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

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How can I adapt a Dell 2001FP stand for use on newer Dell monitors?

I find myself really disappointed with how little vertical adjustment newer Dell LCD's have. I am retiring a malfunctioning Dell 2001FP. The stand on the 2001FP allows over 6 inches of vertical ...
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LCD Monitor High-Pitched Whine

Curious as to solutions to an LCD monitor making a high-pitched whine. The frequency of the whine changes based on refresh rate selections. Can this be fixed? Time for new hardware? Other ...
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Disable Power Management in Fedora 12

How to disable the power management in fedora 12, so that lcd/monitor should not go to sleep/off when system is idle?
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What should I do when I first get an LCD to deal with any quality issues?

I just ordered a new Dell 2209WA. Reviews seem to indicate it doesn't have any known quality control problems, but I read in general about LCD's and how people check for dead pixels, even unsticking ...
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Can we connect a laptop to an external normal monitor?

Can we connect a LAPTOP to an external monitor ? Here is my problem -> http://superuser.com/questions/120269/compaq-presario-laptop-monitor-problems I want to buy a external monitor but the problem ...
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Compaq Presario Laptop Monitor Problems

I am attaching a few pics of my laptop monitor now . Can you please tell me if this is a hardware error which can be rectified by replacing the monitor ? How this happened - I accidently hit my leg on ...
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Replacing an LCD screen in a laptop

So I just got my new laptop today -- HP Envy 15 -- and it turns out it's actually 1366 x 768 instead of the 1920 x 1080 I had originally thought it was... obviously I miss read :\ Anyways, I want to ...
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Laptop LCD Screen Flickering

I recognize this is most likely not a software error and likely lies in one of the hardware components. However, about 3 months ago I replaced the LCD screen on this laptop. The company which I ...
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Using 1920x1200 mode on SyncMaster T260HD in Linux

I just got a Samsung SyncMaster T260HD monitor. It works straight out of the box with Windows but I can't seem to get it to work with Linux, which is my primary OS for day to day work. The computer ...
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Connecting LCD monitor (without tv-tuner) to cable-tv

I have LG W2261 screen (without tv-tuner). This has HDMI input. I was wondering if I can buy set-top-box and watch TV on it and have hdtv. I have tv cable signal with dvb-t connector. I would like to ...
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What IPS monitor should I buy?

My eyes are pretty sensitive and get strained easily. I am in the market for a new monitor that will be used for programming, browsing the web and watching movies and playing an occasional game. I've ...
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Anyway to display speaker output volumes on an LCD display?

I use a 6.1 system at home, outputting from my HTPC via optical (SPDIF). I also have an antec fusion case, and I wanted to know if there was a way to display the speakers EQ levels on the LCD ...
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Add padding to display

I know this one is a bit weird. I need to scale down the display on my monitor like the example below: Normally, this could be done with some adjustments in monitor's OSD, but there is no OSD on ...
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How do I test a LCD monitor's performance & quality?

How do I test a LCD monitor's quality and performance? It would be great if I can estimate the remaining lifespan of the monitor.
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Is there a way to find the native resolution of an LCD monitor (without looking up the specs)?

Is there any way to detect/default to the native resolution for an LCD monitor (on Windows XP)? (this is an older monitor and I haven't found the documentation on it)
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Monitor goes black after a few seconds

I have a widescrceen Samsung LCD that goes black after it's been on for 5-10 seconds. Once the screen goes black, turning the monitor off then on again brings the image back for a few seconds. I've ...
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Do lines across an LCD screen indicate that it's time for it to be replaced?

I have a 5 year old thinkpad which has suddenly developed a horizontal line across the screen. The pixels on the line look 'slow' ie. they change colour only after a while and that too not ...
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LCD screen failure, symptoms and resolutions

I own a Samsung 305T Plus, got it 18 months ago. It worked great for photo editing and gaming until recently. For some reason, no matter what is the device I plug to the monitor through the DVI ...
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Energy Efficiency: OLED

Which of the two is more energy efficient on a OLED Display? White text on a black background Black text on a white background Links to OLED vs LCD, efficiency wise, would also be appreciated.
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How do you keep your laptop keyboard from staining the screen?

I have a ThinkPad T400 and the TrackPoint and keys leave stains on the LCD. How do you keep the stains off your laptop screen? And, are there any keyboard stain-specific tips in addition to the ...
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Use an old laptop as a monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I have an old Acer laptop P-II whose LCD I want to use like a standalone analog monitor or LCD TV -- is ...
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Using Laptop Screen as a monitor

I am planning to buy a Mac Mini. I have a Windows laptop and wanted to get a Mac. But my job requires me to move every 3-4 months, so don't want to get a monitor that I will have to carry around all ...
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Graphics Card DVI-I Connector to LCD Monitor's DVI-D

Planning to replace an older ATI Radeon 7500 w/ an AGP card w/ 1gb memory. When odd-colored pixels started showing random patterns, I decided to try the DVI-I connector (on the video card) to see if ...
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Is it possible for an LCD monitor to crash your computer?

I'm at a loss to explain this one. I have a refurbished Samsung 24" monitor that, when connected to my desktop via DVI, seems to be crashing the computer. At the very least, it seems to be crashing ...
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Easiest way to playback jpg on a stand-alone LCD monitor

I have an LCD on a stand and I want to playback some pictures. One way would be to get an LCD with a media card reader and just put those pictures on there. Are there any other solutions out there? ...
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Compaq Q2009 monitor display Issues

I have this compaq q2009 monitor 20' inches and I am having display issues. When I turn on the computer the image is displayed fine for a fraction of a second and then the display goes black. If I ...
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Does increasing “Screen refresh rate” damage monitors?

