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oh wow a near 2 decade or older RELIC. 2003 is year. I have the service manual on it 52 pages.
why would you touch this THING.?
no photos of you screen bad, posted here, so answers will weak, wrong or wild guessing, so expect that , with us blind.

do not open it up as the 24,500 volts DC ! will make you light up like fire fly or worse *****. OK
in the military I worked them 10x more dangerous,
if it has and OSD button (menu) try clicking on the restore to defaults but if the PO (prev. owner) found the Reg GUN inside
weak, as all do this old, then he turned it up and blue green down
to hide the loss of RED gun beam currents weak.
so then you come along and reset it and bam back to weak RED on screen.
The PC also has HV adjust, is sent wrong cause the focus pins on CRT to go wrong and blurry.
playing here , is very dangerous.
why not buy $40 used LCD screen used, with no dangers
these CRT when dirty inside like to catch fire. or spill coffee on top far far worse.
for you and IT. best is send it to the recycle center,
CRT very rare now. and good.

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Could be either. Try the serial number on the Acer site.

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Try removing the battery and then holding down the power button for a few minutes to discharge the cache. Reinstall the battery, and without starting the phone, plug it in to charge. If this doesn't work you will have to do a hard reset.

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Hello, if you cannot find means to activate the wireless connection for Wi-Fi then I suggest re-loading your driver for your wireless adapter that’s either a installed or can be removed from the unit. Luck luck

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Hi Mary
Try going into setting and reset to "factory default". Amber is no input signal. Could be a bad graphics card or the monitor has burned out. If possible hook it up to another computer to see if it comes up. Thanks, Good Luck

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If the computer does not have a built in "CAPS" indicator you have two choices.
1: Install software that will show you the CAPS / NUMLOCK status.
2: Use a different keyboard (USB) that includes the status indicators.

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Many password locks can be removed.The hard drive IS NOT one of them.Pretty much ,your only recourse is to buy a new hard drive and reinstall everything.

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ever thing to look on

here it is 1st goggle hit BTW

HDD boot files dead , corrupted or missing.
we test the HDD first, do the smart tests if those fail the HDD is bad and there is no recovery on HDD that is dead.

OK, learn to do tests, and in the right order or long wasted labor.

others do the hope this works thing.
skipping step one test HDD

bad hdd have corrupted OS, and corrupted everything. and if true, is DOOMED.

new HDD if bad and new OS fresh installed. if HDD is bad.

fixing this is based on pure logic even computer logic.

1: back up you data first, ( ask how ? a is x10 more difficult task on a dead PC, but do ask and is whole other long post. or lean to google, "how to backup data on dead PC"
2: then run the full Smart tests in the HDD>
if this fails your HDD is bad. a FACT.
I use my Linux demo disk to test the HDD, ask how.

buy a new hdd , put it in.
3: we then get unstated windows recovery media.
and do a fresh windows install

there are the steps, any shop or tech does.
besides the BCD repair steps seen in first link.

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You will need a Windows 10 boot disk if you don't have one.

Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - create media then
boot with it.

How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10

OR use this method :

How to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10
If your system came with Windows 10 the System Maker can supply the disk for a small cost since you already own Windows.


Boot with a Installation or Repair disc or USB drive - issue these from the Command
Prompt and hit ENTER after each.


bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /scanos

bootrec /rebuildbcd

After the above you may need to run Automatic Repair (even 2 or 3 times) - Option 5
here and run StartUp Repair to see if it helps.

How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10


Using EasyBCD often works when other methods do not. <-- if Bootrec did not help use this.

Translate the Windows 7 methods to Windows 8/8.1/10..
Recovering the Vista or Windows 7 or 8 Bootloader from the DVD

Recovering the Vista Bootloader with EasyBCD (Windows 7 & 8)

Repairing the Windows Vista Bootloader (Windows 7 & 8)
After the above you may need to run Automatic Repair (even 2 or 3 times) - Option 5
here and run StartUp Repair to see if it helps.
How to Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10


If all else fails you can try a Clean Installation.

If you do a Clean Install then it would be activated with the Digital Entitlement.

Start fresh with a clean installation of Windows 10

Clean Install Windows 10

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Drivers for Acer computers can be found here:{creative}&utm_campaign=US-OEM-BroadMatch-Search&m=Acer&s_kwcid=AL!4343!10!79989529365436!29392071285&ef_id=Wr5aCAAABddrJ9PD:20190107151930:s

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Constant beep is an error code. It could be a code for bad ram, but it more than likely sounds like a video card error. Do you have anything on the screen?

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3 Choices Sir

1. Reboot and press f8 to enter advanced start up, and choose factory image restore and just reinstall everything new and make a create a password that you will remember :)
2. Download and install This is a tool I use as a field tech, download the ISO image, its not ******* or torrent. use Rufus to create a boot-able drive. Restart your pc and boot to the new thumb drive, This will boot a mini version of windows, use the password recovery tools to clear the SAM database and remove the password. Process is much easier than it sounds.
3. Take to a reputable PC tech to have unlocked..

Hope this helps!
Good Luck

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you need a valid windows key to run windows 10. if you upgraded from win 7 your key would be valid. its a trip to microsoft to validate win 7 key or new key purchase.

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Larry Ng is a computer and automotive expert who has warned you about upgrading the BIOS.

Information at the Acer web site is available, but requires your enter information to get the correct BIOS. You might consider paying a competent technician to do it for you to lessen the risk.

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