Thread: My monitor has just turned green
September 27th, 2003, 01:47 AM #1
My monitor has just turned green
I assume it's going to have to go to the heaven of monitors then?
RIP "VDU" you were a good monitor .
September 27th, 2003, 07:48 AM #2
Good monitor for a cow, if you need one. One of these days, my old CTX is going to do this and I'll be jumping for joy!!
September 27th, 2003, 08:01 AM #3
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Has banging on it fixed anything?
September 27th, 2003, 08:13 AM #4
i actually fixed a monitor by dropkicking it onto gravel... but the screen was scratched afterwards.... . o wellI don't like signatures.
September 27th, 2003, 10:08 AM #5
Strangely, a good whack can actually temporarily fix a monitor, as can the ol' dropkick. It's just oxidized contacts and the occasional cap or something that gets out of line.
Another possibility is unplugging and replugging the monitor, and, if it has a detachable cable at the monitor end, make sure and do that too. Sometimes those contacts just get oxidized and quit transmitting.
If you're particularly attached to the monitor, it may be worth a trip to the shop. One of my favorite Trinitrons did this sort of thing and simply had a couple of conductors in the cable that were shot. A new cable, (with the connectors on the inside of the case in this instance) did the trick. If it's in need of a new tube or flyback transformer (it doesn't sound like a flyback issue, though), well, the repair bill will be more than the monitor is worth, probably.There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
September 27th, 2003, 01:08 PM #6Originally posted by Steve R Jones
Twelve gauge shotgun can do wonders.
But, does the monitor have a degauss button? Did you recently move any electrical/magnetic items close to it?
No, no magnetic items have been near it, i always leave my speakers far away and my mobile phone either off or away from the monitor..
Nevermind, i'm getting a 17" Flatron tomorrow, out of my hard earned cash nontheless, I'm planning to build a new PC anyway, why not start now? .
Thanks for the help everyone anyway .
September 27th, 2003, 01:38 PM #7
Drop it from the top of a water tower
And send us pics of courseThe impossible takes more time,and costs more money.
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September 27th, 2003, 01:45 PM #8
What's your vid card?
Sometimes the monitor goes green when the adapter isn't seated in right/vid card dying. Go to the back of your box and jiggle the monitor adapter a little, either up or down. Keep your eyes on the monitor. It should go back to normal.
September 27th, 2003, 01:55 PM #9
My brother is a ham radio operator. When he has a piece of gear go toes-up, he puts it about 15 yards out in the back yard and fills it full of holes from his .357 before it goes byebye
(Course, he has about 100 acres in the back yard.....)There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
September 27th, 2003, 01:59 PM #10
try SAM'S club i got a samung 19" dyna flat crt for under $200 works great
September 27th, 2003, 02:03 PM #11
Yours turned green? Wow - I just tossed one because it turned red.
Too bad - maybe we could have combined the parts and gotten one good one out of it
September 27th, 2003, 02:25 PM #12
If you figure out why yours turned green, let me know. I'd love to replace my CTX.
September 27th, 2003, 05:04 PM #13
Well, first it turned yellow and i was like "WTF?!?!" then i pressed De-gauss and it turned green, so i was really confused!
September 27th, 2003, 10:01 PM #14
My monitor turns green some times. I have a bad cable from the vid card to the monitor and some times some of the pins in it don't work. I guess theres a red, yellow and blue pin so when the red one looses contact the screen looses all the red color and turns green. I fix my by jiggling the cable until it comes back to its normal color.Buy the ticket, take the ride.- Hunter S. Thompson
September 27th, 2003, 11:09 PM #15
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Ah yes.The green color is pretty.I also like gold.Banging on it does work sometimes.But,only for awhile.I once opened the back once.Mind you I know nothing about monitors.Started to turn knobs and things.You know like on the back of an old tv.To adjust color and height.Helped for awhile.But,I got cocky and blew the damn thing up.Kinda fun. I know my heart was beating a mile a minute.
September 28th, 2003, 12:22 AM #16
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You guys think a pellet gun with a muzzle velocity of 1000fps would puncture the glass? Or would it bounce right off?
September 28th, 2003, 12:31 AM #17
Terminal, even when one of those things is unplugged, there are currents and voltages running around in there that will put you into the next life right now. You had a right to be scared. Now you have a right to be thankful. You got lucky.
Ramon. That's a pretty fair muzzle velocity. Maybe with a steel pellet. A lead one would probably just flatten.There's only two things in life. But I forget what they are.
September 28th, 2003, 12:55 AM #18
These monitors sound like headlights- when you have a headlight go out whack it with the palm of your hand and most times it will come back on.“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
September 28th, 2003, 04:53 AM #19Originally posted by elmers
My monitor turns green some times. I have a bad cable from the vid card to the monitor and some times some of the pins in it don't work. I guess theres a red, yellow and blue pin so when the red one looses contact the screen looses all the red color and turns green. I fix my by jiggling the cable until it comes back to its normal color.
I tried to get it working again and i plugged the vid cable in properly, screwed and everything, it works a treat now, thanks a lot mate, you saved me quite a bit of money there!
September 28th, 2003, 06:40 PM #20
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This problem is quite common. Not just with video..but with all types of connectors to a computer. Why?.. because the ultra small-flimsy contacts inside a female connector get bent out of shape... literally.
A fix?.. well, yeah..depending on your personal patience..
Take the video card out of the machine. (the use here of a jewelers eye loop or head-set is wonderful)
Use a needle and work in behind the metal contact in each hole in the socket..close it up just a tad. Then, the pins on the end of monitors cable will fit snug again..no more lost contacts and 'green screens'.
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