iceracer
iceracer UltraDork
11/26/12 11:02 a.m.

My monitir screen suddenly turned pink. Every thing else is OK. Why ? Fixable ?

Matt B
Matt B Dork
11/26/12 11:06 a.m.

Your computer is trying to tell you that it is...errr, fabulous?

I'm no help.

carguy123
carguy123 PowerDork
11/26/12 11:08 a.m.

It's to remind you to "Save the Tatas!"

Grtechguy
Grtechguy UltimaDork
11/26/12 11:08 a.m.

video cable is loose or has a crack in the ground. I've seen it a few thousand times.

re-seat at both the monitor end and the computer end.

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 Reader
11/26/12 11:10 a.m.

hdmi? If so check the cable, unplug and replug, then try to turn off the screen if neither of those work then reboot

iceracer
iceracer UltraDork
11/26/12 11:16 a.m.

Thanks guys.

I turned the monitor of an back on , no change.

I doubt it is the cable but I will check it.

Then I will reboot.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
11/26/12 11:25 a.m.

It's the pink screen of love.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo UltimaDork
11/26/12 11:38 a.m.
Grtechguy wrote: video cable is loose or has a crack in the ground. I've seen it a few thousand times. re-seat at both the monitor end and the computer end.

I'd go with this... Or the pink screen of love. It may be that, too.

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
11/26/12 5:09 p.m.

You are looking at teh pornz too close. Zoom out or change your screen resolution.

iceracer
iceracer UltraDork
11/26/12 5:25 p.m.

OK, I did all the checks. It's still pink.

Monitor is 10 yrs old. time for a new one ?

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim PowerDork
11/26/12 5:26 p.m.

Maybe - I'd try to hook up a known good monitor cable first, if that doesn't work it's likely to be new monitor time.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
11/26/12 5:32 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: You are looking at teh pornz too close. Zoom out or change your screen resolution.

Also the pink screen of love. Or at least lust.

aircooled
aircooled PowerDork
11/26/12 6:24 p.m.

10 years old? CRT? Is there a degauss in them menus?

Does sound like a cord / connection though.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltraDork
11/26/12 6:49 p.m.

CRT? Dang. I thought I was behind the times.

rob_lewis
rob_lewis Dork
11/26/12 7:29 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: You are looking at teh pornz too close. Zoom out or change your screen resolution.

You owe me a keyboard for that one!

-Rob

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/27/12 6:29 a.m.

Yep it's a CRT that has had the colors go off for some reason. Usually it's the cable, see if you have another one and try it in there. If that doesn't fix it, give the monitor some good hard bitch slaps from the top and side. If it goes back to normal, the monitor's bad. Get an LCD, they use way less power.

RossD
RossD UberDork
11/27/12 7:28 a.m.

Shop for an eight year old LCD monitor off of CraigsList. It will be $10 or something like that. It won't be big or wide screen, but it will be a cheap replacement!

iceracer
iceracer UltraDork
11/27/12 9:36 a.m.

Today, all is back to normal. Maybe tipping the monitor over to get at the cable shook things up, as gameboy suggested. I have been mulling the idea of a new one, but I am frugal. As long as it works.

anyway , thanks everyone for the help. Is this a great site or what.

Conquest351
Conquest351 SuperDork
11/27/12 9:54 a.m.

Dude, I have an old LCD monitor I'll send you for $10 plus shipping. I'm in Texas, where you at? It's a 17" monitor or something like that.

iceracer
iceracer UltraDork
11/27/12 5:19 p.m.

Thanks, but I am fine for now. I may end up being sorry I didn;t take the deal.

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy UltraDork
11/27/12 7:46 p.m.
iceracer wrote: Thanks, but I am fine for now. I may end up being sorry I didn;t take the deal.

You're spending a lot more on energy bills to power that CRT than the monitor would cost, that's for sure

CRT's are horrible power consumers.

Conquest351
Conquest351 SuperDork
11/28/12 8:50 a.m.
iceracer wrote: Thanks, but I am fine for now. I may end up being sorry I didn;t take the deal.

Just let me know brother.

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