Monitor Issue - ++Karma
Came home and saw that my computer screen became blue. And I see some diagonal thin lighter blue lines as well.
I've had this monitor on for the past 4 days as well.
I can still view websites and other windows - but this blue glare is really annoying.
Any idea what I could do - or is the monitor done.
+++ Karma if anyone who provides info that will fix this problem.
Wiggle the VGA cable (if it is VGA) on both ends while looking at the screen to see if it's a connection problem.
nope. that didn't help unfortunately.
Is it a CRT monitor? If so, lightly tap the back of it, and the side, and the top. You may see it flash, or become noticeably clearer.
Try it...see what happens.
[quotecbfc9de191="TFOAF"]Is it a CRT monitor? If so, lightly tap the back of it, and the side, and the top. You may see it flash, or become noticeably clearer.
Try it...see what happens.[/quotecbfc9de191]
sorry but that didn't help either.
I hardly turn off my monitor - and it has been on for the past 4 or 5 days.
Do you think that may have contributed to this?
Possibly. Do you have a screen saver?
yea - only the streaming windows XP logo.
And I see some diagonal thin lighter blue lines as well.
How old's the monitor?
I really don't know - I got it from someone. But it seems rather old tho.
Is it a flat screen Trinitron tube (FD Trinitron)? This sounds like a common issue with FD Trinitrons where they go extra bright or washed out, with a colored tint and diagonal lines. I had a 19" Dell P991 do it -- Dell CRT's in particular were prone to the issue.
There is a resistor hack documented in a couple places on the net that can often fix the problem, but it's a really odd resistor value and hard to find. Also it's extremely dangerous to work around inside a CRT if you don't know what you're doing, even when it's unplugged. I looked around for awhile, couldn't find (or add up to) the proper resistor value, so gave up and tossed it. I really had wanted to fix it because it was an awesome monitor before the problem, but I got over it and went with an LCD instead. )
Try degaussing it.
thanks for all the info everyone - but the monitor died on me a while ago. Even though it was connected - it still produced a "no signal" message on the screen.
Anyone know where I can get a cheap monitor
My local GoodWill center has always had quite a few if you wanted a really really cheap one (like, say, $15.00). Of course, this varies by each location.
[quote64436a856a="notbartsimpson"]My local GoodWill center has always had quite a few if you wanted a really really cheap one (like, say, $15.00). Of course, this varies by each location.[/quote64436a856a]
That's almost equal to picking one up from off the street. (Which can actually work out too)
Thrift shops are notorious for [i64436a856a]not[/i64436a856a] putting things like monitors or computers through their paces before slapping an "as-is" sticker on it, and putting it out on the floor. If a PC hits post, and a monitor shows a test pattern, that's enough for most. (
I'd say look, but don't buy without bringing a laptop with a vga port to check it. Take it to some out of the way corner with an outlet and check it. You might want to get a price for it before you do that, though.
If you don't, you're essentially taking the same chance as picking one up off the curb, plus you're not gonna get your money back.
Thanks for all the help everyone. I really appreciate it.
So does that work out to be +1 karma? P
yes it does. LOL.
maybe something burned out