Acer video not working except in safe mode on external monitor
Posted on 2011-03-04
Here's an odd one:
A partner's husband asked that I look at their Acer Aspire 3680 laptop. It boots up fine but no video, even on an external monitor. But it will come up on the external monitor in safe mode. The laptop display does kind of flicker a little during boot up if external display isn't attached.
I've tried resetting BIOS to defaults, and updating the video driver - both a no-go. I originally thought it may be refresh rate but I can't even get to where I can change that.
I did uninstall the display via device manager and got to come up normally on the external monitor and am now creating factory disks.
I'd say it's the LCD, but there's no video output even on the external monitor unless in safe mode of when "faked out" like I just did.
I'd appreciate knowing if anyone has seen this before and would have any recomendations.