Thursday, April 7, 2011

Acer Aspire 4710 White screen...

It is almost 4 years since I am using laptop Acer Aspire 4710. Almost all Fedora and OpenSUSE releases worked on it out of the box. But there is one "but" , screen turns white randomly. Before it happened rarely, i was solving it just by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 (switching tty) and back. But after Fedora 12 it was not helping me anymore. And it started to become white more frequently last days. So i decided to solve it or to buy a new laptop.
I found this blog and followed one of it's comments. I removed a small magnet located under the lid cover and it is working now. Seems to be the magnet could have affected the video signal. But than why it was located there?

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