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Dell Inspiron screen dim on startup

By Handshake
Apr 28, 2013
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  1. I recently changed my display out. Every time I boot up the computer I have to unplug and plug back in the connector shown in the photo to have full color, otherwise it is a very dim screen. Using windows xp. Any thoughts????

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,827   +163

    Was the replacement LCD panel the same part number as the old panel?
  3. Handshake

    Handshake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As close as I can tell it was the replacement , it has a clearer glass look to it.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,827   +163

    That is what they call a glossy panel. I prefer them for indoor use... If you connect an external monitor, does it work properly?
  5. Handshake

    Handshake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It does the same with an external monitor
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,827   +163

    Before you buy a new panel, try an external monitor with out the damaged panel connected... If the external monitor still shows trouble, you might have a motherboard issue too
  7. Handshake

    Handshake TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As best as I can tell
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,827   +163

    The motherboard may need to be replaced too


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