Computer color: No red/green/orange!

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    Computer color: No red/green/orange!

    For some reason my computer will not display red, certain shades of green, orange, and certain shades of purple. Red, for instance, appears as black now.

    My father attempted to install some USB drivers, and later, for some reason, the monitor started doing this. He uninstalled the drivers but it apparently wasn't the problem (I am telling you this just as a FYI, in case).

    How on earth can I fix this?

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    Computer color: No red/green/orange!

    For some reason my computer will not display red, certain shades of green, orange, and certain shades of purple. Red, for instance, appears as black now.

    My father attempted to install some USB drivers, and later, for some reason, the monitor started doing this. He uninstalled the drivers but it apparently wasn't the problem (I am telling you this just as a FYI, in case).

    How on earth can I fix this?

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    What happens when you boot it into safe mode?

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    does your graphics card and monitor use USB .

    PS: that was a joke, don't look at your cords to check

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    I had a monitor once that (after x years) displayed green-yellowish colours only. I turned out a pin in the cable connector had fallen off.
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    Is your monitor failing?

    In my school's yearbook lab, there was a monitor that only displayed greenish colors.
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    That happened to me once. What happened was I took out the monitor cable, and when I put it back in, one of the pins was bent and didn't go in...so I had no red, but the strange thing was was that in games, I'd get the full RPG, but in Windows etc I wouldn't have red. So try switching cables.

    Or maybe your color profiles in the control panel got corrupted or something?

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    try switching cables, and also check the pins on your video card and your monitor. Something is probably bent over. Before you buy a new one, try bending it back.
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    >> I'd get the full RPG

    Don't you mean RGB?
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