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My computer screen is white

Walked into the office today and the screen is white....i know the computer is working fine because i can log into it from from another computer. I believe it may be something with the contrast or brightness, but I cannot change it back to normal...any suggestions are appreciated! i have a similar problems for my notebook screen, it has bit of colour when i open a window, sum straight lines downwards but the whole screen is totaly white and blue now.. cant see anything, curently using a external monitor(plug -in) i wonder is thr a solution for this?? can any1 tell me pls??

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When it turns colors that usually means one of four things. 1 cable is not set write, 2 monitor is bad, 3 settings are out of whack or 4 the video card is going bad. I would try to mess with the cables and if that does not work plug that monitor into another computer to see if it work and plug a new monitor into that one. You should be able to solve what it is then.
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And you'll see what I mean.

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Right click on My Computer and select properties. Now select the Hardware tab and then click on Device Manager. Find the entry for your display adapter and verify there are not exclamation points or question marks next to it. If there are, let me know and we'll go a different route.

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