Does your Acer Aspire 5253 laptop only show a black screen, even though the laptop itself is turned on and working? Acer Aspire 5253 laptops are susceptible to a range of problems that could cause their screens to stay black, even when the laptop is turned on. Check the following possible causes to identify and solve the problem.
If your Acer Aspire 5253 laptop will not turn on or shows no signs of life, see the Acer Aspire 5253 Won’t Turn On problem page, instead.
Cause 1: Malware or Virus
If your computer is only showing a black screen when you power it on, but you can hear noises suggesting that the computer is operating, your laptop may have a virus. If you do not need the data stored on your computer, run malware software to fix the problem.
Restart your laptop by holding down the power button for at least 30 seconds, and wait for it to turn back on. If it does not boot up normally, press Alt + F10 while it is turning on until a blue screen appears. Choose the “Shut Down” option, which is the last of the three options on the menu that appears.
If the computer’s screen is still black when it reboots, press F2 + F9 + F10 + Enter. Again, tell the computer to reboot. If the above instructions do not work, you may need to perform a factory reset on the computer.
To perform a factory reset, restart your laptop by holding down the power button for at least 30 seconds, and wait for it to turn back on. Then, tap the F8 key on your keyboard; a menu should pop up. On the menu, choose “REPAIR.” Click “OK” and choose “RECOVERY MANAGEMENT” on the next screen that comes up. This will restore your computer to its factory defaults, getting rid of the malware and also deleting all of your data.
Cause 2: Faulty Hard Drive
If, when you turn on the computer, you only see a cursor and the rest of the screen is black, the computer may not be able to find its operating system. This suggests a hard drive failure. Use the Acer Aspire 5253 Hard Drive Replacement Guide to replace the laptop’s hard drive.
Cause 3: Faulty Display
If your indicator light is turned on and your laptop’s battery is detected and charged, your laptop’s display may be faulty.
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