Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Samsung - Natural Color Pro 1.0 ICM appears defective.

First error come out for my Samsung 2333SW. It shows "Samsung - Natural Color Pro 1.0 ICM appears defective." when I try to open the Photoshop program. Moreover, the screen change those white colour into brown yellowish colour. Damn freaking me out since suddenly causing this problem to you. I never facing this kind of problem before so I also don't know how to fix it.

When thinking want to send back to the shop, I try to fix it myself by doing some research on the google. And what I found that this problem is very frequently happen on all the SAMSUNG LCD monitor which is the colour management is control by one extension file with .ICM. And that is the file always having defective and causing your screen showing other colours than normal.

Here is the temporarily solution for that problem. What should we do is just not using the original samsung ICM file but replace it with other type of file. And I go for Adobe RGB. How to do it is like following instruction. since I using Windows Vista, so this is only for Vista OS.

First, right click on the desktop and click on "Personalize". Then click on "Display Settings" and choose the monitor having the problem. Click on "Advanced Settings" and choose "Color Management". Click "Color Management" again.

In the open window, select your monitor and tick the "use my settings for this device". After that click on "Add" to add a new color calibration file to replace the defect one. Find the Adobe RGB then select it "OK". Finally, set the Adobe RGB as the default for the monitor. Then restart your computer.

After you restart your computer, all will be showing great and with correct colour. But this also raise a question to me sRGB or Adobe RGB is better? I also can't figure which one I should choose but I decided to go for Adobe RGB.

I think that's the solution for the problem. Everyone have a nice day.

7 comments:

RainingXBullets said...

Thx for posting this up, i had the same issue with my Samsung SyncMaster T240HD

Ben, the Kitty said...

I found that a lot of people facing this problem. Is it only SAMSUNG monitor or is VISTA problem...

RainingXBullets said...

It does not seem to be a program with just Vista, I just got Windows 7 (TechNet FTW :P) and did a clean install, Put in my PhotoShop CD and BAM the message showed up again. The steps to fix it in Windows 7 is very similar to Windows Vista so i had no problem repeating the steps.

kim said...

The wonderful feature is the auto widescreen mode - so when you play a non widescreen game its adjusts the screen just like a regular def channel on a TV. I does wobble a little, just a little but I guess all LCD mons have this problem. The button position is a little awkward but you don?t need them everyday...
I am completely satisfied, its way beyond my expectation!

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esther_a said...

Thanks so much for explaining this! I have the same model and using Vista so it was reassuring to find your post and I was able to fix a problem that's been bugging me for SO long!!

southern belle said...

all you have to do is go to desktop and click on properties and then go to monitor and then updates and install the generic pnp video and all is well!

Unknown said...

thank you soooo much! it was driving me crazy :)