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monitor screen turning yellow

by joetheplumber / November 27, 2008 10:04 AM PST

I'm new here- just posted this in PC hardware, but realized this is probably a better place for it.

I have an antique Dell dimension 2350 with a crt monitor. Lately the monitor screen is turning yellow tinted(picture still there, just looks yellowish), sometimes fading back to normal, then turning yellow again. Does this mean...

a) I need a new monitor
b) I need a new computer
c) I need to lay off the hooch Wink
d) None of the above, it means _____________(?)

If, as I'm suspecting, I need a new monitor, anyone have any favorites to recommend as far as a very inexpensive flat panel 17 or 19 inch monitor?

Thanks!

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Look into...
by Willy / November 27, 2008 11:51 AM PST

It appears you need a new monitor as any repairs will cost too much and can be used against a new LCD type or yet any CRT monitor. Check local paper ad listing for any deals/saving on such new monitors. A good online source is http://www.newegg.com and others offer good deals. I suggest you stay away from Sylvania, Memorex or or other low-end offering as they work well but may not for long or tend to degrade quickly.

As for old monitor, try reseating the cables. If a video card is installed, reseat it as well. If a card, try replacing. You can also swap the monitor to another system and see if the problems re-appears.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Yellow tint to monitor
by chihappens / November 7, 2009 7:15 AM PST
In reply to: Look into...

After installing a cheap softwear for a digital camera my computer moitor screen has a tint of yellow. I uninstalled the program, and tried to manually reset the moitor but I cannot get rid of this tint. I have a Samsung Monitor 2 years old, am using Windows Vista, on a Dell. TIA

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Tried Installing The Latest Graphics Drivers?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 6:45 AM PST
In reply to: Yellow tint to monitor

Visit the Dell site or the video card manufacturer's site, then download and install the latest driver of the card.. I'll guess the camera software tinkered with the graphics settings or driver in some way.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Turned yellow....
by Papa Echo / November 9, 2009 7:42 AM PST
In reply to: Yellow tint to monitor

In your case, try system restore to just before you installed the digital camera program [which must have messed up the system color system...]

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