Use for questions concerning the built-in primary display of a laptop, tablet, or other portable computer. For questions about a separate display device connected to a laptop, use the [external-display] tag.

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How can I determine what is wrong with my laptop screen?

In order to obtain a normal level of brightness/contrast I have to slightly twist the screen, otherwise an array of GPU artifacts tend to appear on the screen, sometimes. I know, this sounds insane. ...
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How can I check if it's my LCD or the LCD Cable that's Faulty?

My Dell Inspiron N5110‘s LCD Display went completely white two days ago. I was using NotePad++, when all of a sudden the image on the screen began disappearing. The way it disappeared was from top to ...
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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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Switch between the display of multiple monitors

I've got Windows 10 and a Intel graphic card. Sometimes I have to connect various monitors to my laptop and I don't always have a clear view of all of them. Is it possible to have the option to see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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No “Extra Large icons” on High DPI laptop (Win)

I have a high DPI laptop (3200x1800, 13" screen. Hardware is Lenovo Yoga2Pro), which I hate for these reasons. My specific question is about the size of thumbnail icons in native Windows (10). The ...
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Laptop LCD T-Con

Is the t-con (timing control) board for a laptop lcd panel built into the panel itself, or is it a separate part that can be replaced like it is in televisions and desktop monitors? From what I can ...
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How to troubleshoot a non-functional laptop

Laptop model: HP Pavilion G7 Symptom(s): The screen refuses to work. Once turned on, nothing happens. What I've tried: I've plugged it in to an external monitor to verify display functionality, ...
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DisplayPort, Intel 5500, MST: Can I daisy chain 2 x 2560x1440 and 1x 1920x1080 displays?

I have a Thinkpad T450s laptop. It comes with Intel 5500 graphics and a displayport 1.2 (don't think it's 1.3). I'm trying to figure out if I can add 2 screens @ 2560x1440 and retain the laptop ...
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Flickering laptop screen when hot - cause?

What could be the cause of a flickering screen every minute or so like the picture below? Flickering seems to get worse when hot (usually into an hour of gaming CPU 100C, GPU 85C max). Adjusting ...
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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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Lenovo Y570 - Better performance when outputting to an external monitor

To make this simple: When I try to play Overwatch (or any game, using Overwatch as the example) on my Lenovo Y570 on its own LCD, it averages about 30 FPS, with the sound quality going down with it, ...
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Turn off laptop display while working remotely

Is it possible somehow to turn off laptop display while working on laptop remotely? I know someone would say: Close the lid but i can't do it. I just want to have the same effect like my lid is ...
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how to change icon size according to laptop mode?

I have a Lenovo Yoga pro 2, and Windows 8 as OS. My PC has 3 types of mode - laptop, tablet ant tent. I know how to change in general the size of the icons. Can I automatically change the size of ...
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Colorful dots on laptop screen

I have a Dell laptop 3510 model and it has a weird issue. As soon as it boots up it alternates between black and colorful dotted screen and then it turns off. And in this time everything else stops ...
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Would my display be usable after removing touch screen glass?

I have a zenbook pro ux501vw and find the display unusably reflective at times. I also don't use the touchscreen at all, so it occurred to me that it might be possible to simply remove the glass, ...
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Toshiba Satellite S75D-A7272 screen black

My laptop got wet and wasn't turning on whatsoever, so I replaced the motherboard. It now turns on, but the screen is black. I've tried doing a cmos reset (holding the power button for 60 seconds ...
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Notebook screen: Coloured noise on grey background

TL;DR I see on grey-ish backgrounds a coloured noise. Sometimes it flickers. (See attached screenshot) I own a Lenovo Y500 gaming notebook. Over the lifetime of the device I modified tow things: I ...
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Change display image position on Windows using an nVidia card

I am using a resolution less then the native resolution of my laptop monitor and would like to specify the position (h-pos and v-pos) of the display image on my screen freely. I am using Windows and ...
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Laptop screen flickers but more in the night

Asus VivoBook S301LA running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit The problem mainly occurs on websites which are graphic/image intensive. The problem mainly occurs in the night. I may have a flickr an hour in the ...
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Display issue: how to tell it's hardware related?

The issue is that a portion of display on my laptop flashes not-so-dense green dirty things. Like few scattered pixelsflash green lights for few seconds and goes away. It happens unpredictably. How ...
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Acer X193W monitor keeps displaying “no signal” after connecting it to laptop's HDMI port

I've had a 19" Acer X193W monitor lying around for a while now since my desktop PC crashed, so today I decided to have the monitor as an external display for my laptop. I went out to get an HDMI to ...
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Extend Windows7 Laptop Screen to Samsung Android Phone

Did some digging, found a bunch of apps that claim to do this, but none are free and all have compatibility issues (some issues listed in app reviews specifically mention my video card). I am ...
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Removing Multiple Volume/Brightness Graphics

So after upgrading to Windows 10 (x64), I am encountering a situation where I get two different graphics when adjusting volume or brightness on my 2010 Samsung Q430 Laptop: The graphic on the left ...
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How do I get my faulty display cable (and display) to work reliably?

I have a HP g4 laptop with a faulty screen. The screen is normally blank, but flickers back to life if I press the right side of the display(from the back) and slightly bend the entire display ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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My graphics quality changes when I unplug the power. How can I prevent that?

When the computer is plugged in, I have good graphics colours. However, when I unplug and the computer switches to battery power, I have a nearly yellow coloured screen. I want to keep good graphics ...
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Laptop screen driver crash? Bad display, shows in 6 parts

I was browsing the internet, and suddenly the screen became black, PC rebooted itself, and the display went bad, and shown in 6 parts: Is there any way to fix it? It is trying to make some "...