I TURN THE LAPTOP ON AND I CAN HEAR THE FAN AND HARD DRIVE BUT NO MONITOR AND THE CD DRIVE WONT OPEN EITHER THE LIGHTS FOR THE LAN AND BLUE TOOTH COME ON BUT THATS IT. I'VE TRIED THE F12 AND FN AND THAT DIDNT DO ANYTHING EITHER...
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Plug an external monitor or HD tv to the video out and see if a display comes up if not grab a flashlight and see if there is any display. Try pressing the F6 key to pull the computer out of hibernate mode. Acer is aware of this issue but no fix or firmware update has been released
Hi Lenny, not god news Im afraid, it sounds as though either your screen or your graphics chip are faulty. Help is at hand though, you could try connecting to an external monitor, but as your laptop is switching off, it is unlikely that this will work any better. You can remove the hard drive any install it into another machine, this should be straight forward, although if the machine in question does not have the corect connections then you will need a caddy. these are pretty cheap and plug into usb allowing access to the data on the drive. Hope this helps.
OK, now, the only components in your computer which actually rotates which can explain the the sound you are hearing is either the CPU fan or the CD/DVD rom or the Hard Drive.
You can test if it is the CD/DVD rom by opening your CD/DVD rom while starting the computer up. If the sound persists, it is most probably your CPU fan.
The reason for your CPU fan to rotate at high speeds is most likely the result of the CPU itself not getting the sufficient cooling, hence the fan needs to rotate faster.
I would suggest that you have a look into the matter if it is your CPU fan, because this might cause your CPU to become faulty when it overheats. You can open up the unit and use some compressed air to get rid of all the unwanted dust particles on the CPU heat sink and fan.
Fell free to let me know if you need any further assistance.
Does the splash screen come up? Most of the time if it is your hard drive the ACER splash screen will come up and then a Hard disk 0 error after that. If nothing appears on the screen then you have a bigger issue.
Is there any noise at all (Fan, hard drive spinning)? If so try hooking it to a external monitor to see if there is any movement. You might have a problem with your LCD.
You need to try to isolate the problem. Try connecting an external monitor to your laptop. Press function screen keys. If you have a picture on your external monitor then you have a video problem - most likely an inverter, although you may need a new screen, unlikely but possible.
If you have no picture then you have a system problem. Disconnect the battery and AC adapter. Remove the memory and reseat. Repower your laptop and see what happens.
reinstall os from cd.by shutting down in that manner he was probably in the middle of something and didnt close the program resulting in missing sys32 files which is why it wont start.this type of thing happens often and not only for that reason.
do you get anything at all on screen .
can u enter setup(bios)
try removing memory ,make sure free from dust and replace.
no screen is either missing memory,fault with hd(bad sectors)
fault with bios(hardly ever),damaged or dislodged graphics card or damaged cpu(processor)
This could be a Power/Switch Problem.
Solution:- Leave the laptop turned Of And charge the battery to Full Capacity. ( usually between 4-16 Hours ) depending on capacity.
This will also fully charge the CMOS ( memory battery )
then boot the laptop up, and see if this solves your problem.
If not i,d suggest running a scandisk or hard-drive diagnostic program, to ensure that you have no Viruses-bad sectors on the hard-drive.
If you need further assistance please don,t hesitate to ask for more help and advice.
Mike @ Compurepair.