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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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How can I make my computer play dead? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable power LED blinks during Vista hybrid sleep? I have a laptop that when sleeping is perfectly quiet, which is great. What isn't so great is trying to sleep with ...
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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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Why do most LED monitors have low contrast ratios? (1000:1)

I was just looking on newegg.com and I noticed that there are about 28 monitors have have a 1000:1 contrast ratio but only 5 that have the 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio...how come most LED monitors have ...
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Hard Drive Light Emulator

I've just got a new Dell Inspiron, and I'm a little disconcerted without the reassurance of a flashing hard drive light, especially with long installs. Is there something that can reveal HDD activity ...
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Getting laptop wireless LED to indicate wireless network activity?

Is there a way to get the wireless LED of a laptop to indicate wireless activity the way that the hard-drive LED does? It seems to have been implemented in Ubuntu, so fortunately it can be done with ...
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Is it possible to control the CAPS LOCK LED on OS X?

I don't use the CAPS LOCK functionality in OS X, so I disabled the key under the system preferences. Now that key is completely useless to me - ok, I could map the CMD/CTRL/ALT key to that key, but I ...
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Setting laptop leds in Linux

I have installed Arch Linux on my laptop. Controlling ALSA using the hardware audio keys works fine using Openbox shortcuts. I only need to make the mute button lights up, like it does in Windows. ...
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Disable pendrive blinking in Linux

I recently bought a 16GB Super Talent pen drive that seems to work well for running the Ubuntu Live "CD" in persistent mode (see this for how I installed it). One slightly annoying thing, however, is ...
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If there is no CPU in the motherboard, will the LED still be on?

Sorry if my question may have been answered somewhere else, but my google-fu is kind of weak. I have been trying to create a new setup recently. The PSU (700W) is known to work on other motherboards, ...
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How to turn off the Acer Aspire 7738 Power Button LED light?

The Acer Aspire 7738 has a large blue light emitting power button, top left on the keyboard. Its light is rather distracting and I want to turn it off. How can I disable this light?
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HP DX5150, MS-7050 v. 1.3 Motherboard front panel pin connectors

I recently purchased and installed a MS-7050 v. 1.3 motherboard into a regular non-HP case and thus the front panel connectors are different than the original OEM connectors which are all bundled ...
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Disable power LED blinks during Vista hybrid sleep?

Does anyone know how to disable the blinking power LED when Vista enters hybrid sleep mode? My case has a very bright blue LED that is rather distracting. I'd rather not disable hybrid sleep, as it ...
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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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Should I be worried by wireless blinky light?

I have a desktop box with both a regular ethernet NIC and a "wireless PCI express card LAN Adapter". The NIC is plugged into a wired router (which I use to split my internet connection between this ...
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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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who makes an LED desktop monitor besides Apple? [closed]

Besides Apple (Cinema Display) who sells an LED backlit computer display 1900 x 1200 or 1900 x 1080?
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LED backlit monitor suitable for documents/web?

I am looking to buy a 24" monitor. Sometimes I watch movies, but mostly it will be for document editing and programming (Visual Studio). I have found a product I like, and it has an 'LED backlit' ...
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Should one side of an LED monitor get warm?

I have recently purchased a new LG 22EA53 IPS LED Monitor. Only one side(right side) of this LED monitor gets warm after 1-2 hours of usage, while rest of the three sides do not get warm at all. Is ...
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How can I tell if a replacement display is compatible with my laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 4810TZ from 2010 which I truly love - it's a 3 year old notebook that still carries on for about 5 to 6h straight off the battery. I've also invested in it with an SSD and extra ...
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How to turn on/turn off leds by terminal?

I would like turn on/turn off some of my leds running a command on linux. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I tried xset led named "Scroll Lock" xset led named "Num Lock" xset led 2 (this is the ...
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How do you connect a card reader?

I bought a Velocity micro case which came with a card reader built in. I installed a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H and can't find a place to plug it in. Do most motherboards have this option? Or did just get ...
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Flashing LEDs on 101-key Unicomp PS/2 keyboard

Background Purchased a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-78LMT-USB3) with a new computer about a week ago. The keyboard is a Unicomp 101-key PS/2 keyboard, which is what I am using to type this question ...
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Does Monitor Refresh Rate Save Battery Life

Is this a myth or is this for real? I read about it all and was wondering if anyone knows if it is true or tried it yet. Going from 60Hz to 40Hz
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Computer runs but monitor is on power saving mode?

This stuff rarely happens, but when it does I simply restart my PC then it works fine. But today after several restart attempts it seems to be stuck. I tried removing the video card then switched to ...
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Why does my LED backlight laptop have a warning sticker about mercury?

