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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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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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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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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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What kind of laptop can handle extremely harsh conditions? [closed]

A friend of mine does animal research in the rainforest. She wants to show videos to animals and analyze their behavior. She is looking into laptops or convertible tablets to use there. The most ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a way to connect Dell Latitude E4310 with one VGA to 2 external monitors without using docking station? [duplicate]

Is there a way to connect Dell Latitude E4310 with one VGA to 2 external monitors without using a docking station?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung “Smart stay” for Windows laptop

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't set screen brightness in Gentoo system

My system: Linux gentoo 3.10.7-gentoo-r1 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216M [GeForce GT 240M] (rev a2) output of xbacklight: No outputs have backlight property output of xrandr: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 - seriously - and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which laptops use the same displays as MacBooks? [closed]

In reviews, Apple's MacBooks always get very good ratings for their displays. As far as I know Apple uses LG and Samsung displays for most of their products. How can I find out which displays the ...