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My Presario display screen is displaying in negative

I tred resetting the resolution and color, but it did nothing

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  • joanclynch Jan 11, 2009

    My screen is displaying in negative. 

  • joanclynch Jan 11, 2009

    All of the colors are reversed

  • joanclynch Jan 11, 2009

    It loaded with the same negative display

  • joanclynch Jan 11, 2009

    There is no yellow triangle or question mark either.

  • joanclynch Jan 11, 2009

    There are no yellow triangles or question marks. :(  Is it something I can do myself? ( replace the video card)

  • joanclynch Jan 11, 2009

    Thank you so much! I appreciate it.

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    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    That's not good. Just to make sure- there were no yellow warning signs in Device Manager? If not, I'm leaning very heavily towards a bad video card. This would apply to a card or an onboard video as well. The good news is that video cards are relatively inexpensive unless you want a high-end card for gaming. Let me know. I'm a-waiting!

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    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    Okay..first let's make sure the video isn't the problem. Start your computer in Safe Mode by power cycling (shut down and restart) the pressing F8 repeatedly as it boots up. This will take you into the screen that gives you the option of going into Safe Mode. It will load with minimal drivers. If the color comes out normal- albeit in a larger, less appealing resolution- we know there is a setting that needs to be changed. I also recommend looking at the Device Manager for anything with a yellow mark next to it. Right click My Computer, choose Properties>Hardware>Device Manager. Check Display Adapters or Monitors. If all is normal, there will be no yellow triangle or question mark. Get back to me and let me know the results.

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    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    The problem seems to have been cut off at the title. Can you restate the nature of the problem?


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Okay. It seems that although you have a video problem it's not completely dead so you can at least see something. The good news is it takes all of about 5 minutes to install a new video card. When you open your case, you'll see some long slots that are empty. There are a couple of white ones. Those are known as PCI slots. Depending on the age of your PC, you'll have either an AGP (probably not) or a PCI Express slot. You'll need to know which one you'll be using so you buy the correct one. If you look up the specs on your PC at the manufacturers website, it'll tell you. If you're unsure, tell me what it is and I'll let you know.
As for installation, put in the cd that comes with the card first and install the drivers. It's fairly automatic. Next turn off the PC and put the card in the slot. Plug your monitor cable into the new card and power it back on. Good to go!

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