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Displays / Monitors





A monitor or a display is an electronic visual display for computers, usually comprised of the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) thin panel, while older monitors used a cathode ray tube (CRT) about as deep as the screen size. They are connected to the computer via VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, LVDS or other proprietary connectors and signals.

I have a problem with the screen of my Toshiba Satellite A500-1HK laptop. It doesn't show anything but it has only a backlight (a cloudy dim light). Also it is ok when I connect it with an external monitor through its VGA output.
After all I fund in the internet that maybe the screen inverted has problem. But hey... this laptop has LED screen and someone in the internet said that LED screens has no inverters?
What can I do?
Hi, I have a toshiba satellite laptop and I have connected it to an external monitor through its VGA output but the laptop's keyboard doesn't work.
On my Dell laptop, which appears to be running just fine, neither the VGA nor the HDMI ports will detect anything. Is there a driver Im missing?
does anyone know of a device that i can connect to a vga port on a pc and it will transmit the video to the vga port of a projector.  I have something that will work with a usb on the pc but it requires admin rights which we will not have.

have purchased 2 dell monitors (Dell E2414H ) and have an Intel G41 express chipset.

When go to the monitor properties to set up the extended double screen, it does not have the option to select a second screen.

Have updated the drivers, restarted pc, nothing. Using windows 7.

Please help.
What are some ways I could handle outputting to 6 LCDs from a central location?  Some will run powerpoint, some a dvd or media file from the "server", some would have websites etc...  Just need flexibility to push just about TV content to any TV.  Trying to get distances to see if I need vga or hdmi extenders (how long can I run these without repeaters)?
Beefy PC with some nice video cards and something like ultramon to push content to each TV?  What if they are smartTVs, that help out at all?
How can I fix the below ?

 1. turn on Windows XP desktop
 2. click orange monitor light
 3. monitor goes GREEN for 1 second,
    displays "going into power save" message,
    then monitor light goes back to orange
 4. monitor goes black again
I have a new Windows 7 desktop that is connected to KVM switch. I have another laptop that i switch between machines using one hot key.

The problem with WIndows 7 is monitor turns off after i switch to other laptop.

With my older XP problem I did not see this issue

I check the power setting and it was all high performance and to always keep display on.

How do you fix this issue to keep monito ON for a while?

I have an Acer Power2000 (The small micro desktop).  The specs on this unit indicate that it is using the Intel 946GZ Express Chipset Family.  

Based on my research, I believe that the 946GZ chipset does support a dual monitor environment.  I updated the 946GZ driver and I am currently using version 12/12/2008 v6.14.10.5016

When I go into the driver, the only Display option I have are:
   > Single
   > Twin
   > Clone

I have take screen shots of the driver and the Intel GUI Configuration tool.

Does anyone  know if the Acer Power2000 supports dual monitors?
And WHAT I am doing wrong?

Inquiring minds would like to know...

I have windows 7.
When I go to some websites and click on videos, the video does not play.
It pops up a black window with an X on the top right.

There is sometimes a preview of the video on the with the link on the webpage, this does not show either, it is black with the Circle crossed out on the top left.

Why is this?
I purchased a XFX HD-675X-ZDFR Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card from newegg.com for a Dell Precision T-3500 with a PCI Express 2.0 x16. I did some research and was told it would work with a  PCI Express 2.1. However when I turn on the computer there is no display but the fan on the video card is running and the computer makes the one beep okay. I have updated the bios on the pc. One thing I noticed is it never showed up in the device manager only the other graphics card (put in for testing) does. I currently don't have another computer to test this on could the card just be bad?

Windows 8 64 Bit
12 gigs of ram
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3550 @ 3.07GHz [4 core(s) x64]
Single Kingston HyperX 120Gb drive
Hello all,

I need recommendation regarding solution that provide the following:


I would like to place TV in my office and connect and see 4 or more computers in a  grid, also I would like to have the ability to increase screen that I choose to full screen.

