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    Can a 7" Lilliput get a little more dim after time?

    Weird, but I have had it since April 05 and it has been ok with brightness and sunlight and all that..but it seems like it isn't near as bright as it once was new. Every month it seems a bit less bright. Can and LCD lose it brightness? The settings are all the same. What gives? Thanks

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    No silly, the earth is getting closer to the sun.

    Fluorescent lights do slowly lose brightness over time, I imagine this would also apply to ccfls.. it shouldn't really be enough that you would notice, though.

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    CCFL's do dim and have an expected life, but it is over thousands of lamp hours. Your lcd shouldn't be noticably dimmer after a few months.

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    i've found I just get used to the brightness after a while, after I run the screen dimmed for a while it will seem as bright as before again when I switch it back.
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    Would there be any other explanation......I know it is cold out and it gets brighter as it warms up but after 5 minutes it should be brighter than it is. Is is definitely not as bright though..Should I send it in?

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    Your "new" monitor comes with a used lcd panel. The lamp may have been in use for hundreds or even thousands of hours before being pulled from service.
    The average life of a ccfl is about 20,000 hours. Some would think this to be a non-issue. but, @ 365 days, 24 hrs. a day, you are at 8760 hours use after only 1 year.
    The common use for the 7" and 8" lcd panels you see in these monitors are Pachino gaming machines. These games are in casinos abroad and are running 24/7.
    The housing, controler, etc is new, but you get used panels in those 7" and 8" units.
    Not trying to be a thread crapper, just providing proven facts.

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    Crazy, did anyone else know this? That's insane..So send it in right?

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    really? is that why my 8 inch lilli started acting up? it takes like 10 minutes to reach its full brightness potential. once the car starts its dim but after like 10 min its really bright. is that normal? is that whats happening to you?
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    Yeah, but it never really reaches full brightness.....Like it did when it was new

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    most of the 7" models use a straight ccfl, which can be replaced.
    however......the 8" units tend to use a "U" shaped ccfl, which I can tell you first hand, you will not find a replacement.
    I talked to a rep. at JKL, and if I wanted to pay the engineering fees, yadda, yadda, they would build the lamps to fit the panels.
    None of the lamp suppliers I know of carry shaped ccfl's, and JKL only sells an "L" shaped unit to fit the 15" Samsung panels. Only reason they even carry these is they are excess from a custom order.

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