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Windows 8 screen goes black after a minute

My laptop screen goes black after about a minute of inactivity. I've already tried setting the Screen Saver to anything other than Blank and increasing the Wait but it still keeps happening. Also ...
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Linux Mint 16 Laptop Brightness Issues

Linux Mint 16 Petra 32bit(Xfce) - Sony Viao (Laptop) Model: VGNFS980 I have no 'function key' functionality to control brightness... When I first booted the live version, the brightness was OK. Upon ...
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My Acer Aspire V5 571 laptop powers on but the screen remains blank

I was on Skype on a hot day inside the house yesterday and our 6 month old laptop just went blank but still powers on. I can turn it off by holding the power button for a length of time.
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How do I test the motherboard on a laptop with a broken screen?

I've got an Easynote LJ71 which I've been tasked with repairing. The screen appears to be dead. The machine powers on, but the screen does not. I can't even see a tonal change like the screen going ...
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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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Laptop screen goes white

My laptop screen goes white if I push the screen little behind. It comes back to normal if I pull the screen little forward. What would be the issue?
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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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Does Centos 6 and gnome support i7 hardware?

I have installed Centos 6 on a new HP laptop HP PROBOOK 430G1. While booting I see the message Detected CPU model 6 family 69 *unsupported hardware device : Intel CPU model* Inspite of Centos ...
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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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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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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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Display won't turn off, Turns black Instead Lenovo ThinkPad W540

In my power setting, my display should turn off after a minute, when this amount of time elapses, the display is still on but showing black screen instead of turning off. How Can I solve this? ...
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Bottom half of laptop screen occasionally flickering black. Size of black area varies

I just bought a new laptop the other day. Lenovo Yoga 2 13. During use, the lower half of the screen is turning black. It's almost like a pop up in that it appears, and any interaction with the ...
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Check Signal Cable

Trying to setup my laptop to have a duel screen by connecting from HP 15 to Samsung SyncMaster 740N. When I turn on the Samsung Monitor is says "Check Signal Cable." Anyone know how to solve this ...
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Dell studio laptop shows white screen only

I have a dell studio laptop. My screen shows white screen and on pressing with fingers on some parts of the screen, the display comes back but has some lining. Do I need to replace the screen totally ...
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Acer Aspire 5742 - Black screen on boot

Having trouble with an Acer Aspire 5742. After pressing the power button the screen backlight comes on but it stays black. The Windows(7) chime sounds and when plugged into an external VGA display ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu black screen

I have a problem with my HP G72 laptop with Intel HD Graphics integrated GPU while running any Ubuntu-based Linux distro. It always boots with a black screen (if booting without nomodeset option). I ...
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Original cracked laptop screen works. New one goes off after a minute

I have cracked screen on Lenovo S400. With this cracked screen, laptop works as excepted. When I install replacement screen, laptop works for about a minute and then the display goes black. It is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laptop screen turns off after startup after previously being connected to external monitor

I usually connect my laptop to a monitor, so I have 2 screens to work with. Yesterday, I went out to another city with my laptop. When I turned it on, the screen showed the Windows 7 startup as usual, ...
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Brightness adjustment on laptop

I have an acer aspire 5738z with a display problem. When i increase brightness for more than 40% the display goes black but not entierly black. When i dim the brightness to the initial level, the ...
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My Acer E1 534 laptop screen is black when i turn it on

I tried putting a bright light on it to test whether the back lights are damaged, switched around the ram and drained the battery on motherboard but still nothing, what do i do.
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Why does my laptop screen goes black for about a 0.5-1 second spuriously?

I have a ASUS ROG G750JS-DS71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 870M Graphics. Drivers are up-to-date. It is about 6 months old and has been doing this for a while. I'm accustomed to seeing ...
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Screen brightness

I bought a new Core i7 HP Pavilion 15-r122ne with Windows 8.1 preinstalled and Nvidia Graphics. I am new to Windows 8. When I am using laptop on battery and I launch different apps or pages the ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop LCD only works when cold

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E laptop that has an unusual screen issue. It works fine initially for around 10-30 seconds when first switched on, then the screen freezes, a white "mist" quickly builds up ...
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My Dell Latitude E6420 won't start up

When I turn on my laptop it stops shortly after it turns on and displays nothing at all but it lights up the screen. I tried the BIST which it appears there's nothing wrong there. I hooked up my ...
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Dell laptop screen black on boot, even Dell logo at Bios boot not shown

I have a Dell N5010 laptop. I recently got my motherboard changed from a local repair shop. Ever since I started using the new motherboard, it so happens that every other day when I switch on the ...
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ubuntu installer run on debian wheeze

I have found some intel video drivers for my asus laptop "Integrated Intel® HD Graphics" but intel provided installers which are dedicated for fedora and ubuntu only; so my question is... can I ...
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Screen goes blank on Boot-up

I have an Acer 4810TZG laptop running Windows 7 Home. When I boot up everything is fine up til the time I come to the password screen. I enter the password and the screen goes blank and stays blank. ...
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Lenovo G570 Windows 7 64 bit Laptop Not Starting

I have a lenovo g570 laptop dual booting with windows 7 and linux mint. Couple of days back when I was working on Windows my display driver (amd radeon 6370m) crashed. After some time it again crashed ...
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Fn key for turning the display off, doesn't work properly

I have an Asus K45VD. When I changed my windows from 7 to 8, the Fn keys didn't work at all. and after some researches, I found the answer and installed the right ATK or something and the Fn keys ...
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Flickering/flashing screen on laptop when using HDMI-splitter

I have a new laptop and I've connected it to a HDMI-splitter because I want to mirror the laptop screen on to two separate tv's. Both are connected through 15 m HDMI-Cables but goes together in a ...
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Laptop screen doesn't come back on after opening lid

The problem I am having is that when I close the lid on my laptop just to put the computer down for a minute and then open it back up the screen is just black, the backlighting comes on, but it's like ...
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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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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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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 ...