picked up a spare Inspiron 1545, but cannot reach same level of resolution as my original

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Subject: picked up a spare Inspiron 1545, but cannot reach same level of resolution as my original
Posted by:  John Abnarthy (jabn…@excite.net)
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Ok, something going on here baffling me slightly.  I found and picked up
a spare Inspiron 1545 today expecting it to have nearly the same
characteristics as my original.  However, I'm finding the maximum
resolution slightly less on the spare than on my original and I'm
wondering why?  On mine, I have it set at 1600x900, but on the spare,
the max seems to be 1366x768, and that's even after a bios update from
a10 to the most recent a14. The bios shows nearly identical video info
aside from native resolution differences as mentioned, plus on mine is
listed a panel type of 15.6" HD+ but on the spare just 15.6" HD (no plus
sign).  I DID have to replace the LCD on mine one time and I'll bet that
why the resolution is able to go higher.  Unfortunately, I probably
won't be able to adjust the spare to the same resolution as my original,
will I?

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