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Monitor displaying yellow tint

By amykong30 ·
One day, without any warning, I booted up to find a yellow tint on everything - starting with the boot up command prompt and continuing into windows. I did some troubleshooting...I tried my monitor with a different computer - looks fine. I tried my computer with a different graphics card - looks fine. So, the obvious assumption is that my card went bad and I should get a replacement. Right? WRONG. I bought ATI Diamond Viper 9600XT AGP card as a replacement and the same problem persists. I am running a Dell Dimension 4300 Pentium 4 1.5ghz. No visible hardware conflicts, etc. Any ideas? The fantastic tech support staff at Diamond havent responded to my emails.Im banging my head against the wall.

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by SimY In reply to Monitor displaying yellow ...

It's probably the monitor playing up. Check the connection to the back of the computer. Try a different monitor to see if you still get the yellow tint.

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by amykong30 In reply to

Unfortunately, this monitor is shared between 2 computers, and when I switch to the other computer it looks fine.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Monitor displaying yellow ...

Try looking into the monitor settings of either the graphics adapter or the monitor itself.

Some will have a "Temperature setting" it changes the color frequency from cool to warm, flourescent etc.

The following link to DELL's support page shows a monitor with the feature I am referring to. You didn't list your monitor model so I didn't know what to look up, but the setting should be similar. Scroll down to COLOR TEMP.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/p790/en/controls.htm

Just one place to try first anyway.

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by amykong30 In reply to

Unfortunately, this monitor is shared between 2 computers, and when I switch to the other computer it looks fine.

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by RCOM In reply to Monitor displaying yellow ...

What happens if the monitor is directly connected to the problem PC or if you swap connections? More than likely the KVM switch or the cable is having a problem. Check the cables for bent or damaged pins.

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by amykong30 In reply to Monitor displaying yellow ...

I have everything hooked up via KVM. I have changed cables and ports - but still the same symptoms. Remember. The monitor WORKS with a different PC up on the screen AND it WORKS with one of the 3 graphics cards I have tried.

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by amykong30 In reply to Monitor displaying yellow ...

The monitor in question is a generic ViewSonic 15" monitor.

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by willcomp In reply to Monitor displaying yellow ...

This isn't a solution, just food for thought.

I have a 2000 vintage 17" Hansol monitor that is now used as a bench display for repairs. A few hundred different PCs have been connected to it. Several weeks ago, the display turned yellowish (was initially OK) which usually means a blue gun failure. Just to be safe, tried color temperature settings, resolutions, color depth, frequency, cable connection, pin alignment, and anything else that came to mind. No luck. Noticed that "signal not present" message when PC was turned off had its normal blue border meaning blue gun was OK.

Connected another PC and color was fine. Re-connected PC that had yellow tint and it was still yellow. Connected it to another monitor and color was fine.

Two or three days later, another PC with a totally different video adapter did the same thing (was yellow). Worked with it in yellow mode (irritating, but did not affect work at hand).

Have had several PCs connected to monitor since with no problems.

Only thing I can come up with is that monitor is aging and has problems with certain video adapters. The problem adapters were newer, faster ones.

See if you can get an older ATI or Matrox card and try it.

Happy hunting

Dalton

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by willcomp In reply to

Believe I found the culprit. Power cord leaking current intertwined with monitor signal cable. Check cable routing on back of suspect PC.

Dalton

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