Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

4 Answers

My acer aspire 5100

Power lights are showing on but does not boot up hard drive and

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • bigrig50 Feb 19, 2008

    no screen is black

  • bigrig50 Feb 19, 2008

    no ...... power lights are on and hard drive light flickers when first turned on but then goes off

    but i can here cooling fan running

  • n1weaver3 Jan 13, 2009

    aspire 5100 will not boot at all. starts for 2 seconds then shuts off. screen completly blank doesn't even try to work. fan comes on and light at front. have restarted, taken battery out. it shut off last night and over night it just would not work on its own next day. fan stays on if you let it sit there with battery power or plugged in. pressed every f button and some combos.

  • nicholas827 Jan 22, 2009

    I have the exact same problem described. The front lights, the the power and hard drive light are lit but the screen is dead as a doornail and like you all said, the fan runs and then it seems idle. I would almost hope that its the motherboard at this point because if its the hard drive i will lose all of my information that i haven't backed up in months... on the bright side i have written to acer, so hopefully we will have some sort of answer in a matter of a couple of days or so.

  • pigletpatti Feb 10, 2009

    Sometimes when I turn the computer on it starts and then it will freeze So I shut it off.Then turn it back on and ascreen will come on and say that there is a problem with windows start up.How can I fix the problem

×

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 27 Answers

Hi Friends,
Acer Aspire 5100 PC Notebook main problem is Connection Problem, Software Problem etc.
For these problem you can visit a link by just Click Here .

For any other problem with this Notebook you can Click Here

5sd45

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

As was suspected, acer confirmed that this is a problem with the motherboard, and with them it will cost $449 to fix. it can be either that or the lcd screen but if your symptoms are identical to mine, then most likely, like me, you are sol. best of luck to all of you, if you find a cheaper alternative than i'm sure others would be very happy to hear.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 97 Answers

If the screen is black and you can see disk activity try a remote screen from a PC

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,587 Answers

Hmmm...anything at all on screen?

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    hmmm..now..that's a really unhappy motherboard...

×

3 Suggested Answers

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: ACER ASPIRE 5100 WONT BOOT

Try taking all of your ram chips out and re-seeting them. I upgraded to 4 gigabytes in my 5100 and it wouldn't boot, just a black screen with some cdrom and hd activity. Or try running with just one ram chip and then going into the bios and setting everything to default. this made my system bootable again.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

preachw996
  • 1179 Answers

SOURCE: My Acer Aspire 5100 Laptop wont detect the hard drive

If it works on another computer then either the ide cable in the acer is bad/loose at either end or the ide controller on the motherboard is bad. I would try a known good ide cable first as if this is the problem it is fixable alot cheaper than a motherboard. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When i turn on my Acer Aspire 9300 the power comes on but will not boot up. I have even hooked up a external monitor that worked for about a week now NOTHING!!


if nothing showing on screen graphics card problem check the hard drive light is showing during boot up or it's a faulty hard drive to

Nov 16, 2010 | Acer Aspire 9300 Notebook

1 Answer

Acre aspire 5100


sounds like a loose hard drive connection, or you need a BIOS update. You should check Acer's website for an updated BIOS. You should also remove the hard drive (usually a 2 minute job with a small screw driver) and re-seat the drive.

May 20, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

My Acer Aspire 5100 Laptop wont detect the hard drive


If it works on another computer then either the ide cable in the acer is bad/loose at either end or the ide controller on the motherboard is bad. I would try a known good ide cable first as if this is the problem it is fixable alot cheaper than a motherboard. Hope this helps.

Mar 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

2 Answers

ACER ASPIRE 5100 WONT BOOT


Your harddisk MBR sector might be damaged, google fix mbr and resetup your harddisk mbr. After that it most likely will boot.

Dec 12, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer Aspire 5507Z Notebook *ACTUAL NOTEBOOK


Sounds like the hard drive could be bad, or maybe it is trying to boot from the cd drive. The "Check media cable" is the error that bugs me. In your bios, you can usually have the computer boot from a CD Rom drive, or a usb flash drive, etc.. instead of the hard drive where the operating system is. Make that :

1. there is no cd in the cd drive.
2. When the laptop boots, don't touch the keyboard while booting.
Try that and lets see if it will boot into the cd drive.

Aug 07, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Hard Drive Installation


try to reseat the memory first.
if that don't work, most of the time your mainboard is bad

Apr 04, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100-5480 Notebook

1 Answer

Media test failure


sounds like your hard drive is unhappy..can you boot from recovery disk?

Mar 13, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

196 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

556 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...