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Acer Aspire 5003WLMi

I have a Acer Aspire 5003WLMi notebook.

Either my backlight is out or the video card, reason I say this is this:

If I hold up a flashlight to the screen I can see it after it boots up, so it is booting up into windows.

It does have a video plug in at the rear for an external monitor and when I hook up another monitor to it, as it is booting up I can see Windows XP very clearly, but once it is in windows, I can't see the picture at all even on the external monitor holding up a flashlight to the screen.

So now I am wondering if it isn't a bad video card, and if it is, where can I buy one? I been sarching the internet for a few hours without any luck.

Thanks For You Help!

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  • NiceSeeingU Aug 10, 2008

    no warranty, I will try what you suggested, be back soon to post the results.



  • NiceSeeingU Aug 10, 2008

    Dear Ekse

    thank you sooo much!!!

    Ok now I can see my desktop using my external monitor, however a new problem has risen, I don't have a tool bar! :-(

    I can see the tool bar using a flashlight on the laptop, it is not hidden, I have rebooted several times, but still no toolbar on the extended monitor, any ideas on this one?

    thanks in advance,


  • NiceSeeingU Aug 10, 2008

    Sorry about the delay Ekse,

    I have downloaded the program teamviewer, saved it to a flash drive and am now headed to my laptop to install it, I will be back soon to let you know it is installed, so you can tell me what to do next.

    I tried what you suggested, quote "(you need to go into the videocard settings and change the setting so you got a clone, so both screens got the same picture. So it needs to be changed from dualview to clone.
    same place, but go into advanced and then nvidia or ati control panel.. its over there..)" unquote

    I tried what you suggested but I do not find any settings in there like you talked about.


  • NiceSeeingU Aug 10, 2008

    user id = 96 314 029

    do you really want me to post the password here?


  • NiceSeeingU Aug 11, 2008

    Ok, after many unsuccessful attemps to fix this problem, I finally was able to fix it (with the help of a friend) and get the toolbar to show up!!!

    I discovered the problem was with the way I told the display settings to display the 2 monitors.

    Under the 1st monitor 2 boxes were checked,

    I unchecked them, under the 2nd monitor both boxes were checked, I left them checked and clicked Apply and presto I have a toolbar on both monitors now!

    Thanks for all your help, it was greatly appreciated.




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The reason for not seeing any picture on the external is becouse it is disabled in windows. I have 3 lcd screens here, only one gives picture untill I go and extend my desktop into the other monitors.
from desktop -> right click anywhere -> properties -> settings ->

Id say the backlight is bad is your acer still covered by warranty?

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  • Ekse Aug 10, 2008

    the videocard seems to be fine.

  • Ekse Aug 10, 2008

    Acer videocards are most of the time build into the mainboard. I did have a acer aspire few years ago and the videocard failed 2 times. I got repairflow replacement from

  • Ekse Aug 10, 2008

    its a extension now, you need to go into the videocard settings and change the setting so you got a clone, so both screens got the same picture. So it needs to be changed from dualview to clone.

    same place, but go into advanced and then nvidia or ati control panel.. its over there..

    is the laptop connected to internet? I could remotely adjust it for you.

    goto on the laptop, on the page click on start customer module. ones the program is started on the laptop you need to send me the user ID and password numbers from the screen so I can connect.

    Its perfectly safe and secure and free.

  • Ekse Aug 11, 2008

    sorry was away when you wrote the replys. good to hear you got it to work. :-)




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