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Monitor mess-up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Relic, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. Relic

    Relic Thread Starter

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    For some strange reason my monitor has loss it's definition...I went through all the usual checks with the monitor and the display settings and everything looks OK.It looks as if someone removed the contrast and darken it...I have increased the brightness and contrast to max so I can ask for help...Any suggestions???
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Hi Relic

    Most likely the monitor is going bad. Do all three primary colors show up? (Red,Blue, Green)
    Try booting up in safe mode as this will let windows use a default driver.
    The best thing you can do is try the monitor on a different computer to see if the problem follows it. If the monitor looks good on a different computer then its probably the video card causing the problem. BOL
     
  3. Relic

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    Thanks LURKER1...I'll try it...the monitor is only 2 years old...is it common for this to happen??
     
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    Monitor have a fairly high rate of failure due to the use of high voltage circuitry. Its not too comon for them to fail but I saw some stats on new computers somewhere which showed a pretty high rate of failure for them. Something like 25% needed some kind of support call in the first year and about 5% were DOA. If it is a bad monitor check the warranty that came with it as many monitors are covered by a three year warranty.
     
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