Question about Computers & Internet

3 Answers

Screen seems dead, but comes alive once in a while

The laptop screen seems dead. It comes alive for a few seconds (maybe 2), when you first power it up, or when you play with the lid button, but immediately goes to being too dark. You can get a flashlight near it, and sort of read whats on the screen, login, navigate with mouse, and work, but its just way to dark.

Is the screen really dead ? What can i do to fix this ?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • aa505 Oct 14, 2007

    I have an HP Pavillion dv1000t

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    Brand new ACER laptop, Aspire 5315- 2153, and the screen went dark within 25 minutes of starting it up for the first time. Re-boot, etc., did not help. What's the deal with these crappy units? I have a 2 yr old ACER Aspire 3613ci that has no problems at all, especially with the display. These new ones suck tho!

  • aa505 Dec 26, 2007

    it seems like for me, the problem is the bulb, not the inverter. I already replaced the inverter. BTW, inverters are decently cheap and available on ebay.



3 Answers

Yep its either a dead inverter or you need a new ccfl(the bulb)the bulbs are cheap but installing them is tricky-and new inverters are expensive and usually not common(best to get then by dead mans shoes)

Posted on Dec 21, 2007


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If the screen comes back on momentarly after pressing the lid switch, usually indicates a problem with the lcd inverter. Not knowing the Acer models at all, the inverter could be located under the removable LCD mask on cover or in front of the keybd. Quite often by reseating the inverter plug in connections several times, it will clean off a film that might be causing a poor connection. If this is a temporary fix you may need to have the lcd inverter replaced.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

 Sounds like it is a problem with the backlight. Or the switch controlling the backlight.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Alba tablet black screen reset don't work and pressed the on and volume button

ALBa something, it has model number or sub name.'
googling that name,gets me nothing
what you said makes zero sense
try the full story
what does not work,computers have 1000s of ways to fail.
the screen is black. is our only clue.

this i can not understand
i can connect to my laptop and says device? works properly?
what laptop what device, connecting how?

if you turn on the ALBA
and it seems its ALIVE
use a flash light, to see if the LCD screen has data
if yes, the back ligting is dead.
but , what is an ALBA.

i can not tell what any person can fix.
in my shop it is taken apart and we check power to the screen first
if it dead,maybe the battery is toasted.

Feb 18, 2017 | The Computers & Internet

1 Answer

HP Pavilion F1503 only displays a split second?

well, its a 2003 LDC 13 years old ,
its bad
the monitor itself of the power pack to it is bad.
you can test it on any PC< or laptop made
if its dead on all , then its dead.
what more needs saying,
older LCD monitors had old CCFL, lamps. that love to fail
newer are LED back lights that last for ever. it seems
so up grade?
seems your back light is dead
ever do the flash light trick
shine it at the dead screen see good data
yes, then the CCFL is DEAD< (or its power supply ,deep inside)
fixed may but would never do a 2003, not now.
lots of used good LED for sale,

Mar 09, 2017 | HP Pavilion F1503 15" LCD Flat Panel...

1 Answer

Lenovo SL500 Thinkpad

1. Take off the the power plug
2. take off the battery
3. press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds

Now try turning it on, if it still doesn't work, check in your manual how to RAM cover, and take the RAMs out (before you do this repeat stpes 1-3). After the ram is out, try turning it on if you hear sirens , that could be at least some indication that your motherboard is alive. if no sirens --- than you got bad news.

So at least you will now if there is a chance if the motherboard is not dead.

Jul 28, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 - Intel Core 2 Duo...

1 Answer

Hi, I have recieved a used laptop from a friend.It is an Acer Aspire 1690LCi ZL3. The unit powers on,battery is good,DVD drive opens but the screen is dead.Please help. Sam

A few things to try. First turn on the unit, and after it seems to have booted up (like at a windows login or something), take a flashlight and in a darkened room shine it on the screen. If you can see a picture, it means your backlight is out. Go on ebay or elsewhere online and look for an acer aspire 1690LCi backlight. Then open up your screen and replace it (there should be tutorials online for this). If you don't see an image, your screen maybe be out or have more serious problems (video card, LCD dead, etc.).

May 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1690 Notebook

1 Answer

My Dell Inspiron 1000 Laptop would not power up.

possible power supply are motherboard possible bad pin on board

Mar 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

2 Answers

The unit does not turn on.

Hello vfedele5, The plug on the unit itself maybe the culprit. Check the voltage during power up, a resistance in the power line may be present. If the unit passes these test you have an internal connection error, bad internal connection, solder connection, ect. Merry Christmas.

Dec 07, 2008 | Raymarine Ds500x Color Fishfinder: Ds500x...

1 Answer

Screen went black

When you close the lid, there is a small pin that engages the case and flips a switch to tell the laptop the case has been closed. The monitor will ALWAYS turn off then, because otherwise, the heat build up would burn the screen! Do not try to defeat this, replacing an LCD screen is usually more expensive than the value of the laptop!

Now, that all being said (and please remember), the situation you have now is (hopefully) just that the laptop tried/succeeded in going into ACPI "suspend" or "hibernate" mode.

1. Remove all cables and 10/100. Remove all USB devices. Just leave the PSU (AC power supply) connected.

2. Press the power button firmly, JUST once. Wait. And I mean WAIT, because some laptops can take 2 minutes or more to come out of suspend/hibernate, if they were very busy at the time it was shut down.

3. If the LCD screen lights up. you are done. But if it does not light up now, then proceed to step 4.

4. Press and HOLD the power button down for 10 seconds. This forces the laptop to shut down completely, even from suspend/hibernation. Some unsaved files may be lost, but tghe laptop goes cold, so you can start ACPI over again.

5. After a few minutes, press the power button again, firmly, just ONCE and for 1 second max. Laptop should start up OK.

6. Once it starts up, go to START MENU/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/POWER SETTINGS and search for the "hibernation" tab. Turn hibernation OFF. your laptop obviously has some problems or lack of responsiveness with hibernation (most do). Use suspend, instead. It is much safer,. faster, and still does a good job of saving HDD and LCD wear. Please let me know how this goes for you, there are other more detailed problems that may be involved here, but I suspect this is most likely.

Feb 11, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 710m Notebook

2 Answers

Notebook not starting and screen remains blank.

this will be easer than you think.
first unplug power cord,pull out your battery and test it by pushing the button on the battery. It will be dead. leave it out. plug in power cord, nothing should work. test your power cord. if nothing than test lower on the cord it might be the plug in that plugs into the laptop. what happens is the battery get to low and the lappy goes into a safe mode . you will need a charged battery to get it to boot.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at

Dec 30, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

516 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85216 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18121 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides