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Gateway FPD1975W TFT LCD Monitor Need to Resize Screen

Due to my involvement with graphics, I need this new screen view change back to rectangular, so that my graphics are accurate. How can I do that?

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Did you try changing your display resolution in your computer display properties ?
Right click anywhere on your screen backdrop, click on properties, go to settings then pick the resolution that fits your screen the best.

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Dell laptop inspiron m5010 screen shows 3 images across - external shows the same

This = Not good

Graphics chipset problem.

A) Graphics chipset is overheating.

1) Suggest clean inside of laptop out,

2) Apply new Thermal Paste to CPU, (Processor), and also carefully peel off the Thermal Pad on graphics chipset, and throw away.

Suggest this time instead of using a Thermal Pad again, (Shudder), use a piece of copper sheet that is the correct thickness, and surface area.

Then use Thermal Paste on top if the graphics chipset, and top of copper sheet; before reinstalling Cooling Tube/Heatsink combo.

B) Graphics chipset has overheated, or actually has been overheating; and has now caused a poor contact of graphics chipset; TO motherboard.

Allow me to expand on A and B above.........

First of I think the graphics chipset is bad?
No sir, I do not.
Proof is that you ARE getting graphics on the LCD screen.
Three images, or not.
(Internal monitor of laptop, OR external monitor)

Referring back to A)

The CPU (Processor) and the graphics chipset, are the two hardware components that give off the MOST heat.

If the laptop is dirty inside, the cooling capacity of the cooling system; has dropped tremendously.

This allows the CPU, and the graphics chipset (GPU), to overheat.
Overheating graphics chipset will do all kinds of strange things.

What also transpires, is the Thermal Paste dries up.
Looses it's thermal conductivity properties.
A Thermal Pad is a material that is impregnated with Thermal Paste, so you can see how this equates.
It's impregnated Thermal Paste also dries up.

To regress;
The top of a Processor (CPU), and the bottom of the metal plate of the Cooling Tube, that sits on it; are not perfectly smooth.

A magnified view would detail, 'Ridges, Valleys, and Pitholes'.
When the two parts are mated together, Air Pockets are formed.
Air in this case is an Insulator. Not a Conductor.

Thermal Paste fills the above imperfections, and is an Excellent conductor of heat.

Moving on.........

A Thermal Pad is J-U-N-K!
Carefully peel off, and fly it at the cat. (NO, don't! lol!)

Using a small piece of copper sheet, that is the correct thickness; (And width/length), will allow more surface area for cooling. Becomes more passive surface area for cooling.

(The Fan Assembly does not blo-w air on the graphics chipset. More on that in a moment. Therefore it would not be Dynamic cooling. It is Passive cooling )

Let's take a look at the cooling system for the Dell Inspiron M5010, and I feel it will help explain better........

Scroll down to the three large photos.
The top, or first photo; shows a Top view.
The next photo down shows a Bottom view.
The photo below it shows a detailed view of the finned Heatsink.

Looking at the first photo, or can be said - Top View.....
The black Fan Assembly is at the top.

Note the rectangular area to the Right, of the black Fan Assembly.
This is the Heatsink.

Coming down from it is the curved copper Cooling Tube.
Note the small rectangular copper metal plate, then at the bottom of the Cooling Tube; note the V-shaped Aluminum metal plate.
(V-shape that goes to an odd shape)

Cooling Tube:
Sightly flattened copper tube, sealed on both ends; and filled with Nitrogen.

Has a small rectangular copper metal plate, that sits on the graphics chipset.
Also has an Aluminum metal plate (V-shaped), that sits on the CPU.

Small piece of aluminum strip, that has Tall, Thin, fins protruding from it, and is rectangular in shape.

Fan Assembly:
Small multi-bladed fan, in a D-shaped shroud.

Working principle:
Heat is absorbed from the Processor, and graphics chipset, by their two respective metal plates.
Then the Cooling Tube absorbs heat from the plates.

The Cooling Tube then transfers the heat to the finned Heatsink.
The Heatsink absorbs the heat, then radiates it away with it's tall, thin, fins.
Air flow from the Fan Assembly, helps carry heat away from the Heatsink's fins.

That small rectangular piece of copper plate, that sits on the graphics chipset; it TOO SMALL in surface area.
The surface area needs to be increased.

This would be accomplished by ADDING a small piece of copper sheet, that is larger in surface area; and is of the correct thickness.
(Approximately 1/16th of an Inch thick, or 2mm)

Using this video to help explain adding more surface area,

Posted for added surface area, NOT re-flowing graphics chipset, BGA surface mount.
Specifically go to -> 08:38

You can get a small piece of copper sheet, from a hobby store.
Thermal Paste is used on TOP of the graphics chipset, AND on top of the small copper piece of metal. Then the Cooling Tube is installed in place.

For additional questions on this procedure, or to have me clarify anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.

Moving on in an added Comment.


