Solved Half my screen is Tinted, help?

March 11, 2015 at 21:40:27
Specs: Windows 8
Half of my screen is tinted yellow, this shows through in apps only in white sections. Pic Included
http://imgur.com/WAAWKAI

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March 12, 2015 at 20:59:50
I was guessing from the size of the screen that it was a desktop.
Nice size on that screen! Too bad it isn't working properly.

Since it is a laptop, one possibility (I don't know how likely) is
that a wire in the ribbon cable from the video to the screen has
broken where it bends at the hinge. You can attempt to test for
that by slowly raising and lowering the screen while it is turned
on and watch to see if the yellow ever goes away, even briefly.
If so, you can either get a new ribbon cable and install it yourself
or have a computer repair shop do it for you.

If it is under warranty you will probably want to check with whoever
you are supposed to contact about repairs.

Before sending it to or leaving it with anyone you should back up
your data.

You can still try plugging an external monitor into the laptop to see
if the problem shows up. If it does, that means your screen is okay
but either the cable or the video controller is bad.

Replacing a cable should be relatively inexpensive. I have no idea
how much new screens cost. If the video controller is bad, you may
want to replace the laptop. Sometimes repair shops will determine
the problem at no charge if you pay them to repair it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
March 12, 2015 at 04:34:13
I don't see any yellow tint in your pic. My Google search page looks exactly the same, nothing wrong with it, not in the pic you posted anyway.

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#2
March 12, 2015 at 06:22:29
So the problem is probably in your monitor, not the video card.

I don't think it could be in the cable, but you could try unplugging it
and replugging it. If you can plug another monitor into the computer,
or plug another computer into the monitor, that will show for sure.

Yellow where white should be means the blue pixels in that part of
the screen aren't being turned on. A slight yellow tint indicates
that the blue pixels aren't being turned on to full strength.

If the monitor is under warranty, find out about getting an RMA.
Otherwise you'll probably want to buy a new one.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#3
March 12, 2015 at 17:56:11
so, thanks for the feedback, but it's a laptop so a new monitor is going to be difficult, think it's worth repairing?

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March 12, 2015 at 20:59:50
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I was guessing from the size of the screen that it was a desktop.
Nice size on that screen! Too bad it isn't working properly.

Since it is a laptop, one possibility (I don't know how likely) is
that a wire in the ribbon cable from the video to the screen has
broken where it bends at the hinge. You can attempt to test for
that by slowly raising and lowering the screen while it is turned
on and watch to see if the yellow ever goes away, even briefly.
If so, you can either get a new ribbon cable and install it yourself
or have a computer repair shop do it for you.

If it is under warranty you will probably want to check with whoever
you are supposed to contact about repairs.

Before sending it to or leaving it with anyone you should back up
your data.

You can still try plugging an external monitor into the laptop to see
if the problem shows up. If it does, that means your screen is okay
but either the cable or the video controller is bad.

Replacing a cable should be relatively inexpensive. I have no idea
how much new screens cost. If the video controller is bad, you may
want to replace the laptop. Sometimes repair shops will determine
the problem at no charge if you pay them to repair it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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