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No display here...

i got serious problem..
yesterday my laptop got low battery..then i shut it down..
and charged it..and power on it...
but there is no display even acer screen
and one more a RED led blinking..symboled as moon..
please help for me..
i have an paper presentation

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Re: no display here...

Hi, when the laptop batt goes down it will switch to power save mode, the moon that that u see is the power save standby mode, u will have to wake up the system using the wakeup key on the keyboard or hard reset will do.. let me know

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