Best Regards,
My Desktop is running windows 8, Graphics card MSI HD 7870, two monitors. Monitor 1, the main one is a dell and res is 1920 X 1200. Monitor two is a Samsung SyncMaster S24B300, res 1900 X 1080.
Dell is fine.
Problem: Samsung does not fill the complete screen, there is an inch margin on all four sides.
How do I get the Samsung monitor to fill complete screen?
I have a system that I built last year. It has a Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H-B3 motherboard. I am running Windows 8. This motherboard has 1-VGA, 1-DVI, 1-HDMI and a DisplayPort. How can I get three monitors to work. I have three Acer 24inch wide screen monitors. The monitors have 1-VGA and 1-HDMI. I have the three hooked up but I can only get two to work. Currently I have the HDMI and DVI working. If I disconnect any one of those then the VGA works. Once I plug in the one I disconnected the VGA goes out and the other starts. I have not tried the displayport since I did not know my motherboard had the capability and I do not have a cable for it. I just ordered a cable so I will try it. So what am I missing? How can I get this to work? Thanks
So the max resolution available to me under Windows 8 on my laptop is 1366x768.  I need to change this to be bigger but can't find a way to do it.
Good afternoon, I have a roughly 6 month old Lenove Yoga13 w I7.  I run dual 24: monitors through a Lenovo/DisplayLink USB 3.0 hub. It worked without issue on 8. This week I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. At first it wouldn't recognize the monitors at all, so downloaded the new driver from Display link site. Finally got the both loading, but EXTREMELY SLOW (about 30 seconds to load a web page, won't play video, if you resize a browser window it freezes for a while) Messed with it for another day, removed and used the Display link cleaner, then installed the new hub drivers off the Lenovo site. Everything flew, for about 2 days, now it is back to being extremely slow again. I removed and reinstalled the drivers again, to no avail.

When the laptop is not connected to the hub, it absolutely flies. I have tried disconnecting one or both monitors from the hub, the mouse, the keyboard, the external drive, the speakers, and the hub still seems to have the same effect.

Any help would be appreciated.

I have a big screen Picture Frame that I'm giving to a relative. She knows nothing about computers. I want to send her new pictures for the display. Currently I have to drive there, take the USB stick out, put it into my laptop to load new pictures and then replace it.

How can I remotely send pictures to the screen? Also, I don't want to program the router to allow this traffic through. I want to make more of these and just mail them to relatives.

I need a USB Flash Drive that can go out to the Cloud to get new pictures I have waiting for it.

Can you find something that can do this?

All advice is appreciated!

Thank you,

I have a newer Blu-Ray player that only has an HDMI output, and an older TV that only has Composite (RCA) inputs.  Is there anything that will allow me to convert the outgoing HDMI signal to RCA Composite input?


Have a client with an unusual configuration that needs KVM hardware.
There are two side by side offices with a manager in each office. There are two workstations located in office A that switches between the two workstations. The second manager in Office B requires access to both the workstations. Both workstations are control PCs that contain SCADA software that control machines in the Sawmill.

They would never both need access to the same machine at the same time but would like to be able to toggle via a single KVM between the 2 workstations from either workstation.  When the Office A Manager is on PC1 then the screen,mouse,kb in office B would set to PC2  and visa-versa.  

I've thought of just doing it with remote software  from one to the other but then the other manager would not have access to the PC not being watched from the office.

Any Ideas

I've searched Google but can't find a clear answer.
Is it possible to put 2 different video cards into a PC in order to hook up 3 monitors?

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67-M
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) >>>>>> USED by current video card
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCIe x1
others are empty.

If possible, are they things i should be aware of when buying the second card? The current card is not a fancy one, the seconds doesn't need to be either, they screens won't be used for gaming.


Please explain what HDMI stands for?

We have a 46" LED full HD Philips monitor with the HDMI kind of input - can I connect my computer to it using HDMI connection?

What card will I need for a regular PC & what length cable you think I should run to achieve this?

Lastly, can CAT 6 be used as well for the same thing or not?

Is there a option/feature that needs to be enabled for PDF files to open on 2nd screen (on dual display set-up)?  

Word & JPG files opened fine on 2nd screen after moving it to the 2nd screen the first time (it remembered action) , but PDF files will NOT.

Thanks ,
Hi Folks,

I recently replaced the LCD screen in a Macbook.  But after a week of working fine, the top half of the screen is distorted with horizontal lines.  I've put a short video here:


Which I hope is allowed.

I'm just wondering, what's the likelihood this is a faulty screen or could it be a GPU or loose cable problem?
I have an HP Pavilion dv4 Laptop where the screen suddenly went blank. I connected an external monitor and both screens had video. I disconnected the external monitor and the laptop lcd stayed on until I rebooted. The I was back to a blank screen again. Sometime it will work with the external monitor and sometimes is won't but when it does both the external and the lcd will work. I have checked the RAM and it is good. When I have had the system running I checked the power settings and they are normal. Any suggestions as to what might be failing on this laptop?

Thank you!

how do I find out what graphics card I have ?
my PC is running win7 pro, pc is a dell optiplex 790
(this is with a view too seeing how to run 2 screens)

Displays / Monitors





A monitor or a display is an electronic visual display for computers, usually comprised of the display device, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) thin panel, while older monitors used a cathode ray tube (CRT) about as deep as the screen size. They are connected to the computer via VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, LVDS or other proprietary connectors and signals.