A yellow tint on a monitor tends to convey a sickly pallor that makes the monitor unpleasant to view. You can attempt to fix the problem with a range of measures, including changing settings, physical repairs and installing new drivers. If all these fail, you might just be in luck anyway.
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Things you need
- Diagnostics tool
- Spare monitor
- Needle nose pliers
- New drivers
Press the colour settings on-screen display button, if present. This is usually on the front of the monitor. On some monitors, the appropriate button is marked “Menu.”
Select “Graphics” or “Video” -- where these options are available -- according to how you are using the monitor. Choosing the correct-use option can improve incorrect colours, according to Dell. Try selecting alternative colour presets and changing the R/G/B values also, Dell suggests.
Run the diagnostics tool, if available, if your monitor is connected to a PC. This will locate problems and advise you on how to correct them. The Asus motherboard self-diagnostics tool, for example, performs an interactive solid colour test and other checks.
Disconnect the monitor and check the integrity of the pins. If just one pin is slightly bent, it could be the cause of a yellow tint. Connect another monitor to find out whether a pin is at fault. If this shows an image without a yellow tint, you have located the source of the problem. Use needle-nose pliers to straighten the pin if you feel you can do so without breaking it. If not, take the monitor to a reliable repair agent.
Download and install the latest video drivers if no pins are bent. See link in Resources, or visit a site for drivers that you know and trust. Locate your monitor by brand. Ensure you select the precise monitor model. Sometimes, monitors in the same range have very similar model names, such as Dell's P1913 and P1913S monitors.
Dig out your monitor guarantee to see whether it is still valid, if none of the other options has worked. Some monitor manufacturers offer a generous three-year warranty as standard. It comes as a pleasant surprise to find out you are still covered. If your monitor is still within warranty, contact the manufacturers for advice.
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