Bumped my Acer Aspire 5601AWLMi rather hard. Everything froze and after hard booting it will not come on.
Sounds like this is most likely a hard drive issue... You may have scratched your disks with the bump. When you boot up your computer, you should hear a beep - this is your POST (bios startup). If you hear this beep, but the computer does not boot any further, it is almost certainly a Hard drive issue. Some computers don't always play an audible 'beep' but if your computer shows the initial boot screen then goes black, or freezes up during the OS load, you can expect that you will need a new drive. If this is the case and you have experience in a fresh installation of an Operating System as well as experience in installing a hard disk drive into a laptop, then you can buy a new hard drive and DIY. If you do not have experience in these areas, I strongly suggest taking your computer to an expert to have it fixed.
If you don't hear the beep or the initial boot screen never displays, you may have a major issue with the motherboard itself. Either you have dislodged a necessary connection between components or you have broken a circuit. In this case, unless you are a seasoned hardware professional, I suggest bringing your computer to an expert to have it looked at.
Sep 13, 2011 |
Acer Aspire 5601WLMi Notebook