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Q: Swapping upgrading Thinkpad T540p 1080p display fo...

Since I discovered my Thinkpad T540p has the standard display which is not that great for designing (colours look totally less true and in and escpecially on different angles) I was looking around for an IPS screen. Is it possible to just swap my screen for the IPS 3K version?

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Hello, I bought P50 last July with: Intel Xeon CPU E3-1505M v5 @ 2.80GHzNVIDIA Quadro M2000M3840x2160 non-touch Display When I was buying this laptop, I saw that a few people complaining the color of 1080P display was bad, therefore I chose the 4K display. But during this half year I found 4K hasn?t really had a compatible solution with all software, specially I have to use various types of apps. Then the 4K really becomes a burden to me since some apps looks very bad and I often have to switch resolutions for different apps. I just want to know if it?s possible to change my display to 1080P. I don?t care about the color that much, but more the compatibility. I?m still in warranty and want to change display by Lenovo?s after-sales service. Has anyone had similar experience changing it? Or any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.Best,Chen

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I had put my laptop in my bag thinking it was on sleep, but it wasn't. When I pulled it up several hours later, it was a little warm and the fan was running but the screen was black. I turned it off on the power button and tried to turn it on again. The keyboard light appeared and the fan started, but only black screen, and the computer gave 4x4 beeps. Then nothing. Tried to turn on and off again and again with the same result. Forth time or so the beeping stopped. Tried to connect to an external display but no signal was passed so it wasn't "just" the laptop. Tried to remove power cable and battery and hold down the power button for 30 secs, which some have reported to solve similar problems. Tried this multiple times with no luck. Then I screwed free the lid inot the RAM and Harddrive on hte back of the laptop. I took my two RAM blocks out and put them back in. I took my Harddrive out and put it back in. After this the computer started normally. I am so relieved and wanted to pass this on so it might help others with a similar problem.

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No temperature issues, on ac power. Windows fully patched.Any ideas?

A:Thinkpad T540p Randomly Restarting

Look in the event log.  Run a memory test

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Hi, I have a 3 year old (ish) T540p which all of a sudden is giving me this message when the ac power adapter is plugged in.  I have two adapters as I have the docking station also which I normally use and neither of these adapters are working.  I have read some posts on here and tried all of the suggested actions to rectify this but none seem to be working for some reason. Funnily enough in the Lenovo Vantage application I tried to do the battery gauge reset and as soon as i set that off the laptop started to charge and got up to 100%, i left it for a good couple of hours and didn't seem to move on to the next part in the cycle which is to drain the battery so I cancelled it.  I thought that the fact that it had started to charge might have reset something but alas I'm back in the same position where I'm getting the plugged in but not charging message. I've recently updated to Windows 10 but the chargers have worked fine since, now for some reason they are not. Can anybody give me any help troubleshooting to try and sort the problem out.  Is it likely to be the battery which needs replacing or is there someting else that it could be perhaps? Thanks.

A:T540p Thinkpad plugged in but not charging

What about your battery threshold settings? When you're doing battery calibration (gauge reset), it's a common thing that your inducator stucks at some percentage of charging and discharging. I suggest you to turn off any threshold you set, turn off the machine, turn it on with no battery, then turn it off and re-set the battery.What about discharging? Is it normal? Try to discharge it to below 50% and then plug the charger.

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Hi, I am very very satisfied how my business laptop T540p works (fingers crossed ). Just to be sure I want to ask whether it is normal to see battery status: 98% available (plugged in, not charging). Thx in advance.

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Hi to everyone. At work I have Lenovo ThinkPad T540p (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M, 8 GB DDR3, SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD). Yesterday I heard very short "cracking sound", coming from upper right corner where power button is located, while I was restarting laptop. Unfortunately the same sound can be heard when I am turning on my laptop or even after signing out/signing in. Today I heard it having put my USB stick in USB slot. This morning I updated all my drivers via Lenovo support site and even BIOS was flashed too but to no avail. Laptop is functioning very, very well but this sound is so annoying thereby solving this problem would be great news. Can someone help me? Thank you in advance for your help ...

