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Laptop only displays on external monitor, even after screen was replaced

I have an HP Pavilion G6. The screen (LED) doesn't work, but it displays fine on an external monitor with HDMI or VGA. The screen was obviously cracked so I got a new one. After replacing it, the ...
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Little colored lines on my laptop screen

My LCD screen has three noticeable problems. Note that when I plug an external LCD tv into my laptop, the picture that the LCD TV displays the screen is fine. As seen in: ...
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What keeps turning my monitor on?

I've got a laptop that's suffered some chassis damage that makes it very cumbersome to open/close the laptop. Normally, the metal ends of the LCD hold onto the chassis, but in this case the magnesium ...
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Use laptop as second monitor for another laptop [duplicate]

Scenario: driving to tampa, have two laptops (win 7 and win xp) and vga to vga cord (the blue one used to connect pc's to their monitor) Screen on win7 laptop is broken to the point of no visibility. ...
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Lenovo u410 Resolution Upgrade Problems and Questions

I'm an IT Pro, so I'm not a complete noob, but I will say that dealing with specific differences in notebook video cables is something new to me. I got a u410 for an absolute steal and it's perfect ...
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Remove lvds and use external monitor

My laptop hinges recently broke off and I wish to use my laptop sort of like media player connected to a TV. For now, I can just switch to external VGA display after the OS boots. I want to remove ...
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New EEE-PC 901 replacement screen has display is not working properly

I recently bought a replacement screen for Asus EEE 901 Laptop as old screen had a crack. Now the problem is the replacement screen doesn't work. I switch back to broken screen and it was fine. ...
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Asus Taichi won't detect second display

It worked great for about a week. Now when you hit the magic button and the software pops up the displays aren't available. When I try to launch Asus Screen Share, I get the following error: ...
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A display driver has stopped working and has been recovered issue

I got this issue today where the computer first began to 'hang' and then the screen momentarily turned black and came back again with a pop up saying that the display driver stopped working and has ...
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What will put more strain on eyes? 19“ Monitor or 15” Laptop screen? [closed]

I have purchased 19" Dell Square Monitor (E1690S) with 1280x1024 resolution, so that I can easily look at the Source Code at a glance in Visual Studio and read other things well. But, I am wondering, ...
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6 monitor setup via ExpressCard using ViDock with External graphics card on T420s

I am planning on getting a 6 monitor setup for my home office. The problem is, I want to use those monitors with my Lenovo Thinkpad T420s. The T420s supports only 3 external monitors by itself. ...
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Laptop display twisting

Recently I've noticed this on 2 laptops that I own: The hinges on the lcd pivot are quite stiff; so when opening the display from the corner extremities, that corner of the screen twists backwards ...
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Share laptop monitor to another laptop monitor

I know how to share laptop monitor to second monitor if second monitor dosn't belong to another laptop. But in a trip I often have 2 laptops. So how to connect them to work comfortable with 2 monitors ...
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Black screen on laptop but OS boots

I have a 4 year old Compaq c700 laptop running Ubuntu. The problem is that one day the screen suddenly went dark, but the OS still boots up fine. Then I did not use the laptop for a month. After a ...
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Linux Laptop External VGA output is out of range

A friend gave me his old laptop because it's back-light gave out. Up until now I've been using it as a text based linux but I would like to revive it's ability to do graphics. With experimentation I ...
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3 Monitors on Dell Latitude E6520 (NVidia NVS4200M) Display Keeps Disconnecting

I am trying to setup my Latitude E6520 with 3 monitors, 2 External and laptop display. THe setup should be as follows: Primary - Laptop (1920x1080) - Embedded Secondary - Acer X233H (1920x1080) ...
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High resolution monitor (2560x1440) to NVIDIA 9700M with HDMI

I have an Acer Aspire-8930G laptop and I want to connect it to my 27" screen. The graphic card is NVIDIA 9700M, which supposedly supports up to two screens with 2560x1440 resolution. The laptop has ...
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Adjusting laptop display brightness doesn't work in Linux Mint 14

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my Samsung R580 laptop. The Fn-keys worked out of the box, I can switch screens, adjust volume and so on. When I try to adjust the brightness (Fn + ↑/↓), the ...
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Can i upgrade my laptop's screen with a different laptop's screen?

I have a Samsung notebook with a 14" 1366x768 resolution screen.I have found a replacement laptop site that sells Samsung 14" 1600x900 screen with the same connector type. Can this be done?
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How do I use an Ubuntu laptop as an external monitor for a Mac?

The main machine that I'm using is a Mac, and the other one is a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu. Does anyone have an idea how to use the Ubuntu laptop as a second monitor?
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Is it possible to connect a standard resolution Laptop to an external HD Display LED Monitor?

I am having an Acer Aspire 5920 notebook with the following details: Display resolution: Display: 15.4" Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, WXGA (220-nit), 1280 x 800 Resolution Port for External Display: ...
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Whether i could use my laptop's monitor as mac mini's output display

I have a laptop(Acer 4743) and a mac mini 2012,Now i want to use laptop's LCD monitor as mac mini's output display, I know this maybe sound weird,But does anybody done this before or anybody know if ...
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Macbook Pro (SantaRosa) internal display not detected by graphics card, external monitor OK

My MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz, Santa Rosa with infamous nVidia card) acts strange. It shows the normal gray screen with Apple logo and animation flawlessly during start up but the internal display goes ...
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Turning display off makes CPU burn up and fan gets really loud on sony laptop with windows 8

My laptop display will turn off for two reasons: Either I leave my computer idle and the display automatically turns off, or I close my lid and then just the display turns off. When I am using it, my ...
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Force the computer to always use current display settings

