Laptop starts up with only 75% of the screen width used
by r_honey - 3/20/09 9:30 PM
I purchased a Dell Studio laptop last summer. I occasionally have a problem where when I turn it on, the Laptop starts with only 70% of the screen width being used. The right 30% width goes black, and the content is resized to fit in the 70%. Initially, anywhere between 3-10 restarts made the screen normal.
Then I had another clue. Now, whenever it happens, I tilt the Laptop's screen (to approximately 130-140 degree angle to the horizontal). Then it boot it up and it starts up fine.
I am beginning to believe there is a gyroscope inside the screen, that is used to calculate the screen's position (so that the laptop can be put to sleep when the lid is closed) and that is malfunctioning.
I have no idea whether this is true (my gyroscope idea!!!). Has anyone else faced the same issue? Any Dell representative knows of the cause and the solution??