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Acer 3690 hangs with black screen

Turn on acer 3690, it initially loads all window files then immediately goes to black screen and stays like that til sceensaver "microsoft windows" appears. I never see start screen or desktop at anytime! Help! What can I do to browse internet again I don't mind losing any or every file as none were important.

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Re: acer 3690 hangs with black screen

Hi , check if u can run the system in :"safe mode with VGA"option, or just the safe mode???if it works in safe mode, u will need to restore the O/S to previous checkpoint, or reinstall the OS using "repair" option.let me know

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My acers aspire 3690 laptop boots up to windows xp home perfectly but the usb ports do not work,it shows that it is working but when i plug in a usb device it does not try to reconigse it, i cannot find...

The partition D is actually a back up partition that has factory image for the original Operating system that was installed in the computer.
factory recovery ( DATA LOSS )
if the computer is booting to windows, then click start and open a folder named as 'acer' listed in ' all programs '.You will find the ' Acer e-recovery managent ' in that folder.You can open it and click allow for the user account controls.Please click 'restore ' for the next screen and the select the first option, 'completely restore to factory defaults '.Follow the on screen instruction to initiate the Recovery.
The Alternate method for starting the Recovery on startup is using the combination of ALT+F10 ( some models its ALTgr ) on startup.Press and Hold down the ALT( Left hand of space ) and at the same time keep on tapping the F10 key till you get the message " Windows is loading files".Just follow the On screen Instructions to start the Recovery.

Oct 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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Acer aspire 3690 the right half of my screen is black/white/lines

It sounds to me like your screen has gone and needs to be replaced

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Help... Acer Aspire 3690 laptop.

My dear friend as I told you that you should change your RAMs it will b ok give me your response on

Nov 19, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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Computer is on, screen stays black

You could have a faulty inverter or a CCFL lamp, To determine if you have a LCD screen, inverter or video card problem, read this and follow these instructions.
Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and off. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickering on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp.
Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
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for parts, repair service and DIY info.

Jul 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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Acer 3690 turns on but immediately freezes

your computer needs a fresh slate. insert the operating system cd's/cd and restart the computer. follow the on screen instructions to install a fresh operating system. make sure you back up your files first. thank you for using fixya

May 01, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690 Notebook

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Black screen on Acer 4720Z

If your booting to the splash screen ( ACER Logo screen ) then it goes black reboot - access the bios and do a bios hdd test - you mostlily find your hdd has died. Head scrash

Mar 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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Pc keeps shutting down

do you have the power saving settings to switch laptop off after a certain lenghth of time?is the laptop overheating?are you using it on a soft surface eg deep pile carpet?

Jan 24, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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Videos stop playing

Hold crtl+shift+esc and tell me the list of everything under the processes tab.  You can resize the task manager window til it shows all of them without the slider.  Hit Ctrl+Print Screen to copy your screen.  Then start run mspaint and hit Ctrl+V to paste it.  Save it on your desktop as rscraig2screen.jpg and post the image on my google group.  Click +add file next to Files.  It will tell me when it's loaded.  Have you run spybot or AdAware(NOT AdWare!)?  Do you have an integrated video port or is it a card?  
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