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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.

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Has anyone attempted to connect laptop with broken screen to another working screen but from another laptop make/model?  
 I'd assume it should have different voltage, drivers, etc. Besides mechanical issues, like hinges, etc.

Anyone done that?
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Monitor goes black periodically, then comes on by itself.

I purchased a Samsung 390 Series 24" LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor.

Without any pattern that I can tell, the monitor goes black. The computer thinks it's on because windows on the monitor don't jump back to my other monitor. The monitor power is definitely on because I can toggle between HDMI and Analog, but that's the only thing that happens when you push the power/menu button in the back (when it's black). When the monitor is on, the button gives you all the menu options, to include power.

I noticed that on Display settings the monitor isn't registering ... so something's going on. Both monitors are HDMI connections to the PC, and I switched the ports, but the reaction is the same.

Just thought I would check if anyone has any possible solutions, before I lug it back to Best Buy to get a new one.

(btw, I love the curved monitor, but apparently they did not catch on (nor curved TV's), you see 99% flat in the stores.)

Samsung not registering
Samsung not showing on Display Settings
HP Monitor shows up ok in Settings
Hello, I have a Dell E Port Plus II docking station and Latitude E5530 laptop hooked up for one user.  I recently reloaded her laptop with Windows 10 Pro after her hard drive went out and I replaced.  She has 2 DVI monitors connected to the E Port Plus II.

When I dock the laptop and power up, the screens both flash, the Windows startup screen shows on one of them, then one screen goes into power save mode, the one stays on but it's black, and that is it.  I open the laptop screen and it is at the login prompt.  When logged in, it will use the 1 monitor that stayed on during startup but it should work with the laptop screen closed as always.  It is showing the 3rd monitor in Display Settings when I detect, but the # won't show on the screen, the 3rd monitor stays in power save mode.

I have another user with the exact same setup, OS, monitors, etc. and it works fine.  I can't figure out why this one won't work.  I updated all drivers, BIOS, chipset, etc.  But still I have the same issue.

Any ideas what may be causing this?  I tried 2 different docks, multiple power supplies, but have the same issue.
We want to display a calendar (shared google calendar) on a big screen in the office.

My question is can I connect a big TV 50” monitor to one of the computers in the office as a third screen with a cable to the TV screen on the wall? Do I need a special graphics card for this? Will this overwhelm the computer?

This is not for gaming a video streaming
What 24" Quad Computer Monitor -- Mount Free Standing hardware do you recommend that I do NOT need to screw into a hole on the desk surface ?

  ** Example
          ** https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V004/dp/B00DGSI5WS?th=1
          ** FREE STANDING edition, not DESK MOUNT
Looking for a bit of advice guys.. I have a asus ZX270 MB, i7 processor all is running great.  I am using 2 monitors 1-hdmi and 1-display port, I have no graphics card installed. I want to be able to run, say a video on the tv and  work on the pc on the monitor.  since I only have one graphics source I don't think I can do it.  But the question is this-  I have a usb c port could I use this to stream to the tv while running the monitor from the display port.  My own feeling is no, since there is still only one source but I am no expert so I thought I would ask you guys if this is possible.
I have a Surface Pro 3 and a Microsoft docking station.  I have successfully connected two external monitors using Mini Display port to Mini Display port cable.   All three screen are visible and work great.

Here is the problem:  I have set all three screens to extend.  Screen 1 = Surface Pro Screen; Screen 2 = external monitor screen; Screen 3 = external monitor screen.   I have set Screen 2 has the primary screen, but Screen 1 remains the primary screen.  The only way Screen 2 becomes the main screen is to plug and unplug the screen from the docking station.  What am I missing?

I want my user to be able to use either two screens or all three screens, while connected to the docking station and having Screen 2 (external monitor) the main screen.

Currently, the only way I can get Screen 2 to be the main screen is to duplicate Screen 1 and Screen 2.

Any help is appreciated
On some Dell laptops, the keys on the keypads can be made to light up
(when typing in the dark): I'm now using Thinkpad x270 : can it do this?

x270 comes with a camera : does this camera has an LED/flash to light
up when in a dark room?
We’re restocking our cat 6 preterminated data cables.

We’ve ordered from monoprice for years and like them.  Anyone have a better vendor we should try?

Wonder what else we should add in the way of adapters and cables. Usb 3.0? A? B? C? Male? Female? In what combinations <g>

HDMI to Mini DisplayPort? VGA to hdmi? Mini hdmi to vga?  

Haven’t dealt with DPI connectors in a long time.  But there’s loads of vga monitors and newer computers don’t have vga ports

I’d like to be able to be at a client and get the adapter or cable I need from the truck and not have to order it and make a return trip.

Does anyone have a list they could share?
For some reason my home triple monitor setup isn't working correctly. The normal setup works fine but when I try to configure nvidia surround for gaming the middle montor, which is a different brand but the same size, has black bars on either side. I have never set up a PC to do this and was wondering what was going on.

I am running an i7 8700k, 32 GB mem, and a GTX 1080 ti so it should support it without issue.

My monitors are

From left to right.

Samsung 27in 1080p 60hz , Dell 27 in 1440p 144hz, and another samsung 27in 1080p.

The dell is the one with the issue.
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I have  an Apple Monitor Thunderbolt Display 27" which is discontinued now. I need to plug this monitor to my Lenovo P720 which has miniDP port. Is there any adapter for that?

Looking for a good external screen when on a road.  Any recommendations?
I used this one ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC 15.6-Inch Full HD IPS Monitor

Wonder if anyone knows anythings similar or better on a market?  Thanks.
I spilled hot tea on the right side of my monitor. I wiped it immediately, but some may/must have gotten into the crevice where the screen meets the black plastic frame(monitor for a desktop).

