The last couple days my screens look almost faded. I have windows vista. The tool bar at the bottom looks faded, the explorer windows look faded. Its the best way I can describe it, it looks faded. My messengers look different to, like the colors have changed. I have not done anything that I know of that woudl cause this problem.
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Check the transfer belt, also get a air spray can, look for the opening to the laser unit inside unit on top side, spray opening to remove dust or toner deposits. Lastly check fuser, it should have a uniform coating on it, if it looks faded in the corresponding area of fades you will have to change. Hope it helps.
t is easy to
add a background picture by using the Watermark feature. First,
you will click on “Page Layout”.
In that menu bar (or ribbon), click on
“Watermark”. A window menu will open. At the
bottom of that window menu, click on
In the new
menu that opens, check “Picture Watermark”,
then “Select Picture” to
find an image file on your computer to use. You have the option to have
the picture look faded, as a watermark, or displayed in its full color.
Check “Washout” for the
faded option, or uncheck, to view the background picture in its
You will then
need to choose the size of your background picture, by selecting one of
the options under “Scale”.
To remove the
watermark, simply click “Watermark”,
and choose the “Remove Watermark”
Even if you
don’t choose the “Washout” option, the background image will appear faded while you are
working on your page. But, if you view the page through
“Page Preview”, you can see
how the background will look when printed.
To get to the "Page
Preview" command, click on the
Button on the upper left hand corner of the Word 2007 screen. Move
your cursor over the "Print" option, and another menu will open to its
right. On that menu, click "Print Preview".
Unlike a camera memory card, a regular data CD may not auto open/load into your computer. You need to insert the CD into the CD drive while the computer is running,. It should automatically open Windows Explorer and show the contents of your computer. The CD drive will be an item listed. double click on the drive (probably D:) to show it's contents. Then copy any files from the cd to your documents or photos folder.
Same thing happened to me. Looks like your windows install is damaged. My advice, do a fresh install of windows. You won't lose any of your files, but you will have to reinstall most of your software and drivers.
It may just be that the monitor is cheap and the backlight is washing it out, if the able calibration techniques don't help it sounds like you may need to buy a pricer monitor to meet your requirements.
I would have to say it does sound like the CRT is reaching its end. The thing that points this out that the picture gradually gets a little bit better as it warms up. It most likely isn't worth the cost to fix it.