Hey guys, this seems like a simple problem but I can't figure it out.
So about a year ago I bought this Westinghouse L2610NW-SP 2.5.5" monitor for real cheap used on ebay. When it arrived the backlight was busted, no light whatsover. I discovered something like 8 or 10 bulbs inside with one broken. Since I got it so cheap I decided to fix it my self and bypass one of the bulbs (it was in series). After getting the green light from a Westinghouse technician to bypass i soldered a wire to where the bulb was. IT WORKED.
That was 7 months ago when I did that and the monitor still works great, you can't even notice that it is slightly dimmer on a section of the screen unless you set the background to all white.
I have noticed this within the past few weeks:Whenever I view something dark like a dark wallpaper or the windows start up screen for example, my screen starts dimming the brightness until it goes black completely
. Also if I manually turn down brightness to about 40/100 the screen will go black. I have to turn off and on the monitor for the brightness to come back but only when there is a something bright on the screen somewhere will it come stay at full brightness. It is still usable 95% of the time, for example I don't turn the monitor on until login screen to avoid this but WHY is this happening?
Remember my monitor is missing 1 of 10 bulbs so there is more voltage per bulb I assume. I know its the monitor and not the OS or other software because it occurs before the OS boots somtimes.
I'm using a vga cable with a dvi adapter to connect to my asus hd4850 and also using Windows 7 RC1. +I have disabled DDC/CI on the monitor because that would eliminate the OS changing the contrast/brightness I think.
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