Display devices used with computers, such as monitors

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screen on Dell Inspiron laptop crazy vertical and horizontals and fragmented lines, bad screen? Or board?

My Dell Inspiron laptop has gone into and unreadable crazy vertical and horizontal lines and cross lines etc. Nothing at all is readable. I connected a monitor externally and tried to type in my admin ...
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Identify this screen connector

I have taken apart my old (Compaq) laptop, and I'd like to see if there is a way to reuse the screen. The connector is shown below, but it has no labels so I am wondering whether this is a generic ...
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VLC Media Player displays still from previous video

I am using VLC Media Player V2.1.5 Rincewind. It displays a still from a previous video at the start of opening up a video file and the still remains on audio files. I uninstalled VLC and deleted the ...
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Advantages of “Premier Color” on a Dell 4k Monitor

I am buying a 4k monitor for my workstation. I am interested in the Dell 24 UltraHD 4K Monitor - P2415Q But there is also the Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor - UP2414Q The only difference is ...
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Keep display turned off despite notifications. Only turn display back on when human interaction occurs

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 running Windows 7 professional. Is there a way to configure the computer to, when the display is turned off, only turn back on when the user interacts with it (e.g. mouse ...
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VAIO Ultrabook works but the display does not turn on normally

My notebook has a display problem. Several times, usually after long hours off, I turn on the notebook and the LCD has no image. Then I connect to an external monitor and it always works. After that, ...
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Monitor signal turns off for several seconds after Windows 7 start-up screen?

Background: I have been having some problems with my Windows registry today. It looked like antivirus had corrupted my licensing data. When I booted in to windows I would receive a message about: ...
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Blinking white transparent screen in VMware workstation 11

Whenever I play games in my VMware workstation 11 virtual machine, I get white transparent blinking screen, the blinking screen is covering entire virtual machine screen, and it goes in intervals of 5 ...
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How is an HDMI signal converted into video and audio?

How does a display interpret HDMI signals and update its pixels to the right configuration? I would like to write a native C program to perform this task. I am trying to build a video streaming device ...
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How to turn off Caps-Lock toggle notification?

I've got a Sager laptop that for whatever reason, every time I press caps-lock it'll bring up this little window in the upper left telling me it's been turned on/off. This is a HUGE problem since it ...
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How to create a script or shortcut for a certain display configuration and playback device?

I have the following setup hooked to my Windows 8.1 machine: 2 x Dell 24" monitor on my desk 1 x Samsung 42" TV I want switch between the following three configurations: 1. Working config Both ...
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Adjusting brightness and contrast on an ASUS monitor?

I feel really silly having to ask this but I can't figure out how to use the brightness and contrast buttons on my ASUS VS247H monitor. The buttons are clearly labeled but they don't seem to do ...
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Window 8 Sign On Screen

I'm looking to customize the Windows 8 sign on screen. I can get the computer to boot up and display the last signed in user but when I sign in and sign out of the user it shows the last signed in ...
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How do I connect a PC with my Apple Cinema 27" Display [duplicate]

I have a PC that has displayport, DVI, and HDMI out. I would like to connect this to an Apple Cinema 27" Display. The apple display only has a mini displayport male connector coming out (it is not ...
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How do I get CTL 220UW Built-in Speakers to work on Windows XP?

I have a old Windows XP Computer that I just put a New Monitor onto. My Mom had to use my speakers. So now I have NO audio output whatsoever. I know the monitor has built-in speakers, But I can't ...
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Monitor going into power saver mode randomly

I have been using and enjoying my gaming laptop for quite a while and it has not been giving me any issues. I recently acquired an external monitor to heighten my experience but sadly I've had much ...
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Computer Monitor will not display content

I fixed a Dell Dimension E520 computer today. I cleared off the old hard drive and reseated the memory. when I did this, all the diagnostic lights disappeared. The only problem I am having now is with ...
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Is it possible to pinpoint location or position on capacitive touch screens?

I've been researching for days trying to understand if a position can be specifically located on a capacitive screen. Since they are in a XY fashion, can a point or range of points be designated to a ...
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Does my monitor's GTG response time matter if it's faster than my refresh rate?

I can understand how poor GTG response time can cause ghosting: a pixel is not the color it should be when the monitor has finished outputting a frame. But I'm trying to understand how it can ...
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Strange behaviour on LCD monitor that doesn't turn on

This monitor will only turn on on 1 out of 8 or 10 attempts at pressing the "power" button, only after I had disconnected and reconnected it to the power line before each attempt, i.e.: Connect the ...
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How to share several desktop areas of one host to different clients

I'd like to set up the following screen sharing configuration: There are several areas of a screen shared so that each individual viewer (client = "Slave") connects to a different area only (and ...
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force using Basic display driver?

