Hello, I have a problem with my Aspire 1691. it have the ATI x600 64Mb video adapter. If I use this adapter as generic VGA adapter it works but slow and with 1024x768 as max resolution. If I try to install the correct ATI X600 drivers and control panel, when I reboot the laptop a white screen appears and laptop stop complitily, only mantain the poweer button pressed 5 second I can power off the machine For resolve I only can boot in secure mode and remove the ATI drivers, and then the laptop revive again and the adapter again as generic VGA. What is the problem what I can not use the coorect drivers in my ATI x600?
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Re: Acer Aspire 1691 white screen
Did you use a clean install or try repair recovery method I recommend a complete reinstall after formatting hard drive (partition hard drive) so that later your files on 2nd partition are not lost. The reason i say this it is quicker and easier than buggering around tying to fix it also you have the original disks for your computer
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An ATI adapter is a type of video adapter that is designed to be used on computers running Windows. If the adapter is disabled, you will not be able to connect any external monitors, video projectors or other similar devices to it, as your operating system won't be able to recognize it. Of the different ways you can enable this type of display adapter, one is through the "Display" manager in the Control Panel.
Click "Start." Click "Control Panel." Click "Display." Click "Change Display Settings." Click "Advanced Settings." Click the "Adapter" tab. Select the ATI adapter from the list on screen. Click "Properties." Click the "Driver" tab. Click "Enable" to enable the ATI adapter through the "Display" manager.
Or the driver you are installing is not compatible with your operating system or your computers hardware Hope it helps
Im very sorry to hear that, I believe the problem is not with the AC adapter nor the battery. I believe the problem is with the DC port on the computer itself,it maybe loose or totally broken, that's the reason why when you wiggle it,its intermittent. If its the DC port itself, you will need to replaced the Motherboard or lets just hope that its just the Base Cover.
Hope this will help...Your response is very much appreciated...
vga is the video driver or picture driver if you will go uninstall the driver and reinstall from acer recovery cd or go on line to www.acer.com select make, model, and country then download driver its free uninstall old driver then reboot then reinstall new driver then reboot again. hope this helps
If it was just the hard drive, I would expect the video to come on and say something like "no boot device." However, since you went through the steps here and see absolutely no video (even none on an external monitor), I would suspect a motherboard failure. Be sure that when you hooked up an external monitor that you pushed the Fn key and the appropriate special function key (maybe F7) that switches between the laptop and external monitor. If you have done that (pushed the combination several times to switch displays), then you can be pretty certain your video card (if a separate card) may be bad. I'm not really sure if this machine has a separate video card. The specs say it's a ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. This leads me to believe it may be a separate card. If it's just the card that went bad, you can replace it. Otherwise, the motherboard will have to be replaced. Good luck. You can do that, but if you're not confident, you best take the machine to a repair shop.
Hi, if it works with an external monitor it's more likely an LCD problem. When you push the power button, noting comes up on the main LCD screen? not even the Acer logo etc.?
Did you set your video card to use an external monitor and disabled the primary LCD? If so, you need to go to display settings, advanced and go to ATI Display and make sure that the notebook monitor is on.