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Dell Vostro 1510 LCD DIM - monitor external monitor works

Q: Dell Vostro 1510 LCD DIM - monitor external monitor works

Hello,I need an advice.
Dell Vostro 1510 (version nVidia) does not function LCD - very little light.External monitor works OK.LCD - brightness up and down works. Closing cover notebook to sleep - works OK.
Test another inverter and LCD.It's the same :(
Please, give me an advice.Thank You.

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A: Dell Vostro 1510 LCD DIM - monitor external monitor works

If the other inverter/LCD is known to be compatible with the system and produces the same result, bad power circuit to the inverter - replace the mainboard.

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I connected external monitor via VGA, but it shows 'no signal' sign. Where could be a problem?!
External monitor is AOC I2275PWQU.

Thank you in advance.

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what is the HDMI / VGA output resolution of DELL Vostro 3550, if we connect an External Monitor

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My Dell Inspiron 3437 ( Core i5, 4th Gen) screen suddenly stopped work couple of days ago, now it just worked for external monitor. What I done for the issue ( I did all works by an external monitor)
1. Taking a Diagnostics for all hardware no problem.
2. Using function key but no help.
3. Flashing new bios ( A10), the computer display worked!  but the screen did not display again when I restarted the computer.
4. I tried re-flash bios, but the bios program won't let me to flash same bios version.
5. I tested the screen on another laptop, it worked perfect.
So I guessed the computer BIOS chip corrupt.
Anybody can help?

A:****** Dell inspiron 3437 only works external monitor********

If the system boots to Windows, it's not a BIOS problem.  Check the display settings - if they look correct, but there is no display image, you either have a bad display panel or a bad GPU (i.e., mainboard).  Hold the D key through powerup -- if you do see the built in display test (cycling solid color screens), the display is bad - meaning the mainboard is the problem.  If you don't see that, the display needs to be replaced.

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Hi, few days ago screen on my notebook Probook 6560b  with discreete GPU 6470M went black.  Monitor does not have any backlight and also there is no picture on it (looking at angle...so it is not faulty backlight). Pulled all devices out (HDD, CD-ROM) but monitor still remains blank (no BIOS screen). On external output (VGA or DP) there is pictrure, but it can not load any Windows (I have dualboot Windows 10 and WindowsXP). In Windows 10 shows error: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE What failed: atikmpag.sys. In Windows XP, also blue screen with error in atikmpag.sys. So, I booted in SafeMode and remove Radeon HR6470M driver and put Standard VGA driver. Now PC boots to OS, but still only on external monitor. Tried to reinstall drivers, but it always fails with blank screen and PC freeze.With some many tries and restarts, in one moment notebook monitor starts to working again. But only up to next Windows restart.I tried to put new HDD in it and install fresh Windows...but same thing. Booted from live linux distro...only external monitor works. So, as I can see, external monitors on VGA or DP can work but only with generic VGA drivers. OS correctly recognize graphic card, but when driver is installed external monitor also goes blank and windows freezes (not responding on caps/num lock, no longer pingable on network).As in one moment internal monitor went back online it seams that maybe is some bad connections...but where...GPU or video memory? Also tried HP diagnostic... Read more

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ok would someone please help me, i have a dell Vostro 1510 laptop. Awhile back i downloaded antivirus thinking it would help my computer, come to find out, it destroyed it. After the Antivirus was downloaded, my computer crashed. I couldnt get it to stay on for longer than 2 minutes. Just now i got it to stay on, its been on for almost an hour. The problem is, i dont have a start menu or anything but my background from before. The internet is completely not working either. it is telling me i need to do stuff with my proxy settings? I need a HTTP: a Secure: a FTP: and a Socks: and also with these four things i need a Port for each of them. You must know i know nothing about computers. i really want to fix it though. could someone please help me if anyone knows what is going on with my laptop??? it would really be appreciated!
Thanks so much, Samantha Jo!

A:Help with Dell Vostro 1510


Can you try booting into Safe Mode. To get into the Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Options Menu". Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

This will hopefully bootup into windows with the START menu available amongst other things.

