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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

How to go from zero to TV?

We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 11, 2013 - 27 answers

iPhone 4S replacement screen?

Where to get a replacement screen assembly for iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Dec 2, 2012 - 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

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

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 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

brick + TV

TV mounted to brick, part deux [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Nov 28, 2010 - 7 answers

No slider bar for contrast...now what?

How can I adjust the contrast on an iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 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

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

LCDs without bezels.

Could an LCD display be made without a bezel ? [more inside]
posted by godidog on Jul 25, 2008 - 9 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

a wireless digital photo frame with proper viewing angle?

Digital Photo Frame (DPF) with wireless and wide viewing angle? I had my heart set on a Sungale 15” DPF with wifi, but when I viewed one in-store, the screen was far more sensitive to viewer head position than the norm (both height and sideways angle), which is terrible for a DPF. Is there anything similar which uses a non-sucky screen, and how can I know, given that I can’t view it personally before buying? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Mar 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD monitors/TVs?

Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD televisions and monitors? Alternatively, suggest a good LCD television or monitor. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 15, 2008 - 14 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

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

Making a digital picture frame from a spare 7" LCD?

Any way to make use of a 7 inch LCD screen with an RCA input to make a cheap digital picture frame? [more inside]
posted by evanm on Nov 24, 2007 - 7 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

flat screen takes hours to show anything. any hope ?

My flat screen takes hours to show anything. Any hope ? [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jul 8, 2007 - 4 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

Is this LCD a bad idea?

Would it be foolish for me to purchase this Apple 17" Studio Display? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Nov 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Cost to replace 1.8" LCD screen?

The 1.8" LCD on my Canon S70 camera cracked. Anyone have experience (price, time, quality) getting a similarly sized digital camera LCD screen replaced? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Aug 6, 2006 - 2 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

Why do I feel nauseated after sitting at my computer?

Why do I feel nauseated after sitting at my computer? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Feb 12, 2006 - 10 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

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

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

MS Word Color

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When I create a background color is MS Word, and then print it out, the yellow on the screen takes on a green cast, and after a bit of fiddling, I can't seem to compensate for this effect. Is this inevitable, or, is this a function of working on a 5 year-old iMac, whose screen is losing it's phosphors? Any suggestions on how to efficiently match the screen color to the paper color? (I've adjusted the screen options in the OS already)
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 3, 2004 - 4 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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