Dell Latitude D630 is a thin and lightweight version of the Latitude line. With a 14.1 and a 9 cell battery this laptop is meant to be more mobile.

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Why is my display in two halves

Before the booting process, my display window divides into two then covered with vertical and horizontal dots and finally returns to bootstrap to finish. After long usage like 1hr the display window at times begins to shake uncontrollably.

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Hi, Here is a link for Dell manuals for your computer that should help you follow oldturkeys advice. Good luck.

http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/e...

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jude, start with an external monitor and see if it does the same. If it does not, then it is part of the LCD circuit that gives you the trouble. Check your LVDS cable, your inverter (unlikely) and finally your LCD panel. It sounds like the issue is with your video card (integrated part of your motherboard) overheating GPU IC or solder connections around the GPU that becomes lose during usage due to eat. A reflow might help. Hope this helps, good luck.

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It sounds like the issue is with your video card (integrated part of your motherboard) overheating GPU IC or solder connections around the GPU that becomes lose during usage due to heat. A reflow might help. Hope this helps, good luck.

This is true that's the problem of the Dell D630 and others Dell with 128MB Nvidia Graphics card that over the years the heat sink fails for lack of cleanliness or cream to dissipate heat loses strength. I fixed many Dell D630 with this problem reflowing the Video card. To do this you need to completely disassemble the computer and remove the motherboard. Once motherboard is out clean all heat sink cream with alcohol and remove all extras (paper and plastics stickers / whites and blacks, ram, modem, cables, button board, etc.) leaving it bare bone. Preheat conventional oven to 375F degrees (No Microwave) and bake (Yes you read right bake it) the motherboard for 8 min. (Look out! it hot) Cool rapidly using a fan. Rearm all over again but this time use a good heat sink cream and make sure the heat sink copper parts is firmly attached to the video card (Don't use the old grey foam that brings the video card from factory) put the cream directly on the video chips. This work 200% fine good luck!... If the problem persists you can do the process again the secret is keeping the video card coldest possible.

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