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You asked me to clarify my issue with an Acer Aspire L100. My problem is, there is no video output from the system. It appears as if the onboard video has gone out. The unfortunate thing with this mini system, you cannot replace the video card. I was trying to find out if this is something common with this model and if there were any known fixes. I tried tanking out the memory, unplugging the HDD and removing the battery. Ofcourse, none of these tips worked.

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    marquec Jun 20, 2009

    Am I missing something, where is the slot? This case is as small at a Wii game and there is no way a video card is going in it. I think you might have my system mixed up with a different one?

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    marquec Jun 22, 2009

    I'm not sure what systems documentation you are reading. This mini box does not have any PCI slots. It is too small and the board looks more like a laptop board than a PC. The memory on the board is actually laptop memory. I think you have an inaccurate doc, again the size of this PC is about the size of a Wii.

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    marquec Jun 22, 2009

    Yes, and Acer is a waste of time when your system is out of warranty. I just wanted to know if I could purchase another board and they want to charge me just to ask that question???? I do appreciate your follow up and persistence, but I think I'm going to purchase a new PC.

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You do have 1 PCI slot in that system. So, you could purchase a video card and place in that slot. Since your video is on-board you'll need to disable in Control Panel - Device Manager. Good luck.

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  • NinaE Jun 20, 2009

    According to your system's documentation, there is a PCI slot. Is there a removable cover ??

  • NinaE Jun 22, 2009

    Hmmm. I see. Obviously, I was mistaken. Have you checked the Device Manager to see if there are any hardware conflicts ??? I searched to see if there is such a device as a USB video card for a laptop, but that apparently doesn't exist. I'm figuring that your system is out of warranty.

  • NinaE Jun 23, 2009

    Unfortunately, a new purchase is sometimes the only option. How frustrating. Good luck.

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