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Black lettering has red or green highlights

Just got a Samsung 906BW 19" monitor for Father's Day. Only problem is that some of the black lettering has a red or green tinge to it. My graphics card is a 128MB DDR Nvidia GE Force FX 5200. My computer is a Dell 4600 Pent.4 2.4 GHZ and 512MB Ram. How can I get rid of this?

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  • John Lasher Jun 19, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion. I had already done the 'clear type' thing. It made the lettering clearer but didn't help with the color problem.

  • John Lasher Jun 19, 2007

    Sorry you are right I should of used the "thanks for trying" button.
    What are your other suggestions?

  • John Lasher Jun 19, 2007

    Thanks for trying. Did both resets but still got the colored tinge to the letters. Got anything else?

  • John Lasher Jun 19, 2007

    Yup, have done both of those things.



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Try turning on cleartype if you are using Windows XP. 1. Right click on the desktop and select 'Properties' 2. Select the 'Appearance' tab and press the 'Effects?' button 3. Check the box for 'Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts', then select 'ClearType' in the dropdown list 4. Close the Effects dialog by clicking 'OK' and click 'Apply' to complete the process

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    Kevin Shafer Jun 19, 2007

    So you rated it not helpful instead of thanks for trying because you didn't include that information? How about waiting for more information as I have three other solutions here for you to try.

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    Kevin Shafer Jun 19, 2007

    Try doing a factory reset if you haven't already done so:

    Resetting Current Samsung Monitors

    To reset most current Samsung monitors to their factory settings, follow these steps:

    1. Press the Menu button on the monitor. The OSD menu appears.
    2. Press the Adjust (up or down arrow) button on the monitor to change the menu window until you see the window containing Autosource, Image Reset, and Color Reset.
    3. Press the Select button on the monitor to select the this window.
    4. Press the Adjust button to highlight either Image Reset or Color Reset.
    5. Press the Select button. The Image Reset or Color Reset window appears.
    6. Press the Brightness/Adjust button on your monitor. Yes is highlighted.

    Note: As soon as you select Yes, the monitor resets to the factory presets.

    7. Press the Menu button on the monitor three times to exit.

    Note: You must perform both Image Reset and Color Reset to reset your monitor completely to factory presets.

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    Kevin Shafer Jun 19, 2007

    Try the instructions located here:

    This will set the optimal resolution and refresh rates for your monitor. Also make sure that you have the latest graphics driver for your video card located here:

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    Kevin Shafer Jun 19, 2007

    Well it appears as that is all I have for you. I guess the next step would be to contact Samsung support or take the monitor back and exchange it. If the exchanged monitor does the same thing, then contact Samsung support and see what they have to say.



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