Computer Monitors

Computer monitors are television-like devices used to display graphical information from a computer. They have been the primary form of displaying output to the computer user for decades. Questions about computer monitors and monitor display technologies belong here.

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Math and Arithmetic
Computer Monitors

How 1600 x 1600 pixels in inches?

There is no way to give a real answer for that. Pixels do not have a consistent size, so they can't be universally converted. Pixels change size depending on the density of the thing displaying them (72 dots per inch is typical for screens and 300 dpi is typically selected for something that will be printed as form of Quality Photo). For screens size differs based on "Pitch" of the screen(distance between two consecutive pixels) thus even small screens with low pitch value can display high resolutions!

However, to simply measure the width and height of your monitor at high accuracy just use the "Jruler" application

Download JRuler from here:

Computer Monitors

How do you download a hi-speed USB host controller?

  • For the most part, the High Speed USB controller will be integrated right onto the motherboard of your system. You will sometimes run into this problem when upgrading to or installing a new version of XP, for sometimes it does not readily have the drivers available.
  • What you have to do is to actually find out the motherboard that you have in your system, and download, or request the CD, that has the motherboard resources on it, in order to get Windows to install that particular controller.
  • If you have a name brand computer, you should be able to contact the manufacturer to get the CD or download. However, if you have built the system, or someone else has built you the system, you will need the CD that came with the motherboard.
  • A controller in a computer system (new or old) is a physical device that controls anything externally attached to it. For example, a hard disk controller (which is internally connected to today's motherboards) controls the hard drive connected to it.
  • I think what you mean is downloading the 2.0 high speed driver for XP and if you do your windows updates it will usually install that driver for you. Unless I am misunderstanding what you are trying to do.
  • If you mean the computer is seeing your USB 2.0 as a USB 1.1 then you go into device manager and tell it to update your driver to get a refresh on the device and a USB 2.0 driver downloaded/applied to the device.
Computer Monitors
Windows 8

How do you connect a PC to my laptop as a monitor?

I use to work testing laptop panels using LEM pixinator. If you use a newer PC then it may be possible. The trick is getting analog laptop panel to sinc with newer AGP card. then there is an issue of converting the data cable to VGA or DVI and inverting the power 5 or 10 volt. Radio Shack probably has the hardware to convert the power. not to difficult. the data cable lead can be bought online or possibley salvaged from the laptop it came from. then you will need to join that cable to a VGA adapter.

If the two PC's are networked, you can use the MaxiVista software, which extends your primary PC screen onto one (or more) network available PCs. The software is very simple to install.

Most laptops have a 15 pin connector on the back, which is the standard monitor cable connector. Most LCD/plasma TVs also have a 15 pin connector also, so you can go into your nearest computer/electronics store and pick up a 6ft 15pin monitor cable for under $20. If it is a modern laptop, it may have HDMI instead, in which case you can connect it to a HDMI monitor or most LCD/plasma TVs.

Buy a vga male to male cable. Make sure your PC and laptop, both have female VGA inputs. it looks like it has about 12 dots (a vga input) and also looks similar to a weird rectangle.

Cable Internet
Computer Monitors
Computer Networking

How do you connect a laptop to a PC?

There are mainly three ways of connecting a Laptop to a PC

1)Through LAN

2)Through Bluetooth

3)Through Wireless Router

The first one doesn't need any s/w(software), but a LAN card or NIC(network interface card) Ethernet Card , and a Twisted pair cable with RJ(register jack)45 crimped through cross over crimping on either sides of the wire.

The second one needs to have a Blue tooth dongle either inbuilt or an external one connected to both the Laptop and a PC.You need to install Blue tooth drivers.

The third one requires a Wireless Router that connects to your Internet Modem and broadcasts your signal wireless allowing computers to join your network. Once connected by network, have both computers join the homegroup and share files and folders. From each computer, depending on the shared folders, you can access the data on both the laptop and PC and therefore connecting them for easy transfer of data and anything else you might want to do.

There are several ways to connect a laptop to a PC.

  1. If you have an Ethernet card installed on your laptop and on your PC you can directly connect them with a cross-over LAN cable (in case You don't have network hub). or a straight LAN cable (if you are using a network hub or network switch between the computers).
  2. An ad-hoc wireless network if your PC and Laptop both have wireless cards.
  3. You can also get a special USB cable that connects 2 computers and allows data to be transferred between them. They are quite cheap and you can definitely find one on Ebay.

