The (usually) LCD display integrated into portable computing products, or external monitor/television connection to same.

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Macbook air, 11 inches backlight not working after lcd replacement

I just replaced the screen of my macbook air and now the backlight does not work. When I turn on the laptop, the screen works but the backlight does not turn on. I've tested with a couple of screens ...
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How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display?

I have an iMac mid 2011 at home. When I was not home, I may need to access my mac with Screen Sharing. However the iMac display will turn itself on when I connect via Screen Sharing. The problem is I ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch for work

I have just sold my iMac 27 inches for the reason it being too big! I will avoid mentioning the reasons, but... Now that I have got the exact money to buy the new 13 inch retina one. Problem is I am ...
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How to Instantly Lock your Mac OS X Screen, using keyboard, in Mountain Lion [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air, and I want to know if there is a way to instantly lock my screen, using only my keyboard. I saw that it is possible to lock it using the following shortcut: Control+Shift+Eject. ...
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MacBook Pro screen has died. Wanting to use secondary display?

The display on my MacBook Pro has recently died so I have been using the hdmi adapter to display the screen on my lg tv, which has been fine for a few day apart from the resolution not being ideal. ...
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Can I keep my iPhone screen off during voice navigation with Apple's Maps app?

I have been using voice navigation in Apple's Maps app for iOS 6. I keep the phone in one of my car's cup holders because I am mostly using it in my home area where the maps on the screen aren't ...
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Weird screen fault

My iPhone 5 has recently developed a screen fault: a line going from the bottom left to the top right with other lines and / or a mold-like pattern (the photos don't exactly convey the full effect). ...
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How is Apple repairing iPhone 5 with damaged glass at the genius bar?

iMore reported back in September that Apple retail stores would soon gain the capability to replace the glass in front of the screen in the store. Has anyone had a repair quoted or performed for an ...
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Vertical Sync on MBP

On PCs you could easily configure the Vertical Sync setting from NVidia control panel, how can you enable/disable vertical sync in OS X?
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Insect inside the display of the iPad Retina

Yesterday I found a bug inside my iPad display. I mean, literally a bug. My wife was reading some magazine and noticed something moving inside the screen. I thought it was some kind of animation, took ...
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Moving app icons on iPad home screen - dead area when dragging icons

There seems to a be a dead area in the middle of my iPad 4's home screen that prevents me from moving app icons below it. Some more details: I hold the iPad in landscape mode, with the button to the ...
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How to reset MacBook Air that is booted but shows no screen?

I was using my MacBook air after returning home. The network was down, so I put it down, closed the lid, and went to reboot the router. Upon returning to my MacBook Air, opening the lid, nothing ...
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How to take care of an iPod touch with a broken screen?

I have a 4th gen iPod touch that recently managed to escape my hand and embrace the floor. While the situation was rather comical, now the glass screen is broken. Everything else works fine, including ...
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How to fix dark screen after locking iphone 4 ios6?

The last week or two my iphone 4 started dimming it's screen to almost black whenever I lock it. Then when I unlock it I have to get to the brightness slider and move the slider to restore light to ...
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Use old iPod touch screen

So I have a cracked ipod touch 4 Gen screen. Is there any use for this now? Is there possibly a way to get an adapter to HDMI or something similar? The screen works fine besides the cracked glass.
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How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?

I have a script that needs to run every so often, but only if the screensaver is active or if the screen is asleep (to make sure nobody is actively using the computer first). I need to have a way to ...
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Strange lines and glitches appearing on screen on a Macbook

Lately I've been witnessing this weird visual glitch on the screen of my MacBook (non-retina 2012, hi-res screen): I have had to take a picture of it because whenever I try to take a screenshot it ...
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External display with pixel density similar to macbook pro 17" (132 ppi)

I own a macbook pro 17" late 2011 which has a 1920×1200 display with a pixel density of 132 ppi. Yesterday I tried hooking up the display to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, and to my great ...
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Connect to external TV without main screen

I have a Macbook Pro 13 "(late 2009) with a screen that just stopped working. In the technical assistance they told me that the problem would be the logic board or the display, any of them quite ...
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MBA mid 2011: Artifacts on screen after wake from deep sleep

I'm using Macbook Air (mid 2011) and there is one problem with it. After macbook waking from deep sleep, it has some "artifacts" (i don't know how to name it correctly) on the screen: Artifacts on ...
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Cracked iPad display - What are my options?

I've had my 3rd generation iPad for only five months, and I've tried hard to keep it in pristine condition. I always had it in its case, and was very mindful of what I did with it. Unfortunately one ...
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Why my screen switched off a few times without any reason?

I have new Mac mini for a few weeks. Lately I noticed something strange. From time to time, during regular usage (web browsing, reading PDFs, listening to music etc.) the screen turned black for a ...
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Not sure if these are Dead or Stuck pixels on my Retina Macbook Pro?

My laptop was fine just yesterday !! But today, I found this on my screen : The unfocused image shows that the pixels are glowing in different colors. Shouldnt this indicate that there is some ...
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Mac Mountain Lion on screen keyboard

Is there a way that, when you switch language inputs for your keyboard, the onscreen keyboard will automatically show up?
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Can I use the screen (and keyboard) of a separate laptop with a Mac Mini?

