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Turning off laptop monitor on nameless device

A few years ago the graphics card (GeForce 9800M GS) on my laptop quit working. I eventually found that I could disable the graphics card and still use the computer. Now looking at the Display ...
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1answer
31 views

Connection between keyboard and screen in laptop

I know this may sound silly but I just want to know how the two parts - the display and the keyboard of laptops are connected because I see only two hinges that are holding them??I am just curious to ...
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1answer
21 views

Can I switch of screen of my windows 8.1 laptop while programs running in the background

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Can I switch off my laptop screen and run my (python) programs in the background? This will cause my laptop to save battery power. When any key is pressed, ...
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38 views

Horizontal lines flash randomly over laptop display

I have a 2 year old laptop. The model is Sony Vaio SVE1511W1EB. I never encountered any serious problems with it until now. However, last week I plugged a beamer into the laptop and did a Powerpoint ...
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1answer
37 views

Laptop display flicks like a liquid inside when moving the lid

My newly bought dell 3537 laptop accidentally hit on the wall and Now in that corner the display flicks like water inside when I move the laptop lid upwards. Is this happens because of damage happened ...
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25 views

ThinkPad Yoga distorting/compressing some icons

I have a brand new TP Yoga Pro with W8.1 Pro x64 that intermittently distorts some icons and other graphics seemingly at random. I notice it most with icons on the task bar or system tray, but it also ...
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1answer
46 views

Whats the name of the device on a laptop that turns the monitor on and off when the lid is opened or closed?

What's the name of the hardware device on a laptop that turns the monitor on and off when the lid is opened or closed? My dv9000 laptop screen won't come on due to this 'switch' and I want to replace ...
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0answers
18 views

use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop [duplicate]

Can I use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop? My thinkpad t61 has non-working screen. I use it with external monitor. But that does not show me win 7 dual boot option ...
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1answer
41 views

HDMI and a cracked screen

So recently my laptop screen was broken pretty badly, and the entire screen is covered in white and black spots and lines, so it's impossible for me to see anything. So for the past few days, I've ...
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Dell laptop inspiron running windows 7

when I click start button the only print I see on left side is "all programs" I have to click that and then everthing on my computer (microsoft, photo gallery windows etc) can be seen...why is this? ...
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1answer
41 views

Turn on Laptop backlight without a keyboard shortcut

I recently installed the latest drivers and my screen backlight turned off. The problem is that my Fn-F7 key combination doesn't work, so I can't turn it back on. I can see my screen at night if I ...
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0answers
31 views

Dell Studio 1555 Black Screen Issue

The screen of my Dell Studio 1555 laptop (out of warranty) went black while I was working on it. I tried taking out the RAM and cleaning it, to run it with only one RAM installed, but the issue ...
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0answers
43 views

Laptop white screen on power-up. Still displays via HDMI output

my wife's laptop recently started displaying a white screen. It doesn't show post or anything, just a white screen when it's powered on. However, it works normally with HDMI output to our television. ...
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41 views

Laptop black display on boot. Works on rare occasion. No Fan. No cursor. Not booting to windows

I've got an ASUS K70AB Windows 7 laptop. It was in storage for over a year because a couple keys broke off and the power charger was lost. I installed a new keyboard (very simple to pop out the old ...
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1answer
64 views

(Nearly) Blank screen on 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Win XP

My everyday laptop is a 2007 T61 Lenovo Thinkpad running Windows XP. Up to yesterday, it ran reasonably well given its age. I generally keep it running 24/7, and dim down the screen to the max at ...
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0answers
53 views

pc monitor not recognized anymore with hdmi connection

Problem: my monitor (asus vk228 series) suddenly stopped being recognized by my laptop (msi gt60) when im using a hdm connection. vga connection works. furthermore every piece of hardware seems to be ...
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0answers
19 views

Notebook display is partially blank (white) after resuming from hibernation

My Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 notebook running Windows 7 sometimes has a ~1/3 blank white display. This almost always occurs upon waking up from hibernation, though can happen when rebooting. ...
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2answers
152 views

Laptop to 4K Monitor

I would like to connect this (Lenovo ThinkPad T430) to this (Seiki 39-inch 4K display), and achieve full/native 4K resolution. Is it possible? From the onboard mini display port to an external video ...
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3answers
94 views

Keep laptop screen turned off even if keys are pressed

Is there any way to keep a laptop screen turned off even if some key is pressed? Sometimes you may need to fast-forward or rewind a sound clip, but do not want the screen to come back on. Is it ...
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3answers
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Why are laptop screens sized the way they are?

