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My aspire one xg5 has lost the right side of its display and the bottom of the screen is copying the top ie video settings are wrong

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May be a video driver problem. Reboot in safe mode (F5 at Windows startup). This would load with a plain VGA driver. You can then go into control panel and change the driver settings.

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Acer 5535


http://www.fixya.com/answerpage.aspx?erc=8&thid=16230193

Watch posting two posts for the same problem, and not putting the Full information in the second one, as you did on the first one.
As in this one.

Original question is why is the screen Pink.

Primer:
An LCD screen cannot produce light,

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/BehindTheScenes/Optics101/

(Click on the monitor icon )

Therefore an LCD screen needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them), or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

A CCFL is a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. (Bulb)
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses, but on a MUCH smaller scale.
Average thickness of the bulb is 2mm. That is a little more than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.

LCD screens for the Aspire 5535 series of Notebook PC's, show either CCFL backlighting, or LED backlighting.
My Aspire 5535 uses LED backlighting.

A laptop using CCFL for backlighting uses a screen Inverter.
General rule for LED backlighting is that No screen Inverter is used.
In reality it depends on the laptop. When LED backlighting first came out, a screen Inverter was used. As time progressed no screen Inverter is used.

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power (Electricity), from the laptop; for the LCD screen, and Backlight.

Primer over.

You need to check if the problem is the graphics chipset, or Video Cable, or inside the Display Assembly.

(Inside the Display Assembly: Screen Inverter IF used / LCD screen)

The Switch Cover is the plastic cover above the Keyboard, and below the LCD screen. Has the Power On button, and status indicator LED lights in it.

Acer's term for Switch Cover is Middle Cover.

The Video Cable is LCD Cable.
The LCD screen is LCD Panel.

The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, in an area under the Middle Cover.
(To the right of the Left Hinge)
It then routes through the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly. (LCD Module)

From there a separate small cable. comes off the main Video Cable, and connects to the screen Inverter.
IF a screen Inverter is used.
The main portion of the Video Cable, then connects to the back of the LCD screen.

Just due to repeated normal opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may become pinched, and pulled on.
This can lead to loose connections at motherboard side, and/or screen Inverter, and/or LCD screen side.

A loose Video Cable connection can cause what you are seeing.

Also due to being pulled on the Video Cable may receive damage.
Stretched/Broken wires.

The procedure is to remove ALL power, remove the Middle Cover, and PHYSICALLY check to make sure the motherboard side connection of the Video Cable, is plugged in tightly.

Visual inspection alone will NOT do.

[Middle Cover is supposed to be just that. A Cover.
If it has the Power Button Board, and LED indicator lights attached to it, try to lay it aside when tightening the motherboard connection, of Video Cable.
This way you do not have to reattach it's wires, to check if motherboard connection was the problem ]

Once the motherboard side of the Video Cable is checked for tightness, the power can be reinstalled; and laptop turned on, and checked.
(AC adapter [ Charger ] and Battery)

Tightening motherboard connection of Video Cable does no good?
On to the LCD screen side, and screen Inverter. (IF used)

The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.
Acer? LCD Bezel.
The Display Bezel also has the Hinge Covers attached to it.
I do not believe the Display Assembly (LCD Module) has to be removed, in order to remove the Display Bezel. (LCD Bezel)

There are 4 Philips head screws to remove from the Display Bezel.
These are under Screw Covers.
One in each corner;
Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, and Bottom Right.

The Screw Covers are made of synthetic rubber, or plastic.
They are gently pried up from the bottom edge of them.
I use a computer pick.

If you are careful you can reuse them. I LIGHTLY stick them to the Display Bezel for safekeeping.
(They like to stick to Everything! Your fingers, the computer pick, and passing satellites)
They have a type of rubber cement that holds them on. If needed you can apply a TINY dab of rubber cement with a toothpick.

Remove the 4 screws.
The Display Bezel has TABS going along the perimeter of it's inside edges.
These Tabs snap into matching LATCHES on the Display Cover.
The Display Bezel is also flexible.

