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What is causing these horizontal yellow lines on my laptop screen?

When I open my laptop I almost always see these horizontal yellow lines on the screen. What are they? Is this a serious problem? Can I remove them or is the screen reaching its end? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Aug 3, 2013 - 6 answers

LCD on 2009 Macbook has gone, worth repairing or give up on it?

Had my Macbook since mid 2009, it's one of the white ones. [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Jul 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Laptop got wet. Now the screen is really bright.

About a month ago, I spilled some water on my laptop. So I let everything dry out. It works again, but now the screen is very bright, as if the contrast is turned way up. After searching the internet, I learned that the problem could be a damaged inverter so I ordered and installed a new one. But no dice. The screen is still really bright. Any ideas of what might be the problem? [more inside]
posted by mcmile on Nov 10, 2011 - 8 answers

getting rid of smudge inside lcd laptop screen?

I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by chicofly on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Help Using a Laptop Without a Backlight

Today my laptop's backlight stopped working. The screen is visible, but very dim. I can't repair it immediately (if it's even worth it). Does anyone have any tips for lighting the screen to make it more visible? Shining a penlight didn't seem to help much, because the screen is so reflective. [more inside]
posted by Charmian on Jul 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Pixels not included.

I'm at my wits' end trying to find a suitable LCD monitor to use as a secondary screen for an oldish Toshiba laptop. [more inside]
posted by _dario on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

HP LCD gone pinko; love it or leave it?

I like pink, but not when it's all over my LCD. I like pink, but only when the other option is black. Help me confirm my novice diagnosis, please, concerning my screwed HP Pavilion dv5220us laptop. [more inside]
posted by xz on Dec 27, 2008 - 5 answers

How to fix a broken HP LCD backlight?

Woke up this morning, opened my HP laptop, and found out that the LCD screen was showing a very faint and dim image. I suspect the backlight is broken. It's out of warranty. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by nasreddin on Oct 30, 2008 - 9 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

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

Help me reduce the reflection on my laptop lcd.

How can I make my laptop's lcd screen less reflective? [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Jan 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Will gluing together a laptop's LCD screen panels work?

Will using superglue or gorilla glue to glue together the LCD screen case on a laptop computer work? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Oct 31, 2007 - 8 answers

"A screen",the pittiful cry they heard. Then more wailing and gnashing of teeth.

What is it? Is it possible to repair? Or where on Gods green earth can I get a replacement? Slowly increasing white strip with sporadic coloured lines throughout on my notebook screen. Funnily enough it is more frustrating to look for the answer than it is to just try to ignore it. [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on May 15, 2007 - 7 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

Why is my new laptop buzzing? And why do dogs have wet noses?

Why does my laptop make an annoying, high-pitched buzz when it accesses the hard drive? [more inside]
posted by johndavi on Jan 26, 2007 - 6 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

Laptop LCD to Desktop PC

Laptop Screen adapter for desktop PC... I'm looking for a way to hookup a laptop screen from a broken laptop to a desktop computer. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Nov 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Damn you fancy LCD screen!!!

My laptop LCD "native" resolution is killing my eyes... [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Sep 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Laptop has gone dim ...

I left my HP/Compaq laptop in my work bag an un-air conditioned part of the house during the 90-degree weekend. I can't imagine that it was under sustained temperatures any higher than 85 deg., give or take the high humidity. This morning, the screen is ultra-dim. Is this likely to be an effect of the heat?
posted by blueshammer on Jul 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Can I make my Mac laptop's screen brighter?

Is there any software for OSX that will let me make my G4 PowerBook's screen brighter? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jun 16, 2006 - 13 answers

cracked LCD, new computer?

My iBook's LCD cracked. I am a poor college student. What is my next step computer-wise? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on May 7, 2006 - 15 answers

Laptop repair

Can you find instructive examples of shady high-tech auctions on eBay, especially in regard to notebook computers? Can you relate things you have seen in a high-tech auction listing that set off warning bells for you? What should I watch out for? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Oct 12, 2005 - 10 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

Screen resolutions for Windows

Windows users: What's your screen resolution? Are you using clear type? Sometimes I find I cant get anything done unless I'm at 800x600 and with clear type off, but when I'm not working, coding, writing, etc I really like the higher resolution and nicer fonts. What gives?
posted by skallas on Nov 20, 2004 - 42 answers

Is it possible to get good color out of an (oldish) laptop LCD?

Is it possible to get good color out of an (oldish) laptop LCD? {More Inside} [more inside]
posted by Grod on Mar 30, 2004 - 1 answer

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