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Blue screen?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by PANAMOE, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. PANAMOE

    PANAMOE Thread Starter

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    So what's up with my screen turning blue. Could it be the monitor? It corrects itself when I slap it.
     
  2. ETS

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    Yes it is most likely the monitor but not necessarily. Make sure the cable to your video card is secure.
    Try another monitor. If the probem goes away then either your cable is bad or one of the color amplifyer circuits in your monitor is going south.
     
  3. rickblanset

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    I concur... likely what's happening is the circuitry for the RED color gun has some loose or otherwise faulty connection. Your "slapping the monitor" temporarily makes the connection.

    Monitors - like telvision sets - use cathode ray tubes that employ EXTREMELY high voltages to function correctly. Even after a monitor is unplugged, these dangerous voltages can remain for hours. And although there have been many advances to reduce the chances of electrocution, an untrained can still be seriously injured.

    With monitor prices falling (17" less than $250) I feel it's better to play it safe and replace the monitor. Take my advise... don't open it and try to fix it.
     
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