Having problems with your Dell Latitude D800 Notebook ?

S Video Display (2nd monitor) craps out when D800 lid is closed.

\015 Hey all, I just got a 2nd hand Dell D800, with the intention of using it for a media PC in my living room. I have my 32" CRT TV working as the secondary display - it is recognized and I have it set up as an attached monitor. It works great, except for one problem - when I close the lid of my D800 with a video running in full screen mode, the display on the secondary monitor goes from displaying the video full-screen to not. The best way I can describe it is the display on the TV goes completely black except for the mouse icon in the middle of the screen. The sound of the video keeps playing in the background, but no video. When I open the lid back up, the video continues playing normally. The laptop is not going into standby when I close the lid, but it is cutting or messing with the video display to my secondary monitor. When I take the same steps w/ the TV set up to clone the laptop display, the video stays in full screen when I close the lid, but it severely cut off because of the resolution differences between the 2 displays. The laptop is trying to run the video in 1200x800 (or something) when the TV's resolution is probably more like 640x480.I tried BS player and Windows Media Player (v.9 I think), and had the same symptoms with both. I already checked the power settings on the D800, and the action for when I "shut the lid" is set to "do nothing". I'm pretty sure I have a N-Vidia video card / N-Vidia desktop manager to handle display configuration. I was playing with that last night, but couldn't find a solution. Has anyone else run into this problem with a D800 or another Dell laptop? If so, please give me some direction. Thank you. Has anyone else ex\015

Answers :

Keep the screen laptop open.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dell Latitude D800 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

S Video Display (2nd monitor) craps out when D800 lid is closed.


Keep the screen laptop open. ... Dell Latitude D800 Notebook

D800 laptop will not display on external monitor


Most laptops go into standby mode when the lid is closed. To stop this, (Windows XP) click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Power Options, then click on the Advanced tab, select "Do nothing" in the drop-down for "When I close the l ... Dell Latitude D800 Notebook

Display failure after having lid closed while running


The solution to your problem is probably not the monitor, follow these steps:1. Connect and boot your computer with 2 different monitors.2. If it does'nt work with either of them the problem is from another computer component.Posibl ... Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

I have a HP Pavilion laptop ze4900. Every time I move th screen, the display either goes off completely, or it goes vey dim and I cannot read anything from it. The only thing I can do to get a display


You could have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp.To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions.Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: ... PC Desktops

S-video output My latitude c610 has what appears to be a s-video output. While picture quality is only o.k. when I use the s-video, I am troubled that it appears the s-video signal stops when I close my laptop lid. I have set the power setting to "do nothing" when the laptop is closed. How can I get the s-video to keep outputting?


Hi\015\012\015\012Normally, you can use the Fn+F8 keyboard shortcut to switch the video image to the display only, the display and \015\012external monitor simultaneously, or the external monitor only. Unfortunately, th ... Dell Latitude C610 Notebook

Screen/ video display is dark.


In windows, you can sometimes disable the lid switch by going to control panel (obviously you'll need an external monitor) and into power options.. where there's a setting for "when I close the lid" and set it to "do nothing"\015\012\015\ ... HP Compaq nx7010 Notebook

I have hp pavilion dv6226us and when booted up the screen stays dark. You can see display only if you shine a light onto the screen. I tried to turn up the brightness and did't have any luck.


Hi AC9746\015\012\015\012The 1st thing to do is connect an external monitor to your computer. Connecting an external monitor to it will very quickly point us in the direction we need to go in troubleshooting the issue.\015\012 ... PC Desktops

No visual display


Function F7 will enable the external video monitor connection and will toggle between the screen, the screen plus external monitor, and the external monitor only. Try hitting function F7 and see if that helps. Also there is a small switch that is a ... IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

Blank screen - Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook


Look at the LCD screen very closely and check if you can see a faint image on the screen. It's possible that the LCD lid close switch stuck in the "closed" position and the back-light stays off even when you open the LCD screen or turn on the laptop. ... Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

Laptop to tv


If your tv don't have s video input,you can get an Svideo to RCA cord.\015\012If the tv does have s video input,just get an s video cable and plug it into the tv and computer s video ports and follow the steps below for setup.\015\012 ... Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5895 Notebook

Trying to use my hp laptop with sony lcd hdmi tv for movies


You should have an S video port on both tv and computer.\015\012\015\012If your tv don't have s video input,you can get an S video to RCA cord.If the tv does have s video input,just get an s video cable and plug it into the tv and c ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

The monitor turns off and on repeatedly.


