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My monitor changes colors

My computer changes colors. Its a old monitor, about 4 years old and it could just be of old age. Any way to fix this/ is it becuase of age?

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    my monitor HCL - HCM58OM is changing color randomly.

    brightness changes irregularly;

    but mostly red color is inconsistent and is undetectable which changes into black.

    screen also flickers a lot.

    but sometimes it gets well automatically



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CRT monitors can last way past 4 years if taken care of. Please give more detail of your problem since there's not much we can tell by your description. What colors? what was the progression of the problem? can you attach a screen shot? Please comment back

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Dim monitor issu. I want it bright always.

it could be age-related but there is also a power setting in the OS. Alternately you can check also the monitor OSD and see if there is a setting for adaptive brightness enabled

Crt monitor gradually develops a yellow tinge after being turned on for a few minutes. It fluctuates annoyingly. It is about 4 years old. It is a Samsung SyncMaster 753DFX Crt monitor.

CRT monitors have three color "guns" in them - Red, Blue, & Green. If one of them is starting to go south you will have a tinge as you describe. To make sure it's the monitor, try connecting a different monitor. If the monitor is the problem, it's not worth fixing. Replace it.
If, after changing the monitor you still have a color tinge, you have a problem with your video device in your PC and you need to have it checked out by a PC Technician.
If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please return to the FixYa website and rate my response to your question.
Best regards,

I have a pretty old Dell computer. Recently the colors change and then return to normal. It is mostly a yellowing of the screen.

That really happens if you've been using the monitor for a couple of years already. There no fix for that but to replace the monitor, I would recommend getting an LCD or LED monitor, those are energy efficient.

I have had my acer monitor about a year and it keeps going off and coming back on the color breaks up and changes color

If it's less than one year old, exercise the warranty, to get it repaired/replaced.

Otherwise, try connecting it to a different computer (desktop/laptop) to see if the problem "follows" the monitor.

Also, try connecting a different monitor to your computer, to see if your computer's video-card is causing the problem.

I am thinking of buying a used Hansol 550 - three years old. Do they deteriorate with age ? Do all the old models have speakers fitted ?

3 years old will more likely to need new set of caps, not all monitors come with built-in speakers. See failed monitors due to bad caps:
I would not buy a 3 years old 15", save the money for newer and bigger monitor.

LG 17" flat screen monitor one old, all red is gone from display

Did someone change the setting on the monitor itself ? check those settings and then check the setting on your graphics card, sometimes you can change those setting and it will effect the color that you are seeing

Green light flickering & Sunset red screen display.

You've got components that have gone bad, probably from age and the normal heat inside a CRT monitor case.

I hate to say it, but it's really not worth fixing. You can usually find a used but working 17" monitor for under 20 bucks.


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Color problem

1. if your monitor is old. due to aging it happens normally
2. Check monitor signal cable
3. Else the colour processing circuit is defective.
4. Check whether your monitor settings are set correct(default)
5. Contact monitor service centre for further rectification
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