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Problems with desktop monitor or laptop screen


Table of Contents:

  1. Screen, Icon, or Font Size Too Small or Too Big
  2. Blank Screen or No Video
  3. Fuzzy, Blurry, or Color Problems
  4. Brightness, Contrast, or Geometrical Problems
  5. Additional Information
  6. Related Videos

This article gives instructions to resolve monitor or LCD display issues.

1: Screen, Icon, or Font Size Too Small or Too Big

The icons, font or screen is either too small or too big. For further instructions about video settings, select the most appropriate operating system:

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2: Blank Screen or No Video

Either there is no display on the monitor or the screen has horizontal or vertical lines going across it.

Select the appropriate option below for further instructions on possible resolution:

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3: Fuzzy, Blurry, or Color Problems

The icons, font or screen is fuzzy, blurry or has color problems.

Select the appropriate option below for further instructions:

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4: Brightness, Contrast, or Geometrical problems

The Screen is either too bright, too dim or has a black space on the top of the screen or on the bottom of the screen.

Select the appropriate option below for further instructions:

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5: Additional Information

Check your computer’s health in a few short minutes: Run the Dell PC Diagnostics Quick Test (http://www.dell.com/quicktest).

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6: Related Videos (English Only)

  • Flat Panel Display Video Cable Types

  • Using Dell's Flat Panel Diagnostics

  • Distorted or Blocky Video? Check the native resolution.

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Article ID: SLN85493

Last Date Modified: 06/22/2015 04:34 PM


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