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Colors on myomputer are way off

I am not sure if I change the colors in the windows part or the darn computer it's self, if there is a difference. But I need help as I do not know how to fix it. My aol screen is mostly black and white, very dark and hard to read. Help anyone!

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Re: Colors on myomputer are way off

This may actually be something the monitor is doing, not windows.

ON the monitor itself, you should see some buttons. Usually there is a menu button of some kind. Anyway, press some of those buttons to see if a menu comes on the screen, and then navigate your way through some options and see if you can find a brightness or contrast setting. You then should be able to change the settings with the buttons on the monitor (left, right arrow keys, or someting similiar).

Hope this helps.


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