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Dell inspiron screen static freeze up

Screen gets static lines across and freeze up. This happens when it is sitting on table and no one is near it-could be on internet or email. No rhyme or reason to when it happens

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    Sam Morton May 26, 2017

    Hey there, I've been having this issue on my Inspiron 14R (N4110) for a couple years now. As described above, the screen at any seemingly random point in time will get grey fuzzy lines blurring portions (or sometimes all) of the screen. There is also distortion to some extent in the fuzzed out section. FEAR NOT: There is a quick fix -- push F1 (or Fnc+F1) or whatever button changes your display mode (duplicate, extend, etc) and then change it back. The lines go away, problem solved -- until it happens again, and it certainly will. Take it as it is; frequent and annoying but quickly fixable. Cheers -Sam


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I have had the same issue with my Inspiron 5720. I got the first one at the end of December 2012 and with slight movement the display would go out into these static lines. You need to turn it off and restart to get it back. They have come out and replaced the LCD and cables, same issue. They returned and replaced the motherboard, same issue. They then replaced it with another 5720, same issue. They just replaced the motherboard on the new one, same issue. I am now fighting with them to have a different model sent to me. This is now a known issue with many reports of it on the Dell forum and they keep denying it. They have discontinued production of the 5720 also. Please feel free to contact me at and I will gladly share all of the sites I have found with reports of the same issue. I have also contacted the Better Business Bureau and am tempted to begin going further since I cannot do my work because this laptop keeps shutting down. Good luck.

Posted on May 07, 2013

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You can try changing resolution to something else and then back.
You can see if your colors are 32-bit.
The fact that you "fixed" it is probably an coincidence. Once you start getting anomalies like that, it usually means a new screen.

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if your getting your dell logo it means your disply is working fine

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Maybe you didn`t get all of the updates and you need to go back and do all of them.
Go to START, ALL PROGRAMS, WINDOWS UPDATE and complete all of them, restart when it tells you to and do it again and again until ther are no more updates.

Or you have the choice of removing the updates you complete prevously, if you choose to do this then this is how you do it in Windows 7
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If you can see the vertical lines during POST, try to check the vertical lines in BIOS. If the vertical lines are there in BIOS, the only thing you can do is to replace your LCD screen.

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