Solved

Dell Latitude

Posted on 2004-04-29
6
961 Views
Last Modified: 2007-02-13

I have borrowed home a Dell Latitude from work, and I'm installing a new operative system on it.

I have a problem with the tft screen, it have 3-4 cm wide black borders, only a tiny picture in the middle.

Anyone know the keyboardshortcuts or how to adjust the screen on this machine  ??

(Fast points for a fast and correct answer)
0
Comment
Question by:SNilsson
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
mrdtn earned 200 total points
ID: 10952046
That can be because the specific driver for the display adapter is not installed.  Dell uses NVIDIA and ATI chipsets, so you will need to determine the exact model of adapter in the laptop.  The best way to do this is to go to their web site,

https://support.dell.com/productselection.aspx?UseReferer=true

and enter the service tag number from the sticker on the bottom of the laptop.  

Their site will tell you the original configuration and will have the appropriate drivers for you to download and install.  If you have any trouble doing this, if you can at least post the exact model of video adapter and the amount of RAM, and I can poijnt you to the driver download section of their website.

Let me know your progress,

mrdtn
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:mrdtn
ID: 10952083
Furthermore, if they provide a video BIOS update, it's a good idea to install that too.  You may want to have one or two blank floppies at hand if doing a BIOS update.  If doing a video BIOS update, make absolutely sure you use the correct file.

My experience doing these sorts of things with Dell's website has been very positive.

--

mrdtn
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 10952128
I'll bet you don't have the highest resolution possible for this laptop display.  Try changing it.
0
Give your grad a cloud of their own!

With up to 8TB of storage, give your favorite graduate their own personal cloud to centralize all their photos, videos and music in one safe place. They can save, sync and share all their stuff, and automatic photo backup helps free up space on their smartphone and tablet.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:prairieits
ID: 10952134
This probably isn't what you would like to hear, but....if you reload the operating system and get the drivers installed for the network card (or whatever you need to get online), Dell's support site has a great way to d/l all drivers for that exact hardware in the PC.  You have to enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code on Dell's support web site.  The problem for you may be that you need to register first, which I think requires you to enter a Dell acct. number, but you will have to check to be sure.

Once in the site, the service tag or express service code that you enter will provide you with the drivers for any operating system you choose.  There is a wizard to walk you through the steps.

All of this depends, however, on your ability to register.  I am not aware of another way at this point.  This is the only way I have ever done it.

Good luck,
Jerod
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:SNilsson
ID: 10952196

I found it it was fn + F7.

Now I have full screen.

Points go to... ME.

No :)     for pointing out that there is a service tag number that can be used on dell.com  points go to mrdtn,  thanks.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:mrdtn
ID: 10952200
I don't think registration is required.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You have seen this as an option on your internet browser before or it may be completely new to you.  But what does this mean and why would I use this?
In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now