Laptop screen has couple inches of black around the edges.

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  1. Renegade23216

    Renegade23216 Senior member

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    A friend of mine has a laptop in which the monitor displays the picture just fine, however, around the picture exists a black frame a couple inches wide.

    How can he get the laptop to span the whole screen? With a desktop monitor you can play with the settings on the front of the monitor, but I don't believe his laptop has that.

    Tried many different screen resolutions, but same problem. Using Win XP.
     
  2. PurdueRy

    PurdueRy Lifer

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    on any LCD display there are still settings...I use DVI so it does it automatically(DSUB connector might do that too not sure. DVI has some adjustment features over DSUB) anyway.....I would say there should be buttons on the LCD(I know its a laptop) to change this. I don't have much experience with laptops so that is all I can suggest
     
  3. Renegade23216

    Renegade23216 Senior member

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    All I know is that it's a Compaq. Not sure of model number.
     
  4. VirtualLarry

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    ask blackinches about black inches...