Computer Display Becomes Purple!!

Philippines
January 22, 2011 10:24pm CST
I need help. My computer's display suddenly becomes purple and hurts my eyes. It now happens frequently. I wonder what is the problem. Color green letters and pictures are becoming difficult to see once the problem occurs. As I type this discussion my screen flickers and it is like the purple and the original colors are fighting each other. These are my system information: Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz Memory: 512MB of RAM OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1 Build 2600) Display Device: RADEON 7500 SERIES DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c Monitor: Flatron LCD Monitor
6 responses
23 Jan 11
Mine was doing the exact same thing which ended up being such a simple problem. It was the cable, it had a slight break in it. If the cable comes right off next time your monitor does it if you can borrow another cable try that. If it continues to do it it could be your GPU or even the monitor itself if its starting to age. And I have to say good job posting actual computer specs while asking for help, its nice to see that for a change. Goodluck
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• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Yeah. maybe you are right. Maybe the wire is the problem. My wire is attached unstably to the CPU. But I have no time to get a new one. My monitor will not be the problem because it is still new. Thanks.
23 Jan 11
One way to possibly test it would be if you can reach the back of your desktop where the cable is plugged in is gently just move it around a little when the screen is changing colours etc. Usually if it goes from say the purple / green to normal and back again while doing that it's a fair assumption to presume its the cable. But then again since its an electrical product theres still a chance it could just be an unlucky bad monitor. Check out the cable thing though first, even just borrow one from another computer/friend for a little while and even give them yours. If it stops it with you and starts it with them you know thats the problem and id like to think if you bought the monitor in store they would replace the cable free of charge for you. Goodluck
23 Jan 11
Forgot to say, I have a bad habit of that. If wriggling the cable around gently at the back of the desktop doesn't work don't forget to try at the back of the monitor and also along the cable as a break or short can be anywhere from beginning to end of the cable.
• India
23 Jan 11
Dear you really don't need to give all these information as most of them are mere softwares and your problem is caused by some kind of damage in the circuitry of your monitor. You should contact Flatron or whatever manufacturer it is and relate to them in details your problem. In fact my own monitor is having problems with colors. I just repaired this monitor a few months before. They sent one engineer who fixed the circuit. Now it's a different kind of problem. I can see no red color in here. Everything that is used to be in some shade of red are appearing complete black. It used to hurt my eyes but then I changed the settings of my monitor and adjusted it to a tolerable level. I really don't want to spend anymore money in repairing this piece of junk. As soon as I save enough money to buy an LCD I will throw this thing away. But you really should consult the manufacturer before taking any such drastic step.
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• Philippines
23 Jan 11
I think I figured out the problem. I rested my computer monitor for 30 minutes and the color changed back to normal. I think it is somewhat kind of over heating. Thank you for the Response.
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@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
23 Jan 11
if you can't access your antivirus to know what's going on and if this is caused by a virus, there are free scans online like in avast's and comodo's websites now do you have a backup cd, like those types that you just insert and it comes back exactly the way you use to like? that's nice
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• Philippines
23 Jan 11
I am not a computer technician but I have a little knowledge of how a computer operates. My suspicion could either theres a problem with your video card, or your monitor needs replacement. With your video card, incompatibility with other hardware and/or operating system could be a possible reason. If you have another video card, you try changing your video card and see what happens.There might be something wrong with your settings, that is video setting or monitor image setting. Of course if you don't know how to remove or install a hardware, you better call an able computer technician.
• Philippines
5 Feb 11
check the monitor's cable, maybe it's just loose. if the cable connection is ok, there really might be a problem with the monitor.
23 Jan 11
IT may be due to POwer cable.change your power cable then try