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Teal-blue Monitor Trouble


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#1 ckstrong01

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:18 PM

My monitor has recently started changing colors it goes from the normal white/bright color to a teal-blue color. I don't know what the problem is I have tried upgrading the driver for the monitor and for the graphics controller but to no avail. I have a Gateway GT4010 running Media Center 2005 and my monitor is a NEC MultiSync LCD 1980SXi.

If anyone knows what the problem could be I would really appreciate the help. Thanks.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 09:26 PM

Hi, ckstrong01:

Try the LCD Troubleshooting Guide on the NEC website:

LCD Monitor Basic Troubleshooting
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 10:28 PM

Nope, apparently that is not the problem. My settings are fine and it is kind of flickering back to the normal colors every so often. Could it be a short in the cable?

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 06:18 AM

It could be cables, the monitor itself or something wrong with the graphics card.

If you have another monitor that you can hook up try it and see if it has the same problem, or connect your monitor to another computer and see if the problem persists.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 10:47 AM

Here is an update to my problem....I noticed that my screen only changes color when I open something that has a lot of white in it..(Windows Explorer window, Mozilla), but when I open my Yahoo Messenger Friends List the screen doesn't change. And THEN after I close the window with all the white it gradually fades back to the normal color. These makes me believe that it isn't the cable, but it could be the graphics card.

Are there any settings that I could tweak on the integrated graphics card to fix the problem?

Graphics card again is the NVIDIA GeForce 6100, driver version is 8.1.3.3

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 04:03 PM

Are you running an app such as windowsblinds, If so try disabling.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 08:39 PM

No, I am not running anything like that. This is a brand new computer. hardly any unnecessary apps have been installed.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 10:52 PM

I once had a problem like this.(screen turning blueish) I found out that my monitor cable wasn't plugged in all the way into my video card due to the case kind of getting in the way. But for me, it was just kind of random when the blue tint thing happened. If it's only doing it when you are doing certain things, this might not be it. Mine was easily fixed though. Try messing with the cables and stuff.

It could actually be something like fried video card ram. If you ever remember statically shocking it or something, it could seem fine, but problems can happen slowly in the future.

If nothing works, you could contact the company for troubleshooting and maybe get it replaced?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 07:28 AM

As was already mentioned, the best thing to is try the monitor on another computer to see if you experience the same issue. Or, you can try another monitor on your computer to see if you experience the same issue.

Here's a few links that you can use in this situation:

NEC Warranty Information

NEC Contact Information

NEC Live Chat

Hope that helps,
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:34 AM

If it's a new computer get it handled under warranty.

Changing the settings may void your warranty.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:50 AM

Well I don't know what the hecks going on cuz it stopped changing colors. I didn't even have time to try anything else, but thank you all for trying to help. I appreciate it.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:19 PM

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