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Monitor Question

wingman411

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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.
 
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jumpy

Guest
#2
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.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#3
yah what jumpy said...video 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 :)
 
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Jason Roberts

Guest
#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).
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#5
Originally posted by wingman411
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.
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.
 

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