My wife recently cracked her laptop screen so I ordered a replacement from a random website with cheap prices (maybe not the best of choices in hindsight).
Anyways, I got the replacement and noticed the model number of the new screen was slightly different, but other than that the pins and connections seemed correct. So I figured I'd try it out before complaining to tech support. During boot up, in the BIOS, and in safe mode everything looks perfectly fine, but when it gets into windows the screen starts flickering. My first thought was maybe the refresh rate is off, so I tried changing it, but that wasn't the problem. I also updated the video drivers, and still no luck. I contact tech support and they give me a list of things that I've already tried. So I tell them I want to exchange for the correct model.
Finally I get the new screen in the mail and they've sent me the exact same model they sent the first time. Whatever, maybe there was a problem with the screen they sent before. So I try plugging it in again, and the issues are exactly the same. I re-open my support ticket with them and complain. They say that the model they sent me is compatible with the laptop, and is an upgraded model. Also that they no longer sell the old model I need, even though it is listed on their website for sale. Thankfully they offered to take the screen back and give me a refund, but I figured might as well see if anyone on the internet has any suggestions. Maybe this screen does work with the laptop.
Dell Inspiron 1470
Cracked model: LP140WH2 (TL)(N2) Glossy
Replacement: LP140WH2 (TL)(FA) Matte
Replacement screen works fine during boot up, in BIOS, and Safe Mode. I've updated drivers, changed refresh rate, and changed resolutions. The screen flickers when in windows.