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post #41 of 25893
@#$!!! smile.gif It's not bricked woot !

oh I'm happy

smile.gif


I'm actually typing this on it as you see it in the picture still apart to share the good news.

Check out the "after" pic of my backlight cloudiness. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

before:

after:
post #42 of 25893
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post #43 of 25893
Maybe you should add a poll option for where you are located and how much customs/vat etc you paid ?
post #44 of 25893
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Originally Posted by dascth View Post

@#$!!! smile.gif It's not bricked woot !

oh I'm happy

smile.gif


I'm actually typing this on it as you see it in the picture still apart to share the good news.

Check out the "after" pic of my backlight cloudiness. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

before:

What did you do in between the before and after pic?
post #45 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Brien View Post

What did you do in between the before and after pic?

You can see exactly what I did as there's 15 videos up on it. I actually don't know really. Take it apart, put it back together, make sure stuff's lined up. I did add all that electric tape you can see in the videos and you can see the tape's edge in the shot I just took.
post #46 of 25893
While it's open, here's the powered pins in both LED modes:

RED: 1.85V drop


BLUE: 2.6V drop


I'm leaving it open and going to make that blue LED dimmer since I probably won't have this thing open again for a while. I'll let you know the resistor value I use. Maybe I should turn it off before I solder it... hmm. : )
post #47 of 25893
So, I hate blue LED power lights as they just bug my eyes, especially at night, so I figured I'd lower the brightness AND swap so that LED was red instead of blue when it was powered on. But then I realized the power off state would be the annoying blue, and I don't need an LED on all the time telling me my monitor is off (pet peeve). So, I just disconnected the blue pin (actually it broke off in the process, darn) and routed the red + pin to the pad that's powered when the unit is on. I used a 10Kohm resistor I had left on my table from rebuilding my amp in series with the LED to lower the brightness. I tried a few values but landed on 10Kohm as it was really dim. Notice I also added a bit of electrical tape to insulate the red + pin from the old pad it went into.

So here is the 10Kohm dim red mod:



EDIT: This is pretty dim with the bezel on, so if you don't mind seeing a bit more light, use a smaller resistor, maybe 3Kohm. If you're brave enough to do this, I'd hope you're smart enough to know how to try out different values to find what suits you.
Edited by dascth - 4/23/13 at 1:15am
post #48 of 25893
Also, notice how much backlight leaks on the bottom-right side. It's not bad on any other corner internally:

Bottom-Right:


Bottom-Left:


As you can also see, my electric tape doesn't stick too well when folded in half and stuck to that metal frame. If you do this, you might want to make it stickier with some glue, or just put it on, attach the bezel, and leave it alone; it'll probably stay put.
post #49 of 25893
Can you please post some pics to show exactly where you applied the electrical tape?
post #50 of 25893
dascth, great work on the youtube vids and pics. Would this be considered a universal fix for nearly all backlight bleed issues others might have? I see you and rushstrike are the only 2 brave enough to take their monitors apart as of now and you both got rid of any BLB.


Can anyone with the monitor tell me how long the cord attached to the power brick is?
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