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Hi there i have a acer ferrari 1100 running vista but on boot up it doesn't load anything the screen stays blank.. can't even get in bios or safe mode..

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  • macleas Jul 17, 2009

    Thanks for the reply - have tried all mentioned and still no screen.. :-( guess its the Video Adaptor or Motherboard route then. Sadly no warrenty so will have to do myself. Do you have any links for HowTo guides on this by any chance looked online but can't seem to find any.. bit of a long shot but no harm in asking.. :-)

  • macleas Jul 17, 2009

    excellent thanks for the reply.. off I go to replace the board then.

  • macleas Jul 17, 2009

    Very Helpful and Informative

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You don't get any picture at all? is your laptop still covered by warranty?

Try connecting a external monitor to the laptop in the connectors it has on the back or on the side.

Do you get picture on the external monitor?

If you don't get picture on the external monitor either, and you don't hear windows starting up sounds. Then the laptop is not turning on at all, Very likely video adapter failure, if you are on warranty give your dealer or acer a call to get the laptop repaired.

Few things you can try at home, unplug and take battery out. open up the memory cover in the bottom of the laptop, take both memory modules out from the laptop, now with no memory plug in the power adapter and try starting up, wait 1 minute and turn the laptop off, now place one of the memory modules back into the laptop and try starting up again, remember to unplug the power when your connecting or disconnecting parts from the laptop.

Does the laptop start up? If not, then take the ram module out from the laptop again, this time place it on the other memory slot and try again. If it still doesn't start up repeat the above with the other memory module if you have two.

At this point if your not getting any picture on a external monitor and the laptop is completely dead, its most likely a motherboard or a video adapter failure. contact acer or your dealer for service. if your on warranty the repair is free.

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  • Ekse Jul 17, 2009

    Its build into the motherboard in most laptop so you would have to replace the whole board if its broken.

  • Ekse Jul 17, 2009

    acer ferrari 1100 parts
    http://www.zandparts.com/acer/index.php?...

    The ati radeon you have is build into the motherboard. You should take the laptop to a local professional to see what the problem is maybe they offer free estimates.

    If the video adapter or mainboard has failed its going to cost around 300 euros which is something to the direction of 400 - 600usd total.




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