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everest1
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Screen is ghosting, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines.

My Vostro 1510 Win7 has worked perfectly fot he past 3 years but has today developed a screen fault. It now boots with a fuzzy flickering half black and white screen for a few seconds then returns to black before the fuzzy blue login screen appears. Everything else seems to wok OK, it seems to load and boot up but the display is now ghosting, i.e. double image, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines. I ran the LCD BIST from the PAS diagnostics but this was no help and failed to give an error report. My first thoughts were faulty graphics card or virus. 

Any help appreciated.

Running Win7, A15 Bios, 3Gb Ram

Dell Inspiron N5010 - Intel i3 370 - 2.4Ghz -  Bios A12

3gb Memory - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - 320gb HD

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everest1
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Re: Screen is ghosting, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines.

Could it be the video flex harness needs to be reseated? If so, could some one explain the procedure.

Dell Inspiron N5010 - Intel i3 370 - 2.4Ghz -  Bios A12

3gb Memory - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - 320gb HD

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Re: Screen is ghosting, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines.

 

Hi Everest1,

Welcome to the Community. The below link has steps on how to reseat the flex cable.

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You may also want to update your video drivers, below is the link for that, you should find that under video.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemI...=

Thank you

Royan

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hrova
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Re: Screen is ghosting, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines.

Hi,

You didn't mention it, so I am just making sure you are aware that the Vostro 1510 is one of the models from Dell that was affected by the faulty nVidia  GPU's.

If you don't have an nVidia card or if the problem is not a defective GPU, noone ofthis applies, but it sounds like it might.....

Dell added one year to the warranty for this issue only, so if you had a three year warranty, this would still qualify for warranty covereage within that extra year. See this:

http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/Direct2Dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2010/09/30/nvidia-gpu-upda...

Also, this issue has already been through a class action lawsuit which is currently being settled. Details here:

http://www.nvidiasettlement.com/

 

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everest1
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Re: Screen is ghosting, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines.

Hi and thanks for the info and advice.

It does have the Nvidia chip but when I plug the laptop into my desktop LCD monitor via VGA, I get a perfect picture. 

This makes me think its either the display or inverter.

Dell Inspiron N5010 - Intel i3 370 - 2.4Ghz -  Bios A12

3gb Memory - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - 320gb HD

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Re: Screen is ghosting, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines.

Even i am facing the same problem with my dell inspiron 1525 Windows 7 Ultimate

image gets stuck and flickers all the time . I ran all the diagnostic tests that were recommended on the site but still the problem is there .

Please suggest ..

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RE: Screen is ghosting, fuzzy with fine flickering horizontal lines.

Hi Royan,

I have the same problem.
The link  

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 is broken.... do you have the good link??

thanks
Laxman

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