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Weird second monitor problems

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September 12, 2012 6:07:35 PM

i recently hooked up a second monitor to my computer and i have come across an annoying problem when i watch a video on my second monitor the colour goes weird (links to picture at the bottom) however the background colour is perfectly fine but when i open programs it goes wierd i think it might some setting in windows media player but i have tried it with vlc and the same happens and i dont know what to do to fix it i have tried calibrating the monitor that didn't work and i have checked the files on my main monitor and that is fine so i am really confused any my pc's specifications are below:

acer predator G5900
6GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 340

also if it helps my main monitor is using a hdmi and my second monitor is using vga with no adaptors on either


The background http://www.mediafire.com/view/?aibx1gav14g4ac1

Whilst watching a video http://www.mediafire.com/view/?zx9ckcw0lpx99wo

The video's colour on main monitor http://www.mediafire.com/?q8paz55t5re0nxp

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September 12, 2012 6:27:33 PM

Check your VGA connector for bent pins in both ends of the connector. If you have a spare VGA connector somewhere, try swapping it out; or use a DVI connector if you have the option.

It's likely that one of your color channels is missing due to a bent pin or broken wire inside the cable, but you don't notice it on your desktop because that color isn't present.
September 16, 2012 10:27:17 AM

djscribbles said:
Check your VGA connector for bent pins in both ends of the connector. If you have a spare VGA connector somewhere, try swapping it out; or use a DVI connector if you have the option.

It's likely that one of your color channels is missing due to a bent pin or broken wire inside the cable, but you don't notice it on your desktop because that color isn't present.


i have tried that along with many things but the thing that confuses me is that the background and the border of the windows are fine but when you play a video file it changes colour
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