Apr 04, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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My hp dv9210us laptop with Vista goes into sleep or hibernate mode after no activities for 15 minutes and the screen never comes back after that . I need to restart the machine at that point . Any

Is the laptop clean inside Tim? Don't believe this to be the problem, but it would add to the problem.

I also don't think it's a problem with power saver settings.

I suggest it is the problem that plagues Pavilion dv2000, Pavilion dv6000, and Pavilion dv9000; series of Notebook PC's.

Inadequate cooling for the graphics chipset.

The cooling system for your laptop consists of the Heatsink, Cooling Tube, and Fan Assembly.

The Cooling Tube is a slightly flattened copper tube, sealed on both ends, and filled with Nitrogen.
It has two metal plates on one end of it, of copper; with one sitting on the Processor; the other on the graphics chipset.
The other end of the Cooling Tube is connected to the Heatsink.

The Heatsink is a rectangular shaped finned object. It is a small strip of metal that has Tall, Thin, fins protruding from it.

The Fan Assembly consists of a small multi-bladed fan, in a D-shaped shroud.

The two metal plates absorb heat from the Processor, and graphics chipset. The Cooling Tube then absorbs the heat from the metal plates.

The Cooling Tube transfers the heat up to the finned Heatsink.
The Heatsink absorbs the heat, then the heat is radiated away with the tall, thin fins.

Air flow from the Fan Assembly helps carry heat away from the Heatsink's fins.
(The Heatsink is mounted, next to the flat side of the D-shaped shroud of the Fan Assembly. The exhaust side. The intake side of the Fan Assembly is on the Bottom of the laptop)

Here you see the black Fan Assembly at the upper right corner.
Although hard to discern, (Even with Ebay mouse zoom in feature), the black rectangular finned Heatsink is to the right of it.

The curved copper Cooling Tube curves to the left.

Put your mouse cursor in the middle of the photo. Go along the Cooling Tube.

Coming away from the Fan Assembly on the Cooling Tube, the dark green square object you see on the motherboard, and under the Cooling Tube, is the graphics chipset.

It is an Nvidia GeForce Go 6150.
Another look at the graphics chipset,

See that small rectangular copper tab that comes off the Cooling Tube, and sits on the graphics chipset?
Too SMALL in surface area.

Allows the graphics chipset to overheat.

Another look at the Cooling System, this time not mounted.
Both Top View and Bottom View are shown,

The graphics chipset is mounted to the motherboard, with a BGA surface mount.
Instead of contact pins on the bottom of the graphics chipset, there are Solder Balls.
The mating area of the motherboard has matching Copper Pads.
(Which are also gold plated)

The graphics chipset is set onto the motherboard, with it's Solder Balls lining up on the matching Copper Pads.
Heat is applied at a specific temperature, and length of time.
The Solder Balls melt, and this solders the graphics chipset to the Copper Pads.
(Which in turn mounts the graphics chipset TO the motherboard)

Due to repeated overheating the solder joints (connections) made, start to partially melt.
When the graphics chipset cools down, (Laptop off), the solder joints then re-harden.
This causes Cold Solder Joints, and a poor contact of graphics chipset to motherboard.

1) Graphics chipset needs to be reflowed.
2) More surface area needs to be added, to that small metal plate on the Cooling Tube, that sits on the graphics chipset.

The following video is posted just for reference. Not advertising for video poster,

Here you see more surface area being added.
The best method of Reflowing, however; is to use a BGA Rework Station,

Scroll down, click on the Red -
Take a few minutes to view the IR 650 demo video

Shows you more detail on the BGA surface mount, also.
I would suggest finding a shop that has a BGA Rework Station, or can send to a shop that does have one.

Any other type of re-flowing is a TEMPORARY repair.

Also, do not add more surface area to the small metal plate on the Cooling Tube, for the graphics chipset; and you will be back to the same problem.

HP Support > Pavilion dv9210us Notebook PC > Service Manual,

Scroll down, click on the blue -
HP Pavilion dv9000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

IF you decide to attempt repair Tim, there are a few things we need to discuss F-I-R-S-T.
Anti-Static Precautions, tools, and component removal procedures.

Also be ready for a long read, and guidance posted in a 'ticker-tape' format. (No paragraph structure)
(I tend to over detail. I try to post step by step guidance)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Jan 24, 2013 | HP Pavilion dv9210us PC Notebook

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Dual screen wont work


1) You cannot plug a monitor into the VGA connector, on the back of the desktop computer, AND plug a second monitor into a DVI connector, on the back of a desktop computer.

In otherwords you can only plug ONE monitor into the motherboard.

[ The I/O area on the back of the desktop computer, is the Input/Output area. This rectangular area has connections for Input devices, and Output devices.

Examples such as a Mouse, Keyboard, (INPUT), VGA devices, (VGA monitor - Output), USB devices, audio devices, (Speakers - Output. Microphone is an Input device), and so on.

The I/O area has a rectangular metal shield. (Thin metal plate)

Connecting a device in the I/O area, is connecting it directly to the motherboard.