How can I prevent Windows 8.1 from automaticaly instaling Intel HD graphics driver? Or rather to force using Basic display driver? My graphics card is deffective (display blinks frequently when ...
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Refresh rates on LED monitors and eye strain

In the old days it was simple, anything less that a 75 Hz refresh rate on a CRT monitor hurt my eyes. Now things seem more complicated. As a programmer I spend a lot of time in front of my monitor, or ...
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External monitor doesn't switch on automatically when laptop wakes up from sleep

I've an external monitor connected to my laptop, and work primary on that external monitor (with laptop monitor off). Recently I found that, as I open the laptop lid to wake up the machine, the laptop ...
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Display size inconsistent on Windows 8 laptop (Dell Inspiron 17)

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop and I'm having a problem with the display. I've experienced this on another laptop that I used recently. It's running Windows 8 and has a 17.3" screen. The ...
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Garbled graphics in text mode environments (pre-boot/BIOS) only, not in Windows

I'm getting garbled graphics on my computer in text mode environments, such as in the BIOS or before loading Windows. However, I don't have any graphical issues in Windows. Graphics card is a ...
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Dell LCD display icons/screen is fuzzy

I have an LCD dell screen with driver: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series The screen has been working fine, but the icons currently appear fuzzy and the screen is a bit brighter than it used to be. ...
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How can I be certain of display's refresh rate?

There is an experiment that requires a 100Hz refresh rate, so we bought a 144Hz capable monitor and created a custom resolution that runs at 100Hz. The experimenter felt something was wrong with the ...
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Strange spots on Dell U2711 monitor on medium-bright colors

When showing colors of medium brightness (between black and white, in this test case the color is gray, or #888888), there are a few darker spots on the monitor. They are much less visible when ...
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Questions regarding monitor image quality and moving/touching DVI cables

Can the quality of the image become worse by moving the cable slightly or connecting it and disconnecting it once? I mean something like becoming minimally worse. Is there any site or program I can ...
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multiple monitors xrandr script fails after 14.10 upgrade

I have been successfully running a script to disable my internal LVDS output and enable VGA and HDMI on my laptop graphics card. The following script has been running in the lightdm screen setup ...
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Display settings not saving after restart

The display settings aren't being saved, either using the regular windows control panel or the nvidia control panel, after restart the settings go back. To fix it I go into the nvidia control panel ...
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G510 Can I replace screen with higher resolution? [duplicate]

I have got Lenovo G510 with 15,6"1366×768 and I would like to replace with screen with 1920x1080 resolution. Is it possible? Do I have to change lcd cable or just swap screen?
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How to measure input lag of 2 screens in dual screen or mirror mode?

I have a computer with a Radeon HD 7870 graphic card which is plugged to two screens: my main screen (a 24" LCD Hyunday W240D v2) through DVI my TV (50" LCD Samsung UE50ES6100) through HDMI When ...
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Magenta line will not go away on my monitor

I recently built my own computer, and I was excited to finally put it all together yesterday and get it running. However, I have noticed an annoying issue on my monitor, and I don't know if it's a ...
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Repeatedly the “turn off the display” setting is set to “less than a minute” - what's the cause?

I have this problem at my helpdesk: On a Windows 7 computer the screen goes into standby mode just a few seconds after a key is hit or the mouse is moved. Looking into the Power Options in the ...
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Comparing LED monitor image sharpness and quality without physically putting them side-by-side

I'd like to compare the image quality of two monitors, the HP W2071d I'm using and the LG E1941 my family is using. We're living in different continents so there's no way to put them next to each ...
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Latitude E6400 Screen is Black

The screen to my Latitude E6400 is all black, I have been able to see the screen, but dark on other computers, I can see everything fine, but it is just really dark. If I put a flashlight right up ...
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Dell inspiron N5110, is it possible to turn off the beep codes?

I use an external monitor on my laptop due to the monitor being broken. The problem is, at startup it is always beeping, the problem goes away once i boot into windows, BUT, i dual boot between ...
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Why is my display making a high-pitched noise?

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 940BW monitor. Around 4 months ago (with a graphics board upgrade) I passed from using VGA to a DVI connection. Around a month or so, I have been hearing strange, ...
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Screen resolution

Today I try to change the screen resolution of my computer with the recommended resolution in my monitor and to do that I download a program that I saw It in a Tutorial video , and when I chose this ...
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Resolution Error: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768…

Rebooted my PC today and when it restarted, one of my screens is stuck in 640 x 480 resolution. As far as I know, nothing updated. The "monitor" I am referring to is a 40" Vizio TV Model number ...
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No display after installation of graphics card

My desktop motherboard is XFX Geforce 9300. It has one x16 bus PCI Express port. It's working perfectly okay. Few days back I installed a Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card. It was working okay ...
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How many monitors can I attach?

What is the maximum number of monitors I can attached with a laptop (Lenovo T440) that comes two usb ports, one VGA port and one mDP (miniDisplayPort)?
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How can I write a simple script for the Ubuntu terminal which turns off the screen for X seconds every Y minute?

I am quite tired of getting a headache when working with the screen for too long periods of time. That's why I want to test the following... How can I write a simple script for the Ubuntu terminal ...
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Windows 7 - Can I “Make text and other items larger or smaller” different on separate displays? The selection applies to all 3 of my monitors

I use three monitors. One is my laptop, and the other two are large Dell monitors. In the "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution" screen, I can change the ...
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TV or Monitor for store showcase [closed]

I want to embellish my shop showcase with a TV or Monitor. Basically to 'project' presentations ( '.ppt', pictures, perhaps videos ) The showcase is in street side usually at shadow. Signal will be ...
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What specs must a graphics card have to power a 5K monitor?

I'm interested in purchasing a Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K), but while looking for graphics cards to buy, I'm unsure how I could determine whether they support a resolution of ...
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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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X11 window doesn't take up whole screen in OS X Yosemite

I'm running a remote piece of software on my macbook via ssh (Lumerical FDTD Solutions). When I open this software GUI, it opens an X11 window. I'm having issues resizing my X11 window. The top of ...