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WIDE SCREEN MONITOR

Hi All ...I have swoped my square monitor for a wide screen monitor and the display is squashed or stretched.....story so far
1. checked the monitor ...thats fine
2. down loaded the monitor driver and installed as default [ reports working fine ]
3. installed the latest graphics card update
4. alterd the display slider for adjustment but this only makes the desktop icons [ inside a frame ] smaller or larger...the wallpaper stays the same size and distorted ....IM beginning to think its the graphics card ...what do you think? ....regards Stevie P

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  • stevie P Mar 01, 2008

    Hi Rafique, thanks for your help....I have adjusted slider [ various ] the pixels. The icons becme small / larger ... the smaller the icons the more space at the bottom of the screne but the wall paper stays the same size and [distorted ] ikwe the icons ?

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Hi , Please Adjust screen resolution according to specification of your monitor and your display card.

If nothing works Please update me.

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Hi,
Better to reinstall windows(Operating System) and drivers.


Thanks

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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Would like you to attach an external monitor for a diagnoses.

A VGA monitor.
Can be a CRT monitor that resembles a small TV, or a flat LCD screen monitor, that has a VGA cable attached,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

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2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT style allow it to warm up.
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and tap on the F4 key.
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Still no? Hold the Fn key down again, and at the same time tap on the F4 key.

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3) External VGA monitor ONLY

IF, the display shows up on the external monitor, and if it is OK, the problem lies in the Display Assembly, and/or the Video Cable.

More on that in a moment.

IF, the display does Not show up on the external monitor, or if it is garbled, the graphics chipset is bad.

HOWEVER, there is a problem with the graphics chipset, for the dv6000 series of HP Pavilion Notebook PC's.
More specifically it isn't actually the graphics chipset itself, but the mounting of the graphics chipset to the motherboard.
More on this in a moment.

External VGA monitor shows a good display;
Video Cable:
The video cable is checked for apparent damage first, and at the same time, see if it's connectors are tightly plugged in.

On one end, the video cable is plugged into the motherboard.

(ALL power removed, AC adapter { Charger} and Battery, the Switch Cover is removed, and the Keyboard, far enough to lay it back out of the way. Keyboard Cable still attached to motherboard. The Display Cable is the one to the Far left, right under the left side of the LCD screen. The cable next to it, to the immediate right, is the Microphone Cable )

The video cable routed from the connection on the motherboard, up under the left Hinge Cover, and into the Display Assembly, where it then attaches to the Back of the LCD screen.

THIS connection must be checked also.

{ Just gave advice similar to this earlier. The asker's problem turned out to be a loose video cable connection, on the back of the LCD screen }

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The Backlight is a CCFL for an HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook PC.
[It is 2mm Wide, and 334mm Long. Or a little thicker than 1/16th inch Wide, and a little over 13 inches Long ]

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
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A screen Inverter is used to convert power (Electricity) from the laptop, FOR the Backlight, and LCD screen.

90 PERCENT OF THE TIME the fault is a bad screen Inverter.

Example of a screen Inverter for a Pavilion dv6000z Notebook PC,

http://www.nylaptopparts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=560

The thin plastic frame that surrounds the LCD screen, and is in front of the LCD screen, (Resembles a picture frame), is the Display Bezel.
The screen Inverter is located behind the Display Bezel, and at the bottom of the LCD screen area.

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-replace-lcd-screen-inverter-hp-pavilion-dv6000-laptop/

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-apart-hp-pavilion-dv6000-laptop/

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