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I fumbled the phone!

Crap! I dropped the tablet to my (fairly) new Asus Padfone X face down on the tile in the kitchen. Where do I find the parts to replace the pieces? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on Oct 30, 2014 - 2 answers

How can I stop my computer screen from fogging my brain?

I have to stare at this thing an awful lot for work, and of course I stare at it recreationally too. But after a few hours a horrible dazed feeling creeps up on me. It's not eye strain, I don't get a headache. I just stop being able to think straight. This is not viable. What do I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Because on Feb 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Why are airline computer reservation systems so slow?

The computer reservation system that airline personnel at airports use to rebook flights for customers, change seats, and so on seem markedly slower than when the customer uses the internet to pick a seat, or book or change a flight. Why is that? [more inside]
posted by lassie on Feb 19, 2014 - 24 answers

High-DPI Linux?

I have a Yoga 2 Pro, freshly purchased, with an insanely high resolution screen (3800 x 1800). I generally run Xubuntu in a VM alongside windows, but I'm struggling to make it truly workable. What is the state of the art in resolution independence when it comes to Linux? What window manager should I be looking at, are there guides and tweaks etc.? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Advice on laptop repair on short timeline - laptop repair decision-making advice needed.

Advice about repairing/replacing this laptop, including possible online repair options? Total screen/top half damage on HPdm4 laptop. (Speed and cost considerations inside). [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Apr 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Eyestrain headache

I keep getting headaches from looking at computer screens. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Nov 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Help Me Diagnose This LCD Damage

Has anybody seen this kind of damage to an LCD screen? Can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by baltimoretim on Oct 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Specifying where new windows are to appear

Is there a way to specify exactly where, on my screen, each successive new window should appear? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Oct 3, 2011 - 2 answers

$700 laptop for grandpa that does *not* have a glossy screen?

$700 laptop for grandpa that does *not* have a glossy screen? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jul 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me screen my next monitor

I am going to buy a new computer soon. As a migraineur, I’m concerned about the kind of display I get. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics.

Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jan 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Using a laptop screen as a display for a different laptop.

My laptop has a broken screen. Before I send it off for repair, I need to back it up, but I can't do that without a screen. I don't have access to a monitor to plug it into, but I do have two other working laptops available. Can I somehow hook them up so I can use one of the working screens with the broken laptop? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Jan 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Where to go and what to expect for laptop repair?

My laptop's screen isn't working. Where in Chicago should I take it to be fixed? What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Dec 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Why are my file sizes so different?

I'm having a problem with screen recording software on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Sep 10, 2010 - 12 answers

Computer screen blinking on and off

My secondary PC screen is blinking on and off when certain events occur. [more inside]
posted by Harald74 on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Portable battery powered computer with screen above keyboard

Is there any portable battery powered computer (or computer-like device) of any vintage that is flat with the screen above a real keyboard, like a big Blackberry? No folding hinge. Examples I can think of: TRS-80 Model 100, the Kindle, AlphaSmart line... any others?
posted by neustile on May 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Fix mah fuzzies!

Yesterday I attached my PC to my TV. Across the display, there are barely-noticeable vertical strips of fuzziness...or inconsistency in the resolution. It's annoying the crap out of me and I don't know how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Feb 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Laptop screen dying: DIY to prevent RIP?

My laptop screen appears to be dying. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by googly on Feb 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Laptop screen replacement question.

Looking to possibly replace my laptop screen. Confused by the options. [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Feb 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Passports, please.

What, exactly, does a Schengen-zone immigration officer at an airport see on his screen when he scans my machine-readable, has-entered-the-Schengen-zone-before non-Schengen passport? I'd love to see a screenshot, or just an explanation of the information available to the officer at first glance.
posted by mdonley on Sep 10, 2008 - 4 answers

How long before my backlight goes out?

The backlight on my 5-year-old laptop screen has just started to get dimmer and pinkish in the corners. How long do I have before it goes completely out? Days? Weeks? At any moment?
posted by Mrs. Buck Turgidson on Jun 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Backlight or Inverter? How can you tell?

Backlight or Inverter? How can you tell? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on May 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Need Cleen Screen

How can I safely get this glossy laptop LCD clean and free of dust without running the risk of damaging it? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Apr 5, 2008 - 9 answers

my computer screen is too small!

Help! My computer screen has shrunk and I can't make it big again! [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Feb 23, 2008 - 10 answers

19" LCD (1440x900) + (?) + eMachines T2862 = crisp, clear, monitoring

Please help me fit my new monitor to my crappy old computer. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Maybe I'll just use Comic Sans and hork *everyone* off

What one font is the easiest to read on both on a computer screen *and* off a sheet of paper? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Dec 20, 2007 - 30 answers

Laptop screen quality questions.

Laptop screen quality questions: [more inside]
posted by archagon on May 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Blinky the Laptop

Laptop screen blackout issues: [more inside]
posted by TheGoldenOne on Aug 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Is there a Windows program available that'll allow you to expand/maximize a window into just half the screen?

Is there a Windows program available that'll allow you to expand/maximize a window into just half the screen? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Aug 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Computer Lines

Why does my computer keep doing this? Moving around an open window does this. The purple lines usually pop out of nowhere, independent of what I'm doing. It started this week and has been happening more often as time goes on. Restarting the computer seems to be the only cure.
posted by lotsofno on May 14, 2006 - 17 answers

bad screen! bad!

My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

LCD Screen to Digital Photo Frame

After searching Google and the archives of AskMe, I've come across some great suggestions and ideas for making digital photo frames. From what I can determine, however, all of these require a computer of some kind built into the frame. Supposing one only has a laptop screen? Specifically, the screen from an old ThinkPad with a blown motherboard. Could I connect the monitor to my network somehow? Hook it up to some special circuit board designed for just this sort of thing?
posted by aladfar on Nov 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Which 19-21" monitor should I buy?

What LCD monitor should I buy? This thread 6 months ago recommends the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP, which is about $383 right now. Is that still the best bang for my monitor bucks? I'm not a gamer, do a little web work but nothing hugely critical, and look at my computer screen for most of the day. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Sep 5, 2005 - 21 answers

Gray Screen Of Death?

Running WinXP, with Samsung 150s flat-panel monitor -- both about 2 1/2 years old -- never had any problem with either...but during the last week or so, after sitting idle for a short period of time (perhaps 10 minutes?), the monitor screen goes gray -- dark, charcoaly, gray. [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Apr 1, 2005 - 4 answers

Is there a camcorder arm that clamps on to a desk and swivels around?

I want to use my regular camcorder for videoconferencing, and for magnifying small print on my computer screen. Do any of the videographers out there know of a camcorder arm that clamps on to a desk and swivels around?
posted by josh on Aug 5, 2004 - 7 answers

Dead Apple Pixels

How many pixels need to be broken for Apple to replace one of their laptop screens? (more inside)
posted by garethspor on May 22, 2004 - 13 answers

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