Liquid crystal display; the type of display panel used in almost all computer monitors today.

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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 ...
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How to make NVIDIA driver recognize my non-original LCD in Linux?

My laptop's screen was broken and I went to replace it with a new one, which is not made by lenovo and apparently have something different from the original one. It seems that the NVIDIA driver for ...
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See-through windows on a Dell LCD?

At work I have a Dell 2001FP monitor hooked up to my MacBook. I usually keep my email clients and TweetDeck up on it. I've noticed that when I drag a window over an email client window, the text in ...
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Want to have two screens side-by-side [closed]

Currently I'm using a laptop with a 15" screen, and since I'm going to buy a new PC anyway I decided to stop that pain and try out a dual-screen setup. Now I'm unsure about various of the new ...
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Relation between LCD best resolution and actual font size (pixel)

Where can we find a table with LCD size and best resolution? Like this wiki page. It's good, but when I only know the LCD monitor is 22", it's hard to find what exactly resolution should I use. Also, ...
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Acer 3810T Black Screen of Death - Just a dead LCD backlight, way to fix?

I have an Acer Aspire 3810T and I recently encountered the black screen of death. I've found articles suggesting that this could be a bug in the BIOS and that if I flash the BIOS it could fix it, but ...
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Convert iMac internal LCD panel to external monitor?

My iMac died (power supply issue, out of warranty), so I took it apart to get at the HDD to recover some files. In the process, I managed to remove the LCD panel. My question is: is it possible/does ...
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Replacing laptop LCD panel

I have a Lenovo T61 laptop. The LCD panel cracked recently. I decided to try my hand at fixing it. I bought a replacement LCD on ebay ...
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LCD Backlight on, nothing on screen at boot

Randomly this morning when I turned on an old laptop, the backlight came on but nothing came on screen. Okay, thats weird, but I wanted to see what would happen. So then the lubuntu login screen came ...
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How can I fix a monitor that suddenly got blurry?

I just got an unexpected missing-required-file error when compiling a program and decided to reboot. After rebooting, my primary monitor — I have a two-monitor setup — became blurry. The ...
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lcd monitor got wet

If an lcd monitor got wet because of rain. Can it still be used or fixed. I havent tried plugging it on yet. Since, It only got wet yesterday. And I don't have the proper tools to open it up, so that ...
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Dell D620 laptop has video issues that I can not diagnose

I took a short video of the video problems I am having, you can see it here -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43eNQy8oDt4 I tested the laptop in the BIOS menu, Ubuntu and XP safe mode and the ...
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Laptop backlight intermittently working

Like the title suggests. I have an intermittent issue with the back-light not working when the machine starts up. The screen still displays graphics just very dimly. I checked the cables and they ...
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laptop display problem

My sony vaio laptop screen displays pictures that are bloomed.The text as i am typing is mixture of green and blue.My NVIDIA GEForce is disabled as the laptop wont boot with it.External monitor ...
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How to open monitor case? (LG Flatron L196WTQ)

My monitor (LG Flatron L196WTQ) has broken recently and I know the problem is with the inverter. From what I have read online I can try replacing the capacitors on the inverter board and see if that ...
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my dell 20.5“ screen has a red, vertical bar about 2” wide, is the monitor trash?

As of about 1 hour ago, my Dell 20.5" monitor has a 2" vertical red bar on the screen. It is a 4 year old LCD. Does this mean the monitor is effectively ruined or is this something that can be fixed ...
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What is the difference between X-inches diagonal, X-inches viewable, and the modern X-inch “class” in monitors and tv's?

I'm really dumbstruck by this one. I see it everywhere now, though. The last time I bought a monitor, a Samsung 1941BW, it was just 19-inches widescreen. Before that, LCD's, TV's, and CRT's where ...
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What is the difference between these laptop display panels?

I currently have an LG LP154WE2 that has an approximately 10 pixel wide white stripe down the center of the screen. This shows up even when the computer first boots so I'm pretty sure the panel has to ...
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How does a so-called “LED monitor” work?

Every here and there I hear about new LED monitors. I imagined that they were really LED monitors - that their screens were formed of multiple tiny LEDs that lit up in a controlled manner to form an ...
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What happens if I pierce a TFT monitor?

What happens if I pierce a TFT monitor screen with something sharp (say a steel nail or an awl)? Will only the pierced region malfunction or the whole monitor screen? There's an opinion that in this ...
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Configuring a monitor's contrast/brightess/colours/etc

I have recently bought myself a new monitor, now I'd had my previous screen well over 5 years now so I'm looking at this one thinking the picture doesn't quite look right (not bad, just different). ...
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Portion of Screen Broke

A portion of my laptop screen broke. Is there any kind of software that will just ignore that part and resize everything accordingly? It's like 1/6 of the screen on the right that makes anything over ...
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How can I find out what DPI that my laptop supports?

I have a new HP dv7t laptop. Can I find out what DPI this laptop supports so that I can set my Ubuntu settings? I think I got the resolution working right after I installed the proprietary driver for ...
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Is an LED monitor better for eyes than an LCD monitor?

Is an LED monitor better for eyes than an LCD monitor? EDIT: And if you are allergic to fluorescent light, is LED going to be better? I heard that LED doesn't uses fluorescent light.
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Acer LCD says “no signal”

I have an Acer 24" LCD (model "AL2423WDR") that's about 3 years old. It worked perfectly for most of its lifetime so far. Recently it started giving problems. When I turn it on, it either says "no ...
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Can I run this monitor?

I am upto buying new monitor for my desktop. Here are some specs.and you please help me choose a better one (an which one will work)? Graphics property of system : Intel(R) 82845G Graphics ...
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LCD problems: brightness / contrast blown out, can't bring up menu

Yesterday, when I turned on my LCD monitor, the colors were very very bright. It looks as if someone had gone into the monitor on-screen-display and turned up brightness & contrast all the way to ...
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Desktop: samsung syncmaster 933 drivers required

Any idea where I can find Win XP drivers for Samsung syncmaster 933? tried the samsung site but no joy.
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X-Window Modeline for high resolution modes on NEC LCD 22WV monitor

What should look like X Window System (X.Org) modeline to be put in xorg.conf, for high resolution (incuding recommended 1680x1050 @ 50Hz resolution) for 22" NEC LCD 22WV monitor? X.Org autodetect ...
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How do LCD monitors compare to LED monitors?

I'd love to get this LCD monitor, but I'm wondering if I should hold out until more LED monitors are on the market. I really like the brightness of the 27" iMac monitor and the above monitor is only ...
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Why is my Mac not displaying anything to my LCD tv using HDMI?

I've got an iMac desktop computer. Love it. I wish to connect it to my LCD TV using HDMI. There is no HDMI output on the iMac so i had to buy one of these bad boys :- So now I can output video (via ...
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Dual Screens with Widescreen monitors?

I want to build a new computer and purchase new monitor(s). At my old job I had two 20" 4:3 and I absolutely loved this setup. However, the stores in my country only seem to have widescreen monitors ...
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Why don't monitors have more pixels per inch? [closed]

72 ppi is nothing. And we have been stuck with this for 20 years. Why do we need to resort to stupid tech like anti-aliasing instead of resolving the core of the issue, more pixels per inch!!! It is ...