Which is a dell tft or compaq crt monitor ?
The Dell 1504FP is a flat panel LCD monitor that has a
viewable area of 15 inches.
The monitor, which uses TFT technology, is designed to be
used in a home or office and displays video at a resolution of 1024 x 768
Over time, you may encounter problems using your Dell 1504FP
monitor or it may cease functioning altogether.
Fortunately, there are variety of ways that you can repair
the monitor to get it back up and running.
Shut down your computer and press and hold the power
button on the side of your Dell 1504FP monitor if your monitor has a blank
Unscrew the VGA video cable that connects the
monitor to the computer.
Power the Dell 1504FP monitor back on and wait
as it launches into the Self-test Feature Check.
During this period of time your monitor will
make settings changes to ensure that it functions properly with your computer.
Firmly screw the VGA cable back into the rear
of the monitor to ensure optimal video quality. Power both the monitor and
computer back on and wait for your computer's desktop to appear.
Power off your Dell 1504FP monitor if the screen is dirty.
Wipe down the monitor using a dry microfiber
cloth to remove any dust particles or smudges that have accumulated on the
screen over time.
Power the monitor back on when you are
complete and resume using it.
Press the "Auto Adjust" button on the right side
of your Dell 1504FP monitor if the display is blurry and images appear out of
Unplug the monitor's power cord for thirty
seconds if the problem persists.
Plug the monitors power cord back into the
rear of the device and power it back on.
This will reset the monitor and your display
should now be focused properly.
Troubleshoot a TFT Monitor
TFT monitors can suffer from many potential problems,
ranging from simple screen brightness issues to disconnected inverter or LCD
These can cause video- and backlight-related failures on
your TFT monitor.
Fortunately, you can attempt to repair these problems, even
if you have no experience fixing a TFT monitor.
The only tool you will need is a Phillips screwdriver,
although opening your TFT monitor will likely void its warranty.
Check the brightness settings on the TFT monitor.
There are dedicated adjustment keys on the
bottom face of the TFT monitor.
If it is a screen incorporated into the design
of a laptop, you'll find monitor adjustment keys on the top row of the laptop's
A TFT monitor that has its brightness turned
all the way down will appear to be almost completely dark.
Ensure the TFT monitor's power cable is still plugged in,
if it is an external monitor. In the case of a laptop, make sure that the power
cable is plugged in or that the battery is properly charged.
Disconnect the TFT monitor from the power
source. If the TFT monitor is an external model connected to a computer tower,
disconnect the video cable as well.
Remove the battery from your computer if you
are using a laptop.
This is an important safety measure.
Turn the laptop over and slide the battery
release mechanism over.
This mechanism is just below the horizontal
outline of the battery on the underside of the laptop.
Remove the screws on the bezel of the TFT monitor.
The bezel is the plastic piece surrounding the
The screws will likely be covered with plastic
seals for aesthetic purposes, so pop these seals off with your fingers and
remove the screws using a Phillips screwdriver.
Pry up on the bezel gently and remove it.
Start at one corner and work along the bezel's
perimeter with your fingers.
There will be small plastic latches between
the bezel and the rest of the computer you'll need to disengage.
Check the TFT monitor's inverter cable.
This black cable lies at the bottom center of
the monitor and should connect to a socket on the inverter board, which is the
green color horizontal strip that lies just below the inverter cable.
If the cable is loose from the board, the TFT
monitor's backlight will fail. Pull up on one side of the socket and slide the
cable back in, then press firmly down on the socket to lock it down.
Remove the metal brackets on either side of
the exposed TFT monitor if the inverter cable fix does not solve your issue.
There will be two to three screws in each
bracket that must be removed using your Phillips screwdriver.
Pull the TFT monitor carefully away from the
rear casing of the display to reveal the LCD cable. This cable runs from the
back of the TFT screen and should be connected to a socket in a similar fashion
to the inverter cable. If it is disconnected, lift up on the socket, slide the
LCD cable back in, then press down on the LCD socket to lock it back down.
NOW FOR SOUND
if you can get a screen
start control panel administration tools computer management device manager
scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question /
exclamation? ! mark or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers
your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
you might download slimdrivers.
Rather doing a driver hunt
Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers
This is a
free driver solutions
which will automatically search for and find the
will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be
asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.
no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once
all of the drivers have been updated.
It might take some time