Stands for Liquid Crystal Display and is now the defacto standard type of computer monitor.

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LCD Lifespan: Does “frequently” (10 times a day) turning on/off LCD shortens its lifespan (especially in winter)?

By default Windows 7 turns of (stand by) monitor every 20 minutes. So I guess, it should be OK to turn off LCD (manually push the power button) when I need to leave for over 20 minutes. In this ...
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Why does this image cause screen flickering?

Image from Avast! software overlay on desktop: http://i.stack.imgur.com/1e5iP.png Image from SteamCommunity website (most pronounced around the second horizontal gray divider): ...
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What's wrong with this screen

I have a Samsung netbook N130, out of warranty. One day a kid sat on it and since then the display on the monitor is split horizontally. Each half is a duplicate of the other as you can see on these ...
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VGA-out problem on Packard Bell Ipower 5243

I've got an old Packard Bell Ipower 5243 laptop. The screen is broken but the VGA-out port still works... kind of. See: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And I have no idea what the cause is. ...
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LCD screen has rainbow pattern

My laptop, which recently has been experiencing RAM related problems, is now also having LCD issues. The screen get a vertical rainbow pattern randomly in Windows and sometimes when booting: Is ...
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How to fix Dell 2408WFP LCD making high pitch noise?

I have two Dell 2408WFP LCD monitors that I purchased new a bit over 2 years ago. One of them suddenly started making a fairly loud high pitch noise after turning it on. As well there was a noticeable ...
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New monitor doesn't display text the same as old monitor

I've just purchased a new Samsung Syncmaster PX2370 and it doesn't seem to be displaying text the same way as my old Apple monitor. On the Apple monitor text looks a little stronger and more detailed ...
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Non-refreshing displays?

Are there any display/monitor technologies available or in the works that do not constantly refresh the screen? Ie, the individual pixels only change when there is a change to be made, rather than ...
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Why do moving lines become fuzzy on my monitor?

I recently got a new notebook. With moving images there are some graphical issues, and I'd like to know what causes them. None of my earlier monitors exhibited similar issues. Moving high contrast ...
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Ubuntu is not detecting my LCD properly , how do I fix the problem?

I want to reduce the brightness of my monitor as per my wish . But ubuntu System->Prefernce->Monitor doesn't have options and I think that coz it uses generic drivers . How do I fix this problem ? ...
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Antec Fusion Black (iMON) LCD won't turn off on system shutdown, blacklight is still on, and I cant suspend either

I've been struggling a while with getting the iMON LCD/IR-receiver on my Antec Fusion Black case to shutdown together with the system (XBMC Live 10 - Ubuntu based). But it won't. When it's turned off ...
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Best monitor for reading [closed]

Will response rate make a difference? What is good brightness? What is a good contrast ratio? Definitely there are other things to look for, so please give me your opinion. Also, what screen size is ...
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Problem with my laptop screen

My laptop screen is capable of 1440 x 900, which is what it is set to right now. If I set it lower than that, it becomes horribly blurred; why is that? Is it a screen problem or a video card problem ...
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Is it safe to keep speakers behind a monitor

Currently my Computer is kept on a small table. The Speakers are kept behind my monitor (LCD). So is it safe to play a song or something on high volume (with high bass) ? Will it affect my LCD ? My ...
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What to keep in mind when choosing an external monitor for a laptop

Never had an external monitor on a laptop before, so I'm exploring uncharted waters here. What should one keep in mind when choosing an external monitor for a laptop? I have a HP 6715s laptop, with a ...
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Can you bring LCD monitors from the Nothern Hemisphere to the Southern?

In the old days, when CRTs ruled, I remember that monitors were manufactured specifically for the location in the world in which they were to be sold. Amongst other things, the Earths magnetic field ...
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Laptop Touch-pad stops working after reattaching parts

I was trying to replace my LCD screen for the first time, and it was a very hard process to do. I had to unscrew everything from the bottom of the laptop (Ram, HD, etc) and detach everything that was ...
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laptop screen flickers and goes blank

My laptop screen flickers and goes black. I can hear start up music in the background so i know there is something wrong with the display. I am confused if i should try to replace LCD Inverter or ...
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Is there any benefit to buy 24 inch monitor over 21.5 inch monitor if resolution is same?

If resolution is same for different sized monitor then is it wise to go for cheapest? Is there any benefit to buy 24 inch monitor over 21.5 inch monitor if resolution is same?
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Good Alternative to VeeBeam [closed]

I am in he process of setting up stations in several conference rooms to allow users to bring laptops and easily connect to either a projector or large LCD. Challenges: Must be driverless, or ...
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Why does my new LED LCD TV look worse than my CCFL LCD monitor?

At work we wanted a large 1920 x 1080 monitor to use with a certain program. Since monitors with this resolution seem to currently stop at 24", we went for a LCD TV so that we could have 26", and in ...
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Are screensavers relevant anymore?

I have an LCD monitor,and from what I've read from the Wikipedia article,they only protect CRT and plasma monitors which means that LCD monitors are not vulnerable to phosphor burn-in like those ...
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Use Laptop A with windows 7 as a monitor for Laptop B with windows xp pro & broken screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Use laptop A's LCD as secondary monitor for laptop B Can I use a laptop as Second monitor Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I ...
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Attaching LCD monitor to UPS - output waveform matters or not?

I've got a quite expensive LCD monitor (~$1000) and I wish to protect it from instabilities in the power line. So I intend to get a UPS for it. I see two types of UPS devices which differ on the ...
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Why do LCD screens need a backlight? (seriously)

Bear with me on this, I'm well aware that most LCDs have backlights. But what if, they DIDN'T? I spend long hours in front of a screen and I hate the concept of staring into a lightbulb all the time ...
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After my laptop wakes up from sleeping/hibernating, the LCD/brightness is very low. How can I set it to default?