Then I want you to try a Windows System Restore. You did not mention what operating system is running on the Dell laptop. Assuming it is Windows XP try the following:

To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:

Log on to Windows as an administrator.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
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On the Welcome to System Restore page, click to select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option, and then click Next.
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On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
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On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
Log on to the computer as an Administrator. Then click OK on the Sys... Read more

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Dell Vostro 1510, does not boot??
hey folks.. my vostro 1510 is not booting .. i can see my windows XP boot screen, rite then a blue screen shows up, n system restarts.. i tried to log in through safe mode, pressing f8, tried all options in that, none worked.. i tried to repair through a XP SP2 boot CD, but after it asks "press any key to boot thro CD.." i press "enter" then it shows hardware configuration n all.. then thats it.. the screen is blank n shows nothing.. pls can ANYONE TELL ME WHATS THE PROBLEM?? i have mandriva as another boot .. i can boot in to that, but not into XP..

i even tried to boot through different boot CDs.. none worked.. just shows blank screen after i press key any to boot from CD.. any other option..?

A:Dell Vostro 1510, does not boot??

What's the error message on the blue screen?

Do you have restore/recovery CD?

You have a Microsoft XP SP2 CD? Or do you have a disk provided by Dell for installing XP SP2?

Attempting to use CDs which were made for other systems...will usually prove unsatisfactory.


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Hi guys!!!!
I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop & when it boots up it goes to the windows screen with the bar going from left to right, then it comes up with the blue screen saying" The image kernel32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum".
Then that's it, i turn it off & all happens again.
I've tried to change the boot to CDrom to re-install windows but keeps coming up with this!
Any ideas please.... thanks in advance.

A:Dell Vostro 1510 not booting up

You can try to copy kernel32.dll from the ...\system32\dllcache directory to ...\system32 from the Recovery Console.

If this does not help try to copy kernel32.dll from e.g. a Service Pack CD or something to the ...\system32 directory.

Can you boot into safe mode?

You either changed the boot options in the BIOS...or you didn't...if you changed them and could not boot from the optical drive...let us know. There is no reason for that error message to show when booting from an optical drive.


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Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop upgraded from vista to win 7 and win 7 only worked one time. Goes from windows starting to black screen. The cursor shows on screen. Will not boot from Windows 7 disk. Opening in safe mode results in black screen. Any ideas how to fix this?

A:Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop


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I'm writing this post from my iPod. My Dell vostro 1510 will not boot any longer. I have been having problems with random black/random lines on screen requiring a forced shutdown. My battery has also been having problems for a long time. Now when I press the power button I hear the standard noise (hard drive?) and the hard drive icon lights up, afterwards the drive icon disappears, the num lock icon is blinking and the caps lock/scroll lock icons are solid. Nothing shows up (no bios). My research concluded that this is possibly a motherboard problem. I already tried removing the battery, unplugging he laptop and holding the power button (suggested on a couple of forums).

EDIT: I got the laptop to boot. I haven't done anything to the computer yet but I am backing up immediately since I was able to boot to Windows.

A:Dell Vostro 1510 won't boot

Do you have the same results when you try starting in safe mode?

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My old dell laptop L502x is a bit quirky and caused me to buy a desktop, however, i think it is still saveable. when i have it display to an external monitor via hdmi, it works 100% with no problems. however, when i use the monitor that is physically attached to the laptop, i will get a " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" BSOD. from what i've gathered over numerous crashes, i believe its a problem with the integrated graphics in the processor, since they are not used when outputting via hdmi. i could be wrong tho, any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Laptop external monitor = OK, attached monitor = BSOD

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I am trouble shooting my son's machine.

He has indicated that it actually locks up when it is overheating, usually while watching movies on it.

He has been using it on a board to keep the back off of soft surfaces.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3062 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228434 MB, Free - 181969 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M277C
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled​
I am trying to see what we can do to reduce the chance of overheating and killing the CPU.

Mike Elia

A:Dell Vostro 1510 laptop running hot

There is an opening, most likely on the back, where air is exhausted by the CPU fan after being passed over a heat sink (or maybe it's pulled in over the heat sink, I forget which). If that heat sink gets clogged with dust it will cause overheating. You can download the instructions for disassembling the laptop from Dell (use the service tag number) and getting to that heat sink, it's not very difficult. Some older Dells are known for this, although I haven't seen it in their more recent models. But it won't cost you anything to try this.

Note: before you do this, make sure the opening itself is clear although I suspect you have probably already checked that.

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Hi Guys

I have a user who just upgraded his windows operating system to Windows 7 from Vista.

Everything is working fine, except his Graphics drivers for Windows 7 doesn't work.

I've checked drivers on Dell website but id cannot find anything and now the user cannot use external screen.

please advice which drivers i can install to fix the problem.


