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I have a wide screen lcd monitor that is 27 inches but my icons and everyhing else on the screen is too big. I wouldlike for everything to fit on the screen without all the "extra" scrolling. Please help.

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Re: I have a wide screen lcd monitor that is 27 inches...

Right click on your desktop, select properties. Click on the Advanced tab. Change the screen resolution to 1024x768, that's usually a good one to use. If that doesn't look right, you can go to a hight resolution than that also.

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My sony viao vgc-va10g has power but screen wnt turn on .

Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barely see the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can be any kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vga cable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves your video card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works, then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash light and nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card is bad.

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Monitor buying tips you should know.

Over the years monitors have transformed from those bulky CRT monitors to square LCD screens to stylish flat wide screen LCD's and now to new stylish extremely thin LED screens. On average every PC user spends at least 5 hours a day looking at the monitor. If the picture is fuzzy and not clear enough then there is a very high possibility that the eyes get damaged.

An older CRT monitor
A wide LCD monitor

A newer ultra flat widescreen LED monitor

Monitor Sizes
There are many different sizes of CRT, square LCD, wide LCD and wide LED monitors available on the market at the moment.

If you want an older CRT screen then sizes can range between 14" to about 20", they use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want an older LCD screen then sizes can range from 15" to 19", they also use the 4:3 aspect ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LCD then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.
If you want a newer wide screen LED then sizes can range from 18.5" to about 27" and even larger. They also use the 16:9 if they are full HD or 19:10 if they are not ratio.

Image quality
The sharpness of the image in a monitor greatly depends on your Graphics card as well as whatever resolution you are running at. Nevertheless the quality of the monitor plays an important role.

Here are some of the tips that you should know before buying a monitor.

1. There are three types of monitors namely CRT, LCD and LED. The monitor that looks like a TV is a CRT monitor. In CRT monitors there is a Cathode Ray Tube that shoots electrons into the screen to create the image. An LCD monitor is smaller in width and consumes less power and is healthier if you are going to be spending large amounts of time at your PC. The LED screen looks the same as an LED monitor and the difference between it and the LCD is that it has a much higher contrast ratio resulting in darker blacks and much lighter whites.

3. A CRT monitor is much heavier than LCD monitor as you can imagine by it's bulky appearance. A LCD monitor is very lightweight and so is a LED monitor.

4. The distance between two adjacent pixels in a monitor is called 'dot pitch'. This is measured in millimeters (mm). Smaller the dot pitch the clearer the picture quality. Usually there are monitors with dot pitch varying between 0.20 mm to 0.27mm. Some manufacturers use diagonal dot pitch while most of them use horizontal dotpitch. The diagonal dot pitch is always longer than the horizontal dot pitch

5. Resolution of a monitor has to be considered with care. Most of the CRT monitors have resolutions of 800×600, 1024×768 and 1280x1024. The square LCD monitors have 1280×1024 and 1600×1200 resolutions. Newer wide screen LCD monitors have resolutions of 1600x1900, 1680x1050 and the Full HD 1920x1090. When the resolution is higher the images and text will appear smaller. But you can see more text and bigger pictures in the monitor with high resolution.

6. Another thing to note is the 'Refresh rate'. This rate is usually 60Hz, 73Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz. Refresh rate of 85Hz means the picture on the monitor is refreshed 85 times within a second.

7. The brightness and contrast can range between a low 5 000:1 to a high 80 000:1 in a LCD monitor and an average of 5 000 000:1 in a LED, yes that's 5 million to 1 with a LED. This just shows how much better a LED monitor is to a LCD.

8. If you are a gamer then the thing you have to look at with LCD monitors and LED monitors is the response time. If it is 16ms then this is a very bad monitor for gaming and you will experience a ghosting effect in most games and if it is 5ms then you will have an average gaming experience. What you want to get is a 2ms response time monitor, with it you will have the best gaming experience with no ghosting what-so-ever.

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My Acer 21.5'' wide screen monitor shakes when I

Get a better stand to hold the monitor. There is nothing wrong with the monitor, it's the operator.

Jun 24, 2011 | Acer PC Desktops

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Hi, I was recently given a Samsung Syncmasster 2333sw flat screen monitor that I hooked up to my old Dell Dimension 8200 desktop.The monitor says the optimum resolution is 1920x1080 pixels. The maximum the...

hi bob you should be able to adjust the screen size via the menu on the monitor itself, (Available in Analog mode only) Note When TV signal is input in AV mode ,select “Screen Fit “to adjust vertical position in 0-6 levels. Image Size Note Supplied for the wide models only such as 16:9 or 16:10. You can change the size of the screen displayed on your monitor. PC signals • Auto - The screen is displayed in accordance with the screen aspect ratio of the input signals.• Wide - A full screen is displayed regardless of the screen aspect ratio of the input signals. Note • Signals not available in the standard mode table are not supported.• If the wide screen which is the optimal resolution for the monitor is set on your PC, this function is not performed. AV signals • 4 : 3 - Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode. • 16 : 9- Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode. • Screen Fit- Use the function to see the full image without any cutoff when DVI (480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080p) signals are input. Note It can only be selected if an external input is connected to the DVI terminal and the 'PC/AV Mode' is set to 'AV'. • 4 : 3 - Sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode. • Wide-Sets the picture to 16:10 wide mode. • Screen Fit- Use the function to see the full image without any cutoff when DVI (480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080p) signals are input. Note • It can only be selected if an external input is connected to the DVI terminal and the 'PC/AV Mode' is set to 'AV'. • When the panel is of 16:10,the screen size options include “4:3”,”wide “,”Screen fit“.hope this helps

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Icon are huge window that are open cant fit on my monitor

click on start......then control panel.......then display icon..... to settings and adj to 1024by 768 GL

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Monitor displays a black half circle 1.5 inch diameter in upper left conrner of screen.

Depending on the age of the monitor, this could be a symptom of a failing LCD display (or CRT tube, if you're using one of the older styled big ones). one way to test for sure though, is if you have access to another computer (whether it be desktop or laptop, shouldn't matter) and hook it up to that one and see if the same thing happens. If it does, then you know that your monitor is at fault. If you are within manufacturer's warranty you can usually get it repaired through your place of purchase, or directly with the manufacturer themselves, but if not, then repairs are usually not worth it, and will probably cost more than the monitor is currently worth.

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Philips game trouble

When your game first loads. Enter the games settings and adjust the screen resoultion to match your wide screen monitor. If you can't get that far than hook up that other monitor. Load the game & enter it's screen settings (display) & adjust the resoultion. Your new monitor is wide screen. Your game needs to match the wide screen as well.

Good Luck!


Mar 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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