Monitor Color Problem

September 24, 2008 at 12:46:34
Specs: XP Home, 512
My monitor died, so I picked up a used HP vs17e Flat Panel. But there is a problem with the colors. When it boots up everything is fine. But after a short while, the color red disappears (I only see images in ugly blues & greens on the screen).

However, when I disconnect the monitor from the processor, the "Check video cable" message on the screen is fine, including the Red-Blue-Green color bar under the message. So looks like the monitor is OK, and must be something going on with the processor itself - which is an HP Pavilion 2001 vintage

Any thoughts on what the problem might be?

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September 24, 2008 at 13:02:44
Check the monitor connector on your video adapter, a pin may be stuck inside.

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September 24, 2008 at 14:19:31
Well, the pins all appeared to be OK. But I happen to have a 2nd system with the same monitor, so I swapped cables. Guess what? The 2nd system with the cable from the faulty system now has the disease and the original problem system is fine! Should have known to check cable right of the bat.

Thanks for your help!

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September 24, 2008 at 14:29:17
It's probably the wire that's connected to the #1 (red) pin in the connector that has broken loose from the pin. It's a common problem with monitors that are swivelled around often.

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September 24, 2008 at 14:29:56
Kinda sounds like a cable to me also....

Keep the old stuff running

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September 24, 2008 at 19:20:10
Yes, it was a bad cable - Thanks all for your feedback.


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