Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
My 4 month old Acer Aspire 5720Z Notebook screen started to flicker yesterday and then when blank. When I adjusted the screen/lid slightly it would flicker and after a number of tries I got the screen back. I used it for over an hour and the OS works fine. I did a virus scan etc. and found no other problems. Today the same thing. (Using it right now) What's wrong with it? Is there something loose or is it a major problem??? I have no time to ship it across Canada to Acer for warranty -- this will take weeks!!!PLEASE HELP!!!
Hey, i had this problem about two minutes ago but i fixed it! all you need to do is unscrew the screws on the BOTTOM of the computer, just the ones that are at the front, closest to the screen. the you pry off the section of plastic where all the buttons are. then you should see a connection with a wire leading up to the screen. that connection is most probably loose. push it back in its connector tight and ur good to go! i will probably post a vid on youtube soon on how to do this. any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. hope it works!
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
It sounds like a loose connection or a snapped dry solder joint leading to the backlight. On notebooks and LCD monitors, the screen consists of a florescent panel behind the screen which shines a light similar to a florescent tube through the screen. From your description, it would appear that something is becoming disconnected there.
A local specialist in flatscreen repairs should be able to fix it if it's nothing too major. Try and find one who has a certification to work with Acer to avoid voiding the warranty. If you live in Ontario, where I live, I can do a search to see if I can locate one (please either use the ask button to contact me directly or leave a comment on this ticket) but I have no details of potential repair locations outside Ontario.
Posted on May 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is most likely the connector between the screen and the motherboard that is loose/failing. I would check that first, before taking it in for repairs..
Posted on May 29, 2008
If you HAVE any experience with computer hardware you can open it and check the data and power cables that connect to motherboard that they have not come loose or damaged and thus short circuiting your lcd, but you must be aware that unless you have extensive experience you will probably be unable to open your machine in such a way that you do not forfeit your warranty. but the problem is definitely with the lcd connection to the mainboard. If you arent sure send it to Acer to be safe. thanks
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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