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monitor has a blue tint

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#1 juvanya


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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:04 PM

One of our monitors for another computer has acquired a blue tint. It is a CRT. I've plugged in another monitor, which shows up fine. So it definitely is the first monitor. I've tried unplugging and replugging and nothing. Is this a warning before the monitor dies completely or can it be fixed?

Thanks for any help.

PS: The monitor is at most 4-5 years old by now if that means anything.

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 24 December 2008 - 02:49 AM

Usually that means that in the tube, it has lost a pigment. Usually if it is displaying as blue, then the yellow tint is out, and the red isnt prominent enough. One thing you can do is if you have a nice video card, try to go through the color correction in the advanced setting. But 10 to 1, a crt that old (probably a viewsonic), is just going out. Best to get a cheap flat screen.

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#3 dpunisher


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Posted 24 December 2008 - 05:35 AM

You can also hook up the monitor and bend/move the VGA cable/connector around to see if there is a bad contact/wire in it. I had a 19" CRT that had a color shift to red and another cable took care of the problem.

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