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Vista laptop Screen issue

Question: Vista laptop Screen issue

The screen on my laptop is moving to the right of the screen and I can't access the left side of the screen. When I drag it across to the left it flies back to the right. The desktop is fine, this only happens when I am in an application e.g. hotmail, facebook, etc. The cat walked across the keyboard so I'm not sure if some of the keys pressed have created this issue.

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Answer: Vista laptop Screen issue

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Ok, basically here is my problem.

My screen brightness won't go above 70 on the brightness bar slider.

The reason I know my screen can be brighter is because this JUST started happening recently. (well like three months, but I haven't had time to deal with it until now)

And anyway- heres 'symptoms'

The Windows Mobility doesn't allow the slider to go more than 70

Doing FN + F7 for screen brightness to increase using Toshiba hotkeys thing it doesn't go brighter. (it works but not more than 70)

Right as I am restarting right as it boots up it is much brighter then after like a minute it goes to the 70 brightness mark.

It hasn't always done this.

Is this purely hardware issue with Toshiba? Is this like preventing the screen from being 'too' bright?

How can I get it to 100? On restart right before it dims the screen is much much nicer / brighter... It would be nice to have it brighter all the time..

I could do a system re-install... but I'm right in the middle of my school year and I don't really have time at this time...

Thanks for ideas and help.

Answer:Laptop Screen Brightness- Vista bug? Or Computer Hardware Issue?

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hello Folks,

Trying to fix my friends laptop but running into a weird issue.

Using Windows Vista Home Premium
Graphics Card is Standard Intel 945

When booting windows normally I get a solid blue screen (not BSOD) after the login screen. Boots into safemode normally.

Clean for viruses/malware

Tried the following:

1) Plugged in an external monitor (VGA Port) and it brought up a display window on pc showing it was currently in multiple monitor mode (still blue screen in backround). Blue Screen on monitor as well. Switched to Single Display and now just blue screen on laptop display. Connected to TV with S-Video. Blue screen on TV as well.

2) Changed Resolution as well as 16 bit/32 bit color. No Effect.

3) Uninstalled/Reinstalled Graphics Driver. No Effect.

4) Tried creating guest account and logging in normally. Won't get past login screen. Just continuously loading.

Any suggestions?
Thank You in Advance for any ideas.

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Alright, I've been researching this and I have not been able to come to any answers.... I was updating Nero to the latest version in Vista when it suddenly blue-screened... Dumped the memory to hard disk then rebooted... Now everytime Vista goes to load, a blue screen will flash up and then it reboots again. It won't even go to any of the safe modes.... Then when I insert the Vista DVD to go to "Repair computer" it won't fix anything....

I have a triple boot system which also runs XP and Ubuntu... This problem is only related with the Vista install....

Do you guys have any solutions on what to do? I don't see why Nero would cause the whole OS not to boot whatsoever.... Is there a way to erase the startup configuration completely as in deleting it or? Any solutions would be great... Thanks.

Answer:Vista Issue - Nero caused Blue Screen... Vista won't load now.

Have you tried to just repair the boot not the PC?

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Hello, So I have a user that just recently started to have an issue.  The laptop is fine (beyond the sound issues with the X230 which aren't solved (sound issue)), but if the user puts the laptop in the docking station with the laptop lid/screen closed/down, the external monitor only displays the desktop background but no login screen or desktop icons. This user has Windows 7 Pro. on it, I just installed the latest video driver from Lenovo's site and that didn't help.  I made sure the screens were set to clone and not extended displays. When the user flips up the laptop screen/lid, both screens are cloned and all is fine.  Supposedly this just started to happen a few days ago. But if the user has the laptop turned off, puts it in the docking station, closes the lid and turns the laptop on, the external monitor works just fine. I've changed clone to extended desktop just to see if that would help any but it didn't.  Set her back to cloned displays. Only other thing I can think of doing is to make sure the external monitor's resolution is set right but...don't understand what's going on.... Thoughts?

Answer:x230 (2320) laptop issue with external monitor when laptop lid/screen is up

Hi, cftech
My first recommendation would be to make sure that the BIOS and chipset drivers are the latest version. Since the external monitor works, just only certain circumstances, this is most likely a software issue of some sort. The BIOS can be found here and the chipset here.
Also, if possible, could you have the user try to connect to the external monitor without the docking station? I'm just curious if the docking station could have something to do with the issue,
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes

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Have Dell Latitude D400 Laptop which is several years old. For many months, had minor problem where LCD screen would have partial garbled horizontal lines, but when I shifted the screen angle -- moved screen on hinges -- back and forth slightly, then screen would be fine. But recently, the bottom 70% of the screen has turned to olive green mush with a few other vertical lines, where as the top 30% of the screen is fine. When I connect external monitor to rear jack, I am able to see all the graphics there and the hardware and software otherwise performing. When run built-in diagnostics, get graphics error with no external monitor, but all tests just fine when ext monitor connected. Conclusion from on line chat with Dell Tech was LCD Screen problem and referred me to the toll free SALES phone number -- meaning just purchase another one.

How do I know if the problem is the LCD screen being shot, or possibly just needing to clean or repair the connection through the hinges from the CPU/graphics card to the screen itself? If the latter, who should I seek to do such a repair or can I get guidance to open the unit and try myself as I am technically comfortable doing so with instruction? And given the cost of new laptops today, if I need to go outside for repairs, where should I look and up to what cost do you think is worth it, vs just abandon and purchase a new one.

Answer:Laptop LCD screen or screen connection issue

Could be a bad connection or the LCD might be shot. I would take it apart and at least poke around if it is no longer under warranty. Dell has some pretty good service manuals on their site. I think yours is here:

If you don't find anything obvious wrong with it, you can most likely get a screen off FleaBay for a few bucks and try it out.

Or just get some huge hinges and mod a 50" plasma screen on it...

Good luck!


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Friends, I upgraded my 3000N200 laptop from XP to VISTA ULTIMATE. The swipe finger screen doesn't show up along with Vista user logon screen. It was working fine on XP. From lenovo website, downloaded and installed the Vista compatible Athentec finger print software. But still not working. I can register my finger but i can't use it for login. From finger print software help, we may need to enable this feature from the control panle tab. But i can't see this control panel tab in that software. Pls suggest me!!

Answer:Swipe finger screen not coming up along with Vista welcome Screen in 3000 N200 Laptop

Vista Home Premium, works ok fingerprint on password. p.s. why do u use Ultimate edition?

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I factory reset my laptop. Now there are connection errors to we're I can't get online and cantnfix the hard and soft ware? How do I fix these issues

Answer:Issue with vista 7 laptop

You will probably have to use another computer to download the updates needed on to a flash drive or CD then install them on your laptop.

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I know this is a Vista forum but you folks are so well informed and nice that I want to take a little advantage of that if I may.

I recently purchased a refurbished IBM T42 lappy for the office, part of the reason why is because it comes with an integrated parallel port that I need for the software we use to sell our products.

Anyways, there was no CD with it as it appears an image made from Acronis comes with the lappy in case you need to do a clean reinstall of the XP OS.

Here's where I need help...:

The software we use runs on Windows 2000 Server so I would need to create a partition for me to be able to install the software but I would hate to destroy the XP OS already in it... is there an easy solution to this?

I know I did something similar when I did my dual XP + Vista boot but I doubt it will work with this since I had to use the Vista CD to make this happen.

Any takers? and if so... can you kinda take me by the hand with the blow by blow of how to do it?

Thanks folks.

Answer:Help with Laptop... Non Vista issue

How old is the laptop and do you know how much memory it has? Considering XP is already installed, it can be tough to get an instance of Windows 2000 Server installed as well, as a dual boot option. Usually you need to start with the older OS, so if you had Windows 2000 already, you can install XP as a dual boot option. The net is littered with people with issues trying to go the other way.

You might want to consider using VMWare instead, though this is essentially like having two computers in one, so you need to assign resources (memory, hard disk space) to the second computer which takes it away from your main laptop, unlike a dual boot option which just utilises whatever it can, based on your hardware specs.

If you really want dual boot, then I'd recommend having another partition on your hard drive to install Windows 2000 on, which probably also means you need to get yourself some third party partition software (like Partition Magic) as XP doesn't allow you to re-partition your drives without blowing everything away.

Depending on your current system specs (let me know if you need help finding out what these are) I'd seriously consider VMWare as an alternative. You should still have access to local ports. You shouldn't need to assign too many resources to get Windows 2000 Server up and running

VMWare Workstation
Here's the link for VMWare if you're interested. I think this is the product you'll need (they have a Server option too, but don't think you'll need t... Read more

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Our main AD controller is 2003 Standard Server Edition SP2

I have a new vista machine that has joined the domain and has been moved to the correct container however when I run GPRESULT I get the following

RSOP data for CCC\admin-lj on LVS00000 : Logging Mode

OS Configuration: Member Workstation
OS Version: 6.0.6000
Site Name: N/A
Roaming Profile: N/A
Local Profile: C:\Users\admin-lj
Connected over a slow link?: No

Last time Group Policy was applied: 28/08/2007 at 10:53:20
Group Policy was applied from: SVR-AD0.ccc.local
Group Policy slow link threshold: 500 kbps
Domain Name: CCC
Domain Type: Windows 2000

Applied Group Policy Objects
SCR-IT Admins
Outlook Tweak
Default Domain Policy

The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
Local Group Policy
Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

NTP Client
Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

I-series CA
Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

The user is a part of the following security groups
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Question: Vista screen issue

I'm trying to assist a friend with a machine, Compaq Presario c500 notebook.The OS on it is Vista and when it boots up in normal mode the, the windows booting process starts up and then the screen goes black and remains so. If it is started in safe mode it boots as it should and all functions in safe mode can be accessed. Apparently they downloaded a key for Norton 2008 and attempted to install and that problem came about. I've tried to uninstall Norton in safe mode but apparently that can only be done in normal mode. Any ideas?

