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Samsung NC10 screen shows everything upside down!

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A good friend of mine has a Samsung NC10 netbook which has been wokring perfectly for 18 months.. unfortunately one of her cats got to lay on it and noweverything on the screen is upside down!.. Weird, Login , pictures , everything is upside down making it impossible to use.

Any ideas very welcome!
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Go in to the video card properties and set the rotation to normal. Depending on the video card you might have to select rotate a few times until it is back to normal. This could also be a monitor setting. Check the video card properties.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Also try holding down CTRL+ALT and pressing the down arrow key. This is another way of rotating the screen depending on your video card setting.
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by:compaqus
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on mine, CTRL-ALT down arrow put's it upside down, the up makes it right :)
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by:greg_vander
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how is it if you plug an external screen ?
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by:jorlando66
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If video card settings do not work

this can be accomplished by hotkeys in XP:
for normal windows : Ctrl + Alt + <Up arrow>
and for 180 deg it is : Ctrl + Alt + <Down arrow>

In Windows 7

Go to Display Settings panel and then switch the orientation

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by:chrisfixit
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the problem is she can't sign in = everything is upside down and holding ctrl=alt+down arrow does nothing..

it is reallt odd her display is completely upside down and she can;t find a way out! she can't even enter her password to get into the system.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Have you tried to boot into safemode to see if this issue still exists?
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ctrl+alt+UP arrow
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