Desktop Monitor Image Getting Dull, Dark, & Dreary
Posted on 2003-12-04
Looks like my SONY MULTISCAN 200GS monitor (5 years old) is going south recently. I've set the brightness to max & everything still looks like I'm viewing it through a layer of smog - rather gray. The have gotten "soft" looking & there is a subtle "ripple" effect going on in the background. It also takes a much longer time to power up. I have power management set to always on as I use the PC extensively. Here are my specs:
Intel PIII 550 mhz
Matrox G400 video card
I increased the gamma levels in the Matrox control panel, but it's still a strain on the eyes. Could the card be possibly at fault? I've run some diagnostics & all results are OK.
I hope this is a fixable condition as I really can't afford to replace the monitor at the moment.