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Re: Trouble with video graphics
Do you mean that the icons look very large and colours are a bit harsh? if so it could be that the screen resolution is set to low.
Right click on the desktop, and choose 'properties' from the list
a new dialog box will appear called 'display properties'
along the top is a series of tabs, the last one is called 'settings'
click on this and you will then see details of your screen resoulution.
Halfway is a slide bar called screen resoultion for example..
less -------|------- more
move the slider untill the numbers change to 1024 by 768 pixels
to the right is another box called colour quality - change this to 'highest (32bit)
screen will briefly go black then you will see the desktop, you will
get a confirmation box asking along the lines of 'do you wish to keep
these settings' click yes to this
have a play with the desktop, open some windows and see if they are now fully visable to you without having to scroll.
can go back and change your resoultion anytime you want, by following
the above. But take note, some monitors will not display all the
resoultions in the list, you will get a message to say if it is or not.
Just play with the settings untill your happy.
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1920x1080 resolution is the starting point for HD video. If you have set your desktop resolution to that or anything avove then you should be running at HD resolutions. Maybe the image/video you are watching is not at a HD resolution, therefore it will appear distorted and streched (poor quality). To fully experience HD playback use video files and imaged that are at the 1920x1080 resolution and above.
Check the video connection cable. Unplug it from monitor and computer, and fix it again, completely screwing it. When there is poor color, try to move/slowly pull the cable on both sides.
The best solution to try is to install a completely new video cable.
Hope it helps.
The display of your laptop is one of its most integral components, and if it is exhibiting problems, it is one of the most frustrating issues you can experience as a computer owner. A display can experience a variety of issues, from the mildly annoying flickering of a screen, to it not powering on at all. Identifying the problem is the first step towards assessing whether it can be fixed, or if it is time to get a new computer.
If the brightness of your screen is intermittent, or is flickering, it is likely that the inverter is broken. The inverter is a small board that controls the brightness of your screen. It plugs into the display and the motherboard, or the main
brain of your computer. Try a new inverter board, which you can get
from your computer manufacturer, or from a computer supply store, by
taking out the inverter from your display casing.
If there is garbled video on your screen, it may mean that the low-voltage differential signaling cable, also called an LVDS cable, has begun to malfunction, or that the graphics card is failing. To check your LVDS cable, open up the computer and unplug the LVDS, which will be running from the motherboard up into your display. Plug the LVDS cable back in and with the computer open, turn the computer on and check the graphics. If it continues, you may need to take the display out of its casing and unplug the LVDS from the back of the screen. If the graphics issue continues, try another graphics card. If the new graphics card is in, and there are still graphics issues, the LVDS will need to be replaced.
If there is no video on the screen of your laptop, it can mean one of two problems: that the display has completely given out, or the logic board is not supplying any video to the screen. If there is no video, try moving the screen forward to back several times to see if video appears momentarily. If so, there may be a loose connection. If no video comes on, hook up an external monitor to the computer and see if any video appears. If video does appear, it is likely the screen has died. If there is no video, your graphics card has failed. Depending on the logic board holding the graphics card, you will either have to replace the graphics card, or the whole logic board.
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You can put any graphics card in any machine you just need to install the proper driver
Use to be a jumper on the mother that disabled the onboard video but today I think the soft hardware saves use the trouble.
You can run 2 monitors at one time using the 2 video graphics... card and the one on board just set you display properties