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Acer Travelmate 5530

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January 3, 2013 5:28:58 PM

Hello, my Acer Travelmate 5530 distplay isn´t working. Its only blank screen but on an external display it is working fine. It is booting up into Windows no problem but why is the laptops screen not working ?? Can anybody help me?

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a c 254 D Laptop
January 3, 2013 7:07:52 PM

The problem may be the inverter board or the backlight.
January 4, 2013 10:20:11 AM

Inside the display ?
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a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 10:32:53 AM

The backlight is inside the screen but the inverted board is under the screen. When you said a blank screen, is it black or white ?
January 4, 2013 10:34:56 AM

Or is the inverter board on the mainbord. And how can i find out? I tryed to use a bright lamp to see if tere was a picture on the display but there was nothing. Can i fix this or do i need to buy a new mainbord or display?
January 4, 2013 10:35:39 AM

its black i cant tell if its on or off
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 10:43:43 AM

If it is still under warranty let them do the repair, the inverter is not on the motherboard. You could verify the two connectors of the inverter board.
January 4, 2013 10:49:12 AM

It hasn´t got warrenty anymore. So shold i take the display apart?
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 10:56:30 AM

Yes and I found the service manual for your laptop read it and you will know how to open the display.
January 4, 2013 11:05:29 AM

its in front of me right now i opend it and there are 3 bords in there one bord thats for the lighting i think at the hinges of the display a nother one on the top of the display i think camra and on the back of the display with dont touch stickers
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 11:26:49 AM

Make sure the connections for the inverter are solid.
January 4, 2013 11:31:02 AM

is the inverter the bord with the dont touch stickers??
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 11:33:48 AM

If you look at the service manual, page 102 you will see the inverter board.
January 4, 2013 11:34:14 AM

or is it the bord for the lights
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 11:47:37 AM

The inverter board is for the light, it will provide the power for the backlight off the screen.
January 4, 2013 12:03:45 PM

hmmm the connections are all in place maybe i can try to mesure the voltage of the inverter bord output
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 12:07:36 PM

Be careful it's a high voltage.
January 4, 2013 12:18:16 PM

nothing but the input was 19 v. Shold i buy a new inverter or could it be a diferent problem?
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 12:22:41 PM

If you have 19v DC for the input of the inverter and nothing at the output going to the light, you need a new inverter. But the output is in AC volt.
January 4, 2013 12:27:30 PM

the multimeter shows nothing in the output is just 0.00 i mesured V do i have to mesure something different with AC power?
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 12:34:42 PM

You must put the scale of the multimeter in ACV to measure the output of the inverter.
January 4, 2013 12:43:44 PM

i just mesuted normal volts. And i cant find ACV its a small thing. I will just try evory sesurment thats on it when it.
January 4, 2013 12:56:47 PM

nothing. Shold i buy a new inverter i found one for 22 Euros
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 1:03:07 PM

Yes, you have no voltage at the output that means the inverter is defective.
BTW were are you coming from ?

January 4, 2013 1:13:08 PM

Im living in Germany but i come from south Afrika. And tanks for the help!!! I Thought it was the maimbord and thats expensive now i will try it with a new inverter and woold be verry cool when it wokes :D . That saves me a lot of money. And sorry for the spelling mistakes :D . BTW were are you coming from?
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 1:18:06 PM

Same here for the spelling, I hope but I am pretty sure the inverter is no good, I am from Canada, good luck, if you have more questions you know were to find me.
January 4, 2013 1:24:49 PM

ok and Thanks for the help!!!
a c 254 D Laptop
January 4, 2013 1:28:34 PM

You are welcome and I am glad to help you.
January 10, 2013 12:40:47 PM

Hello i got the inverter today and its the same thing, Black display. I used a torch to see if there was anything on it but nothing :( . Anybody know the problem, its a acer travelmate 5530.
a c 254 D Laptop
January 10, 2013 2:03:49 PM

Hi, one thing I forgot is try with <Fn> + <F5> to toggle the display.
January 10, 2013 2:12:26 PM

i know that :D 
January 10, 2013 2:37:21 PM

what is the problem that the display dosnt show any pickture i dont think its ihe backligt because its blank even with light in front of the lcd nothing shows up no diference if the laptop is on or of its always the same. I dont know the corse of the problem :( 
a c 249 D Laptop
February 23, 2013 4:22:43 PM

Hi :) 

CLOSING due to age... but please start another thread if you are still having problems , which I will answer promptly...

All the best Brett :)