I cover the LCD screen for protection, with a piece of thick construction paper cut to just fit the inside edges, of the Display Bezel.
Then slightly lift the INSIDE edge, of the Middle, of the Right side of the Display Bezel.
Come to the middle/right of the Display Bezel, and inside/LCD screen side.

Lift the Display Bezel up a bit. Can;t slide a fingertip in?
Move over. You are at a Tab/Latch.
With a fingertip underneath, use the other hand, and slide a fingertip under also.
Slide down until you reach a Tab/Latch. It should pop open. SNAP!
Sounds like you are breaking something.

Keep moving down towards the Bottom. Keep popping the Tabs/Latches loose. Move towards the Left side.
Once the Display Bezel has popped most of the way loose, it should then come all the way off.

IF a screen Inverter is used, it should be mounted at the bottom of the LCD screen. It's a small green circuit board. One small cable will come from the Video Cable, and plug into it. (At the top is the Webcam, IF used)

The LCD screen itself is an assembly. It is composed of layers. You saw this in the 3M video.
The layers are held in the factory set alignment, by a metal Screen Frame. Looks like a picture frame.

There are two Brackets.One Bracket on each side of the LCD Screen Frame.
The LCD screen, and Brackets are removed as one unit.

HOWEVER, the LCD screen is NOT to be removed all the way. It is just tilted forward enough at the Top, to access the Video Cable connection on back of the LCD screen.

LCD screen connection checked, and this does no good, then remove the Video Cable.
The Video Cable needs to be checked for Continuity.
Every wire needs to be checked to see if electricity goes through.
If not this means there is a stretched/broken wire.

Check with a multimeter set to OHM's. (1K)
Check every wire. Also have an assistant gently wiggle the middle of the Video Cable. An intermittent reading on the multimeter indicates a broken wire.

No multimeter available? Suggest take the Video Cable down to the nearest small computer shop, and have the resident tech check it for Continuity. Should only be a few bucks.

The Video Cable connections, and condition; MUST be checked before going on. You MUST rule out the Video Cable as the problem, before proceeding.

Video Cable checks OK?
On to the screen Inverter IF USED.

To test a screen Inverter requires a Sensitive multimeter.
Read fairly expensive,

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

Due to this, and the ease of accessing to replace, plus the usually low cost; the screen Inverter is just replaced.
One example,

http://battery-adapter.com/product_info.php/products_id/3773/vAspire+5535+Series

Video Cable connections checked for tightness, Video Cable condition checked, screen Inverter replaced, and problem still exists; problem is the LCD screen.

If NO screen Inverter is used, problem is LCD screen.

This is a link to THE Service Manual, (Free),

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

Go to the 'paragraph' that starts with Aspire 1200. (1200 in Blue)
Drop down to the 7th line. Begins with 5310G in Blue.
Scroll across, and click on the blue -> 5535

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (5535) it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

There is also a way to save a copy to the computer you are using now. This way you can copy it off to a CD disk, and have it for safekeeping.

You can also delete it from the computer you downloaded it on, and save harddrive space. (AFTER checking to make sure your copy is good)
If you do not know how, and wish to; post back in a Comment.

The page numbers of the Adobe Reader, and the page numbers of the Service Manual; do NOT match.
When I refer to a page number it is for the Adobe Reader.

The Adobe Reader page number box is at the Top. It is to the Right of the Down Arrow.
You can use the Down Arrow to go page by page, to the page you want; or you can do this if you know the page you want,

1) Put your mouse cursor in the Adobe Reader page number box, at Top. Left-click once.
(Everything in page number box is now highlighted in Blue)

2) Type the page number.
3) Press the Enter key.

Go to;
A) Page 74 - Removing the Middle Cover

B) Page 80 shows you the motherboard connection for the Video Cable.

