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Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop Monitor will not turn on

Laptop monitor does not turn on. Problem just occurred this evening. Computer froze up, so I did a hard re-boot. When I powered it back up, the monitor was black, though the laptop was on (green light on power button, fan).

I tried to connect the laptop to my desktop monitor. It remained black.

I also noticed that the left side of the keyboard (just below the keys) was very hot to the touch. Battery was not hot (located under right upper quadrant of keyboard).

Any help appreciated.


Battery and Ac will cause system indicator lites to come on and cpu coolant fan to operate, however HDD, screen  and the eaminder of the system fail to initailize.

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  • 8088vs Jan 09, 2009

    My Aspire 69200 is doing the same thing. My fiance left it at school where she uses it to project lessons for her class. She shut it down and the next morning it would do the same thing you're describing. On boot, the fan would come on, the dvdrw responds when ejected, and the media console touchpad responds, Pressing the caps, num, and scroll lock buttons will not turn their indicator lights on.

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Try Screen switch function to switch from Internal screen to External monitor to Both.
Normally FN + F4 (on Compaq or FN + F7 on Lenovo check the Function symbols on your Keyboard: allow few seconds after command to refresh configuration.
try Safe mode also. to check if display shows in VGA format.

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