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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 46709 8-Nov-2009 11:53
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Hi all
I went to turn on my Acer Aspire 5310, Now when I press the power button everything turns on, drives spin up, DVD drive lights come on and the fans start spinning. This lasts for a second or two and then it powers down. About 2 seconds later, it powers back up, and does this repeatedly.
I can't even turn my laptop back off.
I had to remove the battery, but have no idea what is going down with it.
I tried charging it but it still has the same problem.
Any help will be great, thanks.

~ Richard

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  Reply # 270996 8-Nov-2009 12:29
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Like looking for a needle in a hay stack have you tried booting into safe mode?

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  Reply # 271008 8-Nov-2009 13:44
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Does it do it when plugged without the battery? If not then I'd say this battery is dead... If yes then we have to think about other things. Let us know this first.


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  Reply # 271009 8-Nov-2009 14:00
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I hadn't tried it but it is still doing the same thing.
Nothing like this has happened before. I also tried the spare battery from my old Acer laptop and that appears not to have helped.

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  Reply # 271042 8-Nov-2009 17:46
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Are you able to tell us if you see anything at all on the screen? I.e. a BIOS load screen or any text at all?

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  Reply # 271179 9-Nov-2009 08:53
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It's just a plain black screen. The BIOS doesn't come up, and i don't have chance to bring any computer menus before it shuts off and comes back on.

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  Reply # 271184 9-Nov-2009 09:02
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It may be hard to diagnose the problem from there, but start with the RAM. Try removing it/reseating it and then rebooting.

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  Reply # 271270 9-Nov-2009 12:47
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Yep, agree with RS. Also, could be an overheating problem if the fan(s) are dusty / dead. If you are confident enough, open it up and have a look?

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