C) Display Bezel removal - Page 100
D) Removing LCD Panel with Brackets - Page 101

E) Video Cable connection to LCD screen - Page 104
(FPC Cable is the Video Cable. Flexible Panel Cable.
LCD Panel is the LCD screen)

F) Screen Inverter can be seen on Page 102.
[ Number 12. Remove the 5 screws (5XB) securing the LCD module]

This LCD screen replacement pictorial guide is NOT for an Aspire 5535. It is for an Aspire 5745G.
Procedures are CLOSE. Thought a pictorial guide may help.
('A picture is worth a thousand words')

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-broken-screen-acer-aspire-5745g-laptop/

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 29, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Fix my broken acer aspire 9805wkhi display


Horizontal lines going down the screen, generally indicate a problem with the Video Cable, or screen Inverter.

The Acer Aspire uses a screen Inverter, because the Backlight is a CCFL. (One)

Primer before I go on;
An LCD screen cannot produce light. It needs an additional light source.
A Backlight is the additional light source.

A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them), or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

As stated previously; the Aspire 9805wkhi Notebook PC, uses a single CCFL for a Backlight.

http://www.screentekinc.com/Acer_Aspire_9800_Series_9805WKHi--20.1-inch--1680x1050-wsxgaplus-laptop-lcd-screen.shtml

http://www.laptop-power.co.uk/laptop-screens/acer/aspire/series-9800/model-9805wkhi.html

http://www.screenaid.com/acer-aspire-9805wkhi-laptop-lcd-screen-17-wxga-glossy-ccfl-backlight-p-8646.html

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

Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.

Basic example of a CCFL,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

View the last 8 photos.

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power (Electricity), from the laptop; for the LCD screen, and Backlight.
Note* Laptops that use a series of LED's for a Backlight, do not use a screen Inverter.

Primer over.
A) An external display device, such as a VGA monitor for example; should be connected to the laptop ->First; to make sure the graphics chipset is OK.

I believe it is OK, but this is a diagnostic flowchart, and the graphics chipset HAS to be eliminated as the problem; Before going on.

Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, on the laptop.

The VGA port is right in the middle, on the back of the laptop. Here is an example of a VGA port,

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

(Scroll down for example of VGA Cable)
You can use a CRT type of monitor (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor if it has a VGA cable.

With this laptop you can also plug a DVI connector, from a flat LCD screen monitor (Usual connector for digital flat screen), and use it instead. It's the white(?) port right next to the VGA port. (Closer to Left side, than VGA port)
Example of a DVI port, and DVI cable,

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

Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

There are at least 3 display options;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop AND external display device
3) External display device ONLY

Press the Fn key, hold it down; and tap once on the F5 key.
(The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key)
Still no graphics on external display device?
Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.

Good graphics on external monitor = Go on.
Bad graphics on external monitor = Problem with the mounting of the graphics chipset; to motherboard. Or bad graphics chipset. (Not very common)

B) Video Cable:
The Video Cable connects to the motherboard, up under the Keyboard. (And Top Cover's metal Static Shield) From there it routes up under the left Hinge, and up into the Display Assembly.

The main part of the Video Cable, then connects to the back of the LCD screen. There is also a separate cable coming from the Video Cable, that connects to one side of the screen Inverter.

The thin plastic 'frame' in front of the LCD screen, is the Display Bezel.
The screen Inverter is a small long circuit board; located behind the Display Bezel, and mounted down towards the bottom of the Screen Frame.
Basic example,

http://www.amazon.com/Inverter-Aspire-6930G-8920G-8930G/dp/B005GCD446

{The LCD screen is an assembly. It is composed of layers held in a specific pattern, by the Screen Frame. A thin metal 'picture frame', if you will.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/BehindTheScenes/Optics101/

Click on the monitor icon }

Due to just normal repeated opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable can become pinched, then pulled on.
This can lead to a loose connection at the motherboard side; and/or back of LCD screen. (Also check screen Inverter connection)

Can also cause damage to the tiny wires inside the Video Cable.
(Stretched/Broken)
If there is obvious signs of damage to the sheath of the Video cable, there may be damage to the tiny wires inside.

To add; with age the insulation of the tiny wires inside the Video Cable, can deteriorate.
This can lead to exposed wires inside the sheath of the Video Cable, and lead to their touching each other.

