ASUS Laptop - Grays on screen appearing yellow/general discoloration


Oct 19, 2014
I just turned on a laptop I haven't used for a while (ASUS from ~2011) and the colors, in particular greys, on the screen are appearing yellow. Here are a few photos that I took:

Here is what Paint looks like--you can really see how prevalent it is at the bottom of the screen (note that it's not always at the same position on the screen, so I don't think it's a hardware issue related to specific areas of my monitor):

Here's showing the buttons at the top of the window:

Here's the start menu, you can see it around the search bar, over across Devices and Printers, over Pictures and Music, as well as the discoloration in the Magnifier button I'm hovering over:

What can I do to fix this? It's very annoying. I performed a factory reset of my computer hoping that would fix it and it's still happening.

I'll happily provide any additional required information.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I've discovered it has something to do with my screen gamma. By lowering the gamma and brightness of my screen, I've gotten the discoloration to go away, but now my screen is very dim at maximum brightness. I feel like this is just putting a band-aid on the problem though, and I'd still like to find the cause of the problem so I can go back to having a correctly-functioning laptop.

Please do try these troubleshooting steps that may help in solving the issue.
- Start by running Windows Updates and install all important updates.
- Next is to do a clean install of the graphics card driver.
- Go to Device Manager and uninstall the graphics driver.
- Next is to open Programs and Features then uninstall anything related to the graphics card.
- Once done, download and install the latest driver from the manufacturer of the GPU.
- Reboot the laptop once the driver has been installed.
- After the reboot do observe it again and see if the same problem will persist or not.
- If it does, connect your laptop onto an external monitor and see if the display will be normal or not.
- If the display is normal on the external display that could only mean that the built in display is dying already and replacing it would be the only solution.
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