Answer:Vista screen issue

Can you boot to VGA, reset the video screen resolution, and then boot normally.

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Need help here.

I have a HP laptop DV9543cl with 32bit Vista. Last Thursday (6/3/2010), Vista update icon showed up and asked me to install the update. As always, i did that. Once install was done, it asked for a reboot which i did. It started booting up again and when it finished Windows logo screen, it went blank and no display with all the other lights were in correct status. I waited for a long time before attempting a reboot. Since then i don't see anything on the screen after the initial BIOS screen (Which is also all jumbled up). I tried F8 (BIOS) and F11(Restore) but no screen. Don't know what to do but i am pretty sure that Laptop is working ok just not displaying anything. I am going to try Remote desktop on it now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Blank screen after initial boot screen for HP Laptop with Vista

have you tried ringing up HP support line?

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hey all:

I bought my laptop last year and it came preloaded with vista premium. Since then I have updated the OS to sp1 and other vista updates. the problem i am having is that the transitions, 3d flips, and others are very choppy...not smooth at all..there is a lag between pressing the button and the software responding smoothly. here are my specs:

amd turion 64x2 core tl-58, 1.9 ghz mobile enabled

2gb ram

700 mb shared video ram, the nvidia adapter shows 64mb through system properties.

400 gb hdd

any help? do you guys need more info to help me sort out this issue? lemme know and i'll post as much info as I can find.

thanks all


Answer:vista laptop performance issue

Hi -

Boot into safemode - tap F8 key during boot-up. See if peformance better. Here is a Microsoft kb on performance -

Regards. . .



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So I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 9400 that I got with Vista Ultimate on it. I picked up a 4GB Giga Bank USB Flash drive. I plug it into the Vista laptop and it finds it but wants to install some drivers. So I check with IO Magic and they state they haven't tried it with Vista, and have no drivers for Vista.

A week later I just got a copy of CA Anti-Virus on a 2GB USB flash drive. Plug in the 2GB Flash drive and I need to install drivers also. No drivers can be found and I can't find anything on CA's site or Ultra's site about Vista Drivers.

Both drives work fine under XP. My other USB Memory Sticks work fine under Vista. So is this an issue with my Vista install and I should reload Vista on the brand new laptop? Or is it a driver issue and I should just wait?

Thanks for the ideas and help.

Answer:Is this a Vista Driver issue or my laptop

You shouldn't have to install drivers for it to work.

It's one of two things. Either Vista is trying to install ReadyBoost.


The other possibility is that the drives are U3 capable meaning:
U3 is responsible for the development of a proprietary application design specification created for Microsoft Windows operating systems so that applications can be executed directly from a specially formatted USB flash drive.) which they are trying to install. Applications are allowed to write files or registry information to the host computer, but this information must be removed when the flash drive is ejected.Click to expand...

Click here for more U3 information

I did a quick search for you on U3 + Vista and found some information on

Does U3 support Vista? Windows 98? Mac?

I'm not sure if the above link will help you any, I've never used a U3 device before, but hopefully this will lead you in the right direction.

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forums and hope someone can help me out with this problem. I am trying to connect my new Dell XPS M1530 to my HDTV via S-Video. However, since I do not have a cable with both S-Video ends I am using a composite video cable ---> S-video converter cable between the tv and laptop. This setup works perfectly with my older Inspiron 6000, which runs on XP, however i can not get it to work with the M1530 which runs Vista Home Premium 32bit. I have made sure that all my settings on the laptop are correct and from the Windows Mobility Center it even says an HDTV Display has been detected but my laptop does not show up on the TV. I just get a blue screen on the TV that says "No Signal or Weak Signal". I have made sure that the clone option under my Nvidia Control Panel is selected and the entire setup works perfectly on XP. I feel like I am missing something with Vista but can't seem to figure it out. If anyone can help that'd be great. Thank you!

Answer:Vista Issue with connecting Laptop to TV


I managed to get an HDMI cable and it immediately worked with my TV/laptop and the quality is amazing. However, I am not getting any audio from the TV. Is there any specific setting to switch the audio from the laptop to the tv? Thanks so much.

Update 2:

Found a solution . Went to control panel --> sound ---> HDMI ---> clicked Set Default.

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I've got an Acer Aspire 3694WLMi laptop with 1.86 Ghz processor, 80 Gb HDD and 512 Mb RAM. It runs Windows Vista Basic, or at least tries to... I only do a bit of eBaying and use Word 2007, not a lot else, but it's horribly slow. I keep seeing black screens and "not responding" messages. I'm assuming this is due to the small amount of RAM, what does anyone else think? How easy is it to upgrade RAM in a laptop? Could I do it myself or where should I go? It was supplied by Laptops Direct by the way. Thanks for any help and advice.

Answer:Slow Vista on laptop, is it a RAM issue?

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First post, but I have tried to uninstall video drivers, system restore, random registry fixes, and so forth. I also did a virus scan, showing 17 Trojans (I know, very bad). I am guessing that is how this happened, not sure though. Uninstalling the video drivers helps, until I need to restart it due to new software. Then I can sometimes get to the log in screen, but even after that, It just goes black after a few seconds. I have searched and searched all over, and have not found a fix. Any help?

Answer:Laptop with Vista has black screen after loading screen

Hi Hackrtanman,

firstly welcome to the forums

Can you post detailed specs of your system.

And can you try to boot into safemode and disable the video card drivers on the system from Device Manager and then restart the system and check.

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My daughter uses a Z61M 9450 widescreen running Vista Business.  She was trying to login to a relatives wireless network and had to reboot after releasing IP manually or so she said!  When it rebooted everything looked fine and she logged in with user password on Vista entry screen. It processes the password and then the screen goes pink.  I tried safe mode and it brings a blank (black) safe mode screen with no desktop so it appears desktop interface is wacked.  HDD is running and all appears normal so this is does not appear to a major problem. I Ran diagnostics (everything good), hooked it up to external monitor and external is pink so it does not appear to be hardware related.  I am typing this from inside rescue recovery using the opera browser and about to embark on drivers which I assume got corrupted when she rebooted??  Anyway, besides the fact I probably should blow away Vista, any ideas??  Hoping driver updates will cure the problem...

Answer:Vista Pink Screen Issue

safe mode desktop is black,if it shows pink on the external screen you may have hardware problem what graphics card do you have? why are you in rescue & recovery for drivers just asking I think you may have graphics card issue does the pc feel very hot

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Hi all,
I have an unusual problem running games specifically on my windows vista machine, which has arisen in the last month or so. Basically whenever I run games, the program never seems to run in full screen mode as games generally do. I do not know how this happened but I think I may have accidentally enabled it through a keyboard shortvut. Beyond that, I am not sure.

This problem only seems to effect specifically games programs which I find unusual. The game itself seems to dictate how much of the screen is black or not (The attached screenshots should explain this better than I do). Other programs such as web browsers, media players, word processors, etc seem to run fine, as does the OS when not running games.

I am wondering if anyone has a solution for this problem. I would appreciate any responses. I have found out that the problem is not the Alt + Enter shortcut based on forum feedback and testing.

I'm sorry for the quality of images, as if I tried to screenshot, it only took an image of the area that isn't black. I had to use a camera.

ASUS F3S Notebook
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.00GHz
2.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G Video Card

Answer:Vista Games/Screen Issue

I would try this first
How to Make Games Full Screen on Windows Vista |

If it does not work try a system restore from a few days before the problem
System Restore - How to

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Hi everyone,So my roommate is having some trouble with laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000, OS: Windows Vista). She logged on this morning and her screen begin to flicker off and on. She automatically turned it off (manually). Now, when she turns the computer back on, nothing happens except all the keyboard lights light up indicating that it actually powered up. (No, you can't log on in Safe Mode -- nothing happens.)She'll be taking her computer to Best Buy tonight, but in the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions, it'd be great to save a trip.

Answer:Issue with Vista screen -- flickering

Is the laptop under warranty?

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hi i have got a friends samsung r710 which had 2 bluescreens in the past week or so and they have not given that much details about it (just browsing ebay) so the only option i have is to give the mini dumps is that alright ??? hopefully this can be resolved

many thanks tele,

Answer:Vista blue screen issue as always...

