can someone please help me fast about my computer screen?

My son was playing a game on the computer and now the screen is so messed up. You know like how the screen is suppost to look like right? (straight up and down) well my screen is liked curved looking like an oval shaped screen. That is the best i can describe it.

He just told me he was messing with the buttons on the monitor but i cannot get then to do anything.

The buttons on my monitor is one with a triangle shaped sign up above it then 2 other buttons that has reset underneath them.



10 Answers

  • VzjrZ
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    try holding the two reset buttons for a few seconds...see if that helps...

  • 1 decade ago

    Ist of all, exit from all applications and shut down the computer. Turn it OFF and turn the screen OFF. Then turn the screen on first and then the computer.

    If this works, then it was simply a terminate and stay resident program of some kind that was causing the problem.

    If it is still messed up, then the buttons on the front are the problem. Normally, the buttons will have a diagram of the type of action that is taken when the button is used.

    I am unaware of any monitor that has a button to reset to factory specifications. You could have a long process in front of you but, with a littke patience, you can correct the problem.

    Here is a suggenstion.

    I am presuming that you have Windows Xp. You should remember what the desktop screen looks like. Simply boot up the system to the desktop screen.

    Then, ONE AT A TIME, begin to 'play' with the buttons. SLOWLY you will find that you will get the picture back. Once you are able to identify the picture on the screen, I suggest that you start a simple game with horizontal and vertical lines (SOLITAIRE is a good one). In that wy, you can futz wit the buttons until you have nice, straight lines.

    I hope this helps...if I were in front of it, I am sure that I could get it done in 5 minutes or less.

    Be patient and remember that it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY that you will 'break' the monitor by adjusting it with the buttons.



  • 1 decade ago

    There should be a button on the monitor that says "menu" usually it's at the bottom below the screen. If you press that it will bring up all the different options. use the right/left buttons (it may say brightness or contrast, they should be right next to each other), to pick an option, to adjust an option press menu again, the bar in the middle changes color indicating you have chosen this option to change, once it is to your liking press menu again to back out of that option and pick another one. Press "exit" button on monitor when done.

  • Ammy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Try unplugging the monitor and waiting an hour or more to give the settings in the monitor a chance to reset.

    He may have also brought a magnet near the screen. Even the average refrigerator magnet can turn the screen different colors and twist the image a bit.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There should be a default button on your monitor that will bring the screen back to normal. Its usually called the auto center button or something. Look for it its there.

  • 1 decade ago

    On your monitor click on the menu button first then scroll down and find a selection option that says auto adjust and should adjust to the best fit for your monitor. Every monitor has an auto adjust.

  • 1 decade ago

    Follow all the good advice the smart guys above me gave you, if that does not work, Try switching monitors with a friend and see if the problem follows the monitor. if that's the case, It's time for a new one. Most likely that's not the case. Peace

  • Ron75
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Does your monitor have a menu on it that you can control the display with? If not, and the buttons don't help, you might try disconnecting the power for a minute or so and then re-connect it and see if it will re-set itself.


  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    that happened to me sorta. only the screen went completely black but i could hear the game still playing. i had to pay to get it fixed at a computer shop.

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