Question about Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook
My Aspire 5612 shows exactly the same
symptoms. Sometimes its running for hours without a problem. Then it suddenly freezes (preferrably if the processor load is temporarily increased) and the fan starts running at max. speed. After crashing and reboot it usually stops working only a few minutes. After 3 to 5 reboots its operating fine again for up to several hours. Seems to be a common problem (and its not dust related - for sure).
My guess is that the fan control doesn't work properly - the fan starts working too late. I have found a remedy which allows at least web surfing without problems. Run two instances of "Stress Prime" for a high load on the two cores. The temperature will increase and the fan will alway run at high speed. No more crashes!
Does anybody have an idea how to really solve the problem - replace the fan or the temperature sensor, maybe a bios update????
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Do you have a battery installed or are you running on a power adaptor but no battery at all.
A couple of things I would think about. Firstly, if you do not have a battery installed, install one. There are pros and cons as to whether a battery should be left in if you always use mains. However, if there is a problem with the mains adaptor or any interruption caused by poor connections or intereference, the battery will keep your laptop alive.
Laptop power sockets are notoriously unreliable especially if you are constantly plugging in and removing the power adaptor. Make sure it is firmly pushed home and if it is loose, consider replacing the socket. Also the power lead may have become intermittent.
Yes it could easily be caused by heat. Ensure that there is sufficient ventilation to allow your computer to dissipate heat effectively. I always use a neat home made stand on all my laptops so that even if it sits on my bed there is plenty of room underneath and the vents are not covered or restricted. It only needs to be elevated by an inch or so. I always think of a computer needing to breathe and I don't want to suffocate it.
Can you hear the fan(s) operating? Laptops can end up as dust buckets. Have you made sure the fans and vents are reasonbly clean.
Finally, if you often take your laptop out, something may have worked loose inside such as a ribbon connector.
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
Hmmm..sounds like a thermal issue....do you, by chance have it sitting flat on a hard table? You know, it's most effective to have a laptop, UP off the table, on one of those 'risers' that are available in most electronics or computer departments. Not unlike a trivet for sitting hot pots or pans on.
got backup for that Acer?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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