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Laptop monitor all choppy - monitor problem?

Q: Laptop monitor all choppy - monitor problem?

Hello,
I just reinstalled windows xp with sp2 on my dell latitude. The problem i am having is that now the whenever i drag windows around, they move really choppy on screen. I checked out the device manager and it said the video controller (vga adapter) driver was not installed so i installed it thinking that would fix my problem but it has not. It installed mobility radeon 7500 adapter i believe. Does anyone have any advice. Also, when i look at the display properties, it says i have multiple monitors attached when i do not.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Ps. Its a dell latitude 2.40 ghz with 1 gig of ram

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Preferred Solution: Laptop monitor all choppy - monitor problem?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Laptop monitor all choppy - monitor problem?

First, the multiple monitor issue: common with laptops, as they can support the primary LCD and/or an external monitor.

Next, go to dell.com and see if there any drivers for your laptop's lcd. This could solve the problems your having.

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This problem is kind of weird and I've never encountered it before.

I have a three monitor setup:

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BenQ GW2750H
(connected with HDMI)

HP w2408
(connected with DVI)

Acer H2333H
(connected with DVI)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (2GB)

They are all set to 1920x1080, 60Hz

The BenQ monitor has choppiness when dragging windows on it. When I drag a window from BenQ to one of the other monitors and not let go of the mouse, the choppiness persists on the other monitor. When I let go of the window while it's on another monitor and star dragging it again, the dragging is smooth. When I move the window from the other monitor to the BenQ monitor, the dragging becomes choppy again.

I also disabled both monitors except the BenQ and window dragging was smooth. When I enabled one of the other monitors, window dragging became choppy again.

The BenQ's CD has no drivers on it, only the monitor manual. When I check windows for updated drivers, it tells me that the drivers are up to date. My video card's driver are up to date as well.

I'm completeley stumped on what the problem can be.

A:Choppy window dragging on BenQ monitor. (monitor 2 and 3 are smooth)

BenQ's site has these drivers listed: GW2750HM - LCD Monitors - Products | BenQ Australia

The issue may be using three monitors, the BenQ being the largest could be straining the GPU.

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

A:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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I have recently bought a hdmi splitter to output my computer display to 2 televisions in able to stream sports to two different rooms . everything was working fine until my windows 8 pc corrupt and i had to reinstall the OS. Now when I have both televisions connected I am only able to do so if I change the refresh rate to 30hz (interlaced) but at this refresh rate the streams are very choppy. anybody any idea how to sort this?
 

A:Video on second monitor is choppy.

Video output should be at the screens native resolution (most likely 1920x1080 @ 60hz).

Get the system working on a single TV and then reinstall the splitter.

Have you updated ALL of the drivers? A standard OS install uses generic outdated drivers. Windows update also doesn't properly support/update all hardware. For best results, manually update the drivers.
 

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Hello all,
I have a Phillips 32" LCD (model # 32TA2800/98) that I connect my laptops to with a VGA cable. I usually had my Gateway NV53A (AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series Graphics card) connected and I never had a problem. Recently I connected my Samsung to the monitor and again, had no problems. When I reconnect my gateway the PC detects the monitor but the monitor does not detect the PC. If I switch back to the Samsung it works fine. I have reset the TV to factory default the only way I know how (owners manual). I have unplugged the power cable to the TV for 10 min+. I have changed from a 14 pin VGA to a 15 pin. I have updated all drivers.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 

A:1 monitor (Phillips 32" flat screen), 2 laptops, only 1 laptop detected by monitor

It appears this one has got them all stumped. I really need help with this one and I am at a total loss. I would be forever in someones debt.

Could it be that the TV has a capacitor that holds the settings for an extended period of time? Maybe I should leave it unplugged for 24-48 hours?
 

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen which is the secondary monitor.


My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080? I googled what is my resolution on the external monitor and it does show 1920x1200 which is correct.


My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200. Its windows 10 but im assuming this should be very similar to windows 7 to fix this issue?

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I had posted this on the Monitor forum, but they said this is a Windows 10 issue and not a monitor issue.  When I disconnect the P2715Q from the laptop and start to use the laptop LCD, everything is OK. When I reconnect the P2715Q to the laptop, I notice font changes. In Windows 10 File Explorer the font in the left panel is larger than the right panel, and the fonts in Quicken are smaller. When I reboot the laptop, everything is back to normal on the P2715Q. Is this normal?  Is there a setting in Windows 10 that I need to make so I don't have to reboot when returning to use the P2715Q?

