Replacing a video card in an Acer laptop
In most cases, computer malfunctions do not differ in their particularly picturesque manifestations - either the screen remains dark at all, or the notorious “blue screen of death” appears on it. But sometimes the display is literally replete with a variety of different artifacts - then it is covered with colored squares, the picture begins to divide and triple, the image breaks the strip. All this, of course, is no reason for joy, because most likely you will need video card replacement in the Acer laptop.
The video chip may not work immediately, it happens that before it breaks completely, you can see strange ripples, the appearance of vertical stripes or a shaky image on the screen. In some cases, the picture may be "cloned" in several small copies. But why does the video card fail?
The main causes of failure are two. The first laptop Acer quite a lot, it is a factory marriage. As a rule, the fact that something is wrong with the laptop becomes clear immediately after purchase. In this case, the device can be repaired under warranty, it will put a working video card. But more often there is another - if the video chip does not withstand overheating. Increased temperature in the case is generally harmful for components, but especially for a video card. This situation is provoked by pollution by dust and dirt, which occur when a laptop has not been prevented for too long. To prevent such a breakdown is very simple. It is enough time to take the laptop for cleaning to professionals at an authorized service center. As a rule, it is enough to do prophylaxis once a year (in some cases, when the laptop is constantly used in dusty rooms, more often) in order to significantly reduce this risk.
In some cases, overheating is caused by fan failure or by disruption to its operation. Signal trouble - changes in sound. If the cooler taps, buzzes, causes the case to vibrate or, on the contrary, periodically subsides - this is the reason to solve the problem as soon as possible. After all, due to its incorrectness, both the video card and other components of the motherboard can be disabled.
In some cases, replacing an Acer video card is required after the laptop has been improperly exploited. This happens, for example, when they are constantly used, holding them on their knees, or on a rug. This contributes to the overlap of the ventilation grilles. Hours-long games are also harmful for laptops, which place a heavy load on the processor, especially if the room is hot. In this case, it is good to keep the laptop cool from time to time.
How can you make sure that the problem with the laptop is really related to the video card? If there is another monitor, connect it to the DVI or VGA connector of the turned off laptop and turn on both the screen and the laptop. If the third-party display is not recognized, then click on the key in the top row with the monitor image. Take a closer look at the image. If it has no noticeable flaws, then, most likely, a problem with the matrix of the laptop, and the video card is not to blame. But if the monitor shows the same, then the laptop screen, then this is a problem with the video card. Finally determine the cause of the service center.
If the video chip does not work, then you will need to replace the video card . If it is discrete, then it will be easy to replace it with a new one. If it is built-in, then component repair will be needed. This complex and responsible procedure will be professionally performed in our service center. We will solve your problem and carry out Acer repair of any complexity.