Download BlueScreenView: downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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I have a number of apps that won't fill the screen when run in 'full-screen' mode on my Vista laptop. They fill the screen on my XP laptop so I'm assuming it's a Vista issue (no response from publishers' help, yet) but it could be hardware or driver. But other apps run fine-and none of the apps for which I've found Vista updates (or specific claims of Vista compatibility) have this problem-so it sounds like an issue with Vista. (There is a slight difference in screen resolutions-the XP laptop runs at 1280x768, the Vista at 1280x800. could this be the issue? But the apps are more short horizontally than verictally-and the horizontal resolution is the same.)


Answer:Full screen-Vista issue?

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Hi. I've had this laptop, a Dell Inspirion 1200, for a few weeks now. I usually either close the cover or put it into Hibernation when I'm done using it. I haven't jarred it, shocked it, or stepped on it.

Basically, I opened up the cover and hit power. While it was booting up, I looked away to do something, and when I looked back, the screen was covered in white vertical lines. I shut down the computer by holding down the power button, then rebooted. When it came up again, it was perfectly fine (no lines at all.)

Is this a fluke or something I should worry about in the future?

Answer:Laptop Screen Issue

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I have a lenovo T540 laptop. The problem is that my laptop screen will not completely work. What happens, beginning from startup, is that the laptop screen works completely normal, shows the usual lenovo loading screen, then once it reaches the point where is is supposed to show the desktop background(where you sign in.) It changes to a dim black. My external screen is black as well as though it was extending the screen. I can click, then sign in, and access all of my files after I change the setting to second screen only, but I would like to be able to use the laptop screen as well. If anybody could help that would be great.

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For the past few days sometimes when I open my laptop I get a grey screen with horizontal streaks (sometimes black with horizontal streaks) running across the screen. If I close the screen and re-open it eventually it will go back to normal. I've also had the screen freeze a few times for a few seconds while I'm using it.

I've hooked it up to my TV when it had the grey screen and it was working fine so I'm pretty sure it's the laptop screen. This doesn't happen all the time so if the solution is get a new screen I'll just live with it, but perhaps something simpler?

Answer:Laptop screen issue

My first guess would be the video card or driver but if you hook it to an external monitor and it is OK then it does point to the Laptop screen. Sometimes the ribbon cable from the Motherboard to the monitor can get loose or damaged. Not saying that is what it is tho.

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Hi.I have a Dell Latitude D430 laptop running vista Business. My screen went out so i changed the screen and inverter now the screen just keeps blinking. Can anyone help? I can up load video if that would be an aid to anyone willing to assist me.

Answer:Laptop Screen issue.

You physically replaced the screen? Hmm... might be a bad video adapter.

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About 2 weeks ago, a pink line appeared on my laptop screen. It is a straight line running down the length of the screen on the left side. A couple of days ago another line appeared, this time yellow. I am fairly certain that this is a hardware issue (driver re-install and system rebuild have not helped). I contacted HP who told me my 15month old laptop is out of warranty and will cost 250 to repair.Do I have any other options?ThanksTony Webber

Answer:HP Laptop screen issue

Not really it is a hardware issue rather than software I suspect. You could try ebay to get yourself a new screen cheaper and install it yourself. Usually screens are about 50 - 150 depending on the one you need. However some home insurance may cover you for the costs but remember the rise in the premium before you do claim.

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I have a dell vostro 1000 that runs windows vista the screen does not work. So i connected an external monitor. A view sonic and it worked fine for a while. Now, the monitor will not stay on. Is there something i can do, to get the screen back on? And if not, should i try to get parts for my laptop or try to get another monitor or a new laptop. Help me get back in action

Answer:Laptop screen issue

Hi and welcome to TSF what happens when you try to use the external monitor and have you tried using FN and F keys to switch the output to the external

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hello i am new here and i hope i can get some help.
my mom has a toshiba laptop it is a satellite a105-s101. the problem: it has developed a pink line down the middle of the screen, and i have been to and other places and can't find anything. so if somebody could shed some light on this i would appreciate it!!(oh yea and my mom would to)

Answer:have a laptop screen issue

The LCD is broken and there is hardly anything a normal person can do to fix it.. If it's under warranty, get it replaced.

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when i unplug my ac adapter from the wall before i unplug it from my lappy the screen stays bright, which isnt bad. but when i plug it in(wall first then lappy) it goes dim, like its in power saving mode. now how i usually fix this is i recreate the problem by unplugging it from the wall then turning the comp off, then unplug it from the comp while plugging it back into the wall, turn the comp on then plugging it back in. but it usually takes me a couple tries to get it back to normal again. ive turned off my power saving features and ive just had the computer screen replaced about 2 weeks ago. its always done this and i know it happens when i unplug it from the wall first; which if im in a hurry i dont think about it untill its to late.

its not that big of a problem but i would love to know how to fix it faster or maybe disable any features that could cause this.

my computer is an HP Pavilion zv6100 Notebook PC. its all stock except for the new screen.(the springs broke that hold it up and there was a dead pixel at the top)

Answer:Laptop Screen issue

any help would be helpful.

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I've had a HP dv6 laptop for close to a year now and have had zero issues up until the last week. I've noticed when watching videos in fullscreen for even a short period of time the contrast for the screen goes right up up when the video is exited, basically if I watch something and then minimise it whatever is behind it is almost unreadable, such as the standard chrome bar up top looks almost one solid, bright colour, after 5 to 10 seconds its back to how it should look.
It's also a LED display
Anybody have a similar situation or know what the problem could be?


Answer:HP laptop screen issue

Depending on what program you use for watching videos it may just be bugging up, but also it may be that the program is infected in some way. Have you tried a virus scan?

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I own an HP Compaq nc6320....and recently my screen has been acting weird. it only turns on some of the time upon startup. Sometimes it seems like it has to cool down for it to work, I'll have to leave it off for a while before the screen will work. But also i noticed that the fan doesnt seem to be running as fast when the screen isnt working. Is this because my computer isnt fully booting? I'm thinking i may have fried my video card, as i play WoW sometimes. Could this be a virus? Any help would be appritiated.


Answer:Laptop Screen Issue

anyone??? i could really use the help

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sir, some dead pixal see on my laptop screenso please tell me a simple solution of my problemthank you.

Answer:issue about my laptop screen

There is no way to fix it the issue is whether it is serious enough to require that HP replace the screen. There is a "pixel policy" that governs the terms of the warranty. You need to contact HP Warranty Support to see if you can get a new screen. 

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Plugged my laptop into a second monitor and set the second monitor to be the only display. After shutting down and turning back on the second monitor isn't registering and my laptop screen is solid white. No way to see anything or adjust settings. How can I fix this?

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So i've got an XP desktop with two printers (HP, Epson) connected by USB and a laptop with Vista Home Premium. Now I scoured the forums with a few different search terms and I found some things that were somewhat related but not quite the same so please bear with me.

The laptop is wireless and we want to print from it. Its on the network, its online, it sees the shared printers on the network and it can freely move files from the xp machine to the laptop and back. When we try to connect to the printer, or add the printer - no dice. No response from the printers, and it usually tosses a 0x800f0214 error back at me (from the laptop). Both printers work great from the desktop - something is just getting fouled up when it tries to send data to the printer. I'm losing my mind. Perhaps someone else has run into this before and can lend some advice.

Answer:Issue: printer sharing from xp to vista laptop

This is just one of a few websites I read through briefly.

You laptop (with Vista) is having troubles getting the drivers to install. I have not have this problem, but a simple google search to other websites may be of help to your issue.

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I have a 3 month old Toshiba Satellite L350 laptop with a touchpad issue, operating system is Vista, basically it freezes after using the touchpad slider control, i.e., if you move your finger up and down on the right hand side of the pad several times the arrow freezes.

However, you can still use the keyboard functions like Ctr/Alt/Del and navigate around windows.

Connecting a USB mouse seems to work fine with no problems and after several minutes the touchpad seems to spring into life but soon freezes!

Ive tried uninstalling, updating the Synaptic driver but helps for a while but still freezes?

I think the only way to resolve this is either start a system recovery or take it back to the shop unless someone can kindly help?

Cheers, Brian.

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Hi got myself a new samsung r40 laptop today but keep disconnecting from my wireless router, I have 2 laptops in the house 1 is an Acer, identical to my previous laptop and it never had any connection issues in the past.The strange thing is that when I connect the signal strength is full (as it always was with my acer) but then in a short time it disconnects. It shows as limted access in the network sharing centre ? Network discovory is showing as custom ? is this correct.The property I am in is quite small and as i said with the Acers I have never had any issues.the laptop is running McAfee if this is of any help.

Answer:Wireless connection issue with new Vista laptop

try vista forum?johnny

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I have a Toshiba Tecra M4 laptop which I performed a clean install of Vista Business ~ 6 months ago. I have the docking station with it, which I use to connect my HP LaserJet 1100, external USB hard drive, mouse, keyboard, etc to.

Now I have had no issues with this setup until recently. Whenever I try to undock, I am getting this error:

"You cannot eject your computer because one of the devices in the docking station, 'ECP Printer Port (LPT1)', cannot be stopped because a program is still accessing it."

Now once I get that error I usually just stop the external drive and pop it out anyway, but once I redock the laptop, I cannot print until I reboot in the dock, at which point it begins printing the spooled print job at login.

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the printer, but I get this error now even with the printer uninstalled and disconnected entirely! I see nothing in the process list that would seem stuck accessing the port either...

