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When I turned off my monitor last night, it was fine. When I turned it back on this afternoon, all of the colors were darkened and discolored. It looks like my contrast was change, but it wasn't, since no one came in my room and I did not change it. I did check to make sure all of the color settings were right, just in case and nothing was wrong. Do I need a new monitor or is it something that can be fixed?

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    Don Dassinger May 11, 2010

    Hi; please do check the video cable, ensuring it is completely and kind of tightly connected at the back of the computer - two small finger-tightening thumb-screws can be turned in clockwise to make sure that connection is completely properly kind of tightly connected. Remember righty-tighty, lefty-loosy... Please follow on with me for a minute more... Also check the video cable connection that connects at the back of the monitor or the bottom of the monitor. If the video signal is getting through from the video circuitry in the computer, out through the connector and through the cable and appears on the monitor, then that possibility - that the connection is not good and solid - has been eliminated. If the video is better, you are all set. Oh, the power connector, if it is not completely tightly connected at the PC, and also the power cord that goes to the monitor, push in to be sure each is completely well connected to power. But just push those power cord ends in, do not wiggle or remove them as you should always keep a powered up PC well powered and properly shut down the PC and should never want your PC to just lose power poof off suddenly. Next, check power settings for your desktop PC, yes even your desktop PC, or for your notebook PC. It is possible the monitor is failing but worth taking these few minutes to ensure it actually needs to be replaced or repaired. - Don Dassinger 6-18-08 on FixYa

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* please check once the video cable properly connected to cpu

* right-tighty,left-loosy should be the video cable connected at the back end of the monitor

* check the power-cord is fine,wheather it is connected properly
or not

*if still power is not coming to monitor change the power-cord to new one and try otherwise contact manufacturer about problem

thanks

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Is this an lcd flat panel monitor or a crt? if it is a flat panel then you may be dealing with blown capacitors on the vga board inside. they can be replaced therby repairing the monitor. if it is a crt then just recycle it and buy a newer lcd monitor to replace this old one.

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