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Dell inspiron 9300 laptop monitor problems

My laptop only has about 6 inches of viewable space (on a 17 inch monitor) The rest of it is black with lots of vertical multi colored lines running thru it. Also parts will garble on it. I am hoping against hope it is not the monitor since I have been laid off and can not afford another one. Maybe an inverter or cable?? thanks in advance!

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  • 0018 Feb 25, 2008

    i have the same problem, and im thinkin it is the cables needing to be reseated but i dont know how to reseat them please help. thanks

  • RSTRADA Feb 19, 2009

    colored lines running vertical on the screen on my 9300 also

  • punchout Mar 19, 2009

    i have the same problem too but what's weird is when i install the driver for my video card it'll expand my screen display to full screen covering all 15". but when i try to play games then it'll shrink back to having the black boarders. i'm not sure if it's my graphic card or not cause also when i'm booting up, my bios, startup screen are all small. only when it's fully booted with the video card drivers install that it'll look normal. i have no idea what's going on.



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Hey Chuck!
Sure sounds like a monitor problem. Wouldn't be the inverter. You could sure try to reseat the cables. One end or the other may have come a little loose. (He sez, with hope in his heart!) . Have included a link for you to get a copy of the service manual, just in case it would be of use to you.

If it is the monitor, you might try to hook up an external monitor, so that you could still use it. That would kinda defeat the portability function of the laptop, but would make it usable.

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