[linux] [Wolves] laptop screen bugger

Wayne Morris wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sun Dec 22 17:14:01 2002

On Sun, 2002-12-22 at 17:01, A2RT wrote:
> howdo
> Ok i'm pissed off. I got a 2nd hand laptop a while ago, and it worked fin=
e and=20
> dandy for 3 weeks the the screen went dim. Boo hiss. Took it to a place t=
> said for 100GBP they'll fix it. So, after messing about, picked it up 2 d=
> ago...and after using it for 6 hours....the screen went dim.
Not an Advent, by any chance? Mine used to go regularly dim (so dim it
used to look off, but if you shone a torch at it, you could see the

Theres a flourescent tube that lights the screen that may be not
connected properly, and it has a little pot to adjust the contrast -
this may be badley connected.

Its not the 'auto-dim' feature is it? powere saving mode?

Anyway, take it back - you expect more than 6 hrs fr =C2=A3100.

Don't think its a software prob, my current laptop either displays
correctly - or garbish depending on resolution - but never dim.