Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monitor colours pastel after power disruptions

When I turned my monitor on this morning the colours were not the traditional windows red, blue, green but a very pretty shade of pink, aqua and light green. We had some power outages the other day and I hadn't been on this computer since. No it was not my monitor going. I don't have the extra cash to replace this monitor right now. I'd had a similar situation with another computer before. I remember something about Degaussing = the process of decreasing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field. This is how to fix it according to
How to Degauss a Computer Monitor
Degaussing a computer monitor clears electromagnetic buildup from the screen. Although it is hardly ever necessary, degaussing can sometimes slightly improve picture quality.
Simply turn the monitor off and turn it back on. Most modern monitors degauss themselves automatically each time they are powered on. When the monitor is turned on, you should hear a distinctive "dwoing" sound. If you hear no sound when you turn the unit on, it may not degauss itself automatically. If that is the case, proceed to the next step.
Look for a button labeled DEGAUSS. This may be combined on an EXIT button. (Mine didn't have it)
Otherwise, locate the menu button on the front of the monitor.
Bring up the on-screen menu, locate the degauss option (the ohm icon), and select it. You should now hear the degaussing noise, and the screen will probably display a brief burst of color.
Problem fixed. Just thought I would share.


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