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for the past few days my monitor has had the red missing from it. i have tried unplugging and reconecting it which gives enough time for it to load up to desktop, but within the minute it will flick back to the lack of red.

not shore what my options are, if it is a lose conection in the acctual monitor, or a problem with my graphics card. any advice or questions would be most welcome.
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Anytime i have had that sort of problem it was the hardware inside the monitor that was going bad. The only real choice here is replacing the monitor. If you could borrow a monitor from someone and see if the same problem exists, it would tell you where to look for the problem. It possibly could be the video chipset or card going bad. I have had SIS video cards( and one ATI rage2 card) that have gone bad.

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well the fault seems to be in the monitor. and by tapping the back of it i managed to get it back to normal. but it only lasted for a few minutes.

it could be some sort of lose connection or something. just wondering if there is a way to get my hands dirty and get it back to normal. or do i need to fork out another 100 dollars (AU) for a new monitor?
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It could be the monitor, but also check to make sure that there is not a problem with the cable.

I have heard of ways to get a CRT to work for a bit, but I would not recommend it since it involves opening the case and you need to know what you are doing as there is high voltage in there and the tube stores a charge, for many years possibly.
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