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Q: Faint screen

Whenever my Pavillion 23 goes to sleep and then i wake it up, I can barely make out the images on the screen, they are so faint. The only solution I have some up with is to do a restart. Then the screen images are normal brightness. Has anyone elso haf this problem and if so how did you fix it?Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Faint screen

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Hey!

My Dell Inspiron 1100 is over 6 years old at this point, quite the dinosaur. However, I still have a bit of old data I would love to remove before it really bites the dust.

When I boot up the machine, usually the display is clear and bright. However, after no more than a minute the screen goes black and only a faint outline of the desktop remains. What is the problem and what do I need to do to solve it?

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1100 screen goes black 30 secs after booting up, faint screen outline

Hi

backlights or invertor board is failing (failed).

If there is an external monitor socket on it use a monitor to see the screen and then you can backup your data.
 

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Intel I7 4790k (Stock clock, Hyper 212plus cooler)
16 GB Corsair Vengence 1866 DDR3
ASUS Sabertooth Mark2
XFX R9 270x 2Ghz (Stock Clock)
CoolerMaster 650 PSU (Bronze Rating)
I have faint banding across the screen. It only shows up once into windows(Does not appear in BIOS at all... at least that i can tell) and shows across ALL applications. It only is really noticable on darker images like grays but not so much on black. The bands are of altrenating thickness (Small/Large Small/Large), but are not very wide at all. Thin little bands spaced out and altrenating like i said. They do not move, though if i bring up an image or a dialog box, it will create the same banding acorss those windows and stay with that window/dialog while the ones normally there pass over it.
I use HDMI to HDMI on a 40" Toshiba TV.
What i have done to trouble shoot is this so far:
Clean installed GPU Drivers. (Uninstall, restart, install, restart)
Changed to a different display that i know did not have banding. (Still had banding)
Change cables to a DVI to HDMI cable.(Still hand banding)
 
What i have not done *yet*:
Remove video card and restart using intigrated graphics port.
Remove video card and install into previous machine that did not have any issues at all.
Heres further background story:
I built a computer a month or so ago [ AMD A10 7850k, XFX 270x (same card in current), 8GB Corsair Vengence(Same stick in unit +1), MSI A88x G45 GAMING mobo., 650w CoolerMaster (same unit in current). I was... Read more

A:Faint Banding across the screen

Try booting Safe Mode and see if the problem persists.
 
How to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 or 8.1
 
You will need to sign in to your PC with a user account that has administrator rights.
 
1.  Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, click or tap Settings, and then click or tap Change PC Settings.
 
2.  Under PC settings, tap or click General.
 
3.  Under Advanced startup, tap or click Restart now.
 
4.  On the Choose an option screen, tap or click Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options.
 
5.  Tap or click Startup Settings.
 
6.  Tap or click Restart.
 
7.  On the Startup Settings screen, choose the Safe Mode you want, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

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My screen died last year just lost the brightness. I replaced it with a new one but still no brightness. If I hold it the right way in the light I can see the screen very faint. what could the issue be?

PT525A-004019 - TOSHIBA TECRA R850 COMPUTER

A:Tecra R850 - Screen is very faint

I cannot say for sure but I think there is a problem with “background light” – FL inverter.

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Hello

The screen on my Portege R600-11B has suddenly gone extremely dim. There's no problem with it coming back to life after hibernation - but it still coems back extremely dim. The brightness does flash up when I press the button at the top right hand corner with a sun symbol on.

I think I might need an FL Invertor? Do you know how I find out which one I need and instructions on how to fit it?

Also I've had problems with Windows 7 Professional starting up incredibly slowly. I'm assuming the two problems are not related.

Hope you can help, thanks.

A:Portege R600-11B - Screen is very faint

Hi

I recommend connecting an external monitor.
If the picture on the external monitor would be fine, then your internal display or maybe the FL inverter needs to be replaced.
You ask how to check this?
Well, I?m afraid each part need to be checked using another good tested part.

In your case I would ask an specialist for assistance?
Is warranty valid? If yes then I would recommend to contact an Toshiba service in your country.

