Acer :: Weird Bars On Screen On Two Laptops

Mar 17, 2010

I have a problem with both of my Acer laptops. It's very annoying to say the least because I have to restart the computer every time to resolve the issue.

I have two Acer Aspire laptops, one Aspire 4330 and the other is Aspire 7736Z. Both have vertical bars with scrambly colors. The bars are about an inch and a half apart and about an inch and a half wide. These weird bars only appear after the computer has been in hibernation. What causes them, and how can I resolve them (without restarting every time)?

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Enjoying my new Acer E1 laptop. I installed Linux Mint and got rid of windows 8.1. Everything has been working/running great... except there is a black border about a 1/2 inch wide running all the way around the screen. I've tried without success to get rid of it and can't remember if it was the same when it was running windows. When I google image search that model of Acer, every pic I see shows the screen image go right to the plastic edge with no black border bars. Iff the Acer E1-510P-4814 is suppose to have a 1/2 inch black bar around the edges of the screen?

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I've got a X230 with an IPS screen since 1,5 years, and I currently have some issues with it.

Sometimes, the bottom left of the screen blink and black bars appears, along with some square brightness shapes.

I'm pretty bad to description, so here an album of the problem : [URL] ..... (it's more clear if you zoom).

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This is a detail of the bottom left :

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Again, this appear sometimes only, and a knock in the screen resolve the problem, but it's worrying.

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Hi all, new person here. I did a search on LCD screens but can't find my problem anywhere.

Here's the background and problem:

Vostro 1500 with Chungwha 1280x800 screen that got cracked by my kids. I ordered a replacement screen from a company off that was highly rated. Got the screen and installed it. It is make by Chi Mei. When I powered up the computer I got 8 screens of start up and it was very dim. Once it went past the Windows start up screen everything went black. It would only continue to Windows screen, still showing 8 windows in safe mode. I hooked up the old screen and everything worked fine.

I contacted the company and they air expressed me another screen, which I received yesterday. Hooked it up and got the exact same problem, which leads me to believe it's the Dell that doesn't like it. I will try and attach some photos because I am at a loss.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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Oct 2, 2009

I have the WLED Full HD display with the 4670 card. The issue I am having is that on the right side of the screen (rightmost two inches) on a white background only on the white area you can see a faint flickering that sometimes looks like waves coming up from the upper right conner. Again, this effect is very faint, yet visible if you know about it. Is like the wind is messing up the "water" or something.

To see it/test it open IE (or notepad etc) at google and look at the right most side in the white area. It is easier to see if the screen is tilted away from you or looking from under, however, I can see it in the regular position I use.

If you have the same configuration can you please check yours if you see anything?

The problem it is not visible in an external monitor.

Dell replaced my screen in which the problem is milder than the previous screen, but it is still there.

I kinda accepted it as fact of life for the screen, however, when I update the ATI driver, during the update process the screen flickers for a second or two (goes black) and after that there is no problem until I reboot. So apparently the driver is reseting something that makes the problem go away.

I now have Win7 RTM, but the problem was present with Vista and in the Dell Diags CD (if you move the Diags window to the right). I have the A10 BIOS, the problem was also present with A8.

The screen brightness setting does not affect it.

I run a couple screen test software with a lot of patterns no additional problems there ,i.e., no distortion of the patterns, other than the above issue on a white background.

I do not mean to be picky about it, but it bugs me since my other laptops do not have this issue and now that I found that the issue can go away momentarily with the driver update/change.

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(or something along those lines)

saying that the computer is restarting to protect the device. I haven't been able to read all of what it says because it restarts to quickly but it's getting really annoying as it is happening more frequently.

It also generally only seems to happen when I've been using it with the battery only and not when it's plugged into the socket.

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During recent travel I have noticed that while watching videos on fullscreen with VLC Player or Media Player Classic on the laptops own monitor, there seems to be a weird tearing-like effect on the screen.

That "problem" however does not exist with Windows Media Player, or on an external monitor (as at home).

Any ideas what might cause this? I'm running Windows XP SP3 with all the recent updates and my video card is GF 7900 GTX 512MB.

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my computer screen has either been doing a brief flash or weird movement and then locks itself up. Everything is running but the screen, which is frozen in place (the mouse icon is also frozen). I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how to fix this. I thought it was an overheating problem, but it's sitting at 53•C and still does it. It started doing this when I was playing WoW (only while playing), but that was 3-4 weeks ago and until now the computer worked fine.

It will also no longer restart itself; it goes through the shut down process but then basically powers off as if I just turned it off versus shutting down turned off (this laptop has distinctive sounds for both which is how I can tell). Normally I can wait a minute or two and then turn it back on and it boots up (if I try to turn it on right after it cuts off after a second). Now however, it gets to the first logo then cuts off. I have used compressed air to blow in the vents to get rid of dust if that might be a factor.

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I just bought a not-so-portable Acer 8920G in Argentina. It is a great laptop, but I'm running into random hangs all the time, with no easy explanation. The hangs are system-wide, all programs stop to function and the only thing I can do is move the mouse pointer around the screen. The alt-tab also works and I can switch between non-functioning programs, although nothing can be done to close them or to recover them.
One curious thing is that the task manager doesn't appear to work during this hangs, but after the system recovers, the TM appears on the screen normally.

Sometimes this hangs keep on going for many minutes, and disabling the Wi-Fi or pressing the power button, or plugging/unplugging something USB causes the system to get back to work as if nothing would happen. Very, very weird.

I haven't installed an AV, and I am sure it is not a Virus-related problem, since it began the very first day I bought the laptop, being behind a corporate firewall.

This is my first computer running Windows Vista Home Premium 64, so I can't tell if I am having an OS-caused problem. Besides, when I'm not having this problem, the system works perfectly, with no signs of something malfunctioning. Sometimes I can use the computer for a couple of hours straight without errors, specially if it already had a hang before.

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I have an 5920G laptop I want to upgrade some components on it in the future. I was thinking in the meantime, I want to try get as much as I can from the current processor, a T5550 (living tissue over metal endoskeleton)

I'm actually surprised information on how to do this is so scarce. Surely there is a way to overclock this model?

The current cpu temps dont really go past 60c, so I think I'm comfortable even if it raises another 20c or so. But I cant find a single method to alter the clockspeed.

So has anyone done it? Or knows how to go about doing it?

Overclocking the 8600 was a no-brainer, just requiring non mobile drivers, and I've been running it permanently overclocked to I since the day I got the laptop about 2 years ago with no issues.

Its about a 25-30% increase in performance across the board! To be honest I dont see why anyone should be without it. I couldn't stand using it at stock speeds.

A overclocked 8600 just barely made games playable at decent settings even 2 years ago, although thats getting a bit slack now also.

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I really can't figure out why I can't overclock my GPU (in sig) while others with the same cards and even the 9200M GS can overclock, fellow Acer-mates, are there any of you who have problems overclocking? Or are there any of you who at least had success doing so? Check this post for the details of the problem..

I'm looking into doing a review of the laptop, but not until I really really know my lappy from the inside out.

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Even in the product list they don't have 14.1 inches Aspire :'(

I hope they didn't discontinued the 14.1", I mean, they are much more portable and cuter than the 15.4"s...

If they did stop the production, do you know an equivalent 14.1 or 13.1" laptop (any other brand, or..) ?

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