It is best to perform a continuity check, with a multimeter set to OHM's. (1K)
Check each wire. Also have an assistant gently wiggle the Video Cable, as you check it. (Fluctuation of reading of multimeter, indicates a broken wire)
If you do not have access to a multimeter, perhaps take the cable down to the nearest small computer repair shop; and see if they will run a continuity test for you. (Few bucks)

The Video Cable's condition, and connections; HAVE to be checked before going on.
You MUST rule the Video Cable out as the problem.


Problem here is there is no Service Manual; nor guides in how to disassemble, that I have found; nor has one come into the shop.
(Made in what? 2006? Hmmm?)

Looking at the reviews of it, to see what it looks like; the laptop looks to be the type of model that the Keyboard is removed, then the Top Cover (Upper Case); THEN access to the motherboard side of the Video Cable, can be gained.

Fun stuff, huh?

ALL power is removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove. Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws.
Advise DO NOT mix them up.

Basically follow what this gentleman is doing. Screw locations may not be the same for the inside area on the bottom; but will have screws that go around the perimeter of the Base Enclosure.
(Bottom Cover)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k-FnZze3c0

Also on yours, look down in the Battery Compartment for screws to remove, and when the DVD drive is removed, see if any screws are along the 'lip'. The outside edge of the laptop; where the outside edge of the DVD drive was.
(Going from bottom view towards the Top Cover, there may be screws in that 'lip')

Look along the compartment opening edges, too. (Along the lines of the one's he found )
Ram Memory compartment, etc.

The Keyboard has Tabs on the bottom edge. The edge that faces you, not LCD screen side.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-9805WKHI-Replacement-Keyboard/dp/B006T0V8VA

(Click on photo to enlarge)
When the Keyboard is removed, it is slightly tilted up on the LCD screen side; and then moved forward a little. (LCD screen side)
If you lift the Keyboard straight up, you may break the Keyboard tabs, and/or Top Cover.

The top of the Keyboard has Detents.
May be 3 to 4. (Maybe 5)
The Detents are small (Very) rectangular shaped, and right above the Keyboard. Once depressed with a flat tipped Jeweler's screwdriver, the Keyboard can be slightly lifted in that area. (LCD screen side)
Then go to the next one, and slightly lift the Keyboard, and so on.

The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard. It has NO connector on the motherboard end. (No plug connector)
It is a Flat Flex Cable.

After all screws are removed, the Top Cover pops loose.
The Top Cover has Tabs, and the Base Enclosure (Bottom Cover), has matching Latches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AxVE6__kEY

You have to PHYSICALLY check the motherboard connection side of the Video Cable, AND LCD screen side. Visual inspection will NOT do.

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-screen-on-acer-aspire-5830tg-6782-laptop/

Look for screw covers going around the perimeter, of the Display Bezel. These are usually plastic, or synthetic rubber. I just gently pry up on one side of the cover, and then pry it up, and off.

The screw covers are attached with a type of rubber cement.
If carefully pried off, the screw cover, and it's glue may be reused.
[ Most of the time. I stick them (L-I-G-H-T-L-Y) to the Display Bezel, for safekeeping ]

Now remove the Philips head screws.
The Display Bezel is gently pried off, by flexing one side; and sliding your fingertips under it.
(On LCD screen side. I wear computer gloves. You may wish to cut a cereal box, or similar cardboard; to fit the inside edges of the Display Bezel; and protect the LCD screen from your fingernails )

Work along heading towards the Top, and around.
Once the Display Bezel has popped about halfway, or more off; the Display Bezel should come the rest of the way off all at once.

Remove the screws which hold the LCD screen to Display Cover.
Tilt the top of the LCD screen towards you; so you can access the Video Cable connection; to LCD screen.

Continuity check reveals the Video cable to be OK? Connections were tight?
Replace the screen Inverter.

Testing a screen Inverter = using a Sensitive multimeter.
Read fairly expensive,

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

Due to this; the low cost, and ease of access to replace; the screen Inverter is usually just replaced. Have to work with what you've got.

Screen Inverter replacement doesn't do the trick; replace the LCD screen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 20, 2012 | Acer Aspire 9805WKHi Notebook

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My acer aspire 4520 has a shaky screen, how do i fix it


Just shake your head the same way, so you can view it normally.





