I have a 2 week old Inspiron 7535 and I am having issue with the monitor. I have the latest BIOS (7535A10) and latest Intel HD 4400 drivers installed.
Firstly, I had the "flickering and automatic dimming/brightening of screen" issue that is widely spoken about with this laptop.
I resolved that issue by doing the following:
Open Intel HD Graphics Control Panel
Clicked downward arrow in top left of window and select On Battery
Disabled Extended Battery Life for Gaming
Disabled Power Saving Technology
Okay, that was that fixed...
However, I am seeing another issue that I am beginning to believe is the display hardware itself.
There are horizontal waves/ripples moving downwards (on 60hz) that are only visible on darker backgrounds when the brightness is not set to maximum or minimum.
I have tried the following to no avail:
Ran Dell's diagnostic software, all passed
Held "D" when booting, solid colors looked fine because it displays them on full brightness (This issue only occurs between minimum and maximum brightness).
Uninstalled Intel HD Graphics 4400 software and re-installed with latest version. Still present.
Checked if the ripples/waves were still present when in BIOS. They are.
Re-installed BIOS from DELL's downloaded driver. Still present.
Changed from 60hz to 40hz. Still present (Although horizontal waves/ripples seemed to move upwards instead).
I am running out of options here. I have heard that this could be caused by a loose connection of the monitor to the motherboard, however, if I open up the laptop to check this conncetion, will that void the warrenty?
For initial flickering issues I resolved above (Definite software issue), try opening paint and filling the screen with the dark-grey color, that is the best way to see these horizontal ripples/waves. (They are a little more visible on 60Hz)?
I have a M17x R3 laptop since a few years. A few weeks ago I sent it to the shop to have a SSD installed and have Win7 reinstalled (Windows Explorer kept crashing all the time and I wasnt able to format for some reason). When it got back from the shop, I realized a problem that was not there before.
There are 2 horizontal lines, one at the top and one at the bottom of my screen that keep flickering. They dont appear when I'm on the desktop or playing games, only when I have a program running (iTunes, Steam, DivX, etc) in fullscreen.
Here are my specs
Alienware M17X R3 Windows 7 64 bit AMD Radeon HD 6870M (I also have Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 in my display drivers. Just noticed that the version for both is 9.3.0) 6GB RAM
Dont know if it has anything to do with this, but when I got my laptop back I tried to install Cataclyst Control Center and it messed up my graphics bad, I could only run 640x480 and the only way to fix this was to uninstall CCC.
My laptop is having problem actually when i start my laptop different colored horizontal line start coming on screen and after some time whole screen becomes white.. what is the reason behind it and what is the solution of it...??
I inadvertently upgraded to Windows 8.1 which I had been trying to avoid doing and don't know how it happened as I had continually knocked back prompts to upgrade. I originally did upgrade to 8.1 last year and had such major graphics issues I eventually restored factory settings to get back to Windows 8 which solved all the issues. Now the same problems are happening i.e. breaking up of the screen with loads of horizontal lines running across it.
I downloaded all the updated drivers I could from the Dell site but the graphics driver and video driver would not work and I kept getting the message that the laptop was not compatible with the downloads. It is a Dell Inspiron 3520 and the recommended drivers just will not install. I don't want to have to go through all the hassle of restoring factory settings again. I am sure the problem is with these 2 drivers mainly the NDJN4 video driver.
I have an Acer 7535-5020 that will not boot up. A few times prior to this happening it said that Windows was not shut down properly - this was right after a batch of Windows updates was installed.Now, it will not start at all. I have tried pressing every F button in hopes of it catching the Bios - we had noticed a few times that it was not set to start from the hard drive and changed it but for some reason it was not holding the changes, we think.I have googled and found that many Acer's (different models) seem to run into this problem and for many, it seems that something called flashing the Bios takes care of the issue. I would like to know which Aspire 7535 model BIOS I need to use as well. I think there are 2 different models listed.
The problem is, that my Aspire's screen keeps flickering and making weird waves and stuff. It basically makes text unreadable, and I almost can't see anything. To turn it somewhat normal, I turn down the light, but it's not working much. The text sometimes turns into different colors, Blue, green and red.
I am getting a white screen with some light blue horizontal lines. I've do a hard shut down and restart but same result. At one point I did see half of the normal start up screen but it faded away to white.
My x120e has been giving me grief recently. It started when, upon awaking the computer, my screen would be very distorted. It was mostly horizontal and was different from the known horizontal screen flicker issue. It would take up large parts of the screen, but no more than half. Now get this, the distortion changed totally depending on what was on the screen. I could even get it to go away completely if I just opened the start menu (with my task bar on the left side of the screen). Typically a restart would alleviate the issue.