Answer:Vista laptop undocking issue - LPT port always in use?

I've seen this happen a lot with printers and docking stations. If I am thinking of the same printer, isn't it USB compatible? If so, switch it over and disable the parallel port.

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I have an old Compaq Presario F700 laptop which I use solely to run emulators on. It runs Windows Vista, and I've never had much of a problem with it, besides a relatively slow startup. It is clean of viruses, at least according to my last scan of AVG and Malwarebytes.

The battery died while I had been using a Project 64 emulator the other day, and his been stuck in a super tiny screen resolution ever since.

Now normally, I'd find that particularly easy to fix--but this time, everything -else- didn't shrink with it. I can right click my desktop, go to display settings, and I can't get to my monitor resolution adjustment bar because I can't pan the window far enough onto screen.

I had the bright idea of plugging a second monitor into the VGA port in the side of my computer, and managed to change my resolution then, but as soon as I disconnected the second monitor, it reverted to it's tiny state again. I'm not quite sure what to do for this problem, and my google searches aren't turning up much about it.
I will also be at school for a majority of today, I'm taking my Finals for the year. I will check in and respond when I can.

Answer:Screen Resolution Issue : Windows Vista

I can't get to my monitor resolution adjustment bar because I can't pan the window far enough onto screen.Click to expand...

This might work for you to be able to move the window up far enough to see the monitor adjustment bar.
1. Press alt+spacebar
2. Press M and a 4 sided-arrow appears
3. Use the up arrow key to move the window up (all movement of the window is done with the arrow keys)
4. Once the window is at a position so you can see the adjustment bar, press the enter key to hold it in this position. You can then use the keyboard and mouse as you normally do to work on the screen adjustment.

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Ok, I'll try and get to the point, this is a long issue and I am quite simply fresh out of ideas. I have had no problems booting vista to date before experiencing this. I'm normally pretty aware of having the newest updates for my laptop, whether that be updated hardware drivers or windows updates.

Yesterday, whilst searching the internet, I downloaded the trial version of Alcohol 120%, a cd burning software. I got it from the offical site. As I ran the install, and 'OK'ed all the UAC warnings the computer stalled and promptly crashed. I had time to notice a windows update icon running in the startup bar, but was not sure at the time if that was related...

The computer reset with the error recovery screen, and I chose the 'Start Windows Normally' option. The computer went through to the startup screen, I typed in my password, it loads up my desktop to the point where there is a single icon in the taskbar and then promptly throws up a jittering blue screen. The computer restarts again. No matter what I try, it blue screens on this point and restarts.

Now despite a pretty dim view I have of Vista, one thing I heard it excelled in was data recovery options. Yet none of these help me. I have already done the following to end up witht he same result:
1. Running in Safe Mode (w/ Networking and w/ Command Prompt)
2. Running from the recovery console and the Vista DVD the Startup Repair package
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Answer:Vista Blue Screen/Boot Issue

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I have a Windows 8 Laptop and every few days my laptop screen appears to have spotlights shining down from the top of the screen. If I disable / enable the graphics card in device manager they vanish for a few hours. The image attached shows the display issue (found on google) but the lights are shining upward on the image - in my case the lights shine down from the top.Can anyone please tell me what is causing this and the fix.Thanks,John

Answer:Windows 8 Laptop Screen Issue

It is called "Flashlighting".  Common with LCD screens, that are lit by CFL lighting.

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Ok. I'm not retarded i swear.
Right now im on a laptop thats resolution is at like 1600/1200 or something and id like it down to 1024/768. Usualy when i do that the icons and everything becomes bigger but it fits the entire size of the screen. Now when i do it on this laptop it just shrings the desktop down to that size and leaves a huge black box around everything else. Anyone have any idea what im missing?

Answer:Laptop Screen Resolution issue!?!?!?!

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I was using my laptop yesterday afternoon, when the screen began to fail. I turned the laptop off because it had froze, and when I tried to turn it back on, it just continuously reboots and shuts off, and the screen will not come on.

I have tried plugging in an external screen, but it does not receive a signal from the laptop, nor will the external keyboard I have to use (laptop keyboard is broken, not important).

Is there any way I can get the laptop to work again without taking it to a repair shop, or does a certain part need to be replaced?

Answer:Laptop won't start after screen issue

It could be one of several issues and from the sounds of it, would require a part replacement. Possibly the video card, but my best guess would be motherboard failure. I really wouldn't be able to tell for sure without further testing.

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I have a question , when I hook my,Asus to the HDMI to my 1080p tv the image is small,how do I scale it to fit the whole screen?

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My laptop screen has developed a vertical grey band about 10cm wide which starts very light but as I leave the laptop switched on gets increasingly dark and when dark I can see effectively a shadow of a previous image on the screen, making it very difficult to read. I'm concerned that it may not simply be a screen replacement issue as there seems some comment that it may be a connector cable issue.  Any ideas?

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Peering at the screen, you can tell it's displaying. Sadly, it's only bright enough to see for a brief moment.

I'm running into the D-Sub on the TV and have the CRT/LCD setting to display on both the laptop monitor and the TV. TV is a clear picture and the laptop I'm guessing from reading I've been doing is lacking the backlight.

History: No updates have been done in the timeframe that the monitor issues surfaced. No drivers changed, no programs installed (except vaguely possibly ExamDiff and one or two portable apps (

A week or two ago, I noticed the screen seemed to be shadowed in one area but the shadow seemed to go away if you brightened the screen all the way. Also, the screen seemed to be flickering, like lightbulbs sometimes do before blowing, that really quick, irritating flickering. This didn't usually last long, maybe 30 seconds at the most and it would settle down, ditto the shadowing.

Now, if I switch between CRT/LCD options or press then release the little screen switch near the hinge (the one that turns off the monitor if you close the lid), I tend to get a very quick proper display on the laptop monitor before it goes dark again with the displayed information impossible to read.

The issue is the same through a hibernate and resume, brief flashes of a clear screen and then only the vague outline can be seen.

A fan came on a while ago but I don't know what fans this has so can't state w... Read more

Answer:Laptop Screen Backlight(?) Issue

There are 100s of tutorials out there. It is more scary (if you've never done it before) than hard.

I generally recommend replacing both the inverter and CCFL while you have it torn apart.

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I am facing problem on my laptop LCD Screen Since last two months or so,very tiny White dots are appearing and flickering like starts all over the screen on different different location on screen.But they are not persistent,they sometime disappear.In the same way,Yellow and white puzzle like pattern is appering when i open Photos Software on my windows 8.1 during fliping to another photo it display slightly and very quick as soon as i flip to another picture to see it appears and then gone.And Yello color Occupie half frame of the video when i use to play video on Web,but this time not puzzle like pattern but solid patter,covering half frame of the video.But this does not occur in case  of playing local downloaded video on my laptop.But Those white dots are affecting my videos playscreen when i play local downloaded video. Then i contacted HP Customer Support(Software Team)-On of the Executive from the team had seen the problem live on Their some sort of PC Controlling Applet.And they tried1-troubleshooting and performed diagnosis on the same issue-2-They Have also updated -BIOS- and reinstalling the Graphic Driver  (HP(R)HD Graphic Family). -At then end they came to this statement that There may be some problem in Video Cable. Now this is something which i have tried--I tried upated the Driver to the latest Version -from to they problem was consitent. -Then i tried disabling that Display Adapter like this... Read more

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Hi All

Does anyone have any experience of an Advent Laptop working fine, but
when you shut Windows Vista down, shortly after the screen goes blank,
the screen switches back on to a bright white?

The laptop is not on, but the screen is.... obviously this drains the battery.

Apparently some wine was spilt towards the QWERTY side of the keyboard

Any ideas?


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I have several laptops, one issued by my work and is under the azure identity management. Since inception this laptop screen timeout was always 5 min despite attempts to change. Finally, out admin was able to change it to 30 min, but even though it says 30 minutes the timeout varies from 10 min to 30 min. All my other, using the same win 10 build function fine.
Any thoughts?

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This is most likely in the wrong forum so feel free to move it to where it should go.

I have a 600m Dell Inspiron laptop. One of the hinges of the laptop screen seems to be broken so whenever i adjust the screen the monitor just falls and closes the laptop. Although it is incovenient the laptop works perfectly. i was wondering if a) this could later on affect the laptop and mess up my screen and b) if anyone knew whether Dell warranty would fix this for me or am I held responsibles (even though i have not dropped the computer to cause this to happen).

Thanks for any suggestions!

Answer:Solved: laptop screen issue

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I have a 3 month old Toshiba Satellite L350 laptop with a touchpad issue, operating system is Vista, basically it freezes after using the touchpad slider control approx 2 mins, if you scroll your finger up and down on the right hand side of the pad several times the arrow freezes.

However, you can still use the keyboard functions like Ctr/Alt/Del and navigate around windows.

Connecting a USB mouse seems to work fine with no problems and after several minutes the touchpad seems to spring into life but soon freezes!

Ive tried uninstalling, updating the Synaptic driver but helps for a while but still freezes?

I think the only way to resolve this is either start a system recovery or take it back to the shop unless someone on this brill forum can kindly help? Cheers, Brian.