There are lots of reasons why it can shutdown, but happerlly none should be serious. It may be that the B+ or Power supply is too high, look for a pot near the power supply and try turning it down a bit. Also the x-ray protection may be too high, loo ... ViewSonic VE710b 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

Sager d47v no video


It could be a lid switch. Get it on long enough to go into the power settings, turn the option of "lid closed" to "do nothing". If this does not help there are only 2 other things affecting it. 1. cable, internal to the machine that may be bad or 2 ... Sager NP-5620-S Notebook

Video problem. Pavilion ZE4805US laptop


Most likely it is either a bad lcd inverter, due to the fact that you have clear picture on an external monitor. The inverter reduces the voltage coming from the motherboard to a lower level in order to power the lcd and the backlight. If this goes b ... HP Pavilion Ze4805us Notebook

Dead compaq laptop, no boot activity


Larnold..Sounding like you need to check the LCD Power Inverter Circuit board.. this is located inside the screen a long rectangular circuit board that sends power to the screen backlight & Display Panel.. Could also be a Bad Backlight.. Try Boo ... HP Compaq Presario V6000T Notebook

Black screen for hp laptop


Hi, Initially, a couple of ideas ou may want to explore:\015\012\015\012hook an external monitor. Often there would be a VGA connector at the rear of a laptop specifically for this purpose. It wou ... HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

Toshiba a100 screen not working


Hi..The easiest and most foolproof method for testing your LCD screen is to\015\012hook up the laptop to an external monitor. If the video output on the\015\012external monitor looks fine, this means that the problem is with the\015\012vi ... Toshiba Satellite A100-ST3211 Notebook

I want to connect a Ultrasharp 1907 FPt monitor to my Dell inspiron. I have a power cable and also one from monitor to lappy, do I need a driver?


Most monitors now-a-day are pnp or upnp (Plug-n-play or Universal Pug-n-Play) So drivers are not always needed. In windows open control panel and then display then screen resolution. This will allow you to choose whether to use you laptop monitor or ... Dell UltraSharp 1907FP 19" LCD Monitor

HP dv1000 monitor just stopped working.


Description\015\012During the startup or boot process of the notebook, the display is very dim and barely readable. It remains dim when it reaches the Windows desktop. \015\012\015\012Restart the notebook with AC power\015\012Perform the following st ... HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

Monitor resolution not listed, Driver update issue


My compliments. Your description of your problem is great. I know what you've done and I understand your problem.\015\012\015\012However, I am wondering about a few things that may help you. the video settings that you are referring to ... AOC 917Sw 19" LCD Monitor

Toshiba Satellite 1405-s151 display problem


... Toshiba Satellite 1405-S151 Notebook

Hi, I got a serious problem with my PC. The PC was working as "normal", but the monitor display was not "perfect" :-). So I went to control panel->display->setting->advanced->monitor. I cannot remember what exactly I have done, maybe I disabled the only monitor, which is the "default monitor". Then the computer automatically re-started. When the window come-up, there is no display on the screen. I think the computer was started correctly, but just no display. By now every time when the computer


Mike,\015\012\015\012I'd have to know the manufacturer and model of your PC to know for certain if this is the case. But based on the information I have, heres what I think happened.\015\012\015\012Your 1st symptom sounds like ... PC Desktops

Acer laptop 3680 black screen


It may be a bad cable or the ends is not connected properly. I had an issue with the dell where the screen goes dark and I had to open and close the lid several times to get the picture back. The dell has the cable running along the hinge from the ... Acer Aspire 3680-2682 Notebook

Monitor issues Acer 5610-4621


Hi,\015\012 I suspect it to be more of video card problem rather than a LCD screen issue. If you have and external monitor. Plug the same to the monitor . toggle the display from the LCD to the external monitor, by pressing the FN+F8 key a co ... Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

I have a Dell monitor and the text is blurry and fuzzy, how do I fix this?


This is actually from dell support website.. hope it will correct your problem...\015\012\015\012\015\0121 Ensure the correct resolution is set for the monitor. Flat panel monitors display the sharpest, clearest images when set ... Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.7743 seconds