Long ago (A year ago lol) I bought the Gateway FX gaming notebook. It was a great PC and could not beat the price with the hardware and performance it offered, however the screen was really bad.
At first glance it wasnít, 1080p res and good brightness level, but when I plugged in my old external LCD monitor to dual screen, I was floored. My 4 year old desktop LCD screen was almost better in every single way.
The Gatewayís colors were dull, muddy, and dark, no matter how much I recalibrated the screen, I could not get it to look anywhere as good when compared to my Samsung screen on my desk.
I have an Acer Aspire 5360 with a screen problem. There is a thick stripe of the screen on the right hand side that does not show the desktop. I have changed the display settings resolution, reinstalled the intel chipset driver which I updated on the intel site. Reinstalled the OS XP, reset the bios to defaults etc.
I have dell inspiron N5050 laptop and it is under warranty. Recently i formatted it to upgrade my system from 32 bit os to 64 bit os. After formatting, I am not able to access my desktop and a blue screen is displayed that says:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer.
If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
The BIOS ¬†in this system is not fully ACPI complaint, Please contact your system vender for an update BIOS.
I am playing a game or watching a movie in Fullscreen, randomly it minimizes to desktop and I dont know what is causing this issue. I restore the window to Fullscreen again¬†and everything is normal. ¬† Points to note here - 1) It is completely random, happens once in couple of hours. 2) I use my laptop connected to a TV using HDMI. 3) I use USB mouse and keyboard (which have never been an issue with my old laptop) 4) I play Origin and Steam games and it happens with both of them. ¬† Is there a way to detect, what program might be causing this? Otherwise, my system is completely stable and works great. Its just annoying, suddenly for the game to minimize when you are about to score a goal in FIFA (or the other way round).
Also, I have the AVG Free Antivirus.I will try to dig through its settings and check What can I disable.
Product: HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j000 Select Edition CTO Notebook PC, Model C9G48AAR, Product Number: C8P45AV
Problem: After logging in, the screen flashes the Start Screen on and off in random fashion, and is unresponsive to any input.
Effort: We followed the instructions on the HP web site for this symptom (Desktop Screen Flashes Between a Blue Screen with a Blank Taskbar and a Desktop Screen on Startup (Windows 8)), but it failed at step 8 - the Start Screen flashes in Safe Mode with no way to find or enter the "Control Panel" step.
We have also rolled back the system to the last restore point, reseated the memory, and reset the BIOS - all HP recommended processes for video problems.
Current Status: We always look to resolve any problems via the HP web site first; this one had us stumped.
I have just bought my G62 laptop and have pretty much no complaint except the backspace's bounce seems to be a bit off and a little loud. However, I seem to notice this weird dimming issue when I set my laptop to either Power Saver or HP Recommended mode. When I go from the internet browser to the desktop and wait like 3 seconds, the screen seem to dim just a tiny bit. Sometimes it dims twice. Most noticeable when using the lowest brightness level. It's really bothering me, does anybody know what it is? It's not the auto-dim feature, because it dims in like 3 second. It just flickers a little bit.
Also, when I move a browser or window up and down, I can see this fuzziness on the outline of the window, including the outline of the search bar. I updated the display adapters, I have Intel HD Graphics display adapters.
I just got my new hp pavillion dv7-1000, it loaded up and i did all the registration stuff before you actually get to using the laptop but as the vista desktop loads up i closed to lid and it put the laptop on standby.
Now when i try to turn the laptop on i get to the log on screen, put in my password, it loads up and then i get a blue screen with my mouse cursor but no desktop icons or anything. I can still do control-alt-delete but i just cant see any of the other stuff. I then booted in safe mode and i could then see everything but it looked like windows 98 not vista,
I have a HP Pavilion dv9500 notebook and yesterday after more than two years of pretty much running smoothly it wouldn't boot. First it actually booted into windows but the whole desktop screen was frozen with mouse cursor. So I turned it off, turned it back on and it booted into blue screen and restarted itself. After couple of tries I booted into safe mode which was running fine.
I wasn't sure what the problem was but I was thinking it must be software related, so I loaded an image of my system which I've used before and knew was ok. But even after putting a brand new OS it was doing the same thing.
One time I was actually able to boot into normal mode so I thought maybe the issue got resolved magically. But, I have my external monitor plugged in and even when in normal mode the signal wouldn't go through, so I had to use my laptop monitor. I kept trying to switch the signal and even though it was showing the icon like it's transferring nothing happened. So I checked my video card properties and the card all of the sudden had no drivers and was basically unrecognized by the OS.
Every time I press caps lock, change volume i got ¬†a notification pops up that often messes up the window focus. It's particularly annoying when trying to¬†play games. Can I turn this off?
I searched around for other people having the same problem and the one solution I got was to change Hkey_Local_MachineSoftwareWidcommBTConfigGeneral KeyIndication to 0, but that's already set to 0 for me, and I'm still getting notifications. The solution with removing "lockkey.exe" is not working as well. I just don't have program like this.