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Rescently my father's work laptop running Vista Business decided to boot up with a black screen. Very faintly in the background of the black you can just about make out the login screen.

I searched on the Internet to see what the problem is, and believe that we are dealing with a 'Black Screen of Death'?

Anyone able to tell me whats wrong or have any suggestions as to what we can do to resolve the issue?

A:Faint Black Screen On Boot Up?

hello
will the laptop boot into safe mode?
start the computer and start tapping the f8 key. If yes try system restore.

start > all programs > accessories > system tools > system restore > pick a date before problems started...good luck

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My screen suddenly went very dark, though I am able to faintly see the HP logo at startup. I've tried plugging it into an external monitor, yet I get nothing. I have now replaced both the backlight and the inverter, yet there is no improvement. Is it possible that I have a software or driver problem? I can see (with a flashlight on the screen), that during the startup process a screen comes up that says something about startup repair. Any ideas??
 

A:Pavilion G60 black/faint screen issue

When you plug into an external monitor, are you remembering the key- combination required to set to external monitor that is on your keyboard?

Laptops do not automatically enable a remote display, you must tell it its there.

Also if you have a removeable video card, the card itself may have died, but it sounds to me like the tube or inverter is either wired backwards, or not getting good power. Do you have brightness/darkness key on your keyboard? Usually looks like a circle, half is black, half is white.
 

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After installing windows 10 my screen is either black or very faint and unreadable, but I use a remote monitor without difficulty.

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Dear mods, I have noted a faint white dash (about 3 inches) in the middle of my P51 Screen which appeared a couple of days back. It looks somewhat like a stuck/dead pixel case. As possible solutions, I have tried the following : i. Battery Drain for 30 mins, and re-checkii. Disable/Enable the Graphic Card Provided that there are no easy solutions, I wish to know whether the replacement of screen of my product (which is still under warranty) will be covered or not? Regards,B.  

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Hello,
Since Some days I have begun to notice around one inch broad faint strips on sides of the screen of Dell Inspiron 13 7000 and that is annoying. I also performed LCD BIST, but it is still there. May I know what to do with it.
Regards,
Javaid

A:Faint edges in screen of Inspiron 13 7000

If it shows on the self test, it's a hardware problem and the screen will need to be replaced.

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There are 3 verticle lines on the screen, green, yellow and pink. I down loaded the lastest drivers from dell and cleaned the fan.Any suggestions onwhat to do next?
 

A:faint lines on screen of Dell Inspiron 5160

Try plugging it into an external monitor to see if that works properly. (if you have a desktop computer, use that monitor)

A monitor should plug into most notebooks on the back or side somewhere, and you may have to do some keystroke or change a setting in the display options panel to enable that external output. But if you can get it to display on the external monitor without any trouble, that means your screen is probably bad.
 

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Satellite Pro L40-17H (PSL4BE-00T005EN)

Hello,

I would appreciate some help with the following problem:

SYMPTOMS: Screen is black, but I can see that there is a faint image in the background.
I get a good image in external monitor.

I suspect, _among others_, that there may be a faulty *lid sensor/switch*, but I have been unable to locate it, although I have disassembled the unit.

If somebody knows, please let me have the exact *location* where I should look for the switch.
Thank you

A:Satellite Pro L40: black screen but faint image in the background

> I suspect, among others, that there may be a faulty lid sensor/switch,

No, I don?t think its sensor issue.
I assume the FL inverter is faulty.

The FL inverter controls the backlight of LCD display module.
Therefore this part should be checked and if necessary, it should be replaced.

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Please Help!
Installed Linux today on my XP PC. By using Microsofts virtual PC. At the end of the installation it could not recognise my graphics card on screen resolution. I tried the default it choose and then accidently set the resolution on 1 million colors. Now on launching I get a larger black screen with faint writing on it. I'm so new to Linux that I just don't know what to do. I need step by step instructions as this was suppose to be a learning experience for me....and it did not last long!
Red Hat Linux/x86 9 (Shrike) is what I have installed
Radeon x300 series is my Graphics card.

Please help me...otherwise my linux adventure will have lasted all but 1 day..
In return I will pray for a good life for you.

