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alatech

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The color on my monitor has changed and I only have shades of green, yellow and blue. I am not sure what happened or what to do to fix.
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Check for updated video adapter drivers or re-install the ones you have

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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Sounds like you have a hardware problem. Its probably one of the monitor, the video cable or the graphics card/chip. If it is at all poosible, bring your box and video cable (no monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cable).

1) Hook your box up to your freind's monitor using his video cable if that is possible.. If red is missing, then its the video graphics card/chip thats the problem. If your box has a video card then that needs to be replaced. The external connector for a separate video card is always on the lower half at the backside of the compter case. Integrates graphics (built into the motherboard) will always have its video connector placed in the upper half at the back of your compter's case.

2) If the video looks good, substitute your video cable for his. If red is missing then its your cable. Be sure to test the cable for continuity/discontinuity by flexing it a bit around either end. Don't be timid about flexing it firmly but not drastically. If red is missing or flashes in and out then its the cable.

3) If everything looks fine at your friend's place then its your monitor that is hosed.
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