Monitor Screen "Yellowing"??...

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Old 12-22-03, 02:51 PM
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Monitor Screen "Yellowing"??...

I have a 2001 model Gateway Essential 700 series PC and am running Win98...the monitor is a Gateway LE 500...the picture on the monitor screen has taken on a yellowish tinting on pages where it should be white...mainly backgrounds, but it is noticeable on whatever page I view...the monitor has always worked fine, it's just this yellowish tinting around subject bars, images, etc...Pages look old and yellow, like old newspaper..some white shows through in streaks..

Contacted Gateway assisstance and they said to download a monitor driver that was older than the one already installed!...Tried anyway, but no good...

Is this a common problem w/monitors as they age? The rest of the PC is just fine...

Do I need a new monitor to get a better picture?

Thanks to all who reply.

Matt
 
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Old 12-22-03, 03:02 PM
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You can try adjusting the temperature and color settings on the monitor. Higher temperature means whiter colors. If all else fails it's time to get a new monitor. That's how most of them fail, one of the guns quits and you'll see funny colors.
 
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Thanks...I'll give it a try...
 
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Hey Tinitro,
How do i change the "temperature"...
 
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There should be an option in the monitor's OSD (on screen display) to adjust the temperature. If there is no option, or the monitor doesn't have an OSD than it's time to buy a new monitor. You can get a new 17" for less than $100.
How old is your monitor by the way? I find that 3 years is about all they last, even less if "forgotten" on.
 
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It's about 3 years...thanks for the help..
 
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