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

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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 ...
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Asus Eee replacement netbook monitor doesn't fit connector

I bought a replacement screen for an Asus Eee netbook 1005HA from a company that said the screen they were selling was compatible, but the connector on the replacement is smaller than the original. ...
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Optimal brightness for laptop screen while on AC power

Does using the laptop screen at the maximum brightness level while on AC power have any disadvantages? May it decrease the lifespan of LCD screen, or convey more heat and cause more heating of laptop ...
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What to do about old MacBook

I have a White MacBook version 10.5.8. I accidentally dropped it and about an inch of the most right side of the screen is blacked out. I can't see the clock and Trash Can because of this. I checked ...
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Can you plug DVD/Game system into an LCD? [closed]

All the LCD's in our house have DVI and VGA inputs. None support S-Video or any analog formats. Our game systems (nes, snes, n64, ps, ps2, gamecube, etc..) and DVD and VHS players only have composite ...
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LED Monitor brightness

I am in the market for a new monitor. I've been looking around and it seems that the general brightness for monitors is between 250-320 cd/m2. After hours of searching, I narrowed it down to the LG ...
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Laptop Asus P50IJ with Intel 4500M GMA output going to a Dell 1907FP external monitor will not allow proper resolution

I just purchased an Asus P50IJ-X2 laptop which has a Intel GMA 4500M video card running Windows 7. At work I output this laptop to a Dell 1907FP LCD which has a maximum resolution of 1280x1024. Not ...
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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: ...