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Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop Monitor will not turn on

Laptop monitor does not turn on. Problem just occurred this evening. Computer froze up, so I did a hard re-boot. When I powered it back up, the monitor was black, though the laptop was on (green light on power button, fan).

I tried to connect the laptop to my desktop monitor. It remained black.

I also noticed that the left side of the keyboard (just below the keys) was very hot to the touch. Battery was not hot (located under right upper quadrant of keyboard).

Any help appreciated.

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  • rajid 23 Apr 21, 2008

    yes i have a same problem

  • cooler11 May 07, 2008

    computer was slow to open email so I tried a restart using control/ alt/delete. The screen went blank but remained turned on. The backdrop is blue and the pointer is visible; machine will not turn off or go back on.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    I have an Acer Aspire 1692 and I have the same problem. In the middle of using the laptop, the screen became all pixelated and then went blank. Even when I turn it on the screen remains black.

    Can anybody help with this problem?

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1. Mainboard failed
2. Vga adapter failed

I wouldnt be suprised if the vga failed, my acer broke down on me 2 times, on the 3rd time it was too much and I sold the laptop.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

  • Ekse Mar 28, 2008

    parts seem to fail within 12 months in acer laptops..

    www.acerparts.com for replacement parts
    but first it should be analysed witch part is broken
    if you dont hear any beeps then most likely the motherboard is bad.

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop Monitor will not turn on

Try Screen switch function to switch from Internal screen to External monitor to Both.
Normally FN + F4 (on Compaq or FN + F7 on Lenovo check the Function symbols on your Keyboard: allow few seconds after command to refresh configuration.
try Safe mode also. to check if display shows in VGA format.

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