Answer:Solved: Laptop Touchpad - Freeze Issue Vista!!

I would call Toshiba about it. If it's only 3 months old it should be under warranty. If you've uninstalled the touch pad software and it still happens, it might be the touch pad itself acting up.

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I've recently upgraded from Windows Vista 23bit to Windows 7 64bit, but I've already hit a few snags. I tried watching a show on Hulu on my tv via an HDMI cord, but the resolution between the two was an issue. The screen on my laptop appeared normal but the screen on the tv was very small, taking up only half the screen size. I tried adjusting the resolution on my laptop to see if any of them would fit better, but none of them worked. It would also produce a pop-up that said the compatible resolution is 1280x768 but even that one was too small.

The tv itself is an "iSymphony LC26iH56 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV.

The problem with all of this is that being able to do this was the whole reason I bought the tv. I do not have cable, which is why I use Hulu, and to come across this problem now is more than a little frustrating. It worked fine when I had Vista, a little annoying sure since it would sometimes drop the picture or audio, but it worked well after some tweaking....

Any help is MUCH appreciated!!

Answer:Solved: Laptop to Tv via HDMI issue (was not a problem with Vista)

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Hey! I'm trying to install Win7 on my laptop (Gateway MT6841) I did the installation full through, 32bit all good. Once I booted it the gateway recovery partition came up saying I needed to load some hard disk drivers. However I can't find anything that looks like hard disk drivers for this laptop. I actually couldn't find any 7 drivers. I've experienced that vista drivers will work though. I just need to know where to get drivers for this! All I could on the gateway support site was network, modem, video sound, media reader and touchpad drivers.

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Vista to 7 Hard disk driver laptop issue

Hi -

You don't need any drivers at all. The Gateway recovery partition is popping up because it does not recognize the Windows 7 OS.

Get rid of the recovery partition - wipe the entire hard drive with Killdisk, then re-install Windows 7.

KillDisk -

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn -

Regards. . .



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alright i got my gateway lap that came with windows vista and built in wireless so when i went to connect to internet like 5 or 4 came up in diffrent things so i had wide variety so 3 months l8ter playing around wiht it and stuff it got really slow so i decided to do system recovery but for somereason it didnt work so i turned the computer off and tryed to go into system recovery from thier but tht was the worst thing ever it said bootmngr is gone and stuff when i try to boot it up you kno start it i kno some stuff aobut computers so i had to put my cd it came with inside and so i install eveyrthing back so now when i go to connect to internet it has nothing it says direct qoute ( windows cannot find any networks)
diagnose why
this computer does not have a wireless netwrok adapter installed and configured
so i go to device manage
and then i see netwrok adapters and it says its working device the device is realtek RTL8101 family pci0e fast ethernet nic (ndis6.0)
then under tht thiers a thing called other defivces one is unkown device and ontather video conrtolla have question marks next to them

Answer:gate way laptop gots issue with windows vista

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Hi, help.

I have a Seimens Esprimo with windows vista home premium installed.
When i power on it says windows closed unexpectedly and then goes to login screen. Once I login a message comes up to say my window tuneup is not working and when I press oOkay I just get a blank black screen wher I can move the cursor. When I press CTRL ALT DEL and select task manager I get "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator. Please help MTDtom

Answer:Black screen issue after login Windows Vista


Try pressing F8 repeatedly during bootup before the Windows logo to get Advanced boot options.

Try Last Know Good Configuration first. If that doesn't load go back and try Safe Mode. If Safe Mode works then go to Computer and right-click the C: drive and select Properties. Then the Tools tab and Error Checking. Tick both boxes and then Check Now button. It will schedule for next reboot. Reboot and let chkdsk run. See if it goes any further.

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Hello, so I have this problem with my laptop screen, My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 and not even a month old. While I was reading an article online, I thought I heard a ding sound like what it makes when it asks me for administrative permission for a program to open or do certain functions and then the right upper corner and part of the right side of my screen dimmed. As if there is a shadow over it. When my laptop asks for administrative permission it generally does dim everything but the dialogue box that opens up but never have I ever seen it dim only a section of the screen and a window never opened asking me for permission for anything.

I tried resetting my computer and it changed nothing, I also tried changing my screen's brightness and the dimmed section does get brighter with the rest of my screen but it still stays a few shades darker than the rest of the screen. I do have a warranty that would cover any repairs and fixing that needs to be done but I am hoping it is something that can be easily fixed by myself because sending it in to be looked at, repaired and then returned could take a while and I obviously don't want to waste the time if somebody knows an easy fix to this. Thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6058 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M , 1024 Mb
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Answer:Laptop screen issue, dimmed in corner

Try booting into Safe Mode. Since that uses a generic display driver and runs minimal software I think if you get the same dimmed part of the screen you can be pretty confident that you want to get warranty service.

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My laptop screen is dark. I can still hear the boot up sounds but I can't see anything. I tried to hook the laptop to an external monitor and still nothing. I would like to get my files off of the computer and onto an external hard drive. How can I do this?

Answer:laptop screen is dark - motherboard issue

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I bought this laptop back in September-ish of 2014. It runs perfectly fine still and always has but the image on my screen has been a problem since probably December of 2014. I know that seems ridiculous for me to just now be bringing it up but I honestly dont use it that often and only for pleasure so I always put it off and forgot about it.

The screen basically flickers blue in certain spots. Corners of windows, icons, links, etc. Its almost as if it was highlighted... I am not sure what it is. Sometimes it randomly goes away but then comes back within a few days.

If i do a screen grab of the blue flickering it doesnt appear in the jpg. So i took a picture with my cell phone. I uploaded that pic as well as my system specs to this thread.

Anyone please help lol....Bestbuy within 10 minutes told me it would cost me $200 for a new screen without even doing anything besides comestically looking at the screen and laptop. HP has been beyond awful in their "support"


Answer:HP Laptop Blue flickering screen issue!

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New laptop, booted for 1 and a half hours, now has a green line down the screen.

The retailer wants a screen shot by email before they will even issue an RMA No and agree to accept the laptop. I took a screenie with HypersnapDX but the green line doesn't show up.

They suggested a cell phone with bluetooth / usb - but the laptop doesn't have bluetooth and the cell doesn't come with a compatible cable.

Do I have any options here - software wise to enable me to grab a pic of the green line ?

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Just as the title states, my new bought laptop is extremely weird. I am currently having 2 issues, and yes I've searched already(even though its hard to search when this is so confusing)
1. Whenever sound is played on the laptop, WITH and WITHOUT HEADPHONES/MIC plugged in, the left side laptop speaker lets out a static sound for a while, and if a sound on the laptop ends, it ends after like 3-5 seconds.
2. The buggiest issue I am having, is my computer refusing to be the "actual" screen. What I mean by this is that if I screen capture my desktop, the lower maybe 1/6th of the bottom and the right side is cut off, the resolution being weird.
I.E If i stream, and capture a window, and my mouse is in the middle ON MY SCREEN, the stream will show my mouse cursor to the right and a bit below of where it should be in the middle.

Please help me, as I've already tried my laptop brand's customer service GIGABYTE, and Reddit, but to no avail, and GIGABYTE takes forever for them to respond to tickets, and all they ask for is if i installed anything, etc when I got the laptop, when the issue was from the beginning.

What I have tried:
Disable/Enabling NVIDIA/INTEL HD graphics cards
System Reformat
Updating drivers
Change resolution

Thank you for your time, and I pray that someone has a solution for me... this is extremely annoying

Answer:Hard to explain issue with Laptop and screen

Hi there

If you have tried a system format the chances are almost 100% hardware related.
You will have to take it back to the seller for inspection.

The will either repair the laptop or credit you.

Best Regards

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This is the second time I've bought a new laptop in 2 weeks, because my old Dell's hard drive crashed.  The first replacement HP wouldn't connect to Wifi and Geek Squad couldn't help from the store, so just traded out for this new one, and that problem is solved.  I'm not sure if my Win 10 is 32 bit or 64 bit, BTW, and don't know if it matters for this issue.  I was on my laptop last night and the keyboard kept acting wonky--slow response and I'd have to hit a key a few times to get the letter/number to type at times.  Also, even though I hit the numlock key, it wouldn't stay locked.  Please tell me this is a quick driver reset.  I really don't want to go back to Best Buy again. 

