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Old 01-31-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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A few months ago i started to experience a strange problem...my monitor would turn pink or purple or green or yellow or black...(mostly pink)
and it turns completely in that color so its not the pink screen of death.

It happens all of a sudden and the computer is still on...i can hear the music and sometimes i can even use the mouse but there is no way out of it until you reset.

It happens when i surf the web and play games(Starcraft...nothing heavy).

i have windows xp sp3, geforce 8800gt and LiteOn monitor 19 inch.

Please help!
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A few months ago i started to experience a strange problem...my monitor would turn pink or purple or green or yellow or black...(mostly pink)
and it turns completely in that color so its not the pink screen of death.

It happens all of a sudden and the computer is still on...i can hear the music and sometimes i can even use the mouse but there is no way out of it until you reset.

It happens when i surf the web and play games(Starcraft...nothing heavy).

i have windows xp sp3, geforce 8800gt and LiteOn monitor 19 inch.

Please help!
How old is the monitor? Mine went when it was still covered. I had the inexact same problem (except that I had vertical 1 inch wide alternating dark and light bands - filled with your pink, purple, green, yellow and black colors - pixels, its was a View Sonic CRT Monitor, it was still in warranty and they gave me a new one (check your warranty - more than likely it has already expired). CRT monitors only last from 3 to 6 years (10 years if your lucky), kind of like a light bulb.
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Do you have a known good monitor to try with this system?
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try another monitor (a friends, that spare one in the basement(if you have a spare),etc.)
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If the monitor is good, it just might be the video card. (or Mobo if its an onboard/integrated video output.
Also check your video drivers.
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Thanks...ill check another monitor and get back to you.
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