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Water damaged Acer laptop pop.


Jock1e
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Just a quickie.Son in law got offered a Acer laptop that had water damage.

All I know is that is it only uses half the screen.Whether it is just a small picture in the middle bottom half or top half I don't know

Would that just be the display needing reset or something to forget.

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Jock1e

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Ok it works with monitor.But nothing will open on the monitor just the laptop.

Anyway I can close the laptop screen so that I can use the Monitor only.

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Lazarus The 2nd

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From this Click here

  • Display toggle: Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.

  • Screen blank: Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return.

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Lazarus The 2nd

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Display toggle = Fn + F5

Screen blank = Fn + F6

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Jock1e

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Lazarus The 2nd

Thanks for that but it still will not let me open anything on the external Monitor.If I click on say my computer using the external monitor it still opens on the laptop which I cannot see properly.

Using a USB mouse would I also have to use a USB keyboard.is that what I am doing wrong.

If I go into safe mode I can use the external monitor and connect to any program,It just will not do it in normal. mode.I think it is a VGA connection to the Monitor/Tv.

It still does not work with the screen blacked out.I was hoping to do a back to factory setting but I would not be able to see what is on the screen as only the top 3" is clear.

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Jock1e

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Lazarus The 2nd

Thanks for your help.I managed to get round that problem by switching the display driver off.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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If I go into safe mode I can use the external monitor and connect to any program,It just will not do it in normal.

If both external and laptop screen OK .n save mode then its a driver problem

In safe mode try uninstalling graphics driver - reboot and let windows reinstall it

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woodchip

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On the top half of laptop Screen, right click it then choose Properties/Settings/Advanced You need to get the Adapter showing and change screen it is using

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Jock1e

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Sorry Fruit Bat /\0/\ I never explained it very well.

The bottom 2/3rds of the screen is still unusable.

I meant to say it worked on the external monitor not the laptop.

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woodchip

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PS you could Disconnect the screen and it would then force it to use the monitor, as a desktop

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Jock1e

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woodchip

Disabling the display driver has done the same thing.Nothing on the laptop screen anymore.

I will try your other remedy if it comes back on at any time.Thanks.

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