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Display Problem - green/blue tint

by miliazure / October 5, 2016 7:16 PM PDT

Hi, I'm trying to figure out if my monitor is not working or if it is my video card or both. My monitor has a green/blue tint to it and I can't see the color red, but if I bring up the settings I can see red, though changing/resetting the color settings doesn't do anything for the actual display.

Here's a photo to make it easier to understand: The candy corn on the wallpaper (left) is supposed to be orange, the right image shows the settings in default after resetting the monitor (the actual monitor, not just the PC). I've also tried rebooting the PC but nothing changes. The fact that I can see red on the settings is what makes me wonder if it really is the monitor, since it's at least capable of displaying the color there... Any ideas?

The card is an Nvidia with 2 ports, the monitor is connected through an adapter (It doesn't fit directly). I've had this set up for a few years now.

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adapters can go back too
by James Denison / October 5, 2016 7:23 PM PDT

What is the adapter? VGA to HDMI or DVI to HDMI or DVI to VGA?

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by miliazure / October 5, 2016 7:47 PM PDT
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by James Denison / October 6, 2016 12:13 AM PDT
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Have you tried a replacement cable for it yet?

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by miliazure / October 6, 2016 10:52 AM PDT
In reply to: DVI to VGA

No, that's what I'm trying to figure out, what I need to buy, since I don't have any spares. I guess I'll get a new cable then, maybe I can find one that doesn't need an adapter.

Update: The monitor won't display anything, though the light flashes as if it were disconnected, even if it's connected. I thought about trying it out with the motherboard output but it also doesn't work, although maybe that's because NVidia is in there.

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start up fail
by miliazure / October 8, 2016 3:05 PM PDT
In reply to: cable

Update: The new cable worked for a little while, one power outage later and this is what's happening now: I think it's time to give up. Sad Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply, any final thoughts?

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I don't know how old your computer is, but....
by James Denison / October 11, 2016 3:49 PM PDT
In reply to: start up fail

...maybe it's from the ear of "bad capacitors" and you have some of those failed and it's causing alternating current ripple which is slowly damaging other parts on the computer. Google "bad caps".

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