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Hi to everyone. At work I have Lenovo ThinkPad T540p (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M, 8 GB DDR3, SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD). Yesterday I heard very short "cracking sound", coming from upper right corner where power button is located, while I was restarting laptop. Unfortunately the same sound can be heard when I am turning on my laptop or even after signing out/signing in. Today I heard it having put my USB stick in USB slot. This morning I updated all my drivers via Lenovo support site and even BIOS was flashed too but to no avail. Laptop is functioning very, very well but this sound is so annoying thereby solving this problem would be great news. Can someone help me? Thank you in advance for your help ...

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Dear all, I have simple question , will the ThinkPad 540p have Western Digital HDD as its primary HDD or someone else before me change the HDD , and if possible any method to check this issuse. 

A:ThinkPad T540p Hard Drive Type.

Hi saherboy,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
You can use Lenovo Parts Lookup to check the configured parts for your system and also for ThinkPad T540p 1TB and 500GB variants of WD are available according to OEM parts list.
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I had a thinkpad t540p model 20be004eus upgraded to windows 10. It seems that my laptop has wwan device (I can insert a sim card in the battery bay), however, I cannot get my laptop reconized the wwan. I already try these following: - Check spec of my wwan device noted here which it turned out to be EM7355- Downloaded EM7355 package from here.- Install the software, but it only add Sierra location sensor- Tried to add device manual and use source from the aboved download.- Windows did add the device which error 10, I then can update the device to newest version.- After that a network adaptor appeared on windows network, but always in disabled status (can NOT enable) Do any body know how to deal with this problem?


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A:Thinkpad T540p cannot recognized wwan device

HiAre you sure laptop has the wwan card em7355 installed? Sim card reader presence doesn't mean laptop has built-in wwan card and even wwan antennas. What's the laptop model code, MTM (Machine-Type-Model)? Is there unknown device in the Device Manager? What description does the device with error 10 have? The same question for network adapter.Note, em7355 doesn't have drivers for win10. The only chance wodem could work is to use OS drivers for modem in the MBIM mode.What's the network type (3G, LTE) and mobile broadband operator name are you trying to connect?

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 I have a ThinkPad T540P and decived to install some driver updates using the Lenovo System Update app.  After updating the highlighted list of drivers in the attached image I began having issues with the computer crashing when entering or waking from sleep.   Sometimes it appeared to crash while entering sleep it would hang with the red light still solid on the computer, but wouldn't respond.  Othertimes it would wake, but I would just get a black screen or a cursor.  Sometimes it even hands on restarting. Any suggestions what I can do here?

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I bought a ThinkPad 540p that comes with preloaded Windows 8.1. As I want to dual boot the machine I tried to select the Legacy Boot option in the BIOS/Startup tab, but I can't do anything as the option UEFI/Legacy Book is greyed out and locked in "UEFI Only". Below it there is an option called: -CSM Support that is also greyed out and selected as [No]. (below  these options there is a little note with an asterisk saying "Unselectable for Secure Boot"). How can I enable the UEFI/Legacy Boot option again in order to dual boot the computer? I want to be able to boot from USB or from the CD Drive.   Thank you very much for helping me out!     


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A:Unable to select UEFI/Legacy Boot in BIOS / Startup - ThinkPad T540p

Hello and welcome,
I'm not sure where it is in your BIOS (security tab maybe) but there should be an option to turn off secure boot.

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Setup:Win8.1 EnterpriseThinkpad T540p on UltraDock with its screen in 1920x1080 resolution as secondary monitorLenovo 24" in 1920x1080 resolution external monitor as primary monitor Workaround:Flip the resolution to 1600x900 then to 1920x1080 again OR undock and redock Thinkpad.  Done so far:I've tried upgrading and downgrading the Intel driver to no avail. The latest driver can't be installed because of an error that I don't have appropriate system - managed to install it but the issue persist. Currently:Running on driver version   Issue:When moving windows to the secondary monitor, the screen resolution behaves like it's running in 1600x900 when in fact it's set to 1920x1080.  Is there any permanent fix?

