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pkb1

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    MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
    « on: July 29, 2009, 11:49:18 AM »
    Hello, i have an E.I.System with an E.M 175 monitor...............we have moved house and on setting up the pc etc my monitor colour is haywire! yellow has gone sort of green and reds are black...............not installed near anything magnetic.....can anyone help me please?
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    Pauline [ ps very much a novice........be gentle with me!

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    Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
    « Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 12:10:45 PM »
    check the monitor plug.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
      « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 12:13:50 PM »
      check the monitor plug.

      EI Systems is a PC World brand of laptops, there is no seperate screen.

      pkb1: What you can do is plug a spare moniter into the plug at the back and see if that works.
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      Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
      « Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 12:35:03 PM »
      *facepalm*

      EDIT:

      the monitor doesn't look like a laptop to me.
      http://www.onino.co.uk/monitors/17_proview_em_175_monitor.html
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        Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
        « Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 12:40:14 PM »
        Unless of course he has a laptop with that monitor plugged in?
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        Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
        « Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 12:41:29 PM »
        In which case my original reply is pertinent, and it is a separate screen.
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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          Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
          « Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 12:00:25 AM »
          IT IS NOT A LAPTOP JUST A REGULAR PC,  sorry caps on....................i have plugged and un plugged the monitor with no difference, if there are no other suggestions i'll have to find someone with a laptop to plug in, quite difficult as we have just moved here to Cyprus and dont know anyone yet!
          thanks so far
          Pauline

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          Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
          « Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 01:34:44 AM »
          Do you have another monitor that you can try?

          Do you have another computer that you can test that monitor with?
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            Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
            « Reply #8 on: July 30, 2009, 05:18:23 AM »
            nope! just this one [poor me!] i might just have to call a repair man out but being Cyprus i could take him weeks to actually arrive!......lol

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            Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
            « Reply #9 on: July 30, 2009, 08:51:36 AM »
            well, it sounds to me, like the red channel is out. But this is often caused by a pin not connecting with the video card.

            I had a monitor that would do that as well; red would dissapear (purples become blues, yellows become greens...)

            If I had to bet I'd say it was the monitor.
            I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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              Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
              « Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 08:59:35 AM »
              so i guess its buying a new one time then? i thought there might have been some way i had altered the colour somehow un whittingly and might have been able to put it back to default......oh well, another expense i could dop without right now!
              thank you for your help, now i have found this site [ and stored as a favourite!] i will be here loads you xcan bet!
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              Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
              « Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 09:07:55 AM »
              Nope, unfortunately I don't know of any software issue that could cause this.

              On the other hand; it can't hurt to check;

              have a look at your "display" in control panel; (right click the desktop and select "properties", or "personalize" for vista).

              check the Settings Tab/Icon; make sure the colour is set to "32-bit colour". 8-bit colour can cause some strangeness with colours as well.

              If this is 32-bit already; then it almost surely is the monitor (of course, assuming you've eliminated the plug). There is also the remote chance that it is the video card... but I have never heard of that happening.
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              Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
              « Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009, 09:20:02 AM »
              I agree with BC here...
              For a final test also you could borrow another monitor and hook it up to see if in fact it is the monitor....
                 
               
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              Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
              « Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 04:25:58 PM »
              try setting the display to 16 bit color
              right click the desktop on an empty spot click the bottom entry on the menu
              find where it says color quality choose 16 bit
              (i have had green go out when in 32bpp)
              do not use 8 bit it will look very bad
              also some video drivers you can turn color chanels off
              check for any kind of manufacture specsific control panel for you video card
              and make sure RED is on ;D

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                Re: MONITOR COLOUR GONE WRONG!
                « Reply #14 on: August 01, 2009, 12:08:32 AM »
                thank you, i did the first bit and changed to 16, its not as vivid a black [ if that makes sence?] but certainly not red!..................not sure how i do anything to find out if "red" is turned on?
                you are all being soooooooo kind
                thank you
                Pauline