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Old 02-17-2005, 06:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi there, would be greatful for some help i'm not sure whats going on with my monitor it's doing really weird things... the colour temperature keeps changing on its own, like from a bright white to a kind of blue/white... and sometimes i actually see the colour changing or suddenly switching right in front of my eyes! any ideas people ??


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Old 02-17-2005, 06:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have a wireless house phone around the monitor? Or a heavy magnet (for some obscure reason...), maybe something else interupting the feild?

All this is assuming you have a CRT.....

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Old 02-17-2005, 06:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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we do have a cordless phone, but it's the other end of the room and has been there for years without giving us any problems... the computer is about 5 years old now and we haven't had any problems with the monitor until recently... right now it's looking rather blue lol
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Have another monitor to hook up and test your system? Would eliminate that as a potental problem (graphics card) and pin it down to the monitor. Does the monitor have a degusing feature. If so give that a try. May be time for replacement after five years. CTR's have a life expectency of five minutes to fifteen years!!!
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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whats a degusing feature ? i dont happen to have any other monitors this is the only computer we have, but i could get my dad to take it to his work, they have I.T people round there lol... alex mentioned something about a heavy magnet earlier, well now i think about it, i have a lamp next to my pc with a big heavy metal base that weighs a ton but its been there for ages so i dunno.. just a thought... well thanks for the help so far !
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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it can't be the lamp
i think its time for you to buy a monitor

go on ebay
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sounds like your vga connection isn't good. The cable is either not in plugged in well enough or it (or your monitor) is damaged.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Degaussing eliminates magnetism from the monitor, making it neutral.

But em....sounds like it's dying!!!


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