[email protected]
 

A:Installed Linux: Black screen, faint writing and no response

UPdate

THANKS for the help guys...lol

Anyway just re-installed the whole thing again and this time it doing the same as does not like the graphics driver its using (a generic one).

How do re-configure it? Without re-installing the whole thing again
come on you Linux boys lets have some answers!

supercoolio
 

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i have bought lenovo ideapad510 the screen shows fait vertical lines that appears only in black background and in dos when you are working in dark roomthe vendor told me that is the ips screen and it is normali dont think that is normal , could anyone try and tell me

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horizontal faint lines when in full screen games. using d3doverider(bundled with rivatuner) calms it alot and makes it dissapear in alot of games. I upgraded from my 5870 which was fine to my new ATI 6990. tested it on several screens and it makes no difference. So V-Sync and triple buffer has a positive effect on calming it. Often have to force it with third party software.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachm [...] g_0210.rar
a milder version of this that is harder to see.

i'm convinced it's to do with the graphics card being too fast or ''too good' for the screen and the image somehow can't keep up which causes the lines. was thinking about getting a 100hz refresh rate. The Card is brand new and works(with lines ) anyone know any work arounds like other cables that work like. 1 place in video card 2. place in monitor(dummies guide please)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-P225HQ-.../dp/B002PU9R7K
my screen(not sure if it's important)

anyone had what is shown in the video or simiilar,or solved it?


intel i7 2.8ghz oc 3.9ghz
ati HD 6990
18gb ram
850watt(over recom)
i do have 2 sets of different types of ram of the same type in.

i have 3 sets of rame(of the same precise type) worth 4gb,4gb,4gb (12)and another 3 cards worth 2gb,2gb,2gb(6)=18
i'm really desperate,paypal donations anyone for the messiah healer?

seriously,annoying

A:faint lines when in full screen games. using d3doverider calms it alot

Hello Joe, and welcome to Sevenforums

No, your graphics card speed shouldn't effect your monitor's ability to interpret it. Is it set to 60MHz?

If you could please Fill out your system specs (this tool may help you out a great deal), it would help find a fix to your problem.
You shouldn't have to install anything to fix that problem. Does this change when you lower the graphics settings? Do you have the latest drivers for your graphics card (I can help you look after you enter your system specs)?
How many watts does your power supply have, and what kind is it (You could put that info into the system specs)? *EDIT [[just found you mentioned it already]]*
What is wrong with keeping v-sync and triple buffer on? Does the game not have these options?
Is any part of your computer too hot or overheating, and does it get enough airflow? Have you cleaned out all the dust recently?
Does your new card have a control panel (from the driver) that can force v-sync and triple buffering? I wouldn't use third party software as a fix to my graphical problems unless as a last resort. See if disabling them helps at all

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Hello everyone, I'll get straight to the point. I have Windows 7 64 bit installed on my PC. I installed GTA 5 on my PC. It started crashing, I checked the event log yesterday for the cause of the issue. It stated that GTA 5 had problems with "KernelBase.dll" and "Kernel32.dll". So I moved those files to the desktop (NOT DELETED). So when I finished playing GTA 5 I moved those files back to the "System32" folder. But today when I was playing GTA 5, I got a blue screen of death, and the system tried to restart. It said

"Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I shouldn't have to insert the disk considering I have the files in the desktop. Is there any other way to do it without the disk, because I installed Windows 7 from a disk that my friend gave me and I had to return it to him, plus my CD/DVD drive sometimes has problems reading disks. Please help me, I'm so scared right now.

A:Please help me or I'll faint!

Perhaps you can use a Live Linux distro, and copy from that. Linux Mint MATE is a popular distro, you can download the ISO and burn to CD/DVD or make a bootable USB flash drive using Rufus. When you boot with it, make sure you TRY and not install. Once on desktop, copy paste the files back into original places.

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Also, do you have windows 7 64 bit repair disk? Repair CD - System Repair Disk
You could perhaps copy them back in command prompt.

