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external screen causes problems...

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Paul H, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    My Acer 5810 has just developed a strange symptom. I normally use an
    external monitor as additional screen geography. Now if I have the external
    monitor plugged in, both screens flash off and on, not fast, but rendering
    the laptop unusable. I have run both Ad Aware full scan, Malwarebytes full
    scan, and Avast full scan. No problems found to fix. Does that mean I have
    to send the computer to Acer for repair? TIA, Paul
     
  2. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:4c5d796d$0$11813$bbae4d71@news.suddenlink.net,
    Paul H typed on Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:18:48 -0500:
    > My Acer 5810 has just developed a strange symptom. I normally use an
    > external monitor as additional screen geography. Now if I have the
    > external monitor plugged in, both screens flash off and on, not fast,
    > but rendering the laptop unusable. I have run both Ad Aware full
    > scan, Malwarebytes full scan, and Avast full scan. No problems found
    > to fix. Does that mean I have to send the computer to Acer for
    > repair? TIA, Paul


    It could be Paul! Although it could be the external monitor cable or the
    external monitor itself. So I would try a completely different cable and
    monitor first before I would blame the laptop.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  3. Paul H

    Paul H Flightless Bird

    "BillW50" <BillW50@aol.kom> wrote in message
    news:i3kcvd$5ta$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > In news:4c5d796d$0$11813$bbae4d71@news.suddenlink.net,
    > Paul H typed on Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:18:48 -0500:
    >> My Acer 5810 has just developed a strange symptom. I normally use an
    >> external monitor as additional screen geography. Now if I have the
    >> external monitor plugged in, both screens flash off and on, not fast,
    >> but rendering the laptop unusable. I have run both Ad Aware full
    >> scan, Malwarebytes full scan, and Avast full scan. No problems found
    >> to fix. Does that mean I have to send the computer to Acer for
    >> repair? TIA, Paul

    >
    > It could be Paul! Although it could be the external monitor cable or the
    > external monitor itself. So I would try a completely different cable and
    > monitor first before I would blame the laptop.
    >
    > --
    > Bill
    > Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2


    Thank you Bill. Changing the cable took care of the problem.
     
  4. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:4c5dc713$0$11843$bbae4d71@news.suddenlink.net,
    Paul H typed on Sat, 7 Aug 2010 15:50:05 -0500:
    > Thank you Bill. Changing the cable took care of the problem.


    Good deal Paul! Glad to help.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     

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