Jul 15, 2014

How to stop LCD monitor backlight bleed aka leakage?

My monitor is nice a large and clear, but one corner has a problem with backlight bleed. Whenever the image on the screen is dark, it has a light corner where some of the light is leaking out. It's not a huge problem, but I can't stop noticing it now that I've seen it. Is there anyway to fix this on my own, or would I have to send it in for service to get it corrected.

I'd contact the manufacturer and ask them to replace the monitor. It seems to me that you ought not to have to deal with this problem at all. You might want to check their site for an FAQ related to this problem also, they may have some sort of solution available for you.

I had an early flat screen that did this, and by turning down the backlight it makes it much less noticeable but didn’t make it go away. Short of disassembly of the monitor and adding something like a thin foam strip or electrical tape to block the light, I don’t think there is anything you can do to really fix it. That said, I did read a post on a forum from a guy who claimed to have had success using a method where he gently massaged/tapped the screen going from the “normal” area in to where the bleed was noticeable. Here is a link to the post if you want to give it a try. As long as you are careful, I don’t see what harm it could cause, even if it doesn’t work.  

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