We've been discussing this in the Comms Room on Serverfault, and thought it might make a good question on SuperUser...especially if there's a clear answer. The hope is that it is a Good Subjective ...
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2answers
94 views

Lenovo Screen broken (not physically)

My screen of my Lenovo Ideapad S400 recently stopped working. It is less than a year old, and Lenovo/Medion state that it is not covered by warranty since it looks like having been damaged. Nothing ...
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0answers
19 views

Use old laptop as additional screen with Windows 8 [duplicate]

In the past, I've used Maxivista to use a laptop's screen as an additional monitor for my primary computer. It works great, and I'm quite pleased with it. However, I've now upgraded to Windows 8, and ...
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38 views

Backlight flashes quickly and then turns off on boot (and stays off)

On an Acer Aspire 47302 the backlight is off most of the time. When any of the following things happens, the backlight flashes on briefly, changes levels a few times, then turns off. The computer ...
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0answers
76 views

Why do my network interface and powered-off backlight consume too much power in powertop?

I have an ASUS n550jv laptop. Currently, the wifi is off, the ethernet is active, and the display is completely off (using an external monitor). Yet, in powertop I see the following: The battery ...
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0answers
259 views

Lenovo T440s Screen Flicker

I recently bought a Lenovo T440s and I've been experiencing a strange screen flicker issue. At least, I think "flicker" is the correct word to describe it. My problem is not like the one described ...
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2answers
18 views

Compatible laptop screen

My laptop screen was damaged and I would like to buy a new screen to replace it. My laptop is a LDLC and I was not given information on the screen other than 15"6 matte 1600x900, but when I took it ...
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0answers
56 views

lenovo laptop screen upgrade

So I mistakenly blundered when purchasing my new laptop. I purchased a Lenovo Y510p that has a monitor capable of a resolution of 1366 x 768. I thought it like most of the other models has a ...
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0answers
27 views

Secondary screen shut off on “second screen only”

I've got laptop + secondary extended screen lg 29', and I'm working on the secondary screen. It is good when I press fn + key to switch screen and "second screen only" and laptop screen is shutting ...
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0answers
17 views

Darker patches on laptop monitor

I have a Lenovo G560 laptop, and the monitor is a LG Philips LP156WH4-TLA1. I have noticed some darker patches, like two of them, to the right of the screen that are slightly darker than their ...
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40 views

Laptop browsers scaling websites for smaller display?

I'm really not sure how to word this question. Basically though, I recently purchased a newish laptop (Samsung Ativ Book 8), which has a 15.6" 1920x1080 display, and happens to be the first 1080p ...
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1answer
228 views

HP ProBook 6570b maximum resolution - is 3840 x 2160 / 4K possible?

I'd like to hook up a HP ProBook 6570b to a 4K display. Before getting one, I'd like to know if the laptop is capable of outputting 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz via the DisplayPort. My current research ...
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0answers
11 views

Notebook screen

My laptop (Dell Studio 1535) behaves strange after a 4 years of service: when it is powered on, load up with main screen off. It transmit the picture from laptop to external display when connected ...
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1answer
195 views

Wirelessly *screen share* from any laptop to a wireless enabled TV [closed]

In my office I want to get a big TV for the meeting room that anyone can come in with any laptop and very simply be able to screen share to. Has to be wireless Has to be possible from any laptop old ...
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2answers
94 views

HP laptop display stopped working

I have a problem regarding HP Pavilion G6 Series laptop. The laptop's display stopped working. What have I tryed: I have connected it to an external monitor via VGA cable and it is showing ...
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2answers
309 views

ASUS N550JV screen turns 'reddish' after Windows boots

So, my ASUS N550JV is brand new. There is a strange issue of screen turning 'reddish' after a while following the Windows 8 boot-up. This actually happens in two scenarios: After the startup ...
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2answers
288 views

2 different laptops, 1 home office setup [closed]

My fiancée and I used to have the same HP laptop and shared a single docking station in our home office to connect to a HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse. I have recently upgraded to a Lenovo X1 Carbon ...
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1answer
38 views

Bent interior monitor cable — do I need a replacement?

