Dell Inspiron Color Issue

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I just purchased Dell Inspiron 6000. The color is not adjustable and gives me a washed out look. For me as a graphic designer it is a quite an issue. Do you know how to improve the color and contrast of the screen?
What laptop would you recomend for a web designer?

Thank you
Question by:olivierarbez
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    Turn down the briteness on you backlight.
    There is normally an FN key for that.
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    My roommate has an I6000 and it looks fine so it has to be an issue with the system. try attaching an external monitor and see if it looks washed out, if not probably an lcd issue. if it does than an issue with the video card or video driver. If the video looks washed out on the external , restart and press f2 to enter the bios and see if the issue continues if it continues in the bios then its and issue with the video card, if it looks fine then try booting to a knoppix cd ( and see if it looks washed out in knoppix if so then its the video card, if it looks fine in bios and knoppix thern its and issue with windows or the video driver.
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    Here is a link to your manual.

    On page 69 it says to press the FN key then the up or down arrow to adjust the brightness.
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    Which graphic chip are you using? With many Dells you can select between a lowend and a highend graphic card, and there it would make sense taking the more expensive option. If you then get the newest driver for that card, maybe not the one from Dell but the one from the chip manufacturer (ATI if it is a radeon), you may have the options inside that driver to change color temperatures etc.

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