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Hello. I have followed the directions as mentionned here: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/gmuj26us.txt I started by trying to install it silently but it didn't work. Then I tried to install it manually and it worked correctly.I grabbed another T540P to try it silently again but the same issue is happening. Here is the content of the Winuptp.log:[2018/1/11 14:8:55]OS = Windows 10 64bitFlash module cannot be found. It obviously cannot see the flash EXE even though I made sure it was in the same folderfyi I am running %filepath%\WINUPTP64.EXE -s Any help would be appreciated.Thanks! 

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Hi When i try to play 1080p movies on my T410 Notebook, the video does not stream well,,, It plays in very small inervals, but 720p moviea are played fine with no problem. What may be the issue? ThanksMani

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Hello Everyone, I am about to purchase a P51 and I have a question regarding the keyboard. There are two options, and I would prefer the non-backlit as the texture and curved keys are more my taste. If I wanted to change to a backlit setting for any reason, could I simply order the part number and swap it out in the future? Or is it set in stone?

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Hi,  My first post here and I'm wondering if anyone has upgraded their Lenovo from a 720p TN screen to a 1080p IPS screen? I own a Lenovo T460 20FMS1YT00 - with a 14inch 720p TN screen. I'm having trouble finding a screen upgrade. I've also read that you need a cable upgrade too when you go to 1080p from 720p? Any help would be appreciated on what screen and cable I need exactly. Thanks.

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My thinkpad T540p Display backlight is not working, when i connect to External display am getting output. any way to fix the isssue ? the laptop is under warranty. 

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I have a ThinkPad S1 yoga bought in Dec 2013. I have being using the mini hdmi to work of 1 external 1080p monitor these last few years and it has worked fine. I now want to add a new second 1440 x 2560 along side my 1080 x 1920 monitor for a dual monitor set up. (Mostly for spreadsheets, emails, web browsing etc.) I do not mind if one of these duplicates my laptop screen. I was going to get the onelink dock to enable me to do this however I am not sure if it will work. I know the resolution with dual monitors running off the dock is limited at 1200p. What I now want to do is use the mini hdmi on my laptop for one monitor and the onelink dock for the other, however I want to be sure it will work before I go and buy the monitor and dock. Alternatively I could buy an USB 3.0 to hdmi adapted to run the 1080 monitor and a usb hub for the extra usb's I will need. (I think the dock will use less processing power and would be a slicker set up so I imagine it would be better?) You?re  help would be appreciated as I have read there can be issues trying to get higher resolution monitors to work. 

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My internal display just stopped working for no reason with Windows 10. The external monitor still works fine though.I checked the Device manager, the internal display had disappeared from the Monitors section, only my external monitor was listed there.It had happened twice. I brought the display back the 1st time after I uninstall the monitor driver and re-installed the latest driver from Lenovo website, but this time it's already with the latest driver and the same trick did not work.Luckily I still have a clone image of the system with Windows 8.1. Once I switched back to Windows 8.1 the internal display worked fine so I think it has to be a driver issue.The display adpater is Intel HD 4600. The internal monitor is the original HD display that came with the laptop. Please help. 

A:T540p Internal Display stopped working

Hi Paulgti,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
Consider updating the Intel HD Graphics from the Intel Website. Also, check if display fine when you connect with external monitor.
Please update the following
Let us know how you get on.
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Hi community, we are using several Thinkpads for years mostly without issues. But for a while now we have to experience issues with our T540p's in combination with pro and ultimate docks. And lately we also run into the same issue with a T570.Here our configuration, there are two external displays connected to the docking and one of them is the primary screen.And this is the issue: When we undock the T540p, the internal display should switch to be the primary and only display, but it doesn't. It seems to be that the T540p is still thinking to have external displays connected. The internal display is all black but I can move the mouse pointer from the right into the screen and can also move it out of the screen by pulling it downwards.All windows are opened on the virtual screen,which means I cannot see any configuration windows to change display behavior. Pressing Fn+F7 and up or down arrow blind does not change anything.It does not matter if I undock the T540p while it is running, or if I shutdown the system before undocking. When this error occurs it also does not matter if I connect an external display to the T540p directly, I still cannot see anything. To set the internal display to be the main display before undocking does not change the behavior anyway.If I put the T540p into the docking again, mostly everything is fine. The two external displays are running as before. If it was a desktop PC that would be fine but it is a notebook and we need to carry it with us an... Read more

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I broke my screen and found that there are 1080p available for the 7000 series, mine came with tue 720p. is it possible to replace it with the 1080p version? would it work?

