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Cloudy patches on monitor

by GeorgeRobo / January 11, 2013 1:54 AM PST

Today I received a new Dell monitor, a 24in LCD HD one, and there are occasional cloudy patches on the screen. They go away after a while of having the monitor switched off however that isn't an ideal solution.
Does this usually happen with new monitors? Is it worth just waiting it out until it gets better?

I would usually ring Dell and get a replacement however I have already had one faulty monitor and this one is, itself, a replacement. So I'd rather not have the hassle of getting another one!
Any help would be great thanks

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I've seen this on cold displays.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2013 2:59 AM PST

But in the cheap monitors, yes, they can have cloudy or not as black as folk want. You didn't reveal the exact display model so I can't look to see if any review did any testing.

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Model number
by GeorgeRobo / January 11, 2013 3:52 AM PST

Sorry the model number is 2440L. It could be because of the cold actually, its been in the minus' in the UK and was probably on the UPS van all morning.

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Found a video review.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2013 4:03 AM PST
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