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No display problem, vga's out to external, then after 2nd reboot, internal display works, but with errors

Laptop vga's out fine...no display on laptop screen on 1st & 2nd boot attempt. 3rd attempt, display appears, but colors are grey & purple during boot up, then displays ok, but screen brightness ajdustment does'nt work right. its brightest around the middle of ajdustment, but weaker on either side. I replaced screen so far.

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If you have already replaced the screen...
Common problem when replacing equipment on laptops is that the "cable" goes into a flat housing that requires you to lift a little white "gate" then insert the cable and put the "gate" back down. Problems usually occur when snapping the "gate" back down. Pull the cable back out and be sure to lift the gate insert the cable and then put the "gate" back down. Once done give it a light tug and it should hold very firm and not move at all

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

Testimonial: "This solution sounds interesting, where is the white gait ? Is it on the board, etc...If this is the cause, are you saying the cable is having an issue ? Thanks."

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  • Ray Mayes Nov 20, 2013

    This solution sounds interesting, where is the white gait ? Is it on the board, etc...If this is the cause, are you saying the cable is having an issue ? Thanks.

  • Ray Mayes Nov 20, 2013

    ...And are you saying this problem is in addition to the 1st issue, replaced broken screen ?

  • Ray Mayes Nov 22, 2013

    Hello Brian, there is no white gait in this Dell laptop, and since you have not replied to my last question, I'll assume you feel that you are not qualified to offer a further solution, rather leave it to more qualified experts, I understand. Thanks for the effort, although it really does nothing to resolve my issue !

  • Ray Mayes Nov 22, 2013

    I still need help here, Thanks !

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Well it is most likely a issue with the Video driver as you are able to boot to the safe mode.I would suggest going back to the safe mode and deleting the present driver for the video from the device manager.before you restart the system just download the latest version from the support.dell.com so that you can reinstall it.Also check in the graphic properties which screen is set to be the defuat.Incase still not working i would suggest reinstalling the operating system before replacing any hardware.

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