First post, by Boohyaka
Long time reader, first time poster. I recently broke the promise I made myself to stick to emulation and never purchase old PC hardware, and honestly couldn't be happier (and coping well with my wife's eye rolling, haha). Which means I'll have a good reason to try and be a more active part of this community, and hopefully benefit from the incredible amount of knowledge hanging around here.
So I scored pretty much big time by finding a Sony Trinitron Multiscan CPD-G500 screen for basically free. Those are superb 21" monitors. It works quite well, except that I immediately noticed the screen was too bright and suffered from a kind of greenish tint. During BIOS, it's obvious the black is not deep black, even with brightness set to 0. It almost looks like there is a back light, if that makes sense. And the black, with the screen reset to defaults, definitely look greenish.
I attached a picture snapped with my phone, the problem is even exacerbated, it looks greener than reality!
By turning brightness to 0, raising the red and setting the green to 0, I almost get something that looks like a normal picture, but definitely not perfect.
Googling around I did not find anything specific to monitors, but found some topics of green tint on Sony CRT TV's, apparently a common issue, but I'm not really sure it applies to my case.
- Would anyone know what is happening, and/or know ways to make a better diagnostic?
- I am quite well equipped with tools, (de)soldering station, etc.. but I am definitely not very experienced with them, I got basic soldering skills. I also know CRT can be dangerous to open and work with. Does it seem possible and reasonable to service it myself with proper direction?
Also to let you know I tried different VGA cables and different computers/graphic cards, it's definitely the screen.
Let me know if there's any other information I could provide.
Thanks a lot guys, hope can someone help me restore this beautiful screen to its former glory!