Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12132 Members
65 Forums
72376 Topics
976003 Posts
33 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
88 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1508 Guests and 208 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@ 1262
anything with castors 808
Pensby Hotel 468
Wirral Globe 458
Sports Personality Of The Year 389
Raspberry Pi in the classroom! 318
Cubitts Holland and Hannen 314
PC Repair needed 274
HMT Lancastria 234
Name help 219
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Name help
by Paternoster21
Yesterday at 08:03 AM
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Name help
by fish5133
Today at 12:45 AM
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by Excoriator
Yesterday at 11:04 PM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
Yesterday at 09:39 PM
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
HMT Lancastria
by granny
Yesterday at 02:06 PM
Stanlow Abbey
by Kylix
Yesterday at 02:05 PM
Sports Personality Of The Year
by fish5133
Yesterday at 01:16 PM
Wirral Globe
by Excoriator
2nd Dec 2016 11:02pm
What are you currently reading?
by RUDEBOX
2nd Dec 2016 10:30pm
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#319440 - 16th May 2009 11:04am Laptop screen problems
DJ_Karl_David Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 4th May 2009
Posts: 1151
Loc: Birkenhead
i bought a new laptop in march and recently the screen started flickering really bad, it only stops if the screen is in a certain posistion. is that a fault or just a loose connection? i do tend to pick it up by the lid while its open alot!

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Dentwiz : Paintless Dent Repair * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#319441 - 16th May 2009 11:08am Re: Laptop screen problems [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
exploding_penguin Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 1943
Loc: sitting at a desk
could be the ribbon for the screen thats loose, are u confident enough to take it appart??
_________________________

Top
#319443 - 16th May 2009 11:26am Re: Laptop screen problems [Re: exploding_penguin]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Is the screen going off, or the backlight (ie. is the screen completely blank when it happens, or is there display information still on the screen, but no light)? Could be the inverter, common problem, but thankfully easily and cheaply fixed. If its the actual screen, could be a number of problems, but most likely to do with a connection from the counds of things.

Either way, given that you purchased it in March, either telephone the manufacturer, or if its a DSGi brand (Advent, Packard Bell, Ei Systems - purchased from PC World, Currys Digital, Currys or Dixons) take it into PC World Techguys desk and see what they say.

The fault will be repaired under warranty, so it's not worth touching it.

Top
#319445 - 16th May 2009 11:31am Re: Laptop screen problems [Re: MattLFC]
DJ_Karl_David Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 4th May 2009
Posts: 1151
Loc: Birkenhead
Nah it dosent go off just flickers and distorts it was an acer i bought it from argos. if its such a small problem id rather not send it back for repair coz i need it for work and cant really afford to be without for a week or however long they take to fix it

Top
#319446 - 16th May 2009 11:39am Re: Laptop screen problems [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Gutted it's Acer, sometimes you will get pretty good service, other times you will get shoddy service (I puchased an Acer Advantage Pro warranty for my old Acer laptop, which included "priority support and repairs" and a 5 day pick-up and return guarantee, and once they decided to replace my DVDR drive when I sent it in for a HDD failiure, and they took 3 months to source the DVDR, well thats what they said - not to mention them using refurbished HDD's for replacement, that kept failing within days of getting it back, in the end I just bought my own!).

Get on the blower to Acer and see what they say; the likelyhood is they will need to repair it, simply because the problem is likely to get worse over time, and it certainly does sound like a hardware fault.

Though unlikely (but hopefully), it could be a BIOS or driver problem that has been resolved in a newer release - have you checked the Acer support site?

Acer UK Support
Acer UK Download Area - check that your BIOS and display drivers in particular, are up to date.
Acer UK Online Repair Booking Service - You will have to wait until Monday most likely for a reply, but it will be cheaper and less time-consuming than phoning them (they tend to have 1 hour queues from the minute their switchboards are turned on, in my experience).

Top
#319486 - 16th May 2009 3:56pm Re: Laptop screen problems [Re: MattLFC]
Snodvan Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Mar 2008
Posts: 1250
Loc: Wallasey Village
If you bought it in Argos then your legal contract is with Argos - NO MATTER what they say. The machine is less than 6 months old any fault is presumed to be inherent therefore you are entitled to a replacement or refund WITHOUT you having to prove that the fault is in any way connected with you or your handling of the machine. If Argos say different then the onus is on Argos to prove otherwise.

If you leave it until the machine is over 6 months old then the onus is on YOU to prove that it is an inherent fault - difficult because to do that you would likely have to get an independent examination of the machine (costs )

It may well be that Argos will tell you to contact the manufacturer. You DO NOT have to accept that ie you can say NO, and that in the first instance they should replace/ refund or if they want an opinion from Acer then THEY should send the machine to to Acer. They will point out that such action will take longer than if you contact Acer - it will, BUT the law says a response must be in a "reasonable" time and typically that can be interpreted as maximum 4 weeks. If Argos cannot give a guarantee of 4 weeks maximum then my advice would be to say - "in that case I want a replacement or refund, NOW please".

If you do opt to take advice from Argos and deal directly with Acer then you should ASK ARGOS FOR A STATEMENT IN WRITING signed / dated by an authority on behalf of Argos saying that it is their advice that you deal with Acer. Your "report" of the fault then dates from the date of that document.

Snod
_________________________
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
Name help
by Paternoster21
Yesterday at 08:03 AM
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
For Sale & Free
Steam Train Money Box/Ornaments
by Tranquil
1st Dec 2016 11:32am
Childs LFC Bike 5 - 8 Yr old
by Pete_M
1st Dec 2016 1:10am
Cat related Collectables
by Tranquil
29th Nov 2016 4:48pm
original xbox
by vw_kyle
27th Nov 2016 8:17pm
anything with castors
by lincle
27th Nov 2016 4:06pm
Featured Member
Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2569
Newest Members
Grayo123456, uptonvillage, NobbyHunt, sam1512, ant72
12132 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
News : New Topics
Pensby Hotel
by granny
29th Nov 2016 6:39pm
Paul Nuttall Elected UKIP leader
by granny
28th Nov 2016 12:03pm
Disgusting surely not legal creamfields noise !!@
by svenlock68
27th Nov 2016 8:25am
Paying for EU Citizenship (Poll)
by diggingdeeper
26th Nov 2016 12:35pm
Footballers--Abused
by fish5133
25th Nov 2016 3:46pm
New Enthusiast Forums
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 9:27pm
crop loss & water rationing in Dominican Republic
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 8:46pm
PC Repair needed
by TudorBlue
29th Nov 2016 2:54pm
Sports Personality Of The Year
by fish5133
29th Nov 2016 12:32am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Name help 219
Gymnastics coaches needed. 23
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 8:10am
Sunset Sun 3:54pm
Local Time Sun 5:37am
WikiWirral Can . . . .