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  • Forum Thread: connect laptop to tv

    Hi, i am trying to connect my dell inspiron 640m laptop to TV through S-video to VGA cable. I have chosen following settings: Display Properties >> Settings >> display "2. (default monitor) ..........." checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor"...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 1557 black screen

    Hi all. I have a problem regarding my 4-years old laptop dell studio 1557... It happend one day that, while i was using it, the screen ( Maybe for overheating problems) turned completely black, so i shutted it down. Now when i turn it on , the screen would stay black forever. i tried to disassemble the...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 screen issue

    Hello there! When I turned on my Dell today, the monitor turned black and there was a white line at the bottom. There was also a beep-beep-beep. I tried again before 10 minutes and now it's working properly. Any idea what's wrong? Thank you!
  • Forum Thread: Screen Gone Dark

    Inspiron 6000 -- screen has gone dark. Is there a solution that a non-expert can employ?
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1525 darkened screen

    My 18 month old Inspiron 1525 has two new issues. 1st: the monitor has gone dark. If you shine a light across it, you can tell it is still on and working. If I plug in an external monitor, the ext monitor works and the laptop monitor will come on about 50% of the time, flicker for a minute or so then...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 9300 will only display on external port

    After a hard drive crash I have reinstalled a Inspiron 9300. If I leave the video settings at 640x480 8bit (boot XP into VGA Mode) the laptop lcd displays fine. If I increase the resolution at all it goes black and automatically redirects the output to the external vga port. This displays correctly but...
  • Forum Thread: Re: back light problem

    Hi everyone, I've been trying to figure this one out and I'm not sure where to go from here. I've got a Latitude E6500 (off warranty by a month) and the LCD screen quit the other day, specifically the back light. I can shine a flashlight on it and you can see stuff on the screen and I'm...
  • Forum Thread: Replacement LCD headache

    Years ago I bought a Dell Inspirion 9300 with a GeForce 6800 vid card and the fancy 1920x1200 display. For years all went well, until the original LCD started to fail. I ordered a replacement display expecting an easy swapout, installation was easy but the new screen was blank upon startup. I could tell...
  • Forum Thread: E6400 DisplayPort does not work with external EIZO S2233 for me

    Dear all, I have connected external LCD EIZO S2233 equiped with DisplayPort to DisplayPort on E6400 with standard M-M DisplayPort cable. However, Eizo will not detect signal on DisplayPort input, VGA works as usually, at least. Also, NVIDIA NVS 160M drivers does not detect external display at all. The...
  • Forum Thread: Blank screen - XPS M1730

    Specs: Dell XPS M1730 Proc: intel core2duo 2.4 ghz Mem: 2GB HDD: 2 X 180GB raid 0 OS: Vista business 32-bit, Fully updated Graph: 2 X Nvidia Geforce 8700M GT , SLI Scherm: 17" WUXGA Bought in December 2007, no more warranty. The screen doesn't display anything, it just stays...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 6400 lcd fault

    hi, i am looking for help to resolve an issue with the above which ran out of warranty 4 weeks earlier. the monitor starts up and briefly displays the dell loading screen then goes dark,the desktop loads up normally but can only be seen with a torch or perfectly via an external monitor. i have...
  • Forum Reply: Re: black display

    I'm having the same issue with my vostro 1400 here which the display frozen a while with odd green pixels and then it went reboot itselfs. Ever since, screen when black but seems to be powered. The windows seems to be started normally as i can hear windows signature startup music. A little different...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron E1505 blank screen on startup

    Hi, I'm running Windows XP Professional / Media Center on my Dell Inspiron E1505 and we've been dealing with this problem intermittently for some time now. Occasionally when we boot up, the PC will show the Windows logo screen, but then go blank (not completely black) instead of going to the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: E-1705 Monitor/display problems

    PoBaby, I hope our separate and different strategies work out for the best for both of us in the end. I got the box to ship my laptop to Dell early this afternoon. I was really surprised since I had just made the arrangements yesterday afternoon. The box includes instructions for mailing AND a prepaid...
  • Forum Reply: Re: E-1705 Monitor/display problems

    Well I'm going to send my laptop back to Dell for repair. I called the number listed for the repair service and talked about my problem. Before they will send you packaging and instructions to mail your laptop back to them you have to pay $199 up front plus $299 in the event the LCD needs to be replaced...
  • Forum Thread: Xps m1730 black screen when powered up

    ok first of all i'm running a 3 and 1/2 year old xps m1730 windows xp. dual 8700 graphics cards 4gb ram same old same old its your standard xps m1730... so this computer has killed 2 hard drives for sure, they have replaced the mother board 3x and graphic cards 2x... yet for the 4th time i go...
  • Forum Reply: Re: xps m1210 black screen

    My screen goes black while running on battery power. Nothing happens if I plug in an external monitor. The only way to get the computer back is to close the lid, let it go to sleep, then wake it back up. XPS tech support has been useless. They told me to change my power setting to essentially 100% while...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 6000 display problems

    Just to let you know, I took mine to a local computer store. There are 3 possible failure areas if you are getting the 3-3-3 or 3-3-4. 1. The inverter is bad, can be replaced for $15 plus labor. 2. The lamp is bad, can be replaced for $8 plus labor. 3. The monitor is bad, replacement cost $200 plus labor...
  • Forum Thread: Video blinking after suspended

    Hi, Once and a while, after come back from the suspension, my screen stays black and blinking without stop, the only way to get everything back to normal is turning off the notebook and turning on again. my notebook it's a inspiron 14r 8gb ram smarttouch, I have bought this notebook in the last...
  • Forum Thread: Issue with graphics card

    Hello everyone, I have a Dell Studio 1558. I use it to connect to an external monitor to facilitate workshops. Last Friday, the monitor started flickering and eventually turned off. It refused to work at all -- when I had no issue before. I recently had to have the hard drive changed because...
  • Forum Thread: Video driver problem for Dell XPS M1330

    Hey guys, Is there anybody can help me with my video driver problem for Dell XPS M1330 with Windows Vista? My system is working fine while it uses the standard VGA driver from Microsoft, the moment I update the driver(from dell & Nvidia website) the screen is becoming black and not loading windows...
  • Forum Thread: XPS L701X Second Monitor Not Working? (HDMI > VGA)

    Hi, I've just got a XPS L701X for work and wanted to hook up a second monitor - as I usually do. Simple, use a HDMI to VGA cable, right? The laptop (Windows 7 Prem) detects the monitor, the drivers are fine,etc, it's there as an option to extend my desktop to (and it extends) - just...
  • Forum Reply: Re: dead screen on Inspiron 8600 8500, but external monitor works fine....!! ??

    Greetings, I have a similar problem with my Inspiron 8600 using Windows XP. When the power cord is plugged in, the screen works great. The screen, however, will not light up when running on battery power alone. Any ideas? Thanks
  • Forum Reply: Re: Precision m6400 Black Screen Crashes...

    Hi same happens to me. Every time I try to use the graphic capabilities this machine ought to have, it blacks out. Every 3d game I've tested (including WoW, Colonization, Civilization and more) crashes with black screen and freezeup. Doesn't help much to turn all details to low, sooner or...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dell xps 15 l502x crashes /freezes on gaming

    I made a video tutorial on how to fix this today. It is actually a driver error, it just started on my computer yesterday though.