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Solved: Inspiron 5160 display, partial display

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  1. onsail

    onsail Thread Starter

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    Recently the backlight went out on the wifes’ laptop display. Thinking that I was pretty smart, I picked up a replacement on eBay.
    What came out of the laptop is a 15.0 XGA Samsung with a part number of 5F4G64512F.
    What I ended up with (my own fault) was a LG Phillips LP150X2 XGA Display. The cable is different, however it still plugs into the video card.
    So I figure ill give it a try any way.

    The display only displays on two thirds (left side). See Signature for system info. .

    What should I do? I’m lost.
    Thanks,
    Eric
     
  2. silvershield

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    Does it appear to "run off" the screen? (if you move your mouse all of the way to the left side, does it disappear?) Sounds like a simple alignment problem, there should be a "autoset" feature on the monitor you can press to calibrate it.
    Also in the display settings (under advanced) somewhere there should be a calibration feature in there also.
     
  3. onsail

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    No running off here. It actually displays all of the info in the top left using about 2/3rds of the screen and the mouse does not run off. I guess I should also have mentioned that the display repeats it self in the bottom 1/3 of the screen including the mouse pointer.
    Eric
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    This is a laptop, the advice above refers to a desktop monitor using an analog connection.

    The laptop is digital all the way, no calibration feature is provided or needed.

    Sound like a straight incompatability, there is no "standard" between makes and models, they are largely propritary.
     
  5. onsail

    onsail Thread Starter

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    I was afraid of that!
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    If you are creative enough, you could still blame the error on the wife?

    Or is it too late for that now....?
     
  7. silvershield

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    I would call the manufacturer and get a replacement part for the backlight.
     
  8. onsail

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    :-\ Wife already knows me too well LOL and I ll order the inverter from Dell and see what happens.
    thanks,
    Eric
     
  9. onsail

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    Ok, after the advice here I ordered the inverter card and replaced it on the old screen, voila it works perfectly. Selling the wrong one on e-bay.
    Thanks for the help,
    Eric
     
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