Computer - Loss of Colour on my Screen

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12 years 3 weeks ago #23266 by Toast
Out of the blue (pardon the pun), I've lost a lot of colour from my screen, background, screen saver and all the windows, eg when going to a new page on the web the little green blocks in the bottom right are almost yellow.

Any ideas on what is going on and how to fix it?

It's almost as if it's a contrast thing but I couldn't find any way to fix it & wonder how it happened.

Thanks.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #331995 by Toast
Suddenly, a few minutes after I posted, it came right for a few minutes, went back to pale & now is perfectly normal.

It had been pale since about lunchtime on Friday. Bizarre.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #331996 by Stu_R
hmmm just a guess ... but video card maybe ?
simplest way to test is to plug in another screen when the one you have has gone pale

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12 years 3 weeks ago #331997 by Stu_R
PM'd ya Toast /// lol either give me a buzz or a PM on here :)

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12 years 3 weeks ago #331998 by GrantK

Toast;318940 wrote: Out of the blue (pardon the pun), I've lost a lot of colour from my screen, background, screen saver and all the windows, eg when going to a new page on the web the little green blocks in the bottom right are almost yellow.

It sounds like you have lost the Blue connection to your screen. This is usually caused by a cable fault, and the fact that it suddenly came right, indicates an intermittent connection.

Suggested procedure:

- Undo the retaining screws (if any) on the plugs connecting to your monitor and video card.

- Slide the plugs at both ends in and out a few times, then do up the retaining screws again.

If that fixes it, the problem was probably tarnished connector pins inside the monitor plug/socket and/or the video card plug/socket.

If that doesn't fix it, try wiggling the cable along its length while watching the screen. If the picture suddenly comes right, you have a faulty cable and will need to get a new one.

If that still doesn't fix it, the problem lies either with the video card, or the monitor, but my money would be on the monitor almost every time. They are not worth fixing these days (unless under warranty) so you will be up for a new monitor in this case.

I hope it turns out to be tarnished connector pins Toast. That is a very common problem, and easily fixed in most cases. Occasionally, the sockets inside the monitor and video card fail, but it is pretty rare. If this turns out to be the case, you will be up for a new monitor or video card, as it is usually not economic to replace the socket.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #331999 by Stu_R
If here computer takes the older style connecting pins .. i have a good 17" inch one doing nothing in my spare room at the moment she can just have

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