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Help!!  Funny Colours on my Monitor

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Hi,

I have an older(I'm not sure how old) 17" monitor which I bought used a few months ago.  Last night when I went to bed everything was fine but this morning when I turned my computer on it was all screwy.  The top 2 corners are green and the bottom 2 corners are pink.  I'm not sure if this is my monitor though because I took a print screen of it and when i viewed the image in the center of my screen (which is still normal), the colour is OK.  I am running Windows XP Pro.

Any Suggestions?

Thanks,
Ana
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Does it have a Degause button? If so, try that.
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It is definately a situation where the monitor needs to be degaussed.  If merely pushing the "degauss" button doesn't work you can use a degaussing coil (if you have one), take it to a local computer repair store will the will use their degaussing coil, or sometimes even a large magnet will work to degaus a monitor if you slowly turn it counter clockwiseabout 16" from the monitor and then back away slowly.

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by:anastasiawinters
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Well, I left it on for a few hours and now it seems all better, where is the desgause button (just incase this happens again) and what does it do?  What was wrong with it?
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OK, did a google on degauss and now I know what it is and I found the button.

Thanks :)
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