View Full Version : Monitor Screen Turns Pink

03-25-2001, 03:29 PM
I have a ViewSonic 21P, My screen just recently has started to turn Pink and red, then back to normal..Is this a common failure, and should I look to replacing it, or is it a possible repair item?

03-25-2001, 08:42 PM
SOunds like one of the color guns is going bad...don't think you can fix it, (at least not for a reasonable amount of $$) but good news is, it might last a long time still with intermittent rosy outlook...

03-25-2001, 11:29 PM
Hi Jerry,

You might try degaussing the monitor. Some monitors automatically do this when they are powered on. However, sometimes it's necessary to manually degauss. Magnetization can occur from many things, sometimes even by earth's natural properties alone, or by putting an unshielded computer speaker next to the monitor.

Your ViewSonic should have a degaussing option. Use the buttons on the front of the monitor to toggle through the options until you find it, or check the user manual for the monitor.

Try that and post back if no success.


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03-26-2001, 12:45 AM
On degaussing, the degaussing circuit built into most monitors requires a certain amount of time to elapse between atempts, so hit once then power down, wait about a half hour power back up and see if it has made a difference, if not try again (two or three times may be needed). If degaussing doesn't work then it may be the color gun.....

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03-26-2001, 08:59 AM
Wiggle the connector where it plugs into the video card. If it changes color then, it's a bad connection. I have one here that does the same thing and it's very annoying. Once I get it to work, it may last 2 weeks, may do it again in a half hour...Make sure the screws the hold the plug in are snug, that may help. I didn't say torque them down with big pliers, just snug... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif sometimes a small screwdriver works wonders...

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03-26-2001, 12:37 PM
That monitor didnt show up @ the Viewsonic site on a search; however, if it is a 21" monitor then it is worth repairing. I usually advise against repairs with the cost of new monitors so low relative to repair costs, but in this case(21") it's worth taking it to see if a new red gun (or whichever is out) can be replaced.

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