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Old May 24th, 2023, 06:17 PM
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Screen problems

I have an old, old Acer laptop running with a Celeron chip. At the moment, I have Linux Mint installed, but that is not the issue.

The difficulty is that about 20% of the screen -- the whole right side -- stays black. The OS adjusted the graphics to the reduced size, so I'm not losing anything that I should be seeing, but it is still an annoyance as it kind of limits the usefulness to a single app, Pythios (which is terrific as it allows me to use ******* with no commercials).

I recall attaching a second monitor, which worked fine, but obviously limits its ability to travel. I didn't notice anything obvious in the Bios that would be responsible. The display settings did not seem to address this.

Is it age? Did I miss something in the Bios or in the settings? Thanks.
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Old May 26th, 2023, 01:53 AM
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Total Noob,

Unless you have some old software that will only run on this old Laptop.
Backup everything off the HDD to another external HDD.
Then get a new Laptop to install your programs from the backup on to it.

But since your asking.......
First: Do the backup first on the HDD.

Next: Look for a U-Tube video on disassembly of your model Laptop.
If your lucky, it will be a loose cable, or damaged cable for the Display.
{You can probably find a replacement cable off of E-bay}

If not that, then it will be the display itself is damaged.
Replacement Displays for most Laptops are not cheap.
Check E-bay, some parts can be found there.
Just be careful with the dealers.
At least try for one that is reputable, and has a return policy if the part is defective, or they shipped you the wrong part.

Hey, you may luck out, and it is just the display cable that came loose.


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Old May 27th, 2023, 06:54 PM
Ensign Tzap Ensign Tzap is offline
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Additional:

Here is the Ifixit page on Laptop repairs.
https://www.ifixit.com/Device/PC_Laptop
Choose the Make and then the Model to find the Disassembly and Repair for your Laptop.




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Old May 31st, 2023, 08:37 AM
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Here is the Ifixit page on Laptop repairs.
https://www.ifixit.com/Device/PC_Laptop 1v1 lol
Choose the Make and then the Model to find the Disassembly and Repair for your Laptop.




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ok i am also looking for a laptop repair place.
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Old June 9th, 2023, 01:21 PM
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Thanks.
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Old June 26th, 2023, 11:10 PM
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M2 ssd

wrong forum

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