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So when I was hooking my computer back up at the house i don't know what I've done or broke but my screen has a very yellow hue on it.  Everything is yellowish.  Not right.  Anyone know any tricks?  I have a lcd screen hooke up and short of trying another screen on it is there anything else I can do?
 
BTW this is for a desktop


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update, i just unhooked the screen from the computer and the colors are right using the screen self test, what would cause the output from teh computer to be bad?
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Bad contacts inside the cable might be the problem. Try another cable. I've also seen color problems when using and HDMI cable with one monitor and a DVI with another...had to go with two DVIs to get the monitors to match up (same make and model).
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i can plug in the cable to a laptop and it works fine, so it has to be in the computer
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Could be your graphics card...what card are you running?  You might try and update your video card drivers from your manufacturers website.


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You should have a monitor setup that will let you adjust the colors of your monitor. If I right click on the desktop I get a menu for nview (for my NVIDA driver) properties. Then click to adjust the color on your monitor. Your monitor type may not be correct.  IE.. Flat screen
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i found it says I have a NVIDA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8x adapter.... that mean anything to yall? 
 
Also says I have version 4.18.20.20.13
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That MX440 is old school.  If it works on your laptop then it is most likely your video card.

If you want a cheap upgrade this one works well.  I still use them in some of our bank comps.  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130654

It will be a nice bump up in performance as well.  And you could hook up two monitors with it.
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One other thought before you buy anything.  It is possible that during your move the video card may have came unseated a little bit. 

Take it out, blow out the AGP slot on the motherboard with canned air.  Take a pencil eraser and rub the gold contacts on the video card itself where it goes into the agp slot.  Then put it back in and fire it up and see what happens.  If that does not work I would either barrow one from someone to try or just buy a new one. 
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Just saw this post, ST is the "desktop man"!!!

I'm a little confused though, I always need more info before I start troubleshooting something or give recommendations.

I see this is a desktop from your original post, was it powered off for awhile and your just now starting to use it again or did you just move it from one place to another or is this a recent "hand me down" from someone else, etc.? Is it all the same hardware (when it was working) or did you add something (like a new monitor)? Etc., etc. 
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One I had in Chapel hill but haven't used since I moved down in Feb.  Now i powered it back up and i am getting this problem. 
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

One other thought before you buy anything.  It is possible that during your move the video card may have came unseated a little bit. 

Take it out, blow out the AGP slot on the motherboard with canned air.  Take a pencil eraser and rub the gold contacts on the video card itself where it goes into the agp slot.  Then put it back in and fire it up and see what happens.  If that does not work I would either barrow one from someone to try or just buy a new one. 
Is it as simple as taking the housing off and finding the place it plugs into now and removing it from inside the computer then putting a new on in its place? 
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Did you try reseating the video card? Follow ST's procedures below, their spot on. Just try not to touch the gold contacts of the card(s) with your fingers and try avoid ESD on the computer parts once you open up the case.

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

One other thought before you buy anything.  It is possible that during your move the video card may have came unseated a little bit. 

Take it out, blow out the AGP slot on the motherboard with canned air.  Take a pencil eraser and rub the gold contacts on the video card itself where it goes into the agp slot.  Then put it back in and fire it up and see what happens.  If that does not work I would either barrow one from someone to try or just buy a new one. 
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Also let me through another monkey wrench in there.  Currently my monitor has the smaller blue plug on it to plug into the computer  (See the picture of the link you posted from newegg)  the other plug, the white one, is where i am plugged into now on my computer with an addapter.  I do have a blue plug at the top of the back of the tower but when i try to use that one nothing happens at all and not display is shown.  I checked the adapter on an older laptop late last night and it again worked fine so it difenatly in teh card somewhere.  that said is that top blue plug in just not conected to anything, how  would I know.? 
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Did you try reseating the video card? Follow ST's procedures below, their spot on. Just try not to touch the gold contacts of the card(s) with your fingers and try avoid ESD on the computer parts once you open up the case.

