Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
My computer was working fine. then it froze and i had to restart by holding don the power button. then it was running fine again and then froze again so i did the same thing. now when i power it up nothing happens ... the on light goes on and the fan starts running but no load screen or anything ... can anyone help?
Hi guys. I have the same problem with my Aspire5110. Th only solution i've found is to unplug it from the power. From battery it can startup and works correctly. Unfortunetly I have some other problems as well (i think it's basicly a motherboard problem) so I lost my trust for th acer. The performance is low even with the latest drivers, the Xpress1100 is enough for windows but not enough for games. Even if I play with low graphic details. Some of the games can't even recognize this videocard (eg COD3). I'm haviving trouble using microsoft Flight Simulator etc, etc....I'm a bit dissapointed. I know that this is not a gaming 'powermachine' but I expected more the that for my money. Good lock with yours! Dan
Posted on Oct 08, 2007
Hi, The most that can be suggested that you check are the memories and possibly the video card (if an add-on). All others would require opening up the unit. The battery is not even an issue since as long as the AC adapter is plug to the mains and to the laptop, it should work. Even a defective hard disk would not cause the no screen display. Verify that it is not powering up and not just no display. In some cases, the laptop powers up, boots and runs Windows but nothing is shown on the display. A way to check is to connect the laptop to an external monitor, hit the Fn + F? key to enable external monitor. Another is to use a flashlight and shine towards the display panel. If the display is the issue and the unit boots, you will see a very faint semblance of your desktop, chances are that it is a defective CCFLamp or its inverter. If even with with a known good external monitor, no beeps, no display when powered up, it is the laptop itself. As initially said check your memories (or if you've got one, video card). flip the laptop over, underneath would be a lid/panel cover with 1 or 2 small screws. Remove the screw(s) and lift the cover. Exposed would be 1 or 2 sticks of memory. Slightly move the side lock apart and away from the memory sticks, the memory would slightly popout, remove and clean the little gold pins with a pencil eraser. Reinsert and click/lock in place. If there is a video card, do the same. If none of the above works, you might have to seek the services of a qualified professional as this involves opening up the unit and doing in circuit diagnosis. Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need further information. good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Sep 30, 2007
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