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    I think my monitor just fried. I was restarting by "holding the option key" to boot into OS 9 and play some Unreal Tournament - do it lots. The restart seemed fine - the monitor screen went black as usual **then I heard a pop** from the back of the monitor so when I had the option I went to X vs. OS 9. As it continued starting it had a pinkish color to all of the screen area - kinda dark - mostly noticeable on the whiter areas it was very pinkish.

    **update** I just looked up and it looks fine - good color.

    Thoughts, comments? fried, frying I think it is still under warranty.

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    Randy

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    Sounds like maybe you lost one of the electron guns inside the monitor. Mine did this once, only everything was tinted yellow.

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    It looks fine now -- it was fine before writing the first post. Why would it appear to look like crap and then look/work fine. I booted in to 9 - fine and back into 10.2.

    I dont know if I should start looking for another or wait. Hummm I never did buy a second one anyway.

    FYI - The computer works fine - just the weird monitor tweak.

    Randy

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    Most monitors run better under Panther I think, show more resolutions and refresh rates that are actually useable, too! I know my 19" now lets me select 90MHz which I couldn't before. I'm even looking at 22" CRT instead of LCD (half the price, better graphics).

    Capacitator? (sp?)

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    I had several Apple 15" multiscans that would show perfect color sometimes and yellow (or blue or pink) at other times. It is a well known (and totally denied by Apple ) fact that the 15" MS was a very problem plagued monitor. Anyway I only mention this because you may find your monitor doing this as that particular color gun comes on and goes off.

    FWIW I still have one of those 15"MS's (a "blue" one) that I use on my server. Other than the color I have no problem with it. But then it is off most of the time.

    Damien,

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    Randy,

    ????"It looks fine now -- it was fine before writing the first post. Why would it appear to look like crap and then look/work fine. I booted in to 9 - fine and back into 10.2. "

    ?It was disgruntled cause you hadn't posted on the forum for a couple of days?

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