Question about Acer TravelMate 4010 Notebook

3 Answers

Display Screen The display screen shows only 3/4 of screen from left to right. It was working fine until my daughter was using it and and all of a sudden the size changed. Any ideas if she could of hit a key or combo of keys to cause this. I have checked everything. I just want to make sure before I try to have this laptop fixed.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • taylor1317 Jun 25, 2008

    Is is the right side screen. 3/4 of screen is displaying from left to right and 1/4 right side is missing. It could be that the screen just when bad. I looked at the cable connection that supports the display and saw no problem. Just could be a bad lcd.

  • taylor1317 Jun 25, 2008

    Missing out.

  • taylor1317 Jun 25, 2008

    Thanks

  • static128 May 11, 2010

    Has the screen actually stretched or is there a part blanked/missing out?

×

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 137 Answers

Uninstall and reinstall the video driver. Open devmgmt.msc and go to video driver properties and uninstall. reboot windoze and the driver should automatically get installed. If not go to manufacturers website or insert driver disc.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

It would most likely be a damaged screen if the left side of the screen looks no different to normal. LCD screens tend to go in horizontal or vertical patches if there is a problem with the internal connection to the LCD.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

  • static128 Jun 25, 2008

    BWT this a much better indicator is if the problem happens during the initial boot up of the computer (ie the first few screens you see after pressing the power button)

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 326 Answers

She might have changed the display settings, right click on your desktop and go to properties, go to the settings tab and change the screen resolution there. might not be the problem but worth a look, i had something simular when my daughter messed with my pc.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acer laptop display goes off after some second


Try booting into safe mode. Chances are that you have set the screen resolution and refresh rate to some value that the LCD cannot handle. That is why it works until Windows takes over. Once you are in Safe Mode you can get things under control.

Jul 20, 2014 | Acer PC Laptops

1 Answer

How to replace a ccfl backlight bulb on presario cq60-419wm


Whoa!

Let's talk for a minute..........

CCFL = Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. (Bulb)
Similar to Fluorescent lighting used in homes, and businesses; but on a MUCH smaller scale.

Average thickness is 2mm. That is a little thicker than 1/16th of an Inch.
Or about the width of this capital -> O <-

Average length is almost as long, as the LCD screen is in height.

Just like it's larger 'cousins', it has Mercury in it. A POISON.

Point?
They break VERY easily, and have Mercury inside.

I usually suggest changing the LCD screen itself, to replace a Backlight.

More expensive?
YES
If you are talking about price of LCD screen compared to a CCFL bulb.

SAFER?
YES
There is NO price for a human life.


Okay, moving on..................

1) http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-lcd-screen-hp-g62-compaq-presario-cq62-laptop/

2) http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/

3) Service Manual:

HP Support > Compaq Presario CQ60-419wm Notebook PC >
Manuals download page, (User Guides)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3966262&

Scroll down, click on the blue -

Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC HP G60 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide

[Ignore if you are aware;
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

After you click on the above file name it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

(The PDF file will not show until fully downloaded )

Go to the top left corner, and click on the small square icon -
Toggle Slider.
Becomes two small square icons.
Show Thumbnails on the left, Show Document Outline on the right.
Click on Show Document Outline to see the Bookmarks menu.

The Zoom In icon ( + ) at the Top, increases the view size when you click on it.
The Zoom Our icon ( - ) decreases the view size.

When I refer to a page number, it is for the Adobe Reader page number box at the Top. (To the right of the Down Arrow) ]

The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen is the Display Bezel.

I may be wrong, but I believe the Display Bezel can be removed, WITHOUT having to remove the entire Display Assembly from the laptop.

Makes life a lot easier.

There is a Philips head screw in the Bottom/Left corner, and a Philips head screw in the Bottom/Right corner, to remove from the Display Bezel.

They are under Screw Covers. The Screw Covers are made of synthetic rubber, or plastic. They are held in place by a type of rubber cement.
I take a computer pick, and gently pry up at the base of the Screw Cover.

If you are careful you should be able to reuse the Screw Covers.
If they do not stick anymore, apply a TINY dab of rubber cement to them, with a toothpick.

The Display Bezel has TABS going around the exterior perimeter of it's inside edges.
These snap into matching LATCHES on the Display Cover.

There also may be some sticky tape, at the bottom/inside edge of the Display Bezel. Means CAREFULLY pry the bottom edge of the Display Bezel when removing.

The best method, of removal of the Display Bezel that I have found, is to flex it.
It is made of space-age plastic, and is pretty tough stuff.
(Of course there are those, who could destroy a steel ball bearing with a rubber mallet, in a sandbox)

I cut a piece of thick construction paper, to just fit the inside edges of the Display Bezel.
Display Assembly laid as far back as possible, the thick piece of construction paper will stay in place.
It is used to prevent scratching of the LCD screen, from your fingernails.

Come to the Inside edge (LCD screen side), of the right/middle side of the Display Bezel. Sliding a fingertip of one hand under the bezel to lift up slightly.
Can't get in? Move over a little. You are at a Tab/Latch.

With one fingertip under the bezel, slide another fingertip under from your other hand. By now a Tab/Latch should have released.

SNAP!

Sounds like you're breaking something.

Keeping the bezel slightly up, move along with the fingertips of one hand, and move towards the Top.
Go along the Top popping Tabs/Latches loose.
Then come down the Left side.

As you reach the bottom ease up on one side a little, and wait for the tape to start releasing. Then ease along the bottom until all the tape releases, and the Display Bezel pops off.

