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Dell C400 Resolution Problem

I just picked up a Dell C400 laptop from ebay that has a problem with screen resolution.
The laptop will only boot into its lowest resolution, therefore only the central part of the screen is used.
It is not an OS problem as the tiny resolution starts at bootup and continues whether in the boot screen, bios screen, DOS or XP. I tried re-installing the video drivers while in XP and on reboot the screen goes blank and remains blank.
It is obviously a MB problem but short of replacing the whole thing, is there something else I can do to remedy the problem?
Thanks.

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  • fmen Jan 26, 2008

    After I posted I had the "brilliant" idea of checking the video section in the bios. Sure enough there was an option that allows expansion of video. Problem fixed.
    I feel foolish.
    Thanks for the response.

  • prast Mar 19, 2008

    hi, i have same problem
    sometimes my LCD became unstable in colour depth
    it's like my colou depth turn from 32 bit to lowest 256 colour
    can someone help to solve the problem?? thx before..(prast from indonesia)

  • maxwell47 May 02, 2008

    There are some programs that when i open, half of the page on the screen is missing, and i'm not able to see what i'm doing.

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Boot into BIOS and go to the Video card setting, that sould fix it

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  • dandaman567 May 14, 2008

    Sorry, I will be more specific. Go into PAGE 4 of 7 and go down to Video Expansion in the BIOS. If it is Disabled, Make it Enabled. Good luck


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Try toggling Fn + F7 . please let me know what happens..

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