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Q: Laptop monitor issue

Hi,

I have an issue with HP Pavilion Dv9000 laptop monitor. I need your expertise in diagnosing the issue so I can attempt to fix it.

It started one day when I connected the laptop to my tv via hdmi cable, which I had done several times previously, all of a sudden the display disappeared. I re-booted and still nothing. I connected to an external monitor and managed to see it booting, however even the display on the external monitor disappeared when it was about to load windows, very strange. (I'm using Vista btw, don't think it matters). So, I was able to boot into safe mode using external monitor and messed around there with display settings and system restores and then got display working on laptop for initial boot options up to point where it launched windows. Eventually, I got it back 100% again.

This happened about 2 weeks ago and I thought all was ok, but then it started happening more frequently purely random. Same symptoms as above, had to boot into safe using external monitor, could see initial boot\bios options on laptop sometimes, then disappear. Screen would never go when I had it working, would only not work if I re-booted or if I turned on first thing in the morning, could do several re-boots in the day, sometimes I could see display on laptop monitor, sometimes not without changing anything

Eventually got very fed up and re-installed Vista prob knowing that it wouldn't make a difference, it didn't it made things worse, can't see display on laptop monitor at any stage now, but can on external monitor with no difficulty.

Sorry for long winding post, but just wanted to paint a picture so you could diagnose what issue is. For me, I would think\hope it's the bulb that lights the monitor that's blown, but is that the symptoms that it goes over period of time, not like an ordinary bulb that just goes. I don't think it's inverter because I would see faint picture on monitor if it was inverter, I don't see anything it's pure black.

Or, is it something completely different - with my initial symptoms I could not even see a display on external monitor when it tried to launch windows, it showed initial bios screens and I would have to boot into safe mode to see it even on external monitor.

Please help, HP chat were useless

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Preferred Solution: Laptop monitor issue

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A: Laptop monitor issue

Have you tried here, drivers page at HP ? http://bit.ly/dn8KEc

Or at the HP forum, here ? http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Display-and-video/bd-p/Display

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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 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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So my boyfriend and I both have the same Asus N90SV series laptop. We both have had major issues with our screens, which both turn grey with horizontal lines. I don't think it is related to the motherboard, as I am using an external monitor without any problem. It doesn't seem to be a problem with the video card overheating, as we have tried a laptop cooler and it didn't solve the problem.

The only thing that helped at all, and it only helped my boyfriend's laptop, was to clean out the dust from inside. But, when he did that he also made sure the video card drivers were updated. When he did those two things, his laptop was much better for several months, but the problem came back. We have tried cleaning the dust and updating again, to no avail.

The worst part is that it seems so utterly random. Almost all day today my boyfriend hasn't had it happen, and then for 10 minutes or so it kept happening. Now it hasn't happened in half an hour. Oh, and I forgot to mention how we "fix" the problem. Opening and closing the laptop eventually helps my boyfriend's. That used to fix mine, but, as I mentioned earlier, I gave up and got an external monitor.

All I got from Asus is that this is a known problem, but not prevalent enough to do anything for us. I was quite disappointed that it seems we just ended up with crappy merchandise.

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Question from my boss to anyone who has any advice....

"Got a Dell Latitude C600 that has worked most excellent for the past year (bought it used/rebuilt on ebay). So am working on the laptop and get a virus ... net result ... I had to format C. Ultimately, after putting the OS back on (XP) I can get the laptop to work via the dell docking station with an external monitor. But I can not get the laptop's screen to work when it is out of the docking station. I have tried to utilize the function key to switch between screen views but that does not bring the screen up. I tried reloading xp and that didn't help - I am bummed.

So when the laptop is docked, the external monitor (and everything else) works fine.

When the laptop is undocked, the screen works in that it does work in that I can change things by interupting the loading of windows (clock speed, which drive fires up first, etc.). When I power up the laptop (undocked) the windows page pops ups and then dissapears as xp kicks in and then the screen goes blank/black and stays empty. If I put my nose to the screen and stare at it in direct sunlight, I can just faintly/barely see the monitor is working. So I think that all is in order ... but ... why in the hell is the contrast ratio (or whatever) so low that I can't see it.

The laptop originally had an LG Active Matrix screen but in the process of refurbishing the unit (the rebuilder) used a samsung screen.

