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mkau

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More accurately, though, it appears that the green overtakes most of the black on the screen.
The monitor is an HP VS19c.
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can you describe in more detail?
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Hm, it's like i parts of it flicker green for a few minutes. That's the best description I can give without a picture. and I don't have a camera.
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When ever you need to troubleshoot graphics problem, I always recommend swapping monitors with another computer and see if the problem stays with the computer, or moves with the monitor.

Also, make sure your cables are secure, the interior is clean of heat trapping dust, and your fans are spinning fine.
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Sounds like your color guns are failing.
Only option (That is cost effective) is purchasing a new monitor.
LCD's have come down in price so you could purchase a newer one with better resolution for less then 200 for a 22" from NewEgg
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I kind of figured the monitor was failing, to be honest. We've had the monitor for about 5 years, so I'm not surprised. Meh, it's not like CRT's are any better.
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LCD is better resolution to go along with the newer Graphics Cards.

If you watch Movies or play Games then get a LCD

I suggest a LCD anyway as it will give you the expandability later if you would like to go to Digital signal on your system or a newer system.
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Can I do anything about it in the meantime?
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No when the color guns go the colors will get steadily worse turning from green to probably red.
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Well, that's a downer.
There's a stripe of purple running down one side of the screen. this is like each pixel is going haywire, same with the green.
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Have you got another monitor you can try to make sure it is not the video card itself?

I don't think it is but stranger things have happened in the world of computers.
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I'll ask my mom about it, we have a very similar monitor on our other computer (a VS19d). I'll try it out.
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Great, I will wait for your results. :)
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It was the monitor! :) :)

Thanks for the help, rSchaffer!
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Even though it will cost more then a video card I am glad you have discovered the monitor is trhe culprit in all this.

Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am happy everything has been worked out for you. With that being said I am happy to say:


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If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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