Monitor Dell E173FP Red Haze Distortion on screen.
I have recently replaced my graphics card for trouble with my monitor.
Red colored distortion, intermitantly or comes on then goes off (when I connect to the internet on my homepage or while surfing). There is not one single bit of info on the internet to discribe this after, after mindless word choices and cross referencing. The monitor has been checked as "ok" by a business and self check feature. I even intiated on the monitor menu a
a factory restore. All five w's need to be explained: Who, What, When,
Where, Why, and Ho(w). I've done research until I'm blue in the face, Norton says: no viruses....Webroot says: no spyware or malicious
spam, rootkits, phishing, etc, etc have been detected. No more Simon says: I want answers.
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Re: monitor Dell E173FP Red Haze Distortion on screen.
Most likely the VGA cable itself. It comes and goes. If you wiggle your cord around near the tower, you can get it to go in and out. If the VGA cable is built into the monitor, you're outta luck but if not you can just replace the VGA cable. Have you tried another monitor on your system?
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Hook a spare monitor to the video output usually on the back, if okay! the LCD replacement is bad, however! if the monitor shows the same symptom, it means the video graphics card is bad normally built on the motherboard.
You don't really need a driver, it's perfectly OK if it stays as "Plug and Play monitor". Monitors communicate with the graphics cards to inform about the modes in which they can operate. All you have to do is find out the "native" or "recommended" screen resolution and refresh frequency for your monitor model and set these values in Windows' Display Properties - Settings. In case of DELL E173FP it will be: resolution 1280x1024 and 60Hz refresh.
Try to check the monitor with a different PC. If it does the same its a monitor issue and needs to be replaced. If you dont have another PC, then try to go to BIOS of your PC and see if its the smae over there. If the display is still distorted in BIOS, then its a monitor Issue. Else you need to reinstall the graphics card driver from device manager or need to update the driver or reinstall the O/s.
unplug the vga cable from the back of the monitor while the poewr to the monitor is on and look for the band of colors it will move around the screen it will give red, green,blue and white color if they are the proper colors all over the screen that means the monitor is fine the problem is with the video card or the cable and, if the monitor does not gives proper color replace the monitor... any queries revertt back
Hi, I am giving you some steps, which will help you to determine where the fault lies. In this situation like yours, this is the best I can do. Please come back to me the result and I'll help you to resolve it.
- Whenever the distortion is occurring, fix it to an external monitor/TV (if you have such facility). If the distortion does not occur there, your display is gone.
- Check if the distortion occurs during booting. That is, before any drivers are loaded. You need to look carefully. If not, it may be a faulty driver. Sometimes, drivers malfunction due to conflicts with different applications. This can be an application you have recently installed.
- If distortion occurs during booting, it may be faulty graphics card. To check it further, you can take a bootable CD/DVD and boot from that, and see if the display is correct; if not, the graphics card is gone.
If your graphics card is an integrated one, you can't replace it, but you can send it for repairing.
The color of the wires doesn't matter. That's just insulation. If you are able to see the screen then your backlights are working, which is what the wires you refer to are powering. The distortion is either because your new board actually does have a problem, or because when you attached the ribbon cables, you didn't get them on quite right. Try removing and reseating them.
You might have "color filter" settings. Turn the digital filters off. Here is what manual at p72 says.
"You can take pictures using digital filters. The filters consist of color filters such as red, blue and green, a soft filter that produces a fuzzy effect. Color filters Eight colors, black-and-white, sepia, red, pink, violet, blue, green and yellow, are provided for the color filters. When you select a color filter in the Digital Filter mode, the display on the LCD monitor is filtered with the selected color, and the pictures are taken in that color."