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By proud_2_b_lesbian ·
ok I have found the drivers for my video card downloaded and instaled what needed to be done. I still have no colour. It seems now that it is not reading my monitor, it's to bloody old. Anyways can u please help me figure out where to go from here. Sorry for being such a pain.

here is the name and model number:
AMBRA
BMS2900

I am running an IBM system.

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by w2ktechman In reply to getting very frustrated

Ok, if there is no color whatsoever there is a problem. Most likely is the video cable, if you have a spare, try swapping it. Also, make sure that it is plugged in good. And make sure that it is not pinched or really twisted. You may even be able to move the cable and see color come in or go away from the monitor, if this is so, replace the cable.
Another problem would be the monitor. Hook up the monitor to another system (if you do not have one, maybe a friend has a laptop).
And Finally, the card itself is bad. But in this case I suspect the cable or monitor.

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by CG IT In reply to getting very frustrated

I've followed some of your questions regarding your machine which if memory holds, TheChas gave you some really good advise for your graphics problem. However, if your monitor is 3 years old or more, I would suggest just buying a new one. CRT SVGA monitors are pretty inexpensive these days and instead of pulling your hair out trying to get something to work that may not work, investing in a new monitor might be the way to go.

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by valis In reply to getting very frustrated

buy a new monitor

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by niseys In reply to getting very frustrated

A: Insure your monitor driver properly displays the correct monitor and NOT MS's 'Plug-n-Play' driver. If the PNP or 'default monitor' shows, change to the appropriate monitor driver if locatable.

B: Insure the correct drivers installed for the video card (it should show in the advanced properties 'adapter' tab), if not, change adapter and locate the correct driver.

C: Locate the 'color' tab in advanced properties. If no drivers show in the window, guess what?, you hit the 'add' button and a number show up. Highlight them all (CTRL-SHIFT clicking the first listed, then the last listed),
hit 'ADD', click 'set as default', hit 'apply' then 'ok'. You will need to click 'apply' again to insure changes take.

If neither of these help, reboot into 'safe mode' (F8 at boot) and check control panel->system->Device Manager tab and insure no duplications are shown. Duplications will not show in normal mode for win98, only in safe mode.

Hope one of these help....

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