I purchased my Dell monitor a year ago and from the very beginning, some websites displayed differently than on other computers. The problem is that the images and fonts are much much larger than they should be. I have tried changing the size of the text to the smallest to no avail. I called Dell 3 times about this problem and each time they told me there was nothing wrong. I work on several different computers (one at my place of work) and they all display the familiar websites I frequent the same (normal)way. Also, on certain websites, such as Yahoo home page, the lines and outlines are missing on my Dell screen.
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Re: Display is extremely large
This sounds like your resolution is set too low,
right click on your desktop and select properties
Choose the settings tab from the window that appears, then you should be able to see a slider that tells you your screen resolution.
This is most likely set to 640 x 480, the setting you want should be in the region of 1024 x 768
If you are unable to change this setting, you need to check that your display adapter drivers are installed properly in "Device Manager"
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Try a different resolution in the monitor to see if that helps. You can do this by right clicking on the desktop and changing the resolution within the screen properties. If that does not make a difference, try searching for updated display drivers either through the laptop manufacturers website or its possible you have a bad controller board for the LCD screen.
The fine print says it should work. Real life might be different. Do you have a genius bar, found at Apple stores, anywhere close? If so, make an appointment and let them make the connection for you. The genius bar is a free service and I've never found anything that they haven't been able to fix...and fix it quickly...if it's fixable.
I would go back where it was purchased and press the issue, since it is so close to the warranty time they may make exception, because the alternative is replacing your monitor. There is a large printed circuit board on the back of the LCD that processes the video and colour images that has become defective and is part of the LCD display.
very sorry to tell you that the lcd has gone bad because your laptop shows exact symptoms of this case. As per what some HP costumers have told me HP takes this as a physical damage and does not give them a warranty even if it is in the warranty cover Finally you will need to get it replaced
This is the most expensive fix after a motherboard and may cost you $180 or 8000-9000 INR
The monitor is probably faulty. To determine if the monitor or the video card is faulty, connect a different monitor to your DELL. If the image is OK on the other monitor then the other CRT monitor is faulty. Repairs to the CRT monitor may not be a cost effective solution, I suggest you buy a LCD monitor.
The symptom you describe is typical of a thermal problem in the display. It might be in the LCD panel itself, in which case the only repair is to replace the display. It could also be in a component on the main board, and spray component cooler can be used to selectively chill parts to see if it has any effect. Even then, though, it's usually large-scale integrated circuits on these board that have go bad. Even if you can find a source for the part, changing it normally requires tools and techniques beyond almost every shop. Even the manufacturers "repair" these by simply replacing the entire board.
Sad to say, if this isn't covered by some kind of repair warranty, replacement might be your only option.
My name is Todd and I'm a customer advocate at Dell's corporate headquarters. My team helps customers via blogs, forums, and other tech sites online.
You said the monitor is 2 years old. Do you have the original order number still? Depending on how you purchased the monitor it may have up to a 3 year manufacturer warranty and I may be able to replace it if it is within that warranty period.
Please email me at [email protected] if you can locate the order number and I'll be glad to see if its still under the manufacturer warranty. Include my first name (Todd) in the subject line of the email so it can quickly be routed through to me, and include the order or customer number if you have it.