I used an Aspire 93500 laptop with Windows XP.
When XP retired, also the screen started deterioratingand I gave it retirement using Xubuntu Linux.
The screen slowly gave up, and I connected a spare monitor. Enough to play with, but not mobile...
Now I was given an almost identical Aspire 9500, that was equipped with Windows 7. Slow as hell, of course.
Now I want to give it Xubuntu as well, but I cannot get the machine to boot from the DVD. It also does not show the Acer logo and the Start-up options (F2 or F12 while booting) like my first one does.
Just trying F2 or F12 stops the booting with a beep of about 5 seconds
What can be done?