Repair or replace CRT monitor video cable

March 5, 2015 at 23:11:34
Specs: Windows XP
i have a crt monitor when i move a video cable it will come with good colour afer some time it will be pink how to repllace

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#1
March 5, 2015 at 23:46:31
Sounds like a pretty simple job if you have the appropriate skills. Unsolder the current cable and solder on a new one - what more is there to say?

If you have to ask the question I would say don't try it. Take it to someone who knows about these things.


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#2
March 6, 2015 at 02:21:39
Just one additional word of caution. Be extremely careful when opening a CRT monitor. (Leave it disconnected from the mains a long time before doing so.) There are lethal voltages inside those things, and they hold a charge for a long, long time. Unless you are absolutely sure that you know what you are doing this repair could be the last one that you ever attempt.

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#3
March 6, 2015 at 05:31:42
With the prices of flat panel monitors (LCD, LCD/LED) coming way down over the years, unless you are looking a a rather large monitor, consider replacing it. If you shop carefully, it won't be that much more than it would be to have a tech look at the old one and then you do not have to worry that it will crap out this year or next. Just make sure that the new one includes the same type or connection you require.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
March 6, 2015 at 08:01:07
Good advice above by both posters.

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#5
March 6, 2015 at 16:45:00
Just for info, if you see pink on a CRT monitor it means that the green is going missing. This leaves just red and blue which produce magenta (pink).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
March 7, 2015 at 02:08:03
If the cable threads inside the back of the monitor instead of attaching to it via a port like your video card then you'd need an exact replacement cable. The last time I bought one it was around $30.

If the cable attaches to a port then replacement should be fairly easy.

But as already mentioned, consider another monitor. I picked up a couple 17" flat panels at goodwill for $10 each.


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