May 08, 2018 3:11 pm

Recently I switched from my beloved T420 (1600x900) to W530 with FHD.
I thought that the display will be much better but after a couple of days, I find its colors too saturated, too yellow and generally have worse display experience then I have with t420.
My eyes exhausted quicker and I'm trying to find a solution.
Tried few color profiles that I found over the net but it doesn't help.
Now I'm thinking of buying a new display panel (the original is from 2012) and hope that this will help.
Any suggestions from you guys ?
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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue May 08, 2018 9:11 pm

Maybe some issue with color profiles or calibration?
Maybe you can adjust the gamma manually.
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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#3 Post by TankPad » Wed May 09, 2018 8:17 am

I Second that.
Can you get your hands on a calibration tool?
My T430S looked like it was constantly on bluelight filter until I calibrated it. Makes a huge difference. :)
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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#4 Post by Wiking » Wed May 09, 2018 8:25 am

No calibration tool near me.
Are there any profiles that will be just natural?
All that I found are to yellow or dark or just not right.
Can I port the profile from my t420 ? I have v4 model screen but can it be just too old ? No dead pixels, just the image is too "noisy" and pain to the eyes. Tried with increased light and decreased too.

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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#5 Post by TankPad » Wed May 09, 2018 9:49 am

2 separate screens can actually look very different even with the same profile, so there's no real alternative to calibrating the screen. There are links out there to help you get it done manually, but it takes a bit of patience to get it right.
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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#6 Post by Wiking » Wed May 09, 2018 3:15 pm

can you give me a link to do it manually ?

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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#7 Post by Tasurinchi » Thu May 10, 2018 3:50 am

There are few color profiles files for gratis download in the webs. Checks this thread as example: click me!

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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#8 Post by jursky » Thu May 10, 2018 3:29 pm

I uploaded mine to my web (6500k, 2.2 gamma, calibrated using Spyder3Express), url address: https://myjursky.php5.sk/ine/?dir=thinkpad/icm_profiles
But you definitely should get a color calibration tool, it's worth the money, I think (says somebody who is not actually into photohraphy/graphics). This HCG (High Color Gamut) screen definitely needs to be calibrated before actual use. 95% of AdobeRGB is really something. :) Although it's just a TN panel, I'd say it still performs better than IPS panel in my x240, but it is not good for work (too distracting). But for movies and gaming, there is probably no better screen in laptops (imho).
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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#9 Post by Wiking » Sat May 12, 2018 1:52 pm

I use it for web, movies and word mostly.
I will try your profile and come back.

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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#10 Post by Wiking » Sun May 13, 2018 5:24 am

Sorry but the colors are still annoying to the eyes.
Maybe will best to by a palm rest with color sensor ? The price isn't too high and this way I will be able to calibrate it properly. With new screen I won't be sure that the colors are good.
Also, I will try windows 10... perhaps something will be better.

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Re: W530 - the display is too yellow and saturated

#11 Post by jursky » Sun May 13, 2018 11:31 am

Yeah, just get a color calibrator. Every LCD is worn out differently. But I read on different forums that the calibrator integrated in palmrest of W530 is not that good, so maybe you should get a dedicated one, such as Spyder (Datacolor) or xRite (Pantone). But I never seen result of that palmrest calibrator myself, so cannot judge.
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