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

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EDID loss on HDMI switching

I have a LCD tv hooked up to an HDMI switcher flipping between a Mac Mini (2006 snow leopard using a DVI - HDMI cable), cable tv and dvd player. Trouble is, whenever the switch goes away from mac ...
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Why does iPhone and iPod touch auto-brightness setting work relative to a brightness you set rather than absolute?

iPhone and iPod Touch aside, I've always considered manual brightness and auto brightness to be mutually exclusive settings. Intuitively, auto brightness means exactly that - the device figures it ...
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Is it possible to have a Mac drive a display as a mirror image (and not simply rotated)

I need to flip the screen of Mac X 10.4 either vertically or horizontally. I should emphasis that I do not want to rotate 180 degree I want to have mirrored output. Is there any way of driving a Mac's ...
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Screen refresh rates on mobile devices [closed]

Are there any hand held devices, PDA , phones or pads that have a screen refresh rate of 120Hz.
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Subtle light-colored horizontal lines across Macbook screen, and jaw-dropping calibration behavior

My issue: When viewing solid, light tones, such as #FDF6E3, I see evenly spaced horizontal lines across my entire screen (I have a 2010 white Macbook). These lines are especially visible when the ...
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What part do I need for my broken iPhone 3G?

One morning my iPhone 3G just showed up with a gray screen. Everywhere I looked said that I need to replace the screen. I bought an "iPhone 3G Screen + Digitizer" off the internet but it turns out ...
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Repairing an iPhone screen

I've got a broken screen on my iPhone 4. Does anyone have any hints, suggestions, or products that you have used to repair your broken screen? Is there anything different about the iPhone 4 vs other ...
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iPhone 3g (iOS 3.1) screen rotation problem

One evening, the screen of my iPhone 3g would no longer rotate. It was working fine that morning. I haven't updated or installed any applications.
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iPod Touch 2G broken screen

A friend broke her iPod Touch 2G. Additionally, some water got inside. Now the iPod sometimes doesn't start at all, or just freezes and doesn't react to finger touches. There isn't any background ...
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What substances I can use to clean the touch sensitive screens like iPhone, iPad?

I heard that you are not supposed to use substances containing alcohol because it will destroy the anti-grease coating layer that's above the glass. The problems is that just water and microfiber ...
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How does the quality of the LED-backlit screen of a MacBook or a 27" Cinema Display degrade over time?

The quality of my PowerBook and 20" Cinema Display screens has degraded over time, they became noticeably yellowish and darker due to the wear of the backlight (I assume). Neither of those screens is ...
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iPhone 3G screen partially broken

I have an iPhone 3G which had a cracked screen. I replaced the digitizer last November and this morning the left third of it stopped responding to touch. What can I do to fix it?
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Can the Lagom.nl “Inversion / Pixel Walk” screen test truly indicate a problem on a 13" MacBook Air?

My 13" MacBook Air (late-2010 model) shows strong flicker on some of the following "Inversion / Pixel Walk" test images from the LCD test on the site "lagom.nl". Does that truly indicate a quality ...
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Usable Resolution limited on Mac Mini

Since a few days, i have a limited Screen resolution, resulting in a black bar on the top and the bottom of the screen. When starting up in safe-boot, there is no prolbem. The display dialog let's me ...
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Which Macbook Pro Hi-Res screen is better for editing photos?

The Apple shop lists glossy and antiglare options for their Hi-Res screens and I'm not sure what the difference is, and in particular which one is better for editing photos.
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Looking for a way to set the MacBook screen dimming delay

What I need is to extend the delay before the display dims. I will often read a page full of text and the screen will dim, and I have to touch the trackpad. It gets annoying when trying to take notes ...
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How to prevent the black screen on iPod Touch?

Is there a way to not let the iPod touch switch the screen off? I want to use my iPod as a "count down" timer with the built-in clock app. But after some time, the screen turns black thanks to the ...
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iPhone: How to prevent maximum screen brightness when charging?

I've set my screen brightness to about 50%. This works fine for me, except that the setting seems to be ignored when it's charging: then it's 100%. I've got a desktop charging stand on my bedside ...
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Is there a way to fix these scratches on my MacBook Pro's screen?

I have the Mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro. Sadly, the Keyboard Keys have caused some scratches in the screen, which is annoying as hell. (Yes, I know, I should use the white buffer sheet that came with it) ...
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Free tool to create a screencast to upload on hosting video platforms

I would like to make a small video tutorial of a web application I deployed recently. Could you recommend some free programm to record screencast easily, ready to upload to video hosting platforms ...
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Sleeping screen (Cinema Display) keeps waking up. How can I make it sleep until mouse is moved?

I have my Mac Pro (Cyrus) configured not to fall asleep completely but to let the screen sleep when not used for half an hour. I also use the keyboard shortcut for forcing the display to sleep. ...
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How can I revive dead pixels on my iPod Touch (second generation)?

I've got lines on the top of my iPod Touch (2nd gen) and they won't go away. I've checked some other forums and they told me to: Turn the brightness all the way up and go to some funky strobing ...
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Diagnosing a broken laptop

I have a 12" PowerBook with no HD and a dead screen. I'm trying to determine if the actual LCD is broken or if it is "just" the graphics card, without taking out the screen and transfering it to ...
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How can I run an application full screen on a second screen?

I want to run games on my additional screen, how can I do this? By default they run on the built-it screen. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.
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What to do with broken iPhone 3G?

A friend order an iPhone 4 to replace his iPhone 3G which has a cracked screen. He offered it to me. I have AT&T on a family plan with no text or data. What should I do with the phone? I'm open ...
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Good way to keep iPad clean?

I don't have a case or screen protector just yet for my iPad. What is a cost effective way to keep the screen clean and remove fingerprints?
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iPhone 3GS screen repair

I dropped my iPhone earlier today. The screen is now full of cracks but the phone still functioning. Is there any cases of DIY style repair being performed? Can anyone share their repair steps for ...
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Is a screen protector worthwhile for an iPad?

Is a screen cover worthwhile for an iPad? Does the screen scratch easily, or is the protector just another snake oil? I've found non-adhesive covers that can be reapplied. It took 4 applications ...
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How do I show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?

How do I show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?