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Problem with the display on screen

Hi, I have a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. From last few days I am facing a display problem with it. The screen colurs are like scattered. It is looking like water colour poured on a glass...I can not properly define it but the issue is the screen is not properly displaying the output.....

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Try connecting an external monitor to the laptop and see if the colors are also present on the monitor. If the monitor display is fine, then your laptop’s LCD display panel is defective. If the monitor also displays the colors, then your problem is with either the video card or motherboard located inside your laptop.



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1500 has dim screen. Switched screens with working 1500 and screen works as it should. Hooked up external monitor to bad 1500 and had good picture on monitor. So screen is fine. I have tried FN + ^ arrow...


Fn with ^ key? Why? The Display Toggle-Over key is the F8 key.
Fn key plus UP Arrow key is to increase the Brightness.

You hold the Fn key down, and tap once on the F8 key.

(Of course there are at least 3 display options available;
A) Laptop internal monitor ONLY.
B) Laptop internal monitor AND external display device.
C) External display device ONLY.

You may have to hold down on the Fn key again, and tap once more on the F8 key)

You switched LCD screens with a working one, and it works OK.

Reason is you also switched the screen Inverter, too. Correct?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-LCD-Inverter-Board-for-Dell-Vostro-1000-1500-Series-US-/280987325828?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item416c265584

The screen Inverter is mounted to an area at the bottom of the LCD screen, and behind the Display Bezel,

http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/vostro-1500

Click on - Service Manual (1817 KB)
It's a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on Service Manual, it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Click on Display.

Primer:
An LCD screen does Not produce light,

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/BehindTheScenes/Optics101/

(Click on the monitor image)

It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them); Or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

The Dell Vostro 1500 series of Notebook PC's, uses a single CCFL for a Backlight.

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Average thickness is -> 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

View the last 8 photos.

It is just like Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses also, because it has MERCURY vapor inside.
HIGHLY toxic.

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power, (Electricity), from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

(NOTE* Does NOT apply to laptops that use LED backlighting.
There is NO screen Inverter used)

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault is a bad screen Inverter.

Primer over.

Me? I would buy a screen Inverter, due to the low cost, and ease of accessing to replace, and replace it, and use the old LCD screen.

[ You did check Video Cable connections -> PHYSICALLY, (Try to plug in tighter), on the Video Cable motherboard side connection, LCD screen connection, and screen Inverter connection; correct?]

For additional questions, or to have me clarify anything I have stated above; please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 11, 2012 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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My dell vostro 1500 laptop doesn't boot up the battery and ac power source is fine, what happens is that the only light or noise that comes form it is that the caps lock blue light indicator flashes for...


it sounds like your ac adapter has burned out and won't charge anymore. That's very common... that's why they are so cheap on ebay. Either that or your power plug on the motherboard is cracked or loose at the motherboard (2nd most common) and last bad motherboard (don't assume this unless last resort.)

Jan 12, 2011 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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How to reset bios my dell vostro 1500 . (11R50G1-595B)


To reset the BIOS please follow the below steps.
1 . Restart your Dell laptop. Click on "Start," "Turn off Computer" and "Restart."
2 . Press "F2" during the boot process to enter the BIOS. Press "F2" before the Windows loading screen. Certain models may use a different key. The key will be displayed during the boot process. For most Dell models, the key is "F2."
3 . Use the "Alt" + "F" key combination to load defaults.
4 . Press "Esc" on your Dell laptop keyboard to save and exit.
5 . Choose the "Enter" key to save all changes and exit the BIOS screen. Allow your laptop to restart for BIOS settings to reset.

Thanks. Have a great day.

Dec 30, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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My Packard Bell (bought May 2010 new) laptop has a screen flicker problem. For the past week, every now and then the left half of the screen, or sometimes the bottom half of the screen, gets distorted with...


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Hello My DEll Vostro Laptop Display is Showing very Dim?Why It is so?How do I can Fix that One?


plz try by increacsing the contrast of the screen, if the problem is not solved then you have to take it for servicing.

Aug 16, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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Turn on my Dell Vostro 1500 and all I get is a black screen


Remove and re-seat your RAM cards. Remove your battery but leave the power supply attached. Try to start. If this doesn't work, your motherboard has died and needs to be replaced. Not a do-it-yourself job unfortunately.

Sep 07, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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Dvp4_disp blue screen for dell vostro 1500 when we open a specific programme


Hi

The problem seems to be related to display drivers, try reinstalling the display drivers for your dell laptop, you can get the drivers from dell support on this page http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx

Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks,
Ekse

Aug 14, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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Need to install a dell vostro 1500 LCD inverter


Are you good with a screwdriver? Here's a step by step procedure for replacing the LCD screen on a Dell 1500.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-damaged-lcd-screen-dell-vostro-1500-laptop/
Is fairly easy, but be extremely careful of the ribbon cables, they break very easily!
Good Luck!

Jun 25, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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Vostro 1500 Will Not Start


I think that you would have a hardrive issue find out if your laptop uses an ata drive or an sata drive and i would look into getting a new one. if you have any further questions you can email me at jadenb333@gmail.com

Jun 24, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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