Question about Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook

1 Answer

When I power on my Acer Aspire 5315 (on 32bit Vista OS) the LCD screen stays black and it doesn't show any sign of booting-up. The only thing that I see is the green LED light which shows that the power is on and the dvd drive runs for some seconds ( /- 30sec) and the stops. Help me get over this problem :( Thank you in advance...

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

Plug the laptop into a monitor, most new LCD TV's will have a PC connection on the back, you will need a VGA or DVI cable for this, depends what your laptop has. If you see the OS boot up fine then the problem is with your laptop display, likely the backlight or some component of the display is toast. If you don't see anything on the second display then you may have other issues, video card/motherboard, although you would think that would be caught at POST and give you some beeps to indicate failure. Try the first option then post back with results.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

  • 1 more comment 
  • Samar khan Oct 29, 2010

    I have Got The Same Problem with my acer aspire 5520 turn on it and leave it till it shut downs autometically....repeat this method again and again 5 to 7 times it turns on the problem is the fan is with the motherboard....i have got the it gets bigger and begger now i have to wait 15 to 20 mins to turn on my laptop

  • crispee Oct 29, 2010

    I'm not sure what it is you are trying to say, but if I'm not mistaken, you are saying that your laptop is shutting down due to overheating. This should be easy to fix, first check to see if the fan actually spins up, even though the fan is on the motherboard it is usually a 2wire fan that is replaceable.
    If the fan does spin up, you could have a dust/air flow issue, if you have the tools and know how, clean the unit out if that doesn't work, you may want to try reapplying thermal paste and re seating the heat-sinks, this could also be an issue with bad solder points on the GPU, but best to test the obvious before you go and put your motherboard into the oven. :)
    good luck

  • Samar khan Oct 30, 2010

    yes my motherboard does beep but the problem i think is wid the fan sometimes it runs fast and sometimes it runs very slow thatz y my laptop gets overheated........tnx for the replay and by the way that previous comment i posted my keyboard buttons wasnt working......again tnx for replay.... i was trying to buy a new motherboard.... but u r right first i should check my fan is it working correctly or not..than i should go for a new the way how much does a new fan costs..



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I am working a computer an Acer Aspire M5640 desktop with Windows Vista Home Premium. The system would not boot. When I took a look and turned it on and the monitor has "no signal." There is no splash...

try to boot first in bios, if it work normally restart and press F8 and start in VGA mode select screen resolution to 800 by 600. if still not work re-install windows vista operating systems.

Mar 23, 2010 | Acer Aspire m5640 PC Desktop

1 Answer

On boot up of a acer 3050 i get a black screen of death making me believe its a hard drive problem so i change the harddrive and i still get a black screen of death .it showed me the acer screen then it...

i had a similar problem with my acer aspire 4315 (witch i got for free because of this problem :D ) and i just reinstalled vista then it worked just fine

Dec 23, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3050 Notebook

1 Answer

My computer will not boot up Acer 5050 all the lights com on but it never boots the screen stays black. it will not turn off unless you remove the battery.

If you have a VGA cable and a monitor, attempt to plug this into a monitor to verify that the laptop will not boot into your OS (Windows generally). If it does end up booting into your OS, then it sounds like your LCD has died or become unplugged inside the laptop.

Nov 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

1 Answer

Screen stays black when booting up on Gateway laptop

there is a inverter in lcd that makes shinely, white .

it looks like inverter issue. need to get service.

May 29, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

1 Answer

Power comes on but the screen stay`s black dose it have a screen lock or stand by

Black screens can be caused by many things the first bit of video runs through the ram, so try changing the ram or swaping it. the next thing that causes a black screen is the LCD Inverter or the back light bulb to test this is take a flash light and shine it on the screen at an angle and see of you can make any faint images out. Next dis-assemble the laptop and see if the processor is heating up or staying cool.

Hope this helps!

May 02, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

1 Answer

Monito Black at startup ACER ASPIRE 2920

some times the data cable and the power cable to the LCD screen get loose due to handling or missuse/installation errors. so try to remove the cover just above your keybord.with a thin screw driver where u will see the small jacks for the LCD. remove and refix it and see. if it does not solve the problem, check ur battery condition. If the battery condition is ok, load a xp boot disk and reinstall the OS.


Mar 29, 2009 | Aspire Acer 7520-5071 Notebook

1 Answer

My monitor will not turn on

Test it with another monitor to see if all is well and if you see things then there is a problem with the LCD.  Come back here for more instructions.

Oct 15, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

3 Answers

Laptop Wont Boot

Does it sound like it's starting up at all? Is the problem that only the screen turns blank? You might have just disabled the standard output. Try pressing Fn (bottom left on the keyboard) and the F5 on the top a few times to see if the screen toggles back on. You might also try to run it without the battery, and on the battery only in case it's a faulty battery or power supply that causes the problem. If not, it sounds lsike a serious problem, so if there is any chance of the waranty still being valid I'd call acer support asap.

Jun 17, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook Logo

335 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

645 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides