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Solved: Monitor very faint

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mslynn, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. mslynn

    mslynn Thread Starter

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    I'm looking at a Samsung 151V 15" LCD. I've plugged it into 3 computers now to make sure it's the monitor and not the card or such. The picture is there, but it is very, very faint. Lot's of straining to make it out. It flashes normal for half a second at start up and I can shine a flash light on it and see the screen. I have tried adjusting the various settings which is very difficult as you can't really see what you're doing at all. (the flashlight makes it a little easier) Any ideas on what the problem might be?
     
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    The backlight or the invertor is gone.

    Its cheaper to get a new one then to have someone fix it for you. You can find 17" LCD's for around a $100.
     
  3. mslynn

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    That's exactly what I thought. It's nice when you get one right. Thanks for your help.
     
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