Checkdisplay settings for resolution (screen area) and color depth. The wrong settings may cause the Value Line notebook LCD panel to appear to have a black border when a resolution is used that is smaller than the actual LCD screen size.
For Microsoft Windows 2000, click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel. Double-click Display. For Microsoft Windows XP, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes and then click Display.
Click the Settings tab.
In the Screen Area box, increment the slider one position at a time to increase the size and click Apply until the screen is filled. Note: The most typical screen area size for Value Line notebooks is 1024x768.
Click the Advanced button to verify the advanced display settings for Monitor, Refresh rate (frequency), and Hardware acceleration. Note: The most typical advanced settings for Value Line notebooks are Laptop display panel 1024x768 for monitor, 60 Hertz for Refresh rate, and Full for Hardware acceleration.
Check the brightness setting. A lowered brightness setting may cause the display to appear dim. Press and hold the Fn key and then press the F11 key to increase the LCD brightness setting.
A small number of missing, discolored, or lit all the time dots or pixels is characteristic of thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) technology due to manufacturing process for such technology irrespective of manufacturer. If your LCD has defective pixels, it should not be considered faulty until the number of defective pixels meets or exceeds the number listed in the Pixel policy criteria.