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If this is an incorrect display setting on the Operating system right click your desktop, choose properties then click settings under screen resolution bring the slider all the way to the left, choose apply. This will lower your resolution temporarily, if the picture fills the screen appropriately, we now know this is a software issue. The next step is simply to find the resolution you like the best. IF this does not resolve the problem, it is most likely a monitor problem. On your monitor there should be button allowing you to access the "reset to defaults" option. If you're unable to find the menu option let me know what make and model monitor you have. If you are able to reset to defaults and the picture is still bad, it's time for a new monitor.

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Computer will not boot to normal and verticle lines on monitor, dell XPS410, windows vista 32 bit


Unplug the monitor video cable from the computer. Power on the monitor and see if you get the same results. If so then your monitor is defective.

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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
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A wide LCD monitor
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A newer ultra flat widescreen LED monitor
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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.

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I can't get my desktop to cover the whole screen. I have windows 7. How can I get it to cover my whole screen?


If you mean the wallpaper, you will need to go into the desktop properties and set it to stretch the image. If you mean the desktop itself...you will need to change the screen resolution.

Standard monitors use dimentions like 1024x768, but a wide screen uses one like 1280x768. If you use a resolution that doesn't match the aspect ratio of the monitor it will fill in the extra space with black space and no desktop.

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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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Are Dell monitors not compatible with older HP Pavilion Computer? I tried to connect my HP CPU to a Dell monitor and it will not recognize it at all.


It shouldn't make any difference which monitor you are connecting to any computer. In fact, I am running a 19" HP Flat Panel on my Dell Dimension 2400 right now. It is NOT a wide screen monitor as the Dell built in graphics card will not support the RESOLUTION RATIO required for the wide screen. Check what setting is "native resolution" for your monitor and see if your graphics card will support it. If not, using your old monitor, try different resolution settings. Right click on your desk top, click on properties and that should bring up the display properties box. Try a lower setting as larger settings are the ones that will give you a black screen. It will probably give you a smaller picture on your old monitor, or perhaps smaller or larger icons on the desk top. Accept the new settings, turn off your computer and switch monitors, and turn your computer back on. If you get a picture, but it does not fill the whole screen or the icons seem too large or small, then go back into properties from the desktop and try a different resolution ratio until the picture seems correct.

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The positioning of my desktop's imageis still distorted despite running the easy tune display wizard and my using the auto tune keys on the side of the monitor.


Use the manual methods on your monitor (horizontal and vertical size and position), not the auto tune and see if you can get it to improve.

Try using a different desktop picture as well.

Right click on the desktop where there are no icons, and change the picture. Also, play with Stretch/Center/Tile - stretch will distort a file if it doesn't exactly match your screen settings.

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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.

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Mike

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