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Re: right hinge coming apart
This is a normal wear and tear issue with Dell lappys.
You can take off the hinge cover (it's just above the keyboard) and attempt to tighten the hinges down.
If that doesn't work, then the hinges themselves are wearing out, and need to be replaced, so you'd have to contact dell in that case buddy.
To remove the hinge cover, find where there is a small notch or space to the right of it and put a VERY small screwdriver in that notch and pry it up. (MAKE SURE that your LCD panel is completely flat aka. completely open when doing this).
Once it pops out (it takes a little muscle, don't worry it's made of plastic it shouldn't break) then you can keep prying it up until it all just pops out. Now using a phillips small screwdriver (cross head) tighten the hinges (they'll be easy to see along with their screws).
Then, simply replace the hinge cover the same way it came off, put it into the laptop at an angle upwards going into the left side this time, and then just begin to press it downwards until it pops into place. Do this all along the hinge cover from left to right this time.
There! hopefully that helps, but even if it does the hinges will NEED replacing, the dell ones are cheap, and eventually do need to be replaced.
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If you have tried this with an external monitor (and the line is not there) then the problem is either the connection on your display cable or (more likely) a fault on your LCD panel. If it's still under warranty I would let Dell take care of it. If you want to do it yourself, you need to get a replacement LCD panel, take the screen apart (the top half of the laptop) and switch out the LCD panel. Some small Phillips head screwdrivers are required, the screw heads on hinges etc. are tiny. While this is not an overly difficult process, it may prove daunting to some people. Most computer repair shops like mine would charge $30-45 for labor on this plus the part, which according to ebay will run about $75. Make certain you get the correct size, as there was a 14.1" and a 15.5" model (They are not interchangeable). Screen size is measured diagonally across the actual screen and does not include the trim.
It's a common problem with Dell Inspiron 1501 / 6000 / 6400 models.
So tighten all screws on the bottom, on the back (where power cable connects),
then remove cover on top of the keyboard and tighten screws there,
then remove screen bezel and tighten screws there - here is how:
then put everything back.
Sounds like the backlight is going out. Youĺl need to replace the LCD screen. You can find them on ebay. Just make sure you purchase the correct one for your laptop. You will need to take out the screen to see who makes it and the number. Go to dell.com/support to find your manual, if you feel like you can do it yourself.
Insert OS cd in drive and start reinstalling by selecting repair mode
now once all files are loaded system will reboot when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10 this will give you access to your account also you can reset all passwords Now restart lappy and let the system boot normally without OS cd in drive now
you will come to old screen and previously configured desktop with all
intact aplication and icons on desktop and it will no more ask you for
password till you set a new one
The prooblem may be that you have to install the latest DirectX or you install you graphics cards NEWEST drivers. You can download the drivers off the net, its no big deal. Just google it and you'll find exactly what u need.