Hi I'm a newbie here and need some help desparately. I managed to get myself a Dell Precision M65 laptop which had a cracked screen (Samsung LTN154u2-L03 15.4 WUXGA). I'm finding it really difficult to source this at a reasonable cost so bought one off ebay which is a Samsung LTN154U2-L07 15.4 WUXGA. The specs are the same. I've installed it but when I start the laptop, the screen is on but doesn't display anything - I get a blank screen and dont see the usual Windows XP professional flashy stuff. However, all of a sudden (after the initial Wndows stuff) the screen begins to display when it asks me to log on to the network (CTRL+ALT+DEL.
Anyone know whats going on? Its really frustrating me because essentially the screen does work but just not at the start up phase. If I put the cracked screen back in, its all fine!
I have attached a std external monitor with a std monitor cable and using (Fn+f8 to toggle to the monitor) can see the Windows startup flashy stuff and the login screen on the external screen. However, lets say I press F2 to get into the bios settings, the external monitor fails to display it.
This is a really straightforward job and I cant understand what could be happening :-(
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