Quicksilver Powermac + Dell display = blue/green hue no matter what?

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  1. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

    Jschultz

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    Hi all,

    I just picked up a dual 800 quicksilver on the cheap and have it connected to my old VGA Dell 17" monitor.

    No matter what I do, calibrated or not, it has a weird bluish green tint to it. I've calibrated it, used a different VGA cable- but no change. When I tested it out in front of the guy, he was using the Apple monitor with DVI and it looked fine. I wiped the HDD, and reinstalled Tiger. Apple finds the exact profile for this monitor, but it still looks weird. What's going on here?
     
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

    CubeHacker

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    Check closely on the cable or the VGA output on the G4. Are there any bent or pushed in pins? It sounds like one isn't making proper contact.
     
  3. Jschultz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jschultz

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    I'll have to check that. Is it possible for the video card to have a bad VGA out? I was just using this monitor with my Windows Vista PC, and it worked with no problems at all.
     
  4. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

    CubeHacker

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    Its possible. I've seen it happen before, although usually on the VGA cable, not on the card itself. Although anything is possible.
     
  5. Jschultz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jschultz

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    Kudos to you, sir.

    It turned out to be a bad cable. One day it works, the next day it doesn't.

    Thanks again!
     

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