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My acer aspire 5520 will only stay on for about 1-2 seconds then it will turn itself off. the display doesn't turn on. sometimes the fan will start going. i tried removing the battery while having it plugged in to the charger. i have tried the charger with another computer and it worked fine. i removed the hard drive and it didnt help. i tried the hard drive in another computer and it worked fine. Anyone have any idea what may happened? it just turned off one day (didnt overheat).gmail.com

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Hello,
Even though a lot of things might have gone wrong and caused this,
But I will try and tell you some troubleshooting steps that you can try.
First of all, get a screw-driver, remove all the RAM(memory sticks) at the back of it, clean their interface with an eraser, and try to power it on first without
them, then replace them back and power it on.
Alternatively,
Remove all your RAM(Memory Sticks), and clean the tip of the connector with an eraser, and re-insert it one after the other.
That is, if you have two of them, after you insert the first one, put on your system and see if it works, then do the same thing with the other one.
If the two of them works, them insert the them all. but if it is just one that worked, just remove the other one that is not working and replace it.
Also from what you have just said, I suspect that your hard drive is likely to be corrupt, or having a bad sector on it.
To be sure of this, disconnect your hard drive from the laptop, and power it up without connecting the hard drive, if it boots up to the point where it says:
"Operating System Not Found" or "No Bootable Device Found", then that shows that your hard drive needs replacement
Kindly Let me know how it goes.
Hope this helps.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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