I recently had my screen replaced by dell dispatch for my studio XPS 1340. My hinges were loose, instead of replacing just the hinges dell dispatch had replaced the whole screen. My question is can you tell a difference between CCFL and LED. My specs is LED I just want to make sure the technician, replace with the right screen. Is LED thinner than CCFL if so what is the technical spec of thickness between the two. Is there a way to check if you have a 1.3 or 2.0 webcam.
A month ago I received my new laptop from Dell. After a short inspection I discovered that instead of 2 HDDs only one was appearing in device manager.
After a bios check that confirmed that only one HDD was installed I called Dell Support. The person allowed me to open the laptop and to my surprise there were 2 HDDs but one of them was not fixed with screws and it was able to move freely inside.
Those from Dell decided to replace my laptop and one week later I received a new one .....
I like repairing laptops as a hobby. I recently bought a M1330 laptop without a screen and with a small video card problem. The laptop still worked on external screen, but showed some lines.
This was due to the NVidia gpu problem. I managed to fix it by using a hot air soldering station(Youtube video). To decrease the chance that it arrises again, I also did the copper mod(description). This meant that I could finally use the laptop for my work if I could just install a LCD screen.
Since I have spend quite some time on repairing the laptop already, I decided to invest some additional money to upgrade from a CCFL to a LED backlit LCD. I ordered a new cover, screen and LED LCD cable.
When I assembled all the parts, everything fits perfectly .....
The screen went extremely dim permanently one day when the battery reached its near absolute low. For some reason the screen came back to a brightly lit life after a system restore. The same problem occurred again and sadly after sitting on it a few weeks I did not have a restore point old enough to troubleshoot with the same solution.
Now I'm not sure if system restore really had anything to do with the monitor crapping out because I've never heard of such a scenario, but I'm just going to throw it out there on the off chance that it does .....
I recently received my Dell Studio 1535 after my motherboard on my inspiron 9100 fried. The lcd screen on the 9100 is much better (1680x1050) than the 1535 (1280x800), also i hate glossy screens. After reading this thread
[apparently i cannot post links yet, just search "LCD Swap m1530" in this site and you'll get it right away.]
I was hopeful that i would be able to swap out the 1535 screen and put in the screen from the 9100. I got both successfully removed, but kinda got stuck with the inverters and all that stuff, and got scared because i don't want to break anything. The thing that confused me the most was that the 1535 lcd plugged TWO things (power i think?) directly into the inverter, whereas the 9100 has only 1 thing that plugs directly into its inverter. It seems pretty clear that the original inverter has to be the one the computer uses based on all my googling of this subject, but how can i do that if it doesn't plug into the inverter the same way? can someone please offer me some help in this? i would have like to have contacted the original poster of the thread i linked, but of course, no contact information was available in his profile I may post pictures if i decide to take it all apart again. At the very least, can someone confirm or deny that it would be possible to make this swap? i will be very disappointed if i'm stuck with this low res screen forever...
I'm trying to repair a 9300 with a radeon x300 video card in it - after the LCD panel died.
I've tried two panels to replace it, a WUXGA and a WXGA both from a 9400 - both panels are tested, and known to be absolutely working, as are the inverters.
In the 9300, the LCDs work, but the backlight doesn't come on, so they are effectively useless. I've tried them with all combinations of inverters, the ones specifically for those screens, then swapped around, and then changed for the original 9300 WUXGA inverter - nothing makes any difference, even though all parts are tested and working in a 9400.
The machine works fine with an external monitor, and in-a-sense works fine with the LCD panels - the output is working fine both ways, just not the backlight. I've just never heard of a backlight problem on the card, only ever the inverter or backlight. The fact that the card was working fine before the old panel died also makes me doubt a problem there (and the old panel was an LCD problem, not a backlight problem).
Unfortunately, an LCD panel with no backlight at all is unusable, as it's almost impossible to see anything at all - much worse than a dim backlight. You have to hold it at the right angle, in the right lighting conditions, and squint
I've just tried flashing to the latest A05 system bios, and the latest ATI video bios from Dell, and that hasn't helped. Is there some good reason that 9400 panels aren't compatible with a 9300, or have I got a video card with dead backlight output?
The video card is the only thing I can think of, but it was working fine before the old panel died, and I've never heard of symptoms like this.
I don't have a working panel from a 9300 to test with, and can't afford to risk buying another panel, also replacement cards for the 9300 are like hens teeth.
I'm looking to buy a M1530 LED WXGA+ screen (1440x900). I currently have the stock 1280x800 CCFL. I have some question that I'm hoping some of you would be able to answer:
Will the LED screen fit normally within the stock CCFL backing/bezel?
