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Acer Aspire 5610 boot issue

Issue booting up notebook. have acer aspire 5610. 
turn on, and starts boot process, goes through motions and passes the 'f2 setup' stage and as soon as it does that, everything just seems to die, there is nothing showing on screen although the screen is 'on' as there is some illumination of screen. just no graphics etc...  no noise coming from unit either. fans started on startup but died as well when got past the 'f2' stage.
have tried:
removing battery and rebooting with a/c power only. - no effect checking for fan blockage etc.. all is very very clean. removed and reseat memory checked processor but doesn't appear to be incorrectly seated.
tearing hair out with this, any suggestions??
Regards Chris

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  • chrissimpson Nov 28, 2008

    thanks janelu,


    have just tried using external monitor and it doesn't work. 


    as mentioned above though i am getting picture initially on start up when using the notebook, it's only after you pass the initial ACER 'f2' screen that the image disappears, yet there is still life in the screen as the illumination is still there

  • chrissimpson Nov 28, 2008

    one other thing i would mention that i didn't say earlier, is that the power light remains on the notebook although nothings happening, and if you go as if you're switching off from the switch it goes off immediately without hesitation or holding in the the usual 5 seconds

  • chrissimpson Nov 28, 2008

    sorry should have clarified too but the external monitor is doing exactly the same thing as the notebook!

  • chrissimpson Dec 01, 2008

    have resolved this issue, thanks for your help though janelu, was much appreciated.


    was after all a software issue.  found out that acer notebooks after oct 2006 came with inbuilt recovery management.


    this allowed to wipe and reinstall os etc.


    so this is also a possible solution for all those users who didn't create a recovery disk when asked to on initial instal of notebook!


    to access this as soon as you turn on notebook you hit alt + f10 repeatedly until it launches, then follow the prompts!


    Thanks, hope this solution helps others too :D

  • Chester Harvards
    Chester Harvards May 11, 2010

    Have you try use external monitor?

    It could be Video chip faulty on motherboard if no display on external.

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The Video Chip or VIdeo board was faulty, you need replaced motherboard or video board 9if it has), unless you can find components level repair tech near you.

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