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Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 - 2:28 pm:   

I just bought a laptop and i have heat problems. The laptop is using Li-ion batteries and the power adapter is made in taiwan (so is the laptop). The bottom of my laptop turns hot within 30-40 minutes, so does the adapter. Is this normal or is there something wrong with the battery and/or power adapter?

In the mean time, i have another problem with the LCD. The laptop has a 14.1" XGA TFT-LCD screen. The resolution of the laptop looks fine when set to 1,024 x 768. But if i set a resolution lower than 1,024 x768, the characters/fonts on screen looks horrible. The laptop has a monitor output so i tried to output it to a normal PC monitor and the screen looked OK.

Is this a common problem with XGA TFT LCD screens or is there something wrong with my laptop LCD?
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 10:33 pm:   

Power and heat go together, you can't have one without the other, LCD screens are normally setup for optimal at 1024X768 anything lower such as 800X600 will work but may have sizing or visual problems with blur as there is no way to adjust an LCD refresh rate. This is why many Laptop makers incorporate an SVGA monitor output.

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