Pink Screen

  griffo 11:43 23 Jan 2005

The screen on my PC has gone pink - no other faults that I'm aware of. Tried rebooting, no change. Any ideas please?

  PA28 11:47 23 Jan 2005

If it's a CRT then sounds like the blue gun has failed. Substitute another monitor to confirm that it's the monitor and not the graphics card/drivers.

  bremner 11:49 23 Jan 2005

Had this as well with a CRT - diagnosed as PA28 has reported.

Cost virtually more to repair than buy new.

  griffo 11:51 23 Jan 2005

thanks for response, will try that. At the time of your reply it has returned to normal (for the moment- as it reverted to normal for about 10 seconds shortly after submitting my post onto the forum). Do you still think it's the 'gun'?

  johnnyrocker 11:52 23 Jan 2005

pink screen is a lack of green drive, check seating on graphics card, if anyway technical (if not do NOT attempt this) remove the cabinet and tap around the tube base for possible dry joints etc, also check connecting cable from pc to monitor by unpluuging and re plugging.


  johnnyrocker 11:53 23 Jan 2005

in the light of developments my suggestion is likely to resolvs.


  griffo 11:56 23 Jan 2005

I'm not sure but I think the graphics is integrated on the motherboard. Screen has been normal now for several minutes. Any further thoughts?

  johnnyrocker 12:12 23 Jan 2005

only my points re cables to monitor or the crt base in monitor but ONLY if you are technically competent or if you know someone you could as them to check for possible dry noints in the green drive circuit.


  griffo 12:19 23 Jan 2005

Cheers to all, monitor has bahaved for some time now - fingers crossed. If it goes again or gets more frequent, I'll follow johnny's suggestions.


  Gongoozler 12:25 23 Jan 2005

Hi griffo. I occasionally get this same problem. In my case it is caused by the monitor cable being kinked where it exits from the connector behind the base unit. If the computer is pushed too hard against the wall the cable is compressed, presumably causing a partial breakdown of the insulation.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:06 23 Jan 2005

If you follow johnnyrocker sugestion (good one)
beware high voltages in monitor even when switched off and unplugged.

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