Droid X screen too dim after LCD replacement


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Jan 29, 2013
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I dropped my Droid X and developed some dark lines across the screen, which soon turned into "Black Holes" across the lower 3rd of the screen. I replaced the LCD with a replacement part from ebay and following instructions on youtube. The phone powers back on and the display comes up, but it is so dim, I can barely see anything. I've adjusted the brightness settings from max to min and get no change. I've looked into the proximity sensor, but as far as I can tell, it's aligned properly as well.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there something I can try different? Please help!!
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So, I decided to see if it was the replacement LCD causing problems or if I had done something wrong, and I re-installed my old LCD. I am still having brightness issues (black holes are still present).

Any thoughts on what to do? Could it be the proximity sensor? If so, how do I set that right? Did I damage the receptor pins for the LCD ribbon cable?

Pleas help!!