Originally Posted by ThaSpacePope
See how the right side is significantly darker than the left?
I'm starting to wonder if it was just designed this way
As it has already been reported here there is a flaw in the design of Catleap's backlight scheme. AFAIK every Catleap has this flaw, but the backlight issue appears itself in a randomly way. I mean that the majority of users never see any unevenness, somewhere it can be slightly visible at low level of brightness but also there are some samples where it shows itself in extremely dramatic way.
Mine is really bad:
Increasing the brightness some steps up smooths the difference but the high level of brightness makes my eyes strain. Moreover, I can still see the difference at any level of brightness yet. Every time when I am looking through a forum with a grey background(OCN for example) I can easy distinguish a huge luminous yellow area and it's driving me nuts. Curiously, I cannot see any backlight bleeding with black background.
If you have some soldering skills you can try to fix the "left to right brightness" (avoid warranty of course). My soldering skills are zero unfortunately. Just read siberx's guide based on DASM's idea:
Now I am seriously considering returning my display. I just wanna be sure that it can be named "faulty". Besides two tiny spots which are apparently dust specks (note: mine is non tempered glass screen(!)), that uneven backlight makes me crazy.
I am going to send it back and ask for a replacement. I think i have a right to do so.Edited by urliam - 4/22/12 at 1:48pm