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Acer laptop has developed a fully dark screen

My Acer laptop which was working fine has developed a full dark screen. When first turned on it flashes the Acer logo then quickly goes black. There is not even a flicker of anything.

I hooked up to another monitor via the vga cable and the computer portion of the device is working just fine. It loads everything that I normally use.

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  • bobjacknov16 Dec 04, 2008

    Jeltey, thanks for the input.

    I have tried switching from laptop monitor to external monitor via f5 and f6, no cure for the problem. This laptop is only about a year old so drivers should be up to date. It has been suggested that the screen inverter might be bad.

    Anymore thoughts about this from you.

  • bobjacknov16 Dec 04, 2008

    Jeltey, thanks again. I can see the display when I turn the computer screen just right so I will try to replace the screen inverter. Not sure how to do that but maybe you know or maybe you know some sites where they show you how to do it. I am very mechanically inclined so the only problem for me would be just knowing where to start.



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I am assuming that you have tried switching from external monitor output and local monitor. There should be a hot key on the keyboard to switch it. Also, try looking to make sure the driver for the display is up to date. I f it was update recently try rolling the driver back. If you need help with doing any of this post a comment. Hope this has helped some.

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    Scott Jelt Dec 04, 2008

    If the screen inverter is bad the screen will still display an image there is just no back light behind it to make it visible. If you turn the PC on and look at the screen under a glare you can see the display. That should at least let you know if that is the problem. Thanks for the positive feedback. Good Luck!

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    Scott Jelt Dec 04, 2008

    It only comes apart one way. Start taking the bezel apart. Be prepared for a lot of parts with really small screws. I suggest getting some small cups to put pieces in and to put the screws on tape to keep them from being lost. Believe me they are really small. Good luck. Don't forget how it came apart. You can purchase replacement parts from the Acer website. They are kind of expensive. I would also check out replacing whole computer before spending $100 to $200 on parts.



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