The reason I am writing this is that I have w... Read more

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Hey guys, I'm currently using an Acer Aspire One d250 netbook. I was lying down watching a show while it slightly tipped and hit its monitor on the side of my bed post, it wasn't a hard hit. Immediately the screen went blank. Now the issue isn't the black screen (which seems to be an issue with this netbook) but rather the display works but it's incredibly dark. It's at the point where I need to tilt it directly into the light to even see where the mouse is moving. I downloaded BIOS and tried to reinstall it but it's still the same way. My question is simply what is the issue? Are there loose wires or something and is this an easy fix? Cheers.
 

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Hello, my screen sometimes have these green flickers, and some of the words on websites have pinkish, blue-purple letters in them. If I wait a while and scroll up and down, then these colors go away, but they keep coming back.
Even right now, as I am writing this, the shop, support, community button at the top have these colors, and some of the letters are not even shown.
The laptop model is Dell Inspiron 15 5000 intel core i7-8550U with AMD Radeon 530 Graphics card. I bought this a week ago, and could not believe that there is an issue already.
PLease someone help me!!

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i was recently given a Toshiba satellite c670 laptop running windows 10 and it works great but for one issue that I just can't seem to fix.
When starting up the screen flashes the Toshiba logo and bios entry, etc, then the windows 10 logo and a few seconds of the blue dot wheel spinning before the screen goes black with no cursor. If I close the lid putting the laptop to sleep then open it the screen and laptop work fine til I restart again.
When connected to a different monitor during start up the laptop is working fine even while it's a black screen on the laptops screen.
The screen loads fine in safe mode as well.
Any help would be great as I've run out of ideas to try.
 

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I have an MSI PE70 2QD Laptop. It runs windows 10 home. It has 16 GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, and GTX 950M.

The Monitor will not be recognized, and I'm outside of my warranty. I have to use an external monitor just to use the computer. When I say the monitor isn't recognized I mean that the monitor doesn't even show up. When I go to graphic properties it only shows the external monitor.
 

A:Laptop Monitor Issue.

What's listed under Display adapters in Device Manager ?

Have you tried reinstalling the Graphics driver ?
 

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Hi there,

Had my laptop for 2-3 years now and have been using a small TV connected with an HDMI cable as my 2nd monitor. Yesterday this suddenly stopped working. When i plug in the HDMI the screen flips to the TV and the laptop screen goes black and it wont detect a 2nd monitor. I've just updated my graphics drivers, didn't help.
I have an Nvidia 970M.
 

A:Laptop 2nd Monitor issue

Press [Winkey]+[P] and then select "Extend".

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-connect-and-set-multiple-monitors-windows-10
 

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I recently got a 24" 1920 x 1080 external LCD monitor for my laptop. It's awesome. I've been using laptops only for many years and now I'm very sorry I waited so long before getting one. But, on to my issue:

I want to only use the external monitor and keep the laptop screen turned off. The problem is that when I resume from sleep sometimes, but not always, the laptop display comes back on showing only the desktop wallpaper. So I then have to hit the windows key plus "p" (for projector) and select projector to get the laptop display turned off again.

I know how to select the external monitor in W7. Basically, one goes to screen resolution from the desktop right click context menu and make the proper selection under multiple monitors (see screenshot below).

But windows 7 seems to forget this setting sometimes and it's a mild annoyance to have to check the laptop monitor and if it's on, hit the windows key plus "p" each time (or almost each time).

So I'm wondering if there's some way to force windows 7 to remember to use only the external monitor and keep the laptop monitor off until I tell it otherwise? I suppose this issue is likely due to some bug in one of my drivers but I am using all the latest drivers.

A:Issue w. laptop & external monitor

Why not just keep the laptop lid closed? The external monitor will display, and your laptop display will be turned off. OR, are you using the keyboard and touch pad on the laptop? If that's the case, do yourself a favor and get a full size keyboard and mouse, and plug it into the laptop, push the laptop off to the side, and keep the lid closed. Alternately, you could invest in a docking station so you don't have to plug everything in each time. That's what I do at work.