OH, I'M JUST KIDDIN'!


Means to me there is a problem with the Video Cable.

The Video Cable plugs into the motherboard; under the Power Board Cover, and routes up under the Left Hinge.

[Power Board Cover = Switch Cover. The thin plastic strip under the LCD screen, and above the Keyboard. Has Power On Button in it, etc ]

From there it goes up into the Display Assembly.
It then connects to the screen Inverter, and back of LCD screen.

Example of said Video Cable for Acer Aspire 4520 Notebook PC,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Aspire-4320-4520-4520G-4720-4720G-4720Z-laptop-LCD-cable-DD0Z01LC000-NEW-/270971190515?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item3f17243cf3

In the photo the top small white plug connector, plugs into the web camera.
The larger, longer white plug connector below it, plugs into the back of the LCD screen.

The large white connector at the bottom/right, with the black band on it; plugs into the motherboard.
The smaller white plug connector pointing at the bottom; plugs into the screen Inverter.

The screen Inverter is a small long circuit board, and is mounted behind the Display Bezel; and mounted to the bottom of the LCD Screen Frame.

[The thin plastic 'frame' in front of the LCD screen; is the Display Bezel.
The LCD screen is actually an assembly. It is held together by a metal Screen Frame, that sort of resembles a metal thin picture frame ]

Due to just normal opening, and closing of the laptop; the Video Cable may become pinched, and pulled on.
This may result in loose connections of the Video Cable.

Usually loose at the motherboard connection, and/or back of LCD screen. MAY include loose connection at screen Inverter.
A simple visual inspection, will NOT reveal a loose connection.
The connections need to be Physically checked. In otherwords try to manually plug in tighter.

The Video Cable could also be damaged. Visually inspect the sheath of the Video Cable, and see if there is any apparent damage.
If so there may be Stretched/Broken wires in the Video Cable.

However, the diagnosis CANNOT go on without knowing for sure; if the Video Cable is in good repair.
Choices are;
1) To perform a continuity check with a multimeter, on all wires in the Video Cable. (OHM's - 1K)

Or;
Take the Video Cable to the nearest small computer repair shop; and have it tested for continuity; for a few bucks.
(Larger shops tend to badger you to have them repair it; or buy a new laptop. Yeah, right)

Or;
Due to the low cost you may simply decide to replace the Video Cable. (10 bucks plus shipping, and tax)
'Parts changing' I know, but you have to work with what you've got.

Basic example of screen Inverter,

http://battery-adapter.com/product_info.php/products_id/3771/vAspire+4520+Series

Primer before I go on;

An LCD screen cannot produce light,

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NA_Optical/Systems/BehindTheScenes/Optics101/

X out the Feedback, click on the monitor icon.

An LCD screen needs an additional source of light.
A Backlight is the additional source.
A Backlight can be a CCFL, (Or two of them), or a series of LED's.
(Light Emitting Diode)

According to searches, the Aspire 4520 uses a single CCFL for a Backlight.
One search results,

http://www.screentekinc.com/Acer__Aspire__4520_Series-series-laptops-lcd-screens.shtml

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

Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/16th of an Inch.
Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.
General example of a CCFL,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

View the last 8 photos.

A screen Inverter is used to convert the power, (Electricity), from the laptop; for the LCD screen, and Backlight.
Note* Notebooks using LED's as a Backlight; do not use a screen Inverter.

Primer over.

http://aspiregemstone.blogspot.com/2009/05/dissembling-aspire-4530-full-guide.html

ALL power removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Follow removing the screws circled in Red.
The Latches indicated in Green, are GENTLY depressed with a flat tipped screwdriver. Use a small flat tip, be GENTLE. You can break those plastic latches.

The Philips head screws, and those Latches; hold the Switch Cover (Power Button Cover), on.

In the 3rd photo down, the Video Cable connection to motherboard, is shown in the Orange box to the Left.

I'm also going to include a link to a free Service Manual, so this will become all too clear. (Photos are less than, but though they may help too)

Posting pictorial information now, with the desire it may help you to SEE how to perform, these procedures;

A)


B) http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-lcd-screen-replace-inverter-board-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/

On the Aspire 4520 there are FOUR rubber screw covers, going across the top. I use a computer pick to gently raise one side, of the rubber cover, and then pick it off with fingers, and thumb.

