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Sharp Actius AL27 pixel problems


My Actius has begun having trouble displaying colors properly. Random red and blue pixels are displayed within color fields. Flesh tones and greys often have lines of blue pixels within them, while certain white fields have extra red pixels stuck on.

At first this seemed to be a software problem and happened only occasionally. Now it is continuous.


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Re: Sharp Actius AL27 pixel problems

From what you described, it seems as though your LCD panel is going bad or the inverter board is bad. Does it change colors if you were to reposition (tilt) the LCD back and forth in either direction?

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Blotted screen in my hp laptop

1.Locate the problem pixel. Display a true black image on your HP's monitor. You can do this by playing a DVD on your HP laptop, and pausing it on the black screen just before the movie starts. Once you bring up a black image on screen, the stuck or dead pixel should be visible.
2.Try applying direct pressure to the problematic pixel. After you've located it, turn off your laptop. Place a soft cloth or rag over the pixel to avoid damaging your screen. A soft chamois works well. Using the tip of a pen, apply gentle pressure to the pixel. You don't need to press hard, as too much pressure can crack or scratch your screen. While applying pressure, boot up your laptop. This should force the pixel to begin working properly.
3.Tap the pixel. With your Toshiba booted up and an image on the screen, gently tap the pixel with the rounded end of a pen cap. Tap hard just hard enough to see a small white flash on the screen. Tap your HP's screen until the pixel begins working properly.
4.Download a stuck pixel program. Several programs, including JScreenFix, UDPix and Pixel Protector, are available for download and can help fix a malfunctioning pixel. These programs display rapidly changing colors and images on your screen. The flashing colors and images can force the pixel to begin functioning properly.
5.Contact HP. If none of the above methods work, your screen may have a pixel that is truly dead. If that's the case, the only option is to replace the display completely. Contact HP customer support at to find an authorized repair service near you.

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I need an audio driver


I have read that this Sharp has a realtek audio card.
To get these drivers goto
Choose AC'97 Audio Codecs (Software), accept if you do on the next page, wait a second.
The NEXT button will go red. Then click on it.
On the next page choose your operating system drivers.
Get the accompanying software on that list.
And in case you need the high defintion drivers they are on this page also.

All the Best....

Dec 20, 2010 | Sharp Actius AL27 Notebook

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How to upgrade memory. I need module definition for 1Gig so I can purchase it.

You need a 512MB PC2700 DDR 333MHz SO-DIMM for a laptop (200-pin). The manufacturer I think doesn't specifically support anything over 512MB. But the RAM is standard and I doubt there is any need to buy it directly from Sharp. The laptop only has one upgradable bay so you may not be able to upgrade past 1.25 GB.

One of the memory covers is not removable, if I remember correctly, that is the one under the keyboard. So the one you update is a panel on the bottom.

Mar 11, 2010 | Sharp Actius AL27 Notebook

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Audio driver is missing for Sharp Actius AL27 PC

I have read that you have a realtek audio card. To get these drivers goto and choose AC'97 Audio Codecs (Software), accept if you do on the next page, wait a second, and the NEXT button will go red. The click on it. on the next page choose your operating system drivers. Get the accompanying software on that list.
And in case you need the high defintion drivers they are on this page also.
Hoped this Helped x404x

Mar 03, 2010 | Sharp Actius AL27 Notebook

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Removing files from a dead lap top

If the computer is dead the only way to recover the files would be to remove the hdd & install it as a secondary hdd in another system in order to copy the files. After you are sure all your data is copied you could then either reformatt & keep as a storage drive in other system or remove. You'll need the proper cables as most laptop hdd's just slide into a built in port on the laptop's mb. Hope this helps.

Mar 30, 2009 | Sharp Actius AL27 Notebook

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Toshiba satellite m35x s149 displays red pixels for black pixels

if you have a warranty - have the manufacturer replace the lcd display unit.

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Sharp PC-AL27

There was a post I read on a notebook forum site that deals with a BIOS problem with the Sharp Actius PCAL27 from a guy named fixyourlaptop AT yahoo DOT com. He stated that he was a Sharp tech, and that the main problem with the AL27 is not the battery, but the BIOS.

There is apparently an issue with these BIOS that causes the power usage of the battery to show incorrectly. I purchased my laptop over three years ago, and just recently updated the BIOS sent me by this fellow, and my laptop battery discharges properly. It still only has about an hour of life but this is the first time it ever worked right.

You can email him for the fix at the above address. Just put in the subject line SHARP LAPTOP AL27 BIOS FIX. He is legit and the fix worked like a charm.

If you want to read his post just do a search for the above (properly formatted) email address on google.

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