I have a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop in my hand, and before I chuck it out of the window ( :P ) I wanted to see if I might have missed something I didn't think of at this point...
-= SETUP =-
OS: Windows 7 32-bit Enterprise Ed
Make/Model: Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop
Chipset: Intel GM45
-= ISSUE =-
This laptop was brought to us with an image distortion problem (see attachment)
-= STEPS TAKEN TOWARDS RESOLUTION =-
First we tried to update the driver to latest from Intel, no luck. As laptop was acting slow, we decided to format it, and re-build it from scratch with latest drivers from Dell, Intel and various other vendors. Result, no difference!!
I assumed at this point, it is bad hardware and had Dell send out a technician to replace the motherboard... same issue after rebuild, contacted Dell, and they sent out another board and technician just in case 1st part was defective as they are refurbished, Result? STILL THE SAME!!!
At this point, I'm out of options... I've tested it with the Dell Diag CD, and it passes all tests including the new LCD BIST test.
I've also tried older versions of the video driver thinking maybe the latest one is buggy with no avail.
If anyone else can suggest something I'd be very appreciative!