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I have to look at my screen at just the right angle and from n more than 6 inches away as i type this...

After I watched a dvd movie and rebooted (without the DVD in the drive), my screen was almost faded to 100% black! I have no idea What the... happened.

Please help!
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bump x2...

does anyone have any idea of what's causing my monitor to barely be visible? this is really annoying me...

Edited by darqblue42, 01 August 2005 - 11:49 AM.

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Any ideas?

Thanks...
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The weird thing is that when I hook up my desktop's CRT monitor to the port on my laptop, the screen is perfectly lit up. So that must mean my laptop's LCD is dying...but that makes no sense because the laptop is only 6-7 months old. Ugh...

Could there be another reason my laptop screen's faded to almost black?
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right click the desktop > properties > settings, see if there are any weird settings in there....then click advanced and see if anything jumps out at you there....i've never really been sure about setting the contrast on laptop monitors
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There are no weird settings when I check...

I hadn't done much right before this happened except watch a DVD...which I've done before w/out a problem.

All of my drivers are installed...laptop is practically new...

:tazz: I hope I can solve this problem without paying $$$ for a replacement LCD!
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with a computer that new...isn't it still under warranty?
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Yes, it's still under its 1-year warranty.

I really don't want to have to send away to be fixed; I can't believe the LCD has died / is dying already...I'd done nothing "graphically strenuous" besides watch a 1-hr. DVD before it happened.
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