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Dell 2001FP (second) monitor has a greenish tint
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 05, 2021 04:55PM
My folk flow (multiple open windows for different tasks) prompted me to hook up a second, years-unused, Dell 2001FP monitor to a 2018 Mac Mini (VGA to USB-C adaptor). The monitor creates a greenish tint or hue. I've tried different USB-C ports on the Mac Mini.

The same monitor looks fine when connected to a Macbook Air (same VGA cable from the Dell with an adaptor to the MBA's Mini DisplayPort.

Have tried re-calibratin the monitor but admit I've never calibrated a monitor before. Are there steps I'm I'm not following?

Other than trying a different VGA to USB-C adaptor (don't have one), any thoughts on what might be happening?

thanks, Todd's darkest-day keyboard
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Re: Dell 2001FP (second) monitor has a greenish tint
Posted by: Gareth
Date: May 05, 2021 05:51PM
Since I sense another adapter in your future, may as well go USB-C to DVI?

This one seems exceptionally cheap at under $6 if you can deal with it being 10' long and waiting a bit for it: [www.amazon.com]
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Re: Dell 2001FP (second) monitor has a greenish tint
Posted by: Forrest
Date: May 05, 2021 08:56PM
VGA is an analog signal and subject to interference. A usb to DVI adapter may work, though the one mentioned above appears to only offer 1080P resolution. According to Dell your monitors native resolution is 1600 x 1200



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Re: Dell 2001FP (second) monitor has a greenish tint
Posted by: Gareth
Date: May 05, 2021 10:04PM
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Forrest
A usb to DVI adapter may work, though the one mentioned above appears to only offer 1080P resolution. According to Dell your monitors native resolution is 1600 x 1200

Most of them only seem to obviously advertise 1080p now. 1600x1200 is a rather "old" resolution, but 1920x1080 is more pixels than 1600x1200, so hopefully it would still work...
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