I have the Pavilion g7-2235dx with Windows 8.1 operating system. Nearly every automatic update messes up my ability to get on the internet. The only way I can connect is to uninstall all of the updates. The icons on my desktop also stopped working. When I click on them, it goes right back to desktop. Can't pin them to the taskbar either. The ones on the taskbar won't open by clicking on them either. Have to right click and tell it to open. Also problem getting my Norton anti-virus to open. Says it working but can't open it.
I'm looking at the new Studio XPS 16 (1645, I think... or maybe 1647?) for college. The main draw to the computer was the optional 16.0" RGBLED screen, which had phenomenal reviews. I've been playing with the configurator on the Dell site for the past few days, and while the description of the laptop says that the 16.0" RGBLED screen is available, you can't actually add it to the laptop in the configurator. I talked to a service rep today about it and he said that it was discontinued within the past month. Is this true?? Why would they discontinue a screen that had such high reviews? I don't know if I trust the salesman because he didn't answer any of my questions regarding differences in the screens and wasn't very helpful overall. I really wanted that screen for photo editing (since it could display an extremely high % of the color gamut) but now I'm not sure what to do... I don't know anything about the WLED screen that's offered (the 1080p version) or the B+RG LED screen offered on the Studio 17 (which was the other laptop that I was looking at). Does anyone know how those two monitors compare to the 16.0" RGBLED screen that used to be available on the XPS 16? What are the differences?
I'm trying to figure out how good the 1600x900 screen is. I can't find a review on any but the 1080p RGBLED. I really don't want such a high resolution on a screen of this size though-- heck, my current 1680x1050 15.4 is too high res IMO.
So does anyone own a 1600x900? How does it compare to other WLED screens like Apples'?
I have a Dell Studio 14Z with shatered monitor. The laptop still turns on but I can't see anything on the screen.
I was planning to buy a docking station so I can use an external monitor. Studio 14Z does not have the slot type port that is usually found on larger laptops, so the docking station will probably be USB (is there one with SATA?).
My biggest question is ... can I plug in my laptop to the docking station and turn power on from the docking station and it will automatically appear on external monitor? or do I need change some settings on my laptop which I can't since I can't see anything
I am stuck debating between the 15.4 WLED (1440*900) and the 15.4 non-LED (1920*1200). I am just not sure which I would prefer. If the WLED came in a 1920*1200 option I don't think I would be so concerned.
I really like the size, weight, and potential power savings of the WLED screens but I am used to working on larger monitors (22 and 25 inch) running at higher resolutions.
What does everyone think about these two choices? Will I be happy with the WLED at the smaller resolution or is it better to opt for the traditional screen with the higher resolution?
Just so everyone knows the laptop won't be my primary computer but will get a lot of use while working on graduate work away from home, writing website code, and general use. The only gaming activity it might see is some occasional WoW.
I just purchased a Dell Studio XPS 13 a few days ago, and I opened my laptop the other day at a coffee shop and noticed that there was a black area in the top left hand corner of my screen. I proceeded to wipe it away, thinking it was just some residue, but when it wouldn't wipe away I began to worry.
Later that evening when I had gotten home I checked the laptop while it was turned off, and noticed that it is scratched behind the plastic! I almost had a heart attack! I called Dell and they told me it was a cosmetic fault and was "accidental damage" and told me that I must pay to fix it.
I just shelled out $1500 dollars for this, I'm a student on a tight budget and I've never seen anything like this! How does a laptop's screen scratch from in behind???
Please, does anyone have any suggestions? I need to get this fixed as I don't want it to get worse, and there is no physical damage to the laptop which is really puzzling. If I dropped the laptop it would be broken! But when something like this happens, what should I do? .....
It seems Dell does not have any RGBLED screens available for the XPS 16. What are the biggest advantage of the RGBLED instead of the other options Dell offers? Should I wait for the RGBLED? I'm not going to do any high-end photo or video editing, and I've heard that's one good reason to have that screen.
I have been looking to buy a laptop for a while, and would prefer to go with an i7 model, hence I am looking at the studio 15 as Dell is the only company to have i7 laptops available in Australia. For some reason the options for inbuilt 3g and a 1600x900 screen are available on the model with the old processor but not with the i7.
The normal resolution screen will likely be too low so I am not going with that. Is 1080p on a 15" screen able to be used for word processing and general office tasks? This laptop will be an all in one - office use, multimedia and a music production laptop.
Should I go out of my way to find a 1080p 15" laptop to trial.
I purchased a dell studio 17 off ebay and that is fully working and has a new battery.
The man selling it sells alot of laptops that he has fixed or replaced stuff on. He told me it was not refurbished at all but looking at his feedback i think he has replaced the screen and casing on the laptop.
Ive only had it a few days and noticed that the screen has started flickering in terms of going light and dull on and off very quickly. It only seems to happen though when im running on battery as its fine when its plugged in.
Is this laptop faulty or is it a minor problem?? as i won the bidding very cheap so i want to keep hold of it if there is nothing major wrong with it.