iMac turned into external monitor, backlight issue
Sorry for my bad english, I hope everything is clear.
Few days ago I turned my old iMac (late 2009) into an external monitor.
Monitor: LG LM270WQ1-SDE3
Controller Board: HDMI-VGA-DVI-Controller-Driver-Board-Kit-for-2560-1440-2K-LCD-LM270WQ1-SDE3 (can't post ebay link)
Everything work perfectly but what bother me its this backlight shadow
I found a lot of guides and tips to fix this issue but I don't know which one fit for me.
I already try to unplug, clear from dust and plug the wire on the top bottom behind the monitor but nothing.
How can I figure out what is my monitor issue?
Here there are some pictures of what I've done so far.
I was not sure about what to check with multimeter (its an old 1, not digital) so i've measured the voltage at this pin (controller board side)
in pairs of two to two, and all of them deliver 12V.
I did the same here
and again 12V per pair (I measured only the right side for now, the 1 with the blacklight issue, I was running out of time)
I also took some other pictures
if you can, try to explain me exactly where I've to put the hands on, I'm not an electronic expert
Here I'm again thanks to @oldturkey03 to push me further to check the led array.
Thats what i find out, was hard to take a picture due the really high light, but what we can see (not really) it's the huge difference between left and right (the monitor its upside down) and there's also 1 burned led in the middle of the bar, right side of the image (left side of the monitor).
What I've noticed is that in the right side of the image the LED array have 2 different intensity of light. It start with a very bright light then continue with 2 less bright ones
The right side instead seems like having only the less bright one
Well this time I had to use the measurement tool without help, I placed the two "spikes"
on the board two by two in both red and green circle as shown in the image.
And this is what it return in ALL my try, in both banks
If I didn't mess up with the measurement tool setup this is what we got
Seems like the only one in the whole web selling this item its in China from ebay and it sell a reconditioned item, I'm waiting Feb 24th to contact the seller, since he is on some kind of China holyday.
This is the name of the item on ebay:
LED strip For Apple 27‘’ laptop LM270WQ1-SDC2 M270WQ1-SDA2 SDB1 SDE3 SDE5 SDF1
and the seller name is kcelectron
What bother me is that I've to add money for an used reconditioned item that its not guarantee will work for long time. Also its not specific for my monitor instead it "fit" with a big variety of them (SDA2 SDB1 SDE3 SDE5 SDF1). Any thought?
Looking forward for reply