Hi, I recently picked up a pair of old sun monitors, the GDM5410's, manufactured by sony. One of them works perfectly, but the on the other, the picture is tinted blue. I can mess with the gain and bias osd settings, but if I turn either of the blue options down, the colours just start looking horribly distorted, white and black just look off no matter how I set it up.
One thing I have noticed is that the osd menu appears properly coloured, the white looks bright and clear, unlike whatever's being shown on the screen. This makes me think it might be a dodgy connection somewhere. The external vga connection pins appear undamaged, so I'm just wondering what I should be looking for if I have a bit of a poke around inside the monitor itself. Also, if anyone could point me to an online manual for it, that'd be helpful.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the fact is you have a very old monitor. My research tells me that it is almost 10 years old.
The obvious problem and the one most likely is that the power board inside the monitor is going. It is common in LCD monitors of this age. Do yourself a favor and junk it and replace is with a new larger better monitor. They are so much better these days and so much much cheaper.
You can get a 22 inch wide screen monitor on Walmart.com right now for $104.00 and pick it up at your local Walmart with free shipping. Not advocating Walmart necessarily just pointing out. Recycle your old monitor responsibly and pick up a new one. No matter how cheap it is it will be better than what you have now and your current monitor is not worth a technicians time.
If you don't have the money for a new one go to your local thrift shop and get a working 17 inch for $20. Good luck.
Get rid of this model!!!! The Hannspree and Toshiba models used a TFT LCD screen from a chinese manufacturer that has put out faulty components for the last 3 years. The Problem is in the way the Active Matrix Screen was manufactured. I would recommend you return this item immediately to the place where you purchased it and pick a different brand; also stay away from Westinghouse!
This is probably a video setting issue. In Safe Mode, Windows starts with low resolution and color settings, so the monitor can display them. But when it tries to start normally, Windows is using a video setting the monitor can't handle.
Start the computer and press the F8 key three or four times when the manufacturer's logo screen appears. This should get you to the Windows startup menu screen, and you can pick the option of starting in VGA mode. This will start Windows with video settings any monitor can handle.
Once you have Windows up and running, make sure the video card and monitor types are properly set up. It would also be a good idea to download and install the latest drivers for your video card. You can usually find them at the manufacturer's website.
you can use any vga monitor with the same color output and resolution setting just goto craigs list in your town and look for someone throwing one out detach old cable and reapply to your screen by either soder or splicing the wires independently together this is tricky
5 VDC supply (fused)
DDC / I2C data
DDC / I2C clock
Is your monitor by any chance sitting next to unshielded speakers or anything else which could generate an electomagnetic field? You can get some terrific colour shifts with these items. If you do have anything like this put some distance between them and the monitor.
Also the auto degauss coil circuitry could be faulty in the monitor. Take it to a repair shop and ask the tech to degauss the tube and see what difference it makes. If it fixes the problem get him to check the degauss system. Don't try this yourself. There's lots of voltage running around inside a TV. Fix don't Fry