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The screen is unusually dark after a wireless modem was inserted-then it shut down- currently using hotkey Fn F5 toggle.

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Re: The screen is unusually dark after a wireless modem was inserted-then it shut down- currently using hotkey Fn F5 toggle....

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Monitor is dark. how to fix?

Walt, hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the Acer, F5, Display Toggle-Over key.

There are at least 3 display options available;

1) Internal display of laptop ONLY

2) Internal display of laptop AND external display

3) External display ONLY.

Were you just using the external display for more 'display real estate room', or was/is there a problem with the internal display of the laptop?

Was no problem? Is now? Even when using the guidance stated above for the Fn and F5 key?

Then if your laptop uses a CCFL for a Backlight, it also uses a screen Inverter. Screen Inverter is bad.

If it doesn't use CCFL/s for a backlight, and uses LED backlighting, replace the LCD screen.
The LED backlighting is incorporated in the LCD screen assembly, and you ain't replacing it.
Replace the entire LCD screen.

Post the laptop manufacturer name, and model number in a Comment. Model number is on Bottom of laptop.

Try to hurry as I'm going to a meeting with the head of General Motors, (Obama), and later with Bill Gates.



Nov 14, 2012 | PC Laptops

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look khal sometimes most netbooks have a "hotkey" sequence to dim or brighten the screen on mine its Fn/F4 or Fn/F3 try this first or goto you manufacturers site and find the exact sequence of "Hotkeys" [remember Fn/F5 toggles between screen and monitor]!!

Good luck
Davey snake!

Jul 20, 2011 | PC Laptops

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When i turn on my gateway nv52 the screen is black and white with horizontal lines. i can plug my laptop into an external monitor and it is fine so it has to be something with my video cable or monitor. ...

First things first simpers,your netbook might have a "hotkey" combination that toggles between external monitor and your screen .On my netbook iits Fn/F5 but yours might be different. Goto your manufactures site to find out the exact "hotkey" function.
Good Luck
Davey Snake!

Jul 20, 2011 | Gateway PC Laptops

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How do i find hotkeys on acer aspire 5515 laptop

The Hotkeys are;

1) Fn (Function Key) + F1 = Hotkey Help; Displays help on Hotkeys

To go on anyway;

2) Fn + F2 = launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer Empowering Technology.

3) Fn + F3 = Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology.

4) Fn + F4 = Puts the computer in Sleep Mode

5) Fn + F5 = Toggle the laptop from it's monitor to an external monitor, or use both.

6) Fn + F6 = Screen Blank > Turns the Display Backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

7) Fn + F7 = Touchpad toggle > Turns the internal Touchpad on and off.

8) Fn + F8 = Speaker toggle> Turns the speakers on and off

9) Fn + Right Hand Triangle > Brightens the LCD screen

10) Fn + Left Hand Triangle > Decreases the LCD screen brightness

Acer Aspire 5515 Service Manual ( Free)

Go down to the second Aspire heading.
The one that starts with Aspire 1200.
Drop down to line 6, then go across to the right, and click on 5515.

This is a PDF file. The computer you are on now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
I would suggest upgrading to Adobe Reader 9 (9.3.4.) though, if this isn't the version on the computer.

After you click you may not see anything happening for up to 30 seconds.
The file is downloading in the background.
Usually it takes a few seconds to see the first page, and additional time to fully download.
Suggest you let the file fully download before looking through it.

This is a SERVICE MANUAL, not a User Manual. Much more detailed, including disassembly procedures.

Nov 12, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Want to know how to undo FN Hotkeys: i.e., FN Esc. How may I reactivate screen after I put it to standby, 0r FN F1 when in Hibernate mode. Please notify how to properly activate and DEACTIVATE...

Trying using the "numlock" key it should undo the Fn hot keys. If your notebook is in hibernate state, using the power-up switch on the notebook will activate you notebook. This will ask you for a password, if you have been using one to logon to you notebook. The FN+F4 or F5 will toggle between a blank screen and a display.

Oct 06, 2010 | Dell Inspiron E1705 Notebook

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How do I use a external monitor

you can only do this if your netbook has an external monitor socket.
then find from manufacturer hotkey function that "toggles between your screen and monitor ,on my netbook it is Fn-F5

Sep 15, 2010 | Advent 4211c Notebook

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Have a dell mini inspirion 10, not sure how to

I can make most of them out Fn+F1 Toggles the External VGA port Fn+F2 Toggles Wireless on and off Fn+F3 Battery Meter Fn+F4 Brightness Decrease Fn+F5 Brightness Increase Fn+F7 Mute Fn+F8 Volume Decrease Fn+F9 Volume Increase Fn+F10 Print Screen

Jan 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Get my screen back after connecting a projector

Fn + F5 toggles the display output.....but when you run a projector or other device, the backlight shuts off and to turn it back on, the combination is Fn + F6.

Oct 20, 2009 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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ACER cracked screen..external monitor???

Hi there.
The keyboard toggle you are using is the correct one.
Sometimes you have to hit Fn + F5 a couple of times to stay on there is no real set time. Make sure Fn + F6 is on so the laptop screen stays on.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Apr 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Power but not pic


Fn+F3 is the hotkey for Standby. However you can use Fn+F5 to toggle the display. If Issue persists disconnect the AC adapter and take the battery out then press and hold the power button about 5 seconds. Put back the AC adapter and battery. Turn on the computer. If you need further assistance please post your question.

Good Luck

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