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Colors on Monitor Are Too Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow


Last Reviewed: 03-May-2017
Article ID: 000005731


What is the issue?

  • Colors on the monitor are too red
  • Colors on the monitor are too green
  • Colors on the monitor are too blue
  • Colors on the monitor are too yellow
How do I fix it?

To troubleshoot the problem, try the steps below:

  • Try resetting the color settings using the following steps:
    1. Right-click on the desktop
    2. Choose Graphics Properties (or choose Graphics Options), and then Graphics Properties...
    3. Click on the Color Correction button (or click on the Color tab).
    4. Click Restore defaults.
  • Check for a button or menu item on the monitor for adjusting the color balance. See the monitor manual for more information.
  • Unplug the monitor from the computer and plug it back in. Assure you have securely connected the monitor.
  • Examine the monitor's VGA connector to make sure there are no bent or broken pins.
  • Attach a different monitor, if available.
  • Attach the monitor to a different computer. The monitor may be causing the problem.
  • If the problem persists, the monitor may be damaged or defective.

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