Acer Laptop Screen Flickering

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I have an Acer 3003LCi Laptop. I have a problem with the screen
flickering when it's opened to certain angles. Sometimes even just
putting slight pressure from the back onto the screen will alleviate
the problem.

I'm a computer programmer, not a hardware guy :-) Does this sound like
some sort of loose connection? That's the only thing that came to my
mind. Any other ideas?



Re: Acer Laptop Screen Flickering

On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:17:33 +0000, Lint Radley wrote:

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Yeah, I would think this is a cable/connection issue with the laptop's LCD
screen to the laptop's mobo.  I have see this happen on several
different brand laptops over the years.  In many cases, unless you are
willing to open up your laptop, to ensure the connections on each end are
tight & that the cable is not warn, then I would say there is not much you
can do about it.

If you are not willing to open up your laptop, then the only thing you
can try is to tighten all the accessible screws, but I don't think that
will help much or at all.

I hope this issue is not something inherent
to the Acer Aspire 3000 based models, as I use my Acer Aspire
3002LCi just about daily. However I have not had this problem yet & I
tend to flip the laptop's screen open/closed a few times each day, during
the normal course of the day.

Sorry for the bad news.

Re: Acer Laptop Screen Flickering

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Hi there,

If what you're experiencing is similar to what I had on my TravelMate, I've
bad news for you. As you can see in my signature, I have built a digital
picture frame out of that Acer.

One of the problems it had, was a strange flicker. When I started the
laptop, it would display a white, cloudy image. After "breaking" the screen
(holding the left end back and the right end forward), the screen was ok. I
had to do this each time I booted the machine. You can read more about it
here: .

In the end, there were a lot of other things wrong with it, so it got lost
in the closet :)

Anyway, I'm afraid that you are experiencing the same problem - I have had
a look at the inside of the laptop, but for the life of me, I could not
find a loose contact or any other point of failure.

Best of luck,

-- /
Do-it-yourself digital picture frame...
or how to turn an old laptop into something useful

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