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Monitor has no red in it

Hello, I have a Gateway FPD1975w monitor, sometimes it has a blue tint to everything (no red). I have searched all around the net, and have tried everything I can. It is not always blue, but it changes to blue with no warning and may be that way for 3 hours, or for 30 seconds. It is really annoying. This is what I have done to troubleshoot it. First, I don't believe it is the monitor itself. Last time it turned blue, I unplugged it and tried it on a different computer, it was fine, but when I plugged it back in to the original computer it was blue again. Also, when I hit the menu button on the side of it, the menu looks fine, it has all the correct colors in it, as well as the gateway logo when the monitor turns on is the correct color. So, that seems to rule out the monitor itself to me. I checked the pins on my vga cable on both ends, and they are all lined up correctly, and the connections are firmly seated. I flexed the cord 1 inch or so at a time while watching the monitor and that had no effect. I still think it may be the cable though, because it is pretty chewed up (stupid cat). But I guess my question is, could it be the graphics hardware. I have onboard graphics, Geforce 6150LE. If it is this I don't know if there is much I can do about it, considering I cannot afford a standalone video card. So, what are the odds that it is the video hardware or does anyone think it is the cord with cat teeth marks all in it, even though flexing it has no effect. Also, I physically moved the computer twice to different rooms in the past few months.
I'm sure I sound like a moron to some, but this blue screen is quite annoying and really ******* my eyes, and I just wanted to get someone elses advice before I start trying to save money to buy things to fix it.


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  • scerwup Jun 16, 2008

    So, I switched out the monitor cable with a known good one, and.... It's still blue :( WWWAAAAAAAA. So, does anyone have any advice on possibly repairing the problem in my on-board graphics? Such as, have heard this before and may know what the problem is, and may be able to fix it. I pretty proficient, and I'm not scared to do things. I can't really afford a video card, but this is not good for my eyes at all.

    NOTE: that word that is blanked out in my first post is strains, it is not a curse word and I don't know why it is blocked.

  • wrcady Aug 03, 2008

    I am in the same boat as you. I bought a new cable and it did not solve the problem. I moved the monitor to a different PC and it works fine. I moved another monitor to my PC and it works fine also. This has got to be a problem with either the monitor or the video card because when I boot up sometimes the white gateway logo is blue.

  • bgr8cre8 Aug 16, 2008

    I also have the same issue with no red except mine is all the time.

  • bmeyer1 Aug 24, 2008

    It's not the monitor or any cord, it's the computer. I have the same problem with my Gateway GT 5228 with Nvidia GeForce 6100 graphics card. Random "no red" sickly green that lasts for days or minutes. Used to be I could play one of my high-end, graphics-heavy games and it would kick back to normal, but that no longer works for me. Sometimes dispelling the charge by unplugging all cords from the cpu then holding down the on button for 60 seconds helped, but not consistently. I think it's the graphics card, and hoping it's nothing integrated in the cpu. This problem and others makes this the worst computer I've ever had.

  • Venatorlupos Nov 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. Mine is a greenish tint (no red). I have a monitor switch (one monitor, two towers). The colors are fine on one PC, but on the PC with a geforce 6100 integrated card, I have the green tint. I switched the cables from the PC that works to the one that doesn't, nothing changed on either tower.

    It's got to be the graphics card. I tried rolling back the driver and then updating the driver and I tried a system restore.

  • lovebird_tmi Dec 07, 2008

    i have a gateway GT5228 w/ an 19" LG flatron monitor that has problem... no reds and very little green... mostly blue. it has a GeForce 6100 graphics card...

    all the connections are good in the cable and monitor works fine w/ other pc's. what the heck is wrong? is the problem w/ the video card??



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Hey Ya'll,

Bad news. I have the same set up with the same problem and it's awful. The odd color of the monitor is due to a bad nVidia GeForce 6100 video card. You'll have to cough up the cash for another PCI graphics card. Also, the FPD series LCD monitors have defective capacitors in the power supply. This will cause strange lines and streaks of color to appear and stream down the screen. Eventually, it will display nothing else and then, one day, blackness It is a progressive problem. If you're handy, these capacitors are replaceable but it is VERY involved. Gateway should be skinned for selling this low quality hardware.

Good Luck--You'll Need It!

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Go to your desktop and right click anywhere... then go to settings and try changing the screen resolution or the color quality. if this doesn't work, then hit the troubleshoot link and it should come up with a solution

Posted on Jun 16, 2008


I had this problem ones to and i solved it by holding a strong magnet to m monitor and moved it around a bit then the red turned back

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