So I'm having a terrible black screen problem with my new installation of Windows 8. The screen basically goes to black every time I turn it on or sleep, or connect to an external or monitor. I dont ...
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Salvaging screen or keyboard from an old Toshiba T3200 laptop [closed]

I've got an old Toshiba T3200 laptop from 1987 (specs here) which I haven't been using for years since it's really loud and has a whooping 12 MHz i286 which means no Linux. On top of that the floppy ...
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How do I connect 2 monitors to a laptop? Hdmi/ Vga Doubts

I currently have one monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI. My laptop only carrys 1 hdmi port, but it also has VGA port. Can i connect a second monitor to the VGA port? Will their be any real ...
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Laptop GPU and external monitors

I have a 14" Laptop with an Intel HD 4000 and nVidia GT 620m, I was wondering if I used an external monitor, would it stress the GPU's since the external screen is twice as big? I bought a laptop and ...
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Does a computer screen consume more power to display black or white? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it save battery to have your desktop background set on a dark color? Is there considerable energy saving using a black background on my website? My VAIO advised ...
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Samsung “Smart stay” for Windows laptop [closed]

Samsung uses technology named "Smart stay" on their Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S III): It waits till you're asleep: the screen maintains a bright display as long as you're looking at it. ...
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Bright 2x2 pixel spot on laptop display

I have a Samsung NP550P5C laptop with a problem on the display I've never seen before: it has a 2x2 pixel area that is considerably brighter than the rest of the screen area. Here's a closeup: The ...
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Windows 7 laptop screen stays blank after unplugging external monitor

I have an HP ProBook 4730s with ATI video card (don't know the exact type atm). At work I use an external monitor. But when I booted my PC today the screen stayed bank during the entire boot process ...
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Does a graphics card have separate processers for internal and external displays?

I have a high end Dell Inspiron laptop with 1 GB ATI Radeon graphics card. Because of some problem, the LED screen of the laptop is malfunctioning -- it works sometimes, and other times it abruptly ...
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Maintain selection of external HDMI monitor

I currently have my laptop connected to my (external) HDMI monitor through a HDMI switcher. When the switcher is changed from the HDMI channel of my laptop, the laptop detects it as a disconnect ...
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Laptop with dead gfx chip, setup to be headless?

I have a laptop with a fried graphics processor. The computer will boot up, but nothing shows up on the screen. After investigating, this model of laptop has had issues with its graphics processor ...
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Lower backlight brightness further on Lenovo Y570 running Windows 7

Is there any way to lower the brightness further than the minimum brightness setting? I would like to not have my retinas burned at night. If there is no solution to lowering the backlight, then is ...
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Plug a laptop without a screen to tv?

I have this old laptop with a half broken screen(hp 8510w). I tried to plug to my tv (LG Flatron M2780D). I used HDMI without any problem, except the tv detected automatically the laptop only once ...
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How do I connect the screen of a laptop as an external display?

I do not want to use a functional laptop as a display. I have a brand new replacement screen for a laptop that I would like to mod into my desktop computer case. I want to connect it to the computer ...
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display in monitor has turned pink

I have a HP Compaq presario Notebook with Windows 7 loaded. My monitor screen has suddenly gone haywire. there are horizontal green lines whizzing past when i start the machine and afterwards ...
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Dell D630 New LCD (NO BIOS DISPLAY, Windows display OK)

I got a replacement LCD panel for a Dell D630 and installed it. After reading some of the posts here this was a risky proposition, I know that now. The problem is that the BIOS does NOT display with ...
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My acer netbook screen is white [closed]

I dropped my acer netbook and now the screen is white. I can hook my comp up to another monitor and that works but the acer screen is just white light. Is it an expensive fix?
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What are the white spot on my Laptop LCD screen?

Today, I've cleaned my laptop screen and noticed white spot that can be seen behind a white background pixels. There are about 3 or 4 of these little spot on the right and left side of screen. It ...
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connect 2 external monitors keeping laptop display also open?

I actually have 2 questions: Question 1: At work I have 2 monitors and I have connected it to my laptop using: 1st monitor with HDMI port 2nd monitor with vga port Now by doing this although I ...
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Output Selection key on Laptop causes error

On my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1440, the key that I use to select the output selection settings (For example, whether or not to display the laptop screen when using a projector) creates an incredible ...
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Is it possible to run a laptop which can't display anything?

I have a laptop with a busted up graphics card. However I'm pretty sure that the rest of it works just fine. I was wondering if it was possible to use it as a home server and how I would do that given ...
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where is the backlight in laptop screen, physically?

if I were to take laptop screen apart, would the backlight be a long, thin gadget along one of the edges, like maybe the bottom edge of the screen? Or is "backlight" actually a matrix of light ...
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Random red lines on Sony VAIO display

I've got a Sony VAIO VGN-AR78E, and it worked fine until last week the screen started showing random lines when watching full screen videos. After a couple of days if wouldn't even turn on, so I ...
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How to set the laptop screen brightness programatically?

I'm currently migrating to openbox without gnome session. In unity i can use the vendor keys to set the screen brightness, but in openbox I'm on my own. /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness ...
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When replacing a laptop screen, can only the right OEM screens be used?

Suppose we try to install a screen of the wrong brand (e.g. one that is smaller or equal to the correct size). Suppose further that we somehow beat the mechanical/physical connection aspect of it into ...
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3D Laptop Monitors

The laptop* I'm currently considering buying is only available with a 3D screen. I plan to use this machine for nothing more than software development and some web browsing. My question is, is there ...