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Monitor is too dark, looking for replacement light

Q: Monitor is too dark, looking for replacement light

I currently have this monitor http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E amp Tpk wb It doesn t say what the backlight is is light for looking replacement Monitor dark, too but I m pretty sure it is a CCFL My monitor is too dark I replaced a quot monitor with a cd m that was brighter than this and it is listed as cd m When I got the monitor I needed a replacement and didn t bother sending it back Now it is too late for that I would like to know if I can replace the back light If so where can I get one I ve done a fair bit of googling and have not found anything I don t really know how to search for this kind of thing I would like to note that I very much enjoy this monitor and the pros out weight the cons by an order of magnitude I Monitor is too dark, looking for replacement light would Monitor is too dark, looking for replacement light buy this monitor again even if it really is dark It has NO DITHERING even with very close shades over a large area The ms response time isn t noticeable I think that this is measured in a full black-to-white instead of the more popular gtg anyway any help is much appreciated even if the answer is quot no that s not possible quot nbsp

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A: Monitor is too dark, looking for replacement light

Although it's not something I've ever attempted myself it looks as though it can be done. Found this link as a possible source for the lamp itself and it appears there is a link for instructions. Didn't track it to your specific monitor and don't know if these guys are reliable but maybe it's a good place to start.
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A:dark blue and light blue pixel lines on my monitor

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Hello guys,

i have one simple problem and would like if somebody can help me.
Yesterday i bought new grafic card geforce GT440 after my old 9800 GT stoped functioning normaly(memory failure).
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Greetings from Croatia,
Martin K?nig

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First update your driver by choosing the correct model HERE.....
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Sorry for the heading: HP Laptop screen goes very dark

A:Laptop sceethe light n vent very dark

It sounds like it could be the inverter. The inverter is a small board, usually in the lower part of the screen. Its job is to convert the DC voltage to a much higher voltage needed by the fluorescent bulb in the LCD.

It is easy to access once you have the bezel off of the screen, and can be purchased for anywhere from $20(US) to $45(US) on average.
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A:Where can I find a replacement power light?

Quote: Originally Posted by Megaman0

I have an ASUS essentio and the power indicator light broke. Where can I find a decent replacement?

It was connected through a 4 pin molex.


sorry I cant help but have you done a google for that.?
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Had the same problem with mine. Check your monitors settings . Some eco settings. make sure their not on.
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A:Monitor too dark?

It probably is the monitor, I'd try it on another system, or another monitor on yours, that will narrow it down for you.
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A:Monitor Goes Dark

Any pattern to it at all. Are you actively using it or is it just sitting idle when it happens
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A:monitor seems to be too dark

I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. The monitor is the same whether you are viewing pictures online or from a local directory in your computer.
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A:New Monitor Gone Dark

MichA427 said:

Hello. I have a new gateway monitor(FPD1830) that has gone dark, barely able to read the screen. I leave my computer on overnite and one morning it was dark. I have tried changing the brightness, contrast, resolution and color quality. I have found that when i press the 'auto' button on the monitor screen it goes into 'auto configuration' and looks normal but then back to dark. Thanks for any help! :knock: Click to expand...

More likely than not the inverter is going dead. Click here for examples of parts and equivalents.

Call GATEWAY for an RMA. When you do get the replacement, make sure to leave it on for burning-in, a well design inverter should last forever or for as long as the monitor lasts, even if it had to drive 6 flourescent tubes.
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A:monitor goes dark

Did you try another monitor?"So won?t you give this man his wingsWhat a shameTo have to beg you to seeWe?re not all the sameWhat a shame" - Shinedown
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A:Monitor is Too Dark


go into Display Properties .... then Advanced, ... If the software for your video card is installed, there might be additional settings in there.

also.. if this is a new problem, then make sure your cable is securely tightened at both ends. if you wiggle the cable, does the brightness change?

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A:Dark Monitor

Hi and welcome to TSG

Try FN + f1 key - should brighten the screen FN + f2 should make it darker.
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A:Dark Monitor

Did you try to hook up to a monitor.
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A:Monitor dark

Check the pins on the Gateway monitor. Make sure they aren't bent or anything.
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A:monitor screen goes dark


go to control panel and make sure screensaver and hibernate mode is off.
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Anyone? Over 20 views and no help?
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A:monitor screen dark

If it`s your monitor then the whole desktop etc will be dark not just pictures.

Either try your monitor on another system or, better still try a different monitor on yours.

Also have you changed your videocard settings?

Regards Howard :grinthumb
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I've never heard of a motherboard interefering with the brightness on the monitor...

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You have to change the post to SOLVE. Top right corner THREAD TOOLS...

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Since the start of last week when using my PC desktop the monitor would turn off randomly. I would switch it back on and then five minutes later it would go off again. Now however when I switch the computer on the screen boots up with the user accounts then goes off instantly. I tested the monitor against my laptop and it seems fine. Would you be able to help? My computer knowledge is very limited.



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A liitle more info would be good So everything works with your computer but if you try to play a DVD nothing happens except the light going on?

All DVDs? How about CDs?

Do you know how to go into Device Manager?
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Hi, i turned my pc on and it was working fine i was on my computer as normal then the monitor decides to turn itself off and reset the machine.... everytime you turn the pc on now it's fine but the monitor goes to the green light then switches it'self to the orange light straight away it's not the monitor as i've tried it with 4 different monitors i took it to the tech guy and he said it's probably the CPU, i bought another CPU and fitted it myself however the same problem is occuring, please help i'll post some details about my pc below

Mainboard:- ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe

Please help

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More likely Video card fault, or Bios requires resetting

One of the Bios updates says: A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS 1011

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Hey there,

took apart the girlfriend's HP in hopes of replacing the fan, but now that things are back together, the HD light isn't working (although the HD does spin when turned on). Also, the laptop screen remains blank on startup, and when I connect an external monitor, the screen remains blank, although it does appear to receive a signal, because the tri-color 'no monitor signal' screen goes off.

There is a ribbon that, when toggled, blinks the I/O light and the Power/Battery light. The HD light is between these and I am assuming it is on the same little ribbon. The ribbon appears worn at a place, so this may explain the light problem.

Still doesn't explain the monitor problem. Anyone know how I could troubleshoot this?

Any help will do. Even vague help. =)

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Hi and welcome. Sounds like some things may not have been re-connected?
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k just formated before all of this with old Orange Light Inside) (More With Monitor hardware which is now gone but i got a new mobo and cpu http www tigerdirect com applications SearchTools item-details asp Sku A - is the new mobo http www tigerdirect com Orange Light With Monitor (More Inside) applications SearchTools item-details asp Sku A - is the new cpu now before the new hardware the old dell monitor worked fine now its constantly orange when powered on even if the pc is on and off and when i unplug it it the light goes green or w e but says no source avail i got a new OS to install and thats why i was formating before i have one stick of ram DDR in the first slot just incase i only have the install hd in just incase sata i have two cd drives i CAN use but only the newer one hooked up via sata as well and ofc keyboard and mouse know i really hope that cpu and mobo work good together lol the psu is a w one ive had and all plugs are in there is NO extra sound of video card it is all default motherboard stuff really need help been off that pc for work for almst a week now dunno what kinda error it is or how to fix it ps yes ive googled for hrs for this some ideas but no go nbsp