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Monitor or video card going ?!?!?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by smunday, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. smunday

    smunday Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I just turned on my computer to see all the 'dos' lettering in a rainbow of colors. When XP came up all the colors were messed up and it needed to be rebooted. It came up in safe mode. I restarted it again and its fine now.

    I saw this happen about 4 yrs ago on my old Sys, but I can't remember if its the vid card or the Monitor that was shot. Maybe its something else. Not sure.

    Did anyone else have this happen? What was the out come of it?

    Hope some one can help.
    Thanks.

    S.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Video card! When you see that weird lettering on the screen it is usually an indication the video memory is shot. Do you have another video card to test on the PC?
     
  3. smunday

    smunday Thread Starter

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    Its not that theres weird lettering.
    Its just that the normal (white) Lettering is now
    rainbow colored.

    I just got this card :(

    Hercules Prophet 3 Ti 200
     
  4. Rockn

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    OHHHH........Well if all the colors are messing up like that and the card is new it is more thna likely the monitor. Can you hook u to another monitor then?
     
  5. smunday

    smunday Thread Starter

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    I don't have access to another monitor.
    This is an old one but a reallly good one. Never had a prob before.

    Either way it seems to be working now. I'll wait untill it gets worse before dealing with it. After all I'm still paying for chirstmas ;)

    Thanks for confirming what I thought.

    Cya
    S.
     
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