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Hi Viriiguy,when i plug an external monitor on my laptop i still dont get a picture.Even after pressing Fn+F5.When i shine a torch on the monitor(laptop)there is no ghosting in the background.How much is a new motherboard??This seem to be a common fault on the acer aspire 5100.I did find the cooling fan very clogged up,could the overheating have something to do with it Thanks Adriaan

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A new motherboard will run you about 99 bucks. The Acer laptops are cheap and fail often. But they are cheap and cheap to repair compared to other brands that don't fail as much and cost more/

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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    Randy Feb 20, 2009

    And why such a low rating on my last help to you?

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    Randy Feb 20, 2009

    Overheating MAY have contributed to it, but they eat motherboards on a regular basis.

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