Hello, i just reclaimed an Acer 5000 from my son and it is whacked. When you turn it on the screen is just a lot of graphics and when I try reboot in safe mode I can see the text but over it still are the colors all over the screen. I am game to open the ****** up but want to know if it is something I can replace? Thanks, G_Meade firstname.lastname@example.org
The video on the Acer 3000/5000 is a chip, SiS 760GX, soldered directly to the motherboard. (I tried to include the block diagram, but this program wouldn't let me.) Therefore, replacing the video card is not a viable option.
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Well for one it sounds like you may have used a monitor other than the laptops and selected this as the default monitor. When you boot the system go into your monitor settings and select the on-board graphics which came installed with your unit. also it could be that the screen has gone out. But if you have been playing with an external monitor this may be your problem. Open Control panel find your graphics and restore this back to default monitor settings.This can be set in BIOS settings as well back to on board graphics and display. Remember to rate and give testimonial this is how i earn my achievements here of FixYa Thanks in advance
Try connecting the laptop to an external monitor first. If this works, you can eliminate the Graphics chip as a source of your problems. If it fails to work on an external, the graphics chip on the motherboard has possibly gone bad.
If it does work, you have 3 possible problems:
The VGA cable has been damaged (unlikely)
The inverter has gone, you can check this by seeing if you can see a faint image on the screen in a darkened room, if you cannot, probably the inverter is at fault and will need replaced
The backlight has gone on the screen, if you CAN see a faint image, then the screen is getting power but the lamps are not lighting, you will need to replace the screen of the laptop.
Hello, in www.hp.com you go into support and drivers and write in search yours computer name and model and you will see a long list of fail codes, many of those codes are in a range of CPU- , Graphics- , memory- and BIOS-failures.
Go to the computer store there you bought your computer and reclaim repairs or replacement, IF you not have open(repairing) or misconfigured(wrong BIOS-file) your computer.
Lots of people are doing this and part depends on what your home theatre has to offer in the way of connections.
With laptops you haver to tell the laptop to use other displays This is usually FN + F5 or FN + F6
For sound most use the LINE OUT on a computer or laptop and connect that to a suitable input on the receiver using a 3.5mm to stereo phono lead.
If you are lucky enough to have an OPTICAL sound out on your computer and one on the home system that would be a better option.
For the video side again it depends on what your computer has to offer
If it has DVI and your TV or home system has DMI then that is the very best option. Remember to lower the resolution on the computer first and to check and of your graphics card options for dual display. A DVI to HDMI lead is needed for that
NVIDIA graphics cards seem to work best in this area.
If you have a VGA connector on your TV that is another great option and you would only need a VGA lead.
Some cards and laptops have S-VIDEO out. Lots of TV's and home systems have these and the display is quite reasonable. If using S-video connections use a GOOD quality cable.
Some people can only obtain a black and white picture so check your graphics card did not come with any special adaptor.
Another method is composite video Even that is not always 100%
Some laptops need a special S-video adaptor which is just a short little cable to properly enable the S-video and convert S-video to composite. That is probably the worst way to do it.
Using a VGA to component lead is also an option but results vary wildly from no picture to quite good. A lot depends on the quality of the lead once again.
I use the optical sound and DMI lead to power a 50" Sony with great sound and picture.
The backlight has gone (Find a dark place and shine a torch into the screen and see if you can see an image in the background, if you see an image then the backlight has gone) - Needs a new backlight (Engineer to remove and fit) or have a new panel fitted.
The panel has died - Need a new panel
A cable has worked itself loose or is broken
The inverter has gone - Need new inverter
Long shot, the bios has got corrupted - Engineer could re-flash the bios
Long shot, Mainboard onboard graphics has gone - Need new mainboard
My personal opinion is that the backlight or inverter has gone - Either way it needs to be opened up to repair it, consult a service centre and get a quote or repair it yourself if your up for it.
It seems to your notebook screen or plasma broken and very chance of graphic card problem.So definitely it is screen(LCD) broken.If it covers warranty visit nearer Acer service centre.they may replace your laptop screen.If it is not covers warranty screen is too much expensive.So you have to invest dollars.
The Aspire 5000 actually has a 128mb video card. i am using one right now as a matter of fact. Reboot your acer. when you see the acer logo. press F2 once into the bios screen move to the next tab. High light the 64mb next to the video adaptor and high light 128mb.