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Dell monitor problem

I am not sure how to even start this question. I have a dell 17 inch lcd monitor. A couple of days ago it just blinked and now looks like it only has 16 colors on the screen. Everything is non-detailed and nasty looking. I hooked it up to 2 other systems with the same results. What happened and can I fix it? Thanks

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  • micahjd Dec 18, 2007

    No, tried that. The adapter is set to true color. Even if I uninstall the video card and monitor and re-install them it still looks like crap. Not sure but wondering if the inverter might have something to do with it?

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Hey buddy, its seems to be the display driver problemi think..
please install the correct display driver for your VGA card in the CPU.. let me know?

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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