I work on different types of monitors (CRT, LCD) and all PCs have the same screen refresh rate as 60 Hertz. Recently I've read an article which claims that low refresh rates cause headaches. The ...
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My LCD is Glowing— Is It Because My Eyes are Strained, or the LCD is Aging?

I got a LCD back in 2004 ( SyncMaster 710v) . It was working fine, but recently I found it exceptionally glowing, causing great discomfort and tiredness to my eyes. Since I face the LCD all the time, ...
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Resolution Missing in Windows 7

I used System Restore to rollback a driver update on Win 7 pro x64 (not display driver). When the system came back up, the resolution was less than it used to be. I went into both the Windows Screen ...
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LCD Stuck Column (TAB Fault?)

I have a column of red pixels (one pixel wide) that is always red (unless I'm looking at something white) on my laptop LCD screen. I read on Wikipedia about TAB faults: ...
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How to find out if the screen is WLED or RGBLED on Dell Studio XPS 16?

I just ordered the Dell Studio XPS 16 with i7 and 16" RGBLED screen. This upgrade from WLED LCD to RGBLED LCD charged me more $$. But now when I view the order online, it lists this part as "320-8335 ...
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Removing dead thunderflies stuck inside an LCD monitor

This summer my flat was "attacked" by hundreds of tiny thunderflies, some of which managed to get behind the screen of my LCD. A few of the cursed creatures went and died right in the middle of the ...
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Dead pixels or cracked screen?

I purchased this Toshiba Satellite A500 about a week and a bit ago and this mark has appeared on the screen. Is it dead/stuck pixels or is it cracked within? I haven't done anything to crack the ...
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What to do with a dead Gateway 30" LCD Monitor?

Someone gave me a dead gateway 30" monitor (apparently the XHD3000 has a remarkably high failure rate - usually a month or two after the warranty expires). It can't be serviced - no one will fix ...
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Horizontal Wavy Lines on Asus VK221D 22" LCD Monitor

I have an Asus VK221D 22" monitor. I don't recall seeing these horizontal wavy lines when I first setup this monitor a few months ago, but it may have been there. Anyways I see these horizontal wavy ...
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In Ubuntu 9.10, how do I check my color depth?

xdpyinfo | grep depth gives me many answers, I'm not sure which one I want. Google says to look at my xorg.conf, but Ubuntu 9.10 has no xorg.conf.
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In Ubuntu, how do I figure out my DPI?

What is the simplest way to check my DPI in Ubuntu 9.10?
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Desktop LCD monitor flickering from dark to faint display of the screen

I have this 19" LCD Viewsonic monitor from 2005. Yesterday, it starts flickering from dark(as if it is turned off) to very faint display of the screen. After I shut down my computer while the ...
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Vertical Sync On Monitor or Video card?

I have a SyncMaster 930B, and a PNY 9500 GT graphics card. I've seen horizontal lines, and really hard to see cutscenes within games, but movies play fine on the monitor. I've seen this issue before ...
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is the DELL ULTRASHARP 2408WFP discontinued? [closed]

Can't find the DELL ULTRASHARP 2408WFP on dell's site anymore. what was it replaced with?
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Converting a Full HD Inspiron 9400 laptop LCD to a standalone monitor

Has anyone tried converting a LCD laptop monitor (17" full HD in this instance) to a stand-alone monitor? Are there any converters that one can buy to send DVI or VGA signals to the plug that is used ...
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VGA no signal on LCD monitor attached to laptop

I bought a new Asus vh242h LCD monitor for use with my lenevo T60 laptop running XP professional. Display info under control panel says "Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family". I am connecting via ...
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What's the difference between WLED and RGBLED displays?

On Dell's website, it lists displays as being "WLED" or "RGBLED". What is the difference between these two types of displays?
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What type of LCD panel does a Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop have?

Dell lists their options like this: HD+ Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1680x945) W/2.0 MP [Included in Price] Full HD Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP [add $75 or ...
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Monitors - inches vs resolution

I'm currently moving away from living five years only on laptop to a desktop setup. I'm currently browsing for monitors and I've noticed something strange. On my laptop I have 1920x1200 on 17". To ...
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Can a Power Mac 8500/180 use a LCD monitor?

A friend has a Power Macintosh 8500/180 (yes a bit of a classic from the mid-90s!) and wishes to upgrade the monitor from the huge CRT it is now using to LCD. Looking at the specs of this machine it ...
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Dell LCD displays don't sleep when disconnected

Many of my co-workers use laptops. When they disconnect them and take them home, the external Dell LCD displays (1907FP, 1908FP, 2007WFP, etc.) stay on, with a graphic indicating that there is no ...
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What are the Best LCD Screen settings for reading PDFs [closed]

Hi I need to read PDF files but find that my 24" LCD screen fatigues my eyes too much. I realise that eInk screens are better but I do not currently possess one and so have to use LCD's. Can you tell ...
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LCD screen text does not look sharp

The text on my Samsung SyncMaster 732NW LCD screen does not look sharp. It looks hazy and unclear, similar to a defective OLD CRT in my office. NB : I got it repaired when it did not start few months ...
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DVI and pixel mapping

In LCD monitors, is DVI mandatory in order to get 1:1 pixel mapping? Or is it possible with any VGA input?