My monitor is being plagued by strange discoloration at the very top of the screen. Its a Samsung syncmaster 171N LCD.
Does anybody recognize this problem/know anything I can do to fix/improve it?
Buying a new monitor is out of the question, so I'd least like to know what is going on here. The problem can best be described as a blotchy lighter area at the top of the screen. The size varies, somedays it will be an inch or more down the screen, today its only about a quarter inch. Thanks for any help, please see the attached images.
By the way, the area of discoloration has a very distinct edge, so its not backlight bleeding. Its almost as if a liquid got in at the top there and is seeping down. Also, this is a recent problem, it did't used to have this.
And one more thing that might help you diagnose: This area is prone to retaining images after they are gone. This only occurs in the discoloured area. For example, If I am browsing the web for several hours and then decide to play counter-strike, I can still see "shadows" of the text from the Firefox titlebar lingering at the top of the screen for quite some time while Im in the game.