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Laptop monitor goes black

Hello, My acer travelmate 6410 LCD display goes black some times. Its gonna die?

my laptop screen is completely black.its an acer 5100. ive only had 6-8 mths.my son played video games on it.

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    my daughters travelmate screen is black if you shine torch on screen it appears to beworking

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Ve an acer travelmate 4001LCi how do i check motherboard if there is a problem with computer when i power on? all i get is black screen, please help..


Diagnose the problem one step at a time.

1) Does the Power On LED light come one, and the Harddrive activity LED flashes?
Hear the fan running?

Attach an external monitor to the laptop. See if you get graphics on the external monitor.

If so the problem is in the Display Assembly. More on that in a minute.

If Not, the problem is the motherboard. The graphics chip may be faulty.
(If so the usual culprit is a loose mounting of graphics chip to motherboard )

You can use a VGA monitor for an external monitor. Another term is CRT monitor. Looks like a small TV.
OR, alternatively if you have an LCD flat screen with a VGA monitor cable, you can use it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector


1) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF. Plug the VGA cable of the monitor into the laptop's VGA connector.
(Back of laptop)

Turn the VGA monitor on, let it warm up. Now turn the laptop on.

No display shown on the external monitor?
Press, and hold down on the Fn key, (Bottom Left), and tap once on the F5 key.
(Display Toggle-Over Key)

Still no?
Tap once more.
There are 3 options;

1) Just the display screen of the laptop
2) The display screen of the laptop, AND the external monitor
3) Just the external monitor



A) Display on external monitor?
Problem with the Display Assembly. (Acer = LCD Module)

The Display Assemblies main parts are;
1) The Display Cover. The cover that surrounds the LCD screen (Acer = LCD Cover)

2) The Display Bezel. The thin plastic frame in front of the LCD screen. Looks like a picture frame.
(Acer = LCD Bezel)

3) The LCD screen assembly. {An LCD screen is composed of layers} (Acer = LCD Panel)

4) The screen Inverter circuit board

5) LCD Panel brackets (2)

6) Video Cable (Acer = LCD Cable)

7) Hinges {2}
Plus various screws.

Primer:
An LCD screen does not produce light. It needs an additional light source.
The additional light source is a Backlight.

A Backlight is a CCFL.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp.
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.

An Inverter is used to convert the power from the laptop, for the LCD screen, and the Backlight.

90 Percent of the Time the Problem is the Inverter

Acer TravelMate 4000 series of Notebook PC - Service Manual (Free)

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

Scroll down to the Travelmate heading.
Go down to the 4th line (Begins with 3230), and scroll across to 4000.
Left-click on 4000.

After you click on the file name (4000) it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.


B) No display on external monitor?
Problem with the motherboard.
Most generally the graphics chipset.

(ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_ATI_Graphics_Processing_Units#Mobility_Radeon_Series

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit )

The graphics chipset is mounted to the motherboard via a BGA surface mount.
(Ball Grid Array,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array )

To explain a BGA surface mount;
The older Intel Pentium 4 processors that used a Socket 478 processor socket, had contact pins on the bottom of the processor.

A chipset using the BGA surface mount does not have contact pins.
It has Solder Balls in place of the pins.

There is no socket with socket holes. There are Copper Pads.

The chipset is set into place with the Solder Balls lining up on the Copper Pads.
Then a specified temperature, and specified length of time is used to melt the solder balls.
This solders the chipset to the Copper Pads, which in turn solders the chipset to the motherboard.

Excess heat, due to the laptop is overheating, can partially re-melt the solder connections made, and cause a poor contact.

May be caused by the laptop is dirty inside, and the cooling capacity of the cooling components, has dropped tremendously.

May be due to a poor cooling system design in regards to the graphics chipset.

The cooling system may be adequate enough to keep the Processor within it's specified temperature operating range, (Thermal Limit), but NOT adequate enough to keep both, Processor AND graphics chipset cool.

