Banksky
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XPS M1530 Display Issue

Hey all.

I own a XPS M1530 and recently have run into troubles with my display. I  was using it normally one day when the screen went black, and then faded to white. I was scared, because of all the issues with the video cards on these things, but I hooked it up to an external monitor and everything works fine. The issue seems to be random too, because it sometimes will boot up correctly with no display problems, and I can use the laptop normally, until it "dies" again. Other times the display just doesn't work on boot up, though I know the computer is booting up because I can hear it and I have it plugged into a external monitor and switch it to that using fn+f8. I was wondering if anyone has had an issue like this, and what the problem may be. Any help would be great, Thanks!

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Re: XPS M1530 Display Issue

If the external monitor works, but the internal does not, it could be a backlight problem (or an inverter problem, if you have a CCFL backlight).

It could also be a symptom of a dying video chip - for which these nVidia engineering marvels are known.  Yes, it does happen sometimes that the external display will be OK when the internal one is not.

 

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Re: XPS M1530 Display Issue

Thanks for the reply. Is there any way to tell whether it be some sort of problem with the display rather then the video chip? I really would hate to have to replace the motherboard, seeing as it is very costly. 

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