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Acer 5050 crash problem.

Now i have a acer aspire 5050. Every time i try to use the laptop, sometimes i can get 20 seconds out of it, sometimes boot in windows, Sometimes play around on it for a bit. Then the screen will just go black, all lights will stay if they were light up, light up if not they wont. I try to make the computer make a noise from when you have to many keys held down at once and it wont. So this tells me that this is a hard crash. I tired with battery in, Just plugged into the wall with out the battery, plunged in with the battery with the same results..I`m hoping someone on here can give me something to check here or maybe knows what wrong. I`m using vista and ubuntu and its does the same in both operating systems. Thanks a lot for your time, hopefully someone can help me out.

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  • r0o0b0 Sep 12, 2007

    Sorry just checked again when it does crash the little rectangle's looking book thing on the left with the light next to it will just stop blinking.. Wont stay stuck. But the power button will still be lite up

  • r0o0b0 Sep 13, 2007

    okay now i have more of a problem. It has gotten worse. Now whenever i try to boot the laptop. I have 3 little lights on the left hand side. Ones caps lock, and num locks and there one more, that one will just keep blinking fast, nothing will come up on the screen...

  • r0o0b0 Sep 14, 2007

    okay, I plug a monitor into it and got nothing. But the weird thing is i can`t even get my dvd rom drive to open up. Can`t get anything on the screen.. and the blinking seems kinda like weak (like the colour isn`t as intense as it normaly would be.) Fans do come on as normal.

  • bikerpunk Feb 14, 2008

    no power no lights no nothing

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    boots up but after the welcome screen nothing comes on. lines appear on screen, cd/dvd drive does not work



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I believe that it is the hard drive loading. I will plug the monitor into it tonight when i get home..

Posted on Sep 13, 2007



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It is highly unlikely its a crash......two operating systems cannot....CANNOT crash similtaneously. Its impossible! unless the hard drive you run both on is faulty BUT you wouldnt get Windows to load. Not even for a say all lights will stay if they were lit up but they some how dont stay on.........I think thats what you mean.........then you say you checked again and there were rectangles that look like a book that stopped blinking yet the power lite stayed on....Im at a lost But I dont think its a crash......only software crash it might be a hardware pronlem....

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2007

    Plug an external monitor into it if that goes and the scree lites up with the OS then youhave a problem LCD. That blinking light is the hard drive loading?



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