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What is backlight bleed?

What is backlight bleed?

Answer: Backlight bleed is characterized by light leaking around the edges or corners of an LCD. This is due to the way these displays work; they use a light behind the panel that faces the display. Backlight bleeding is simply some of the backlight leaking through.

What is the difference between IPS glow and backlight bleeding?

The main difference between IPS glow and backlight bleeding is that IPS glow is visible around the corners, while backlight bleeding is visible around the edges. Also, the intensity of the light is constant when it comes to backlight bleeding, but it moves up and down when you’re viewing your screen from different angles in the case of IPS glow.

How to fix clouding backlight bleeding on a monitor?

However, clouding backlight bleeding is more prevalent within larger screens. Fortunately, there is an easy fix to this problem without having to fear to damage your hardware or warranty, and all you will need to perform this is a microfiber cloth and a screwdriver.

What happens if you have too much backlight bleed on TV?

If you have too much backlight bleed, you might be able to RMA your display. Your LCD LED display, whether it’s a TV or a monitor, uses a LED backlight to create the image through the liquid crystal display panel. Some of that light doesn’t get entirely blocked around the display’s bezels, which results in backlight bleeding.

How do you fix backlight bleeding on an IPS panel?

If you have an IPS-panel display, make sure you are not mistaking backlight bleeding with IPS glow. Unlike backlight bleeding, the intensity of IPS glow can be reduced by changing the angle or the distance you’re looking at the screen or by decreasing screen brightness and adding ambient lighting.

Can you fix backlight bleed on a monitor?

You can also fix the backlight bleed yourself. This screen defect is caused by light not being completely blocked out and this causes excess light to bleed or leak around the corner of a screen. This can be caused by manufacturing problems, poor quality control, or even the design of the monitor.

Should I RMA my monitor/TV for backlight bleeding?

In short, if you are experiencing too much backlight bleeding, you should try to RMA your display. In case the display manufacturer won’t accept it, you will have to get a new monitor/TV, preferably with an OLED panel that doesn’t suffer from these issues.