A:upgrading the screen resolution from 720p to 1080p Inspiron 13 (7347)

Yes, but you cannot simply replace the LCD - you must replace the entire display assembly.

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Hi guys! I'm really having a bad time, my laptop is currently unusable since the backlight is not working on either the TN panel or IPS panel that I have for it. when I first got the laptop it worked fine, allthough it ran a bit hot 65c idle. So I decided to change the thermal paste for with some Arctic Silver MX-4 and the idle temps dropped to 43c idle, a very nice improvement if you ask me. Then I decided to change the awful TN panel that it came with since I've done that a thousand times before with other laptops, so I went ahead and ordered one from eBay (it came from UK) since I did not want to risk some china panel potentially breaking my precious new laptop. when I got the new panel, I turned off the laptop then removed the battery and pressed the power button for 30 seconds, then porceeded to take the bezel off and remove the "old" working display and install the new display. No problem.... or so i thought... There was only a black screen when i booted it back up!turns out that the backlight was not working (I was shining with a flashlight and getting a picture on the monitor itself)I then did the same procedure and replaced the "new" monitor(IPS) with the "old"(TN) still no backlight... I really needed it for my school, so I went to a local PC-repair shop that could fix things such as laptop. thay said that there was 3 possibilities:broken monitorbroken motherboard (GPU is soldered on motherboard)borken cable from motherboard t... Read more

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Hi,I'm having some trouble with the t540p in the UltraDock. I have a setup with 3 displays:- internal- external on DVI- external on DisplayPortThe external ones are connected to the UltraDock. I've got the problem, that the external monitor on the DVI-Port blanks frequently (about every 15min) for 2-3 seconds.Less frequently (about once every 1-2 hours) all external Monitors blank for about 5-10 seconds and you can hear in the speakers the Windows sound for disconnecting and reconnecting devices. Another abnormality I discoverd is, that when I use the t540p without the Dockingstation (but a power supply connected) the screen dims down to "battery level" from time to time (also only for some seconds) and the Battery-Symbol changes from "mains operation" to "battery operation" while the brightness is dimmed.This happens with both power supplies (the one shipped with the t540p and the one shipped with the UltraDock) Maybe these effects could be related somehow?Does any of you experience the same issues or has got any clue what could be the problem here? Best Regards,Andre

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A:T540p/T440p+UltraDock+external display issues

Same problem, sill no idea how to fix it...

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Hi! I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and the built-in screen is 4k. I need to use the lower 1920x1080 resolution quite often, because most of the applications I use won't scale to 4k (for example GIMP).  When I right-click Graphic settings (Intel) -> Resolution -> 1920 x 1080 on the desktop, the display is all blurry, even after I log out and log back in. Everything looks blurry, not just some apps, all of them. Also the Windows 10 UI is blurry. Also, if I turn off my computer when using 1920 x 1080 the display won't turn on next time. I have to close the lid, open it and press the power button (wake from sleep) at least three times before the display turns on. After I log in there's always some message saying "You are not using recommended resolutio..." etc. This is very annoying, what should I do? Looking forward to your reply.Best regards,SankoWeb

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I am trying to get my home theater system to play Blu-Ray disks via my HTPC (Home Theater PC) I have just upgraded the ATI drivers for the video card and I still have two issues. First when I play a BRD via PowerDVD Ultra V7.3 the program opens Ok but when I put in a BRD I get a message saying the color scheme is being changed to Windows basic. The BRD plays fine on the PC but on the video display the PowerDVD interface comes up but the picture area is black, no movie, nothing. The cloned PC display showes just fine on the 1080p video display.

