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#1 cdthomo

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

Hi guys,

Acer Aspire 3410, initial problem with black screen of death (completely blank). Reflashed/updated BIOS to 1.28, which corrected error but revealed non-functional backlight (very dim image).

I dismantled the monitor to check all connections (fine) then connected a voltmeter across the earth and +ve on the inverter board to check if it was delivering power. Computer immediately shutdown () and now won't start.

I've tried resetting the CMOS by removing the battery + ac power, holding the "on" button for 30s then refitting battery + ac power with no success. I've also removed the circular battery located next to the RAM accessible via the RAM access panel on the underside. Still nothing.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

Can you adjust the brightness using the fn + brightness key?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:43 PM

Hi mate, thanks for quick reply.

No the brightness wasn't software adjustable unfortunately. Now I'm confident its the inverter board needs replacing.. but I need to get it to fire up again!

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hook up another monitor to see if you can see any error messages it could be starting up but providing no display.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

there are no lights or sounds emitted after pressing the power button, its definitely a hardware issue preventing any power being distributed to the system.




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