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My old dell laptop L502x is a bit quirky and caused me to buy a desktop, however, i think it is still saveable. when i have it display to an external monitor via hdmi, it works 100% with no problems. however, when i use the monitor that is physically attached to the laptop, i will get a " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" BSOD. from what i've gathered over numerous crashes, i believe its a problem with the integrated graphics in the processor, since they are not used when outputting via hdmi. i could be wrong tho, any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Laptop external monitor = OK, attached monitor = BSOD

Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.

My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.

Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.

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I have a dell laptop that has 1920x1080 resolution. However, i connect it to an external monitor that has 1920x1200 resolution. Basically almost everything i do is on my external monitor which acts as my main primary screen. Thus i do sometimes open some windows or drag a window or so to the other screen like youtube etc to the laptop screen.
My issue at the moment is everything is way too big on the laptop screen. I want to have 1920x1080 resolution but its way too big. I googled what is my resolution on it and it shows 1536 x 864. Can someone tell me how to change this to 1920x1080?
My external monitor which is my main monitor is fine at the moment with the 1920x1200.

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I had my laptop hooked up to my tv an dead using it as dual monitors. I was listing to Pandora and surfing steam which I'be Done hundreds of times. Then my computer froze up an did turned it off for a bit. I turned it back on and I got a Windows error recovery. I ran start up repair but when it got to the Windows lock screen the login part was completely gone.

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I didn't know if I should have put this in the general discussion page or the video card page but here it is.

My laptop has been acting up today. I would open the lid and it would have strange colors. For example blues would be a strange red color. But it would automatically fix itself and go back to normal colors.

I was suspicious but didn't think much of it. Later today I walked past it and the monitor was black nothing on it. So i pushed the power button and shut it down.

Than the fun began It would show me the splash screen Dell when you first boot it up like for some it would say ASUS or such depending on the mobo they had installed. It to had messed up colors only it did not correct this time than the screen went black. I waited a few minutes hoping it would wake up and give me a screen.....witch it never did.

I rebooted several more time trying to get into the bios or anything with a screen witch also failed. The DELL splash screen never failed to come up though.

After close observation I noticed there was something on the screen it was just really dark and barely readable. It said something to the effect of "Windows has failed to start" and gave me the option of booting normal or startup repair.

I eventually shut the lid and got a secondary monitor and tried to use it. Apparently shutting the lid disables the primary monitor and lets you use the monitor you plug in. And now I have a screen again. It worked.

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A:Laptop monitor dilema. Is it the monitor or the intigrated video card.

Hi computergeekguy,

Since you are getting 'video' on an 'external display', it appears to be an LCD related issue with the laptop. You may also try to run the LCD BIST (Built in self test) to check the 'LCD display performance' when separated from the 'graphics'. You may find the following steps useful:
- Power off the laptop
- Press and hold down letter <D> on the keyboard
- Power the laptop back on (continue to hold the letter <D>)
- Laptop enters in the 'LCD diagnostic environment' (check the performance)

If your laptop does not enter the diagnostic mode, you may also try to release the 'flea power':
- Power off the laptop
- Unplug the AC Adapter and Battery
- Press and hold down the 'power button' for 10 - 15 seconds
- Plug the 'Adapter cable' back in and launch the 'LCD BIST' again

Do reply if you have any further questions. I would be glad to assist.

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Hello, I have a pretty decent Dell laptop that works fine. Recently I purchased a universal docking station, 19" widescreen monitor, bluetooth keyboard and mouse and decided to hook it all up to my laptop through my docking station.

Everything works great except one thing. WHen I use the external monitor the mouse movement does not always keep up and gets choppy when using menus etc.

WHy is this happening? What can I do to keep the mouse up to speed?

(I have ruled out that it is not the mouse because it works great on my laptop screen. I also plugged in a wired mouse with the same results.)

Is it the monitor? What can I change to make everything work smoothly?

Many thanks!
 

A:Mouse choppy on external monitor

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Vista home premium
Friend's laptop "wouldn't boot up" HP G6-247CL
Turned out video output was channeled to the vga port Fn+F4 on this model switched back and forth.

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Vista home premium
Friend's laptop "wouldn't boot up" HP G6-247CL
Turned out video output was channeled to the vga port Fn+F4 on this model switched back and forth.
Cleaned out tons of viruses, everything good now, but laptop boots up with monitor #1 (Generic PnP monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G) as remote vga jack, and monitor #2 (default monitor on NVIDIA 8200M G) as my laptop screen as disabled.
 
