Acer aspire one ZG5

  ashleycardwell94 22:06 03 Dec 2010

I recently bought one on ebay. The screen has broken and i am thinking of replacing it.


i tried to connect an external monitor to the netbook earlier today and tried activating the monitor by using FN + F5. Nothing happened. My monitor didnt turn on. ALso, the screen of the netbook doesnt light up like other experiences i have had with broken screens.


I have searched on ebay for a new Motherboard and it seems that there is a verson of motherboard that only supports SSD's. I Put in a hard drive of mine earlier. 2.5" 120gb HD. When i power on the netbook it does spin as it can be heard.

I tried to plug it in to my router because the hard drive had a system installed and i would be able to remote desktop it. When connected to my router, the lights flashed but after a search of the connected devices, there was only the IP address of my laptop in the list.

Any ideas?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:17 03 Dec 2010

FN + F5 will only work when graphics drivers loaded in windows and if Hot keys enabled.

Try booting from an external DVD drive with a live linux CD.

Then you may be able to get external monitor working or network it.

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