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Please help. I have an HP DV2945SE Laptop with Vista. The laptop screen broke and I successfully hooked an external hp vs17e screen. However, this has slowed down my system when playing smaller games like Zuma, or watching videos etc. There is a severe lag. How can I eliminate this. My computer ran very fast with these types of things before I had to hook up an external screen. Pleeeease help me I am practically computer illiterate, but otherwise fairly intelligent. THANKS
 

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I have a Toshiba Tecra S3 laptop, running Windows XP Pro Sp2. When I plug in an external monitor, the laptop automatically starts up with the external monitor as the primary display and I can then go into settings and extend the display to the laptop screen. All fine so far. However, what I want to do is to play video on the external monitor and have other applications such as web browser on the laptop screen. However, no matter what I try, I cannot get this to work.

I can play the video on the laptop screen and other programs can be viewed on the external monitor, but I don't want that. The reason for the external screen is so that I can view video at better quality than the laptop screen will give me.

If I move the video window to the external monitor it goes there OK, but the video continues to play in full screen mode on the laptop screen as well. If I try to move other application windows to the laptop screen, the full screen video stays on top and the other windows cannot be accessed. There are no video controls accessible from the laptop screen, only from the video software on the external screen.

Can anyone tell me what I have to do to have the video only play on the external monitor, and have the laptop screen available for other things? The video software I have been using is VLC and Windows Media Player.

Toshiba Tecra S3, Windows XP Pro SP2, Nvidia Geforcce Go 6600
 

A:Laptop and external monitor issue

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heres kind of a complicated one. i have a sony vaio vgn-cs215j laptop and i closed it with my ipod in it so the screen broke. thats not really the problem, but it plays into the issue im having. i used a monitor with it for quite a while with no problems. the computer then started to restart immediately after logging in. i couldnt do anything to prevent this. i couldnt get it to start in safe mode or anything. a friend suggested that i try to get into sony's f10 system restore partition. so i tried that. i think it worked because the computer has stayed on, but it wont pickup the monitor so i cant see anything. so i have really no clue if the restore worked or not, im just assuming it did something to it since it doesnt shut off and restart anymore. i cant really tell if i am progressing beyond the login screen. from the broken screen i can see different colors immediately after i type in the pw but im not sure its working. does anyone know how to get the monitor to work without seeing anything on the screen. i have tried many times to turn it off and back on but it didnt help. i know the monitor works because i plugged it into a different computer.

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I bought a 2nd hand VAIO model PCG-NV190. When I got it, it was with the understanding the back of the screen was busted and the hinges needed replacing. Well after obtaining parts and procrastinating at tad bit more....well, eventually the hard drive died. I decided to upgrade memory, hard drive and do the repairs in one swoop. Before I took it apart the monitor was working....gave me the infamous "no operating system installed". Well, I'd not think twice about tearing apart a PC...this was my first laptop venture. When I got into the case and started examining the new territory. I come to the realization that the hinges are going to require disassembling half the computer. I know, should have taken it to a shop for repairs. I get the hinges in...no left over parts or screws....everything fits as it did originally. Charge the laptop back up, turn it on....monitor is pitch black. I tried to hook it up to an external monitor - doesn't even "wake" the monitor. I notice that I have pinched the LCD Harnass (Sony p/n 1-961-756-12) with the LCD bezel. I take it apart again (making sure I didn't leave something unhooked and properly retaining the LCD cable). I think perhaps I "openned" a wire in the harnass, but would this keep the external monitor from displaying. Insight would be helpful....comments about "next time take it to a professional" not so much. Thanks
 

A:Opps? laptop monitor issue

mozzy63301 said:

I bought a 2nd hand VAIO model PCG-NV190. When I got it, it was with the understanding the back of the screen was busted and the hinges needed replacing. Well after obtaining parts and procrastinating at tad bit more....well, eventually the hard drive died. I decided to upgrade memory, hard drive and do the repairs in one swoop. Before I took it apart the monitor was working....gave me the infamous "no operating system installed". Well, I'd not think twice about tearing apart a PC...this was my first laptop venture. When I got into the case and started examining the new territory. I come to the realization that the hinges are going to require disassembling half the computer. I know, should have taken it to a shop for repairs. I get the hinges in...no left over parts or screws....everything fits as it did originally. Charge the laptop back up, turn it on....monitor is pitch black. I tried to hook it up to an external monitor - doesn't even "wake" the monitor. I notice that I have pinched the LCD Harnass (Sony p/n 1-961-756-12) with the LCD bezel. I take it apart again (making sure I didn't leave something unhooked and properly retaining the LCD cable). I think perhaps I "openned" a wire in the harnass, but would this keep the external monitor from displaying. Insight would be helpful....comments about "next time take it to a professional" not so much. ThanksClick to expand...
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Hello!
I recently purchased an external monitor (BenQ EW2740L) for use with a PS4 console, however I thought I would try to connect it to my Laptop (ASUS N550JV - Running windows 8). I was trying to connect the two with a HDMI cable as my laptop doesn't have ports to fit the supplied D-Sub cable. Long story short, My computer detected and installed the monitor but im presented with a black screen and the monitor gives the message "No Cable connected". I've tried the Fn + F8 option of projecting to a second screen however no luck.
Also my Computer and the monitor both have a native contrast of 1920x1080 if that helps.