I have a Windows 8 Toshiba laptop. The monitor screen needs to be replaced, so I got a new replacement. I just needed to plug in the only wire it hooks to in the top half of the laptop, but when I ...
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1answer
43 views

No display Asus x44h

My laptop is an Asus model x44h. Last night due to high voltages, my charger and laptop were damaged. Now my laptop display shows nothing but I can still hear the login sound. Can anybody help me ...
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0answers
42 views

Cannot connect laptop to monitor using HDMI

I'm trying to connect my Dell Latitude laptop to my monitor using an HDMI connection from both ends. I plugged in the cable, but my monitor is showing no signal. I tried to send output to the ...
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2answers
715 views

Driving two 2560x1440 displays with Lenovo T430 and 433715U ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3

I want to grab a second HP ZR2740w for use in my home office. I have a Lenovo T430 with an Intel HD4000 GPU, not the nVidia model. The HP monitors come with Dual-Link DVI or DisplayPort for ...
0
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1answer
298 views

Screen brightness slider disappeared on Windows 7. How do I bring it back?

So I can't find the screen brightness slider or any brightness adjustment option in my power plan options. All I can do is determine when to put the laptop to sleep and when to turn off the display. ...
0
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1answer
110 views

Uninstall laptop screen, replace with external monitor

So as the title states, I took off the display panel on my Dell N4010 and replaced it with an HP LE1901w external monitor because I didn't feel like purchasing a $50+ LCD screen (Got the monitor for ...
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1answer
287 views

fix black lines in laptop lcd getting longer

Few days ago, black lines started to appear in my laptop lcd. The thing is, it is getting bigger and longer. I made a quick search in the internet and found out that they may be dead or stuck pixels. ...
0
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1answer
66 views

What is the difference between laptop screen and desktop screen?

I have HP laptop with 17 inch screen and I bought a new screen 22 inch and connect it to my laptop. I noticed that the quality of text and content of the laptop screen feels better. Is there any thing ...
0
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1answer
52 views

chkdsk Windows 7 on notebook screen

Is there anyway I can run chkdsk on my windows 7 notebook without having my screen on durign the whole process? I ask because I like running chkdsk while I'm sleeping... the problem is that the ...
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2answers
1k views

How to turn off laptop beeping due to screen failed

my DELL N5110 felt on the ground and broke the screen. All the screen is white and it dims after a while doing nothing. Fortunately, I have a monitor and I can use laptop with it. PROBLEM: The ...
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0answers
33 views

my monitor shows Win8 is loading, but then turns black

I have a Dell monitor: Dell U2312HM it's connected to my PC (AVG) and to my MacBook (Display port) I have set the mac to be the only display for this monitor. And when I was done with the laptop, I ...
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0answers
91 views

Sony VAIO laptop screen turns off after 3-4 hours

I have a Sony VAIO laptop "VGN-FJ68GP". Every thing is working fine but after 3-4 hours only the screen turns off and the bottom part of the laptop gets too hot. Why it is happening???
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Is there a difference between a matte IPS or LCD display and glossy display with anti-glare screen protector?

Forgive me but I'm not so sure if this is an appropriate question to ask in this site. But is there a difference between a matte IPS or LCD display and a glossy display with anti-glare screen ...
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1answer
94 views

Weird LED laptop screen flickering after replacement

I have a 3 years old Toshiba Satellite L750D. A couple of days ago it's screen started having random noisy horizontal bars on the screen (some noises for 1-2 seconds, then nothing for minutes, then ...