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My monitor has been changing colours to green for a few weeks now. Sometimes red disappears altogether, though not in the OnScreenDisplay, and seems to get substituted by blue or green. Sometimes it works fine for a day. But most of the time the red seems to be lessend just a bit, so that yellow looks dirty. Sometimes there is a jittering of colours.

 

I have checked the pins of the plug, they seem to be alright. Wiggling the cable doesn´t help, either. Also the cable is built into the monitor and cannot be pulled out without opening the monitor. It is a VideoSeven N100LF (not TFT, the other kind) and about 4 years old. I haven´t had the opportunity to plug the monitor into another computer to see if it´s the grafics card.

 

I would be grateful for any help! :)

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Stop watering it.

 

I haven´t had the opportunity to plug the monitor into another computer to see if it´s the grafics card.

 

 

 

That should be your first step. The second step would be plugging another, "known good," monitor into your computer to see if you get the same behavior. Good luck!

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Hm, I had plugged another monitor in and it worked fine as long I had it in.

 

I imagine your first monitor is starting to die. :( I'd suspect a connection problem with the cable, but unfortunately as you say you can't simply use a new cable. My son's Dell monitor had a similar problem. It was cheaper to get new monitor than fool with trying to get an out of warranty monitor fixed.

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Since it is 4 years old I'm assuming it is a CRT monitor. Concider how many hours that it has run in those 4 years. So it is realistic to assume it is wearing out.

 

Not to depress you of course but sounds like you got alot of use out of it.

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Since it is 4 years old I'm assuming it is a CRT monitor. Concider how many hours that it has run in those 4 years. So it is realistic to assume it is wearing out.

 

Not to depress you of course but sounds like you got alot of use out of it.

 

Look at it this way, Ion -- you can finally justify getting that LCD you want!

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Independent' date='Feb 10 2006, 03:49 PM' post='31630']

Look at it this way, Ion -- you can finally justify getting that LCD you want!

 

 

I have to say after having a new LCD for the last couple weeks. They are awesome so go out and spoil yourself with one :D

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Thanks! Well, can you recommend a good LCD monitor for gaming? I have played NOLF on my dad´s pc, and he uses a LCD monitor, - I didn´t like it at all. Maybe it was too cheap? Do LCD monitors live longer than CRT´s?

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Thanks! Well, can you recommend a good LCD monitor for gaming? I have played NOLF on my dad´s pc, and he uses a LCD monitor, - I didn´t like it at all. Maybe it was too cheap? Do LCD monitors live longer than CRT´s?

 

I use a Dell 2405 FPW (24" widescreen) monitor and I like it very much. It isn't to everyone's taste, though, because some folks at very sensitive to any motion blur. If you want a take a look at a bunch of user reviews and commentary browse through the forums at Widescreengamingforum.com. They also have a number of explanations of the different panel types (S-IPS, PVA. etc.) that go into LCD screens.

 

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I remember a couple years back we had a corner of our monitor that was in a funny green color and we couldn't figure it out. Turns out we had a magnet too close to it. :blink:

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I use a Dell 2405 FPW (24" widescreen) monitor and I like it very much. It isn't to everyone's taste, though, because some folks at very sensitive to any motion blur. If you want a take a look at a bunch of user reviews and commentary browse through the forums at Widescreengamingforum.com. They also have a number of explanations of the different panel types (S-IPS, PVA. etc.) that go into LCD screens.

 

 

what is the response time on that monitor? My Samsung LCD has a 8ms response time and I don't any blur from it even playing HL2

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what is the response time on that monitor? My Samsung LCD has a 8ms response time and I don't any blur from it even playing HL2

 

I don't notice any blur either, but some folks have so I was just passing along a possible gotcha.

 

The rated response times from Dell are "12ms typical (Grey to Grey) / 16ms typical (Black to White)." The actual Samsung panel used in the 2405FPW is rated as "8ms (grey to grey)". You have to take all of these speeds with a grain of salt as the manufacturers playing with the numbers in order to have the fastest LCD panels. :sigh:

 

For me it is a great monitor. I have both my Mac and my PC hooked up to it, plus I have three more connectors if I wanted to hook up a DVD player, game console, VCR, etc. Multi-flash card reader, 4 USB 2 ports, an 8-bit panel (many LCDs are only 6-bit) and the ability to pivot the screen to portrait mode.

 

 

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Independent' date='Feb 11 2006, 08:08 AM' post='31699']

i have no advice, Ion. i've always played on LCD, but that's because i aways play on a laptop! so i just use whatever is on my latest one, and i guess i'm too ignorant of the benefits of CRT to know the difference!

 

Right now CRTs still have better color reproduction and show a better quality image at all resolutions.

 

The first is understandable because CRTs have had almost a century of technological development under their belt versus LCDs having just a couple of decades of work. LCDs are getting very good, but if color fidelity is crucial (prepress, graphics arts) then a CRT is the way to go.

 

The second is because a CRT 'paints' an image in the tube and LCDs have fixed pixels. The fixed pixels is why LCDs have native resolutions. Some LCD screens have built in scalers that can adjust an image to make it look better at non-native resolutions. That said, if you are using a normal 17" or 19" LCD that is at 1280 x 1024 then this shouldn't be an issue because most recent games support that resolution.

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Thanks for your help! :)

 

The problem is I do graphics arts also and would need an accurate colour fidelity. I do tend to buy a TFT monitor next, but I assume it would be too expensive if I want it to meet all my requirements. I watch TV with my CRT monitor, do graphics arts and gaming.

 

I have read in a computer magazine that the Benq FP91V TFT monitor would be excellent for gaming. Does anybody have that model?

 

Oh, and by the way, my monitor hasn´t turned green once since I started this thread! :blink:

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