LCD screen failure, symptoms and resolutions
"I own a Samsung 305T Plus, got it 18 months ago. It worked great for photo editing and gaming until recently. For some reason, no matter what is the device I plug to the monitor through the DVI connector, the image seems ""dithered"", as if the driver would only allow me to display 256 colors instead of 16.7M. I provide a capture of my monitor I took with a digital camera with a copy of the original picture:
As you can see, the image is still present, but for some reason (and I'm still using a native 32-bits color depth resolution), it seems like the image lacks color graduations, just as if I dithered the colors.
What are these symptoms from? Inverter? Backlit? Something else?
What would be the possible solutions to fix this?
I'm aware Samsung could probably replace my monitor, but I read a couple of posts on other forums (with apparently no solutions) where sending the monitor to Samsung would result in having no monitors for a month or two, which I can't afford to wait. I wouldn't mind paying 150~200$ to repair a +1000$ monitor like this one (30"" is quite big). This monitor shines, I wish I would just have to replace a piece of hardware to get it fixed."