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Black screen acer aspire 5100

I was in a car wreck and the laptop hit the dash. i remember the screen being on because the lid was open. the lcd cracked but was still lit. the battery went dead. i plugged in the laptop and the power would come on but no screen. i replaced the lcd screen but still no screen. i replaced the inverter, still no screen. i tried the fn hot keys, unplug the battery, still no screen. is the backlight out and could i as a novice replace it? or is there something i am missing? thanks for reading.

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    aalexan1 Feb 16, 2008

    no the external video doesnt work. no signal. i remember the screen being on after the crash was that a fluke? can i replace a motherboard? how much?

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    aalexan1 Feb 16, 2008

    any specific instructions i can find or hints? what does the motherboard look like?

  • alicia hwang Sep 27, 2008

    the laptop, on and opened fell to the floor, lcd screen cracked... nothings working whatsoever..

    Help Please ASAP :)



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You can try removing the infections in Acer Aspire 5100 laptop,

if these are causing black screen error in the system.

For this, you need to restart the system and press F8 key to enter in Safe Mode.

You need to then run the anti-virus software to remove infections completely from your system.

You need to clean the system registry with good registry cleaner software.

This is to remove all infections included in the registry and to remove corruptions in the system registry.

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Sounds like ye old mother board bit the dust, and with that sort of velocity, that's not unusual .does the video connection work for external video, by chance?

got backup for your Acer?

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 16, 2008

    yeah...motherboards run around 75 to 125 bucks, depending on where and shipping..

    it will require you to strip the whole machine down. Just takes time and patience, actually, and a few good phillips head screwdrivers.

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 16, 2008 can do a google search on motherboards for your model number and learn a ton. When I do this on Hawaii, it takes almost an hour of highly focused concentration.


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I had the same problem with my acer but it worked 4 me just 2 hit alt and f10 at the same time(alt-f10)

Posted on May 12, 2008

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