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

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What is the best way to clean an LCD monitor?

I have loads of grubby finger marks on my monitor (mine and smaller people's). I'm not sure how to clean them off without damaging the monitor. What's the best way to safely clean dust, smudges and ...
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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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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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How to disable auto brightening LCD

I am not talking about adjusting screen brightness through power management (this is a laptop), I'm not talking about how the screen brightness setting may be different between 'plugged in' and ...
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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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Are the insides of LCD monitors dangerous?

I have an LCD monitor that is cracked. So far nothing leaks out but if something starts leaking should I be concerned? I have searched and read everything from: It is safe to be around and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do laptop screens flicker during video mode changes? [duplicate]

Changing the display mode (resolution and/or refresh rate) causes the screen to flicker or go dark for a few seconds before the image stabilizes. At least this happens on all laptops and desktops I've ...
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What interface is used when connecting an LCD in the laptop

In a desktop I connect monitors through DVI, VGA or HDMI post that is there on motherboard of the CPU box. What interface is there in laptops? Is it the same (with different physical look and feel) Or ...
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Does the refresh rate affect LCD screens?

I have never really paid any attention to the refresh rate setting on computers with LCD screens. I thought with LCD displays the pixels are either on or off, they don't flicker like in old CRT ...
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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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How do you determine what a 'good' monitor is?

I'm shopping for some good LCD monitors and considering something in the >= 25" range. What are some things that I should look for when comparing brands/models? The specs given by the different ...
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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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I have to cycle my LCD monitor's power on and off to get it to stay on

I have been having a problem with my LCD monitor recently. When I boot up, the screen turns on for 1-2 seconds and then immediately turns off. I have to cycle the monitor's power on and off several ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Main differences to the eyes between LCD and CRT monitors

Let's say that we have same average quality LCD and CRT monitors. They have same size, same resolution and same frequency. Let's say almost the same everything (temp, room light, etc). Which would be ...
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Why only external monitor is working on my laptop?

Today I did some cleaning in my laptop as GPU and CPU were overheating (100C). I have done it many times so I was confident in myself. After putting all together the internal LCD screen was not ...
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Can laptops be used for DualView technology? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a free/open source tool to allow me to control another computer or use it as a second monitor? Is it possible to align two laptops and configure them to use ...
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Making laptop not increase/decrease screen brightness when changing power source

When I disconnect my laptop from AC power, its screen becomes more dim, in order to save battery. When I connect it back to AC power, it becomes bright, because now it's not concerned with battery ...
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Screen went pink

I've got an LCD display plugged to my PCI-e card (GeForce 7600GT), using VGA cable. At some point, after unplugging and plugging it back (I'm also using it with xbox), the display went pink. I can see ...
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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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Intel Graphics Drivers - Hue issues?

I'm running Windows XP SP3. The embedded graphics controller is the Intel GM45 Chipset / Mobile Intel 4 Series Express. The OEM drivers (it's a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop) are provided only up to ...
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OS X 10.6: sub-pixel antialiasing

I'm using a Core2Duo Mac mini with the latest OS X 10.6 version. Though the option "Use LCD font smoothing when available" is selected in the System Preferences, Appearance page, when I take a ...
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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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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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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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Lenovo Thinkpad T530 - LCD has strong moire effect

I was just about to buy Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop, as the reviews were speaking the best... What was my surprise when I saw that the LCD has a strong moire effect! I mean, if you change viewing ...
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turning off LCD in lock mode in WIndows

I have Windows 8 installed. How can I turn off the monitor when the computer is in lock mode (windows+L)? I'm using a netbook and I can't turn the display off since there is no power button for ...
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Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)

Upon powering my netbook on, its screen turns into a garbled display (has black/white patterns, horizontal line patterns, screen freezes and/or wrong display position). This distortion happens even at ...
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Method/product for cleaning cigarette smoke off of LCDs?

OK, I admit I am a smoker. Im trying to quit, its hard though... So I have several LCD monitors that have accumulated grime from cigarette smoke over the years. Every so often I take a soft cloth ...
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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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LCD monitor reports incorrect maximum resolution

I have four 20" Planar 2010M LCD monitors with a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 connected to two nVidia video cards (8600 GT and 7600 GS). I'm running Windows Server 2003 x86. Recently, two of ...