When I try to make the laptop screen enabled (by extending the screen to it, then selecting "this is my main monitor), and click apply or save, it asks me to confirm, but doesn't take.
 
Deleting the drivers can sometimes get the laptop display running as primary, until the next book, then it all reverts to the remote vga port as primary.
if I boot with a linux disc - Kaspersky rescue, for example, it uses the laptop screen just tine.
So what, in a perfect world, should be my primary screen (the laptop screen) is identified as monitor 2 in DISPLAY SETTINGS. My VGA jack should be secondary but is always monitor 1
 
other notes: Fn+F4 no longer does anything ... will not switch between, I guess because my laptop screen is disabled.
 
Please help!

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I am one of the few people to still have one of those bulky monitors of yesteryear. I've got an broken laptop and the screen looks to be in good shape. I don't know how to go about making it work a desktop monitor or it it would even work but I'll tell you all I can ahead of time. It's a 15.4" screen from a Compaq Presario X1000. The frame to it is gone so all I have is a screen connected to the rest of it hanging by some wires. The wires it's hanging by are a flat collection of wires that seem to be laminated together or something. There are 14 wires laminated in total. There is a bare copper wire followed by three wires that are metallic red, followed by 9 metallic blure, followed by another bare copper. The red and blue seem to be painted or something as opposed to the insulation I'm used to as a residential electrician in training. When the lamination ends it is wrapped in gray nylon. This goes into the laptops screen hinge. There is more wire coming out from the gray part, wrapped in black nylon with a white plug type thing at the end. This is plugged into something labeled SPS-Inverter, It's a green board with some stuff on it. On the other end of the inverter there is white plug recepticle with a white wire and a pink wire plugged in it. This is my first real computer DIY aside from swapping out a power supply and adding ram, keep that in mind.
 

A:Taking a laptop monitor and making it a desktop monitor

My advice is for forget it. The interface is totally different between that panel and a typical PC display. Bite the bullet and buy a new monitor.
 

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Hello,

I was trying to fix a problem that my laptop had about the "display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has recovered" error. I went to a website that told me their take on a solution, tried it, and got myself into trouble. First off, I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium. My processor is AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-58 1.90 GHz. I have 2 GB of Ram and a 32-Bit Operating System. I also have an ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 graphics card that came with the computer. Anyway, I was told to download the ATI Tool v2.7 to fix the problem described in the first sentence. They told me to mess around with the core speed and make it lower because that is what worked for them. So I was messing around with the tool and then I pressed settings and then the whole screen went white with a darker shade of white stripes all across the screen. It was almost like a BSOD but not actually blue. So I forced a shutdown and then restarted. When I got to the welcome screen, my resolution had been changed and the screen started to get slightly choppy. When I logged on, the screen, after about a minute, became extremely choppy and I was unable to do anything because I couldn't see anything it was so choppy. I tried system restores and windows repairs, and nothing seems to fix it. I don't know what happened, but I'm guessing it was something to do with me messing with the graphics card tool. I will say though, that I can use safe mode ... Read more

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Ok
Here's the thing...

I have a Sony viao notebook pcg-frv37 laptop that is very much dead, and i want to use it's monitor (B150XG02) to create (if its possible) a portable/individual, RCA compatible monitor.

I already have the schematics but donít really know what to do

My objective? To use it in my room to play xbox or/and watch TV.

Thanks for any help or ideas !!
 

A:Solved: Making a RCA monitor out of a laptop monitor

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Hi All,
I have an external Envision flatscreen monitor that I have been using attached to my laptop for around a year. I have the monitor displaying on both laptop and the external Monitor. Just recently I had a pc issue which I have rectified and my external monitor since rectifying that issue now displays fuzzy. What can I troubleshoot to find out my issue. I've reviewed the Graphics and Display Properties. It is currently sitting at 1024 by 768, Color: True Color and Refresh 60HZ. The odd thing is that when I am in Display Properties, Settings tab, the left monitor in top is black (this should be my laptop) and the right monitor in the pic, which should be my external monitor is gr3y. When I have pressed on the black monitor, and press Identify it indicates 1. When I press on the grey monitor and press identify, it says it is not active, although I do have an image on my external monitor (fuzzy image). When I click the arrow on 'Extend my Windows Desktop this monitor' the right monitor then is black and when I press on it and press 'Identify' it says it is 1 as well. Is this correct. I know this has nothing to do with the fuzziness but still thought I might see if this is an issue or not.
When I right click on my desktop and go into Graphics Properties - I just get confused as to what this is all about. When I go into Display Tab the Monitor is checked, I can check on any of the others i.e. Notebook, Intel Dual display clone or Extended Desktop. Re... Read more

A:Fuzzy External Monitor - Laptop Monitor ok

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Hi,

Today I plugged an hdmi to vga cable into my Win 8 sony vaio, and I plugged the other VGA side of the cable into an acee 22" monitor. I then chose from the right hand windows 8 panel to "extend to monitor", the laptop screen went black, the monitor screen remained without signal (extended screen did not show on monitor) and now the laptop screen is black.

