Question about PC Laptops
The only resolution that will fill the LCD screen is the highest one. When I select a lower resolution instead of filling the LCD screen is just displays a smaller viewing area with a black border around it, it does not fill the entire screen. If I hook up an exterman monitor I can adjust the resolutions and each one does fill the external screen completely. I have tried a new video card (nVidia) and it does not fix the problem. I have tried downloading the latest driver for the video card and that does not work. It did not used to do this and just started lately. Is the problem with the inverter board behind the LCD screen?
I had the same problem you described as small screen in the middle with black border around it. The only resolution that made the screen fill the LCD panel was 1024 x 768. THAT IS WRONG!!!
Dell Inspiron 8000
PROBLEM - Small Screen in the Middle
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Posted on Nov 25, 2008
I had the same problem and here is how I fixed it (I have a Dell Latitude D820).
My XP is in french so the names could be a little different (free translation! hehe):
the desktop> properties> Intel (R) Graphics Media Accelerator
Driver for Mobile tab> Graphic properties> Display parameters
> Proportion options> Full Screen (without border).
You could also select the first option (keep proportions) if you can find the exact correct resolution for your screen.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
I had this very same issue. There is aNvidia GeForce FX Go5200 Tab "Flat Panel Display" that was set to "Use Centered Output". Change the setting to "Use Display Adaptor Scaling". This worked for me.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Are you kididng me? i'm only 17 and i have opened up all the LCD monitors in my Dell laptops without getting shocked. Not to mention I actually disconnected the inverter board on the screen of my Inspiron 1000 so i could mod the whole thing into a digital picture frame.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
It's definitely an inverter board problem behind the LCD do u have warranty, b/c its always risky to try and open up monitor, by risky I mean, high chance of being shocked to death if you're not a technician trained for it.
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
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