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yybbaa

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My monitor screen is a lovely shade of turquoise.....I can still go from page to page ....but everything is blue. We had a power outage last night....don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. Worked fine when power came back on but a while ago everything turned blue. Have turned computer off and restarted but same thing.
Any suggestions on what to do would be appreciated.
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Try monitor on a different system and\or try a known working monitor on your system. Either way it will determine if it is the monitor or the system. At this point from my experience I am more likely to say the monitor took a hit and the color guns are shot causing the color issue.
It possibly could be a video driver issue but try the monitor first to verify your monitor is working or not.

Edited by rshaffer61, 02 June 2010 - 07:32 PM.

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Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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No problem and I will continue to monitor your topic for your results. :) :)
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The pins arent aligned, make sure the connection to your monitor and to your computer are properly screwed in, this is typical of a poor connection.
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Well, there are no guns in LCD monitors, but I agree this sounds like a monitor problem. Bent pins should not be the problem, unless you unplugged the monitor and when you plugged it back in, it no longer worked. But I agree, this is also a sign of a poor connection so make sure the cable (on both ends if not hardwired to the monitor) is securely fastened and if using a graphics card, make sure it is secured in its slot.

Power outages are never good because when associated with a storm, the outage is rarely a clean cut, but rather a jagged one with a rapid series of "flickers", which may or may not be too fast for humans to see. I recommend all computers be on a good UPS with AVR - not so much for the outages, but for the "flickers" and other anomalies that wreck havoc on sensitive high speed electronics.
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I see no reference to this being a LCD or Analog monitor. I'm sorry if I missed that but in either case I think the issue is the monitor and eagerly await the results of your testing.
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I see no reference to this being a LCD or Analog monitor

Just to keep the screws tight :) analog has nothing to do with it either. While all CRT monitors are analog, LCD monitors may be analog and accept D-Sub only, or digital and accept DVI and/or HDMI, or both digital and analog. So, back to "guns" only CRT monitors use guns to "shoot" an electron beam at the phosphorous coating on the inside of the CRT screen.
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