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My cat stepped on my computer keyboard and now the entire screen is sideways. (going from left to right as opposed to going from top to bottom. I have no idea how to correct this. Can you help me? Shirley McDonald

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Try another monitor. if still the same reinstall video drivers diggerdink

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Try hard to do this.
Right click an empty area on your desktop and select "properties"
Click the "settings" tab then the advanced button.
Look for a rotate option in one of the tabs.

Hope this helps

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Grandchildren playing on computer/keyboard and now have no sound did they turn something off?

With some multimedia keyboards, it's easy to mute or turn down the volume from the keyboard. Many Systemax systems ship with this type of keyboard. The volume controls are usually at the top of the keyboard or on the right or left side of the keyboard.

However, since there are a number of different styles of multimedia keyboards, I'm not sure which key you would need to find. Look for a key with the speaker symbol (looks like a megaphone). Also look in the bottom right corner of the computer screen for the same symbol. If there is a red circle with a line, then the mute has been enabled. Otherwise, it may be that the volume was reduced. With a mouse it's easy to change the setting; just left click on that symbol in that section of the notification bar.

In some cases, speakers do fail. So if changing the volume doesn't work, try a different set of speakers.

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In XP click the start menu box in the bottom left of the screen then click shut down. In vista click the windows globe at the bottom left, hover the mouse over the sideways pointing arrow in the bottom right of the pop up box then select shut down in the box that opens. In Windows seven click the windows globe in the bottom left then select shut down from bottom right corner of the list.

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How do I fix my screen back to normal? My child did something now the entire screen when turned on is sideways. Help....I can't tilt my head and work on the computer at the same time.

Hi There.

Sounds like a up coming little computer guru ! I am going to base my answer on the Intel graphics driver because (there are many) and non was specified. You may feel free to ask for further clarification and I will do my best to answer.

The Intel drivers have a feature allowing rotation. Typically, it's really easy to bump the button to change this. I have not figured out the keycombination yet though.

Right Click on your desktop: You should see a menu of choices. Look specifically for:

1) Graphics Options
2) This will have a little > that points t "Rotation"

When you see rotation; you will need to move it "90 deg" either to the right or left; to set the screen back to normal.

Hope this helps. If it does; please leave positive feedback , I appriciate it.

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How can I get my laptop screen to rotate back to the original screen position?

to rotate the screen in the laptop you can do in two ways.make sure you close all the programs running in the computer before attempting these two steps
1) press and hold the ctrl and alt in the keypad they'll be located at the bottom left part of keyboard..while holding these two keys simultaneously press any one of the four navigation keys(Up,Down,Right,Left arrow keys) depending on how the screen is currently..if its upside down press up arrow key if its tilted towards right press left vice versa.
2)right click on desktop choose graphics settings and then choose display settings where you'll have the option to rotate the screen..

good luck hope this resolves the issue

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Steps on taking the keyboard off the laptop

1) The Pavilion dv9000 you're referring to is one of the Pavilion dv9000 series. The specific model number is on the bottom of the laptop, in a white Service Tag. P/N is Product Number. HP's model numbering system.

Just posted for future edification should you have problems with another laptop. All Model Numbers will be on the bottom of the laptop, HP or no.

2) I would like to start with a link to the Service Manual, for your Pavilion dv9000 series laptop.

On this page scroll down to - HP Pavilion dv9000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide, and left-click on it.
This is a PDF file.
May take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page. Additional time to fully fully download.
(Took 18 seconds to see the first page, and no additional download time, for me just now. Medium speed DSL)

Agree. Your diagnoses leads me to believe the Display Cable (Wire) has a break in it.
Switch Cover removed, (Plastic strip on top of the Keyboard, and below the LCD screen, I referred to before), the Display Cable is the cable (Wire) to the far Left. (Long connector) The cable next to it on the right, is the Microphone cable.
(Short connector)

(Next cable going to the right under is under the Keyboard, {But not connected to the Keyboard}, is the Camera cable. The long cable coming from under the Keyboard, and going off to the far right top corner, is the Wireless Antenna cable.

Also check the Backlight cable. This is the cable on the right side of the LCD screen, and goes to the Inverter mounted inside, at the bottom of the LCD Top Panel Cover. (The Lid, in otherwords) When you state your display does not come up, I assume you have checked the LCD screen with a flashlight, to see if the problem is just the Backlight Bulb is not working. An LCD screen does not provide enough light by itself. Needs that type of Florescent light bulb, (CCFL. Cold Cathode Florescent Lamp), to fully illuminate the LCD screen.

If the Backlight Bulb cable has a break in it, you won't be able to see the display.

Good news?

Not much I'm afraid, unless you're really good at soldering, or HP does indeed still sell that display cable, if it's bad. It's a multi-wire cable.

The Display cable also goes down through the laptop, and connects to the motherboard. You have to almost completely disassemble the laptop, to get to the display cable's connection on the motherboard.

Laptops are disassembled from the Top going Down. You do not just remove the Bottom Cover.