What am I doing wrong?
 

A:Solved: External Monitor to Laptop issue!

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I have a dell laptop that is connect to a samsung monitor. the dell laptop is like 14 15 inch and the samsung monitor is like 25 26 inch. I wanted to use extend display on the laptop. the laptop is set as primary and the monitor is secondary. I am able to drag stuff to the monitor however when i enlarge some boxes like IE explorer, it does not fit to the screen and is like over the edge abit. How do i make it so that it can fit to screen.

I have try figuring and adjusting the resolution but still it does not fix to the screen exactly.

Beforehand the user has a hp laptop and larger in screen like 21 22inch and connected to the samsung monitor. Someone help to adjust it to fit it to the samsung screen. so it mean the samsung monitor does not have problem. I do not know how he manage to fix it. Anyone experience this issue before?
 

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Hey everyone, I'm having this problem with Dota 2 and Diablo III. Whenever I connect my approximately 15" laptop to my 24" monitor using an HDMI cable, it forces me to use a lower resolution in order for the game to not be laggy. When I use my laptop by itself, it can support the highest resolution which is like 1324 x 1024 or something like that, in addition to all the highest settings (except shadow), and the game looks perfect. However, when I connect it to my monitor, there are many more resolutions to choose from, the highest being 1924 x 1000 or something, but when I choose this resolution the game LOOKS like it does when I just use my laptop at the 1324 x 1024 (or something close to that) resolution but it plays much much slower and forces me to use a lower resolution such as 1024 x 800 in order for it to be playable at the cost of graphics. I'm just wondering because when I play other games on my laptop that's hooked up to my monitor the games I play look the exact same on the monitor as they do on the laptop and I'm not forced to use a lower resolution, such as HoN. But when I play dota 2 and Diablo 3, the graphics become shittier on my monitor because I am forced to use a lower resolution. I don't need or want a higher resolution supported by my monitor if using it only makes the game laggy and unplayable, I'd rather use the lower resolution of my laptop with the perfect graphics and have it displayed in that exact way onto the monitor, which is what happe... Read more

A:Resolution Issue when connecting Laptop to Monitor via HDMI cable

Flangdoogler, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The full make and model of your laptop would help, as then we could see what it has for graphics in it (GPU). Depending on what it is it is likely that you answered your own question,






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Or is that I simply cannot have the same graphics displayed on my laptop (15") be copied exactly onto my monitor (24") due to graphics card reasons?


If the graphics card in the laptop isn't up to running it at high settings and resolution, then one or the other has to be lowered (and most time both) to get the game to be playable.

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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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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.

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Anyway to resolve this?
 

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I have just did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I am unable to get my dual monitors to work like they did in XP.

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In bios I have 2 options under primary video adapter and they are auto, and onboard card. When set to auto the Nvidia card gets a signal but the Radeon does not. There are no conflicts in the device manager, and all of the drivers are up to date.

When I change the bios option to onboard card the Radeon adapter gets a signal but the other monitor cannot be detected and in device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to Standard VGA adapter and a code 10 error that states the device could not be started.

I have powered down, and unplugged every cable, I also tried to use the integrated VGA adapter to the Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller but the computer will not even boot. I get
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I have two monitors, both work fine as standalones but Windows will not detect either as a secondary.

Please help me someone, I am so used to having my helpdesk email open in one monitor and all of my other work in the other monitor.

A:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable

Welcome!

Try updating your card drivers. Go into Device Manager and right-click on your display adapter.

I suspect that the cards are too old, though. We will see.