At the moment, I really need a Mac to run Logic Pro, and I reckon my cheapest option is getting a Mac Mini. It would be very convienent if I could use the screen (and optionally keyboard) of a ...
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Mac Mini boots with bad display settings after it was turned off for a while (Mountain Lion)

I got a Mac Mini (Late 2009) and a Samsung SyncMaster P2470LHD and this seem to happen every time it’s left off for some time. On the first boot the screen resolution is always wrong: the Dock will be ...
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How to fix weird screen issues on Macbook Pro after appr. half an hour of activity?

Recently my couple year old MacBook Pro has been acting up strangely. I generally use it for watching videos. After about half an hour or so of activity, the screen starts to look like this: ...
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Can the iPhone screen's digitizer be safely separated from the glass?

I recently broke my iPhone 3G screen. I've had it replaced, and I still have the broken screen. Seems like the digitizer on that screen is fine and could be reused. I would like to separate the ...
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Is there a way to turn off the rMBP display with an external monitor plugged in, without closing the lid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off internal display without closing lid I use my retina MacBook Pro with an external monitor, but the area above the function keys gets pretty hot, especially when ...
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iPhone 5 screen coating

Does the iPhone 5 have an oleophobic (fingerprint-resistant) coating? I searched but could only find info on the 3GS. This is my first iPhone, and it seems to smudge very easily. I do tend to have ...
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Macbook air colorful pixels on screen

I see these tiny colorful pixels on my screen which (seemingly) do not go away. The reason is probably me wiping off smudge with paper or whatever I had around the house. Is there a way to get them ...
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Screen sharing MacBook-pro to iMac

I wonder if there is someway of sharing the screen on my macbook pro (which stands on the right of my iMac) to the iMac, so that I can use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers. I believe ...
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Is it normal to still see what's on the screen when it's fully dimmed?

I'm using an external monitor, so most of the time I've got the MacBook Air's internal screen dimmed to 0. But it doesn't switch off completely at 0 brightness as I can still see some graphical ...
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Lines running down screen of iPod touch 4th generation

It's almost like stuck pixels- except they're moving down the screen...? Recently, after turning on a 4th generation iPod touch for the first time in two or three months, I noticed that lines were ...
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What could be causing this screen problem?

I have a Mac Book Pro Early 2011, with upgraded RAM (Mac manufactured) and i7 processor. It is currently connected through the miniDisplay Port to a second VGA monitor (using the miniDisplay Port to ...
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My macbook suddenly thinks its display is 800x600

I have not found anyone else online who had this problem, which is troubling. Here is all I know: I closed my macbook (running Leopard, a few years old). I opened my macbook. The display had changed ...
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Change duration between ambient screen-brightness change

When the ambient light changes around my workspace, my MacBook Pro laptop responds appropriately. However, I find that when the screen brightens or dims, it is too quick. Is there a way to increase ...
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How to get back the missing monitor option in Mountain Lion's menubar?

When plugging in an external monitor on every OS X < 10.8 you could set the monitor options to show up on the menu bar. How do I get this option on Mountain Lion? I connect a DVI monitor via the ...
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MacBook Pro mirror-like screen

I have MacBook Pro at work. It has the glossy glass screen and I'm able to see everybody behind me by just changing the focus of my sight. It's a bit weird. How do you get used to this mirror/screen? ...
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Is it normal that iPhone 4S touch screen is not working correctly when charging

When I use my iPhone 4S's touch screen while charging, sometime it is not working correctly. For example; if I touch something in the middle screen, it acts like I touch some bottom in the border. Is ...
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Higher resolution on Macbook air - simulated?

When I connect my MBA to Apple TV it adjusts the MBA resolution to something else which makes everything smaller but gives me more screen real-estate. I don't want to do this often but sometimes its ...
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MacBook screen doesn't turn on

My old, black (irony), pre-unibody (2009?) MacBook won't properly turn on. The screen just stays black. I can't hear the startup sound and the keyboard caps lock light won't shine, either. The power ...
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Using Photobooth background changing technology

So Photobooth has this kind of makeshift green screen technology that involves stepping out of the frame, getting back in, and then Photobooth works out the difference. I was wondering if it were ...
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MacBook Pro: water damage improved screen's brightness!

This isn't your typical water damage story. One side of my 2007-model, pre-Unibody laptop got damp from rain in a backpack yesterday. When I opened it, the left quarter of the screen had a splotch of ...
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Macbook Pro with External Monitor Keeps Readjustng

I have a mid-2007 Macbook Pro running OS X Lion which I connect to a Dell external monitor via the DVI port. Recently, the screen has been constantly turning blue (which seems to indicate that it is ...
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Mac Mini Video out

I recently aquired a Mac Mini 1.42ghz but I get no video out. It chimes on and everything but nothing on the monitor. optical drive seems t work
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What's wrong with my screen?

The screen anomaly doesn't look like other dead pixels I've seen before. Does anyone know what's causing this? It's a 15" MBP, early 2011, hi-res, matt display. You can only see it on light ...
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Is there a quality difference between the unofficial iPhone replacement screens and the official?

I want to replace my scratched up screen (GSM iPhone 4) and been looking into the options. I've seen that there are 100$ 'Official' replacements and the much more common eBay 30$ replacements. Is ...
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Why doesn't the screen command source my .profile?

When I start a new screen, the aliases that I have set in my ~/.profile do not seem to be sourced. Does anyone know where I can change this or which file is actually read when starting a new screen?
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MacBook Pro Freezing

My MacBook Pro just started acting up. The screen will flicker and I end up having to reboot my computer. I can still move the mouse around, but that's just about it. Would you have any ideas what the ...