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Have a Hp ZT1175 lap top about 5 yrs old, used in car alot month ago display would go blank, reboot ok for a while now very faint, Lcd bad? maybe interconnection between body and Lcd at hinge? any ideas
 

A:Lap Top Lcd Faint

I have that same model laptop. I did have a problem with the cable thru the hinge, but it presented itself as blank screen (no backlight).

Check the f7/f8 keys which control screen brightness. See if the setting is less than MAX right now.

If you are using the laptop in sunlight....it is not great
 

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Could someone tell me why all of a sudden, when I either read or type the lower case letter 'f' it appears faint in comparison with other letters. It didn't used to be like that.

A:Faint letter

Hi welcome to seven forum

thats a strainge issue. maybe try a restore point before the issue started. can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing? this might sound unreasonable but try another monitor to test.

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I have a Dell Inspiron M4050 that had a cracked screen. I have replaced the screen with a second hand one.
However the display is very faint and barely readable.
I have searched online and found that this is either an issue with the screen or the inverter.
I cannot find an inverter on this model.
Am I right in assuming that it's attached to the rear of the screen?

Thanks very much.

A:Very faint LCD display

Hi p5aul789,Thanks for posting.There are several different screens available for that model. Be sure you've purchased the correct screen. You may be able to find what you need from www.parts-people.com.

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With Win 8, here are two things that I have trouble seeing (XP was fine).

(a) Scrollbars. I have to move my head around to see the scrollbar - especially if it's small (as in a large Word doc).

The dark grey that appears on mouseover would be fine if it was permanent.

(b) If a child window is active, I can see it OK. If it's inactive, it blends into the parent so that there is actually no way to determine where the intervening border is.

A:I have trouble seeing the faint colours

High Contrast mode might help.

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PC Dell Dimension 9150
Windows XP SP3 home edition

Moved the PC the other dau and all went blank.
After switching on and off all started finctioning ok except for sound. Very faint and crackly at the highest volume.
I am connected to the 5.1 Dell speaker system.
Have checked that all volume leves are up, sound card Creative SB X fi is working and drivers are current, no issues indicated in Device manager.
Have also checked that the speakers are connected exactly as advised by Dell. Recoonected everything and even restored the system to previous date but alas without success.
Plugging in a headphone at the front works fine but speakers don't.
Can anyone out there provide guidance as to how I can possible resolve this issue?
Thanks for taking the time to read my issue.
 

A:Sound very faint after PC move

No clues anyone? Would it be worth buying a new soundcard?
 

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hallo,

i need sound recorder to record conversations i have through skype.
PROBLEM
the recorder is very faint when recording and i can hardly hear it on play-back.
HOW HAVE TRIED TO FIX IT
I made sure the windows sound volume is as high as it can be --- which in all honesty it could be set somewhat higher as well --- but i dont know what else to do

Is the recorder registered at a certain sound level somewhere in the registry ( and this goes for the normal windows sound volume as well) and if so, how can i set it higher? or what can i do, considering i am not particularly geeky.

I used to use Polderbits sound recorder/editor but theyve gone out of business and i cant port Polderbits to my new laptop, boo hoo.

suggestions welcome, karaman
 

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I recently purchased the Dell xps 8700 and I have an older set of Polk Audio Speakers that worked just fine on the Dell Dimension 4400 as well as if I plug them into a small cd player but when plugged into this computer the audio is barely there and I have checked to make sure that it is set all the way up (yet I did not have to do that with the Dimension 4400).  I have run the PC Diagnostics and I can barely hear anything out of the speakers then either.   I have checked the connections and have the jack plugged into the lime green port (2 rows of 3 audio connections and it is plugged into the center / green port that is located on the bottom row)  
Can someone please tell me why I can barely hear anything when the speakers are plugged into that port?  I tried running the Diagnostics using all of the other ports and the only port that I get anything at all out of is that lime green port.
As I said, I know that the speakers are working since they were working just fine on the Dell Dimension 4400 and in an small portable cd player.
I was going to go out and purchase another set of speakers but since the speakers work in other devices  I honestly don't think that is the issue.  Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

A:xps 8700 audio very very faint

Try this:
en.community.dell.com/.../20003618

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Hi guys,i couldnt boot up and faced wif the blue screen of death i decided to reinstall a copy of windows over the current version WITHOUT reformating mi HDD (Pls dun scold me..) in order to save mi documents in it.

the setup was fine and i proceed on to install the drivers of mi motherboard, graphics card and stuff lidat.when i plug in mi ADSL modem, i realise the xp was not detecting it, there was no response at all. In horror, i went to chk the device manager and realise the USB was not activated. i look thru the CD supporting mi ASUS motherboard and found a folder "DRivers" and a "USB20" in it. double clicked it and it went thru some blah blah and mi problem is not fix..

