Having problems with your Acer Aspire 1690 Notebook ?

Hi, I have recieved a used laptop from a friend.It is an Acer Aspire 1690LCi ZL3. The unit powers on,battery is good,DVD drive opens but the screen is dead.Please help. Sam

\015 Hi,\015\012I have recieved a used laptop from a friend.It is an Acer Aspire 1690LCi ZL3.\015\012The unit powers on,battery is good,DVD drive opens but the screen is dead.Please help.\015\012Sam\015

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A few things to try. First turn on the unit, and after it seems to have booted up (like at a windows login or something), take a flashlight and in a darkened room shine it on the screen. If you can see a picture, it means your backlight is out. Go on ebay or elsewhere online and look for an acer aspire 1690LCi backlight. Then open up your screen and replace it (there should be tutorials online for this). If you don't see an image, your screen maybe be out or have more serious problems (video card, LCD dead, etc.).
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