Solved How do I fix my Acer display

October 18, 2016 at 01:14:22
Specs: Windows 7
My display on Acer laptop goes funny, i thought it was overheating but have found that i can replicate the problem by pressing down on the screen. I've just had the the a.c. port replaced.

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October 19, 2016 at 20:49:43
" I think I'll need to go back to a PC as this is my third laptop within four years."
That is a pretty bad ratio, most get about 4 years on a decent laptop.
That said, unless you need it to be portable or are very cramped for space, a desktop is generally better, cheaper, more easily repaired, and often upgradable. If your needs are modest and you get or build a machine with decent quality components, you can get 5-10 years out of a desktop machine.

As mentioned, if you are comfortable with doing the work or are able to take it in for service, the ribbon cable from the motherboard to the monitor can be reset or replaced for a low to moderate cost and if it fixes the issues you may be set for a couple of years still. Even the monitor can be replaced and if the unit is fairly new, might be worth it. If you shop for replacements other than factory, make sure that the quality ratings is acceptable to you. There are those that are perfect and those that have small pixel areas that are 'dead'. These rejected monitors are sold off cheap and vary by the nature, location, and number of bad spots.

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



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October 18, 2016 at 01:31:06

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October 18, 2016 at 07:26:50
"goes funny"
Strange description!

Whenever there is some affect when you move or press something this indicates a hardware fault somewhere near where you are doing so. Press very gently to determine the most sensitive place and assist location of the fault.

Most likely the screen itself is faulty but it also can be down to connectors at either end (as already given). Sometimes cables give trouble where they hinge. See if slowly moving the lid down towards closed makes any difference.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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October 18, 2016 at 20:57:54
There should be a zero force connector on the back of the monitor, if it is not fully inserted then is might be effected by heat and pressure near the middle of the screen.

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October 19, 2016 at 02:41:29
Thanks Phil22, Derek & Fingers,

Yes the 'goes funny' description wasn't very technical, the screen colours go greeny/yellow and the top half of the screen tends to go far right also blurred making it extremely difficult to see. When it starts, which can be within a few minutes or an hour or so moving the screen further open or closed sometimes sorts it briefly but the only way I can replicate it, even from cold, is when the screen is open at approx ninety degrees and I push down towards the hinges. So from everyones suggestions it sounds like the ribbon/connector rather than screen. I think I'll need to go back to a PC as this is my third laptop within four years.

Thanks eveyone for the help/advice
maremote


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October 19, 2016 at 08:22:42
This search might help if you want to try and fix it:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=r...

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October 19, 2016 at 20:49:43
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" I think I'll need to go back to a PC as this is my third laptop within four years."
That is a pretty bad ratio, most get about 4 years on a decent laptop.
That said, unless you need it to be portable or are very cramped for space, a desktop is generally better, cheaper, more easily repaired, and often upgradable. If your needs are modest and you get or build a machine with decent quality components, you can get 5-10 years out of a desktop machine.

As mentioned, if you are comfortable with doing the work or are able to take it in for service, the ribbon cable from the motherboard to the monitor can be reset or replaced for a low to moderate cost and if it fixes the issues you may be set for a couple of years still. Even the monitor can be replaced and if the unit is fairly new, might be worth it. If you shop for replacements other than factory, make sure that the quality ratings is acceptable to you. There are those that are perfect and those that have small pixel areas that are 'dead'. These rejected monitors are sold off cheap and vary by the nature, location, and number of bad spots.

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


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