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Pink Screen

June 28, 2005 at 20:45:19
Specs: win XP, Intel Pen4, 512RD RAM 180

Hi all.

Mine is a Pen 4 OEM machine and the was purchased new 3 1/2 years ago. The monitor is a generic 'no name' 19 inch flat screen CRT.

ADIA32 program describes my video card as NVIDIA GeFORCE2 MX/MX400 (Microsoft Corporation)

Now the problem.

Lately my screen has been flickering, some days more that other. I checked the screen refresh rate and it was set a 85Mhz which has been performing satisfactorily in the past.

Today the same flickering when suddenly the screen back ground instead of being white turned pink. I rebooted but it still came back as a pink screen.

I started to type this post when the screen returned to white, but with a pink tinge to varying in strengths.

I know that pink is nice, but not in this case.

Any suggestions.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head


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#1
June 28, 2005 at 21:05:32

Well you have one of two problems.

Monitor is crapping out.
Or
Video Card is failing..

I would bet on the Video card..

I would buy the card. Buy it from a reputable place that has return policy.. Like Best-Buy or Staples.

This way, when you remove the old card and install the new one. If it's still pink you can return the card.. then Buy a monitor.

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#2
June 28, 2005 at 22:07:36

Have you had any reason to disconnect and then reconnect the cable? Any possibility that one of the pins might be bent? Is there anyone, or any creature in your house that might have spilled a liquid on the cable connection?

I've seen a similar problem with a CRT when the cable is going bad. If you have a cable that's somewhat generic, it would certainly be worth the expense of testing out that component before you invest in a new card.

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#3
June 29, 2005 at 02:06:08

Hi Guys.

Dr Zhivago. No such animal or fluid dramas.

Nothing has been moved, connected or disconnected for months.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head


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#4
June 29, 2005 at 05:49:53

He makes a good point..

I would go ahead and unplug the Cable and reseat it..

If you can, pull the video card out fully and push it back into the mother board.. Could simply be micro corrosion.

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#5
June 29, 2005 at 19:38:59

Hi Guys.

I will try the suggestion of unpluging the monitor ans the video card at the first chance I get. Reson for not doing it right now?

Simple, very awkward to get to. Hope to do it on the week end. Let you know how it goes.

I may just unplug all the cards and re seat them to freshen up the connections while I am in there.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head


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#6
July 25, 2005 at 12:15:02

I just got the same problem. I'll take the above advice, but I've only taken my computer casing off once, many years ago, to install additional memory (on a different machine than i have now.) Can you suggest where i might view or download a diagram or instructions for taking off the casing and locating the video card?

Thanks


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