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Dim, dark, fuzzy

The lamp has less than 200 hours on it but the image is very dim and fuzzy and dark. why could this be there should be 700 hours left on the lamp!?

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All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp

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To make 100% sure and to give you some peace of mind - take out the lamp and you will either see vein like looking marks on the lamp or discolouration or even that there is a bubble at the end of the lamp's shaft.

Do keep in mind that a lamp normally gets a rating of say 2000-3000 hours , but that is only a estimate from the manufacturers factory. I've had lamps that had less than 300 hours on them , that needed replacement.

Once you replaced the lamp , remember to reset the lamp timer.

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