Laptop techs of MeFi, I present you a challenge...This laptop refuses to turn on its backlight! [more inside]
I need a cleaning towel for my large screen DLP TV. The manual says to use a cotton towel, but I find that solution to be less than perfect, a lot less than perfect. I've considered a microfiber cloth, but I don't have any experience with them, and the ones that get good reviews (from Amazon) are too small for the task I need them for. A cleaning solution is something I've considered, and plenty of them are labeled "safe for TV screen", but words are cheap and my TV isn't. Basically, I'm hopelessly lost, and would appreciate some suggestions on a TV screen cleaning kit with a proven history of reliability and customer satisfaction. Thank you.
Intermittent bright spot on one-month-old new Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. How do I fix this? [more inside]
What are good tools for making app documentation videos, which focus on the specific region of interest? [more inside]
I heard the glass on the new ipad is Gorilla Glass and does not need a screen protector. Is that true? I will be using a stylus, so I want to get a screen protector if I need one right away. If you are using a screen protector, which one are you using? Thanks!
The screen of my PSP-2000 has faint vertical stripes running through it; the effect is more translucent than opaque (image 1, image 2). What, if anything, can I do to fix this? [more inside]
Wondering if I can stream the screen image from my laptop to my TV... [more inside]
I've got some designs I want printed. Small run, around 25 pieces. I've been trying to get something set up with Holy Mountain, Shout Out Loud, etc. but it's been quite difficult getting a response. Any other suggestions I should check out? Both companies I listed use French paper, which is what I'd like to use.
Just got my laptop back from being repaired and now the recommended screen resolution is making it difficult to see anything written in it. How do I change this? [more inside]
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]
Where to get a broken Kindle screen fixed in India? [more inside]
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?
Cracked ipod touch repair - have you done it? [more inside]
What do you do about very small scratches in a glass cellphone screen other than replacing the screen? [more inside]
Laptop screen turns white every so often, more often than not. [more inside]
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]
I keep getting headaches from looking at computer screens. [more inside]
Has anybody seen this kind of damage to an LCD screen? Can I fix it? [more inside]
Recommend a 1-3 minute monologue for an 8-year-old aspiring actor. [more inside]
Is there a way to specify exactly where, on my screen, each successive new window should appear? [more inside]
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]
I want to buy a manual typewriter, that I will not have trouble finding paper/ink/ribbons for... [more inside]
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]
I would like to see the character set from the first computer typeface. [more inside]
$700 laptop for grandpa that does *not* have a glossy screen? [more inside]
How can I repair a chip in a GPS screen (it's not a touch screen)? [more inside]
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.
I hit some keys, and the Mac display got too big for the screen! [more inside]
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]
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]
Motorola Droid took a fall, now the screen won't turn on, How do I fix it myself? [more inside]
What plants would be good for screening a window? Requirements within. [more inside]
Should we use Screen Tight or standard/old-school staples/tacks + facia to screen in our back porch? [more inside]
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.
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]
Asking for a friend: What should she look for in projection equipment for an outdoor movie screen? [more inside]
I am going to buy a new computer soon. As a migraineur, I’m concerned about the kind of display I get. [more inside]
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]
My netbook seems to think its monitor is 3/4 its actual size. Wha? [more inside]
Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics. [more inside]
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]
Help! My beloved Droid's screen is blank after a fall, and I need last-ditch repair / replacement ideas. [more inside]
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]
My laptop's screen isn't working. Where in Chicago should I take it to be fixed? What should I expect? [more inside]
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.
How can silk screen lettering be removed from nylon shirts? [more inside]
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]
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]
Where can I get a new screen for my Canon Sd1000 digital camera? Is it possible to get one by next monday? [more inside]