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My screen is dark on my Acer Aspire One D260 even though the computer has booted up.

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  • amysuggars Sep 10, 2010

    Yes, I tried that and the screen actually gets a but lighter. But it is still blank. There is no display.

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Did you try to turn it brighter with the graphic options. You can right click on the screen where no windows open and choose graphic options or graphic properties from the pop up menu or something about display or graphic if you are using some kinds of display cards. Then you can adjust the bright and contrast of the screen. Or you can try to use the buttons on your LCD for that if any. The screen may be brighter with your power cord on so the battery will last longer as one of the power saving plan you can specify in the power options of control panel. You can adjust that plan so it will not become darker with only the battery. Also you can check the LCD connections and the backlight circuit but those takes a lot of manual reading and screws work.

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  • Donald Huang Sep 10, 2010

    So you did not see any logos or text displayed on the screen, right? I will suggest you to boot in safe mode or the Last Known Good Configuration by pressing F8 when booting up (hold it down when you restart your computer). Or you may try to enter system setup (BIOS) by pressing the key for that described on the manual. Mine will display a message telling me to press F2 to enter system setup. There I can check whether the hard disk is one of the booting device. Make sure there is no CD, SD or flash drive plugged in when you restart. If that does not bring up anything, then you may need to check whether the processor is tight on the mainboard and whether the hard disk is connected properly. Open the case and reconnect the hard disk and press the processor towards the mainboard if necessary. If you did hear the fan turning and there are sounds about your operation but no display, you may try to connect another monitor to the VGA port on your laptop. If that will work, then you may need to check the cable connection to the LCD and make sure it is through. Sometimes a factory default restore will also help if the drivers are corrupted and some virus are on the disk. You can see how to do that on the manual too.

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