Dim iPod screen?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by alexf, May 24, 2004.

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    alexf

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just bought a 2nd hand 3rd generation iPod that is a few months old.

    I immediately noticed that the screen is pretty dim - I would think the dark areas should be black but instead they are grey... (and the battery is fully charged)

    Is this normal?

    It is not a huge problem but if the contrast were greater it would be more readable. It is still under warranty, so if this is not normal I will consider sending it in...

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    alexf

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    One more thing...

    The iPod didn't come with any install CDs, etc. Is this a problem? Can I download the software?
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    The software did come with the iPod but can be downloaded from apple.com, in fact here's a good place to start looking--

    http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/

    You'll also want to download iTunes if you're not already using it. 4.5 is the most recent version.

    As to the screen, would it be possible to show a pic? even put it on a scanner? is this when the backlighting is on or off? The contrast can be adjusted but that doesn't sound like your problem...

    paul
     
  4. 7on
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    7on

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    Yeah, my screen has "dimmed," but I haven't paid much attention.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Mine has dimmed as well. A temporary workaround is to adjust the contrast level.

    Settings > Contrast

    I put mine up to about 60%, that seems to do the trick. Default is 50%.
     

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