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what does it mean when my computer monitor keeps flickering from its usual whitish light to a yellow tint and back again really really fast?

Current Mood: worried worried

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calicougar From: calicougar Date: January 14th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Doesn't sound good. Try degaussing? Turn it off and give it a rest for an hour or two?
maggock From: maggock Date: January 14th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I had a POS Packard Bell monitor that used to do that. Then it turned all yellow one day and would only turn whitish once in a while. I think it means you need a new monitor - joy!
casidhe From: casidhe Date: January 14th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
That usually means that either your cable to your monitor is loose and needs to be pressed back in or your monitor is about to fail. The latter means that you would have to replace your monitor.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 14th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
well i wiggled it and tightened it and now its even brighter than ever and holding. I think that did the trick. THis monitor is only 3 years old tops...id be pissed if ihad to get a new one so soon.
From: birdrock Date: January 14th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Time for a new monitor :P
silverfolfen From: silverfolfen Date: January 14th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Mine started doing that a day ago... It's dead.
tugrik From: tugrik Date: January 14th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
It means the blue gun (or pin) is turning off/on. (check it on a color wheel; the yellow happens when the blue goes away).

Usually if it's fast on/off it means the cable or a pin in a connector of the cable (or your computer!) is damaged. Wiggle cables or replace them and see if the problem gets better. If not, then it's something in the monitor (logic board, blue gun, etc) or the video card itself. It's usually cheaper to replace monitors than fix them these days.
From: ex_noda654 Date: January 14th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
you can try setting your monitor refresh rate to a different setting and then back again to its normal setting, it helps mine e__e
cathicks From: cathicks Date: January 14th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Usually mean it's dying. But check all your plugs just in case.
silverfoxwolf From: silverfoxwolf Date: January 14th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Also check to make sure your graphics card is secure, when my one blew up the screen kept on turning green.
From: chibithejournal Date: January 14th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Lots of tips there but I have one more- Ive had that issue with several monitors and they did not die (at least not yet to my knowledge), but mine does it badly, and vibrates if I have the space heater plugged in. So if you have anything unusual in your other outlets, try turning it off and seeing if there is any improvement.
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