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My Predator Helios 500 (PH517-51) screen goes black or shuts down

sebthmoas15sebthmoas15 Posts: 2Member New User
My Predator Helios 500 (PH517-51) screen sometimes goes black when i am playing a game. this usually happens on the games start up. i can still hear sounds but the screen is off OR it can also just totally shut down, this happens at random points, when im gaming, browsing the web or even if it is just sat doing nothing. Its only 2 weeks old, i have updated all the drivers and cant seem to find a solution

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  • xapimxapim Posts: 4,353ACE Pathfinder
    Maybe try and older driver version to see if it fixes it im sure there are already threads in here about that just do a search you will find something :)


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  • ATR42ATR42 Posts: 54Member Devotee
    Turn off g-sync and see if it still does it. Report back. 

    Helios 500 . PH517-51-72NU . i7 8750H . GTX1070 . Evo 970 nvme

  • sebthmoas15sebthmoas15 Posts: 2Member New User
    Thanks for the advise but neither of these solutions worked. I have checked the forums and I am unable to find a solution. tried resetting the battery, running a memory diagnostic, updating the bios.
    I am in Asia and bought the laptop here. I contacted acer to have the laptop fixed but they said it would take 1-2 months for them to do so. 
    On a different note I will be back in the UK soon, will the laptop (that was purchased in Asia) be under warranty in the UK so I could take it to a service center there?
  • xapimxapim Posts: 4,353ACE Pathfinder
    edited October 2018
    Thanks for the advise but neither of these solutions worked. I have checked the forums and I am unable to find a solution. tried resetting the battery, running a memory diagnostic, updating the bios.
    I am in Asia and bought the laptop here. I contacted acer to have the laptop fixed but they said it would take 1-2 months for them to do so. 
    On a different note I will be back in the UK soon, will the laptop (that was purchased in Asia) be under warranty in the UK so I could take it to a service center there?

    U should be able to go to the acer uk support (it's a worldwide warranty as far as i know) to fix it but they might send it to acer asia anyway there's only one option to try and see what they sort out for you :)


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,824ACE Pathfinder
    Have you updated your BIOs?
    - Hotel Hero
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