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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?

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Re: Dell C400 Resolution Problem

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

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Re: Dell C400 Resolution Problem

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

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