Answer:HP - 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop keyboard issue

Hi ,Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I understand you are having an issue with the keyboard not responding. I will be glad to help you. Please download and install Synaptics TouchPad Driver.  I know this is for the touch pad, but sometime the touchpad can slow down the keyboard. As both are input devices. Here is a document for Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8). 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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So my sisters laptop which will be around 3 years old runs windows 7. The issue started where it would beep on startup I never knew about this till now but anyways it would bootup fine and work etc till a week ago the screen went dead while in use and would not come back on. So i tried it myself and it would not work it powers up and the fan works but no screen so I plugged it into a tv via the blue socket and it came on the screen of the tv and the laptop I used the laptop as normal for the rest of the day then again the screen went dead. I tried the tv cable and get no picture on either, I took the ram out and put in different slots to no avail the screen dont come on at all. I pulled the laptop to bits for something to do and cannot see anything loose. Any help would be great. Just to add it no longer beeps everything powers up except the screen

Answer:Emachines E627 Laptop screen issue

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I seem to have broken my laptop. I was trying to hook it up to a tv with an HDMI cable. Following the advice on a website I went to "Adjust screen resolution" to try and find the tv as another device and enable that. However there was no other device, so I decided to play around a bit to see if I could get something to , this was my mistake. On one of the drop down menus under the resolution menu I managed to select something which created a second device in the box showing how many displays you have. I was pretty sure it wasn't the tv but thought I'd keep playing around and on one of the other drop down menus I selected something like "expand across both displays"...said soemthing like that, and then that's when the laptop went blank, still a backlight coming from it but nothing but black on screen. I restarted the laptop, the screen showed up the windows starting stuff then the desktop flickered on for barely a second then it went back to blank screen. I can only guess I've created an imaginary device with obviously no display and this is what it is showing now when it's blank.
Hope this makes sense to someone else, not sure it does to me, I really shouldn't mess about with technology.
With some advice from someone else I tried toggling with the fn f buttons, f5 was the only thing that did anything but it just toggles from a light black to a dark black, as it would be if it were turned off. I have tried starting it in safe mode but it doesn't give me the... Read more

Answer:Laptop display issue screen blank

A Windows "System Restore" run from within Safe Mode should sort that out for you. If you don't know how to get to it then you'll find it under Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore. Choose the most recent restore point when everything was working fine.

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Hey all, I'm having a dilemma.

TLDR: my new Acer Aspire E 15 laptop has a messed up screen, should I get a refund and either finance a MacBook or find a used MacBook, or try to repair the Acer?

In mid march I bought a new laptop - an Acer Aspire E 15 from Amazon. A couple weeks ago I opened it and there was a big black spot on the screen with white lines coming from it. The laptop hadn't been dropped or even moved, I don't know what caused it. But reviews on amazon said other people had the same problem a month or two after buying the laptop.

I contacted amazon and they said I can return it for a refund. I contacted the seller and they said I could send it to them for repair. However, I use my laptop for work and couldn't go that long without it for them to fix it. When I contacted Acer about the warranty, they said that since the black spot is "finger shaped" (??) it's not covered under warranty. But it is so large that it's a real problem when trying to work, or even just generally use it.

So now I have to decide whether to get it repaired or get a refund and buy a new laptop. I'm leaning toward the latter. I really want a MacBook and was approved for financing from Apple.
However, my friend made the point that computers are kind of like cars in that they depreciate in value after you buy them. So is it really worth getting a new MacBook and financing it? Or should I look into getting a used one for cheaper? If I get a us... Read more

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hi, i have an old compaq laptop running windows vista. just yesterday i was using it and i had to reboot it.. well when it booted back up and i signed in to my administrator acct..the screen turned to a solid yellow color. i can't see anything else on the screen besides the yellow. but when i sign into my kids acct, i can see the screen just fine. before all this happened, i was trying to uninstall the program called INTERNET DOWNLOAD MANAGER, which apparently had a bad key. i was trying to follow a youtube tutorial on removing the key from the .REG, and afterwards, i started having this problem. what could be causing this and how do i fix it.

Answer:yellow screen issue on compaq laptop

I'd try doing a system restore to see if that fixes it. Sounds like an issue with the registry entries you changed.

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Hello, please help.

I have a laptop Dell Studio connected to Hitachi HDTV. The problem is that since at least 2 weeks ago when I connect the TV as a projector I am not being able to use the full recommended resolution wich is 1920x1080 because it won't fit my TV screen as it used to do.

Can you help figure out what is the exact problem now?

Answer:Laptop to TV output screen resolution issue

Adjusted aspect ratio on TV settings to fit the full screen.

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i just got a new laptop with a 17 inch screen, if i pull up a web site with allot of typed wording (not graphics) i can sometimes see faint green or red almost like a shadow of some of the wording. but if i go to a solid screen it is not there.. so i am almost sure its not dead pixels. anyone else ever experience this?

did some searching on the web and found the term to be color bleeding?

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ok heres the story.

my cousin gave me his acer laptop to "fix". basically it had been running unbearably slow which it turned out was down to loads of spyware. i got some programs and got rid of the spyware, but there was one that didnt go away.

after doing research, it turns out it was "netproject". i located it but instead of deleting it i googled to see how to get rid of it properly. this involved going into safe mode.

however, i thought i'd call it a night. anyway, i went tot urn the computer on before and right at the login/welcome screen for windows xp, i get the following blue screen:

so basically i cant even get into windows now.

Answer:bit of a blue screen =\ [moved from Vista; probable malware issue

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Had this Sager np2740 laptop and it has had lot of issues. When i first got it, it was great. Battery was good and everything. After having the laptop for a bit, my battery went bad. Had that Red X mark on it. I bought a new battery replacement which was expensive. Had to go to repair shop to install battery on laptop because you had to open laptop in order to put battery in.

After that, battery went bad and had that Red X mark ever since. Then recently my laptop flickers a lot the screen. Like rainbow color. Now theres a black line there. But if i move screen up or down, it goes green or yellow etc. The thing though is i connect my laptop to an external monitor so i dont have this issue with my main screen. Thus it would be impossible to use my laptop by itself because of the blurry lines.

Since I'm out of warranty... this is with xoticpc, what can i do about this case? Go to a repair shop and see what they can do about it? The thing is if i need a replacement part, wouldn't i need to order from sager/xoticpc for this issue? I have had nothing but issues with this laptop once the battery first ran out.

Answer:Laptop Flickering Screen And Huge Issue with Clicking

I also had another issue related to this. Earlier when i was trying to click on things on my laptop screen... it kept asking me if i want to delete this program from computer. Example i would left click on a program on my desktop or click on my pictures or documents.
I click no and then i had this message show up over and over again where I cannot X it out. Had to been like that message popping up over and over again. I assume this is related to the screen flickering? Example i would use my mouse and click on programs on my desktop or my documents etc left clicking it like normal. It would then have the popup are you sure you want to delete file and send to recycle bin. Basically i click no but that same message keep popping up over and over again. When i got control alt delete, you see it has like 50 processes that say program isn't responding or something like that. Only way to get rid of this is to restart my laptop or shutdown then start it up again.
And when i do restart laptop or close it and start up, it would have this message with black screen and have option to click Enter where it says Window 7. Like asking which program to start up. Does anyone know what this is?

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The LCD screen on my laptop began to develop- a series of horizontal lines and over the course of two weeks it went from 3 or 4 lines to a total blurred white out making the screen completely unviewable.
I bought a replacement screen assembly and installed it and it appeared to work just fine. However once the remaining battery charge depleted, the laptop would not turn on and did not seem to charge. I tried the unplug, battery reset, hold power button combo but could not get the computer to power up.
I reinstalled the non-functioning screen and now the computer will power up - but I cannot see anything on the screen.
I wondered if it was something to do with the comp not recognising that the replacement screen was open. Has anybody got any advice or similar experience of this.
I'm cracking up a bit here as I thought it was solved but now it's not
Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A07UK
Win 7
Intel Core i5-3317U
64-bit OS

Answer:Samsun Laptop screen replacement power issue

Assuming you tried powering up with the battery removed and that didnt work, did you remove the battery when you replaced the screen?
It seems likely that you have damaged the power circuitry on the motherboard.
Your theory about the laptop not recognising that the screen is open is reasonable but the wrong way around as it must have noticed that the screen was open as it continued to run until the battery went flat. Its usually the proximity of the screen to the laptop body that trips a reed relay that turns the laptop off.
Its possible that the reason why it powers up with the old dead screen is because being dead its not consuming any power but when you connect the new screen it refuses to power up because the power drain is too much for the damaged power circuitry.
Of course all of the above is supposition and the problem may be due to something entirely different.

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Hello there, its the Celestial Crown Prince of Canada here.I've been a loyal user of HP Consumer-Level Laptops for 2 years.It seems that there is a screen display issue with my Laptop.For myself, this is the first time an issue of this kind has occurred. For some reason, during my current(well, now its my last) session, my screen went totally blank on me and turned black, as if the laptop was in an off sort of power state, however, the laptop power was still on and before the issue suddenly decided to happen in front of my very eyes, I had been using the laptop, and was even working on doing some coding...some of you may know me as the creator of the Celestial Crown System.ini Configuration File.Apparently, this is a known HP Laptop Issue, and I'm not sure if HP is actively focusing on fixing the issue so that it does not become an inconvenience to other HP Laptop users or buyers.Is there any known solution as to how to fix this sort of issue? This is very critical, and I was in the midst of trying to save the rest of my code in notepad to my desktop, but I would surmise that asides from the 2 files I was able to save, the rest would be gone unless I would be able to resume my last session which I highly doubt at this point. If anyone could please let me know as soon as possible, I would immensely appreciate it. ~CCPOC Benson Lam

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Answer:[URGENT] Need response about Laptop Screen gone blank Issue

Hi there @BensonLam?,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the black screen. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Here are some documents to help.Black or blank screen with blinking cursor after entering Windows passwordComputer Starts but Screen Remains Blank 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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I've owned my HP laptop for almost three years now, and up to this point it has worked great throughout it's use. Recently, it seems like the hinges to open and close my screen have been putting some stress on the screen frame. Every time I open my laptop up, I have to take about 5 minutes to open it carefully so the frame doesn't come loose on the bottom left corner. Closing it is an issue too, as I usually have to close my fingers on it to keep the frame from going loose, resulting in it coming loose despite my hardest efforts, in which case I have no choice but to close it and snap everything back into it's rightful place. I took my laptop over to Best Buy for their input, and the only thing they suggested was superguling the frame to the screen. I took their advice and tried it, letting it sit for 2 days open while it set. (You can never be too careful!) The superglue did nothing and my frame is still loose, and I now have an ugly line of superglue on the bottom of my screen that sets off my OCD every time I need to get work done. If anyone has any idea on how to go about fixing this situation, I'd appreciate it.Thanks!

