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A laptop monitor started showing turquoise after getting cold out in the car. Sounds like a hardware problem.
My Asus laptop has a turquoise color. I turned it on yesterday after it had been in a cold car for several hours and now everything that should be white is turquoise!
In this excerpt from Answercast #92 I look at a case where cold has changed the colors on a laptop screen.
Yea, this isn't terribly surprising. This isn't a software thing. This is probably a hardware issue with your display.
Displays, especially laptop LCD displays can in fact, be temperature sensitive. Normally, that rectifies itself as soon as the computer warms itself up. But it sounds like this laptop may not be doing that.
Unfortunately, it can manifest as many different issues - with laptop screens and LCD screens in general. It can manifest as a color shift, so that a color shows up that you're not expecting.
It could be anything from an actual problem with the LCD electronics, to the connector that actually connects it to the PC's main board in another part of the laptop.
So, ultimately this boils down to a hardware problem and your choices are fairly limited:
You can live with it - which to be honest is probably what I'd do given that the next two options aren't really that appealing.
The second option is to have a technician look at it. Unfortunately, that's going to get expensive fairly quickly - especially if a repair is even possible.
And third, of course, would be to replace the laptop which seems rather extreme for something that seems as simple as this.
So ultimately, I'd probably end up living with it as long as I could. Unless color is important for what you use that laptop for - in which case you could certainly plug in an external monitor to the laptop and use that instead... I suppose as a fourth option.
But that really makes a bunch of assumptions about exactly how you use your laptop; where you use your laptop and whether or not having a second monitor around is even a viable solution for you.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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