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Monitor problem

I pulled an old computer out of the closet and everything seems to be working fine except the monitor. I got a reddish glow on the right side of my screen. I changed the setting from "optimal" to "70 Hertz" and really screwed things up. I had to go to system restore to fix it but I still got that reddish glow. Does that mean my monitor is going out or is there a fix for it? I don't know what kind of information you need but I'm running Windows ME and it's an Intel(R) 82810 Graphics Controller. Thanks.

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It usually means that either the alignment of the CRT "guns" are off or a magnet (hint: speaker) was stored too close to the display.

Tip: Repair or alignent of said CRT often exceeds what a new CRT will be.

Warning! - LETHAL VOLTAGES ARE INSIDE THAT DISPLAY EVEN WHEN POWER HAS BEEN REMOVED. IF YOU OPEN IT AND DIE, DON'T COMPLAIN TO ME.

Bob

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Thank you Robert for the input, but it's working okay now. I moved the computer (and monitor) to the other side of the room away from the TV (it was sitting right next to the TV), and that reddish glow on the right side of my screen, the TV side, has disappeared. I don't understand it but you probably do. Thanks anyway.

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It's similar to the speaker magnet issue.

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CRT's such as the display and your TV emit magnetic fields.

A strong magnetic field was too close (strong) to the monitor.

Bob

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If you haven't yet, check to see if your monitor has a "degauass" button. If it does, use it for that purpose. However, severe tint is caused by magnetic fields and/or damaged componets. More than likely by magnets by speakers that aren't shielded. I wouldn't fart around with any adj. as that can't the problem if you can't get it to clean up, find another monitor as any repair cost isn't practical unless you have a friend in the business.

good luck -----Willy

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