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Dell Vostro - Dull/Very Dark Screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dmcg69, Sep 13, 2010.

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  1. dmcg69

    dmcg69 Thread Starter

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    Hi people,

    I have a problem with my sisters Dell Vostro 1500 laptop which is 2 years old which she is hoping i can get fixed for her!

    When the laptop is started up the screen is very dull and dark. The brightness keys do nothing when pressed.

    When i plug the external monitor in to the VGA port the output can be shown on the extenal monitor but not on the laptop screen even by pressing Function key + F8 to toggle displays.

    The laptop graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS. I have tried replacing the driver however this has made no difference.

    Has anyone any experiance of this problem or a problem like it. Could it be that the screen has died?

    Thanks

    David
     
  2. dmcg69

    dmcg69 Thread Starter

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    anyone got any ideas????? Its also installed with Windows XP :)
     
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