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Member
xvcrimsajadevx
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-28-2013

Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Greetings Acer Community,

 

As per the title, I am currently experiencing the Black Screen/Dead Screen issue withmy laptop. The laptop is still powering on, with everying appears to be running, but I am getting absolutely no display.

 

I have already attempted powering down my laptop and discharging excess energy, as well as tested both sticks of RAM in both RAM slots (I do not have any extra RAM laying around), but to no avail. I also attempted to hook the laptop up to my TV screen via a HDMI cable, but that had no effect either (I have not tested it on my desktop monitor yet). It also doesn't appear to be a problem with the connections, as everything seems to be firmly tucked in place.

 

I came across one video that suggested a BIOS flash boot, but I'm a little hesitant to try because 1) The file types do not match his explaination, and 2) I know messing with the BIOS can be tricky business.

 

Thank you to anyone in advance if you think you can help :smileyhappy:

Crim

Member
xvcrimsajadevx
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-28-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Oh... And my operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, no updates.

Established Member
MetalSaint
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-22-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Hi, this just happened to me as well I discharged the battery and checked my laptop RAM,Hard-disk.

 

after 40 mins now my laptop is on. this happened just after I updated my video driver to: NVIDIA 331.65 WHQL Display Driver

 

My laptop mode: V3-571G

 

Windows 8 Pro

 

Guess this is NVIDIA problem.

 

until they fix it or release a new beta driver

Member
xvcrimsajadevx
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-28-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Than can't be it for mine; my VGA's an AMD, though I would imagine you're on the right track and the issue is with the graphics card somehow. I just attempted to hook my monitor up to it, and got nothing.

Established Member
MetalSaint
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-22-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Even so different graphics cards.

 

okay try this bro.

 

charge the battery as soon you see its full

 

remove the charger fast and the click the power button and then plug in the charger and hope this work if it did uninstall your graphics card driver and roll back to an old version

Established Member
MetalSaint
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-22-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

[ Edited ]

one more thing xD when I first replyed to you I was just recovered from the Black Screen xD and after a lot of testing the last thing I mentioned above worked now do it and hurry just uninstall your graphics card driver and it'll work because I just did and restarted my laptop and I'm back now :smileyhappy: plus when you finish and if its worked for you.

 

go to Device manager you will see Microsoft Basic Display Adpater update it :smileyhappy:

Member
xvcrimsajadevx
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-28-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

[ Edited ]

And how do I do this if all i'm getting is a black screen :smileytongue: I've tried hooking it up to an external monitor as well as my TV. There's no signal at all coming from the thing at all, though both the TV and Monitor seemed to register it's presence.

Established Member
MetalSaint
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-22-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Just do this :smileyvery-happy:

 

1. turn off your laptop by press down the power key for 10 secs.

2. plug in the charger make sure to charge the battery to full (you can see the charging light goes from orange to blue)

3. unplug the charger and then press the power button and in the same time plugin the charger and unplug it after that hope the screen works.

 

because I did this and it worked for me!.

Member
xvcrimsajadevx
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-28-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Lol. still not doing anything. I think it's gone :smileysad:

Leader
Vince53
Posts: 819
Registered: ‎07-15-2013

Re: Acer Aspire 5542G-1757 Black Screen/Dead Screen Issue

Courage Buddy (I'm not going to try to spell your name). It isn't hopeless yet.

 

I think that you´re saying that you don't even get the splash screen with the Acer logo. In that case, you have either a BIOS failure, a monitor cable failure, or a monitor failure. Try shining a flashlight onto your monitor to see if it is showing the display. If it is, you might have a backlight failure.

 

You might have turned off your monitor. Look at the F keys for the one with the picture of a monitor. Press Fn plus that key to turn it back on. You have another F key with a picture that shows a light with an up arrow. Press that key with Fn to raise your brightness.

 

Try to borrow a legal copy of your operating system, insert it into your DVD drive, and reboot. MAYBE you will go to a repair menu.

 

If none of this works, I advise you to take it to a reputable computer shop.

Hope this helps.
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