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

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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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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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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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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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Can you bring LCD monitors from the Nothern Hemisphere to the Southern?

In the old days, when CRTs ruled, I remember that monitors were manufactured specifically for the location in the world in which they were to be sold. Amongst other things, the Earths magnetic field ...
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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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Any way to fix a “dead” pixel in an LCD screen?

I have an older LCD monitor, and it has recently developed a single green pixel that's always on. It's not really annoying if the screen is bright, but it's very noticeable when there's something ...
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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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“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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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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How functional/practical is it to use an hdtv as a computer monitor?

My small (22") monitor went bad on the pc I use to watch hulu/netflix with... The kids like to use this computer to play online games. I am considering buying a HDTV (~32") to replace the smaller ...
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Strange laptop LCD failure

Last week, my laptop display unexpectedly decided to go haywire while it was switching graphic cards (going from ATI Radeon to Intel GMA). Now the image is displayed "right-to-left" instead of the ...
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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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Green flickering pixels that move with black images

Strange question... Occasionally, on my LCD screen, pixels that should be black flicker rapidly and constantly between black and green, about 4 flickers a second. The crazy part is, unlike dead/stuck ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to test LCD monitors?

I will be buying a second hand monitor, a Benq LED Benq 24 V2420H FullHD. What methods can I use to test that the monitor is OK. I mean like dead pixels etc.?
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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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Do all LCD monitors look bad when rotated 90 degrees?

I've got a Samsung SyncMaster 204B monitor. One of the features it has is that it lets the user physically rotate the display 90 degrees so that the monitor is in portrait mode, which would be useful ...
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What is the usefulness of a screensaver on a computer using a LCD monitor?

Old computers were using CRT monitors and when an image was continuously displayed on the screen, it became marked. So, screensaver where invented to avoid screen burn-in. Laptops and modern ...
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How to get rid of disturbance on LCD monitor?

I have an Acer G195HQL LCD monitor and recently I've been noticing a lot of disturbance on the screen. They appear to be like flickering horizontal white lines. These lines are more apparent on dark ...
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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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Recommendations for 4th monitor options

I currently have a 3 monitor setup, which is working wonderfully. I have a 4th monitor which matches the other 3, and think I should incorporate it into my setup (mostly "because I can"). I've read ...
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Can my MacBook Pro use a large 30" LCD monitor

I have a MacBookPro 3,1 with an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT w/ 256MB RAM. I have only one DVI port. Can I run one the new large 30" LCD monitors from Apple or Dell? If not, is there some kind of adapter ...
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Is smearing on an LCD monitor possibly a sign of having a splice on the monitor cable?

I'm travelling in China, staying at backpacker hostels and cheap hotels. Many cheap hotels don't have Wi-Fi but have a desktop computer in the room with Internet access. The hotel I'm staying at now ...
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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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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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Is it safe to keep speakers behind a monitor

Currently my Computer is kept on a small table. The Speakers are kept behind my monitor (LCD). So is it safe to play a song or something on high volume (with high bass) ? Will it affect my LCD ? My ...
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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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Why am I seeing red dots on my LCD screen?

My laptop is about 2.5 years old. Now I am starting to see red dots on certain shades of colour (mainly dark colours, blues and blacks), and it is not limited to certain pixels, because when you move ...
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Why are 1920x1200 lcd screens so expensive now? [closed]

Not sure this is the right forum but here it is. About 4 years ago I bought a 1920x1200 lcd screen from Samsung for about 300$. I can't seem to find any screen with the same dimensions anymore under ...
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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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Is there any difference between standby, suspend and off DPMS modes on LCD dislays?

All three of these modes seem to have the same effect on my display. Same blanking and waking time. Are there any differences in power consumption or something else?
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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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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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Can a LCD monitor be used to log / monitor your activities?

I'm borrowing an LCD monitor from someone I don't completely trust, to use with my laptop. Can the LCD monitor on its own be used to log the screens I view or websites I visit, or any other data? ...
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HP x22LEDc LCD, and the eye strain that won't go away

What I am about to ask is related to a similar question I asked. Several people suggested several solutions, but nothing worked for me. That particular LCD (ViewSonic) continues to cause immense eye ...
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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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Red Shading On my LCD screen, red lines only on black color (see pic), help

There are red lines all over when there is something black on my desktop LCD screen. Is this a problem with my LCD or my Graphics Card or something. I have Inter G33/G31 Express Chipset Family ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any difference between a refurbished and a used monitor? [closed]

I am looking for an additional monitor. I'm trying to save some money by looking at used and refurbished ones. Used monitors are usually noticeably cheaper, but it is quite difficult to find ...
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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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Why do LCD screens need a backlight? (seriously)

Bear with me on this, I'm well aware that most LCDs have backlights. But what if, they DIDN'T? I spend long hours in front of a screen and I hate the concept of staring into a lightbulb all the time ...
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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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What is the odd paper inside a computer LCD?

So some friends and I were smashing an old, broken laptop; and we found this odd film like paper inside the LCD screen. When you look through it, it seems to act like a prism, as everything becomes ...