A:VGA drivers-Dell Vostro 1510 win7

If it is an Intel Graphics chip

32bit drivers
64 bit

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Hello all,

I am hoping someone can help. I have a Dell laptop that will not boot up. This is the message that I get.

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software mfg. for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press f8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

Technical information:

STOP: oxooooooED (ox89B19658,0x00000000,0x0000000)
I am not able to start in safe mode. It keeps coming back to the message above.

I am running Windows XP

Anybody have any ideas?

A:Problem with Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop

Hi .Take a look at Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302.The normal fix for this is to run the chkdsk /r command (or equivalent).To run the equivalent:Go to Explorer view, right-click the partition/drive in question...select Properties.Click on Tools tab...push Check Now button (Error checking).Select both options (automatically fix and scan for) and click Start/Enter.A screen will open and inform you that chkdsk cannot be run now, etc...type Y and hit Enter.Reboot the system, command will execute. The system will boot into XP when command has completed.Louis

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     Hi dear all,
  Recently my little son changed my old laptop BIOS password so i can't login to it.
  i already copied my data from hard drive inserting to another pc .So main problem is resolved(huh).
 But I just want to use my laptop too.
  Pls help me
 Thank you in advance.

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i am a novice when it comes to computers. my dell laptop vostro 1510 while booting black screen says corrupted windows or missing file, repair it. so i gave to a comp guy to format it, he put xp sp3, while initially it was xp sp2. and it worked for 5 years with out any problem, but since i formatted it from this guy.. it is hanging a lot.. and microsoft silverlight is not getting installed. and now again the same while booting it says OS corrupted or missing.
i have taken a windows xp sp2 from my friend, and i wanna format it myself can anybody tell me step by step how to format it.. cause i dont know absolutely anything.
i got this cd with my laptop 'FreeDOS operating System ,Install CD and Source Code'. what is this for..?
would really love it, if anyone of u computer genius help me out..

A:[SOLVED] how to format dell vostro 1510.

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here:


This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

XP Clean Install

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HI. Im looking to get a laptop and have decided to get either a Dell inspiron or Vostro (in small business section of site.) Basically I've run into this snag:

Do I get the inspiron with integrated graphics (intel X3100), or the vostro with nvidia 8400M 256mb.

At first it seems like an obvious choice to take the nvidia, but reading through some stuff im now not sure how much of an advantage it would be. I can get fairly similar spec for everything else on each, although if i get vostro i can get 3Gb ram same price. Here are the main specs, both laptops at roughly the same price

Inspiron: 449

Core 2 duo T5550 1.83GHz processor (667MHz bus, 2MB cache)
2Gb DDR2 ram
250 Gb Hard drive
15.4" widescreen with true life and integrated webcam
Intergrated graphics (X3100 i think)


Vostro: 469

Core 2 duo T5670 1.8GHz processor (800MHz bus, 2MB cache)
3Gb DDR2 ram
250 Gb Hard drive
15.4" widescreen
256 Mb Nvidia 8400M GS (64 bit) graphics

So Basically, vostro has superior graphics (i think??), and for only 20 more I can get an extra 1Gb ram, at expense of webcam and truelife.

What do you think?

A:Dell Inspiron 1525 or Vostro 1510?

I would go for the vostro

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Hi, all, I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop and recently bought a Asus MB169B external USB monitor.  When I plug the monitor in, the laptop monitor (not the external monitor) flickers about every half second.  If I unplug it, it stops.  I upgraded my video driver to no avail.
Is it simply a power supply issue (the external monitor  does not have a power cord)?  Anything I can do?  It does it even if I have the laptop plugged in and charging.  
*something interesting - I just discovered if I duplicate the display and not extend the flickering goes away...but that kind of defeats the point of a dual monitor for me.

A:dell xps 15 monitor flickering after connecting external usb monitor

What is the exact system model? 
Have you connected the external monitor to a dock or hub or directly to the system USB port?
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1n3X2po - enter the service tag and download the BIOS, update and restart the machine and check.
Reinstall the video drivers and chipset drivers for the system from the above link and check.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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hello everyone i`m new on here looking for advice and help with a problem iv`e got with my laptop iv`e got a dell vostro 1510 but im wanting to a full reinstall with vista 32bit but i don`t have the disks for it ive contacted dell but got no where .
ive tryed doing all dells ways of reinstall image restore system restore etc but didnt work ive got the coa number on the laptop im just looking to do a full reinstall but windows don`t let you download vista anymore does anyone know where i can get dell disks from or how i could go about downloading vista or getting it from somewhere to do a restore thanks .

