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

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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

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?
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Connect an Apple 24" LED Cinema Display to a PC

Is it possible to connect an Apple 24" LED Cinema Display to a PC?
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LED-LCD display panel replacement for the Dell XPS M1330 notebook

The display panel in my beloved Dell XPS M1330 is about to die. I've been sent an "offer" for a new one by Dell at the cost of ~$400. Which is more than a third of the total cost of the notebook. Can ...
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Laptop screen sometimes doesn't work. Is it the LCD cable?

I have a laptop where the screen sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. One of the hinges is broken, putting stress on the LCD cable. I have taken it apart now to replace the hinge. While it is ...
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How can I turn up the brightness of my notebook lcd in linux?

No matter if I use Kubuntu or Pardus (both use the powerdevil backend), the maximum 100% monitor brightness level that they allow me to set, is not what my screen can do. When I boot up the notebook ...
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LCD contrast-ratios

In modern LCD monitors, is there any noticeable difference between a 15000:1 (e.g. this monitor) and a 50000:1 (e.g. this monitor) contrast ratio? Or is it just marketing hype? Same thing with a 2ms ...
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LCD resolution interpolation quality

How good are recent LCDs at non-native resolutions? I'm considering replacing my old CRT with a 20" LCD but I'm not planning on changing CPU or graphics card soon, so my games would have to run at ...
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LCD monitor flickering

I've recently got an LCD monitor and it is occasionally 'flickering' colors very noticeably. It's not a new monitor, but the person I'm borrowing it from hasn't had any trouble with it. The ...
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What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?

Dell is selling a laptop (Studio 15) where the options for screen resolution are 720p, 900p, and 1080p. What do they mean? I've found a Wikipedia entry that lists the old confusing (UXGA, WUXGA, ...
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Differences between LCD with PIVOT and without PIVOT

Differences between LCD with PIVOT and without PIVOT are only possibility to rotation and detection of this rotation? Or I just buy LCD without PIVOT + LCD holder with rotation and using graphic card ...
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White lines appear right in the middle of my Dell XPS M1210 screen

My Dell XPSM1210 has developed these weird lines right in the middle of the screen. When I connect an external monitor the lines disappear and the display is fine. Is this a problem with the screen ...
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hdmi cable to lcd tv

I have an hdmi out on my motherboard, and an lcd with two hdmi inputs. Up until several days ago everything worked fine with regards to seeing movies on the TV, and when the audio was directed to ...
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What is the best way to fix a stuck pixel on a LCD screen?

I have an LCD screen with a Pixel that is stuck ON (ie bright) what do you suggest to fix it (it's not a dead pixel) Please don't suggest that I fork out $1000 for another one ;-)
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how much bigger is a 24“ monitor compared to a 20”?

Silly question I know, but I just want to know how to measure it. I believe the measurement is taken diagonally? i.e. from the bottom left to the top right corner of the monitor?
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How widespread are dead pixels?

How widespread is the problem of dead pixels or hot pixels these days? Has the problem become worse with larger monitors and resolutions or become better with better build quality? Do any hardware ...
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Calibrate two monitors to the same video settings

Background: Just started a new job as a software developer for an amazing company. I have at my workstation two beautiful 22” LCD monitors. It just happens, however, that the laptop port replicators ...
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LCD screen inverter failure symptoms

I have a toshiba laptop, it's about 4 years old, had been working flawlessly until ... Recently, the LCD screen started to show some artifacts, like flickering, screen freeze in dark image and corner ...
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Lenovo T61p Windows 7 LCD Change Brightness Does Not Work

Just installed Windows 7 on my T61p laptop. Besides the fact that i only missed 2 drivers (turbo memory, wusb) there are plenty of things not working on windows drivers alone. Main issue at the ...
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What makes glass monitors different from matte or glossy?

I've heard a lot of people say to get a monitor with a glass front. What are the advantages? Is it more expensive? Is glass another option like matte or glossy, or can glass monitors be matte/glossy ...
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Is there a way to determine if my PC is killing my monitors that doesn't involve killing another monitor?

Is there a way to test to see if a PC is killing monitors somehow? I have a power supply tester that I can use, but no other components have had problems. Would a multimeter be of use or a danger? ...
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LCD Monitor Warm Up Issues?

I was replacing my father's computer this past weekend, and he brought up a problem he'd been having with the "new" monitor my cousin recently gave him. ("New" is a very relative term; this monitor ...
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Cleartype for S-PVA panels

I just purchased a Lenovo L220X monitor for my Windows 7 box. There is an older 17" LCD as a second monitor. The problem is that this monitor is a S-PVA display (1900x1200) and Windows Cleartype ...
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Options not available anymore in my Samsung 932bw lcd

I think a friend messed up something in my monitor. I left him playing a game and when i came back, i noticed that the brightness was very high. I tried to change it but i couldn't, brithness, ...
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How to Fix a Scratched LCD Display?

I've got a killer laptop display - it's a Dell studio XPS 16 with the shiny, glossy display. The problem is that there's a tiny little scratch in the middle of the screen, and I'm not sure if ...
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Sony Vaio dark screen woes

We have an out of warranty Sony Vaio VGN SZ18GP - it seems the LCD brightness is down to the lowest setting (the screen is barely readable). It is dark throughout the boot up sequence implying that ...
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What is LED backlit display?

A laptop vendor told me that some laptops have led-backlit display which is superior to normal display. What exactly is the difference? Is it better to opt for backlit display? Is it better for the ...