Using the HP Pavilion dv9000 series of Notebook PC, this video gives information on the problem in more detail,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnkQNmKauEc

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I am having a ACER TravelMate 5730 laptop. For the past three or four months whenever I boot my laptop it gives a blank white screen. If I reboot one or two times it will be ok and works fine. Sometimes...


2 Solutions Possible.
The connection between the LCD Screen to the motherboard is not connected well and is causing the issues you are having.
OR.
The screen itself needs to be replaced because it defective.

Mar 16, 2011 | Acer TRAVELMATE 5730-6984 LAPTOP LCD...

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My travelmate 6460 it is working but can't see anythng on the screen please help


To make sure what is really wrong we need to break down couple of things, have you tried connecting a external source such as to a monitor or a tv via s-video or vga. If it is able to display to the external source then there is something wrong with your screen. Now is it completely dead and you cannot see anything or are you able to see something but the display lights are not litting the display. If that is so, then your backlit is dead and you will need to replace the entire screen. In my honest opinion if that is the case I recommend you to by a new laptop, because parts/labor cost would cost more then your medium powered new laptop.

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Lcd turns dark


Hello

OK, firstly, let me ask you a couple of questions.

Does the screen work for a bit and then turn dark?
Does the display change when you tilt the screen?

Let me know, i will come back to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards
Andrea

Sep 28, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 6410 Notebook

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Screen problems on Acer Aspire 5740


I don't know that it is a common fault with this specific model, but laptops in general have this issue mostly due to a dying LCD power inverter. It is typicaly located at the bottom of the LCD screen and costs between $30 - $75 dollars for the part, and usually $75-$150 for someone to replace. If you like the laptop it is usually worth it to have replaced. You can also hook up a monitor to the VGA port on the laptop and then go into your display control panel and enable 2nd monitor to use it instead of your laptop lcd.

Apr 30, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Cannot hook up lcd monitor as a multiple monitor. In Vista i use a vga cable to hook up the hannstar lcd monitor model hn199. when i plug in the lcd my laptop (an acer extenda) screen goes black and the...


Try the "Display Swap" button (usually a Fn key). Some of these have several choices each time they are pressed, e.g. Laptop Display, External Monitor, Both, and NONE!). Hope this helps. Ian.

Sep 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Acer travelmate 2410 broken screen


Hi

2 THINGS,one it could be the lcd cable has come loose behind the lid,
or the inverter is faulty.if your happy to take lid off an reseat the cable.
two.the screen cable maybe loose at the motherboard end.unplug power supply,remove battery,and unscrew keyboard,pull off cable an reseat the lcd cable.

i hope this may help

May 19, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

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I have an ACER Travelmate 230 notebook. The system is working but the monitor does not display anything. I can use the laptop with an external monitor successfully. Is this the end for my laptop?


So after a power up we can deduct that its not a hard drive problem because you have managed to successfully attach an external LCD screen to the system.

It may not nessacarily be the end , laptops are mobile machines and time to time plugs and sockets don't hold their devices in place and in your case most probably one of the two connectors on your laptops LCD screen.

It could possibly be one of these 3 things

1. The ribbon connector which carry's the video signal to your LCD screen has become dislodged you will need to open up your laptop and check this and make sure its seated in its interface properly. This is usually located in the spine of the laptop

2. The power connector on the LCD screen itself which is a small black 3 pronged plug has become loose also open up your laptop and check this

3. when the computer has had time to boot press the fn + F6 on your keyboard , you may have to press this a few times but this is the manual LCD screen off and on button

Tell me how this goes

Cheers


Aug 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop monitor goes black


it sounds like your display's backlight is going bad. Depending how handy you are, you may be able to replace just the LCD, they might have new or used LCDs on E-Bay.
Alex

Nov 06, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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Help to repair ACER Travelmate 290LCi


this is normally motherboard or powe side problem check your motherboard

Oct 19, 2007 | Acer TravelMate 290LCi Notebook

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