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Computer Trouble..NeedHelp Please

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posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:21 PM
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I woke up this morning and got online and my monitor is all discolored-all over-looks like a rainbow took over the screen! It's very difficult to see too so if anyone has any idea why this happen and how I can fix it I would be very appreciative!!




posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:29 PM
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Unplugging and re-seating your monitor cable usually works....and make sure your video card is seated and grounded properly. I don't have to mention turning of the computer....



posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:33 PM
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do you have any magnets near your machine..eg unshielded speakers etc... If so remove them to see if they are creating the problem..



posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:33 PM
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I'm not certain as I've only seen small magnet's effects, but that sounds like it could have been a Magnet ruining your monitor? But I guess that's usually more permanent and so you wouldn't be able to type now ??? Oh well, I just wanted to mention magnets


Hey rahboni *tips hat*



posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:39 PM
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Whew! It's fixed now! I rebooted and it came back normal. The magnet thing was a thought too, but the speakers are nowhere near the monitor as I moved them a while back for that very reason.



posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:40 PM
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It sounds like you're describing a new situation with your monitor, or has this happened in the past?

You may want to check your monitor connection & settings first, just to eliminate the obvious. Next possibly un-install / reinstall your graphics software. It's also a good idea to check for the latest software driver updates. If none of that helps, perhaps the monitor has an internal problem - how old is it?

I'm running Windows XP and have an ATI Radeon 7000 graphics / video card installed. Whenever I would reformat my hard disk, I had nothing but grief with my graphics card when I reinstalled the driver - my monitor was just a large black band on top with blue below. I had no desktop at all. I would have to restart my PC, go into safe mode and delete the display adapter - then reinstall it again. I then went to the ATI website, found the latest drivers for Windows XP & now it's fine.

I hope you can get it sorted soon.

Deep



posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:51 PM
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i know you fixed it but it sounds like your monitor is dieing. i would seriously think of buying a new one. sorry to bring the bad news but i thought i should warn you so you can start looking now insted of when the monitor acually dies.



posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 09:57 PM
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If one of the RGB guns is shot, you wouldn't get the rainbow effect.



posted on Mar, 10 2003 @ 11:39 PM
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Deep, I also have windows XP and have more trouble then I care to discuss, I don't know whether it's XP or the compaq we have? Anyway I am gonna go buy a new monitor just incase..Lord knows I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't get online for a day or two LOL!



posted on Mar, 11 2003 @ 02:45 AM
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I'm gonna get shot for saying this again, but go with Linux...it's a lot better!!!



posted on Mar, 11 2003 @ 03:14 AM
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I've heard of this problem with XP before. One useful step is to connect the monitor to another computer that has a working monitor/working leads.
If the problem travels with the monitor, you know that your problem is there. Sometimes, then, degaussing is sufficient.
If it doesn't travel with the monitor: cards and boards or re-install.



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