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is this problem my monitor?

every few days or boot ups, when my system is turned on the colors are not normal. The turqoise color of my desktop might be a shade of green, there may be streaks running left to right, etc. They seem to clear up after a short while.
Would this be the monitor in the early stages of death?
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CallandorCommented:
If this is a CRT and it is more than a few years old, yes, the need to warm up to produce a normal picture indicates it is beginning to fail.  I used to be a diehard CRT user, but the latest LCD offerings from Samsung, for example, are good enough for me to replace the tubes with a space-saving solution.
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nickg5Author Commented:
it is not every day and when it is
it does not last too long. I am unemployed so I'll have to just wait until it gets alot worse.
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RimscorpCommented:
It sounds that way , How old is it ? I would grab a friends monitor and check it out on your system to be sure , but typically about 3 years maybe 4 and they start to go. If its new you can get it in for warrenty I would suggest that. If a good monitor does the same thing ..your probably looking at video card / bigger issues.

                          -James
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nickg5Author Commented:
I have had it 2-3 years and it was used when I bought it, A NEC multiSync XV17, has worked good until recently.
I just looked on the bottom for the manufacture date.....drum roll please.......1995.
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CallandorCommented:
Yikes!  Well, you got your money's worth (or rather, you and the previous owner).
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nickg5Author Commented:
got my money's worth?  
 I paid $35 for this handy dandy piece of technology
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