The other issue is the desktop freezing ...kind of. If the system sits idle for a while the display freezes, but the system is still working OK, it's as if I took a screen capture and set it as a background. The mouse moves but nothing is clickable. To get out of the I have to do a Ctrl, Alt, Delete and when the window opens close it and all is well till the system sits for a will and it's the same thing.
Computer system:

Intel 6600 2.40 GHz

2 GB memory

Video card ATI Radeon HD 4670 1 GB of memory

Video Display:

Sony VPL-VW40 1080p connected to the PC via HDMI



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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 948416 MB, Free - 422110 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, A960D+
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Hi, I'm trying to use my TV as a monitor with HDMI but I am having problems. I have a 32" 1080p Insignia TV (model number ns-32l450a11) whose native resolution is reported to be 1920x1080 on all specs listings I could find on the internet. However, the 1920x1080 option only outputs in 30Hz, with considerable latency. The color quality and image clarity is fine, but the image needs to be overscanned. I was able to find a workaround in the form of a custom driver someone made, and unlocked it to 60Hz. With this, the TV maintains the high input lag. I tried changing to any available option and I found that 1280x768 operates with very little lag , comparable to my other monitor. Does this mean that this TV actually has a 5:3 native aspect ratio? What I want to know is, is there any way to get 1080p to happen with the same small amount of lag as 1280x768, or perhaps if there is a way I can use a higher resolution in 5:3 ratio? Do Nvidia/Intel based machines have this issue?

A:1080p TV display latency in 16:9?

It's not a PC (ie: nVidia or Intel) issue. It's a TV issue. This is a common problem when using TV's as a monitor. Most TV's suffer from the same problem. They aren't designed to function for your intended use. Hence the reason monitors cost more than a comparable sized TV, even though a TV has additional hardware to meet it's function (as a TV).

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Hello, I bought P50 last July with: Intel Xeon CPU E3-1505M v5 @ 2.80GHzNVIDIA Quadro M2000M3840x2160 non-touch Display When I was buying this laptop, I saw that a few people complaining the color of 1080P display was bad, therefore I chose the 4K display. But during this half year I found 4K hasn?t really had a compatible solution with all software, specially I have to use various types of apps. Then the 4K really becomes a burden to me since some apps looks very bad and I often have to switch resolutions for different apps. I just want to know if it?s possible to change my display to 1080P. I don?t care about the color that much, but more the compatibility. I?m still in warranty and want to change display by Lenovo?s after-sales service. Has anyone had similar experience changing it? Or any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.Best,Chen

A:Can I change my 4K display to 1080P on P50?

Sorry, I posted at wrong place. Please ignore this post...

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Hi, I have an HP Envy Touchsmart 15t-j100 Quad Edition Laptop, running Windows 8.1.

When I finished the setup process, I immediately download Chrome, since IE was the only browser pre-installed. Now, I've never used Windows 8.1 or 8 before and am totally new to this new Metro UI and Charms thing (so far I hate it) so as you can imagine I ran into problems immediately.

I will post the full specs of my laptop below, but just know that it has a 1920x1080 display and an Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics card.

When I opened Chrome for the first time, it launched as an app. Everything was okay about it, except I didn't like the new concept of "Apps" and Microsoft's idea of multitasking. So naturally I relaunched it in Desktop Mode. However, I noticed that the text (on the URL bar, the buttons, and the tabs, as well as web content) looked much blurrier than it had in Windows 8 mode.

I looked around for a while for a solution, and found it. You simply had to go to the Chrome properties, go to Compatibility, and check "disable display scaling on high DPI settings". Now, of course I had no idea what that meant, but when I relaunched Chrome everything was fine again, except for one problem.

Everything was unnaturally small. The tabs, the URL bar, the refresh, back/forward buttons, menu button, and extensions were all smaller than they were in Windows 8 mode and in desktop mode with display scaling.

Compare the 2 screenshots below:

Chrome with display scaling:

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A:Windows 8.1 1080p Display Issue

its because of windows 8.1 new dpi setting for all displays as one so you need to go right click your desktop then choose screen resolution then on the left pick make things bigger or larger and then check the box in that new window for setting it for all displays then apply it and log off(sign out) on next log in you should be all good also make sure you have the latest drivers for your gpu off nvidia's site. here's a guide for it too [Fix] Bold, Blurry or Hard to Read Font Problem in Windows 8.1 - AskVG

