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Old 09-22-2006, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Backlight problem enough of a reason to RMA on lcd?

I just bought a Viewsonic VA902b lcd 19inch 8ms monitor, and when I am viewing a black screen there is a good deal of backlight bleeding on the top of the screen and tiny bit of it on the other sides. There also appears to be a section of the screen towards the middle that is brighter than the rest of the screen. When I am not on a black screen I cannot notice the issue too well, but I can tell that colors are less saturated on the extreme sides. I have no dead pixels, and the screen is very bright. I bought it from a local Comp Usa and don't want to go through the embarrasment of return if my problem is normal.

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if u move to the right a lil, does the middle spot thingy move with ya, or does it look the same from everywhere?

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Old 09-22-2006, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have to be in a very particular spot to see it at all. I don't think it's much of an issue. The only thing i'm worried about are the sides.
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well if you bought it from a physical retail store i would wander down there, have a look around and check out the ones on display. see if any seem to have a similar problem to yours. if they don't then it's time to slap around the manager and complain. i can't really help much other than that
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. I am just trying to figure out if backlight bleeding is a common problem or not. If there is not at least an 80% chance of the problem being much better it's not worth it to me.
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