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I have an HP w1907 TFT-LCD monitor with DVI, VGA, and internal speakers. Last night, I was hooking a computer up to it because I had moved it for use elsewhere. The power cable to the computer was disconnected and the monitor turned off... I cannot remember in which order I connected the ends of the cables but I recall seeing sparks arcing from the cable to the connector. they weren't very big, but I was able to see them.
As a result, when I use the DVI connection with any cable and any computer it is completely pink. So it is not the GPU or cables, I replaced the power cable in the event that it had a bad ground wire.
Another thing that I have noticed is that if for some reason I accidentally touch the end of the VGA cable on my CRT I get shocked. Since these are on the same outlet, can it be deduced that the circuit has an issue? I cannot see why though because it is a GFCI circuit and I think the outlet works correctly.
What can I do to ensure that the rest of my equipment is protected??!
Edit: It does the same thing for DVI-A and DVI-D and HDMI signals. There is no green whatsoever so that is obviously the color stream that was affected.
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