Monitor Question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wingman411, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

    North of Seattle
    At work I have a DELL 17" CRT monitor and a Voodoo 2000 16mb pci video card. The computer is a Dell 667 Demension.

    The monitor's screen is dull, I mean, at all contrast levels and all brightness levels it looks crappy. The blacks are muddy looking. I want to know if there is a way to open it up and increase the brightness, colors and contrast from inside? Or is it just a crappy monitor.

    I have a Future Poweer 19db05 monitor at home and it is great.
  2. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Have you had a look in the advanced display properties. Try and change the gamma or digital vibrance to see if it make any difference. Other than that, all I can think that the monitor is stuffed. Has it always had this problem?

    BTW, don't go opening up your monitor, it's a good way to die. There are some very high voltages stored in there even after its been turned off for a while.
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    yah what jumpy cards have gamma/color settings you can play with...

    and don't go opening your monitor... :)

    I would hate to see you end up as a Darwin award candidate...

    cheers :)
  4. Report that problem to your boss and he/she should be able to solve the problem for you (maybe he/she might get a new monitor for you).
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    I had a Voodoo3 2000 16mb gfx card and to be honest with you, I had exactly the same experience you are having.
    I would recommend that you get a new gfx card if you want to see improvement to the colours.
    Monitors rarely play a significant part to dull colours unless they are nearing the end of their useful life.