Photoshop CS6: Problem with Eyedropper tool in Levels and Curves

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Recently I have a problem with the black eyedropper tool in Levels and curves. When I use it the whole picture goes white. I'm using CS6. Has there been an update that i've missed?It's not a huge problem and I can go back of course and correct without using the eyedropper.
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Have you tried resetting preferences? (guessing because the target shadow and highlight values were changed)
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I've even tried reinstalling the whole thing, but the black eyedropper still gives me a white picture and resetting didn't do anything.
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I did all of that. Updates and preferences(i never changed them as far as i know)but still no change
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Well, unless your option/alt key is stuck (showing threshold mode) - I don't know how it could be doing that. Mistakenly changing the auto black and white points was the only thing I could think of.
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I tried pointing at the white parts and still the same happened. I'll just try completely uninstalling and reinstalling CS6.Thanx for your help so far.Any suggestions are welcome.
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Works like a charm again. Must have been crooked pixel.lol.
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Sorry correction.I've tried a few pictures and the result isn't what i'm used to. The black dropper makes it far too dark compared what i was used to.Something is definitely off.
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when you double click on the eyedropper, what values are there?
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eartho

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well, it's set to zero, so if your images are coming out "far too dark," then you might want to enter some lighter values...
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Sure i can do that,but it's strange that levels & curves are all over sudden effected.
I don't need to use the eye dropper tool,but it used to work great and now it looks like it's not working the same anymore (not even when used manually).