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pinkish screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by D., May 20, 2010.

  1. D.

    D. Flightless Bird

    When I attempted to go online ,
    my screen was pink .
    I have not done anything to the
    computer so I can't figure out
    where it might have come from .
    xp sp3
    ie 7
    oe 6
    TIA ,
    D.
     
  2. D.

    D. Flightless Bird

    How vague is that !!!

    "D." <wdstk@sover.net> wrote in message
    news:uojWZpA%23KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > When I attempted to go online ,
    > my screen was pink .
    > I have not done anything to the
    > computer so I can't figure out
    > where it might have come from .
    > xp sp3
    > ie 7
    > oe 6
    > TIA ,
    > D.
    >
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    D. wrote:
    > How vague is that !!!
    >
    > "D." <wdstk@sover.net> wrote in message
    > news:uojWZpA%23KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> When I attempted to go online ,
    >> my screen was pink .
    >> I have not done anything to the
    >> computer so I can't figure out
    >> where it might have come from .
    >> xp sp3
    >> ie 7
    >> oe 6
    >> TIA ,
    >> D.


    There are several ways for the color to be off.

    CRTs and LCDs do have some differences, so that would have
    been nice to know.

    Both VGA and DVI, have separate signal paths for each
    of the primary colors R, G, B.

    A disconnect on one of the signals, could cause the
    weird colors.

    The disconnect can be within the monitor itself, such as
    a failure on one of the guns on a CRT.

    You could have a problem with the gamma sliders in your
    video card control panel. Some support gamma per primary
    color.

    If this is an LCD, you could have a bad CCFL backlight, but
    the color would not likely be pink. More brownish.

    If the monitor has a "color temperature" setting, that too
    can mess up the color. Again, I don't think that is pink,
    maybe bluish. Color temperature may be a setting in the
    OSD. Some LCDs have "profiles", which affect color for
    various kinds of applications (like a setting for
    viewing movies).

    So, start by:

    1) Review video card control panel for color-related changes.
    2) Review OSD or button controls on the monitor.
    3) Check startup folder, for things like "Adobe Gamma" or similar
    color-changing applications. It could be some third-party app
    is screwing everything up.

    4) Test the monitor on another computer, to see if the color
    problem is the monitor, or is solely with the original computer.
    5) If the monitor is not using a captive cable, and the cable
    can be unplugged at both ends, try another cable while testing.
    6) Try another, known good monitor, on the bad computer, and see
    if the problem is still there.

    My guess is, you have a CRT, and one of the guns has a problem.

    HTH,
    Paul
     
  4. D.

    D. Flightless Bird

    Thanks Paul for all the inf. !
    D.
    "Paul" <nospam@needed.com> wrote in message
    news:ht3n0o$k7m$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > D. wrote:
    >> How vague is that !!!
    >>
    >> "D." <wdstk@sover.net> wrote in message
    >> news:uojWZpA%23KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> When I attempted to go online ,
    >>> my screen was pink .
    >>> I have not done anything to the
    >>> computer so I can't figure out
    >>> where it might have come from .
    >>> xp sp3
    >>> ie 7
    >>> oe 6
    >>> TIA ,
    >>> D.

    >
    > There are several ways for the color to be off.
    >
    > CRTs and LCDs do have some differences, so that would have
    > been nice to know.
    >
    > Both VGA and DVI, have separate signal paths for each
    > of the primary colors R, G, B.
    >
    > A disconnect on one of the signals, could cause the
    > weird colors.
    >
    > The disconnect can be within the monitor itself, such as
    > a failure on one of the guns on a CRT.
    >
    > You could have a problem with the gamma sliders in your
    > video card control panel. Some support gamma per primary
    > color.
    >
    > If this is an LCD, you could have a bad CCFL backlight, but
    > the color would not likely be pink. More brownish.
    >
    > If the monitor has a "color temperature" setting, that too
    > can mess up the color. Again, I don't think that is pink,
    > maybe bluish. Color temperature may be a setting in the
    > OSD. Some LCDs have "profiles", which affect color for
    > various kinds of applications (like a setting for
    > viewing movies).
    >
    > So, start by:
    >
    > 1) Review video card control panel for color-related changes.
    > 2) Review OSD or button controls on the monitor.
    > 3) Check startup folder, for things like "Adobe Gamma" or similar
    > color-changing applications. It could be some third-party app
    > is screwing everything up.
    >
    > 4) Test the monitor on another computer, to see if the color
    > problem is the monitor, or is solely with the original computer.
    > 5) If the monitor is not using a captive cable, and the cable
    > can be unplugged at both ends, try another cable while testing.
    > 6) Try another, known good monitor, on the bad computer, and see
    > if the problem is still there.
    >
    > My guess is, you have a CRT, and one of the guns has a problem.
    >
    > HTH,
    > Paul
     

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