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Dell Vostro 1500 Owner's Manual: If The Display Is Difficult To Read

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AC
H E C K T H E
AC adapter has a light, ensure that the light is on.
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O N N E C T T H E C O M P U T E R D I R E C T L Y T O A N E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T
protection devices, power strips, and extension cables to verify that the
computer turns on.
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D J U S T T H E P O W E R P R O P E R T I E S
Help and Support.
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W I T C H T H E V I D E O I M A G E
monitor, press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image to the display.

If the display is difficult to read

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D J U S T T H E B R I G H T N E S S
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O V E T H E E X T E R N A L S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E C O M P U T E R O R M O N I T O R
your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer
is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor.
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L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E
halogen lamps, or other appliances.
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O T A T E T H E C O M P U T E R T O F A C E A D I F F E R E N T D I R E C T I O N
glare, which can cause poor picture quality.
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D J U S T T H E
Windows XP:
1 Click Start→ Control Panel→ Appearance and Themes.
2 Click the area you want to change or click the Display icon.
3 Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.
Windows Vista:
1 Click the Windows Vista Start button
and Sound→ Personalization→ Display Settings.
2 Adjust Resolution and Colors settings, as needed.
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V
U N T H E
I D E O D I A G N O S T I C S T E S T S
still have a display problem, but the display is not completely blank, run the
Video device group in the "Dell Diagnostics" on page 113, then contact Dell
(see "Contacting Dell" on page 203).
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R R O R
on page 125.
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Troubleshooting
Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the
A D A P T E R
If your computer is attached to an external
Press <Fn> and the up- or down-arrow key.
I N D O W S D I S P L A Y S E T T I N G S
If an error message appears, see "Error Messages"
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E S S A G E S
Search for the keyword sleep in Windows
Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights,
→ Control Panel→ Hardware
If no error message appears and you
Bypass power
Eliminate sunlight
If

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