A:need help reinstall vista into dell laptop vostro 1510

You can download windows vista legally from HERE ( originally from Digital River ) and then follow the instruction to create a bootable DVD. You need your own license key to activate it.

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I used Crucial PC26400-800 2gb & Elpida PC2-6400-666 2gb modules, Vostro 1510, A15 bios
I did the following:
1. Extracted old 1GB RAM from both banks.
2. Inserted new memory to both banks.
3. Turn on computer.
4.  After i rebooted the display was black and Lock leds were blinking. Num Lock fast blinking, Scroll and Caps Lock where solid green.
5. Computer didn't boot up.
6. Tried each new module by itself, tried 1 old module and 1 new module, same result, tried every combination of modules & banks
7. Confirmed with Crucial that the memory module was indeed compatible.  CT2566AC800.M16FM
8. Tried unsuccessfully to contact Dell Tech support to verify the exact parameters for the memory as the Dell Claimed Support of 4GB for this model is in question! [ got the big run around from support ]
9. All Memory works fine in a Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop

A:Dell Vostro 1510 memory upgrade issues

Blinking num/solid caps+scroll lock is a processor initialization error.
Did you do this with the battery removed and the system unplugged?
Unplug, remove battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove and reinstall the CPU.  
Then try the RAM again.
If you still can't get the system to power up correctly, chances are the system board is fried.

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Warranty of my Dell Inspiron 5558 Signature Edition expired in Jan 2017. The display suddenly started giving problem  - it has black border and grey blank screen and some times blank screen. When you restart / boot, you get the DELL logo which means display is working. . Works perfectly with external monitor though HDMI port. This problem is appearing from last 2 months

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I have dell vostro 14 3000 series, Recently laptop screen is gone black. I can see the external display working fine. I did run BIST, It completed successfully and able to see the colors on the builtin display during the test.
I also ran pre-boot diagnostics(Fn+power) without any issue. Please help me to diagnose the issue.

A:Dell Vostro 14 [black screen, external display works fine]

Check the cable that runs between the mainboard and back of the display panel.  If it's damaged, replace it.  That doesn't solve the problem, the next suspect is the mainboard.

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Hi all,
i have a dell vostro 1510 and when i turn it on it doesnt start up and the blue lock symbol with the no9 in it above the keypad is flashing rapidly and the other two lock symbols beside it are also lit up.Thats as far as it goes i have a black screen and nothing works...does anybody know what the problem is,if so please help.
Thank you

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Hey all,

So my girlfriends laptop is rather incompetent and decides to not open up any recently installed programs. All older programs that were on the computer work fine. I have tried un/re install of all programs mulitple times, tried system restore quite a few times as well, and nothing seem to work. The laptop has only had one other problem as well, were a CD was stuck in the dvd drive, causing the laptop to constantly try and read the disc.

How can I fix this problem of the programs?

A:Windows Vista home Premium/ Dell vostro 1510

Hi try using a paper clip to open the drive ther is usually a small hole right of the drive that you can insert the straightend paper clip into,which programs are you try to use or install

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I've got DELL Vostro 3750, and I bought Dell U2515H monitor for second display.
I can set only maximum 1920×1050 resolution, instead of the optimal 2560×1600 of the monitor. 
I'am connected them with hdmi cable.
Please help me solve the problem!


A:Dell Vostro 3750 with Dell U2515H monitor resolution problem

The U2515H HDMI in port can do up to 2560x1440 60Hz. But the U2515H does not dictate the resolution. That is done by the capabilities of the laptop GPU video card. The 2011 Vostro 3750 HDMI out must be limited to 1920.

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I have a white screen upon startup. I was able to use my laptop when plugging the VGA cable in the back to an external monitor but that only works with a few tries.
I notice if i put my laptop on sleep for less than 2 hours the external monitor works.
Any time longer and I have to start the process of removing and inserting the plug and playing with my external monitor so it can detect a signal, it usually takes a few tries and a few minutes.
The white screen is always on my laptop throughout the process and even when the external monitor works.
Just determining if i should replace me screen or ribbon video cable or check my connection to my vga cable or could it be my motherboard.

any help or direction is appreciated.
Thank you!

A:Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 screen problem - white screen & external monitor works if I jiggle the plug

We need to isolate if the issue is with the LCD or the video card. So, turn off the system - press and hold the "d" + power key to turn it back on - this should initiate the LCD built in self test. You should see a screen with solid changing colors and the system would beep. If you see this - the LCD is fine. If you do not see the colors changing - then repeat the step again - but this time - swivel the LCD back and forth and see if there is any display. If the display is intermittent then the LCD cable needs reseating/replacing.
Also, turn off the system and press and hold the "fn" key + power button to turn it back on - wait for a few minutes. If you do not see any display, the system should start beeping. Count the number of beeps per cycle. At any point if you see the screen with solid colors changing - the LCD is fine. The issue is with the video card/motherboard. If do not see the changing colors - then we would suspect the LCD.
Test the system with another VGA cable for the external monitor.
If the system is under warranty, then please send me the service tag of the system and your contact details through a private conversation. Or you could use twitter - @dellcares - we can DM through twitter and help you fix the issue.
Keep us updated.

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I have an issue with my laptop (dell vostro 1510). For the second time my screen became completely black. I could see nothing but the computer was working. I supposed it was for the same reason as the first time (video board burnt). I substitute it and when I try to start the laptop I just get three led among which the first one on the left is blinking. It doesn't go further and I don't have access to the bios. The diagnostic led codes say that it is a problem related to the processor. How can I test if the processor works? For me it is weird that with the old motherboard it was starting. I also tried to reset the processor on the slot different times. I don't know what to try more.
If you have any suggestion please let me know
Have a great day

A:Dell Vostro 1510 does not restart after motherboard replacing (said processor issue!?)

The only way to test is to try the CPU on another board, or try another board in this system.
If the processor was working before you replaced the board, unless you damaged it in moving it -- it's more likely the mainboard is the faulty part.

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I have just installed Windows 8 Professional edition alongside Windows 7 Professional, however I cannot use my built in monitor when within the normal mode of Windows 8, Instead I have to use an external monitor (I'm currently using my TV via HDMI), however, in safe mode I can use my built in laptop monitor, or if I disable the intel HD 3000 graphics driver, however I do not want to do this because I would prefer to still be able to use my dual-monitor setup, I have all of the latest drivers for the video devices and still no avail, could someone please help!

Thanks in advance,

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I have a Dell vostro 1015 pp37l
I think I've bought it on 2010
anyway I will buy samsung LS32E590C , it's a 32" curved FHD screen
my question is : will my vga out port support this FHD resulotion?
if so then which vga cable do u recommend
If not... should I but a  vga to hdmi converter or a laptop with hdmi port :D ?
Thanks alot.

A:Does Dell vostro 1015 pp37l vga out cable support a 1920x1080 FHD monitor

If the monitor has a VGA input (D-sub) it will work.  That said, be reasonable with your expectations - you may get away with using the monitor for browsing the Internet or word processing/spreadsheet use, but don't expect to be doing any gaming or watching video at FHD on it -- while the monitor can handle those, the computer you have is far too underpowered for that.

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.

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Hello experts,
I have connected 3 external monitors to my 9560 laptop via TB16 dock. 2 Dell 24" 4K monitors: 1) DP to DP and 2) miniDP to DP & 1 Dell 24" 1920-1080 via VGA-VGA connection. The 4K monitor with miniDP to DP constantly disconnects. What am i doing wrong here?
Thanks in advance,

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?

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The screen on my hp laptop suddenly went dead

the laptop works with an external monitor

Any suggestions as to how I can find out what's wrong or how I can fix it

hitting function key (which is supposed to switch from external monitor to laptop screen doesn't solve the problem

A:hp laptop screen dead, works w external monitor

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I have tried so many things to fix this but nothing works. I can't contact HP, because I have no money and my warranty is up. Every time I turn on my laptop I hear the noise and see the lights on but the screen is pitch black. I tried shining a flashlight to the screen to check if I see the picture at all and the screen is just black.

