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mmzz

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Hi all
I have an acer 8920 laptop (the one with the 18 inch screen) - just out of warranty - using vista
the problem is the screen has gone blank - or almost blank as the image on it can just be discerned
i can use the computer with a remote monitor, but thats not ideal for portable use!

on the Acer commputers pressing ctrl with f6 turns off the laptop screen display, any key pressed should then bring back the image.
and that works on my machine, but unfortunatly the picture only remains for a few seconds. I can do this any number of times and the picture always returns for the short period. I have tried all combinations of screen resolution and safe mode.

so i think the actual screen is ok
i suspect the inverter or backlight.
but if it is a hardware fault why does the picture always return for the few seconds?

and if anyone knows how to remove the bottom retaining screws?? on the screen retaining cover of the big acer i sure would like to know

well thanks for reading. eternal gratitude if you have a solution
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i suspect the inverter or backlight.
but if it is a hardware fault why does the picture always return for the few seconds?

i would suspect the same....the intermittent nature of your symptoms could be because the equipment isn't completely failed, but very close to failing completely, so it's got just enough left to come on for a second or two
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