View Full Version : Is my moniter exploding?
10-18-2004, 07:45 PM
It has turned slightly green and line-like where black should be, if the desktop is solid black. Deguass doesn't clear it and so far it is ok on all non-black surfaces. Rcently I have also noticed my moniter displays darker than it should, compared to others and what not.
New moniter or give it time?
10-18-2004, 08:09 PM
Have you tried reseating your graphic card, or using a different one? Often times things like lines, quirky color, random discolored pixels, etc. are a result of a failing or overheating graphic card.
10-18-2004, 08:31 PM
Yea, you are right, it is the graphics card. I restarted, shut it down for a second, restarted the monitor, and let the monitor sit turned off for a second. Then, I shut down the computer and gave it time to cool down. No more green. This could get interesting...
10-18-2004, 08:34 PM
I just had a monitor go. If the screen shrinks to a little pinpoint of light and smoke starts rolling out the back them I'm pretty sure its the monitor. Hope the card is easy/inexpensive to replace.
10-18-2004, 08:57 PM
So, what do you think - replace the card? How dentrimental is turning green? Like, is that damaging it? I suppose overheating is not nessecarily good.. hmmph.
(Man, this thing is such a piece. I am just trying to keep it floating along cause I have so much stuff on it that I want to keep. I'm trying to think of the best way to save these files, considering I will be getting a new computer in the next year. This thing is atleast 5 years old, factory built, and been put through the ringer more than just once. )
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