Help ??

i am running a AMD 1800 on dat. any more details i can provide ?? thx dudes !!
 

A:USB ROOTS MISSING !!!! *faint*

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I recently built a new computer and I have a slight repetitive popping/cracking over my computer speakers when sound is played. It happens on both the front and back audio jacks with speakers or my headphones.
My system specs are....
CPU: 3.3ghz intel i5
Mobo: MSI P67A-GD65
GPU: Radeon HD 6950
PSU: XFX 650W
OS: Windows 7 64 bit

The only other weird thing my computer does is my usb wifi mouse wont work without randomly being really laggy but it works fine on other computers.


Also I have a 2nd hdd with ubuntu on it and when I boot to that drive the popping sound goes away (so must be windows/driver related?).
Ive tried the drivers on the cd that came with my mobo, and I've also update to latest version online.

A:faint popping sound...

problem solved, was an issue with my netgear pci wifi card drivers, reinstalled them and all works well.

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Windows media player 11 will play mpeg, mpg, etc. files downloaded from internet, but image is very faint. No error message is received. It used to work fine. I recently downloaded SP3-don't know if it's related to that or something else? I have Windows XP (home edition). I have removed wmp11 (rolled back to wmp 10) and reinstalled wmp 11, but still have same problem. See computer sysinfo below:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 234982 MB, Free - 214536 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:WMP plays videos very faint

You can control color/brightness and several other settings within WMP. Open WMP, goto View / Enhancements / Video settings and reset the controls.
 

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I'm looking at a Samsung 151V 15" LCD. I've plugged it into 3 computers now to make sure it's the monitor and not the card or such. The picture is there, but it is very, very faint. Lot's of straining to make it out. It flashes normal for half a second at start up and I can shine a flash light on it and see the screen. I have tried adjusting the various settings which is very difficult as you can't really see what you're doing at all. (the flashlight makes it a little easier) Any ideas on what the problem might be?
 

A:Solved: Monitor very faint

The backlight or the invertor is gone.

Its cheaper to get a new one then to have someone fix it for you. You can find 17" LCD's for around a $100.
 

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Hi all,

My friend has a Dell P780 flat panel CRT monitor... and there are two faint, black lines appearing horizontally across his screen. The lines go all the way across the screen. The first line is 1/3rd of the way down from the top, and the second line is 1/3rd of the way up from the bottom. What are these lines? Are they dead scan areas or something?

Thanks for the help.
-- Richard
 

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Hi

I have a Lexamark 1200 ALL IN ONE printer, its only about three months old, i am getting really faint print, the cartridge reads 3/4 full.I tried cleaning it with the Lexamark solution centre
I am using Windows XP

Thank you

Dan
 

A:Solved: Faint printing

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Hi,

Last year in January (09) I built a pc with an 850w PSU (ThermalTake / Toughpower / 850-Watt). By around November it started making a crackling noise, so I got in touch with the RMA department and they replaced it in about 2 weeks. I installed the new one and its nearly October now and I have a few questions..

First off, I thought I heard buzzing sounds, but it was more than likely the fan of my GPU, the CPU fan or the case fans so I dismissed them. But I got more curious so I powered the the unit with the case open and I heard very faint buzzing coming from the power supply. I've read that the PSU is never really "off," unless the power cord is taken off, or unless the PSU is actually switched off.. Is that true?

Also is the very faint buzzing normal when the unit is turned off? I read it could be the capacitors and it could be normal, but since I'm not an electrical engineer, I thought it was worth asking..
 

