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Monitor bluey colour

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kracknuts, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. kracknuts

    kracknuts Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Was just on my pc when the colour changed.
    now everything is blueish... like theres blue celophane on the monitor.
    It seems that I dont have the colour red anymore... red and orange just turn out dark

    I tried fiddling with the cable where it connects to the video card... this doesnt seem to make a difference.

    earlier today the colour seemed a lil flickery

    has my monitor just gone bad ?
     
  2. happyrck

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    plug it into a different computer...if its the same ..you will have to attend a monitor funeral
     
  3. InfernoReaper

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    if different your graphics properties must have been tampered with
    (easy fix if it is this)
     
  4. kracknuts

    kracknuts Thread Starter

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    Hi I tried it on another pc... same problem... so i guess its gone bung.

    Guess will have to attend a funeral....any last words?

    cheers for the advice :'( :'( :'(
     
  5. happyrck

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    Yes ...take it out into the yard..get any other computer components that have been giving you any trouble and put them in the window so they can see whats about to happen...then take a sledge hammer and beat the monitor like a rented mule...then tell the other fussy components they could be next...:D :D ...make sure they don't look away
     
  6. Jimmy the Hand

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    I'm not sure of the new ones, but in older monitor types there are 3 potentiometers built in, controlling the 3 colors. If any of them get faulty, you will experience similar symptoms. It may be worth taking it to a service personnel. Replacing a potmeter is probably not a big deal.
     
  7. StumpedTechy

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    The problem is most service centers charge 50$ to crack it open so by the end the repair is about 75$ (and thats assuming its a minor fix). You can almost buy a new LCD at that price.

    Another bad sign is that it went flickery in my experiences a bad POT hasn't cause flicker like that it just makes the colors go out of whack.
     
  8. Jimmy the Hand

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    You may be right, at least concerning Central Florida. Prices can be very different in the world. In Hungary (my place) you won't get a new LCD for 75$ :)

    If it was my problem, and the service would be unreasonably pricy, I would try to fix the problem myself. It's better trying than just crashing the monitor. Hopefully, I could even pick up some knowlegde about monitor-innards :)
     
  9. StumpedTechy

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    I don't doubt it at all I can only speak from my experiences though, mainly the point I am trying to make is at a point it becomes cost prohibitive to fix a unit vrs buying a new one. On top of that I would never recommend to anyone with an unlisted experience level to crack open a monitor. There are some dangerous components in there if your not careful.
     
  10. kracknuts

    kracknuts Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I just had all my components lined up in the window and my sledge hammer ready when I turned on my monitor and ...eh what the heck? the colour was showing again! But this moment of joy lasted only momentarily as when I opened a new window, it was back to its naughty blue.

    Any ideas?

    Im judge and im jury and im exercutioner too :D
     
  11. Lurker1

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    Nope. Its the red gun in the monitor going out. Its better to replace the monitor with a new one than paying for a repair on an old monitor. You don't want to open up the monitor as their are dangerous voltages inside even when the unit is powered off.
     
  12. EasY_TargeT

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    Or you can adjust the monitors cord, different positions cause different colors, until you get the right one. The monitor on my old, old computer does this. Until you can raise the funds to get the ultimate monitor you want.
     
  13. kracknuts

    kracknuts Thread Starter

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    ok thanks ill restrain myself from prying open the monitor to fiddle wif its innards

    Anway i bought a second hand phillips 107T monitor, at first when it starts up there are a few faint lines (i think they call them moire?) going horizontally across the screen, visable on the white areas. After a few minutes these lessen and almost go away completely...

    is this bad?
     
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