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Screen keeps flashing and cutting out. If I move it back and forth and find a position where it works ok it may continue to work for quite awhile and even days. It's an Acer Aspire 2680 about 2 years old.

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  • sailor2680 Apr 14, 2009

    Thank you. I will try to reseat the cable and report back.



    Ken

  • sailor2680 Apr 14, 2009

    I reseated the plugs but now it is not lighting up correctly. I can see the desk top but it is very, very, very faint. (Before I tried this operation it was lighting up OK.)

  • sailor2680 Apr 14, 2009

    I tried it both with and without the power adaptor.

    At least it is not flashing or cutting out that I can tell. I can see it but it is very!! faint. Mabye the light is burned out. Is there one and how could I tell?



    Sailor

  • sailor2680 Apr 15, 2009

    As suggested by Scrinivas on April 14 I took the laptop to the service center to be repaired.

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Ok,
Please let us know when it got repaired.
Thanks.

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What I think is most likely is
- you have reloaded Windows fron scratch since the last time the monitor worked properly, but you have not loaded the drivers for the main mboard chipset yet. That can easily cause problems because in that case Windows does not have the proper information about the mboard chipset - either the onboard display adapter is not recognized properly if you are using it, AND/OR - whether you use the onboard display adapter or a card in a slot, Windows doesn't have the proper info about the ACPI/APM hardware support on the mboard, which may cause strange problems such as going into Standby randomly, or possibly blinking video.
- AND/OR - you have an LCD monitor and your monitor is using Plug and Play Monitor in Display - Settings. The problem with that is the Plug and Play Monitor driver was written for CRT monitors, and LCD monitors often can't use some of the settings - either there is no display at all, or the display setting doesn't work properly. The cure is to either never use the settings provided by Plug and Play Monitor in combo with your video drivers that don't get along with your LCD monitor, or, the best solution, you load the proper drivers for your LCD monitor model - in that case Windows by default will not show you any settings available in combo with the video drivers that will not work properly with your LCD monitor.

So, install the display driver.

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Hello Sailor,
This problem might be even due to the short in the power adapter. Try disconnecting the Laptop from the wall power supply and see if that fixes the issue and if it does then you might require a new adapter.

This might not be the issue but there is a possibility, please check and let me know.

Thanks and Regards,
Srinivas

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    Srinivas Dhulipala Apr 14, 2009

    The only other thing that I can think off from the description of the problem is that it seems like its a problem because of the loose contact. You might want to contact service center to get this fixed as this would involve crack opening the laptop.

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Hi,
The screen can display this type of problem , if the LCD cable that attaches to the motherboard is faulty or the Inverter board is faulty.
It would look something line the figure in link below
acer
-aspire-5100-laptop/">http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-lcd-screen-replace-inverter-board-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/

Opening and re-seating the cables would require to have a sound mechanical hand. As laptop components are really small.

I would suggest to call acer technical support, and they can give you step by step instructions to remove and re-seat the cable.I tried finding the service manual for your laptop , but the same is not available from acer, as product has been discontinued.

If you need more help ,kindly post back


Thanks
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