I have an Acer aspire 3000 laptop. It boots fine, runs XP. It plays music seems to operate fine, however the screen does display but with no light coming from the screen. So I can see my desktop, but only if I look really hard. I can play music open files etc, but with no light coming from behind to really enable me to see it properly. Turn the lights off at night and it is pitch black. I plugged in another monitor and booted up. I saw the windows start up on this new screen, I could see the blue background (dos type windows Fat 32 ran cos I did not shut it down properly due to not being able to see the screen) but then the monitor said it was going to sleep and showed nothing more. I could not wake the monitor by moving mouse or keypad. I could still see the back ground on the laptop, but just as normal - peering really hard with light from the room illuminating the screen. Theres my problem. Any solutions would be great. The only thing I did different was bought a new memory stick and loaded the software on that to the comp. That same day the screen stopped working. ??? Odd. Any help - thanks
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Re: Comp boots, no screen lighting
This sounds like the backlighting has faulted, as around the screen there are tubes lighting the screen up, if these are gone they are replaceble but i would suggest taking to a qualified repairer as it is quite a complicated proceedure and get a price first as it may be cheaper replacing the notebook.
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ok after you start it up hold F8 and the boot menu should come up if you pick the dvd drive and it still goes to the acer screen you dont have a bootable copy of XP try making a bootable pen drive (google it it is pretty easy) and after you boot to the pen drive just switch to the dvd drive and install win xp
I think due to Battery your laptop should not be slow . But as per the RAM in your laptop you need to add some more RAM with WinXP and SP3 with the type of Configuration it will be slow with or without power.
firts put the original harddrives back in place :) then you need to enter the 3000's bios If I remember right thats done by pressing f2 or del in a acer. it should tell you what button is correct on the bootup screen.
Then you need to change the boot order to haveing the dvd/cd drive before the harddrive, since right now its booting strate from the harddrive.
Then you should be able to restore the operateing system with the disks that came with the laptop and or from a normal xp or vista cd/dvd.