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Re: screen is dark
Is this a brand new computer? Was it displaying properly before and just suddenly started showing up dark?
Most laptop monitors have a brightness control. It is possible that yours may have been inadvertently turned all the way down (it can happen accidentally). It is usually accessed by a function selector on the lower left side of the keyboard in conjunction with a function key, like F7, F8, F9, etc... you should check your manual first to be sure.
If that doesn't help, then it is possible the backlight for the LCD screen has gone dead. Those can be replaced by authorized service centers.
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IS the screen really dark and can you see a "ghost image" when you tilt the laptop back, looking along the edges? (from an acute angle)
IF you do see a faint image, your laptop screen's power inverter may be bad, or the screen's "back light" may be bad... Take it to a shop to have them verify this issue. Hope this helps.
Locate the Fn (Function) key on your keyboard. It may be on the bottom left side with dark blue letters. Locate the two "brightness" keys near the top of the keyboard. These will be in the "F" keys, possibly if F6 and F7. They should have little sun pictures or something similar to indicate brightness. Hold down the Fn key while pressing F7, or whichever "F" key your laptop uses to increase brightness. Tap F7 repeatedly until you reach the desired brightness. Fn must be held down as you continue to tap. Hope this helps.
You say you replaced the monitor. How did you do that? Did you just replace the screen? If so,the inverter is probably bad. Look really carefully at the screen when you start the computer--can you see the images but they are really dark? If so, then the backlight needs to be replaced.
by screen black, do you mean constantly black or does it turn on then back off...
If its just constantly dark when you have power and you know its switched on, get a torch and shine it onto the screen... if you look really close you might be able to see your desktop if you can then it tends to mean your backlight inside of your screen has blown. you can buy the replacement part from acer or send it of to be repaired.
Fixing that problem isnt easy.
This sounds very much a backlight or invertor issue and will need to be replaced. If it is the backlight then a screen replacement at about £140 is a rough guide. IF its the invertor then they tend to range from £10 to £40 and really both jobs should be done by a reputable computer retailer.
ih some older lap tops have a wheel on the side of the screen that enables you to adjust the screens light or darkness. please excuse me if I am stating the obvious but I am not totally familiar with this model
as for the hissing this sounds like the fan needs cleaning as it is running under speed and causing the system to slightly over heat which is why the light keeps flashing..
In reply to your question with regard to can it be fixed is it worth it. if it was mine I would take it apart and clean the fan. In your case you should take it to a small out let to get it checked over. Hope this helps
Hi, i have an Acer 5100 and the screen is really dark... can only just make out the screen. I have tried the fn key trick with no luck. I have replaced the inverter and also the screen.... again no joy. Can someone help me please :)