Solved

Color monitor works as 'black and white'.

Posted on 1998-11-18
3
209 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I was working on an old computer (probably a 386) and with no warning, the color showed everything in black and white characters (it 'lost' its color). I rebooted the computer but the monitor started the same way.
The next day (this happened at my regular job) the monitor was working ok. However, the same has happened several times. What could be the problem?.
This machine is running MS-DOS (no Windows).
Thanks for any input.

Efrain R Portales
0
Comment
Question by:efrain12
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
kayton earned 50 total points
ID: 1012751
The cord connecting the computer and monitor is not seated correctly and loosens up intermittently.  This is a very common problem.  There are more unusual causes, but this is 99% of the time.  If the cord feels tight, unplug it and plug it back in.  
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rmarotta
ID: 1012752
Have you installed new software that may have changed the startup files for the machine?
Please post your autoexec.bat & config.sys files here.
Ralph
0
 

Author Comment

by:efrain12
ID: 1012753
Thanks for your reply. You sound pretty convincing. I'll check it out.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question