In Power Management Preferences, On AC Power tab, I have brightness to 100%. "Dim display when idle" is not checked. I know for sure my LCD brightness is capable of going higher, because if I hit Fn ...
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Blinking Desktop LCD Screen

I have Blinking Desktop LCD Screen I managed to find on the net that the problem is the backlight (LEDs). I disassembled the LCD. It look like this: Is their anything that I can do to fix my ...
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Replacing the LCD panel in a laptop

Yesterday, I was cleaning up and dropped my Asus Eee 1005PE. The screen is cracked inside (i.e., cracks are visible only when on), and no longer works properly. I booted up with another monitor ...
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Lenovo G530 laptop screen flicker

I have a Lenovo G530 laptop that has an issue with screen flicker that is getting worse. The computer screen will start going thru a crazy screen flicker then will stop and start again. I have ...
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Monitor don't display anything after I connect PC to LCD TV

I have a 19" samsung monitor and a LCD TV. Firstly, I connect my pc to LCD TV with vga cable. Then I unpluged cabble and connect it to my monitor. But now I can't see anything on the monitor. Do ...
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Very strange monitor problem (cannot describe in words!)

I have a bizarre problem with my Hyundai W240D monitor, I have it connected to my video card via a DVI to HDMI adaptor and then via a long HDMI cable. I also have a HP ZR24w monitor connected the same ...
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Is my Thinkpad's screen broken or is it me?

So I've bought Thinkpad Edge 14. A fine machine in many areas, BUT! I hate its display. The things flickers! It's like having a CRT with too low frequency. If I wave my hand in front of it, I see the ...
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Possible causes for a vertical stripe randomly blinking on a laptop screen?

For the last couple of days my laptop's screen has been showing a 1 pixel vertical stripe, bright green, appearing at random times but always in the same position. Stays there for some minutes, starts ...
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Can I replace a laptop screen with one of a different resolution?

I have a laptop with a busted screen, so I am going to install a replacement. Does the replacement screen have to be the same resolution as the original?
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Energy efficient CRT, LCD, LED?

Not intended for subjective or argumentative replies but i wanted to know in order to save some electricity bills which monitor is going to be best bet. LED monitors are currently not available in ...
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Connect 1080p LCD monitor to 1280x800 laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with 1280x800 resolution. If I buy a 1080p LCD monitor can the resolution of the monitor be utilized if I connect it to my laptop?
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What is the difference between LCD/DLP/HD Projectors?

What are the differences between LCD/DLP/HD projectors? Which one would you recommend to hook up to a computer to do light-duty projection - e.g. light video, web-browsing, etc?
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monitor not bright enough

I have an acer 19in desktop LCD. I have the brightness all the way up to 100 and contrast at 80. If I increase the contrast it'll look strange and washed out. But comparing websites to my ipad and ...
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screen is dimmed when running VLC (on desktop, not battery related!)

when i play movies in VLC, the screen is dimmed. most of the google search results are related to battery/power management in laptops, or to ubuntu. my desktop computer doesn't have battery, it's ...
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High pitched whine coming from my monitor

I have a cheap LCD monitor (I-Inc) which works fine except for the speakers. There is an extremely annoying buzzing whining high-pitched hum coming from the speakers. It stops when I unplug the audio ...
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Replaced laptop screen, now the displayed resolution is wrong but should not be

I replaced a laptop screen in a Dell Vostro 1520. Both the old and new screens are 1440x900 resolution as confirmed by part numbers but new screen is glossy the old one is matt - with slightly ...
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“Fixing” a dropped LCD screen

This morning I dropped my laptop, and as a result have the image below. Is there anything I can do to at least be able to see the screen without having to plug it in to an external monitor?
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Vertical lines on netbook LCD display--fixable? Cause?

I have an Asus Eee PC 1000HA netbook, which I've been happy with for years. Lately there have been some vertical blue lines in the upper-right quadrant of the display. They don't show up on screen ...
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Getting more screen resolution options for an IBM X31 with an external monitor

I have an IBM X31 running Windows 7. I recently tried to connect to it to a 17" LCD monitor, but the screen looked odd. When I looked at the settings, it seemed to be set at a rather odd resolution, ...
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LCD monitor flicker on one monitor in dual-monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup, one monitor is a new LCD widescreen, the other is a old square LCD monitor, before I got the new one I would always fix the flicker by setting the refresh rate to 75Hz, ...
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How do I know if a LCD is compatible with my Laptop?

I have a Dell Precision M65 and I need to change de LCD. ¿Where do I find if certain LCD of another laptop is compatible? I see some "compatible" LCDs in Internet but I am not really sure.
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Laptop LCD replacement

Hey I have just replaced the LCD in my HP nx6125 laptop with one out of a Toshiba A60 which is the same resolution etc but I get this weird issue on the right hand side where it repeats a column of ...
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Problem with ASUS V2S lcd screen - Inverter or Lcd screen?

I'm pretty worried about my Asus V2S Laptop. I don't know what is wrong? Reading in web, I think it could be the inverter board or the lcd screen itself (Review the flex cable, and it's ok). Here I ...
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Unknown Line on LCD

There is a Unknown Line going across (not straight though) my screen and the color display on the line is slightly different than other area of the monitor, hence it is very much visible . Its ...
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LCD only turn on in hot weather

I have an LG LCD and when the weather is cold it will take a long time to turn on and I need to turn on and turn off several times before the image appears. When I'm doing this the image appears for ...