Red or Pink tinge background colour on screen of Vaio PCG GRT30P

My screen has slight pinkish red shading which I imagine is a hardware fault. Places the shading can be seen easily are:

Around the quick launch icons at the bottom of my screen;
Full screen at start up or when screen is "asleep;"
In "Screen -- properties -- apperance -- advanced apperance" the colour selctions available mostly have several pink vertical lines through their collective left sides;
In many other places eg the screen saver picture there are frequent tinges of pink.

Has anybody seen this before? And did you manage to remove this annoying colour?
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CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You should try another monitor, to see if it behaves the same way.  Examine the cable for bent or broken pins.
Few Questions...

Is this an LCD Screen Monitor or Laptop?  Or is it a CRT?

If this is a desktop have you tried replacing the video card?

Does the tint happen outside of windows?    
If the discolor happens in windows only then try updating your video card drivers.
I’ve noticed a similar occurrence in one of the computers I put together.  I used an AOC CRT.  After about a year I noticed a similar pink tint starting to form in the upper right hand corner of the monitor.  After I changed out monitors the weird shading disappeared.  I made the conclusion it was a monitor problem.  I would recommend that you check if your monitor is still under warranty.
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PiedBird sounds like a dodgy monitor cathode ray tube, or your crystal display is on the blink - forgive the pun!

Try another monitor if it is a monitor.  If it is a laptop, book it in for either a warranty or payable repair.  

Good luck sire!

PiedBirdAuthor Commented:
It is a laptop. I will get an oppurtunity to try onother screen later this week. I'll let you know what it does.
Outside of Windows... Is the command prompt such a place? On this screen all the background is red.
Yer certainly sounds like a faulty screen  piedbird.  

Good luck with the new one :)
Try upgrading the BIOS for the motherboard and VGA. Also make sure the monitor cable is fastened properly.
I doubt the bios will have anything to do with it... try the screen first!
PiedBirdAuthor Commented:
I finally got to an external lcd and booted up with it connected. The results were no fault in either screen!! That is maybe a little odd?

Anyway, we can't fix what isn't broke unless we have way too much time on our hands. Thanks for your ideas people.
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