~Jonathan

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I have an HP monitor HP w 2207 that comes with a VGA cord. It worked great with my windows 7 laptop but
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The monitor comes on for a second and says Monitor Going to Sleep and then the screen turns black.
 
The VGA adapter said I didn't have to install any drivers so I don't know what to do now. Help!

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Here is my problem. I have a primary monitor and then I run S-Video out to the TV so I can watch video clips.

With Vista, I had no trouble starting a video clip in media player on the primary screen and then dragging it over to the second monitor (TV) for actual viewing.
However, I tried to do that with Windows 7-it won't let me drag Media Player over to the second monitor. I can drag other applications to the second Window (Word, Browsers), but not any media program. Even tried another media player application.

Not sure what to do-how can I get this to work? I want to be able to watch TV/Movies on my second monitor.

Jim

A:Dual Monitor Issue-Can't drag MedPlay to Second Monitor

Actually update. I have a hard time dragging anything to my second display. I never had trouble dragging things to my second monitor before. When I get to the right edge of my main display, the window dragging stops..I can't get it to the second monitor. What am I doing wrong?

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I have the dual monitor thing working and everything. I have my laptop and attached it using HDMI to a HDTV. The problem is that i cant get my desktop to my laptop. The HDMI cable, when plugged into my laptop makes the TV display the desktop automatically. Because of this, when i enable the dual screen, it extends my desktop to my laptop screen, and uses my tv for the main monitor. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Hello all,
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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 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

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Some information remains hidden until I pass the cursor over it. For example, if I bring up a contact on my Google contacts, the buttons to change information does not show until the cursor passes over its precise location. This is a pretty new monitor, been using it for half a year now and bought it new. Has been working fine until this started to happen. I don't know if its a update issue, settings issue, or the physical monitor itself.

Running Windows 7 and have a LG Electronics UM95 34UM95 34-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor.

I have tried resetting Windows Explorer, resetting monitor settings to its default settings, turned the monitor off and restarted the computer then turned the monitor back on but there is no change. Not really sure what to do.
 

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Hi..

I hope someone can help...

I have a SONY VAIO PCG-GRT170 that is 4 and a half years old....the display has stopped displaying.....

Wehn I plug in an external VGA monitor, I can see everything on the monitor.

I did the Function F5 kek, I did the WIndows Logo and D key to refresh the laptop monito to no avial.

It just automnatically stopped displaying last night. I shut it down, and reboooted and still nothing.

Id the screen on the laptop shot? If so, it is repariable or am I out of luck?

Thank you all for your help.
 

A:Laptop Display not working on laptop, butg it does work on old monitor

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Hi, I have an old laptop that I have installed Puppy Linux on, it works fine except that my monitor doesn't work. So I plug in an external one, but its a bad setup because the laptop needs to be open. I was wondering if I could take the monitor off the laptop. Would the computer still work? The model is an old Toshiba 1100.
Thanks
Ned
 

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 The name of my notebook is HP Pavilion 12-n231TU .I want to use an external Monitor with my laptop .Is it Pssible?How do I do it ? #Reason- Its only 14.5 inch display and can not thrill me enough when playing gamees with this little monitor .. Waiting for reply

A:Can I connect a monitor and use that monitor as my laptop's ...

Hi, Yes, you can. The following link shows specs of your machine:     http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04168240 It has 1 HDMI port, this is very handy. There are many monitors around which have HDMI port. 21" to 24" monitors are very popupar. Just go out and buy one (please check to see HDMI cable is included otherwise you have to buy a cable). Now, you can connect your laptop to the monitor, then power them up. Normally they will connect automatically, otherwsie hit F4. Regards.

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I'm thinking about taking and old laptop and retrofitting it with a mini motherboard to use as a server at my new apartment. I would like to use the keyboard and monitor on the laptop case to keep the overall size down but I can't find any reference as to how you connect standard motherboard connectors (video and PS2(keyboard)) to the connectors found on the laptop monitor and keyboard. If anyone knows where I can find these connectors or specs on how to make them I would really appreciate it. If the mod gets done it will probably be pretty impressive and I'll give you credit for your troubles. Thanks
 

A:Need help with adapters: VGA to laptop monitor & PS2 to laptop keyboard

You should look for a docking station for it. That will solve your problems. :hotouch:
 

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