A:Faint Buzzing from PSU while Computer is Off

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This not a query but a possible solution to the subject matter.( I am probably in the wrong area and some kind moderator will move it).
I have had that problem to no avail, but with some spare time I tried Control Panel <Display>. Not too successful. And other stuff too.
The on the Desktop I right clicked and selected Intel <Graphic Properties> and adjusted the Contrast a modicum. Use your eyes to tell when to stop. I also grabbed the page so as to show the desktop (Win std view) made the bright area darker by about 5, up from 50.
Roaming various sites and pages appears to have improved it for me.
Dont go to Intels <Graphic Options > "Custom Resolution", Intel says it is hurtful to chipsets.
brianml.
 

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Some websites I view have VERY small and VERY faint writing, it is so small and faint that I cannot read it. Any suggestins ?
 

A:Faint font on webpages

Unless its hard coded as an image, use View - Text Size to increase the size, or if you have a wheel mouse hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard while you scroll the wheel. That may increase/decrease the font size.

It varies between internet browsers however and I am only making an assumption you use Internet Explorer and Windows. It always pays to mention the Windows version and what application name and version when asking a question, or the advice given can be in error.
 

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When my laptop finishes playing a sound or music, it sometimes makes a feedback noise that lasts forever until interrupted by another sound. It's barely audible but still very annoying. This is probably not an OS issue, since this problem was present in both XP Home 32bit SP3 and 7 Pro 64bit. But it wouldn't hurt to ask here anyway.

What I've tried so far:
-Sound driver update
-Used both earphones and speakers to confirm the noise is not coming from hardware.
-Muted all input/output volumes except the speakers.

A:Realtek - faint beep

Hi.

Since the issue has carried over from another OS, I bet that a bios update will it.

Visit the manufacturer's website to get the latest bios and flash utility.

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 I have installed the below drivers and the colors are very faint on my screen whether on photos or videos. How can I adjust the colors? 

A:Colors on my display are faint?

@wadboram? Calibrate the Display colors: Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings > color calibration  Change / Adjust background colors or select "High contrast": Control Panel > icon view > Ease of Access > Make the computer easier to see >Personalization > Change the visuals and sounds on your computer  When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Hello. I have been researching this problem for a week now. I have tried all the basics - device manager, system restore, etc. BUT i am willing to walk thru it all again to make sure i am doing it all correctly. I recently relocated my dell desktop to another room - hookd everything back up and now no sound. now i will mention that i was also having a problem with my keyboard and mouse but they are now working. if you turn my speakers up ALL the way u can hear what u are supposed to be hearing but very faint.
im pretty sure my sound card is on my motherboard. my speakers are not hooked up thru USB. My speakers seem fine. power lights ok. i dont hear system sounds either - i have tried the test for different wav files and dont hear any of those either.
i hope i am giving what info is needed. of all the posting i have read this makes me think its my sound card..... but if the sound card is bad...would i still be geting SOME sound from my speakers?
I will be so greatful for any help u all have. thanks in advance!!!!
SYSTEM
Model : Dell Dimension 2400
Chassis Type : Space Saving
Service Tag : FR99741
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

Processor
Number Of Processors : 1
Type : Intel Pentium 4 2666 MHz
Processors Bus Speed : 532 MHz

Motherboard
Manufacturer : Dell Computer Corp.
Model : 0C2425 Rev. A01
CPU Slot/Socket Type : Socket 478 mPGA
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A:speakers work but Very Faint!

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Sound on my laptop (Fosa PentiumM 1.6, 1GB Ram, 60GB HD, WinXPsp2) seemed to die a few days ago and I couldn't get it working again. When I plugged in headphones and cranked the volume slider up, I could hear a VERY faint sound being played.
From the actual laptop speakers, I hear nothing, although it could be so faint that it doesn't register - my built in speakers are pretty lousy.

After alot of troubleshooting, I reinstalled Windows and then the driver disk that came with the laptop. I'm still having the same problem.

This laptop I got second hand from someone else and I doubt they would have ever used headphones with it. And since that is when it seemed to happen, I'm wondering if that has something to do with it.

I'm just not sure where to go at this point.

Thanks for any insight!
 

