Have you tried without the battery in at all...
Also, very unlikely but a few years ago we had a laptop come in with some guy saying whenever he puts his wrist near the palm rest his screen goes off.
Quickly realised he was wearing one of those 'medical' magnetic bracelet things which was closing the reed switch for the lid.
Another thing, does it happen in safe mode, and have you got the acer ePower or whatever they call that crap now installed?
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on Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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