ACER laptop e1-522 black screen

  marcusneville 10:42 19 Jan 2017

Laptop was working fine, no problems then when I tried to turn it on the blue power on light comes on but witihin a few seconds the black screen blinks to a slightly lighter black screen and back to black again intermittnetly. Also quiet whirring sound then stops then tries again. Anything I can do to fix, I have removed battery, held power off for 30 secs and tried power cable only. Any combo of function keys to try? or is it a possible connection issue. Cheers

  chub_tor 13:04 19 Jan 2017

First thing I would do to check would be to see if it is a screen fault. According to the instruction manual you can turn the display on and off to save power with Fn + F6, although toucking any key should restore things back to normal.

Can you connect an external monitor to either the HDMI or VGA port on the side? If so use Fn =F5 to toggle the external display on and off.

You can access the handbook here

  chub_tor 13:05 19 Jan 2017

To get the external monitor it should be Fn + F5, sorry.

  Belatucadrus 16:21 19 Jan 2017

Sounds to me like a failed back-light tube, agree with chub_tor, try an external monitor will reveal if it's only a screen issue.

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