View Full Version : Can A Faulty Monitor Damage The Video Card?

20-07-2004, 07:51 PM
Lately my 5 yr old 17" inch monitor has started to turn green in color now and then.. ive just bought a new box and im just wondering if the video card will be affected?

20-07-2004, 08:01 PM
While its technically possible a faulty monitor could fry a video card, it would be a rare event and would involve a thermonuclear type destruction of the monitor, not a fault that only produces a colour change.

To destroy a video card would require a massive failure within the monitor, which sent a high voltage signal back through the video connection and into the card. That would probably take out the motherboard and its contents as well ...

Possible? yes of course. Anything is possible

Likely? not very.

20-07-2004, 08:08 PM
Cheers godfather, i dont think ill lose any sleep over it :-)