Was working normal then poof my laptop screen went crazy. i can see the desktop and all icons and move the mouse etc. but the display is just a million squares...some are black some are the color of the icon etc. i can navigate and power off/on fine but thats just b/c i know where things are. i assume my graphics card is to blame?
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If you can see the mouse arrow, the display adapter is working. Try right clicking on the desktop. If you get a popup display, select the VIEW option, and another popup should appear next to it. Look at the bottom of the list and ensure that the "show desktop icons" selection is checked. If not, click on it and see if the icons return.
if you're not sure what was touched and by whom, then you can do a system restore to the day before, it will reset your desktop, this will not delete any documents or files that you made but it will move them to your my documents folder if they were on the desktop. if it does go wrong, then you can go back to system restore and undo the last restoration.
The Fn+F8 in some laptops or Fn+ KEYS WHICH HAS MONITOR ICON OVER FUNCTION KEY) command tyically runs through 3 modes: Extend desktop, Laptop only, Projector only.
Mirroring displays (meaning you see the exact same thing on both screens) is not always on option on a PC; the ability to do that is dependent on the graphics card and drivers in the laptop.
Not seeing the exact same thing on both screens is often the preferred way, but when you don't see all your desktop icons it can be a bit confusing.
The trick here is that when you want something to show on the projector, you grab the window you're working with and drag it over to the other monitor. Why this is preferred is because you can be showing a powerpoint presentation on the projector, while you have a script or notes open in Word on your laptop display to read from. You see, you don't see anything but the desktop background on the projector because you haven't moved anything over there yet.
Your laptop is in extended mode, try changing to Laptop mode, should solve your problem or try dragging the required file to that monitor as said above
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You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickers on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replace the CCFL lamp. To determine if the video card or the LCD is faulty, connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight. It could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out, this is the most likely case. The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills. Check out LCD Parts for service, parts, and DIY info Use this link to their WEB site :- www.lcdparts.net
dear do one thing as you have not mentioned whether you r using a laptop or desktop.........press the ctrl button on your keyboard & use the mouse scroll button up/ down..........hope this will resize the icons..........................Sameeraryan