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Ok, so our math skills tells us that 1080p on a 4K screen SHOULD be as sharp as a native 1080p screen. However I can't seem to make that happen unless I use a virtual machine (VMware) and set it to 1080p. In this case Windows thinks the screen is 1080p and there's no blurriness whatsoever.If you set the screen to 1080p without using VMware then Windows will use anti-aliasing which results in a blurry screen.We know the hardware can do it... so the question is: How can we make Windows think the 4K display is 1080p (so that anti-aliasing is not used)?Brgds... /Thomas

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Hey I just ordered this laptop from dell through online support.I gave him a specific detail I would like 1080p output quality to my tv.this is what he sold me Inspiron 15 5000 7th Generation IntelŽ Core? i5-7300HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
128GB Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive (Storage)
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display, Non-touch
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz, 1x1
74WHr, 6-Cell Battery (Integrated)
Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
1 Year Basic Hardware Warranty Repair: 5x10 HW-Only,5x10 NBD Onsite
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Ports and slots
1. SD Card Reader | 2. USB 3.0 with PowerShare | 3. HDMI | 4. RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet | 5. Kensington Security Lock | 6. DC power-in connector | 7. USB 3.0 | 8. USB 3.0 | 9. Headphone
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Price : $999.99 + Taxes only .

A:Display output to tv 1080p quality

Any PC that has any type of external display connector can handle 1080p. VGA might have been a problem since not all TVs accept VGA (and not always 1080p when they do), but DisplayPort and HDMI have supported 1080p since they were introduced on laptops around 2009.

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Hey guys,

So I recently switched to a 1080p Display... a Dynex television. When I first plugged my HDMI in, I noticed that the resolution was very poor and most of the images (especially text) were very blurry. So, I simply forced 1080p using the Intel Graphics panel, made a custom aspect ratio, and voila, things are now scaling properly. However, for some reason, the text seems to be very hazy. More specifically, the text has this sort of "glowing" effect, where each character is border by a shade slightly brighter than the background color. This is causing the text to look cloudy, and is agonizing to read. Besides this the quality seems to refuse to get any better no matter how high I make the resolution. Even though everything scales properly now, the quality is to poor to bear. My television does not have an Overscan or Autoscan feature, and it does not have an option to change the aspect ratio (it's sort of an old tv).

DPI scaling is already at its lowest setting and all my other windows scaling settings are at their minimum.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Andrew M

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Unfortunately I don't have the liberty to build or use a desktop so I'm considering a new laptop. I like the Sager NP9377 but unfortunately it uses a 60Hz display at 1080p. Is 980M SLI worth it at all or should I stick to a single 980M and put the rest of the budget somewhere else? Here's what I was thinking.

CPU: i7-4810MQ
SSD: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO Series mSATA SSD
HDD: Two 1TB 7200 HDD in Raid 0


CPU: i7-4810MQ
GPU: 980M
SSD: 1TB Samsung 850 EVO Series mSATA SSD
HDD: Two 1TB 7200 HDD in Raid 0

A:Is 980M SLI a waste at 1080p with 60Hz display?

StevenMal said:

Is 980M SLI worth it at all or should I stick to a single 980M and put the rest of the budget somewhere else?Click to expand...

That depends on what you plan on doing with this system. Given your planned specs, I'm going to assume gaming or video editing/rendering.

SLI/Crossfire only give marginal improvements in comparison to a better, single graphics card. That being said, if the 980M is the only graphics card available, it may be worth getting two in SLI.

I've never seen a laptop offer SLI graphics...though I've never been in the market for a gaming laptop, so I haven't done too much research on them.

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I have a problem that when I use either of my HD 1080p TVs,
the desktop seems to be cropped by about 40 pixels on all four sides of the screen.
It happens on both my Sony Bravia LCD TV and my Sharp Aquos TV.
I do not think it is a driver or Windows problem per se, as if I plug the HDMI into
my 1080p ASUS monitor, all is fine (all pixels are shown). On the Sony, I can also
adjust Horizontal Center up to 5 pixels but of coarse I lose a pixel on the right for
every pixel I gain on the left.

Therefore, I think the display is actually something like 1880 x 1040
instead of 1920 x 1080. While this is not a problem with pictures, it is a big
problem with a Windows Desktop, as the Start Menu is hard to use.

Is there any simple way in Windows 7 to tell it not to use the edges of the screen?

