Dell Inspiron 3520 :: Upgraded To Windows 8.1 - Breaking Up Of Screen With Loads Of Horizontal Lines Running Across It
Dec 15, 2014
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 a inspiron 3520 laptop. A little over a year old. Lately my screen has been going white with black lines and swirls going through it. Sometimes it will clear right up and sometimes I have to restart the computer. I have tried installing My Dell Client but it will not install.
It has occurred to me that there's an issue with either my Dell Inspiron 3520 Laptop Computer or my Windows 8.1/Windows 8 OS. Occasionally, running the computer (sometimes when it's overheating or just when unplugging the laptop), the computer just crashes, i.e. Screen goes black, power light and HDD light stays on for a about 2 seconds before powering off. No blue screen, no warning, no updates. There's was no reason for it to go off, but it did. It's frustrating because:
1.) When I'm working/playing a game/hosting a multi-player server, the computer tends to crash in the middle of it causing my work to go to waste.
2.) I believe it will damage my laptop and cause further problems in the future
I've researched a bit about this issue before and people have said that it's due to overheating, but I have proven that this is not the case for me as I have placed my PC beside a fan where it kept a steady temperature of about 50-65 Degrees Celsius and I've still faced the issue.
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.
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 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 teach online and my new Dell laptop Inspiron 15 3520 is useless. I cannot use it in online chat with students because now the cursor is moving to other lines of text and inserting my typing. I uninstalled the touchpad driver as that seems to be something recommended here. I tried to reinstall from the Dell website and it failed. So now I not only have an awful computer but a useless one. I'm regretting the Dell decision after just a week.
I've been travelling for the last 14 months and couldn't stand using my Asus EEE 901 as my only computer. So I got my beloved XPS M1330 send to me from sweden (where I'm from) a couple of weeks ago.
Everything worked fine when I got it, but quickly installed windows 7 on it (since win 7 wasn't released when I left home). I did however notice that the CPU usage was always between 10-40%, even when I didn't do anything. It became better when I installed windows 7 but was still unusually high. That didn't really do anything because it was such pleasure using a real computer after a year with a 8,9" netbook as only computer.
[PPROBLEM START] Approximately 1,5 week after I recived my computer, I was surfing the web as usual, when I suddenly noticed a spot in the middle of the screen. I tried to scroll to see if it was some dirt on the screen but it followed the scroll. A couple of second later the screen got colored horizontal lines and after another couple of seconds the screen looked like this:
I got completely terrified, and the happiness i had for my "new" computer quickly turned into a horror movie. I had to hold the power button to turn it off and after a couple of minutes I started it again. Bios loading looked fine but the screen froze at the Windows loading bars with some colored lines in the middle. Had to hold power to turn it off, and haven't dared to start it again since.
Is it my graphics card (8400 GS 128MB) that has died, or is it the motherboard which is causing the problem?
And are there any chances that I somehow can fix it? I bought my XPS M1330 the 28th of December 2007 (2 years and 4,5 months ago), is it still covered by any warranty? Because it is obviously not a user caused problem.
I have a fairly new y510p (about 2 months old), haswell processor intel HD4600 onboard and GT750M (non SLI model). When connecting latop to external monitor via VGA connection, I can see the image but it looks terrible, horizontal blue lines and flickering. I don't have any option to change the refresh rate, since Windows 8.1 identifies monitor as being 60mhz (other sources work fine on that frequency).
I've tried 2 different LCD monitors, 2 different VGA cables and get same result. Have latest drivers.
HDMI output works fine. Yet not uncommon for me to need to give a presentation at a place with older equipment where I must connect via VGA.
Before I call support to take laptop in... any one else has encountered this problem?
Is there a way for me to force the GT750M to be used for external output? I have tried setting in NVidia control panel (default NVidia to maximum performace and Intel is still being used for projection output).
I own a HP dv5t-1000 LAPTOP which I bought around 3 months ago.It was running great, but now a problem in LCD screen has starts appearing.Its really hard to explain that why I have attached snaps to show what's really happening.
What happens that some time discontinuous horizontal lines appears on the lower or upper part or on the whole screen of the laptop.They become prominent when the LCD brightness is dim.
The screen become normal again when I move the laptop lid back or froth.
To double check my LCD I even tried using secondary display (A CRT monitor) and the picture appears to be fine on the monitor(I guess Graphic Card is working fine).
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and have had this laptop for 3 or more years. Last night I shut off my laptop normally but today, upon booting, the screen just turns black and nothing else.When starting up, the Dell logo still loads and the screen still shows "safe mode or start up regularly."
Upon choosing either option, the screen loads for awhile then fades into black. Nothing else happens after.I would atleast like to know how to save my files within the laptop. [Atleast to start it up once more to save all the files to a USB and not lose them forever..]
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 Select Power Clicked downward arrow in top left of window and select On Battery Disabled Panel-Refresh Disabled Extended Battery Life for Gaming Disabled Power Saving Technology Apply
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. Version: 10.18.10.2960
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)?
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...??
Using Windows 7 on an Inspiron N5110. Get a black screen when system loads indicating a previous incorrect shutdown, with the options to load Safe or Normal. But the system will not accept any of these options, as a matter of act, the system will not accept anything.
I am operating a Dell Inspiron 3520 and have been having trouble with the machine powering down and becoming unresponsive with screen tilt (not closure). The computer appears to be functioning normally until I tilt the screen forward, at which time the screen goes black and all lights indicating power turn off, as if the machine has powered down. I cannot make the machine power on again for some time until I have taken the battery out, put it back, and pressed the power button several times. This problem has occurred more frequently in recent days and I currently cannot turn the machine on to troubleshoot.
My fear is a dysfunction in the sleep trigger within the screen/lid closure system.
When I strart my laptop it will show the Acer screen with the F2 F12 options then goes black with cursor in upper left corner and when windows should load it goes back to acer screen and will keep doing this till I smack it on the side then it will load windows and run normally. I created a disk image, bought a ner hard drive, loaded my image onto the new hard drive and it worked fine for a couple hours of starting and shutting down. Then it started doing it again ...
When I strart my laptop it will show the Acer screen with the F2 F12 options then goes black with cursor in upper left corner and when windows should load it goes back to acer screen and will keep doing this till I smack it on the side then it will load windows and run normally. I created a disk image, bought a ner hard drive, loaded my image onto the new hard drive and it worked fine for a couple hours of starting and shutting down.
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?
recently i purchased one dell inspiron 3520 laptop,but some of my software is not compatible with windows 8 operation system. where i can get the drivers for windows xp sp3 and i want to have dual operating system on laptop windows 8 with windows xp sp3.
I fitted a new LCD panel to an Inspiron 3520. Upon boot, it showed the Dell logo, then went all white and then displayed a grid made up of RGB pixels across the screen. I checked the panel was connected properly and the tried to reboot but now the screen doesn't power up at all. The laptop also now plays 4 beeps while trying to boot. I've tried connecting an external monitor, but it also does not display anything an plays the 4 beeps.
I have these vertical lines in my screen that appear whenever the laptop screen is on. I have connected the laptop to an external monitor and the external monitor looks fine. I have taken a screenshot of my warranties from Dell if that will decipher whether or not the screen can be replaced.