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Sony Vaio VGN FS415B laptop lcd screen too pale

by hcveen / September 29, 2009 1:50 AM PDT

Hi anyone,

here's my problem,

My Sony Vaio VGN FS415B laptop LCD screen is too pale.
I can't adjust it in a satisfactory way with the normal options.
I have installed the latest 'Intel graphics media accelerator driver for mobile', but I can't get it to display a decent quality picture.
The picture remains to pale and I can adjust the brightness, with a result of it becoming either to bright or too grey.
The card seems to be ok, because when I use the external monitor
I can adjust the contrast, but it only results in flickering of blue and grey fields, and a distortion of the colours, like it is overexposed.
Note: When I look at the screen from a low angle, it seems it is alright, so my guess is it has something to do with the lamps being too bright... Or something?

Help most apreciated!

Kind regards,


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There are few choices here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 3:01 AM PDT

If reloading the factory supplied OS does not correct this then the fix is to replace the LCD panel. This usually costs close to 1/2 the purchase price of the laptop so many just get a new laptop.

If this is a new laptop, call it in fast.

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LCD needs to be replaced.
by chicagolaptoprepairus / September 29, 2009 10:16 AM PDT
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Just FYI.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 11:07 AM PDT

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