A:HP Laptop screen black but works with external monitor

Dig111096 said:

I have tried so many things to fix this but nothing works. I can't contact HP, because I have no money and my warranty is up. Every time I turn on my laptop I hear the noise and see the lights on but the screen is pitch black. I tried shining a flashlight to the screen to check if I see the picture at all and the screen is just black.Click to expand...

be sure the monitor settings for your graphics are not set to an external monitor. go to control panel, clicking Display Settings to check this out and toggle between screen 1 and 2. click the icon that corresponds to the monitor that you want to designate as the primary display, and then select the 'This is my main monitor' check box.

if not, the use of the external monitor which works ok confirms the issue.

its not the video chip or motherboard. could be the lcd screen itself or if it is the inverter. most of the times it is the inverter that is the problem and can be fixed, you just have to get the correct inverter that supplies the right amount of voltage and you will be back in business.

sometimes its the backlight (light bulb) that went, which is more difficult imo and more time consuming. shine a flashlight on the lcd , if you see a faint image then in most cases it is the backlight that needs to be replaced. If you don't see an image even when shining the flashlight then it is most likely the inverter. if that helps.

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I have a V570 running Windows 10. I just got a new Dell U2415 monitor, and I can't get my laptop or the monitor to recognize that they're connected. The monitor recognizes and displays my girlfriend's Chromebook, so the monitor isn't defective. My laptop outputs to my TV fine, so I don't think it's a hardware issue. I've tried different HDMI cables, I rolled back the graphics driver on my laptop, I even tried using an adapter to connect to the monitor's DisplayPort slot, but it won't detect the monitor and the monitor won't recognize that anything is connected. None of the Windows graphics settings helped, nor did the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel (it won't even let me choose Multiple Monitor mode). Any ideas?

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Hi. . . I'm getting kinda frustrated. I hope I'm posting in the right forum.

Anyway, the external monitor: LG flatron L1943PE (it's really old )
The laptop in question: Samsung. Model--RV411

I don't think it's a problem with the monitor because when I connect it to my netbook, it detects automatically (when I turn on my netbook it uses the monitor). When I connect my Samsung laptop, it displays \

Power Saving Mode
When I disconnect it it simply says "Check Signal Cable"

I'm not sure what information is necessary, but I'd really appreciate any help.

A:external monitor won't work with laptop (works with other laptops tho)

Upload screenshot of ur display devices or moniter settings in ur graphics properties

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I just bought an Acer X223w monitor. I hooked it up to my laptop yesterday and it worked fine with dualview. Today I turned everything on and the monitor wont work correctly. It will connect with clone and single view with only the monitor. When I try to put it into dualview it tells me "input not supported" and then just goes back to the display it had.

I have an HP laptop with Vista x64. I used to have a Dell monitor connected in the same way with absolutely no problems.

Please help.

A:Solved: external monitor works with clon but not dualview

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I just replaced a system board and double-checked to make sure everthing is plugged in right. So I turned it on and the backlight on the lcd screen goes on, but no words come up, so I connected an external monitor and that works fine. Any ideas? do I have a bad system board? I also tried to install new memory and it just beeps at me until i put the old memor yback in, and that works fine.

A:No lcd video on laptop but works fine on an external monitor

Regarding the memory, maybe tell us the specs of your motherboard and the two types of RAM you tested?

No idea about the monitoir. Maybe some wires plugged improperly. What happens if you use your old motherboard instead?

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Running rstrui.exe from command prompt in safe mode finally got this result in the system error log:

"The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000010' while processing the file 'wpfb_igxprd32.dll' on the volume 'ShadowMount1'. It has stopped monitoring the volume."

When it reboots it shows the restore failed - no changes made to my system. The rstrui.dat log file is not text and so illegible to me. The above dll is from Pivot Software I believe and I am running the HP 2.0 software + driver package (which I reinstalled) for this monitor.

The CP Display utility won't let me change the settings to get back to a dual monitor system. Troublingshooting and advanced settings there usually crash the system in the above DLL. The registry shows BAD_EDID for my default monitor; but the HP w2408h still works so I thought a simple registry restore and system roll-back would fix it. I have 3 RP all from MS S/W Distribution Service 3.0 before my problems started on 7/8/2011 with a HAL.DLL missing or corrupt. I eventually fixed that after running CHKDSK /P /R and refreshing NTDLR, BOOT.INI, etc. and then this new problem cropped up.

All 3 RP fail the same way on restore attempts. Backup versions of the problem DLL appear to be the same so I am doubtful doing a single file restore will help any.

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A:Restore point fails; works w/ external monitor only

Well perhaps not a virus! Re-imaged onto a new hard drive and almost everything is back to normal (except those pesky Windows Update repeated re-installs). Consider this one closed. Malwarebytes came back clean on the restored system.