A:Display cropped on 1080p TV using HDMI cable?

This is the answer I found using
"Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel" Other graphic
drivers will probably have a completely different terminology.
OK. I finally found the setting you were talking about under
<Right-click the desktop> / Graphic Properties ... / Advanced Mode - OK
Under "Custom Resolution" and answering yes to the very scary
warning about how this could cause your computer to blow up.
I set width 1920  height 1080 refresh rate 59 color depth 32
Underscan percentage 20% (I left interlace off and Timing GTF)
I think (hope) "Timing Standard" is ignored using HDMI.
I then added the Custom resolution 1862 x 1048, 32 bit, 59 Hz
I then switched to "General Settings", Select the "Resolution" as
the custom one of 1862x1048 AND set "Scaling" to "Center Image".
The last bit is very important as none of the other settings seem to have
an affect unless "Center Image" is chosen. It still Chops off
some pixels around the edged but Underscan percentage 20% was the
highest I could set when I apparently needed 30-40%. But at least
now I can see the speaker control and the time.
Thanks everyone for their help.
PS. Some more official info can be found at

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Hi everybody! I have read some topics and according to them on display port w510should be able to support 1080p resolution even higher, but not in my case. I have W510, LCD Iyamya prolite x2783hsu , I also bought at ebay cable displayport to hdmi and the maximum resolution that I am able to get is the highest resolution of build-in laptop LCD namely 1600x900. I installed the latest drivers for FX880M - 342.00 , but it is no use. What should I do or what lead should I buy to get dreamed 1920x1080 ? It seems to me that I can't set up different resolution for Lenovo laptop and for monitor . I added two pictures to clarify that problem. system windows 7 but will be changed soon to windows 8.1 if it mattersthanks in advance for any helpMarcin

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Hello Everyone,
I'm building a computer and have all of the components (just need to finish putting them together). Now, I have a Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 card and was hoping to watch Blu-Ray videos on my current monitor which is an HP w19b. The monitor has a maximum resolution of 1440x900.

From what I understand of HD technology, this would mean that no, the monitor would not be able to handle the full 1080p resolution, but it should be able to display 720p.

But here is the question, will my current monitor be able to display ANYTHING from the Blu-Ray player?

I think the confusion comes in when I see these monitors that advertise HD capable, but I thought all monitors were HD capable, you just need to know what resolution you are trying to display the HD at, 720p or 1080p.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

A:Display 1080P with Sapphire Radeon HD 4850

You will be able to watch your Blu-Ray movies on your computer in full screen with no problems assuming, of course, that you have a Blu-Ray drive in your computer. Since you monitor supports a resolution up to 1440*900, the image of a 1080p movie will be scaled down a bit to fit your screen, but the image itself won''t be cut off or distorted in any way.

Hope this helps and welcome to the forums

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I'm trying to swap the display numbers here so that the widescreen is labeled #1. Normally, having screen #2 as my primary has always been fine but now that I want to play a game, it seems to fullscreens to #1 only and I can't change that. Was hoping anybody knew a way to reverse the display numbers in windows?

A:swapping display numbers

The 1 and 2 are more a function of the video card and not something in the drivers or Windows. It usually depends on which of the ports on the card the displays are connected to as to how they are numbered in Windows.

An much easier way around it is to just set the monitor you want as the primary by checking the box that says "make this my main display".

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Hi - I just got a new T460 laptop from my company.  However, the extended desktop monitor that I have currently (Dell P1911) will not auto-size correctly with the new laptop.  If the text size is large enough to read on the laptop, the display size is WAAAY too big on the extended desktop and I can't even scroll to everything I need to see (bottom of screens, etc).  However, when I decrease size to fit the Dell extended desktop, the type on the laptop screen is so small as to be nearly unreadable.  Have discussed this with IT and they say there's "no good solution - it's how the new laptop works."  Can someone suggest a extended desktop screen that would work better with this model Lenovo, so that the screen sizes will transfer properly?  Thanks!

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Installed Vista SP2 update and now get this startup error:

Found this thread but reinstalling hotkey drivers didn't work.

Know of a fix? Thanks.

