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Acer 5920 Laptop will not boot


anniesboy68

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I'm looking at an Acer 5920 that will not boot up. I loaded Linux Mint on it some time ago. The symptoms are... start it up, then a few grating noises from the CD drive area, then it switches off, restarts and then more grating noises, and the remains on with no action and a blank scree. I have tried booting with the Mint disk, but to no avail. Any help on solving this would be appreciated. Could it be the BIOS perhaps. AB68

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Jock1e

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Maybe boot order has changed in the Bios.

Have you tried safe mode.or even back to factory settings as a last resort.

Reseat the Memory see if that helps.

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anniesboy68

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Thanks for reply, have tried all those. The main problem is I have no screen display.

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Jock1e

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Maybe plug it into another monitor or TV to see if it works on that.Just in case it is the backlight that has gone.

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Jock1e

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Have you tried it with the battery removed.Or has there been problems with the time and date on it.

This could be helpfull.

Disconnect CMOS

It may come in handy at some point.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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disconnect HDD and dvd see if it boots to an error message

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anniesboy68

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OK, thanks all will look int AB68 light or memory light "winking" as it would normally do in booting up.

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anniesboy68

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Please ignore previous post Thanks all.

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anniesboy68

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I'm sure its something to do with the booting process as there is no flickering of the hdd indicator normally experienced when booting up. As I idicated earlier everything goes quite after the (I suppose) attempts to boot. Sounds like attempts access the CD drive (the grating noises I mentioned earlier)

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Normal boot order would be DVD followed by HDD

No bootable CD and then faulty drive I would expect to see an error message of some sort.

Check BIOS and set boot order as above save and exit and rety using the mint CD.

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anniesboy68

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Hello fruitbat.I cannot do that as I have nothing on the screen whatsoever

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