Help! I'm scared of the dark!! Dark screen that is.
April 11, 2011 7:39 AM Subscribe
It's all gone dark here....My Acer Aspire One AOD150 is just out of warranty and the screen will not wake up from sleep. I'm out of tricks and wondering if it's just time to buy a new lappy.
posted by teleri025 to computers & internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When my netbook went to sleep about a week ago, it refused to wake up the next morning. The screen flashed like it was going to wake up, but nothing actually happened. I then plugged it into a monitor via the vga cord and Voila!! everything was there. Only no matter what I did I couldn't force the display to go back to the netbook. Everytime I tried it just did the slight flash of the backlight and then nothing.
My little netbook is running Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit. I've installed a new bios, the one ending in 1930, installed new video drivers, and rebooted it a multitude of times in and out of safe mode. I restored Windows back to before the drama, I even tried booting it from a flash drive with Puppy Linux, just to see if anything would work.
The problem is, sometimes it does work. After about a day of fighting with it, the screen magically came back on. That was last Thursday and I haven't turned it off since. Or at least I hadn't until last night. I unthinkingly turned it off and now my screen is gone again.
So is there anything I'm missing? Is this something that means the laptop is really only good to me if I have a monitor to plug it in to? Should I just give up and go get a new one?
I have a lot of work to get done this week and I really don't want to lose another few days randomly trying crap to get this thing to work, but at the same time I don't want to give up hope if it can be fixed.