Laptop got wet. Now the screen is really bright.
November 10, 2011 8:01 AM Subscribe
About a month ago, I spilled some water on my laptop. So I let everything dry out. It works again, but now the screen is very bright, as if the contrast is turned way up. After searching the internet, I learned that the problem could be a damaged inverter so I ordered and installed a new one. But no dice. The screen is still really bright. Any ideas of what might be the problem?
posted by mcmile to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
After spilling a not-insignificant amount of water on my laptop--a Lenovo Thinkpad r400--I put it in the oven on about 120 degrees for about an hour. Then I let it dry for about 24 hours after that.
I can make things bearable by adjusting the contrast and gamma levels, but it's not perfect. For one, these new setting make watching videos a hassle--since I have to re-adjust the settings again. More importantly for me, I love screen-darkening programs like f.lux and redshift, but I can't use them now since when they run they reset screen settings to default (in my case very bright) levels.
Also, the screen used to flicker--but never completely went black. But that stopped after I installed the replacement inverter.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.