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I have an acer aspire one (mini laptop). it's screen is flashing in any program (doesn't do this on just the desktop). i'm running it on the battery now; should i test it plugged in?

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  • roseshapiro Jan 09, 2009

    Plugging it in didn't seem to make any difference at all. For a while the flashiing got much worse. Then I just waited a while and it all calmed down. It seems to me that perhaps another process was running (updating security?). But I'm really not sure.

  • roseshapiro Jan 09, 2009

    almost entirely. nothing like what it was before. I guess I can see what happens next time I think the security program is updating.

  • roseshapiro Jan 09, 2009

    It's MacAffee. I'm very new to this laptop, sop I don't have a clear sense of anything on it yet. Just a bit I noticed that it flashed a lot when I started up and gradually stopped after the computer was on for a bit. But if it sounds to you like there is a serious malfunction I'd rather send it to the company sooner rather than later. thanks so much

  • Sean Osborne
    Sean Osborne May 11, 2010

    Which security program do you have? It should not cause the screen to blink like that.

  • Sean Osborne
    Sean Osborne May 11, 2010

    Has the flashing stopped entirely now?

  • Sean Osborne
    Sean Osborne May 11, 2010

    Plug it in and see if it's still blinking, then post the results.

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McAfee should not cause the screen to flash. You can try disabling McAfee temporarily, and see if the flashing stops, but I'm betting that it will not. In the unlikely event that it does stop flashing, uninstall McAfee and purchase a new copy from a store.

If the screen is flashing every time you start the computer, there is likely something wrong with the display - either the graphics card or the screen has a problem. This could result in the screen failing completely.

If this is a new laptop or is still under warranty, by all means send it in for repairs.

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But, because restoration wipes away all files you have installed or created, it should be a last-ditch effort in trying to repair a computer.
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Click All Programs, then the Acer folder.

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Click Next in the warning window that appears after the computer reboots.
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http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12869/kw/factory settings/related/1

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DO NOT FLASH THE BIOS PROGRAM

Not trying to be rude, making a statement

Tell me about this laptop.

What is the model name, and model number?
Example, Acer Aspire 5552
Model number is on the bottom of the laptop.

Just black screen one day?
Had problems leading up to it?

Post back in a Comment.
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joecoolvette

[1) When flashing the BIOS, and power goes off?
You're DONE, unless when asked you saved a copy of the original BIOS; to go back to.

2) Wrong BIOS update? (Flash the BIOS)
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Too easy to turn that laptop into an expensive paperweight.

It is a fact that about two weeks after a laptop, or desktop computer hits the market; that there is an updated BIOS program for it.

But read the above again ]

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