Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5040 Notebook ?

Dark monitor screen with hidden display in the dark.

\015 My Acer Aspire laptop screen has the display hidden in the dark screen. What does this mean? and How do I fix the problem myself?\015\012\015\012Thank you,\015\012Lisa\015

Answers :

You most likely have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom:
\015\012
    \015\012
  • 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.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Acer Aspire 5040 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Dark monitor screen with hidden display in the dark.


You most likely have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: \015\012\015\012Screen flashs on red/pink and off. \015\012Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. ... Acer Aspire 5040 Notebook

Heat from monitor - Computer Monitors


The monitor,screen,adapter or display of a\015\012computer is the primary user interface. Monitor problems are some of the\015\012most common computer problems since the voltages inside a monitor can be as\015\012high as 10 KV. Many of the problems ... Computer Monitors

I HAV A TOSHIBA A-135 LAPTOP, THE SCREEN WENT DARK, AND WOULD ONLY LIGHT UP ON BOOT UP ( FOR 2 MINUTES) AND THEN GO DARK. IT WOULD LIGHT UP OUT OF SLEEP MODE FOR THE SAME (2 MINUTES). I HAVE REPLACED THE INVERTER, AND THE BACKLIGHT. STILL DARK, I HAVE CONNECTED THE EXTERNAL VIDEO CABLE TO ANOTHER SCREEN, WORKS FINE, THERE IS NO SWITCH, ONLY A MAGNET AT THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER, NOW WHAT ?


There are steps to 'change' the visual effects of the "Display." 1. Right click on "Desktop", click Personalize, click, Display Settings. ... Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook

How do I rotate the screen when I rotate the Acer B203w


For Windows XP -- within the control panel, click on Display Icon and the following screen will appear. I have 2 monitors (Laptop and HP L1925 monitor). On the display properties screen, near the top of the screen, click on the “S ... Computer Monitors

NO DISPLAY ON TOSHIBA M35X-S149 LAPTOP


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: ... Toshiba Satellite M35X-S149 Notebook

The screen goes very dark within a minute after booting up = I can just barely see the menu page


When you say screen goes very dark when it booted to windows so it means that when you turned on the laptop when the dell logo flashes the screen was fine? if thats the case could you please try this. after turning on the laptop you will see the dell ... Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

Computer turns on and boots up , however, the screen is dark


Hi, hope this will help you with your problem.There are steps to 'change' the visual effects of the "Display." 1. Right click on "Desktop ... Toshiba Satellite A75-S229 Notebook

Loss of light on screen Dell Inspiron E1705


There is a power inverter controlling power to the display, in the monitor of unit, it could be this part needs to be replaced typical repair us$15 part us$45 labor if it changes by moving the monitor it could be the cable that passes through at the ... Dell Inspiron E1705, Intel Core 2 Duo T5300 , 17" WSXGA+ LCD, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 256MB ATI V... PC Notebook

My laptop screen goes blank everytime i turn it on


Take a very close look at the screen after it goes dark, use a flashlight and try to light the screen up from the bottom. Can you see any indication of anything on the screen? It may only appear as a slight shadow or line, but you have to look close ... Acer Aspire 6920 Notebook PC

LCD monitor problem


I have a LCD flat monitor and it has a black vertical band on the right side of the screen about 2 inches wide, which hides some of the texts of the web sites. Unable to fix it with the monitor screen control, the problem is obviously nmore complex. ... Computer Monitors

Sometimes no display on screen of acer 3680 when starts


If you hear the hard drive spinning and you think Windows is working but you can't see an image then :-You could have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp or simply the video cable needs reseating. After reseating the video ... Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

Data Shows up only on External Monitor, not on Laptop Screen


Hi,Since the laptop works on the external monitor, then it would be safe to assume that it is only the L:CD display part that is the issue. Often LCD display (of laptops) are working but only that you can see the actual display. One way ... HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

Monitor too dark....


Brightness control is through the shortcut keys. You have to make sure\015\012the Gateway multifunction keyboard utility is installed for the keys to\015\012work.\015\012http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=3501 ... ViewSonic VA702b 17" LCD Monitor

Monitor going black


My HP f1703 is almost 3 years old and started having this same problem. My fix got the display to stay on. Don't know how long this fix will work. I set the monitor brightness to 51 and contrast to 41. You may have to adjust to your levels to your ap ... HP Pavilion F1703 17" LCD Monitor

Dell E228WFP Monitor failure


To me, that's an XP driver issue. If the screen turns on at all, then goes dark during XP boot, that's nearly a ringer for drivers. Out of range on the Hz? Tried booting in safe mode to see if it loads with standard win drivers? That migh ... Dell E228WFP LCD Monitor

Erratic display My display was dark when I returned home. After turning it on and off a brief flickering image appeared then the display turned dark. The computer works fine with another monitor. Turning it on and off brings up a brief flickering image, but it only lasts a second or so before going dark. I just recieved a Gateway FPD 1830,it powers up,but the screen is blank,and when I push the source or on/off button I see the screen display but only for a second or two then it goes blank a


Since the computer works fine with another monitor, now try the defective monitor on another computer.Problem persists, you got a failing electronic part inside or the monitor cable. ... Computer Monitors

Same problem screen goes dark.


Hi\015\012\015\012Well I would have thought this to be a classic failing monitor until you said even a new monitor does the same thing. This being the case it can only be the video card or drivers for the card. Resolution is easy to cha ... HP Vs17 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

Very, very dark display screen (almost completely black)


I had this problem as well. the screen was almost completely dark yet I could almost see silhouettes of desktop items. I thought it was my screen but upon further examination I found that it was more likely a short circuit leading from the scre ... Dell Latitude C610 Notebook

Very, very dark display screen (almost completely black)


Replacement laptop inverters are on ebay from $10-15 post paid.A British mob claims inverter transformers are the root cause, and sells replacements. In Vietnam, they rewind them (they also remake speaker coils. Ive seem jobs where any transfor ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Monitor went dark


You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture ... Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook

Dell FP1504 Displaying very dark " Ithink this is backlight issue


Hi,\015\012\015\012I have the same problem. I power on the monitor and led-power light turns yellow then finally green but monitor screen is blank. I shine a flashlight on the screen and i can see a faint image. Where is Q7 and Q8 and ... Dell UltraSharp 1504FP Monitor

My notebook screen 3000 n100 goes dark after few second


This could be a faulty CCFL lamp.To determine if you have a LCD screen, inverter or video card problem, read this and follow these instructions. Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and of ... Lenovo 3000 N100 0689 Notebook

Elongated desktop and software screen images


Many graphic cards enable you to rotate the screen up to 360 degrees. You could try to post this question again under you graphic card model instead of computer screen model as it is your graphic card that is certainly the problem. ... Microsoft ChiMei CMV938D 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Monitor flickring Hi All, i am using the mercury (intel 845 gl chipset) mother board and i installed latest graphic drivers from intel site and i changed my monitor refresh rates also but my monitor gives flickering i tested My cpu with my another freind's monitor but there also gives flickering and i am sure that no magnetic devices are near to my computer and i checked the all power cables and i replaced the all power cables also but it is giving flickering, my monitor is flickering while in t


\015\012Flickering screen display Flickering on the screen can be caused by defective hardware in the computer or by improperly installed software, but it can also be caused by interference from external device ... E-Machines E17T 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

I have a HP Pavilion laptop ze4900. Every time I move th screen, the display either goes off completely, or it goes vey dim and I cannot read anything from it. The only thing I can do to get a display


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: ... PC Desktops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.7268 seconds