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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

Kindle repair in India

Where to get a broken Kindle screen fixed in India? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Thinkpad X200 Max Screen Resolution

At work I use a Dell Latitude 5400 on XP Pro. In it's dock - which has twin DVI outputs - it can output to a 32" and a 24" monitor at a resolution of 1920x1200 on each. I want to switch out the Dell with a Thinkpad x200 on Win7. It has a VGA output, and if I buy the dock, it too has a single VGA output. How do I determine the maximum resolution I will be able to achieve from the Thinkpad (understanding that dual monitors would not be possible), and will buying the dock enable me to achieve a larger resolution?
posted by forallmankind on Mar 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Your ipod is grounded!

Cracked ipod touch repair - have you done it? [more inside]
posted by dawkins_7 on Feb 16, 2012 - 7 answers

What to do with a (slightly) scratched screen?

What do you do about very small scratches in a glass cellphone screen other than replacing the screen? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Laptop whiteout

Laptop screen turns white every so often, more often than not. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Jan 2, 2012 - 3 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

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

Help my son get the part!

Recommend a 1-3 minute monologue for an 8-year-old aspiring actor. [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Oct 6, 2011 - 9 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

Anti-glare film for Macbook Pro. Need Suggestions!

What is the best anti-glare (matte) film for my unibody MacBook Pro? I hate the glossy screen, but it was the only option available when I was given the laptop. For a while I had an anti-glare film on it, but it got dirty and seemed like it was making the screen too fuzzy, so it was removed. I'm considering the Green Onions AG2, the Moshi iVisor, the Power Support, or the RadTech Clear Cal. They all seem to get fairly mediocre reviews. Today I came across the 3M Privacy Filter, which apparently has a matte side, and better reviews, but the privacy filter would actually be a little annoying for my use. Suggestions? Other ideas? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Aug 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for a new manual typewriter that will last...

I want to buy a manual typewriter, that I will not have trouble finding paper/ink/ribbons for... [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Jul 29, 2011 - 11 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

Looking for the First Computer Font.

I would like to see the character set from the first computer typeface. [more inside]
posted by lore on Jul 17, 2011 - 14 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

Repairing "rugged" GPS screen

How can I repair a chip in a GPS screen (it's not a touch screen)? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Jul 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Kindle 3 faulty screens

I am sending back my 5th defective Kindle 3 because of screen faults--lines, not fully loading, not displaying properly. Amazon never says anything about why, but apologize for my trouble and agree to ship a replacement. But the damn things only last a month sometimes before the same problem happens. It's a nuisance not to have it work, especially when I'm off the grid on a trip or a vacation, and tedious to have to set up and transfer books and periodicals from old to new. Is there an alternative? Do others have similar problems? The last CR I talked to suggested I buy a thick leather cover (which the sell for $40) but declined to say the lack of a cover was the cause of the problem. Has anyone used a cover? Is it necessary? Is so why doesn't Amazon provide a cover. It would be cheaper than sending so many replacements.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jun 28, 2011 - 25 answers

Mac attack!

I hit some keys, and the Mac display got too big for the screen! [more inside]
posted by teragram on Jun 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Laptop display gone wild. Help!

Is my (partner's) laptop display kaput? It alternates between a blank screen (although the backlight is on) and strange wavy pink-green effects. The system outputs to an external monitor, and I've updated the bios and display drivers. I have also taken off and apart the screen to check the cable connections, with no change. What's happened? Motherboard? Display? Cable? Specs inside. [more inside]
posted by Wulfhere on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Bathroom window help: airflow with privacy?

I'd like to keep my bathroom window open and air moving through, but our bathroom window is directly opposite the neighbor's balcony. So I need some sort of screen or grate or fabric or something that is open enough to let air through, but opaque enough to hide our bathroom activity. Do I use fabric, metal, what? And where do I find it? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Jun 8, 2011 - 21 answers

Motorola Droid Screen Won't Turn on

Motorola Droid took a fall, now the screen won't turn on, How do I fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on May 14, 2011 - 5 answers

What plants would be good for screening a window?

What plants would be good for screening a window? Requirements within. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on May 8, 2011 - 10 answers

How to screen in our porch?

Should we use Screen Tight or standard/old-school staples/tacks + facia to screen in our back porch? [more inside]
posted by ish__ on May 7, 2011 - 1 answer

Streaks on the machine

PC Screen Cleaning: What's the best way to clean a PC monitor? Tried water, scared of windex, changed the cloth type -- still have wipe marks and dust. Home readies or commercials solutions with type of cloth to use appreciated.
posted by Funmonkey1 on Apr 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good?

Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Apr 14, 2011 - 21 answers

She was coy when I asked what *kind* of movies...

Asking for a friend: What should she look for in projection equipment for an outdoor movie screen? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Mar 30, 2011 - 4 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

Blackberry 9700 case

My 17-year old son is on his third Blackberry 9700 screen. At $130 a pop to repair it, it's getting rather expensive! Can anybody recommend a case, armour or force field that will protect it? He doesn't want a holster. [more inside]
posted by HarrysDad on Feb 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Why doesn't my netbook want to use its entire screen anymore?

My netbook seems to think its monitor is 3/4 its actual size. Wha? [more inside]
posted by Casuistry on Jan 28, 2011 - 8 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

Well, they finally did it. They killed my ****ing car (Droid).

Help! My beloved Droid's screen is blank after a fall, and I need last-ditch repair / replacement ideas. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Help my friend make a big splash!

A friend has a really big event that is very important to her career, and she wants to replace her website home page with a splash screen displaying all the information about this very special event. I have a question about how to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by samoa on Jan 5, 2011 - 5 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

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

How to remove paint from nylon shirts

How can silk screen lettering be removed from nylon shirts? [more inside]
posted by johnlvs2run on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Droid dead screen help?

My Motorola Droid's screen is dead. The touch, power, sound still work but I can't see anything. Where in NYC can I go to have this fixed? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Room Dividing Screens BE DAMNED!

How should I separate my bedroom 'area' from my living room 'area' in my studio apartment... without using those stupid dividing screens? (More info inside!) [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Dec 8, 2010 - 33 answers

brick + TV

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

Can I fix my camera in time?

Where can I get a new screen for my Canon Sd1000 digital camera? Is it possible to get one by next monday? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Nov 16, 2010 - 5 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 Me Record a Live Screencast that is Stored In the Cloud

What (if any) solutions are out there to record a Live Screencast, and have this screencast stored *in the cloud* immediately? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Oct 13, 2010 - 6 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

Are there any presentation stages like Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. in the western part of the US?

Are there any presentation stages like Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. in the western part of the US? [more inside]
posted by kaufmajm on Aug 31, 2010 - 0 answers

I was looking for a predator; how was I supposed to know that she'd act all... predatory?

How the heck do I catproof a deck? (Second-story, somewhat sketchy DIY deck made out of wood with picket-fence railings. Kitten wants to commit suicide.) [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Aug 26, 2010 - 19 answers

Sci-fi movie tech in the real world

I want one of those monitors you see in movies that are a piece of glass that you can see through. They invariably have maps on them, and are touch screen. Awesome. Is this even possible?
posted by basil1 on Aug 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Looking for a notebook computer with very small pixels. How to search?

I want a laptop / notebook computer with very small pixels. How do I better articulate this, and more to the point, search for it? [more inside]
posted by rkent on Jul 29, 2010 - 10 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

The right screen for movie magic...

Shopping for projector screens: What are the gotchas and other details to look out for? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 11, 2010 - 1 answer

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