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Vertical stripes then system hangs

Like it says. works for a while then the vertical stripes come in, hdd shuts down, dvd turns off (the sound of laser tray being reset to default position) and the vertical stripes remain. If the 5100 is "cold" then it's ok for about an hour or so but when i try to move it it happens all over again. Reinstall does not help. Bios version 3.10a.

If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.
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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    acer aspire powers on some times the the f2 key works sometimes it dont. boots up to checkiing file system on C: then goes to dark blue light blue vertical lines

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    Just had this happen to me for the first time. Very random, and my computer rebooted just fine. Here's a picture of my pretty lines. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  • RicoJJ May 08, 2008

    imagine that... sicran19's thing-of-a-jig did the trick... to all of you satisfied acer aspire customers, if the vertical stripes is happening to your 5100, PHYSICALLY REMOVE the broadcom wireless card. silly as it sounds, it is THE solution.
    flip it over, unscrew the covers of mobo and hdd, the wireless card is in the bottom right corner. get rid of it and tidy up the antenna cables (yes, they do come off. just pull a bit more harder). spread the word!

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Oi vey, so everyones having a problem with this then?

i came up with an odd solution for the crashing, i find if i kept something frozen underneath the laptop, (where the power goes in) or if the room is a cold temperature, it wouldn't crash at all, i would have very few problems at night because of this (i recommend if using a frozen item, such as a sponge that you keep it wrapped up in something such as a small zip lock bag) i also have little to no problems with it is sitting on top of a cold air vent.
i am wondering how heat plays into all of this, but it really does seem that the warmer it is the more problems tend to occur.

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I have a aspire 5100-5840 same thing started happening after
5 month into the purchase. I sent it to acer for repair and they just
reuploaded the OS and sent it back >:-< samething started happening till the laptop was not booting at all ( i was hearing 3 beeps which sounded like a faulty graphic card). I sent the laptop to acer again last week and and got it back today, they had replaced
the mother board and HDD. I think all these laptops have faulty
graphic cards; that's why they are so cheap w/ so many feautures. hope this helps and hope you still have warranty on it.

Posted on May 07, 2008

I have a aspire 5100-5840 same thing started happening after
5 month into the purchase. I sent it to acer for repair and they just
reuploaded the OS and sent it back >:-< samething started happening till the laptop was not booting at all ( i was hearing 3 beeps which sounded like a faulty graphic card). I sent the laptop to acer again last week and and got it back today, they had replaced
the mother board and HDD. I think all these laptops have faulty
graphic cards; that's why they are so cheap w/ so many feautures. hope this helps and hope you still have warranty on it.

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Do you have a Broadcom wireless card? :D :D :D
This could sound silly, but there's your problem.
Physically remove the card out of your laptop.

The video drivers, the LCD, or anything else are not a problem here.
I had the same problem before. Check the pic hereunder to see my "old" stripes:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i78/sicran19/verticallines.jpg

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Check the cable to the back of the LCD. If it is moved even a little bit they can dislodge enough to cause this. It will not be able to reset itself until it is powered off then back on.

The cables will normally come loose after the lid is opened and closed so many times. It's not really a fault, but the cables have to be kept to an almost exact length because there is no room for extra long cables in there.

The other place to check is inside the laptop base where the cables connect to the motherboard/video card. They can also become loose over time.

Hope that helps =)

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