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  1. Brucers

    Brucers Thread Starter

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    Hi, I hope I'm in the right area! My PC (on Windows XP) screen has gone all greeny/yellow, a bit like sepia. How do I undo this (I have no idea how it came about). I tried to do a restore but my PC won't make changes? Any adcive appreciated
     
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    DO you mean just the background of the desktop? (The area where all the icons are at when you first turn on the computer)

    Or is it the ACTUAL WHOLE SCREEN?

    If its the desktop you can right click it and it has options to change those settings under display settings.

    But if its the whole monitor/screen you may have a bad VGA/display cable.
     
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    A loose connection between either VGA (on the computer or the monitor) will cause color changes.

    I have a large screen attached to a 7" netbook and I have to play with the VGA connection to get the color correct.
     
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    Indeed, Liz. You might just need a new VGA cable btw, Liz. :)
     
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    Thank you peeps. I would never have looked at the cable, I assumed I'd inadvertently pressed a button somewhere! Turns out it was a loose connection.
     
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    Great !! You can mark your thread as solved by clicking the button at the top of the page!
     
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    Andrew, remind me not to try your suggestions.

    I had to hunt for another VGA cable. The original was connected so tight and the space to turn was so small, between my husband and I using a wrench, we got the connector to the monitor off. I put the replacement on, making sure not to twist it so tight that I couldn't get it off. When I went to put the plastic cover on the back of the monitor that covers the cords, I discovered the VGA cable had this VGA.jpg
    That interfered so the back cover would not fit on. I had to undone the cable and replace with the old one.
     
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    Aww, that sucks. Did your new cable work?
     
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