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I bought a monitor from a garage sale yesterday and when i got it home and i plug it up, it powers on on the led, but you can barley see anything its so bim almost as if there is not light in it. Its a viewsonic view sonic vg150. any ideas what may be wronng? can it be fixed?
    
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Stupid question, have you turned up the brightness?

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Could be the tft backlight thats broken.

Fingers crossed it isn't though.
    
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post #4 of 8
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yes turned up brightness and contrast all the way. still barley see things. This blows i paid for bucks for crap!
    
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how would i know if the tft back light was broke? iu have it opened in pieces right now.
    
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post #6 of 8
It could be a bad or weak power supply. My old HP monitor had a dying ac adapter and was incredibly dim. I tried my friends' which was exactly the same monitor and the brightness was back to normal.
    
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by lillysdaddy21 View Post
iu have it opened in pieces right now.
Great idea! If it was just the adapter, you might have broken something else.
Never try to fix anything before you actually know what you're doing...
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks all of you guys! reps for the help thanks dudes. Ill look for a new adapter asap. thanks
    
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