Example of a VGA connector, and VGA cable,

Example of a DVI cable, and DVI connector,

(There are several variations of DVI connectors.
Scroll down ]

To use dual monitors you need a graphics card also.
Graphics card with a VGA connector, or DVI connector. (Or both)

Monitor with VGA cable, plugs into the I/O area on the back of the desktop computer. (Plugs into the motherboard's graphic chipset)

The second monitor plugs into the graphics card's DVI connector, or VGA connector.

[ Just an example,

On the image of the graphics card on the left;
Go under it to the subheading - + 11 larger images and views.

There are 7 views shown. One is the carton the graphics card comes in. (View 2 from the left)

Going from the left side, count over to the 5th view. Left-click on the 5th view. Shows you the 'business end' of the graphics card.

Starting at the left side it is the HDMI connector, then VGA connector, then DVI connector.

YES, you can plug a VGA monitor, AND a DVI monitor, into this type of graphics card, and have Dual monitors ]

Computer on, Windows running; Put the Installation disk (CD) in the optical drive's tray. (CD/DVD drive)
Load ALL software.
Drivers, and 'Control Panel'.

Graphics card software loaded, close all windows, go back to your desktop screen. Turn the computer off normally.

Unplug the computer from power. Open the computer case.
FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.
(Don't know Anti-Static Precautions? Post back in a Comment)

Physically install the graphics card. Close the computer case.
Plug the VGA cable of the Primary monitor, into the VGA connector in the I/O area, on the back of the desktop computer.

Now plug the DVI cable of the Secondary monitor, into the DVI connector on the graphics card.

(The main monitor you use is the Primary monitor. The second monitor you are going to add, is the Secondary monitor )

Plug the computer into power. Both monitors plugged into power, turn them BOTH on.
Turn the computer on.

When Windows loads you will see a display on the Primary monitor.
Your desktop screen.

Now Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
In the list at the bottom, Left-click on - Properties.

In the Display Properties window that comes up, left-click on the -
Settings tab.

You will see two rectangular icons. 1 and 2.
1 is the Primary monitor. 2 is the Secondary monitor.

Left-click on the Secondary monitor icon.
Go down towards the bottom/middle on the left.

Left-click in the empty square to the left of -
Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor

Go down to the bottom Right. Left-click on Apply.
Go down to the bottom Left. Left-click on OK.

Your desktop screen will now be on the secondary monitor.

When you open your internet browser, (Yahoo, or Google, or MSN, or Mozilla Firefox, etc), you have to DRAG the screen onto the secondary monitor.

(Let's use Yahoo for an example. Yahoo will be on your Primary monitor.
You need to drag Yahoo onto the Secondary monitor)

Which direction you drag, is up to which direction the two monitors are sitting, on your computer desk.

The way the monitors are sitting in Display Properties; the Primary monitor is on the Left. ( 1 )
The Secondary monitor ( 2 ) is on the Right.

This is the way the two monitors should sit on your computer desk.
(There is a way to switch them around, however)

On your Primary monitor, (Still using Yahoo as an example), go to the RIGHT side. See the blue frame going around the screen?

When you bring the mouse cursor ON the blue frame, it turns into a Double-Sided arrow.
It is difficult at first to keep the cursor as a double-sided arrow.

Move too far to the right, it turns into the usual pointed cursor.
Move too far to the left, and it turns into the usual pointed cursor.
have to keep it on the blue frame.

WHILE the mouse cursor is a Double-Sided arrow, left-click, and hold the left mouse button down. Now drag the screen to the Right.
(Move your mouse to the right)

Keep dragging until the Yahoo browser is on both monitors.

Different size monitors? The display will not be the same size, on both monitors.

[ I use an HP 2009m, 20-inch widescreen monitor, as a Primary monitor, and an RCA EN-V, 26 inch HDTV, as a Secondary monitor.

I have my desktop on the Primary monitor, and FixYa, (Firefox browser), on the Secondary monitor, right now ]

If this is not your problem please state in a Comment.
Also state additional questions in a Comment.


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I have a u220w monitor which has a rectangular screen but the picture is square leaving both sides black for about 3 inches on each side. I want to fill the entire screen. I just had the windows vista...

Dear You need to adjust the computer resoultion to one of the following..

1088 x 612

1280 x 720

1360 x 768

you can increase it more; depends on your graphic card installed in system..

HOw to change the resoultion??

First right-click on the desktop and then left click on Properties from the menu that appears.

The display properties dialogue box will appear as shown in fig 1.1 below, click on the settings tab at the top right of the box.


Screen Resolution
This slide bar is what you use to change the resolution, the options you have will depend on your graphics card and monitor.

Changing the Resolution
To change your resolution simply slide the bar along to the resolution of your choice and then click the Apply button.

After clicking Apply your screen will resize to the new resolution and you will be presented with a confirm dialogue box (see left), if you are happy with the way your screen looks then simply click Yes, if you would like to try a different resolution click No.

When you have finished simply close the Display properties box.

Let me know if it helps...

rate me..


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