They are held on by a type of rubber cement; and if careful with them, you may be able to reuse. If not just apply a tiny dab of rubber cement, and stick them back on. (I use a toothpick dab)
(I also stick them along the Display Bezel, for safekeeping until reusing )

There are TWO Philips head screws to remove from the bottom.
One in each corner.
Once the screw covers are removed, and the screws; the Display Bezel is flexed, and removed.

The Display Bezel has Tabs, going around the inside edge of it's outside perimeter.
These snap into Latches in the Display Cover. (Top Cover)

The procedure is to lay the Display Assembly back as far as you can, and cover with a soft piece of cloth. Protect the LCD screen from your fingernails when removing Display Bezel.
I cut a cereal box to fit the inside edges, of the Display Bezel.
(Some techs use computer gloves )

I find if you go to the left side/middle of the Display Bezel, and gently lift up with your fingertips; then move along with your fingertips under the bezel, and lifting it; the Bezel will flex, and start to pop off.

Snap, snap, snap. The Tabs/Latches start releasing. You have to use care not to break the Bezel, but it's pretty tough stuff.
(Space-age plastic)

Work up to the top corner, then down to the bottom corner; using your fingertips under the Display Bezel.
When this side is mostly loose, start working on the top left corner.
Now go to the bottom.
Work across from left side to right side.

This pictorial details a little more of what I'm 'talking' about,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/how-to-replace-screen-on-dell-inspiron-n4010-laptop/

I don't see that this laptop has a Latch at the Top/Middle. If it did, when the Display Bezel is loose, you would have to slide the Display Bezel to one side, and clear that Latch.

Display Bezel off you have access to the mounting screws, holding the LCD screen TO Display Cover.
Two in each lower corner. (All screws noted in this solution, are Philips head screws )

Remove the mounting screw at top for Web Cam.
This should now, allow you to tilt the top of the LCD screen forward, and check the Video Cable TO LCD screen connection.
You can also check the screen Inverter cable connections, (2)

After checking that the Video Cable TO motherboard connection, is tight, (Physically check), and the Video Cable TO LCD screen is tight; I would leave the LCD screen like it is, plug the Battery back in, and AC adapter.

Power the laptop on, and see if loose connections of Video Cable, is the problem.
No?

Then suggest test, or have tested; the Video Cable, for continuity.
OR replace the Video Cable.

I'm wrong?
Happens. Means you will be out bucks for having the Video Cable checked, or replaced.
Sorry.

If this occurs replace the screen Inverter.

[Screen Inverter checking requires a sensitive multimeter. Read fairy expensive,

http://www.fonerbooks.com/test.htm

Due to the ease of access, and low cost of screen Inverter; those who do not have access to a sensitive multimeter, usually just replace the screen Inverter. This IS parts changing I know. Sometimes though you just have to work with what you have.

Otherwise it means dragging a partially disassembled laptop down to the computer repair shop, and having a tech check it.
Very few know about using a sensitive multimeter to check, and you'll probably get a 'deer in the headlights look'.

Also they will want to repair the laptop. This = No IMHO.
Save money, and do it yourself ]

Link to free Service Manual,

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

Go to the 'paragraph' that starts with Aspire 1200. (1200 in Blue)
Drop down to the 4th line. (3810T in Blue)
Scroll across, and click on the blue -> 4520

Ignore if you are aware;
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it. which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (4520), it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

The PDF file is downloading in the background, and will not show until the full file is downloaded.
This is a Temporary download. If you wish to save a copy to disk, or flashdrive; there is a method. Post in a Comment if you would like to know.

