Having problems with your Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook ?

Acer Aspire 5515, 8 months old. Broke LCD screen, before replacement cuold clearly see desktop, but screen too distorted to use. Replaced LCD screen. Turned on first time, screen went all-white, then black. Still black. Have discharged static, tried some function combos upon starting, reassembled, etc. Can hear fans, and lights indicate laptop is working- just dead black screen (no image whatsoever). What is the most likely solution? Inverter? Video cable not good? Bad new LCD screen?


Answers :

Hook the VGA output to an external screen to allow us to confirm what is the issue,
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\015\012I'd say cable or damaged connector if the screen is known new and in working order. But if cable/connector was damaged in the first place you just zapped 2nd screen.
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\015\012You will need to enable the external sceen via alt function ?... pic should be on top of key.... mines alt F8
If screen is completely black, with no light, then it can be bad inverter, bad motherboard.

If screen has back light but no picture, then it can be bad LCD/LCD ribbon cable, or bad motherboard.

A great test to find out if the display adapter on motherboard is fried is connecting the computer to an external display.
If you get picture on external monitor, then the motherboard is fine.

In that case go for one of the two parts above, depending on the case.

Regards.
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