I am now stuck and both laptop and monitor screen not working.

I tried unplugging cable, pressing fn and all the f1 to f12, shift, windows button but nothing is working.

I pressed off button then switched laptop back on and it showed the sony vaio logo on laptop then the screen went black again.

Please tell me how could I return my laptop screen to work and stop the screen extension which is not working and which I am sure is the case.

Any buttons on keyboard to click at all?

Any solution is highly appreciated.


Thank you
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A:- Help - Extended monitor and laptop monitor not working

It's stuck in an extended screen it seems, boot into Safe Mode while you have all external monitors unplugged - Your Display is probably set to a resolution too high for both the external monitor and the laptop monitor, so you'll have to try "Boot to VGA mode" and I don't know where that is in the Windows 8 Boot GUI, if it is even in there at all.
Here is is- There are several ways to get to that from the Boot screen:

Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

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The laptop our family shares recently had its monitor broken. It displays half of the screen, but will not stop shaking. I have it hooked up to an external monitor, but I am unable to use it to display the laptop screen without changing the display settings via the laptop. Is there some command I can use to set the external monitor to display the laptop screen? Or do I need to replace the laptop screen?
 

A:using an external monitor as a primary monitor for a laptop

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Hello - Just bought my system brand new from HP in November 2016. Running also brand new dual 4K displays (LG 27UD68-W) via Display Ports in 60Hz, using Intel HD 530 graphics with the latest drivers from HP. After the system recovers from sleep mode (and sometimes after hibernation), one of the 2 screens displays "chopped" graphic areas.  The Intel graphics properties interface (right click on desktop > graphics properties) shows that the both monitors' display frequency has been changed to 59 Hz instead of 60 Hz (which is the recommended frequency of the dual identical monitors).  Once I change the setting from 59 back to 60 Hz, normal (and not "choppy") display is restored. I have tried to research the issue on the internet.  While it iseems to be a somewhat known issue, there doesn't seem to be a working solution available. Even though the problem does not happen all the time, it occurs frequently enough to be annoying, especially since it is compounded by another display issue about which  I have posted another message on the HP Discussion Boards (re: open windows shrink and move to top left corner after sleep in Win 7).Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Dimitri

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just getting my dual monitor setup running, and it seems fine, both monitors running off one ati video card (x1600pro), primary monitor running off of DVI and the second running VGA, PC is running Windows XP Media Center

the problem is the second monitor seems washed out, the colours seem over exposed, or too bright however you want to describe it. The first/primary monitor is perfect. I have the silver theme enabled on WinXP, and by default, the highlighting color is gray, I can hardly see the gray on the second monitor when the background is white because its so washed out

any idea how to get this monitor to look the way its suppose to?

Thanks alot!
 

A:Dual Monitor Problem - Second Monitor washed out, very bright

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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A:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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prodesplay p221when I puss in manue baton then OSDLOCKOUT display is come in screen so can not change any setting.

A:prodisplay p221 monitor OSDLOCKOUT problem in monitor

Hi @mmhasan,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with message you are lockout. I will be glad to help you. Per the User Guide page 8, If pressing the power button has no effect, the power button lockout feature may be enabled. To disable this feature, press and hold the monitor power button for 10 seconds. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hi, my brother said that he started getting this problem when he bumped his desk. The screen went black with streaks of red running down the screen after he had bumped it. His computer is connected by DVI, and when he used the HDMI port in the monitor for XBox the image was working fine. He hasn't been able to test and see if it's just the DVI port that has been broken as he doesn't have any other devices that use DVI in the house.

What he would like to know if is if this a problem with his computer or monitor. It only started happening when he bumped his desk. The picture is where we are at now.

A:Image distorted on monitor, problem with Windows or monitor?

It could be either the monitor, the video adapter in the computer or the cable. Easiest way to test is with a different monitor and try that your monitor on a different computer.

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I've searched some forums and while i have found all sorts of dual monitor problems i haven't found this one.

