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What is going on with my laptop screen?

In the past few days I've notice blue vertical lines on my monitor, only in white areas. What is going on? Is it a graphics card issue? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jun 11, 2014 - 10 answers

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

Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal?

Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Dec 30, 2011 - 6 answers

I want to use my monitor and prolong the battery!

Will connecting an external monitor to a new Macbook Pro wreck the battery life? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 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

Scary pixelated laptop display..what should I do next?

I have a Mac Book Pro 17inch..I have had it for about 2.5 years. The logic board had to be replaced around 3 months ago. Fortunately, apple fixed it gratis, since this model had "known issues" and it was handled under warranty even though it was out of warranty. It has worked fine since then, no problems whatsoever, until this morning when I tried to wake the computer --the screen was crazy looking and the cursor was frozen. Super horrifying since I haven't backed up in 3 weeks (I am a typical 60 year old user). I restarted and everything seemed ok except when I went to blogger (as a typical 60 year old, I maintain a blog)...there was an error message that cookies were disabled. HMMM. I got to the blog by googling myself and things seemed ok. [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Nov 21, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I get my laptop and monitor to play nice?

I am running Boot Camp (on Snow Leopard) on a MacBook and I can't get my external LCD monitor to play nicely with the Windows side. [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night on Nov 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me see my BIOS using a monitor attached to VGA out on my laptop. Please?

How can I force a laptop to use VGA out during boot up prior to windows loading so that I can get into the BIOS and change the primary display to be permanently the VGA out? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Sep 29, 2010 - 15 answers

How is DVI formed? How is DVI formed? How laptop get co-nnect-ed?

I need to figure out: the correct cord with which to connect my MSI Wind netbook to an older Toshiba tube-style HDTV (a... DVI-D Dual thing, or something, maybe?! + a ???), and where I can purchase such a cord. I am cord-illiterate. Halp! [more inside]
posted by Keter on Jul 15, 2010 - 9 answers

How to get my Thinkpad to respect my monitor, or vice-versa

Thinkpad, external monitor, internal brain: which of these three is broken? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Jun 10, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I connect a computer to an old CRT television?

I need to display the picture from a computer onto an old 1999 CRT television. I've seen a few products but all the reviews of them say that they don't work. Any recommendations on ones that do? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Using netbook as external monitor for laptop

Can I use a netbook as an external monitor for a laptop? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Charmian on Aug 17, 2009 - 10 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

Laptop's Screen As a Second Monitor

Is it possible to use my laptop's screen as a separate monitor? [more inside]
posted by Danniman on Mar 7, 2009 - 6 answers

VGA-output woes with old laptop connected to HDTV

I've connected a VGA-cable from my old Packard Bell Easynote (Windows XP) laptop to my Samsung HDTV but it doesn't display anything and the tv detects no input from the computer at all. [more inside]
posted by kampken on Jan 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Using laptop a sa second monitor, free software?

Are there free alternatives to Maxivista software for using laptop as a second monitor? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Aug 29, 2008 - 4 answers

How to hookup 2 external monitors to a laptop with one VGA port?

What's the best way to setup 2 external monitors on a laptop with just one VGA port ? [more inside]
posted by greenknightwatch on Jun 28, 2008 - 8 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

Lets do the twist.

Help me achieve 3 monitors (2 external + 1 native) with my laptop, But there is a TWIST (literally). [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Feb 8, 2008 - 11 answers

i don't want to squint!

Why did my external monitor lose confidence overnight? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Dec 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Vertical line on laptop monitor ... is this the beginning of the end?

Vertical line on laptop monitor ... is this the beginning of the end? [more inside]
posted by momzilla on Oct 25, 2007 - 7 answers

A new blue screen of death?

Tech help please. I've got a Toshiba Satellite laptop and sometimes the display stops working. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jul 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Making a laptop take VGA input, or a cheap, tiny display.

Making a laptop take VGA input, or finding a cheap, tiny display. [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Jun 14, 2007 - 14 answers

Quick fix iMac as monitor for another Apple.

Is there any way that I can easily use my iMac Desktop (Current Intel Model) monitor as a second or primary monitor for my Powerbook using either the wireless network or a monitor adapter? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 14, 2007 - 6 answers

hair in embarressing places

Hair inside laptop screen? [more inside]
posted by puffin on Dec 20, 2006 - 2 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

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 Screen Problems

Is there any hope for my laptop screen with an inch wide, and slightly opaque black line running down the right hand side? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine on Sep 6, 2006 - 9 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

Widescreen external monitor on laptop?

Is it possible to drive a widescreen external monitor from a laptop? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Sep 3, 2006 - 10 answers

My laptop screen wants to escape -- What do I do?

My laptop screen is separating from the rest of the computer! It looks like one of the two hinges is hanging on for dear life, and I'm concerned -- if it gets much worse, it will be detached on that side. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by SuperNova on Jul 19, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I get my laptop to work my monitor at > 60 hz?

How do I get my external monitor to refresh faster than 60 hertz? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Nov 28, 2005 - 5 answers

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