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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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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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White-Black dot on Laptop Display

I have noticed a dot on my laptop screen. The behaviour of this dot is changing under different background colors. I just want to know if this is a DEAD PIXEL of anything else and is there any fix for ...
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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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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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Why does my laptop screen occasionally flicker? [closed]

I use an Asus Ultrabook UX301L with Windows 8.1. Everything works except sometimes very short moments the screen flickers and just once. Then it can take hours or days until I see it flicker again. ...
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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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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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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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2 displays detected on ThinkPad T400

I want to ask if somebody know why there are 2 internal displays detected on my ThinkPad T400 on Win 8.1. I don't remember if it detect 2 displays also on other systems but I think yes. It brings a ...
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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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Screen flickering then driver crashing when using dual monitors on laptop

I've had an ASUS N55SL-DS71 for a few years now. It has an i7-2670QM with Intel Graphics 3000 and an Nvidia GT 635M 2G. I generally use it with two external monitors attached and the laptop screen ...
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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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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 [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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Hijack laptop's display, connect to PC [duplicate]

My son has a PC with no monitor, and an OLD laptop (circa 2002). They both support VGA. Is there an easy way to connect the PC to the laptop such that the PC displays on the laptop's screen? So ...
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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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How to make sure display of laptop is actually matte?

I am trying to find acceptable configuration of Lenovo Y50-70 on Amazon. How to be 100% sure that display is FullHD, IPS and matte? What words / terms describe that? Any examples? What about this ...
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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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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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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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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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Switching between Video Adapters in a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop

I have a Win 7 Latitude E6530, which includes a discrete graphics card (nVidia MVS 5200M), normally connected via the Port Replicator to 2 external monitors (Dell U2410 + Dell 2001FP) both via DVI. ...
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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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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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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 ...