Dell Inspiron laptop 1521 goes dim...

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vernnn
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- Aug 7, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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- Aug 7, 2010 at 06:42 PM
Hello,
I have a dell inspiron 1521 laptop with windows vista. I start it up in regular mode and it goes dim within 20 seconds. I have to squint and get really close to the screen to see anything. I started it in safe mode and the screen works perfectly fine. I also hooked the laptop to my tv, and it shows up great on my tv. I have no clue what's wrong....

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!


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Aug 7, 2010 at 04:32 PM
Your problem is probably caused by the Video chip driver. SafeMode uses the standard VGA driver so it works OK. I would go to Control Panel - Device Manager - Display Adapters - select your adapter and use the Driver tab to "roll back driver". If you can't select that option then you need to download and install the latest driver from Dell.

Good Luck
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Aug 7, 2010 at 06:42 PM
I tried this, it told me my driver software was already up to date but I still can't click the "roll back driver" button.. :(
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