Things I would like to suggest.
FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions, before you go any further into your laptop. (If you aren't following them already)

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components, inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE going deeper into that laptop.

With a desktop computer you just unplug it from power, and Touch the metal frame of the open computer case. The frame is made of steel.

The metal used inside a laptop is non-Ferrous. No Iron. Makes it so that the metal is non-magnetic. Also will not work for relieving your body of Static.

You can touch a doorknob to relieve your body of Static. The door better be within a one-step distance from where you're working. The movement of your feet, the rustling of your clothes, are 2 things that create Static.

Better method is to buy, and wear an ESD wrist strap, and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame of an open desktop computer case, unplugged from power.
[Electro Static Discharge. They run about 6 bucks)

In the PDF Service Manual ('Guide'), in the Bookmarks on the left side, scroll down to the section heading, Removal and Replacement Procedures, and click on the + sign to the left.

Now click on - 5.24 System Board. (Or Page 191 for the PDF page number)

Takes you through completely disassembling your laptop.

Check the Display Cable with a cheap multimeter set to Ohms. You are performing a Continuity Check of that cable. Wiggle the cable when checking with the multimeter.

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Sep 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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While intalling new hardware I pulled out the front panel (hdd led power Sw & Power led) i saw pin layout as ::::. Do I connect to these pins? If you have a diagram it would make it much easer. Could...

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According to my information it uses an FIC K8M-800M motherboard.
(First International Computer, Inc.)

(Looking in-between the brown AGP expansion slot, and the first white PCI slot, you should see K8M-800)

IF, my information is correct about the motherboard used, I would like you to download the Motherboard Manual for it.

(I haven't worked on one of these puppies in my shop yet, so I don't know if the eMachines T3302 uses an FIC K8M-800M mobo. MOtherBOard)

Under the Filename heading in the Middle, scroll down, and Left-click on - FIC K8M-800M

This is a Zip file. (Compressed file for easier transfer)

Watch the download progress bar, and let the file download all the way. ( 1 minute, 45 seconds for me)

Where the file will go;

Windows XP:
It will go to your My Documents folder (Start > My Documents), or to a subfolder in My Documents. Downloads.
Or it may go directly to your desktop screen.

(Yellow folder icon, with a zipper in the middle. K8M-800_manual

When you see the file, Double-click on it.
Go up to the left side of the screen.
Left click on - Extract All Files

Left-click on Next, and Finish.

In the small window left-click on the PDF icon with K8M-800_manual.

Barring you cannot download, or open this Zip file.

Orient the motherboard in your view, so we are both looking at it the same way.

Processor to the top.
Ram Memory slots to the right.

Bottom right corner has the CMOS battery, and the Front Panel header is to the left of the battery.
Under the Front Panel header it has F-PNL

Your pinout of the Front Panel header is upside down.

There are 5 pins across the top.
There are 4 pins across the bottom.

The Top pins are numbered Odd.
The Bottom pins are numbered Evenly.

The numbering starts from the Right side of the motherboard, (CMOS Battery side), going towards the Left.

Top row, going from Right to Left,
1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

Bottom row, going from Right to Left,
2, 4, 6, and 8. (There is No pin 10)

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HDD LED. (Harddrive activity light)

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch.

C) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On light. (Indicates power is on)

D) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (Turns the computer on)

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Yesterday, when I powered up my laptop, everything was all of a sudden enlarged ( the desktp, icons, internet, text, e-mails, EVERYTHING). I know this is probably supposed to be some kind of useful tool...


Your enlarged desktop could be caused by several different things, so I will address each one in the order of likelihood of each one:

1. You may have accidentally changed your Display Settings.

Right-click on your desktop and select Personalize. Scroll down and click on Display Settings. Ensure that your Monitor Resolution is set for the maximum. If not, use your mouse to move the slider bar all the way to the right.

2. You may have accidentally changed the size of text and icons.

Right-click on your desktop and select Personalize. In the bottom left-hand corner, select Ease of Access. About half way down the screen, select Make the computer easier to see. Click on Change the size of text and icons about half way down the screen. If it is not selected, chose the default scale.

3. You may have accidentally turned on the Magnifier.

Right-click on your desktop and select Personalize. In the bottom left-hand corner, select Ease of Access. About half way down the screen, select Make the computer easier to see. About half way down the screen, uncheck the Turn on Magnifier.

To turn off the On-Screen Keyboard on start-up,
right-click on your desktop and select Personalize. In the bottom left-hand corner, select Ease of Access. About half way down, select Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard. Unselect Use On-Screen Keyboard.

To turn off the Narrator on start-up, right-click on your desktop and select Personalize. In the bottom left-hand corner, select Ease of Access. About a third of the way down, select Use the computer without a display. Unselect Turn on Narrator.

I hope this helps. If so, please remember to rate my post.


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Try the ALT key and the Up Arrow.
If that does not work, try CRT ALT UP and DOWN arrows till you can rotate your display.

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