Once the Display Bezel is removed, then disconnect the small cable that comes from the Video Cable (Display Cable - HP), TO the screen Inverter board. (Left side of screen Inverter)

(screen Inverter is mounted behind the Display Bezel, and at the bottom of the Screen Frame.
The Screen Frame is the thin metal frame which surrounds the LCD screen assembly)

[The LCD screen is an assembly of layers. The layers are held in the factory set position by the Screen Frame]

Disconnect the small cable that goes TO the screen Inverter, on the Right side of the screen Inverter.
Remove the screen Inverter, and lay aside.

Remove the Philips head screw at EACH top corner. Holds the Screen Frame TO the Display Cover.

Tilt the top of the LCD screen towards you, remove the clear adhesive tape over the Video Cable connector on the back of the LCD screen.

(DO NOT remove the tape all the way. Just carefully peel it back far enough, so that you can get to the Video cable connector, at the back of the LCD screen. This way you should be able to reuse the tape)

Disconnect the Video Cable (Display Cable) from the back of the LCD screen.

Remove JUST the screws which hold the Hinge Brackets TO the Screen Frame.

The Screen Frame can be taken apart. Of course you will need to do this, BUT ONLY after removing the LCD screen assembly.

THREE screws on each side for the Hinge Brackets.
(Display Panel Brackets)
One towards the Top, two down towards the Bottom.

Pages 64 through 80 in Service Manual.

Page 66/ Bottom; shows the Screw Covers, and Screws to remove from Display Bezel.
Page 68/ Bottom; shows disconnecting the screen Inverter.

Page 69 shows screws to remove in order to remove LCD screen.
(Display Panel)

Page 69/ Bottom shows screws to remove for removing Hinge Brackets.
(Display Panel Brackets)

Pages 128 through 133 - Recycling/Display: shows taking the Screen Frame apart, and accessing Backlight.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

(WEAR gloves -> BE SAFE)

Feb 25, 2013 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

DISPLAY OFF CENTER


you may have accidentally changed your resolution settings.


Try this close all programs until you have just your desktop showing.

Right click where no icon is, and click 'Properties' on the menu that shows up.

Then click 'Settings'

And toggle with the resolution until it fits the screen.

Let me know if that works


hope this helps

Aug 23, 2012 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Display problem


Sounds like the LCD has some damaged crystals in it. Try connecting the netbook to an external pc monitor using a VGA cable. Hold the Fn key and hit the F8 or F7 key until the display shows on the external monitor. This will determine if it's a driver/settings or display issue. If the display is fine on the external monitor, the LCD display on the netbook is the problem. Good luck!

Jun 06, 2012 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Hi I have HP dv6767tx laptop which i purchased in april 2008 But 1 year ago, all of a sudden a bright strip around 1 to 2 inches in thickness appeared on the extreme left of the lcd screen. Affected...


very sorry to tell you that the lcd has gone bad because your laptop shows exact symptoms of this case.
As per what some HP costumers have told me HP takes this as a physical damage and does not give them a warranty even if it is in the warranty cover
Finally you will need to get it replaced

This is the most expensive fix after a motherboard and may cost you $180 or 8000-9000 INR

Jul 26, 2011 | HP PC Laptops

2 Answers

When i turn on my dell vostro a860 the screen is black.When I plug in external monitor shows pictures on both (monitor and laptop).When I disconnect external monitor the laptop works fine.The trouble is...


Windows Vista® 1 Right-click an open area of the desktop. 2 Click Personalize. The Personalize appearance and sounds window appears. 3 Click Display Settings. 4 Select the external LCD monitor in the drop-down menu.Monitors and Displays 51 5 In the Display Settings window, move the Resolution slider bar to the left or right to select a screen resolution that matches the native resolution of the external LCD monitor. 6 Click OK. Windows® XP 1 Right-click an open area of the desktop. 2 Click Properties. The Display Properties window appears. 3 Select the Settings tab. 4 Select the external LCD monitor in the Display drop-down menu. 5 Under the Screen resolution section, move the slide bar to the left or right to select a screen resolution that matches the native resolution of the external LCD monitor. 6 Click OK.

Jan 02, 2011 | PC Laptops

2 Answers

Screen wont light up, cannot see the screen.


press f8 after boot up ,then select option enable vga,then when it start go to control panel,
un-install the display drivers,restart and reinstall them.

Feb 06, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv7-1130us laptop

1 Answer

Laptop computer connected to projector.


When the projector displays the background image and the lcd displays the desktop as normal you can drag the open windows to the left or right and display them on the projector. it sounds like this laptop has an internal video card. If you right click on the desktop it might give you options to configure the display settings for the video card. Not sure how you will get to it if it does not show up on the right click menu. Probably through the start menu or in the control panel there should be somewhere to change the settings for the video card. This will no be under the display settings though.

But once you find your dual display options you will be able to change it to make both displays the same

Jan 21, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

1 Answer

The display screen has turned black


When you connected the external monitor thto the laptop did it display?

If so then you have to reset the monitor port. Hold down the function key and find the FKEY that shows a picture of a monitor. Press that until you get the laptop screen back.

Typical use is:
  • 1 press = external monitor
  • 2 presses = laptop and dual monitor
  • 3 presses = just the laptop screen

Dec 12, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

1 Answer

Compaq Presario laptop


First attach laptop to an external monitor and using the FN/ F keys toggle back and forth to the external display. If the external works OK then the video display adapter is fine and the problem is the TAB welds on the LCD. Time for a new LCD.

Jul 27, 2008 | PC Laptops

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer TravelMate 4010 Notebook Logo

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer PC Laptops Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Henk de Ruiter
Henk de Ruiter

Level 2 Expert

78 Answers

Are you an Acer PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...