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Old 31-07-2013, 23:35
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I have just connected my laptop to the TV to watch something on the iPlayer and the TV screen has gone pink/red where the white ( I think) should be.

Wasn't like that earlier on this evening ...anyone know what's happened and how I can fix it (in the plainest language possible as I am computer illiterate)

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Old 31-07-2013, 23:39
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Your computer's turned gay.
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:43
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(Forgot to say computer screen is still normal!)
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:54
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Probably a faulty cable
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:59
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I haven't had it that long but it has worked fine up until tonight......if it doesn't right itself I'll have to get another one..
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Old 01-08-2013, 00:09
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I haven't had it that long but it has worked fine up until tonight......if it doesn't right itself I'll have to get another one..
What, the cable ?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:12
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I have just connected my laptop to the TV to watch something on the iPlayer and the TV screen has gone pink/red where the white ( I think) should be.

Wasn't like that earlier on this evening ...anyone know what's happened and how I can fix it (in the plainest language possible as I am computer illiterate)

Thanks!
Let's start with the basics: what kind of cable? Is it a 15-pin VGA (normally with a blue insert?)

Have you tried disconnecting it and carefully connecting it again?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:55
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Yes.
Let's start with the basics: what kind of cable? Is it a 15-pin VGA (normally with a blue insert?)

Have you tried disconnecting it and carefully connecting it again?
Have just done that and it worked!! ....up to a point.....on the black parts of the screen,top and bottom (I tried it with a film) there are red sparkly bits that are darting about but I think I can live with that ...


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Old 01-08-2013, 09:36
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Sounds like your VGA cable is a bit dodgy. I would replace the cable if I were you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:12
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Sounds like your VGA cable is a bit dodgy. I would replace the cable if I were you.
Grrrrr

Have just tried it again and the screen has gone pink again!!

A new cable would seem to be the order of the day!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:16
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VGA cables can be easily damaged with the amount of pins inside the connector, so be careful with the new one. When removing it, don't pull it on an angle, pull it out straight.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:20
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VGA cables can be easily damaged with the amount of pins inside the connector, so be careful with the new one. When removing it, don't pull it on an angle, pull it out straight.
The cable I have ..a Philex 5m HDMI....is connected to a DIGIFLEX DVI Male to HDMI Female Convertor so I suppose I'll have to get both again as I don't know which one is the problem.
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Old 01-08-2013, 13:14
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The cable I have ..a Philex 5m HDMI....is connected to a DIGIFLEX DVI Male to HDMI Female Convertor so I suppose I'll have to get both again as I don't know which one is the problem.
You can get HDMI to DVI leads.

I'm surprised you have this cable as it means you have an all digital connection. I would have expected problems of the type you describe with analog connections.
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Old 01-08-2013, 13:46
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You can get HDMI to DVI leads.

I'm surprised you have this cable as it means you have an all digital connection. I would have expected problems of the type you describe with analog connections.
Forgive my ignorance but do you mean by that that that I can buy one cable (HDMI to DVI lead) instead of 2?
The reason I had 2 ..a Philex 5m HDMI connected to a DIGIFLEX DVI Male to HDMI Female Convertor is because I bought the Philex 5m HDMI first with another TV (and that was fine) then I changed my TV and it wouldn't work with just the Philex 5m HDMI for the different TV so I had to buy the DIGIFLEX DVI Male to HDMI Female Convertor.


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Forgot to say I have tried pulling the DIGIFLEX DVI Male to HDMI Female Convertor. out to try it again as was suggested up-thread but I can't get it out ..
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Old 01-08-2013, 13:49
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Forgive my ignorance but do you mean by that that that I can buy one cable (HDMI to DVI lead) instead of 2?
Yes

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics...ds=HDMI+to+dvi
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Old 01-08-2013, 13:54
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Old 01-08-2013, 14:05
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The cable I have ..a Philex 5m HDMI....is connected to a DIGIFLEX DVI Male to HDMI Female Convertor so I suppose I'll have to get both again as I don't know which one is the problem.
I strongly suspect neither is at fault.

If you are using HDMI then a faulty cable won't normally give rise to weirdly coloured pictures. HDMI is digital so it either works perfectly, breaks up or doesn't work at all.

VGA however is analogue so a fault in one of the colour wires could result in odd colours appearing on screen.

So there must be some other reason for the colour issue. I would doubt a change of cable is going to make any difference. I would be checking the picture settings on the TV to see if they are being set to some odd mode.

It might also be worth trying the computer/cable combo on another TV to see what happens there. And if possible try something else on the end of the cable in place of the computer. That will help narrow down where the fault lies.
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Old 01-08-2013, 14:23
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I strongly suspect neither is at fault.

I would be checking the picture settings on the TV to see if they are being set to some odd mode.
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It was working fine up until last night so I don't think it can be the picture settings,can it?
It might also be worth trying the computer/cable combo on another TV to see what happens there. And if possible try something else on the end of the cable in place of the computer. That will help narrow down where the fault lies.
I only have one (am I an oddity in that? )so can't do that
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