Option 1 generally no longer requires a special crossover cable. Most modern NICs (especially on laptops) will auto-sense which pairs they need to use for Tx/Rx.

Computer Hardware
Computer Monitors

What is the most suitable device for the output of architectural drawing?


Computer Monitors

Why does my laptop screen look stretched?

you should set your screen settings. just right click on desktop background and in settings you can set.

Computer Monitors
Windows XP

How do you adjust screen resolution?

Right click on desktop and select properties. Go to the settings tab and there you will find the screen resolution tab. You can scroll the tab to set the appropriate screen resolution.

Adjusting Screen ResolutionSTART - Settings - Control Panel - Display. Click on the "Settings" tab. On the lower right corner there is a slide bar called "Size Area". Slide the bar to the size you want. If icons are too big, slide the bar to the right. Click "Apply" and a message will pop up and click "OK". The screen will resize and ask you if you want to keep it. Click "Yes" if you want to or no if you want another size. After you are happy with the correct size, click "OK" to close the Display settings. Done.

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  • To change the screen resolution all you have to do is right-click on your desktop and click properties. When the window comes up, click the tab labelled Settings. You can change screen resolution and color settings there.

Right click on the desktop, click properties, then go to the settings tab. From there you will see a thing that you can drag to make your monitor show different resolutions.

Computer Monitors

Can you use wet wipes for your laptop screen?

Probably, though they'd better be designed for cleaning lenses and/or monitors.

Mobile Phones
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How much do the touch screen cricket cost?


Television and Video
Computer Monitors

Who makes LCD LED screens?

sony japan make the first led television in world

Computer Monitors

Difference between CRT Monitor and plasma?

work it out youself 7M. use a different website.

Vietnam War
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Acronyms & Abbreviations

What is the full form of LED?

Light-emitting diode.

Computer Monitors

What does hide behind the computer screen mean?

it means that you feel so confident while you're on the computer, that you actually have the guts to say whatever you're feeling aloud, or rather typing, whereas if you were face to face with that person you wouldn't really say that because the consequences while you're at home and just sitting behind your computer are not nearly as severe as when you are standing face to face with somebody.

say with bathroom wall ( the old app on facebook ) people at my school ALWAYS used to diss other people they haven't even talken to but knew their personality quite well. whenever somebody did that (dissed someone) a person would respond with 'well why don't you just stop hiding behind the computer screen and say it to my face ?'

to sum it all up , its just basically what the name says: hiding (being too shy to confront someone) behind the computer screen (and writing it [sometimes anonymously] to someone [a direct message] that could be offending or embarrassing)

hope this helps :)

Television and Video
Computer Monitors

Why do LCD TV's get hot when they're on?

The LCDs that compose the front panel of the TV don't emit light but affect the amount and colour of transmitted light, so there has to be a light source to shine through them. With most LCD TVs this is a bank of fluorescent tubes behind the screen. Though fluorescent tubes don't generate as much heat as, for example, filament light bulbs, there is always some heat produced, and this is what makes the TV hot.

Television and Video
Computer Monitors

Why does the picture on the tv screen become distorted when a magnet is brought near the screen?

A strong enough magnet brought close enough to the screen or to certain other parts of a television or computer monitor that uses a cathode ray tube will distort the displayed image.

This happens because a cathode ray tube image is created by shooting electrons at a phosphor-coated layer that glows where the electron stream strikes it. The stream of electrons is focused and targeted by magnetic fields within the TV tube. A strong enough magnetic field from another source will send the beam of electrons off target, distorting the image.

This does NOT happen with modern flat screen TVs and computer monitors because they do not use cathode ray tube technology to create the image.

The picture as seen on TV screen is due to moving charged particles (electrons).

Computer Monitors

What is font size on a computer screen measured in?

The point is being the usual unit of measurement for the fonts used in computers. Point is the smallest unit of measure, being a subdivision of the larger pica. It is commonly abbreviated as pt. All computer fonts are measured according to height and width of points.

Television and Video
Computer Monitors

How you can repair led tv display?

Sadly, the days of doing home repairs to a television are well and truly over. Modern televisions use production processes that make them very difficult to repair and their software based operation makes them impossible to diagnose unless you have access to some very specialist and expensive test equipment.

The only practical way to get any modern television repaired is to return it to a repair center.