Have a stupid question?
To me there is NO such thing. Post whatever question you have in a Comment. (Or questions)

Regards,
joecoolvette

[I know the above procedures may seem daunting, and you may feel it is beyond your scope. I think differently. If you played with Lego's, or blocks as a child; you can do this. (That, and turn a screwdriver, lol! ]

Dec 19, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I have an acer aspire 4530 and the webcam wont let other people see me


Using Messenger...
1. click on Tools tab and on drop-down menu, click on Audio and video setup...
2. click Next button and on Set up Audio and Video - Webcam, click on v and Select webcam
3. if webcam image display is satisfactory, click Finish button at the bottom right of the window
4. click on Tools tab and on drop-down menu, click on Options
5. in Options window, under Webcam click to set check-box to Allow others to see I have webcam
6. at the bottom of the Options window, click the OK button to exit

Using Skype...
1. click Tools tab and on the drop-down menu, click Options

2. in Skype - Options window, in the left side-bar
2. click on Video settings to Set up your webcam

3. click on 1 of the 3 radio buttons to Automatically receive video and screen sharing from...
4. click on 1 of the 2 radio buttons to Show that I have video to...
5. at the bottom right of the Skype - Options window, click the Save button to exit

Apr 05, 2011 | Acer Aspire 4530-5889 Notebook PC

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How do i turn my camera on, the aser aspire one.


Using Messenger...
1. click on Tools tab and on drop-down menu, click on Audio and video setup...
2. click Next button and on Set up Audio and Video - Webcam, click on v and Select webcam
3. if webcam image display is satisfactory, click Finish button at the bottom right of the window
4. click on Tools tab and on drop-down menu, click on Options
5. in Options window, under Webcam click to set check-box to Allow others to see I have webcam
6. at the bottom of the Options window, click the OK button to exit

Using Skype...
1. click Tools tab and on the drop-down menu, click Options

2. in Skype - Options window, in the left side-bar
2. click on Video settings to Set up your webcam

3. click on 1 of the 3 radio buttons to Automatically receive video and screen sharing from...
4. click on 1 of the 2 radio buttons to Show that I have video to...
5. at the bottom right of the Skype - Options window, click the Save button to exit

Apr 04, 2011 | Acer Aspire One AOD255-2532 Netbook

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I have a Panasonic PT-53wx54 HDTV. The text on the ticker on the bottom of the screen that stations like CNN run is not completely visible, only the top of the letters show as they travel across the...


The set is probably in the wrong display format for the channels you are watching. Look through the setup menus for "Display format" or "Display mode". You need the menu that sets the picture for "480i", "720p", "1080p", etc. Set it for 1080p and see if that fixes it. The lower settings won't show all of the lines for a 1080p picture; they are used for old-style analog video or low-bandwidth broadcasts.

Disclaimer: this is general information and may not apply exactly to your particular model. You may still have to find your owner's manual or download a copy to find out how to correct the settings.

Oct 06, 2010 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Jumping and rotating screen


You might have set wrong display settings and please put the refresh rate of the screen to the optimum frequency. This will surely help you.

Apr 16, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

1 Answer

1/3 screen display


Sounds like the inverter for the video has gone bad.

Jan 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

1 Answer

Hello, Computer = Acer Aspire 3680 Problem = Loaned to a friend in need, with computer working fine. When it came back, the screen resolution is so large, I can only see the left top quarter of the screen....


If using Vista, connect the external monitor try pressing Fn+ F5 or F6. If this doesn't work, try right-click desktop. select personalize, selct display setting at the bottom of list. in Display setting window click Identify Monitors on top right. if 2 pops up on external monitor, monitors are arranged properly. If external say 1 external is set as default and switch by clicking 1 and clicking pull down menu and select Generic PnP. then, set Resolution to high. Also make sure that Extend the desktop to this computer, isn't checked. Another test would be to check Exten Desktop to this Computer and select This is My Main Computer.
Otherwise you may want to try to Rollback the Driver for video card, an update from Microsoft my have been installed while your friend had it and these usually mess up video displays. You can also click Advanced Settings in Display Settings and click through the tabs that pop up to check operations and hardware acceleration settings.

Jul 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

3 Answers

ZD7020US Display


sounds like you have the wrong monitor drivers installed,  download updated monitor drivers from the manufacturer's website,

also check your display settings,  as something is really wrong there.

Oct 17, 2007 | HP Pavilion zd7020US Notebook

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