Jump to content

Change Mode

CRT purple screen


Recommended Posts

Today as i was surfing the net my crt screen turned purple! Like a purple tint. I cant get it to go away.

I connected the screen to another computer and it has the purple tint too. So it cant be my graphics card.

 

I have has this screen for 6-7 years now and it has had a lot of use.

 

Is there anything i can do about it , i rather not go out and spend 150 plus on a new flat screen.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The green gun in the CRT has stopped working.  There are various causes, such as an open resistor or drive transistor, but there may be a more expensive problem.  You'll need a TV tech (not a computer tech) to evaluate it, and if one of the big chips has partly failed, it's time for a new monitor.

Link to post
Share on other sites

sounds like a good reason to put that old thing to rest and upgrade to an LCD monitor

 

Personally, I don't know of anybody in my area that will service a CRT screen, you can try to degauss the screen and check the cable too

Edited by Joe C
Link to post
Share on other sites

Same thing happened with one of my CRT monitors a while back, except my was a yellow tint not purple.

 

Maybe try looking around craigslist and see if anyone is giving away CRT monitor. Thats what I did so that I have something to hold over until budget will allow for better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think its more of a red tint now.

 

I notice when the screen is off overnight and i turn it back on in the morning it goes back to normal but after an hour of use it goes back to the red/purple tint.

 

Guess its time to get new screen.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think its more of a red tint now.

 

I notice when the screen is off overnight and i turn it back on in the morning it goes back to normal but after an hour of use it goes back to the red/purple tint.

 

Guess its time to get new screen.

 

It sounds like your green color gun is overheating. I would try opening the back of the monitor and spraying it inside and out with a can of compressed air (or an air compressor).

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...