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Display issues on my laptop

My new laptop works perfectly except for the screen. At boot, the contrast is almost grey. On certain colors/wavelengths(?), there seem to be tiny pixels gyrating, almost like snow on old-fashioned TVs, but much smaller. It's nonetheless distracting. What settings do I change? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Aug 10, 2014 - 1 answer

E-ink tablet wirelessly mirrors laptop?

My computer is inside my apartment; my e-ink tablet is in the backyard; both are on the same wireless network. The tablet both (1) mirrors everything on the computer and (2) serves as a wireless keyboard and mouse, sending my touch commands to the computer. How close to this setup am I able to come right now? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Apr 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Are laptop screen parts autodetected by the system?

Can I simply physically replace the 1366*768 LCD in my HP EliteBook 8440p with the 1600*900 part and have the laptop autodetect the new screen and show the proper resolution? Or is there extra logic or connectors or dongles or whatever in the main body that must also be modified in order for the display to work, (or maybe it Just Won't Work)? Put simply, is HP 594090-001 plug-and-play? [more inside]
posted by laconic skeuomorph on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Remote Desktop Connection woes

My work computer is a laptop running Windows 7. I am working far from my office this week (as I often do) and I connect to my work server through Remote Desktop Connection. Typically this is pretty much problem-free, but for the last two or three days, when I log in to the server, I am seeing the server's desktop not as a full screen, but in a window about 10" wide on my 17.3" laptop screen. As well, while the laptop's screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, the window looks to be 4:3. Attempting to resize the window through the Maximize/Restore Down icon avails me naught: I can mouse over the edges of the window and drag it to a new size, but it maxes out at the size that I mention, which covers maybe 60% of the screen's real estate. Numerous reboots and resets have not rectified it and I am at a loss as to how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Apr 24, 2013 - 6 answers

It's not a bug. It' a feature!

Weird laptop computer behavior. Was it really User Account Controls? [more inside]
posted by rich on Jun 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Black smudge on laptop screen

My laptop (Acer Aspire 3810T) fell about 2 feet onto a carpeted floor. It was closed, but now I have a black smudge on the bottom right corner of the screen (by the way, the smudge disappeared after a few minutes, but has now reappeared and is not going away). It is annoying but I can still work with it since it is not completely opaque. After extensive googling and chatting with Acer support, I think the LCD may have ruptured. However, can I continue using the laptop or is the display going to get progressively worse and die soon? Although it is still within the warranty period, I think I may have to pay for repairs (since the techs may figure out that it was dropped). Thank you in advance.
posted by prenominal on Dec 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Dual External Monitors on a laptop

I want to hook up two external monitors to my laptop and have them span / act as a typical dual monitor configuration. I just want the laptop to serve as a workstation. I don't need the laptop's display. If I could have all three work that would be great but only as a bonus. What is the easiest way to acheive this. Laptop will be running Windows 7 and have a vga port, a hdmi port, and 3 usb ports. Can I simply hook one monitor up via the VGA port, and then buy on of these usb / vga thingies? I am not sure if Windows will be smart enough to span the display across the two monitors. Help me get two external monitors on my laptop.
posted by trinigirl on Feb 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Why is my laptop display tiled?

Why is my laptop display tiled and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

PB G4 17in Display: Am I really screwed, or just kinda screwed?

My PowerBook G4 17in, with the dreaded W85 serial number is displaying (or rather not) a white 1.25in vertical block down the left side. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Mar 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Where is Vista Contrast Adjust?

How do I adjust the contrast on my Inspiron running Vista? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Jan 14, 2009 - 3 answers

WSXGA+ LED, where art thou?

LongshotFilter: Does anyone know if any 15.4" WSXGA+ panels with LED backlights are coming to market soon? [more inside]
posted by knave on Oct 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Mail, stay! Stay! Bad dog!

How do I limit an application to one screen of a dual-screen setup in Mac OS X (Leopard)? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Apr 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Laptop display is suddenly very dark

Weird laptop display problem: A second after starting it up, the screen gets very, very dark. [more inside]
posted by sotalia on Apr 10, 2008 - 12 answers

ode to red light district

Is there a way to avoid geek'd laptop hinges? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Feb 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Diagnose broken laptop display?

How broken is my laptop display, and is it worth fixing? [more inside]
posted by betterton on Jun 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Crappy MacBook displays: true or false?

Are the displays on the MacBook Pro really as bad as I hear they are? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 27, 2007 - 28 answers

Widescreen laptop with widescreen-unfriendly video card?

Strange problem with a new laptop (WXGA display) and a video card that goes from 1024x768 right to 1280x1024. [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Dec 28, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I make a laptop display's VGA input work?

What can I do to make a VGA input on an LCD monitor work? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Dec 3, 2006 - 7 answers

Using a PowerBook as an extra display...

Is it possible for me to use my PowerBook G4 as a display -- meaning, can I connect some input source and view it just like I would an external LCD? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Display problems with a Sony Vaio PCG-C1VE

My girlfriend has acquired a second-hand Sony Vaio PCG-C1VE laptop. The OS is Windows XP. Her problem is that she can't get the display out of 640x480. She's looking for display drivers, specifically video drivers and monitor drivers if such things exist - she can't find them anywhere. Has anyone got any ideas?
posted by tomcosgrave on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Help save my beloved iBook!

Help save my laptop! I was using my G4 iBook last night, and suddenly the screen went black. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Apr 26, 2006 - 10 answers

laptop screen scorch mark?

My wife has hp pavillion laptop for one year, under warranty. It suddenly has a black blotch about 2-3" , lightbulb shaped, on bottom of screen. looks like it was burned onto the display screen. any ideas?
posted by madstop1 on Aug 11, 2005 - 3 answers

Vid problems on LCD projector

The school where I teach recently purchased a LCD projector and I'm having some trouble getting it to play video... [mi] [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on May 11, 2005 - 5 answers

Weird display problems in Windows

My girlfriend has a fairly new Dell laptop that has suddenly developed a few problems. [more inside]
posted by tomorama on Apr 24, 2005 - 12 answers

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