Question about Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook
My laptop has been insanely overheating for quite some time, even with the assistance of an additional cooling pad it still overheats. A while back I sent the laptop to Acer and asked them to repair this, which they told me would be no problem. It came back and they had fixed another issue, broken casing around the hinges of the screen, but hadn't fixed my fan. So I've decided I really need to do this myself, and started looking for the service manual for the 3020/5020 series. I found the 3000/3500/5000 one, but that series has easy access to the fan area, whereas the 3020/5020 series does not. Does anyone know where I can find the service manual for the 3020/5020 series without having to part with a few pounds? I'm sure it must be out there somewhere! Laptop won't take a charge consistently and the computer and charge cord get really hot once the computer finally takes a charge. In order to get the battery to charge, I have to fiddle around with the power cord to find the sweet spot and then hold the cable in place for a long time. Does the mere process of charging the battery cause the system to overheat or is it just a 'special' bonus to owning an acer? And is there any way to fix this short of performing an operation on the computer?
I had the same problem. And i believe my method has the fix.
On the bottom side of the laptop, unscrew the door to access the CPU Fan....(closest to the power supply)
Make sure the system is OFF and not plugged in or no battery in.
You will see 2 tabs on the copper heat sync that holds it down to the cpu.
Unscrew both the visible tabs.
Bend Both Tabs upward to where when you screw it back down there will be resistance.
What that will do is secure the heatsync to the die of the CPU.
replace the CPU door, and start her up.
Hope this helps ya'll
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
I was having a horrible time with my acer overheating and shutting down. When I would boot it back up the keyboard would not work. I sent it off and was told the battery is what caused the problems. I was told to run it with no battery just power cord and it worked great until recently. It is now overheating once again. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thank you
Acer Aspire 3000
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
Service manual aint going to help, im a tech that does the warranty for these things. its just a cheap shitty laptop. the problem is either dust etc built up and needs to be blown out with air compressor or in most cases I have found it is the thermal controller on the mainboard is faulty and this is the real issue. The latest bios for the aspire 3000 is 3A32. This is usually the original bios on these models. IF I find a way to fix it ill let you know. In the mean time my idea to bypass the thermal controller is to cut the wires from the fan and solder them to a usb rail to power it directly so it never turns off etc. let you know how i go...
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
I need a screen to repair an Acer aspire 3690 - 27xx If you lost the motherboard that might work exceptionally well for me. I'm a starving student working on a grad degree so any help would be a plus. I'll pay shipping and some beer money.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
I have an Aspire 3000, never had overheating poblems, fan is off most of the time unless I'm doing some video work...check the following:- have a look in the fan compartment, take the cover off of the axial fan and clear it of dust. Start the task manager... see what the idle CPU % is, should be less than 2% when idling. If its way high see what process is responsible. I have had corrupt or conflicting software causing the CPU to run at 100%. The battery itself, remove it and recheck the operating temperature.
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
Were did you find manuel for a 3000 seriers acer.I have hunted every were-Thanks Robie
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
I think the connection b/w power supply cord and motherboard is short circuiting and that causes overheat. When it does overheat do you get error messages???
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
Here is the service manual for the Acer Aspire 5100. Open this page, go down to the bottom and click on the link labled: "Download >>
Posted on Jul 16, 2007
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