Dim LCD screen on Compaq Aero Contura notebook

Dim LCD screen on Compaq Aero Contura notebook

Post by eljain » Sat, 21 Feb 2004 01:15:34


I have several Compaq Aero Conturas, model 4/33 and a couple of them
have very dim screens. The only way I can see anything is to bring
the contrast all the way down. If I bring it up just a little, the
screen becomes very "washed out".
Is the screen going bad? Is there anything that can be fixed? Perhaps
the backlight? Can anyone who has used these share their experiences
on this?


Mike McWhinney
Chief Engineer
elja, Inc.

1. Compaq Contura Aero Frequently Asked Questions

2. Compaq Contura Aero and 2.6

Is there any one who have got 2.6 running succesfully on the Aero?

hda: 38154MB, CHS=4864/255/63
hda: hda1[EZ1] hda2[EZ2]
VFS: Cannot open root device "hda3" or unknown-block(3,3)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic - not syncin: VFS: unable to mount root fs on

I has based my 2.6 config[1], on Uli's 2.4.23 config[2]. The kernel is patched with the BadMEM patch (2.6.11)

Quote from Uli's homepage[3]

I have tried both. It didn't work.

Any ideas how to ignore the EZ-drive BIOS? I haven't been able to find
anything on EZ-drive and 2.6, so I don't know if it is a general problem
with EZ-drive.

My Aero:
Compaq Contura Aero 4/33C
33 mhz
20 mb ram
40 gb hdd
Avaya 802.11b card

[1] http://www.yqcomputer.com/
[2] http://www.yqcomputer.com/
[3] http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #configuring

Best Regards
Asbjn Sloth Tnesen

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