Answer:Laptop Screen Frame Issue...Are my Hinges to Blame? How do I...



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Hi allI?ve been experiencing problems with my Sony Vaio Laptop off and on for about 3 months (the laptop is 18 months old).Basically the screen goes blank for no reason when I?m on the internet, listening to music, working. The backlight is still on (I can adjust the brightness of the screen using shortcuts) and the laptop still runs (music still plays etc) but I can?t see the screen.I have found by hitting the space bar repeatedly can sometimes make the screen come back to life, but not always but I don?t know why this is happening.I contacted Sony and they said ?From what you describe it would appear that there could be an issue with a connection with the display. It may be necessary to arrange the collection for repair of the VAIO... To confirm if this is a hardware fault with the VAIO we would recommend that a full system recovery is carried out on the VAIO.? which basically means it goes back to factory settings, which is something I want to avoid as I haven?t backed up any songs, work, photos (I?m buying an external hard drive this week).Has anyone else come across this issue / has any insight how to overcome it?? I?d be grateful for any advice. I?m not very technical so go slow with me!Thanks in advance.

Answer:SONY Vaio Laptop Blank Screen Issue

from what Sony are saying it sounds like this may be a known build fault or loose wire problem. If this is the case returning the laptop to them would seem to be your only option. It always pays to back-up your work regularly, it's a good habit to get in to. You never know what might be waiting around the corner!?

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I have the laptop less then a month. Bought in Best Buy but they are making a hard time on exchanging the laptop as its a hardware issue. I'm located in Israel and bought in my recent trip to US. Can someone from HP assist? Thank you! 

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The screen is not all black, instead, pixels are washed out, leaving a halo in a few spots on the laptop screen, when the computer was initially started from the box. The first one was shipped and I assumed it may have been handled poorly and now the similiar with the second one. I will follow up with a call to HP, I wanted to know if the community has any screen quality issues?

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hi,currently i am facing problem with my lcdlcd is not showing full screenalmost 1/3  part towards left is not visibleon that portion one white and one gray bar appears and at rest area,oftenly the right portion of the screen appears (repeat in that area); the image is the screenshort of  the display, but in actual its not like that..... but like the 2nd image   Please tell me what to do.... and whats the solution....??????

Answer:hp EliteBook 8440p Laptop LCD Issue, screen divided into two...

i had the same issue too. i asked forum but no one gave me proper solution. they refer me to hp assistant....  but i dissamble my laptop and tighten the wire shocket of display from  both motherboard and lcd panel . and finally it worked.. now i dont have issue for a year...........  if you know how to dissamble and ressambleyour laptop, you can do it easily.... but do it on your risk................ you can check out youtube for dessamble your  laptop...... if you cant do yorself then you should probably prefer for hp assistant or laptop repair center.....

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I picked up a Dell Inspiron 5000e laptop second-hand (Windows ME installed) and I'm trying to get it to work. There are two issues: screen and touchpad. I'm just focusing on the screen for now since I can plug in an external mouse. Here are the symptoms (I think they may all be related):

When I turn the laptop on, the LCD screen will not light up. If I press Fn + F8 to toggle CRT/LCD, the LCD screen will flicker briefly. If I hold a flashlight to the screen, I can still see a very dim image but the backlight refuses to stay on. However, if I plug in an external VGA monitor, then press Fn+F8 several times, the LCD screen will stay on. I can even unplug the ext. monitor and the LCD screen backlight will continue to stay on. I just need to plug in the ext. monitor at some point after power-up to get the backlight to stay on. Or, if I plug in the ext. monitor before power-up, the LCD screen backlight will come on and stay on from the start.
I have to try 3 times before I am successful to boot into Windows ME. The first time, I get Windows ME loading image for about 15 seconds then the screen goes dark (not off -- just black), then the hard drive stops accessing and nothing happens. I restart either with Ctrl+Alt+Del or by holding down power button, then I am given the option to boot into safe mode. I select "Normal" boot (not Safe Mode). The same thing happens a second time. The third time, I successfully boot into Windows. (Other times I booted into Safe Mod... Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17RSE laptop (the SE = special edition of the 17R (7720)). Lightning stroke the router which was connected to my laptop through an Ethernet cable. The laptop was off during the strike, but afterwards the router was fried and the laptop screen did not power on (or so I thought) when the laptop was powered on. I then connected an external monitor to the VGA out, and this works. The graphics card also seems to be picked up correctly inside speccy/HWMonitor/Everest and CUDA acceleration works inside Adobe Premiere Pro, so I guess I can rule out a fried GPU. The monitor Part Number is N173HGE L-11 rev.2 (ChiMei) --- and in Everest it says Manufacturer: HDKPV173HGE --- As I said initially I thought the screen was completely blank, but upon shining a light on the screen I can see an image on the screen, just very faint (btw the display brightness is set to max). I then looked for the LCD power inverter, but realised the screen is a LED screen so there is no inverter. So I'm thinking it could be a burned out fuse near the LCD connector cable on the motherboard itself, or the LED backlight is burned out.
What do you think?
Other changes in my laptop state since the lightning strike:

1) the laptop seems to overheat when running Adobe Premiere Pro -- which is set to use GPU acceleration. Using HWMonitor it seems to be the CPU, not the GPU, that overheats and all 8 threads of the CPU... Read more

Answer:Laptop LED screen only very faintly lit. LED backlight problem or other issue?

A fuse would make sense. Seems like you know what you're doing, so take the thing apart locate said fuse and put a multimeter across it, see the resistance.

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Hello, I have a T520 with a docking station.  There is an external monitor connected to the VGA port in the docking station and I have the laptop set to only use the external monitor.  However, when I close the screen of the laptop and put the laptop to sleep, and then when I open the laptop again, the laptop monitor turns on and mirrors on the external.  So basically, I need to set it to only use the external every time the laptop starts up.   Is there any fix to keep the laptop screen off while it is docked? Thanks.

Answer:T520 External Monitor/Laptop Screen issue

I don't have a dock to test. But I would look at the setting for Action when closing the lid/cover. Hibernate, go to sleep would be the normal actioins. You'd want nothing to happen. Look into the choice and I believe that will resolve it. There may be a group for when DOCKED as notebooks had years ago. The settings would apply only to when Dockend and not undocked.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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My friends computer was experiencing issues related to viruses/malware so I started running several different scans to try and remove the virus. She previously did not have any anti-virus programs so the first thing I did was install AVG2013. I then ran a scan and removed some minor threats. I then downloaded malwarebytes and ran a full system scan.

About 10 minutes into the malwarebytes scan the system crashed and the blue error screen popped up. It was the same one as the one shown here:

Now whenever I start up the computer the blue screen appears and the computer crashes before I can even get to the log on screen. I still have access to the safe mode though so I have been trying to fix things by running a few other scans such as Spybot Search and Destroy and ccleanerbut nothing is working.

I have since removed Spybot, ccleaner, and malwarebytes but still have AVG. I attempted a system restore but it failed.

Could someone please help me!


Answer:Vista Computer with Blue Screen of Death (Virus/Malware issue)

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I have a HP Pavillion laptop model dv9292eu. The graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce Go 7600 and I am having issues with it. It appears the drivers have been corrupted. I cannot boot into normal mode. I keep getting vertical green lines in the background.

When i get to the login screen the famous blue screen appears which states the following:

Stop 0X000016
Attempt to reset the device driver and recovery failed. Collecting crash dump.....100%

Then the computer restarts.

I then logged into Safe mode and the following message appeared:

Program Signature:
Problem = Bluescreen
O.S Version: 6.0.6001.
locale ID = 2057

BCcode 116
BCP1 87D0F328
BCP3 00000000
BCP4 00000002


I did some searching and i found 116 code is related to the graphics chip. I was advised to go to HP site and download the graphics drivers. I downloaded the first version of the graphics card driver for my laptop and executed the file in safe mode.

I restarted the laptop and the greenlines were gone and i actually got to the login screen!woo! but then when i logged in, the screen went blank for 10 mins and nothing appeared. I hit the power button to restart and the problem came back. Sorry for profanity but ***?

I then went back and downloaded the latest graphics card drivers and same problem happen... Read more

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Every time I close my laptop and open it back up I'm greeted with this screen: 

I've tried: running malwarebytes, updating my drivers, running Dell update, and I've restarted the computer like 800 times. Every time I restart it, it goes back to normal but once I close it, it goes back to this state. That one square patch is my mouse, I can move it around but that's all it can do as far as I can tell. I've tried clicking everywhere while it's on this state but nothing happens. It was completely fine yesterday but now this, what's up with it?

