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Cant figure out color issue with computer.

Sorry for posting this, I have found several troubleshooting for similar problems, but they don't seem to match. Today for apparently no reason (except a possible emp blast close to the computer), the color on the screen has taken a slight purple like hue, and increased brightness. The pure black on screen is dark purple instead. The OCD shows normal colors and the self test also show normal colors. The colors are wrong even when in the BIOS. If I use the auto adjust button, the screen ,for about 2 seconds while it is adjusting, actually shows the original screen color, before resetting back to this funky color.

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  • cfgriffinmar May 16, 2009

    Thank you, I know its a dell :( Still trying to fix that. But for the mean while I would like to get my monitor working. I don't have another system available. Though I am certain it is not the monitor. I updated the drivers which hadn't been done in nearly two years. It did not work. And I already tried the contrast.


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Have you tried the monitor on different system to eliminate the tower being the problem? Some have updated and/or rolled back drivers to help cure this problem, which seems to be a common issue with this LCD. Personally i think the contrast ratio is inadequate.
Good luck with your Delllll...

Posted on May 14, 2009

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