Graphics card and funny colours ?

I have a US graphics card and an english TFT screen and the colours are off like inverted I guess you could say like the talk button for yahoo messenger which is supposed to be green is now yellow etc etc.

Is there anything I can do to fix this, I mean I have installed the graphics card drivers and Direct X , any help or insight would be very much appreicated !

FYI - I should be getting my CRT Monitor soon !
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAsked:
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Major-MinorCommented:
Could you specify your system set-up, like, Make of the Graphics Card, OS, Processor, Motherboard, RAM, PSU etc.
pages2goCommented:
There could be a lot of different things causing your problem.  I have seen this kind of an issue be the video card (or more specifically the cache on the video card.  I have also seen this kind of thing be a monitor or the monitors pens and internal wires.  If it were me I would start with the monitor in this case.

If you swap out the monitor with another and it is still doing it, then I would try swapping the video card.  Most of the time a "one at a time" approach will isolate something that is obscure like this down.  Remember, it doesn't have to be a new video card, just anything to try out temporarily.

Also make sure you have the latest drivers.  And be sure to check your windows settings under the Display properties to see if the machine is not just set with wierd color settings.  

Let me know if that helps.
willcompCommented:
Try adjusting color settings in video card controls.  Are you sure you haven't changed color scheme in Windows?

Shouldn't matter that graphics card is US and monitor is of British descent.  VGA is VGA and DVI is DVI the world around.

Check signal cable connections and ensure they are snug.

If it does the same thing with a CRT monitor, probably either settings need adjusting or video card is faulty.
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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
its a 350 watt 230 volt PSU, P4 3 ghz, 1gb of crucial ram and It is an old TFT Screen I am borrowing, I just took a screen shot of my desktop and sent it to a friend and they are telling me the screen shot is fine so from that I am guessing it just this monitor, would I be right in thinking that ?
willcompCommented:
Probably so.
pages2goCommented:
Like I said above, try with the monitor first.  It would be my guess from your description that the screen has a problem (most likely in the cable somewhere).  With the snap shot showing just fine on another computer that points to the video card being good.  It is simply the display that is messed up.
CallandorCommented:
Try a different cable also, in case the signal is not getting to the monitor properly.
CrankyCookieCommented:
Yea its more than likely your monitor, have you tried going into the monitor settings and messing around with the colors and degrees and whatnot?
willcompCommented:
Per Callandor's suggestion.  A loose or broken wire in signal cable can cause your symptoms.  Worth a shot.  Also can try "wiggling" cable and see if that makes a difference.  Wire problems usually occur toward ends of cable where it is constantly flexed.
Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
The monitor cable for this TFT screen is directly attached to the back of it so I cant remove it and try another one, as for another monitor I should be getting the one I purchased off of ebay which is the Sony 500 ps 21 " crt so I will be able to test it out when I get my new monitor , which is hopefully soon cos these colours are driving me nuts !

Also from taking the screen shot and the screen shot turning out ok must indicate that the graphics card is fine, right ?
Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
I will just wait until I get my new monitor and will leave this question open and will let you know how it goes. thanks for all the help !!
rindiCommented:
Check the connector on the monitor's cable. If one of the pins is broken, this can happen, or if a pin is bent it will not attach to the video card properly. You can try bending the pin back into position.

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Shane Russell2nd Line Desktop SupportAuthor Commented:
I hope I split points fairly, I did what rindi suggested and it turns out one of the pins was bent so I improvised and took a piece of metal to get between the side of the monitors head and the pin to bend it back into place and then I put it back on and bobs your uncle it works, now my eyes arent screwy.

THANK YOU SO MUCH RINDI !!!

Now I can watch things in true colour without worrying about my graphics card, what a relief !!

Thanks again everyone !!
rindiCommented:
No problem and thanks too.
CallandorCommented:
I'm glad I got people thinking about the cable - this was a great collaboration for a solution.
willcompCommented:
You're right.  Makes me feel dumb though as many pins as I've had to straighten out for the ham fisted.  Glad rindi was on the ball.
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