can anyone help please ???

  piggo 21:35 23 Jun 09
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Been having problems with my laptop an Acer Aspire 5315 The screen keeps going off, sometimes it happens in blocks but most of the time the screen will all of a sudden go white starting at one corner and spreading to the whole screen ( hope that makes sense ) Sometimes the screen just stays black, and you cant log in or anything.
Its only 18 months old but unfortunatley just out of warrenty! Please can anyone advise????

  OTT_Buzzard 21:41 23 Jun 09

Not sure what the problem is, but there has been a fair amount of discussion on the forum recently about an EU mandated minimum warranty of 2 years for items like laptops.

Someone else may be able to advise further on this.

  richie1913 22:03 23 Jun 09

Does this happen every time you start up and What happens If you start up In safe mode.

  woodchip 22:42 23 Jun 09

I would first contact Acer tell them the problem, If its a No Go take it back to where you bought it from and tell them its not fit for purpose you bought it under "sale of goods act"

  piggo 23:04 23 Jun 09

Doesnt happen everytime about 80%. The screen sometimes goes back to normal if you part close then open a few times, could it be an issue with the connection to the screen???
Many thanks all for the advice so far, the EU warranty / 'sales of goods' issue is very interesting....will be looking into that for sure.

  woodchip 23:09 23 Jun 09

Its hard to define with a Laptop, I would do what I put above

  phono 23:39 23 Jun 09

"The screen sometimes goes back to normal if you part close then open a few times, could it be an issue with the connection to the screen???"

That would indeed tend to suggest a loose connection or dry solder joint, it has also been known for the display connection cable to become frayed or to even fracture due to a design fault in the lid hinge assembly.

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