It seemed OK after, but this morning the bottom right has a black spot in the corner and I can't see the taskbar because it is flickering very fast.

I can't move the taskbar because what's in the flickering portion seems to be images of icons on my desktop.

I am trying a system restore to an earlier date, but it's not done yet.  Please advise as to what to do. I don't really know if it's because of the spill or some other issue. Thanks in advance.
We use LogMeIn Rescue and configure hosts on our servers and other devices. Is there an option to disable or turn off the hosted device monitor?

The concern is someone closes the host while we're logged in as admin. We understand it's unlikely with the location of the servers and who's onsite (the majority of the time it's our clients trusted staff). There are times cleaning and phone techs, etc are standing next to the server. We looking at this as a precaution. What would be great is something similar to RDP how the remote connection is locked from public viewing. Note, not looking for another solution because we have a contract with LogMeIn.

LogMeIn hasn't really been any help discussing with them and their forums are nothing like this...not that helpful.

We turn off the monitors but they get turned back on and this doesn't help with security. We prefer to have the ability to block the monitor on the host from being seen by end users.

If there isn't a solution to this we'll just disconnect the monitors and view other options when our LMI contract ends.

Thank you.
my mac crashed immediately after I plugged in 2 LG ultrafine display monitors today
i have LG monitors with usb-c connected to the mac

I have osx 10.13.6
Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9
Memory 32 GB ram
Graphics Radeon Pro 560X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Grpahics 630 1536 MB

I need an inexpensive KVM that supports three (3) display ports.

I can't seem to find anything under $100 that supports the DisplayPort (dp v1.2 or 2) and does this all in one device.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.

This product works and I have it but it needs to support the third computer.  It only supports two.
On my Dell 24' touch monitor the cursor jumps horizontally when I touch the screen.
The electricity is connected to converter from 24v to 220v. I have tried to connect the monitor to my
laptop and my desktop but it works the same way on both computers.
All other equipment connected to the convertor like TV , PC and some navigation instrumnet works fine.
But when I connect the monitor to normal 220v outlet it works fine.

A coworker recently obtained a new docking station for her laptop and complained that her external monitor seemed "fuzzier" than it was.  Originally, we had her laptop connected via HDMI.  However, our IT support company connected the docking station with a VGA cable.

I theorized that the switch from HDMI to VGA was probably the cause of the video degradation.

When switching between the VGA of her docking station and "hardwiring" an HDMI directly from her laptop, she felt that the display did look better.  The difference seems barely perceptible, but I can imagine that staring at the screen for hours on end would make a difference.

When I looked at her new docking station, I noticed that there is no "HDMI out" port.  Rather there is a VGA, two DVI, and two DisplayPort (DP) out ports.  Her current monitor is only capable of connecting via VGA or HDMI cables.

Given this configuration, would you agree that connecting a DP-HDMI adapter to the docking station, and then an HDMI cable from adapter to the monitor is the BEST solution in this case?  Other than purchasing a different docking station of course.

It looks like I can purchase a DP-HDMI adapter for about $25.  So that's the way I'm leaning unless any of you experts believe there is a better solution.
Windows 10
External monitor  24"  hp compaq la2405x
lenovo think pad t430s

I have 2 problems
Ever since i went to windows 10 the scale is always off....programs too big for the screen. Laptop and external monitor.
Laptop screen and monitor screen flickering back and forth ?

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Dear experts,

I currently connect my HP PAvillion X 360 to a TV display screen using HDMI card.

Can someone please tell me, what are my choices to connect ipad-pro wireless to the TV display screen.

Thank you
I have a particular area on my wall where I would like to mount a 70" big screen flat panel TV that needs to be extended (offset) around 3 feet from the wall (so that it won't obstruct a wall vent).

What are some good flat panel TV mounts that will allow this to be done?
What are the best rotating or pivoting ceiling TV mounts that will allow for a 70" big screen flat panel TV to be pivoted at a 120-degree angle so that the TV will be visible from different locations in the room?

I need to have this TV visible from one vantage point while I am sitting on my recliner or couch and then visible at another angle while I am sitting at my computer desk.

What are the best rotating ceiling TV mounts that will allow this to be done?
We have a user with a laptop running Windows 10 Pro. She has an external screen connected that she extends the display too, in order to use both screens.
Recently the external screen have a space between the window she is working on and the task bar. This space either shows that part of the desktop or just duplicates the bottom part of the window. It is not always there but randomly appears and then stays until the computer is restarted.
I have attached a screen shot as and example.
It only does this on the external screen display. Not the laptop display.

I have done the following.
  1. Uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled the graphics drivers
  2. Installed all Windows updates.

Has anyone come across this before and is so how can I resolve this issue?

Thank you

I'm looking for a product that is the combination of the following 2 items:

ie an adapter that could connect to iPhone/iPad's Lightning port or Android's microUSB
& can output to TV HDMI as well.

Can point me to an eBay/Alibaba/Amazon link that has photo & selling that item?
I need to make my laptops ( Lenovo x230t and Macbook Pro 12" retina released in end 2015)
to be able to receive HDMI inputs (rather than the usual HDMI outputs) so that I could watch
Netflix streaming from my Telco's Set Top box : basically watching movies from 2 bedrooms

Any gadgets/accessories to recommend?  I guess softwares alone on the laptops won't work
or will it?

I do have 21" LCD computer screens that I can spare but they don't have HDMI input ports,
only VGA input ports (maybe with audio inputs)

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.