I recently purchased an Asus UL30Vt-X1, which according to the specs has an LED backlight for the screen. It definitely appears to be an LED backlight, but the laptop still has a sticker that the lamp ...
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Laptop screen replacement

I have this screen and the "Full HD" resolution is too much for my eyes. I'd like to get a screen with smaller resolution. Will this model work? Or N173HGE-L11 (please use search on that site, I can't ...
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Is it safe to cover LEDs on my fans with electric tape?

Just wondering. Some of these LEDs on my Antec 1200 case are kind of annoying since the computer is in my bedroom. Is it safe to cover these LEDs with electric tape? I've already done so for awhile ...
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Why does my mouse's LED not turn off when I shut down the PC?

Why doesn't my optical mouse's red LED turn off after I shut down my PC?
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Can I use the HDD LED or another LED to get process activity?

Can I get the status of a process by using the HDD and Power LEDs as indicators? I'd like to use the green power LED to tell me that a status is available, and the red LED to tell me that it isn't.
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Differences between LED and LCD monitors, from a consumer's perspective

I'm researching possibly getting some LED monitors to replace my LCD ones. What are the practical differences between LED and LCD monitors that a consumer would notice? I'm looking for things like ...
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Energy efficient CRT, LCD, LED?

Not intended for subjective or argumentative replies but i wanted to know in order to save some electricity bills which monitor is going to be best bet. LED monitors are currently not available in ...
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Disable capslock LEDs light

I'd like to know if there's a way to disable the LED light of my capslock key. I'd like to use it for gaming but everytime I press it the LED turn on and it blinds me.
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Difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor

Is there a difference between a LED Backlit and LED HD Display on laptop monitor? or are they the same that is good for the eyes
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Fan twitches and LEDs blink when computer is plugged in

I just finished assembling a desktop for the first time. The specs are: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H motherboard Core i3 530 CPU 4 GB DDR3 RAM 1 TB SATA hard drive 500 Watt PSU As soon as I plug in the ...
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ThinkPad T400 backlight doesn't always turn on when booting from battery

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T400, which I've owned for about a year. A while back, I noticed a problem in which the LED backlight would not always turn on when booting from battery. Usually, if I hold ...
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Which voltage does the Power-On/Status and the HDD activity LED connectors of a motherboard deliver?

The case I want to use does not have an option to connect the power or HDD activity LED. Therefore I would like to use some 3V LEDs I already own. However, since they are only for 3V, I would like to ...
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Control keyboard LEDs

I have an IdeaPad G560 and it has a bunch of LEDs on the keyboard. I would like to use some of these. Where should I look for files controlling these? There's no led directory in /proc/acpi (where it ...
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Why does my new LED LCD TV look worse than my CCFL LCD monitor?

At work we wanted a large 1920 x 1080 monitor to use with a certain program. Since monitors with this resolution seem to currently stop at 24", we went for a LCD TV so that we could have 26", and in ...
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Router startup problems

I have problems with my Tilgin Vood Router. As I try to start my router by turning the power on (captain obvious), it generally doesn't work the first 3-4 times. This is getting very annoying. Five ...
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Turn LED light on when I receive a new Skype alert?

Is there a way to have one of the LED lights on my computer to light up when I get a new Skype message or alert? I found this on Ubuntu, but would like to see this functionality in Windows... Ideas ...
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Weird LED laptop screen flickering after replacement

I have a 3 years old Toshiba Satellite L750D. A couple of days ago it's screen started having random noisy horizontal bars on the screen (some noises for 1-2 seconds, then nothing for minutes, then ...
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A screen virtual LED on linux

We have some LEDs on our machine to indicate the status of Caps Lock, Num Lock etc. Now I need a virtual LED in Linux to notify something. For example, I wrote a script to monitor a website. When ...
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HP pavilion dv5 doesn't start with AC adapter

I'm experiencing a problem with my HP Pavilion DV5 laptop. It will not power on with the charger only. It did so before. It powers on with the battery, but the charger light on the side next to the ...
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CPU fan twitching phase leds blinking - computer won't boot

I have a big problem that I got today. Yesterday computer was "on" normally, I went to sleep without shutting it down. When I woke up, I heard a strange sound and was unable to bring it up from ...
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Laptop internal display no longer wokring

I have a Toshiba laptop which has a broken LED screen the screen was broken in transit, therefore you can assume that it was not handled with care. Whilst it was broken it still worked, therefore i ...
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Where do I connect the HDD LED wires on my RAID adapter?

I'm using a Promise FastTrak TX8660 with RAID 5. The manual (and Google) just doesn't seem to explain how exactly to connect a standard two-pin HDD LED wire to the eight available pins on the card. ...
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LCD/LED screens; how color affects the power consumption?

I have read on web, for CRTs black color would reduce the power consumption of the monitor but for LCDs it's the white color that reduce the power consumption. It says "The way LCD's produce black is ...
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LED Display control software

My university bought new big led display from chinese manufacturers. What I want to do is, show some visualizations (like Windows Media Player, Winamp, Itunes ... does) with music. I'd just drag the ...