Hi everyone, my laptop decided to die overnight and now it does not work, It is a pretty wierd problem that I am not familiar with and I was wondering if anyone could suggest a possible solution
Ok, the laptop in question is Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG (windows 7). It was working fine until one morning when instead of the logging in screen (the one with all the user accounts) nothing at all was displayed. Restarting did not solve the problem, it was all the same, turn on - acer logo - windows logo - black screen.
I booted it into safe mode and everything worked absolutely fine. While in safe mode, tried system restore = nothing. Then went into those booting options at start up and chose the boot in the last successful configuration thing - still the same problem.
After that I decided to do a full format and reinstall windows, I used the recovery dvds that i burned after purchasing the laptop (about 2 years ago) which always worked fine (i did a couple of full formats over the last 2 years lol). So the reinstall of the windows goes fine UNTIL the second restart, when instead of setup screen, the screen goes completely black and the same thing happens again If the screen goes black and i press the power button to turn off the laptop an interesting thing happens. After turning it back on the screen stays completely black and nothing is displayed, you can only see the flashing processor lights. However, when the laptop is still on and i force the shut down (by removing the power cable) the display works again, the laptop turns on fine by going into one of those screens when it says that windows was shut abnormally, and that there is a possibility of turning it in safe mode. However, you can't install windows in safe mode
except that tried doing further 3 formats, 2 from the dvds and one from the hard drive, still same problem.
So, any ideas anyone?