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Acer labtop won't start...but power light is on

I have an Acer aspire 5100 with windows xp, that I've had since 2006, and the computer started having issues months ago. It would not turn on when I pressed the power button, for days at a time after it was shut down, and if it was restarted, it would shut down and not come back on.

It works great when it turns on, but since around a month ago I have not been able to turn it at all.

The power light comes on and says it's fully charged, but the hard disk button next to the power button comes on with the pc at first...then the fan starts to run weakly, but the hard disk never spins, and after so many seconds the hard disk button light goes off. Windows never gets to start up. The power and battery-plug buttons stay on, but nothing shows on the screen. I have asked all over the place, but cannot get any answers that help.
It won't boot when I press F12 either.

How can I fix it, preferably without buying some other software, sending it to a tech, or losing my data?

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Seems your laptop is overheating.
When it overheats, the laptop shgutsdown as a defense mechanism, to protect important parts like processor.
Check the fans and remove all dust from them with a vacuum..
If that doen;t help, you;ll need to perofrm a deeper cleaning of the heat sink and apply a fresh heat transfer compuond at the CPU.
You mention you have your laptop since 2006.
I would say its about time for a deep clean up

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