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Odd Coloration

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Last Modified: 2017-03-31
I Have an old computer that I run dos on and I noticed it sometimes flickers and has an odd coloration. purplish to be exact. I thought the vga port was going bad, so I bought 2 new(old) graphics card off of ebay and to no avail the coloration issue persisted. I have other computers attached to this kvm monitor as well and no others have this issue. What do you think could be the problem?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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It is also reasonable that the monitor is on its way out. I have seen the same thing (same coloration) before and it was the monitor.

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It was a bad cable. I wish I tested that before buying the new card. But no worries its good to have extras! It's funny because I didnt think to check the KVM or cables until I wrote out my question on here. Thanks for your quick feedback guys!

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I figured it out before you suggested. But this indeed was the best solution. Thank you for your help!

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