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I have seen this a lot-it is more likely that the cable from the motherboard-that run up the through one of the hinge. and a lot of opening and closing can wear that cable down. it is also possible the video hardware is at fault. if you bend a cable enough it will wear. good luck! hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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Good news and bad news. The bad news is your screen is definitely dead, my guess, it was either dropped, flexed too hard or maybe bad cable.

The good news is that LCD replacement screens are cheap these days and replacement is fairly easy. About 7-8 years ago, a new LCD panel for a laptop would cost about $1000, but these days you can buy an OEM LCD screen for a little as $100 and replace it yourself or take it to a shop for repair. Ebay Search for acer aspire 5100 lcd

If you're handy and have a small phillips screwdriver, you can easily replace the LCD yourself in as little as 30 minutes. I can't tell you exactly how to replace the LCD on an Acer, as I've only worked with IBM (now Lenovo), Dell, HP/Compaq, Everex, mostly enterprise class laptops.

But to separate the LCD from the shell, you'll most likely need to remove a few plastic self-adhesive screw covers on the inside of the plastic trim, which will allow you to split the bezel away from the lid. You'll also likely need to unscrew a few screws from the bottom of the case to lift out the keyboard and the top cover nearest the LCD hinge. You'll probably need to open these up so you can access the LCDs cable connection to the laptop motherboard. Split the bezel from the lid and you'll see more screws to remove to take out the LCD. You'll need to remember what you're doing, because you'll need to do the work in reverse to install the new screen.

It's not that hard, but it does take some time and patience. The screws are very small and can get easily lost and some of the parts are fragile.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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LCD screen is faulty, but just to be sure, plug in a monitor, press and hold the function ( FN ) button (bottom left), press the F3 F4 or F5 key (the one with a picture of a monitor on it) this should enable to external display. If that works, then you need a new LCD screen (or maybe it's just a loose connection. Take it to the repair shop.
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Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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