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

One other thought before you buy anything.  It is possible that during your move the video card may have came unseated a little bit. 

Take it out, blow out the AGP slot on the motherboard with canned air.  Take a pencil eraser and rub the gold contacts on the video card itself where it goes into the agp slot.  Then put it back in and fire it up and see what happens.  If that does not work I would either barrow one from someone to try or just buy a new one. 
Planing on trying thsi tonight first
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Originally posted by GetSome GetSome wrote:

Could be your graphics card...what card are you running?  You might try and update your video card drivers from your manufacturers website.

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Sounds like a hyperpathelogical disassociation in your electron stream.  Try running the anti-disassociation routine from your control panel.
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The white plug is digital, the blue plug is analog.  They both "should" work, unless something is wrong with the card. 

Yes, it is as simple at taking the side of the case off and popping it out.  Usually on front side of the AGP slot there is a little clip that hooks onto the video card.  You just need to push it a little one way to get it to release the card.  Also there will be 1 screw usually holding it in.  Occasionally it will be a clip that holds it on in the same place the screw is at. 

To avoid an static shock, keep the PC plugged into the wall, but flip the switch on the power supply.  If it does not have a switch then uplug it.   And then if you want to be extra careful keep one hand on the bare metal part of the case or the power supply all the time.  Most important though, just make sure you touch the case once before you touch any parts.  Typically that will unload all the static in your system.  If you move and walk away, do it again when you get back.  Don't do any of this on a carpet floor either.  I have never ruined a part from static shock, but I always touch the side of the case before I dive in. 
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I do have a blue plug at the top of the back of the tower but when i try to use that one nothing happens at all and not display is shown. 


I just caught this. 

Your motherboard has on board video built into it.  Then a stand alone video card has been added later.  WHen a stand alone is added, the tech would have disabled the on board video as you cannot have them both working at once.  Typically when a stand alone card is added to a on board system it is because the on board has failed.  Or the end user wants a better graphic card for games and such.  So it makes sense that it is not working.   

If you want to turn the blue plug on, you need to take the MX440 out and turn on the on board video in the BIOS.  How you enter the BIOS is from a keystroke on the first screen when your computer turns on.  Sometimes they call it setup or BIOS.  Alot of times it is the F2 key.  It should tell you on the very first screen on the power up.  Then you just have to go through all the menus until you find the onboard video.  BIOS's are all different dependent upon the motherboard manufacturer.  So I cannot tell you exactly where it is.  You don't want to mess stuff up in your BIOS though or it can affect your comp.  But if you do, you can always just set it back to default if needs be.




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If all else fails, keep blowing the AGP slot and hit the FU2 key repeatedly. Eventually it will come around. Big Smile
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

If all else fails, keep blowing the AGP slot and hit the FU2 key repeatedly. Eventually it will come around. Big Smile
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

If all else fails, keep blowing the AGP slot and hit the FU2 key repeatedly. Eventually it will come around. Big Smile
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well that didn't work.  now to see if i can find a graphics card to try from someone before actually paying for one.
 
question ST or mike or anyone else in the know. is it simple plug in the new graphics card and whala it works or do i have to load it somehow first?
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:


If you want to turn the blue plug on, you need to take the MX440 out and turn on the on board video in the BIOS.  How you enter the BIOS is from a keystroke on the first screen when your computer turns on.  Sometimes they call it setup or BIOS.  Alot of times it is the F2 key.  It should tell you on the very first screen on the power up.  Then you just have to go through all the menus until you find the onboard video.  BIOS's are all different dependent upon the motherboard manufacturer.  So I cannot tell you exactly where it is.  You don't want to mess stuff up in your BIOS though or it can affect your comp.  But if you do, you can always just set it back to default if needs be.


so if I unplug my mx440 and plug my screen back into the analog could I even see anything to be able to go through the setup?
 
 
i'll just try it and find out.
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