1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 25, 2015 1:36 PM by Robert_U

    Desperate need of help with Laptop Display


      Hi all.

      For months now I've been trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with my Laptop Display. As you do, I've searched/looked for so many different solutions but nothing is working.

      The Problem

      I have four thick black bars going around my screen, they must be at least an inch thick all around. I can't get rid of them/stretch the screen to go into them.


      • Acer Aspire V 15 Touch
      • Intel Core i5-421OU 1.7GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
      • 8GB DDR3 L Memory
      • Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 840m

      Things I've Tried

      • Trying to change the screen resolution in the control panel/display settings. The maximum it will go to is 1366x768
      • Going into the Intel Graphics Control Panel and trying out a number of different settings
      • Going into the NVIDIA Control Panel, I have 0 options on their to change display. Looks like I don't get the full range of settings compared to others.
      • Uprading Display Drivers

      The only thing I can think of that might have caused the problem was switching from Windows 8 to 7, when I was running 8 their was no problem.

      If anyone has any advice I'd really appreciate it, it's driving me crazy!