We purchased 10 of these for our dealers since most of them have space constrains. I found that I had to reapply the thermal compound on just about all of them, since they all had a problem of spinning up the fan and then shutting down.
What you do is get some MX-2 Thermal Compound --> Open the case with the one screw on the back --> Once open, undo the 4 screws that hold down the heatsink - the copper looking thing - the fans stay in the case. The screws will NOT COME OUT. Just leave them attached to the heatsink. --> Take some cleaning alcohol and put some on some cloth. Then use the cloth to wipe the old thermal compound (grey goop) off the CPU and the Heatsink. --> Apply a couple "drops" of the MX-2 on the CPU and use a credit card to spread is it over the CPU. NOT TOO THICK. In fact, I found a complete coverage, while trying to get it as thin as possible seems to get the best cooling effect. --> Re-apply the heatsink by screwing in the screws one by one, switching to the next screw which is diagonal to the previous one. This way even pressure is applied to the headsink. --> Close the case and refit the case screw.
All of our computers have worked great after that fix. Hope it works for you.
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You could have an overheating issue. most computers get hot after a small period of time and that heat must be dissipated. To do this, the computer uses fans and heat sinks. These need to be cleaned of dust and dirt or they will clog and fail to remove heat from the system, forcing it to power down.
Good day. In response to your problem i suggest for you to get a better heat sink. There is a big possibility that its the heat sink or the fan in your computer is not doing your job. You can also try to clean the motherboard from dust by using a vacuum. Make sure that the room is not too hot for your computer or near any device that emits heat. Hope this info help you a bit. Have a great day.
go into the BIOS and disable the smart fan. The next boot will allow the fan to run at full speed, approx 7200rpm instead of 2800 rpm and the machine will not overheat. However, its will sound like an aircraft on takeoff!
Bought one of these for my daughter. The problem is definitely heat & some driver problems. I was having same problem. If your running vista make sure to upgrade to service pack 1 & install all updates. Next upgrade all hardware drivers to latest. When I first pulled cover off the ram was so hot I could not touch it. Had two 512mb sticks one was bad from heat I suspect. Bought two x 1gb. The fix for overheating is not hard nor expensive but does require some time. Let me know if interested. This thing runs like a champ now.
Ive had the same problem died on me and wont switch on but I found itas a different capacitor on the board same value as the one mentioned I replaced the 1st one and stikk didnt work so replaced the 2nd & 3rd cap as they looked swollen and it worked, I couldnt find a 6.3 1000uf so I used 63v 1000uf slightly larger but fitted ok, I dont know if it was the 2nd or 3rd cap that was faulty as I replaced both at the same time. See the image attache and you can see where they are located also you can see they are swollen Oh forgot to mention make sure you use high temp caps to replace them ie 105c
Im not a expert but my opinion would be to just buy a new power supply. Installation is easy. Thats one thing that gets replaced most often out of all pc parts. I would wait for a expert opinon though, good luck
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ok guys this is the problem i work for Acer and basically if
you own an aspire L100 then you have to be prepared to modify your little bad
boy because of acers poor design and a crappy little fan the anything inside
the case feels like its on holiday in the tropics what you have to do is side
mount 2 extra fans with separate 12v supplies and your system will never
overheat or die on you if you have any questions on how to do this just email
me :-) me