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Dell Inspiron M731R
When turning on the laptop it has white screen at boot-up. I hooked up an external monitor(hdmi) and when it reaches the window 8.1 splash screen then the external monitor kicks in and everything works fine(laptop lcd is still white with vert and horizontal lines (I can kind of see whats displayed). But when I tried in safe mode the external monitor doesn't display anything. I can barely make out what is displaying on the laptop but when I try to project on to the external monitor I get a message 'your PC can’t project to a second screen. Try reinstalling the driver or using a different video card. 
Could it be an inverter for the white screen and driver for not projecting in safe mode? Reinstall the display adapter?

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Greetings, I have a X1 Carbon G6 with the following specs: i5-8350 / 16GB Ram / Lenovo OEM Win10 Pro (1803 - 17134.799) Within the past week it has developed an issue where the Carbon's monitor will work until Windows 10 starts to load and then go black.  Connecting it to an external monitor shows the laptop works fine.  Troubleshooting done: 1. Windows Update / Lenovo Vantage set to auto update all drivers and firmware.  Everything updated, no change.2. Delete Intel UHD 620 driver, reboot, Carbon monitor works but without multi-monitor support on the default Microsoft video driver.  If auto updates left on, the Intel UHD 620 driver v25.2 pulls down and the Carbon monitor goes black again.3. Tried installing an older version of the UHD 620 driver from intel (v22), no change.4. Tried having Windows do a "Refresh Windows" from the Windows Defender page under System settings.  After rebooting the Carbon monitor started to work again, but I had to begin manually reinstalling all programs.5. While Office 365 was installing the Carbon monitor stopped working again. I've seen other threads about Lenovos getting the black screen issue with a combination of Intel UHD 620 driver updates + Win 10 1803, but none of them appear to have found a root cause (and fix).  Has anyone solved this issue?  I have 3 years of an extended warranty from Lenovo but I don't know if that covers an issue like this as it doesn't seem like bad hardw... Read more

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Hey there, recently repaired a Studio 1555, has latest BIOS A13. Battery is removed. Plugging in the power adapter causes the screen to flash white briefly, but when powering on the system there is no image visible. Plugging in an external screen by VGA shows normal image and Windows boots fine. Powering on while holding the D button shows the RGB test pattern as expected. Any ideas why the screen isn't working in normal mode, but works during the test and with external monitor?

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 Hey Everyone! Trying to get an idea of what order to start throwing parts at this thing. Like the title says, my screen on the Yoga 2 Pro is blank. The computer boots and runs fine on an external monitor. I haven't pulled the bezel off the screen yet, but the video cable looks good on the mobo end. I am guessing I probably need to buy a new screen, but was wondering if I could have a cable issue before I spend $150 on a screen.  Couple of interesting things:In the device manager, only the external display is in the "Monitor" list. I don't have an option to mirror displays in the graphics properties or anything. My compupter just things there's one monitor, the external one.  I was having flickering issues leading up to the screen going out. Flickering only occured on battery.  Any thoughts?

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My Y40 gaming laptop's screen will light up but wont show any graphics. However, It works fine with an external monitor. Does anyone have any idea what tis might be?

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Hi,Maybe somebody can help me with this. Today when I turned on my T400 the LDC screen went black after starting windows. I can see the booting messages but when starts loading windows 7 (displays the windows logo) the LDC screen in the laptop goes black. If I connect a external monitor directly to the laptop, LDC starts displaying.Even if the monitor the monitor does not have any display the LDC is working.If I change the settings to display in boths. Both screens work. I made all possible combinations and everytime if I disconnecte the external monitor the screen goes black.I used a dock station and it does not work. LDC and monitor (connected to dock station) were black. If I connect the monitor directly to the laptop the dock station and the LDC worked fine. So display in dock station and LDC only work is an external monitor is directly connected to the laptop. Any idea why this is happening or have a similar problem?Thank you,Rob 

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Hello, I've had this problem with my laptop display for about half a year. When the laptop starts, the backlight turns on, but there is no display of Windows. When connected to an external monitor or projector, this displays the image with no problem. Thus, my question is: if my GPU and backlight are working, what component is causing the problem and how can I fix it? It is worth mentoning that sometimes on start up the display came back to life, and then if no shutdown or battery depletion occured, it would function normally. However, if the battery ran out, the problem came back (since I very often just put the laptop on sleep, this system functioned for a while...) Then, a couple of weeks ago this happened again, and the display hasn't worked since. I am now working with an external monitor.  Looking forward to your answers. Many thanks, Stefania

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