Question about Acer Computers & Internet
Hello, I have an Acer Aspire 5830TG laptop with Nvidia GeForce 540 graphic card. Recently while working on the laptop, the display went off, all of a sudden. Now, I can't see anything on the laptop screen except a light brightness. However, when I use an external monitor using a VGA cable, I get the display on the external monitor. I took it a local technician. He tried replacing the LCD with one of his, but same problem. He visually checked the video cable, and said that it looks okay without any disconnection. Then he said that the problem might be with the graphic card as the display on the laptop screen is linked to graphic card, while the display to external monitor is not. So, somehow he checked the graphic card connections for any dry connections and checked the voltages at various points and told me that the graphic card is faulty and needs to be replaced. I am still not convinced with his diagnosis as I am still getting the display on external monitor and can still access the graphic card details and graphic settings on the computer and view the graphic card driver and update it as well. So I can't seem to believe that its the graphic card at fault. Can you please tell me that can the problem I am facing be caused by faulty graphic card at all? Should I believe the technician and go for graphic card replacement and spend so much? Thank you.
Posted by Anonymous on
I agree with you, if the graphic card was bad, the external display would not work. He probably connected a non-compatible LCD. Unfortunately, replacing the LCD will cost about $100 plus labour. Is it worth it for a 6 year old laptop or should you just continue to use it ask a desktop.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: acer LCD fault
You are correct about the inverter, on laptops about 9 out of 10 issues with video may be caused by the inverter, however before you replace the inverter try checking for new driver updates for your video, if this fails you may try hooking up an externail monitor and see if that works ok, if it does then i would try to have the inverter replaced.
Posted on Mar 29, 2007
This is from Acer's US SUpport Site:
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 with up to 896 MB of HyperMemory™ (128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and PCI Express®
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 with up to 1 GB of HyperMemory™ (256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and PCI Express®
(varies by model)
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
You get the audio from PC: you must use a separate audio cable to your TV audio input.
Configure your PC Display properties to a lower resolution until you reach a format your tv can display.
If you use a flat digital screen check the manual to know the resolution to be used with VGA input.
Use Dual screen option or swittch main screen/external/both using FN key + blue key showing screen on your keyboard. (F4 or F7? check manual.)
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
The Aspire 5000 actually has a 128mb video card. i am using one right now as a matter of fact. Reboot your acer. when you see the acer logo. press F2 once into the bios screen move to the next tab. High light the 64mb next to the video adaptor and high light 128mb.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
i know your problem. even if you change the inverter it will not work. the real problem of your notebook is vga memory or video memory. use hot air to resolder your memory. trust me!
Posted on May 20, 2009
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