Everything has a yellow tint?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by exhibitionist, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2004
    Everything has a yellow tint. I can't fix this issue. Nothing comes up in the Apple Hardware Test. What's weirder is that when I use the flurry screensaver, all the colors show up properly. When I degauss, the colors go normal as the screen shakes, but slowly turn yellow again as the pictures stops shaking. As I was typing this, the screen went back to normal colors. It flickers from yellow to normal and back again. What's going on? Is it a bad GPU? Bad monitor? What can I do to test it?

    I'm on a Power Mac G5 with the default 64MB GeForce FX5200 Ultra.
  2. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    What monitor?
    system preferences/Displays/color/white point

    It's probably somewhere around 6500 instead of 9300. Which would make the display look a little yellow.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    try calibrating your monitor.

    your monitor may be dying if it's really old.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2004
    It's a Compaq FS940 CRT. I've had it for about 2.5 years. Like I said, as I was typing that previous post, the colors went back to normal. When I knock the monitor a bit, the colors sometimes switch (from yellow to normal and vice versa) now. I guess it's time to get a new one. :(
  5. macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I think the color tubes have become messed up, yup time for a new one
  6. macrumors 68000


    May 30, 2004
    Madison, WI
    Mine sometimes does that. I figured out that it was just that the cable was a little loose in the back. Try pushing it in some.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    Are you wearing yellow glasses? That tricks me sometimes ;).
  8. macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    As others have said, you're monitor is dying. CRT's are so cheap nowadays anyways. Pick yourself up a nice new 19" or 21".
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    the great OKLAHOMA....
    once again something that makes me laugh outloud!
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2004
    Ok that try checking the vga cable and make sure it contected right. Try wigling the cable and watch the screen and see if it changes colors and you have to check it both at the CPU conection and the one in the monitor.

    I had a simlare problems on a older CRT and above was how I traced it down and fixed it. Anolog singals run into problems if the conretion is not good.
  11. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I've struck again! Muahahahahaha!
  12. macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2004
    Nothing you can do really. You could consider to stop smoking so it doesn't happen again when you've got a new computer.

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