I have a MSI M670 laptop ( with nvidia 6100Go graphics card ) and a Samsung SyncMaster T240HD. I always connected my monitor with a VGA cable on my windows xp and everything worked fine.
After i've installed Windows 7 when i connect the monitor to my laptop automatically the laptop monitor is disabled and the Samsung becomes the primary display.
If i press windows_key+P Computer Only is selected and whatever i select from the list ( duplicate, extend, projector only ) nothing happens and Computer Only is always selected.

In the Nvidia panel under the "Set up multiple displays" option after i connect the Samsung it becomes the only option so i cannot revert to my laptop display whatever i do.
Rigurous Display Detection does not help at all.

Any ideas ?

A:dual monitor problem (primary monitor disappears)

Have you been to multiple displays option in nvidia control panel and selected them both?

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I tried turning my computer on today on Christmas Day, and everything booted up fine. I was surfing the web and on my regular programs for about 30 minutes. Then all out of a sudden, it appears that my monitor is freaking out. I was seeing colors changing, green lines going up and down the screen, as if it appeared something had occurred with the monitor. I go back and forth switching VGA and DVI cables from my monitor to my compute,r with no luck. I tried restarting the computer manually a few times as well, and one time I was lucky to get back to the desktop, only to have it freeze on me and turn off. One other time it allowed me to get to the f8 f10 boot menu, but when I tried to possibly boot up in safe mode it froze again and appeared to show more freakups with the monitor.

I then took the vga cable from my monitor into my laptop, and it is working perfect. Not a problem at all so this is making me believe the computer is the problem. What could possibly affect this over night? I've never experienced anything similar to this. It's as if it is making the monitor appear that something has burned out, but in reality it is the computer that is not working correctly.

When the computer does start up, which it clearly is, my monitor is saying it does not detect the DVI / VGA. Other times, like right now, it appears as if the computer is starting up fine, but if the past 10 minutes tells me anything, it will freeze again and the computer will shut off by itself.

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A:Computer turns on, but monitor blank...(Not a monitor problem though)

I should also mention I finally did manage to get through a system restore, to about a week ago, and I still managed to experience the same monitor / freezing problem.

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no b... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.
 

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I have a black rectangular box running on the right corner of my monitor, its about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. My display contiues to run underneath and responds but I can't clear the box, any help, advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. I'm running a pentium2 400 on xp pro. 160mb of ram.
 

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It's there even after you reboot? Is it there if you would attach an external monitor?
 

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i have laptop (no clue what company it is, the monitor cover that has the logo is busted), anyways, about 2 years ago, my brother broke the monitor, so i bought a brand new screen. But when i tried to reconnect the wires (2 simple plug in), nothing came up on the screen. Now i have a $700 laptop with no screen even though the monitor is brand new. Anyone have any idea what i might be doing wrong, or if the wire that connects to the monitor might be damaged? I could post pictures of how it looks like if you ask for it
 

A:Laptop monitor problem

The inverter card at the bottom of the screen may not be connected properly, or the ribbon cable may not fully connected, or may be cracked or damaged, or the monitor screen is not the correct one for that computer model...
 

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I have an HP Pavilion laptop.

Right now the monitor is black. However it is not the monitor itself that has a problem; when i hit Hibernate it tells me that Windows (version XP) is going into hibernation mode, and shuts down. When I try to restart, it gives me the HP INvent page and "Resuming windows"... then it goes dark and stays dark. I know it is doing something and the computer itself is on, and I hear Skype messages beeping at me, but I cannot see them.

I assume some sort of card needs to be replaced?

Or is there something I can do that's quick and simple? (I don't open computers up.)

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop Monitor Problem

try booting in safe mode as that does not use the graphics driver and a simple VGA driver
as the PC starts tap F8 - should get a menu - choose safemode from the menu

Do you have a desktop monitor available ?
 

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Hi, I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (about 4 months ago) and the monitor was working fine when I went to bed wednsday, but when I woke up thursday the monitor had stopped working, the screen was constantly garbbled, and when i moved the monitor back and forth the picture would occasionally come clear for a few seconds before becoming garbled again, I plugged my friends monitor into my computer and it works fine. But when I try to just use my laptop monitor and not a plug-in moniter its unusable. Any suggestions???? Has anyone heard of similar problems with Toshiba Satellites?
Thanks,
Chuck
 

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I know I'm an idiot and I shouldn't have done this, but it's too late to take it back now. Just yesterday I went to clean my laptop monitor (15" TFT XGA LCD Monitor) and realized after I had finished that the bottom of the screen has been left very hazey. I sprayed the screen with water to clean, then wiped dry, and this left the screen hazey. It almost looks like a bunch of water spots are embedded within the screen. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this without replacing the monitor? Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
 

A:Problem with Laptop Monitor

First off, if you get too much liquid on the display and it runs behind the bezel, you risk causing even bigger issues, since that's where the row of contacts that connects the LCD panel to the controller lives.

