Having problems with your Acer Aspire 1800 Notebook ?

ACER 1800 Laptop

\015 Once I can figure out why screen or backlight not working, i have original boot up disks to go to Bios setup and reformat. However my CD/DVD player scrolls for about 5 seconds then light goes off. Is this just something that might need cleaning? or I'm not gonna be able to use this to repair. I'm really thinking at this point its a software or maybe video card situation? Other then that works fine, I'm no expert but I'm more savvy with software repair versus hardware repair.\015\012Help :D\015\012Thankee\015\012Vicki\015

Answers :

You could have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp.
To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions.

Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom:

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  • Screen flashs on red/pink and off. \015\012
  • Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. \015\012
  • Picture flickering with dim display. \015\012
  • Picture flickering on and off.
All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp

Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight.

Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case.
The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills.
Check out www.lcdparts.net for parts, repair service and DIY info.
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