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my screen is not showing but the laptop is turning on

rachit_97rachit_97 Posts: 3Member New User
edited December 2018 in Predator Laptops
my screen is not showing but laptop is turning on

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  • sri369sri369 Posts: 1,171Member High-End Contributor
    Long press power to force shut down. And then try powering up. If this doesn't help, try a battery reset (there are posts on here on how to do this). And once it is up, disable 'fast startup' option under power plan.
  • fejermfejerm Posts: 81Member Fixer
    What kind a laptop?
    Are the fans spinning?
    Is the keyboard lighting?
    What did you do before this happened? Did you do a BIOS update ? 
  • Rudy21Rudy21 Posts: 939Ally
    rachit_97 said:
    my screen is not showing but laptop is turning on
    After you try the first 2 suggestions given by @sri369 then try this

    While powering on the device keep pressing F2 to access BIOS. Check if you are able to get the display in BIOS screen. If it does show the display then issue relates to operating system.

    but if it does not show in BIOS then its something wrong with the Hardware.
    =) if this answers your question, please hit the Accept Answer =)
    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!  :)  :)
  • rachit_97rachit_97 Posts: 3Member New User
    FULL PROBLEM : Actually the laptop was showing a error code (Predator Helios 300) wherein the keybaord backlight blinked thrice with no display showing and then it would turn off , i unmounted the ram sticks and exchanged them thier position, now the laptop is turning on but screen is not displaying anything
  • fejermfejerm Posts: 81Member Fixer
    edited December 2018
    What did you do before this happened? Did you update the BIOS ?
    Plug in an external display and see if there is anything on that.
    Try out each ram stick individually or if you have an extra stick, try that too. 
    IF nothing above helped, then your problem sounds to be a bios issue. 
    In some cases the BIOS might get damaged even when you do not do anything with it, but this usually happens with older laptops. 

    First try a CMOS reset (disconnect battery+sort 2 pins for 30 sec) to see if clearing the BIOS settings+rewriting the EC can fix the issue. 
    A member with "Ace" rank can check the service manual and tell you which pins need to be sorted, just write down your laptop's exact model (for example "PH317-52-72G1") so they could know which service manual to check (there are some differences on this part between 7th and 8th gen Acer laptops ).

    If that does not work, you need to RMA because the only thing left is to rewrite the BIOS chip with the original .bin file using an SPI programmer.  
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