Answer:Inspiron 15 7000 7567 issue with screen upon opening laptop

Yo! I had the same problem on the same exact computer (along with another a few days ago). It's a BIOS issue. Took it in to get an ADR tune up and the software checked out. Fixed the problem. 

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Hi, New EliteBook 840 G3 with discrete graphics and 2013 UltraSlim Dock using windows 10. I am using 2 HP Z23n screen, there are connected with 2 DisplayPort on 2013 UltraSlim Dock. I have 1 issues with this 1) My 2 external screens, connected to the 2 DisplayPort, started flickering then going blank and came back again without any flickering. Extremely annoying. Seems that the graphic card somewhat resets on screen or the other from time to time. Been trying to look at logs without any luck. Any ideas? 

Answer:External Dual Monitors and Laptop screen issue EliteBook 840...

Sorry, I can't help fix your issue, but I wanted to let you know that you are not alone!  We have 7 Elitebook 840 G3's wth Windows 10 on the 2013 UltraSlim Dock as well, and they are all doing the same thing.  Both external displays will go black for a few seconds periodically throughout the day.   We are using HP EliteDisplay E242 displays for all except one user, who has ASUS displays, and they all have the same issue, so the display itself does not appear to be the issue. The VGA port seems to work fine, so this points to the Display Ports/driver being the issue.  I have tried all available driver updates, but nothing has resolved the issue. We are looking for a solution to this issue as well.

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The screen flickers for 10-30 sec to 5-10 mins. I saw a post which is the same issue for the 840 G3 laptops that was marked fixed by HP while it is clearly still a huge problem. Please fix this issue since we bought a huge number of these laptops and we are ready to return them if this issue is not fixed.

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Hi, New EliteBook 840 G1 with discrete graphics and 2013 UltraSlim Dock using windows 8.1. I have actually 2 issues with this 1) I want to use the laptop monitor also as a 3rd screen but i want to change primary (main) display to one of the external monitors but the laptop keeps reverting the primary (main) display back to the laptop. 2) My 2 external screens has since 2 days ago started flickering then going blank and came back again without any flickerin. Extremely anoying. Seems that the graphic card somewhat resets on screen or the other from time to time. Been trying to look at logs without any luck. Any ideas? 

Answer:External Dual Monitors and Laptop screen issue EliteBook 840...

ChristianA Please Update your Bios and Driver And install HP 2013 Ultraslim Docking Station DisplayPort Hub Firmware Intel Documents, install the monitor .inf deactivate the power safe mode

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Hi all. Is there any brilliance in the house? I hope so.

The inverter on my Acer Aspire 5103WLMi died after 13 months.

No probs. I bought a new one, put the machine together again and started it up. Perfect... well almost.

What is happening now is that I cannot get maximum brilliance from the screen. All the Windows option settings are set to the max and the are no other user settings available I can make to chance this.

Ok you'll be thinking there is an issue with the inverter but I'm far from sure that it is. The picture is perfect apart from this issue.

Booting up Vista will have the screen bright and brilliant (max brill). Windows will continue to load and then as the machine continues to load the registry and gets to the bit where the screen brilliance is set the screen will dip and settle to about 75-80% of it's capable brilliance. I feel sure this is a registry issue because of the boot up procedure which is clockwork and 100% predictable.

Where can I inspect the reg to find these settings? They must be there.

Other suggestions?

Many thanks.

Answer:Brilliance issue after screen inverter replacement on Acer Laptop

Are there really no takers on this?? How dissapointing.

For those that don't know what an inverter is. inverters create a hi voltage charge and light the screen bulb(s) on your laptop or monitor. When it don't work you will see a perfect but dark n unlit image on your screen.

Cum on sum1 help me out for gawd sake!


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I've ran some programs in compatibility mode and it seems to have fixed most of my blue screen issues, but I still get the blue screen of death maybe once every two days; I'm new here so I'm not really sure where to begin. Also as I I have another account on my laptop named John, and it keeps coming back after I delete it. This isn't really a big problem I guess, but it's odd. I feel like there's something wrong with my laptop, and hopefully I can fix it here. For the most part my laptop works, It's just annoying to get the blue screen of death when my laptop should be perfectly fine. I bought it only a few weeks ago. It was refurbished however.
Some errors I've received
Kernel Security Check Failure
Bad Pool Header
Page Fault in Nonpaged Area
Attempted Execute of noexecute memory
system thread exception not handled dxgmms1.sys windows 8
There are a handful of others but I've only got them once or twice
Screen Size 17.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive 1024 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA Geforce GTX770M
Graphics Card Ram Size 3000 MB
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2 Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
Brand Name MSI Series GT70 2OC
Item model number GT70 2OC-065US
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 8
Item Weight 8.6 pounds Item Dimensions L x W x H 16.85 x 11.34 x 2.17 inches Color Black Processor Brand ... Read more

Answer:I recently bought a new laptop and it's been have the blue screen of death issue

Any sort of warranty?  If so, I'd take the thing back.

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After a recent Windows update, my driver that determines what mode it's in, Laptop, Stand, or Tablet, got all messed up, when it should be in Laptop it thinks it should be in Tablet and the other way around.  I also have an issue with screen resolution where the optimal and suggest resolution makes everything really small.  I changed the resolution, but it's still not ideal and not where it was before. Does anyone know of any fixes for these issues?

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Ive had the Acer 3003 wlmi for 4 years now (running XP) - ive always had issues with a flickering screen which is the first issue. Second one started about 2 years ago - the laptop began overheating. Sometimes it gets so extreme that Im unable to touch the mousepad or have the machine on my lap. If any intensive application is run (ie, malware scans, dvd, youtube stream etc), the machine overheats powers off.

Last week, this happened and so I switched on the machine as per usual again - I was taken to screen where it recommends safe mode (3 different options), a normal mode, or a last known settings mode - if I click on any of these options, the machine powers off, then loads up again - its just a cycle now and I can't get past it.

Ive been able to access the BIOS screen, and have also taken out the cooling fan to clean.

I have mechanical failure warranty and they are scheduled to pick the machine up for evaluation in the next day or so - they have warned me that if it turns out to be a software issue or virus, then I will be liable for charges. Obviously I dont want it to come to that - what is the likelihood of this being the case? I dont have the system restore disc anymore so am unable to run that.

Or is it a hardware failure taking all things into consideration?

Suggestions/advice are greatly appreciated!


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I have a friends Asus x54h laptop that is not booting, and it is droving me crazy.

What is happening:
When the power button is pressed the fan turns on and some indicator lights turn on including the hard drive indicator light. Then the disc drive makes a noise and the hard drive indicator light turns off. Here is a picture of the indicator lights:

Nothing ever shows up on the screen.
Sometimes after running 1-5 minutes the laptop will just completely turn off.

What I have tried:
-Booting with just the power cord connected.

-Booting with just the battery connected.

-Taking out the battery and unplugging the power cord and holding the power button for 40 seconds, then plug in and try to boot again.

-Attaching a screen and pushing the keyboard buttons to add an additional screen. Nothing showed up on it.

-Taking it's hard drive and putting it in a good laptop. It booted into Windows and ran without issues.

-Replacing the current stick of ram with a new one from This laptop only has one RAM slot and I don't have any compatible RAM so I had to just buy one. I put it in, and nothing happened differently. Also, if I remove the RAM completely nothing happens differently. This made me think that there might be an issue with the RAM slot. I looked at it, and there seems to be something a little weird about one of the connectors. Here is a picture:

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Answer:Asus x54h Laptop booting issue- black screen, no BIOS.

The 3rd fin on the right side of RAM slot looks like broken. Is it the case?

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Hi, first post.  Hoping I can draw on your wisdom.I have a laptop that I'm trying to fix for a friend (I'm using it to type this post).  I originally bought it knew about 2.5 years ago and sold it to him 3 months after I bought it.It's an Acer 4021WlciPentium M 1.6ghz1024GB Ram30GB (not original) 4200RPm IDE HDDWindows XP Pro SP2When I got this laptop, it would not recognize the factory 60GB HD in the bios at all and had the following error on boot up.PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcomm PXE ROM.I've read several things about this error.  Did multiple recommended steps.  Clearing CMOS, disabling boot options.  Confirming boot order, disabling all boot options but HDD that the bios would allow.  Could not get machine to recognize the drive.  Popped it in a Dell laptop, no problem.  Reinstalled OS while in Dell machine, worked like a charm.  Ran diagnostics on the drive, tip top shape despite being nearly 4 years old.  After it was formatted and OS installed, I tried to put it back in the Acer and it would not recognize.  Reset Bios again, still wouldn't recognize.  Connected factory 60G drive via USB and it recognized the drive, but would not boot from it.  Then I got the novel idea of trying to put the 30GB drive from the Dell laptop in this Acer, and Bingo.  Recognized, formatted and installed windows.  Strangest thing I've encountered with a... Read more

Answer:Laptop Hard drive issue/Freezing/ Blue Screen of Death

Laptops are by nature very finicky about drivers...You should use the Driver CD that shipped with the machine.And yes the above symptoms could be driver issues...

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