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Unclear Display I didn't have a problem with this monitor when I was using it with Dell computer.  Sometime ago, I don't know what caused it but my Dell just died.  I've been getting error messages regarding the system fan and it suddenly died.  I just purchased a macmini and connected it to my samsung syncmaster 204b thinking that i would work fine.  Somehow, all the images are not coming out clearly.  When I open up a new document file with a white background, I see flickering red sheen over it.  Help!

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Goto cotrol panel/display/settings and set the resolution to 640x480. Make your you are using the video driver from the manufactorer for your video card. Windows generic drivers do not work well for all monitors. When you get the proper video driver you can reset your resolution back to a higher setting.

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1: Resolving Laptop LCD Lines,
Fuzzy, Color, or Blurry Issues

Verify that the BIOS and Video drivers are the latest available from Support.Dell.Com Website, for more information refer to Dell Knowledge Base article, "How to Use the Drivers and Downloads Website"


Test the LCD in the System Setup (BIOS).
To enter the computer BIOS Setup Screen perform the following steps:
At the first text on the screen or when the Dell logo appears, tap <F2> until the message Entering Setup appears.
Note:
Some older Dell computers use an alternate key sequence instead of to enter System Setup. These key sequences include:
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Enter>
<Delete>
<Fn>+<F1> (laptop computers only)
<Fn>+<Esc> (laptop computers only)
If you observe the same issue on the setup screen, it is not an issue with the Operating System, it is a hardware issue, Contact Technical Support/font>.


Run the Laptop Built-In Self-Test (BIST).
To run the Built-In Self-Test perform the following:
Turn the computer off.
Press and hold the D key while pressing the power button. This will start the BIST.
The screen will display multiple flashing colors. Look for lines, distortion, or any other video issues you have observed.
The laptop will restart when the test is finished.
Click the following link to see an English-only video of this test How to Run LCD BIST Video .

If the LCD BIST passes, proceed to Step 4, otherwise Contact Technical Support.

For information on Beep Codes/Error Codes refer to Dell Knowledge Base article, Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Error Codes For Dell Computers

Connect to an external monitor (if available), for the different types of external monitor ports that may be available on your computer refer to (Figure 1).


Display Port
Display Port is a new digital standard for connecting monitors to computers and has the capability to provide a scalable digital display interface with optional audio and high-definition content protection (HDCP) capability. Display Ports usually resemble USB Ports with one side angled.
A Display Port cable should be used if Display Port connectors are available on both the computer and the monitor.

DVI
Digital Video Interface (DVI) is the digital standard for connecting monitors to computers. DVI connections are usually color-coded with white plastic and labels.
DVI cables provide a higher quality signal than VGA cables. A DVI cable should be used if DVI connectors are available on both the computer and the monitor.

VGA
Video Graphics Array (VGA) is the analog standard for connecting monitors to computers. VGA connections are commonly color-coded with blue plastic and labels.
A VGA cable should be used if DVI connectors are not available on either the monitor or the computer.


Once it's connected, press and hold down the FN and press F8, this should display the screen on the external monitor.

When the external monitor does not work or you did not have one to test with, Contact Technical Support.

When the external monitor does work it may be an issue with the Operating System. Verify that all the drivers are the latest available from Support.Dell.Com Website, for more information refer to Dell Knowledge Base article, "How to Use the Drivers and Downloads Website". When that does not fix the issue the Operating System may need to be reinstalled, for more information refer to Dell Knowledge Base article, "How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell Computer".


Check for visible damage to the LCD. To identify any damage not visible to the ***** eye, ensure you run LCD BIST on the system (refer to Step 3).

If the LCD has damages which is not covered by any applicable statutory warranty, limited hardware warranty and/or Dell-branded service, including Complete Care / Accidental Damage service, there may be a cost incurred by you for the replacement of parts.

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I turn on my computer and i don't see anything


Guess what? I don't see it either.

Oh,....that's because you're there, and I'm here, and.............never mind.

(OH, I'm jus jokin'!)

Would be helpful to know the laptop manufacturer name, and model number, though. The name you know, the model number is on the bottom of the laptop.

Diagnose to see what the problem is;

A) Graphics chipset,
Or
B) Video Cable,
Or
C) In the Display Assembly

1) Suggest start with attaching a VGA monitor to the laptop.

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach the VGA cable of a VGA monitor, to the VGA connector on the laptop.

Example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector,

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

You can use a CRT type of monitor, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

2) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on. By factory default the display should show on the external VGA monitor.

IF not;
There are at least 3 display options available,

A) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
B) Internal monitor of laptop AND external VGA monitor
C) External VGA monitor ONLY

Hold the Fn key down, and tap once on the Display Toggle-Over key.
Which key is the Display Toggle-Over key?
Don't know. You didn't state the laptop manufacturer name, and model number.

It is one of the F keys at the top. F1 through F12.
Usually has a monitor symbol on it, and a side arrow.
(Most of the time the F4, F5, F7, or F8 key)

No display on the external VGA monitor?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Display Toggle-Over key.

Still no? Bad graphics chipset.

Display shows on external VGA monitor? Problem is the Video Cable, or in the Display Assembly.
Post back in a Comment after you have performed this procedure, and also post the manufacturer name, and model number.

If the graphics chipset is good, we'll go on with the diagnoses if you wish.

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