I have no idea if this is reparable, but I'd get the proper solution to clean the display and use a slightly damp (NOT WET) cloth and see if that helps. Note that you should NEVER use paper products to clean your LCD, they'll scratch the surface. Use only a soft cloth.
 

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Hello everyone,

Firstly, sorry for the double post. Did not see this laptop subforum before originally posting; but thought that those who frequent this one might be able better able to assist.

Just this morning, upon booting my laptop, a strange problem occurred which I've never seen before. The monitor of my Toshiba laptop barely functions. There is the faintest glow of monitor life (I can make out some of the shade distinctions) but otherwise it appears extremely dark, like there's a power problem. I'm using a desktop monitor while this problem continues, but kinda need mobility at some point soon.

Any tips or suggestions? I wouldn't even know where to begin with this sort of thing, or what specs to post that could help any of you help me.

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop monitor problem

The LCD displays backlight or inverter has gone bad. You can verify this by connecting an external monitor to the laptop and see if it displays normally. If the inverter or backlight is bad, the laptop can be repaired by an experienced tech. There is nothing you can do by yourself
 

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My son gave me a used ('bout 8-10yr. old) Thinkpad with XP and a wireless card. Works great for surfing & email BUT the attached builtin monitor will go blank. To get it back I go thru the Fnc Alternate Monitor key stroke (3 times). May work for awhile and then blank it goes again. Frequently when first powered up the monitor will blink for 3-4 minutes as it goes thru the bootup. Finanly it will go blank and I am back to the switch to alternate monitor sequence 3 times. Battery is fully charged and there are no other problems noted. Any ideas out there?? as to what is wrong.
 

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okay well here it is
i have a compaq lap top
less than a year old
one night i left it turned on to download some music
in the morning i go to open the lid
and my screen is almost completely black (i can still see some of my desktop, but its not functional at all)
i fiddled with the contrast controls
and that did nothing
i dont know what to do, and i have no idea what happened
please help me!
 

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I've been having a problem with my laptop monitor - whenever I work by battery and it's down to about 20 minutes, the monitor goes off, as expected. But when I connect it to the mains again, it never comes back on and I have to restart it. Any ideas as to why this is? Am I being completely naÔve?
 

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I just bought this S-Video cord thinking, "Cool...I'll be able to play my games and see them on the TV...yay!" Plugged it in and what it shows is my desktop background, but nothing else...no windows taskbar, no running tasks (except the screensaver...yeehaw) and of course, no game. The heck?? (And it commandeers my mouse sometimes, so I can't see it on the actual lappy screen...but I can see it on the TV...but of course on the TV there's nothing to click!)

What on bloody earth is the point if that's all it's gonna do?

Anyway, anyone know of any way I can actually get it to run everything onthe TV screen, not just the silly background. I love my Boromir desktop, but not so much I'd care to trouble myself displaying it while I play Morrowind. Pleaaaase help! *sob*

My card is an nVidia GeForce FX Go5200.
 

A:Using TV as a monitor for Laptop problem...

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Hi,

The monitor of my laptop is doing something strange: http://imgur.com/a/kLtV7

It started a few days ago, whenever I resumed it from hibernate it looked like the screen had been stretched and cropped. But it returned to normal as soon as Windows had been resumed.

Then today after I restarted it, it's doing it even in Windows, and I noticed that the top part is being looped at the bottom as well.

If I plug in another monitor everything shows up fine on that one, but the laptop's monitor keeps acting odd.

How do I fix it?

The laptop is a vostro 1520.
 

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Hi,

I am currently in Sweden and on the trip from the airport the bag carrying my laptop was dropped. Ever since the screen has not worked properly. When the screen is held in a certain position it works fine and normal, but I can't very well hold it in place forever. It works fine on an external monitor as well. When not working there are horizontal bars of the image that don't show up, sometimes the whole screen gets blurred. I've tried reconnecting several wires including the inverter ones. No changes. Wondering if anybody else had some insight to the problem. As I said I am visiting Sweden for a couple of months and don't have access to my normal resources. I don't even know if I can locate a local repair shop. Thanks in advance for any help.

Michael
 

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