Originally Posted by AlienX
Kindly elaborate the instructions in a step by step manner. Does it include dismentling your monitor or there are hinges?
BTW all U Series monitors do no have panels tightly tied to casing. Try lightly tapping the scree area where you think light bleed exists.
Panel should be able to move about half a mm in the housing. But don't press it hard.
I have a U2711 too and it has a bleed in top left area. But what I do is lightly tap the screen and bleed usually disappears and doesn't appear until I clean it or put pressure on it.
Its common trick to loosen the screws around monitor housings to correct small bleeding around edges. Though I never tried it with Ultrasharp.
Thank you. I tried tapping. It helped a bit but did not solve the problem.
This fix does not require dismantling or taking the monitor apart. All one needs to do is crack the bezel open around the areas with backlight to solve the problem if the bezel is causing the problem in the first place.
See the left corner in the following image. Only at that corner the bezel is left open.
Also here you can see the bezel left unattached juts until the middle of the vertical side of the monitor:
The top part of the bezel is completely closed because no backlight bleed present at the top.
The left and side vertical parts of the bezel are left open from the middle to the bottom (I discovered a small backlight bleed in the right bottom corner as well - near the power on/off light).
The bottom part of the bezel is cracked open on the left and right sides. The middle is pushed inside.
All good now:
Since the bezel is only holding to the main casing with plastic legs I had no need to dismantle the monitor nor unscrew any parts. If I ever want to call for warranty all that I will need to do is just press to close the cracks that I left open in the left and right bottom parts of the bezel and I am good to go.
It took only 5 minutes for the procedure and it is completely harmless.
Edit: For people that do not know how to start crack opening the bezel see this previous post:
Read just the instructions about the bezel opening. DO not remove the screws from the back or turn the monitor facing down with the panel. No need for that.
Start cracking the bezel open from the bottom middle or top and than continue to the sides. Use your fingers but be careful not to scratch the panel. Once you leave enough cracks where the backlight bleed was than press to close the gaps where the monitor has no backlight bleed.
Do not do this with the monitor in the stand. First put it on a flat surface (a bed for example) facing with the panel up so that you can avoid panel falling off if you crack open the bezel completely.Edited by gokica - 3/30/14 at 6:11am