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
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.
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 plus when you finish and if its worked for you.
go to Device manager you will see Microsoft Basic Display Adpater update it
And how do I do this if all i'm getting is a black screen 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.
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.