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Connect desktop PC w/ DVI and get a red screen

I connect a desktop PC to this TV through the DVI port and get a red screen. The picture is clear but the whole screen just got a red tint. This just started a few days ago. It was working fine before.

I use the VGA port and everything seems to be normal.

I've tried a regular lcd monitor w/ DVI and it works fine. I've tried different DVI cables using the TV but still got the red screen. So I'm thinking maybe the DVI port on the TV went defective. If so, is there a way to fix it? Or is it some other reason?

Thanks alot for your advise.

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  • mgofhouston Nov 15, 2008

    I've tried system restore, too, but still have a red tint to my screen. I used the same monitor and plugged in another CPU and the monitor displayed a normal, white screen..everything was normal. Obviously it's not my monitor. Please help!

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Fixed my own problem lol. Video card needs to be replaced.

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