Question about Dell Inspiron 1200 14.1 XGA LCD Display-320-4222 (3204222) CD-ROM Drive
When I boot up, the display is full of colored rectangles and lines popping in and out. The text is hardly visible. This happens on both the LCD display and the external monitor display. It did clear occasionally for an active window while remaining fuzzy in other screen views. I can't see text clearly enough to read it.
It sounds like you may have an updated driver that doesn't work with your machine. boot into SAFE mode. on a dell it is hitting the Del button for most of them as it is booting up. then choose safe mode. For other dells it is F1 or F2 you just keep hitting the button while its booting up until you hear it start to beep at you. then look for safe mode. while in safe mode you can then change the driver, but for those specifics you have to go to dells web site. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/quicktest?c=us&l=en&~ck=mn
Posted on Dec 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like you need a new video card. Thank goodness you were able to retrieve your data. The new USB flashsticks are great for backups.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
Actually, it might not be the inverter. I've seen this sort of color fault simply because of a bad wire on the monitor's connection to the video card(or a slipped wire, in some cases.) Do you know if the monitor is using a VGA-based connection? Obviously, it will not be a 15 pin D-type plug, but it will likely be of a similar architecture, and if any one wire gets damaged or disconnected, it can severely alter the way your display comes through(specifically, coloration. I've seen it simply make a monitor dimmer and more beige, I've seen it turn a display green(like your issue))
The trouble is, with this, is that you're not gonna find a replacement laptop monitor cable at your local radio shack. However, you Might be able to order the part from Dell, if your product is out of warranty, for a small fee(I know that HP will usually sell you the part, as will Hanns-G). Before you do this, test the continuity of all of the wires in the cable, to determine that there is in fact a fault there.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
I'm going to take an educated guess here, because it sounds like the monitor's interface controller is bad. I forgot the name of the thing, but it's a small circuit board that's normally located at the bottom of the panel frame, between the flat ribbon cables and the round hinge cables.
Posted on Mar 19, 2013
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