I'm looking at screen descriptions, for the LED's I don't see "inverters" listed as included but in some, though not all CCFL have it mentioned in the description, is this something that's no longer required? or is it built into the panel?
What is a good price for these panels? The panel I'm looking at is a Glossy 1440x900 LED screen for $205CAD with shipping and taxes included. Good price? bad? Is it possible to get it cheaper?
Concerning batterylife, I have a 9cell and am averaging of 3.5-4hrs of usage with wifi on and screen in one level just before full brightness on Power save mode. Will I see a very noticable increase in battery life? I keep hearing people spout "30%" are there any actual tests?
I have been pondering whether my Studio 1537 came with a LED backlit screen since Dell didn't include a Centrino 2 sticker although all of my laptop hardware meets the req. for Centrino 2. Who knew what else Dell could pull?
I decided to fire up my Studio 1537, Inspiron E1505, and Mini 9 to do a comparison with the LCD backlight on full power with Notepad maximized (lots of white).
The E1505's LCD was about a year old and is CCFL. The Mini 9 and Studio 15 are brand new and both were advertised to have LED backlighting.
The E1505 looked dim and yellow compared to the Studio 15's CRISP white color, while the Mini 9 had an almost purple tint to the white screen. I work with white light a lot and can say the E1505's LG CCFL was around 4000-4300K for color temperature while the Studio 15 was more around 5800K and the Mini 9 at 6200K or slightly higher.
The problem with white LED's is that they have a shorter lifespan (~20,000 hours) compared to red, blue, and green (usually 100,000 hours). This translates to noticeable decrease in white light output after 2.3 years of non-stop 24/7 usage.
Another major difference I observed is that the CCFL at max brightness is equivalent to the LEDs at about 40-50% brightness!
I got my XPS 16 a few days ago (was going to hold out for a possible GPU update, but found a great deal at the outlet with the rgb-led, and couldn't wait any longer , and I'm going to be traveling a lot with it, so I'd prefer the 6-cell with it's lower profile. Does anyone have a new 6-cell that they want to trade for a brand new 9-cell?
I recently had the Nvidia GPU failure on my XPS 1330 that a lot of people seem to get after 1.5 years of owning the laptop. Dell came out the next day and swapped the motherboard for a different one.
The only thing is, the motherboard they put in is a Rev:A00 which I assume is the very first revision? Not sure what I had in before but I'm noticing that the laptop is running very hot when just idling.
My CPU in an Intel T7500.
I am running Speedfan and even though CPU is very low, Temp1 is reporting 72C. Is this normal or is the laptop running hotter than it should? .....
I am in the process of swaping out my display from the CCFL to a LED RGB display and seem to be having a little trouble.
I purchased the replacement display with a new cable which eliminates the CCFL inverter.
It appears that is all I need to make this happen since no terminals are left without a connection.
The display comes on as expected when the machine is turned on. Its starts with a white screen at full bright then shows the Dell logo. Proceeds on to display the Windows 7 booting, but goes black when the login window should appear. Basically the backlighting gets turned off since I can see the login window, but not enough to work with. If I put the machine to sleep and wake it back up, I see the login as the screen is now a full bright.
Once logged in, I am not able to adjust brightness. Dimming with the FN-arrow keys or display preferences does not have any effect. Basically, nothing I do will allow me to dim the display.
I have tried all of the following: 1. Uninstall and reinstall the ATI display drivers 2. Reflashing the BIOS 3. Clearing CMOS 4. Uninstall and reinstall Dell's System Command 5. See if windows could find a better display driver (nope)
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and the machine has the ATI FirePro M7740.
First off, hope everyone is having a great time during the holidays and lets not forget our fellow soldiers still deployed.
So I received my replacement on the 21st with T9800 but they are sending me another replacement with the QX9300 processor.
Scenario, lets say they decide to give me the 260's SLI instead of the 280's SLI (which is what they gave me in this replacement and this is dellienware)... Could I take the 280's in here and put them in the 2nd replacement, obviously put the the 260's in here and return it like that?
So in short, I want to take these 280s out and put them in the new replacement. Take those 260s out and put them in this one and send it back to dell. Any input would be great
Does anyone know if the blu-ray burner that is used in the XPS 16 can be used as a direct swap in the studio 15?
The reason I am asking is because I have a 16 with the blu-ray burner but the xps 16 is a bit bulky. I still need equivalent power and multi-media capabilities but the 15 is almost a pound lighter and lends to a little more portability.
I am considering purchasing the studio 15 but can't justify the costs of adding the blu-ray. I got my xps 16 with blu-ray for a steal and I can't duplicate those kind of savings with the changes recently made to EPP.
Ideally, I would like to swap the dvd drive and throw it into the 16 in addition to adding the blu-ray to the 15.