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My monitor's white balance is all out of whack!

For some reason my monitor is glowing white fuzz over the entire display uniformly. The contrast and brightness are totally screwed up. I can still see the picture although I can barely do so without adjusting the contrast and brightness, and even afterwards the picture still looks like I have battery acid in my eyes. In order to properly read anything or see the mouse and cursor, I have to turn the contrast all the way down and turn up the brightness. I've updated the drivers for my graphics card (raddeon 9550) Tried using the catalyst control center software as well as adobe gamma to adjust gamma levels and brightness and contrast levels, and even tried using powerstrip (software that came with my alienware comp) and it's worthless. I'm assuming it's a hardware issue now for obvious reasons. I've checked the pins in the cable and they're fine. I'm out of warranty too, which is wonderful. So after all of this I'm thinking that my monitor is pretty much done for or that my graphics card is shot. I really don't want to bring it in and pay 100 bucks for someone to tell me to buy a new monitor. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do before I set this thing on fire and desecrate it's remains. Thank you so much.

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Re: My monitor's white balance is all out of whack!

Your problem is the connection to your cpu connect it propely and make sure it is STRAIT if the problem persists contact me

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You can adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor to improve the readability of text and to make digital pictures appear more like they'll look when printed.

To improve the results when adjusting the brightness and contrast settings for your display, use Display Color Calibration. (Display Color Calibration helps you adjust these color settings and others.) For more information about calibrating your display color in Windows, see Calibrate your display.

The way you adjust brightness and contrast varies and depends on your specific display.

Brightness and contrast buttons on the front of the monitor. Some monitors have brightness and contrast controls on the front and use the standard symbols shown in the following image.

On-screen menu. You can change the brightness and contrast settings for some displays by using an on-screen menu, and then setting the brightness and contrast in the resulting menu. Many times, you can view the on-screen menu by pressing a button-possibly labeled Menu-on the front of the monitor.


Feb 07, 2013 | Computer Monitors

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How do I adjust the brightness? It's too much?

By following these steps u can adjust the brightness

Step 1
Press "Menu" on your LCD's display panel (usually below the screen). Various display options will be shown on the screen.
Step 2
Select brightness from the options. This is usually indicated by a sun. Use the "+" and "-" buttons on your display panel to increase or decrease brightness.
Step 3
Select contrast from the options. This is usually indicated by an oval half black and half white. Use the "+" and "-" buttons on your display panel to increase or decrease contrast.

Thank you

Mar 28, 2010 | Sceptre DCL 7A 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

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My monitor stays white it wont show any display

black-icon.gif This icon indicates the BRIGHTNESS control, more properly called BLACK LEVEL. It adds or subtracts an offset, or bias, into the red, green, and blue signals. This control should be adjusted so that black picture content displays as true black on your monitor. Misadjustment of this control is the most common problem of poor quality picture reproduction on computer monitors, video monitors, and television sets. Later in this document, I will explain how to set this control properly. The setting is somewhat dependent upon ambient light. Modern display equipment is sufficiently stable that frequent adjustment is unnecessary.

picture-icon.gif This icon indicates the CONTRAST control, preferably called PICTURE. It applies a scale factor (gain) to the red, green, and blue signals. It affects the luminance (proportional to intensity) that is reproduced for a full white input signal. Once BRIGHTNESS is set correctly, CONTRAST should be set for comfortable viewing brightness.

The gamma can be controlled through Video Card utility which can usually be accessed by going to display properties.

Depending on your video card software you may be able to right click your desktop, select properties, select settings tab and then choose advanced, towards the bottom. In there you may find a tab called Monitor and under that tab you may or may not (depending on your video card software) be able to adjust your color correction settings(gamma & brightness & contrast).

. Right click on the desktop and then select Properties

2. Click on the Settings tab and then click on the Advanced button.

3. Click on the Color Correction tab and you will see settings for Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma

Jan 29, 2010 | Computer Monitors

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My computer screen is white

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.
Good luck

Sep 19, 2008 | Computer Monitors

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Monitor too bright

Your video card (or driver) is probably to blame.
Try hooking a new monitor up to the computer to test this.
If so, try the advanced settings in control panel. Many cards give you the ability to manually alter the picture.

If that doesn't fix it, replace the card.

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my monitor IBM e54 have a problem its like the right button from the monitor automatically activates. so everytime i work contrast box appears. how can i solve this problem?

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hi my name is joel joely from etech vanuatu limited. my dell LCD monitor is just blinking power light on with orange light and also power switch not working if turn it on or off no display on screen.

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Monitor shuts down and glows pink

You could try updating the drivers for your monitor and for you video card. It sounds like their could be a hardware problem. When something warms/heats up the connection is made. A pink glow isn't a good thing. Make sure you check all cables and even try to adjust the actual monitor settings Your heat settings for the colors may be out of whack. Last question? Does slapping it a little help? Good Luck. Let me know what happens. Tim

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