Computer Will Not Turn On
Device will not power up when prompted to do so.
Faulty Power Adapter
First you must verify if the laptop's charging light is turned on. If the power adapter is plugged in and the charging light is off, the adapter might be faulty. Try different wall sockets in case there is a problem with the first one and if the issue persists, you may need to replace your power adapter. You can buy a new power adapter on Amazon.
If the laptop doesn't charge when the power adapter is correctly plugged in with the charging light on, the battery is faulty and in need of replacement. Use the following Acer Aspire 4743-6481 Battery Replacement guide. You may also buy a new battery here.
Screen Display Is Distorted Or Missing
The screen display of your device is in some way distorted, discolored, or missing.
Some display configurations may cause distorted images. By right-clicking the desktop and selecting "Screen Resolution" you can change your laptop's resolution settings to fix any distortions on the display. You may also use this video tutorial.
Make sure the display isn’t set to output through the HDMI port only. Press the “fn” key and “F4” at the same time a few times to cycle through the output options and turn on the display if it was disabled.
Loose Screen Connector
If the cable that connects the computer to the screen is loose or incorrectly placed, this results in a distorted or missing display. Use this Acer Aspire 4743-6481 Screen Replacement guide to learn how to disassemble the screen and check the connector. If that doesn't solve the problem, you may use that same guide to replace your screen.
Worn Down LEDs
If you see tiny spots randomly starting to appear, it means your screen's pixels are starting to fail. This usually happens over time on all screens. You must replace your faulty screen using this Acer Aspire 4743-6481 Screen Replacement guide.
Cracks Or Dents
If the device is accidentally dropped or hit, causing damage to the screen, you must replace it with a new one. Use the following Acer Aspire 4743-6481 Screen Replacement guide to do so.
DVD Drive Won't Open
The DVD drive will not open when prompted to do so.
DVD Drive Is Damaged
If the device is accidentally dropped or hit, the DVD drive may get damaged and stop opening or closing properly. Consider replacing it with the following Acer Aspire 4743-6481 DVD Drive Replacement guide.
DVD Drive Won't Read CDs
The DVD drive will not read a DVD/CD when it is inserted.
DVD Lens Are Worn Out
If the DVD drive fails to read discs, then the lens might be damaged. This may happen after extended periods of use. Consider replacing the drive with the following Acer Aspire 4743-6481 DVD Drive Replacement guide.
Slow Performance/Sudden Errors and Reboots
Your computer has gotten slow, shows frequent errors, and/or tends to reboot often.
Not Enough RAM
If you are having trouble starting or keeping your computer running smoothly then you might need to replace your RAM card. Common symptoms of insufficient RAM include long loading times and freezing display. Use the following Acer Aspire 4743-6481 Ram Card Replacement guide to replace or add an additional RAM card.
Hard Drive Full
Your laptop's performance may also be affected when your hard drive memory is reaching its cap. Consider eliminating any information or programs you don't need to boost performance.
Hard Drive Error
Hard drives can develop errors over time that affect usage. If your hard drive has an error, you need to get a Windows DVD of your version (ex. Windows 7, 8, or Vista) and use the "Repair Your Computer" option.
Keyboard/Keys Don't Work
When part or all of your keyboard stops working properly, either by not responding or doing something different than what you intended.
When parts of the keyboard fail to respond or do not work properly, you may consider replacing it with a new one. Use the following Acer Aspire 4743-6481 Keyboard Replacement guide to do so.