Question about Gateway FPD1975W 19" LCD Monitor
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.
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!
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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