Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

graphic/monitor problem


  • Please log in to reply

#1
r3k5e71

r3k5e71

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
In certain colors that appear on my screen, they look to be moving and either a magenta or green shade instead. This also tends to show up in the shadeing in my video games. Since other computers do not show the problem, i took a screen shot and drew in the problems spots:
SCREWED UP COLORS

how can i fix this???

kyle

Edited by r3k5e71, 21 June 2005 - 06:02 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
rrush

rrush

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
Try degaussing the monitor.

http://www.sharpened...ion.php?degauss

"Ever wonder what that "degauss" button on your monitor does besides make a buzzing noise and cause the screen to go crazy for a second? Though that's its main purpose, the degauss button has another useful feature. To understand it, you'll first need to know that the earth has natural magnetic fields. The magnetic charges from these fields can build up inside your monitor, causing a loss of color accuracy. Degaussing scares the bad magnetism out of the monitor and fills it with good karma. If your monitor doesn't have a degauss button, fear not -- many new monitors automatically degauss themselves. If you have a flat-panel display, there is no degauss button because magnetism doesn't build up in flat screen displays."
  • 0

#3
PicoTTo

PicoTTo

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts

In certain colors that appear on my screen, they look to be moving and either a magenta or green shade instead.  This also tends to show up in the shadeing in my video games.  Since other computers do not show the problem, i took a screen shot and drew in the problems spots:
SCREWED UP COLORS

how can i fix this???

kyle

View Post



same problem as me :tazz:
  • 0

#4
audioboy

audioboy

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 857 posts
are the odd colors always in the same place on the monitor, no matter what is on the screen?
and are you using a CRT or LCD monitor?
  • 0

#5
r3k5e71

r3k5e71

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
i am using an LCD.

I can adjust the color (ie red's contrast, brightness, and gamma)using the Nvidia FX5200 control, which would just change where the line would show up on the color fade previewer......

fyi there is a third lighter line (3 lines... 3 colors)

the monitor looks like how it does if the gamma is off, only to a small degree under certain shades.

when i play CS:S the I'll see purple, and greens lines and whatnot in shady spots

thanks so far
  • 0

#6
audioboy

audioboy

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 857 posts
well, that blows my theory. with an LCD, if certain pixels are stuck on the same color all the time, then you know that pixel is trashed. sounds like your ugliness moves around...
are the connections between the PC and monitor on tightly? a loose connection can cause weirdness.
if you have turned the brightness up really high, that could cause some artifacts as well.

otherwise, I would check to make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card, and possibly for your monitor. I am not an expert in video, unfortunately...
  • 0

#7
r3k5e71

r3k5e71

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
thanks anyway,
luckily it really doesnt bug me that much, but if I figure anything out... ill put it here.
  • 0

#8
r3k5e71

r3k5e71

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
**update**

after packing to move home from college, and hooking up my computer again, my monitor now works fine, which leds me to believe my problem must have been caused by a dusty or untight connection in my monitor.
  • 0

#9
audioboy

audioboy

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 857 posts
ah yes, the ever popular "it works again for no good reason" problem. your right, probably a loose connection. thanx for the update!
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP