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The screen on my "Digital Hinote Ultra 2" went black some days ago. It was flashing for a while and then it went black. However, I noticed that it weren't completely black ; it is possible to see text but it is extremely fain and can only be seen from certain angles. Does anyone know what the problem might be? I have tried changing the contrast settings and that does not help. Btw, this might be slightly of-topic since it does not have anything to do with Linux but I found no better place to ask...
Any help will be appreciated!
I don't think there is much of a way to fix this. You could try adjusting the contrast and brightness with the buttons on the monitor. Other than that i think your only option is to get another monitor.
Adjusting contrast or brightness won't help. It seems the hardware has been set to a dark screen since there is nothing wrong with the screen. When I connect an external monitor, It is dark as well. So it has nothing to do with the screen. Perhaps is something on the motherboard...
The problem is that since I can barely see anything, a re-installation is very hard to do. But I still think its a hardware-based problem. Otherwise the startup-sequence and the BIOS should atleast be seen right?
if it is a hardware problem more complicated then the screen i would just give up on it. Your graphics card could have broken or something. You could buy a new graphics card if you wanted to try to fix your laptop but i would scrap it.
try reinstalling the driver for the graphics card. Without the screen it will probably be difficult so you might want to try removing the card, then booting up, shutting down and then putting back in. After that boot back up and it should detect the card and search for or ask for the driver.
you could also try to use different resolutions and refresh rates. Try to use the lower ones. I am guessing that the card is slowing not able to keep up any more and is therefor not able to provide enough information to the monitor. Were you overclocking?
I think I realized what the error is! I turned of all light in the room and looked at the screen and then I saw nothing. However, under bright light, the text is sligtly visible. The conclusion I came up with is this : the backlit has broken down! Do you think its possible? If so, how to fix it?
I thought that it did not work on the screen and a external monitor when you attach it. If this is true than it can not just be part of the screen that is broken. Maybe the graphics card is not telling the screen to use the backlight.