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GateCrusher420 VIP Member

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#1 10 years ago

Over the past, I dunno, 4+ months, my computer has gotten into the habit of changing colors when I'm on it. It usually happens when I'm on the internet and it only happens every now and then but it is a rucurring thing. I've tried to get screenshots but they look fine when I paste them in paint. Now, what I would like to know is if it is my graphics card, or my monitor. Now, for a little description, if you've ever played OGame, its a blue screen. Now, picture that it turns green and it starts trippin out. The clarity goes to crap, little black lines start alternating and flashing (very small....computer still works with little to know problem). It never happens when I'm playing a game, only on the internet or just sitting looking at my desktop. I've had my computer for 3 years and I'm now on my second graphics card. It's running a 7600 GS. The monitor is an older AG Neovo F-417 that still uses and analog connection. Anyone got an answer to this. I'm confused.




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#2 10 years ago

What you are describing sounds typical of a bad/loose VGA connection, but could also be caused by a failing monitor or graphics card. If I were you, I would start elimination troubleshooting with the easiest of the 3. Try changing out the monitor cable (or checking if it is loose) first. If the problem continues, borrow a monitor and test it for a while. If the problem cotinues still, you obviously have a GC issue.




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#3 10 years ago

He mentioned that his images in MSPaint turned out fine. This almost rules out the graphics card.

I do agree that it sounds like the cable is bad. Possibly shorted.

It could also be dust in the screen,...




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#4 10 years ago

Well, uhh.....hmmm. It shouldn't be the cable considering I just took the computer to get it serviced and when I got it back, I screwed the VGA screws as tight as I could get them while still being able to unscrew them with my fingers. And I also rule out the monitor because....well.....maybe not. I checked the cable and its fine. Any recomendations for the monitor (unfortunately I don't have a spare monitor.).




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#5 10 years ago

Check the pins on your monitor cable, I had the same problem and I had a couple pins missing. I'm sure it had to do with the fact that it was ten years old.




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#6 10 years ago
Monster_user I do agree that it sounds like the cable is bad. Possibly shorted.

That is what it might be. My VGA cable is slowly going bad right now, i have to turn it and make sure it stays at a certian spot or my whole screen turns pink.....