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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 ...
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Do I need a new video cable when upgrading my laptop screen to a higher resolution?

My Acer AS7750G-6662 has an LP173WD1(TL)(A3) 1600x900 screen, and I was considering upgrading to 1920x1200. It looks like the video card should support that resolution. I got help to determine a ...
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Strange laptop LCD failure

Last week, my laptop display unexpectedly decided to go haywire while it was switching graphic cards (going from ATI Radeon to Intel GMA). Now the image is displayed "right-to-left" instead of the ...
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Laptop screen keeps switching off

Laptop screen keeps switching off, so I have plugged in a monitor which has been working fine. I tried to start the laptop screen which I did yesterday but somehow I think I have made the laptop ...
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Half of the screen is black

I was playing chicken invaders, suddenly the screen flashed and it made the game quit. Now the screen looks like this: Half of the screen is black, nothing can be done from display menu, it shows ...
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Will a laptop work in temperatures below freezing point?

My employer needs me to do some field work that will take place outside in temperatures up to -20C. I will use 2 Dell laptops, 1 Acer netbook and 1 Samsung netbook. The laptops will be started and ...
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Thinkpad T60 display has suddenly gone dim

I have an IBM Thinkpad T60 2007 laptop with a 14-inch 1024x768 screen. Some time ago on one occasion I turned it on, Windows booted without any problems, but in the exact moment I plugged in my webcam ...
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Laptop screen brightness doesn't change when i change it using windows power options

I have a Hasee FU505 laptop it came with a Linux Red flag OS, i removed the Linux and installed a Windows seven instead, the Hasee website provide drivers only for windows vista, i downloaded these ...
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HP Laptop - Black screen when turned on everything else is working

I have HP Pavilion DV4T-2100 model running windows 7. Today when I turn it on I got black screen and it is not showing anything at all. Everything else is working. I can hear fan noise, LEDs lights ...
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Are there any compatibility issues with 3D enabled grahics cards and big screen TVs?

I am looking at maybe getting a big screen TV for the sole purpose of gaming and am willing to drop $1k+. Time to bust out the ol' Best Buy cedit card (love the interest rate). However, I feel that I ...
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VAIO VPC-SA with i915 driver display blink/noise

I have a VAIO VPC-SA laptop, with an Ubuntu 11.4 installed. The problem lies in the strange screen blinking/noise which is mostly noticeable in grey gradients and causes eyes fatigue and pain after ...
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Dell Vostro 2510 Screen Brightness adjustment gone after re-install

I wiped XP off my laptop and installed Windows 7. It is beautiful! But, I have now lost a number of adjustment settings, most importantly the ability to press Fn + Up and Down arrows to adjust ...
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blurry text and images in Dell studio laptop

I have Dell studio laptop 1558. When I use IE or Chrome to browse internet, I see the texts and images blurry. However, the texts in windows explorer is sharp. I am using windows 7 home edition. The ...
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Compaq Presario CQ40 Hardware Problem

i have this Compaq Presario CQ40 Laptop and when i turned on the machine, it shows no display, it seems no interaction with the monitor. And there's a led that continuously blinking 4 times then pause ...
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Laptop screen won't turn on

Sometimes when I press the power button, the laptop screen won't turn on. After trying on/off a few times with power button, I give it a few hard punches on its back, and then it eventually turns on! ...
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Wireless VGA adapter

Is there such a thing as a wireless VGA adapter that does not need drivers or software. This would need to be connected to a TV from a laptop and display the desktop. Effectively it would be like a ...
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How can I run my HP Pavillion dv4000 laptop with VGA output only (using Win XP)?

I'd like to use my old HP Pavillion dv4000 laptop as a media server by connecting it to a large monitor but I don't really want to have the laptop screen showing output. The screen properties dialog ...
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Can Only Extend to External Monitor

I am trying to figure out how to make my external monitor the default display. I am able to connect the laptop with VGA to the monitor and extend display. But when I try to show desktop only on ...
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Difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor

Is there a difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor? or are they the same that is good for the eyes
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How can we increase secondary screen resolution from 1280x 800 to 1920x1080 for an LCD TV?

My company had a 42" LCD TV with softward to connect a laptop for projection of images onto the TV. Our company laptops all have native screen resolution of 1280x800. We recently purchased a 55" LCD ...
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Screen flicks in MSI CR420

I bought MSI CR420. It came with DOS. I installed win7 ultimate in it. Then installed the graphics driver (intel GMA HD) and after that it started showing some lines on my lapy's screen. I thought it ...
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horizontal lines on laptop display

This laptop is not even 1 month old. Why am I seeing horizontal lines on the display? Is it normal? I'm using it for more than 6 hours a day. The gray horizontal line shows up immediately after ...