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Hello. I just bough a screen for my computer.
I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
Radeon HD5850 1GB graphic card.
Using HDMI cable

And I was hoping to get a great screen in 1920x1080 resolution by buying this screen. After reading like 10 reviews on google search it was a great match to my demands.

Then I got the screen, and tested it. However when I selected to run in 1920x1080, the quality was horrible!
I try to do print screen, but only the analog display is horrible, not the results on the computer.

However if I tune this down to 1600x1200 resolution, it looks great. But I want to have the full 1920x1080 effect not the 1600x1200 effect.

I checked the drivers, and it says my latest driver is "2009/10/29_001003". Witch looks like a recent date.

I have tried to google any specific drivers for this screen for vista/Win7 that got a newer date than my drivers. Without any luck.

I try to google other people who have same problem as me, however, I only get to 1000x different reviews of this monitor, fake driver download/repair sites and such things.

I got very mixed up feelings about this. I do not know if I shall try to deliver back the screen, or that 1920x1080p isn't for computers? Or maybe HDMI cant run 1920x1080p? Is it a malefactor fault? Shall i just stick to the screen and appreciate that it works good in 1600x1200, I mean it isn't that much lower. But I keep dreaming that the screen is originally made for 1080p and that the screen quality wil... Read more

A:Monitor SyncMaster P2370HD 1080p don't work properly in 1080p.

the latest driver on AMD's website is dated 9/15/2010. it probably wont solve your problem, but it cant hurt to try.

ATI Radeon

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I have a dell 7567 Gamimg laptop with a 1080P TN Panel that I own since 1/23/17 (ordered since 1/12/17) and I'm wondering if it's possible to have the display upgraded to a 1080P IPS, if it's not possible then I'm having a tough decision on upgrading the Display to a IPS Panel to void my 2 year premium display warranty when I have the money or wait until the warranty expires 

A:Dell 7567 Gaming 1080P IPS display upgrade option available after order possible?

It isn't possible to upgrade parts through Dell -- or to keep the warranty intact if you do the upgrade yourself.

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Hey, I was wonderin about upgradin. I have a Pentium III (700Mhz) 128MB of ram and 10 gigs of memory. I really was stupid when I bought it, and I am lookin to upgrade the prossessor to a Pentium IV. Is this even possible? I dont have a clone, but I have been told that you are able to upgrade processors, I wasnt sure if it was possible with a laptop. Anyone ever tried this?

A:Upgrading an IBM Thinkpad

No, you can't upgrade to a Penitum 4 without buying an entirely new laptop. You may be able to put a slightly faster PIII CPU in it, up to a PIII 1.4Ghz. You'd have to find a Mobile Pentium III, which aren't stocked by most places so you'd have to order it online most likely - now thats assuming the laptop supports a faster CPU which it might not - you'll have to check with IBM or do an online search for your specific model number. Its also not the easiest thing to take apart a laptop. A memory upgrade would be a much cheaper, easier, and possible upgrade - you could take the memory to 256MB or more easily. You can check on www.crucial.com to see how much it'll take ot on IBM's website.

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Hello all,

Need your help to solve my problem.
Currently i using IBM Thinkpad R40 without internal Wifi. (i thought this old model)
Need your advise if possible to install internal Wifi at this model.
If possible, where can i got the internal Wifi and price?
Anybody can help me??????

A:Upgrading my IBM Thinkpad R40

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I have a Thinkpad 760XL, 166mmx, 32mb mem, 2.1gbhard drive.
I want to upgrade as much and as far as possible, can I and how far, without changing machines?


A:Upgrading Thinkpad 760xl

Unless this unit has sentimental value attached to it, this is not a worthwhile effort. I saw one just now on sale on the Web for $270.

If you upgraded the Memory and HD you would still have a highly mediocre PC, and may wind up spend another $270???

Much better Laptops are on sale everyweek for $500. and come with XP Home. I'd recommend that you consider that course.

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Was looking into doing a project of upgrading the CPU of my ThinkPad T500 but don't know if the CPU is replaceable or what CPU to upgrade it to, any help would be much appreciated. Current CPU of ThinkPad T500: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Processor @ 2.26GHz  What i have in mind: i5 Processor with about 2x to 3x the power of the 2 Duo, any reccommendations?

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