Fixing a light cyan blue tint on your computer LCD monitor from showing up

by Johnson Yip on November 22, 2010 · 4 comments

in Computer, Computer Tutorials, Hardware Tutorials, Internal Parts, Peripherals & Accessories, Pictures, Tech Tutorials, Video, Videos, Sound & Picture programs

blue tint monitorRecently, I got a blue tint on my LCD monitor which suddenly appeared after turning on my monitor. The blue tint is a light blue cyan or aqua blue shade. It was rather annoying to look at, but easy to fix for me. I haven’t experience my monitor turning blue since I fix it by doing some very simple tasks.

These tasks do not require you to open up your computer, monitors case, use any tools, or any complicated software.

You first try adjusting your monitor color settings by using the control panel program built into all monitors. Some monitor drivers also let you adjust your monitor’s color settings within Windows.

1. The first thing I tried was turning the monitor Off, and ON to see if it fixed the problem. It did not work for fixing my monitor.

2. I shut down my computer and unplug my monitor video and power cable from the case to see if the cable has any damage on the connector or cable which it did not. I replugged in the cable and make sure the cable is firmly plug into the monitor and the cable is not tangled. I replugged in my monitor power cable to the wall outlet and turned my computer on. The blue tint is gone now, and my LCD colors are back to normal.

3. You can also try replacing the monitor cable, or testing your monitor on another computer if my first two steps did not work for you.

4. You can also use another monitor like an old tube CRT to see if it also has a blue tint. If it does, then it is most likely a video card problem with your computer.

5. You can also try uninstalling your video card drivers and installing the latest version of your video card drivers.

Troubleshooting laptop LCD monitors can be more difficult since everything is internal including the wires, power cables for the monitor. You can try using a known good monitor to test the video card by plugging the monitor into the video output VGA plug, and see if you are also experiencing the same problems on your external monitor plug into your laptop. If you are, then your video card might be going bad. If not, it is best to take your laptop to a shop to have the monitor replaced.

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No fan of cyan screen tint June 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

This reminds me of when computer screens were entirely blue to begin with. Thank goodness technology has improved!

Johnson Yip June 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Hmmm, I think I remember those days of cyan TV when I was a kid. I also dislike those heavy curved CRT Tube Monitors. I’m also glad the days of Black and white televisions are behind us.

Carey Lawrence October 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

This might not be the ideal place to request this, but I’m trying to find a TV repair service shop in the Virginia region and have no method to find out who is the very best. I uncovered this company which is really close to me and wanted to see if any person has any reviews on them. Richmond TV Repairs. http://richmondtvrepairs.com/
Please help me with this as my wife and I have been struggling to find a good/reliable shop to repair our television.

Johnson Yip October 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I’m not sure how to help since I’m Canadian, but you can ask the Better Business Bureau/BBB for help if a BBB exist in Richmond.

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