Computer Monitors
Computer Viruses
Windows XP

Why does a computer restart itself?

Actually, in my years as a computer technician I found that about 9 times out of 10 it is associated somehow with overheating. Many times just giving your CPU heat sink a good cleaning will remedy the problem. That being said, the answers below could also be your culprit.

It could be a registry error in your system, so do a registry repair scan with Intel software partner Reg In Out registry cleaner.

NOTE: Registry errors normally cause crashes, NOT spontaneous reboots.

Can be the Power supply faulty memory because Ive just fixed a PC that had this problem after diagnosing it and working with it for 10hoursNOTE: Though it could possibly be the power supply, they more are more generally associated with crashes, hangs, and/or premature hardware failure rather than spontaneous reboots.
Television and Video
Computer Monitors

What vdoes LCD means in LCD Projector?

LCD = Liquid Crystal Display

  1. How a LCD Projector Creates The Image
  2. To create the image, red, blue, and green light must be shown through their respective LCD screens, then brought together in a prism to form an image. This is done with the use of mirrors. As the light propagates from the metal halide lamp, it is shown through a dichroic mirror. This mirror only lets the red light through it but reflects the rest of the light. The rest of this light goes through another dichroic mirror that only lets the blue light through but reflects the green light. Hence, the red light is shown through a mirror and reflected into its LCD screen while the green light is reflected into its LCD screen. Then, the remaining blue light that passed through the second dichroic mirror is reflected a couple times into its LCD screen. Finally, the three colors are filtered by the gray scale images on the LCD screens to form the desired image, overlapped by the prism and projected onto a screen.
Computer Monitors

Can you use a Acer monitor with a Dell Computer?

You can use almost any monitor with almost any computer. As long as they both have a DVI or VGA in and out, respectively, then it should work.

Computer Monitors

Block diagram of touch screens?


Computer Monitors

What is another name for monitor?

flat panel

Computer Monitors
Windows XP
How To

How to get out of power save mode when computer screen is black?

When you cannot get a computer out of "power save mode", the culprit usually is an empty battery on the motherboard of your computer. Typically, this happens on a computer which is a few years old, since its batteries will have run out after such a long time. The motherboard battery is used to store various settings, such as date and time, when the mains power is off. When your computer detects an empty battery, it goes into a low-power mode. The computer will then display as message, like "Power save mode - press any key on keyboard or move mouse". However, in certain circumstances, doing so does nothing. The solution is to replace the button-cell battery on the motherboard of your computer: * open the case of your computer; * visually locate the motherboard (the main electronic circuit board) of your computer; * visually scan the motherboard for a button-cell battery (it looks like a digital watch battery, but a bit larger); * remove this motherboard battery from your computer; * restart your computer: it should now power up normally (you may get some warning messages during the start-up sequence, but ignore them); * set the date and time of your computer using the "Date and Time" control panel; * you can now use your computer normally, but you will lose date and time settings when you disconnect the computer power cord, since there is no motherboard battery present to store them; * take the motherboard battery to an electronics store and get a replacement; * install the new battery in your computer; * restart your computer, and set the date and time again; the settings will now be saved using motherboard battery power.

Computer Monitors
Informative Speech
Computer Memory

What is a digital representation of nontext information?

according to my intro to computers book the answer is graphic ;) courseportlose

Computer Monitors

What causes vertical colored lines on a monitor screen in labtops sony vaioit can be a virus?

Either the monitor is going bad or the video card is going bad. If you can get your hands on a spare monitor, try swapping it out and see if the lines are still there. If they are, then the problem is with the video card. You'll want to replace the video card if that is the case.

Ram modules can also cause vertical lines on a monitor.It's hard to believe but i have experienced it multiple times.The ram is detected by the system,yet the display is corrupt.If you open up the PC and touch the ram modules the lines go away.This is very rare yet a possible cause and easily overlooked.

The video card could be over heating which causes what you are seeing, lines can also be called "Artifacts". Try opening the side of your case and see if you see these lines. Also, it could be a driver issue, try cleaning out your drivers using Driver Cleaner, and reinstalling the appropriate drivers.

If you have another computer, if the video card is a expansion video card (Meaning you have it in a PCI/AGP/PCI-E slot) try it in another computer to see if the problem persists, if so your card is probably bad and needs to be replaced.

Also check to see if there are any magnets near the screen or hard drive.


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