Solved Acer Aspire M1610 graphics card blackout

December 9, 2013 at 06:31:20
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 Duo E4600
I have a similar issue. no avail from Acer tech support.

Aspire M1610, with an uprated power supply, and an ASUS Geforce 210 card. after installing the driver (safe mode, administrator, even slipstreamed in) the video card will output a signal up to the windows loading logo, but then cut out and go black.

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December 9, 2013 at 11:22:03
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make sure the on-board integrated graphics chip is disabled in BIOS Setup to prevent it being detected by Windows. It should get disabled automatically when a PCI graphics card is detected, but I have known cases where it had to be disabled manually.

If not disabled, a resource conflict will occur just at the point where Windows loads device drivers for the hardware it detects.

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December 9, 2013 at 11:38:11
You might also have to uninstall the original graphics driver either before installing the card or in safe mode (if you can get that far) for it to fully recognize the video card and to work properly.

For a GT210 card it is hard to imagine a power supply that could not handle it, but just for form and to be sure, please post the power supply make and model number you upgraded to.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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