A:Notebook sound is very very faint

Rikku said:

Sound on my laptop seemed to die a few days ago and I couldn't get it working again. When I plugged in headphones and cranked the volume slider up, I could hear a VERY faint sound being played. From the actual laptop speakers, I hear nothing.Click to expand...

If I had to guess, I would say you are having a Hardware problem. I think that you have blown out the amp in the sound card.
 

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Hi all,

I replaced an LCD monitor recently because it would have these faint horizontal images that would occur anytime a window was open. The faint lines would be a continuation of the top and bottom of the open window(s), continuing across each side of the screen. It was an old monitor so after a cursory look at settings, I just replaced w/ a new one. However, now the new one does it! I changed refresh rates, resolution and tried to update the driver all to no avail. Has anyone come across this problem before?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: SyncMaster LCD has faint lines

Have you tested either the old or new monitor on a different computer with a different video controller card?

Are you using an analog (VGA of DVI-A) connection or digital (DVI-D or HDMI) between computer and monitor?
 

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I got mouse-happy with Glary the other day and messed my system up pretty bad. The utility seems to anything, I think that I just need to use the right settings. Any suggestions/screenshots are appreciated.

My next question is pretty much the same regarding CCleaner. IANM

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This (faint rectangular grey pain with forward and back arrows) is on the monitor 1 Hannspree HF225 (of 3) desk top. I never noticed it before today. Hovering over "show desktop" rectangle in corner of main monitor taskbar makes it go away (temporarily of course). So it is "part" of something. PRoblem is I have no idea what... ! argh I want it to go away !

Refresh doesnt work, turn monitor off and on--no go. Oh the arrows aren't selectable or do anything.

Any ideas ?

A:There is a faint graphic on my desktop ? pic attached..

That seems to be a pretty obvious graphic so it probably hasn't been on the screen all that long. Perhaps a system restore might work.

System Restore

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I recently got Call of Duty World at War and found out that the patch required users with windows vista to have to set their sound format to 16 bit 44100 Hz (studio quality) However they released another patch since then that fixed the problem so I tried to set my format back to anything on 24 bit but then I get these faint clicking sounds, like when a tape player comes to the end of the tape and you can hear it click through the head sets, it sounds like that but is faint. Also I have noticed when I get mail it will make a scratching sound.

I have no idea what is causing this, the computer came set at 24 bit 192000 Hz and I had no problems but now that I am trying to reverse back it is making all these annoying sounds.

Does anyone know what is causing this?
 

A:Faint clicking sounds in background

Sounds like you're "bleeding" at certain frequencies and/or sound levels. Is the headset mini sterio plug or USB? If its not USB you can try that and see if the noise goes away. Also check all the levels on all your sound layers; one of them might be set to max instead of mid-range, and also check each input and output port/connection in the sound properties and turn off the ones not in use.

If there's a sound card in the system, sometimes moving it to the most distant port from the other components will help. I suspect the sound was there all the time but some setting is maxed out or the drivers increased the dynamic range or something like that and now disk activity and other noisy things going on in the computer are beind picked up. I've had several computers over the years with various bleed-thru noises and usually a USB headset will clear that up.
 

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Hi
This is driving me nuts!!

Lenovo R60 converted to W7. everything works fine except sound from the microphone.
If I speak normally into the mic from a distance of 3 inches the resulting recording is very quiet - only just audible. There is a certain amount of buzz as well

The microphone works fine in another machine.

The R60 has Soundmax Integrated Digital HD Audio. I have the latest drivers (W7 drivers are only available for the R61 but I believe the card is the same. They work at least as well as the R60 vista drivers).

In sound->recording I have one microphone (a CD player and Stereo Mix are visible but disabled)
Under microphone->properties I have
Tab Listen - unticked
Tab Custom -> microphone boost ticked
Tab Levels -> set to max (100)
Tab Microphone enhancements -> disabled (Ive tried voice enhancements but it makes marginal difference)
Tab general - it says 'no jack information available' Also, if I enable and select as default one of the other recoding devices, the microphone gets a small green telephone symbol by it. So I suspect Soundmax is not detecting the mic in the jack correctly which may account for the symptoms.

So can anyone help me get this fixed.
All (sensible ) suggestions welcome

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A:Microphone sound very quiet / faint

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This is a long story. I make it quick and to the point.

I have a IBM Thinkcentre E50 (9215) with XP PRO and I got hit hard by a major virus and it ate windows. It did so much damage I could not save it. Not a big problem I was going to use the IBM restore and bring it back to new, well the virus ate that partition. So now I am stuck with nothing. I have a copy of Windows XP PRO that I bought. I went to install it and nothing but issues.

Everytime I true and do a new install I have it format the partition and do the install. The setup does it job but it cant find certain files. It like doesnt see them, I even checked and yes they are there. I can never finish cuz a ton of the files are gone, and at the end I get a blue screen of death.

So I went to the next step. I took the drive out and went to my sons older machine and replace his hard drive and did again a new install using my XP PRO cd. PERFECTO it worked great. I shut down and restart several times. Looks great. I pull the hard drive out and ran to my machine and poped it in and guess what. Doesnt work. I get this error.

"Cant find or curropted file: hal.dll"

So I do some research and do all that jazz with the bootcfg commands. Restart and same error

If I try going in the boot menu I get this error...

"Load needed DLLs for kernal"

and windows will not load. I went back to my XP PRO cd and tried to repair. Again the darn thing misses certain files. (alot of them)

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A:Major XP Issues - Not for the faint of heart

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I recently moved my computer. When I reconnected my speakers, the sound is very faint, even though the volume is turned all the way up. The speakers are connected properly. I have a sound card installed in the PCI slot. Is there some settings in the BIOs that I need to change? The faint sound is VERY frustrating. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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nicole t

I am running on win xp
512 mb ram
1.79 Ghz
sound card: SB PCI(WDM)
 

A:Speakers very faint, even when volume is turned up all the way

H,mmm did you check the volume control on both the speakers and in the software? One or the other could be set to minimum. Cycle the volume control pot full down to full up on the speaker, maybe a dead spot in the pot. It can happen. Also you might have it full down and you think it is full up. Turn speakers On / Off. Remove and replug the speaker jack in the computer, making sure it is fully seated. Try a different software program to play via the speakers.

If all else fails try a second pair of speakers. That will allow you to isolate the problem to the speakers or in the computer.
 

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I have a Lexmark color printer (Z31) that sat unused for a while because I don't do much color work.

When I hauled it out of storage to try to do some color Xmas photos to send to friends, the photos came out very faint.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Did the color cartridges "dry out"? I didn't think that was possible, since I thought that they used dry toner powders.

I tried various settings, repeated tries, etc. Do you have to replace the cartridges after being stored a while? Or, what IS the problem?

What else can I try?
 

A:Lexmark Printer - Faint Photos

Did you try the nozzle cleaning? I have a lexmark and my cartridges are not dry so I would try the cleaning options that lexmark has in their control panel. Otherwise, you might have to replace the cartridges.
 

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Dear All

I have bought a 21" CRT monitor on the cheap and it is great. However I did notice that against a white background, such as Word or a Google webpage, a very faint yellow colouration is visable at the top and bottom of the screen with a vertical 1cm patch in between. My questions are;

1) What causes this? Is it burned onto the screen or some form of degauss issue?

2) Is there any way of getting rid of it?

A little more info; I have a second 17" monitor next door to this one that is used intermitently for my work. There does seem to be a little distortion on the 21" when the monitor is in use. I do have a couple of speakers in the room, so magnetism may be a problem but moving them away seems to have no effect.

Thankyou for any advice you care to share.

Aiji.Ma
 

A:Very faint image retained on CRT monitor

This sounds like a used monitor that had some static display on it for long periods. There is no way to remove it, you just have to live with it.

Distortion when another adjacent monitor is in use is not that unusual, many monitors lack the magnetic shielding to prevent that. Move them farther apart.
 

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I am using Windows 7 with Google Chrome as my default browser. On some web pages the text in an article is so faint it is difficult to read. Is there any way to darken the text? The actual text on the webpage is fine but when I click on a link to read an article, that is when the text is faint.
 

A:Text on web page articles too faint

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