I would get a screencap for you guys, but last night I shut down the laptop to 'fix' the issue and the screen never came back on. I can still use an external monitor so I'm not thinking this is a graphics card problem, or at least not entirely.
My Dell XPS 15z model laptop display screen is suddenly turning to noising with vertical and horizontal scattered color lines. This is happening every 15 to 30 min and when the mouse cursor is activating after automatically resuming the screen normally.
I have a dell Inspiron n5010 laptop and use it for personal works and photo editing as a photographer. when I watch a picture, in some specific zoom levels there are weird vertical and horizontal lines witch create many regular squares in the picture. it's not matter what software display it for me (it happens in every photo browsers I have and even in firefox) here you can see them (this picture is taken by Prntscr Button):
here you can see that little squares witch is annoying for me as a photographer! these squares goes away if i zoom in more! but some times squares are bigger like this: (same photo) as you can see it looks like some sort of distortion! and here you can see the same photo when it is displayed normally: my own guess is some sort of GPU problem!what I should do to get rid of these squares? some of my laptop specs are as follow: Dell Inspiron 15 (N5010) Laptop CPU: intel core i5 2.8
I recently ordered an Aspire 7535-5020 with an Athlon 64 X2 cpu in it and when looking for more information about it I stumbled upon another forum where some people were talking about Windows 7 reporting that the cpu was actually a Turion. Anyone know anything about this?
Even looking at Acer's website it says this model has an Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core in it. Would this be a Windows bug reporting the wrong thing, or the actual hardware is built using different components than what is marketed and sold?
I would like to hear others thoughts before I actually open the box when it gets here.
I recently bought an acer aspire 7535 - 5415. Specifications can be found here:
It came preinstalled with Windows 7 but I formatted it and installed Windows XP for which drivers are available on acer's website.
Now I am having problems finding drivers for the wireless device and ethernet on it. I have tried the various drivers available online including acer's website but none of them seem to work so I think I am doing something wrong. I just run the installer for the drivers but that doesnt make any difference. Currently in device manager, two devices show up with a question mark along them: 1. Ethernet Controller 2. Network Controller
Installing different drivers makes no difference, including the ones posted on acer's website. So I dont know if I am doing something wrong or if the drivers are faulty. Can someone point me to the proper drivers or the proper procedure for installing the network controllers I need.
I have a Dell 17R 5721 Windows 8. I updated the Dell Quickset app, Digital Delivery app and the Realtek Audio Hi Def driver. Now I see that my Waves Maxx Audio 4 function is missing and F11 and F12 aren't working to increase/decrease volume. I've found several related posts, but for different computers, so they don't work for me. how to restore things back to the original factory condition?
I have a Inspiron 6400 laptop which has a tru life screen, but it's the shiny type that is more of a mirror than a monitor I've just upgraded to a latitude 6500 and the wife is having mine but hates the screen, so I need to get a matt finish one..... I guess cheapest place is eBay???
I also want the new screen tosupport a higher resolution, would this mean I need a new gfx card, as I'm sure it uses a intel one built into mobo ....
Whenever I unplug my laptop from external power, the screen considerably dims and the taskbar turns white over it's usual blueish black. I've gone into the power settings and changed them so that brightness is 100% when unplugged, but to no avail. According to my computer it's at maximum brightness when unplugged but it's obviously not. Trying to increase the brightness by the sun key or pressing Fn up doesn't work either. Tried to go into BIOS via F2 but couldn't find a video or brightness option.
My Dell Inspiron 17R laptop boots normally. I can use it for some time, until the entire screen turns green. I still see the mouse cursor and I can move it around. Ctrl alt delete doesn't work. The only way to shut it down is hard restart.
My Inspiron E1505 will not complete it's boot. It comes up with this error:
PBR 1...done [XLDR] ATA error
F11 shows no recovery, diagnostic test shows no error. Tried F12, checked F2. I am not that tech savvy but can get around to any instructions giving to rectify my issue. I don't have a boot disk, never can with the laptop.
Have Inspiron 3520 with W8 - daughter has infected it via Minecraft update. Original issue was dark screen and beeping, 8 at a time. Put on a external monitor and am going through the long process of digging out the bugs with anti-virus and malware removal programs.
Question is this - how can I stop the infernal beeping? It starts up if I insert the power cord or disconnect/connect the external monitor. Is there any way to silence it?
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I turned on my computer today and the Resuming Windows notice came up followed by Dell logo which I clicked on and the screen went blank. Have tried obvious things like disconnecting from mains power and switching back on with no joy.
My laptop will not boot up, just get the 7 beeps and a black screen. I have done research on this issue and it seems to be an ongoing problem with this laptop. If this is the case, this should be taken care of by Dell.