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My Acer Aspire 5000 is overheating and shutting down but the fan seems to be working. Besides telling me to take it to a computer repair shop,any suggestions?

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    My Acer Aspire 5000 is overheating and the fan speed up but shuts down after a period of time. Acer told me to bring it to a repair shop as it is not anymore on guarantee. I wonder if it is an hardware or software / system issue. It overheats when I download music with I-Tunes software or when using Firefox on some internet sites.

  • Kanth raj
    Kanth raj May 11, 2010

    Hello!!

    Seems to be working or its working ????


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If you put your hand up to the exhaust port of the fan you should feel a lot of air blowing, if not you need to clean off the part of the heatsink that the fan blows into, its blocked by dust.

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You may just need a power supply.
Some small computer stores will check it for you on the spot at no cost.

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Acer aspire overheating fix


What model of acer apire ?
When a laptop gets hot physically hot, to the touch you know something isn\'t quite right. It\'s normal for a computer to get a bit warm as it runs, which is why computers have a built-in cooling fan in addition to a heatsink and cooling vents. Excessive heat, however, is almost always an indication that something is malfunctioning. This is no different with the Acer Aspire 5000.

What\'s Happened If you\'ve ever looked inside of a computer or seen an "exploded view" of a laptop, you will know that thousands of components work together to ensure your computer\'s best performance. The cooling fan is activated by temperature readings from the central processing unit, which heats up and cools down depending on what it is being used for. Sitting idle, the temperature of the CPU will be low and the fan won\'t come on. When the computer is performing a few tasks simultaneously, the CPU is taxed and the fan kicks in. When you hear the fan whirling excessively, the computer is overheating which can damage the CPU. Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490 Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink. b> Checking Temperatures You can download programs to monitor the core temperature of your CPU. Programs like Core Temp, Speed Fan or Motherboard Monitor use the hardware monitoring devices built into your Aspire notebook to track its core temperature. Different sources suggest that the Aspire 5000 can run at a different maximum temperatures. Users on Tech Support Forum say 50 to 60 degrees Celsius is normal even optimal and that above 75 degrees is a problem. Acer\'s technical manual for the Aspire talks about external temperatures for running the computer efficiently (between minus 20 and 30 degrees), but it says nothing of internal temperatures. A few different users reported overheating to the point of 90 degrees, at which point the computer freezes and shuts off. Warranty Fix Computer original equipment manufacturers like Acer sell every computer with a limited warranty. Overheating is usually covered by this warranty. If your computer is repeatedly reaching high temperatures, and you\'ve recorded the temperatures with software, contact Acer for a replacement or a repair. Out-of-Warranty Fix The simplest way to address an overheating problem is to let the computer breathe a little. Make sure that you use it on a flat, hard surface so that air can pass to the fan easily and without interruption. You can buy laptop cooling pads at most computer stores that are designed with this in mind. As a complex fix for an out-of-warranty system, you can follow a picture tutorial from MPS Computers to replace the sealant around the heatsink with a new glue called Arctic MX-2. This glue allows more heat to escape and brings the core temperatures down about 10 degrees. Acer Aspire Overheating issues http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f108/acer-aspire-overheating-issues-214199.html 257 software downloads results for "temperature"
b> Acer Support - ASP Login http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/servicemanuals/S.G_AS3000_3500_5000_BOOK.pdf

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My acer gets hot. the fan quit working i think. when it is hot it freezes and you have to turn it off, let it cool then turn it on. you lose the document you are creating. How can i stop it from freezing...


while the computer is off use compress air and spray it into the ventilation area where the fan is that stopped working. hopefully this will free the dust to hopefully get the fan to start moving again.
If the compressed air does not work, you will have to replace the fan.

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New fan starts and stops on a rebuilt Aspire 5000


maybe its set from bios to start at a certain temp ...get bios settings to optimal default ...

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It could be overheating, either you need to replace the fan, or at least open it up and remove any dust (bunnies) that may have built up inside, if your fan is gummed up it won't spin which then causes computer to overheat.

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My acer aspire 5315 will suddenly turn completely off and must be restarted for no apparent reason. Anyone having a similar problem or know how to fix this?


Had a similar problem with my Acer Aspire 5100. I fixed it by removing my fan....cleaning it, then reinstalling. I might suggest taking it to a laptop repair store if your not knowledgeable in replacing a computer fan.

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Cuts off unexpectively


In the control panel, there is an icon for power settings. Set the fan for maximum cooling. Make sure the exhaust ports on the computer are blown out. Don't use the computer on a soft surface.

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Fan makes a lot of noise, then computer suddenly shuts down


Seems to be overheating. When you say the fan makes a lot of noise, do you mean an unusual noise or just that it is on high?

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Acer Aspire L100 overheating


You could try a new cpu fan and heatsink. They are normally inexpensive. if this does not work make sure all the case fans are working and check to see if your ram is overheating

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Computer keeps shutting off


the fans must work for the processor not to overheat..

thats why it crashes.. processors or certain hardwares need a certain temperature for it to run.

try repairing the fan it will help. and also clean dust on your board it insulates and increases heat inside causing your pc not to last long

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