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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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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Have you tried another bootable CD in it?

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Jock1e

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How about removing the CMOS battery for a couple of minutes then putting it back just to see if you get a reaction.

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Jock1e

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Ignore last.

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anniesboy68

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Yes have tried two bootable Cds. Nothing is loading because when I swith off out goes all the lights immediately. I repeat, nothing is showing on the screen so there is nothing I can do. Perhaps give up and sell as faulty minjus the hard drive

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anniesboy68

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Sorry about the apparent spelling/letters missing'but Iam sending most posts using a tablet and the screen is very touch responsive and I am not quite used to it yet

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Disconnect mains

remove battery

press and hold power key for 30 secs

reconnect mains only and retry.

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anniesboy68

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Just tried that fruitBat, no go, just the same as before. I'll give up on this, the owner is not worried said sling it if I could'nt succeed
Thanks for input, I see you are a regular "helper" AB68

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lotvic

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You could take the harddrive out and hook it up via usb or slave to another pc to see what's on it.

Also try an external monitor so you can view bios activity.

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woodchip

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As you say noise from DVD drive at boot, go into BIOS at boot and disable DVD drive or put it last on boot list to check when starting

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anniesboy68

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Hey chaps thanks for the inputs, but I must stress this laptop is completely dead after its initial attempts at booting, and also to note when I switch it off, off it goes immediately, within a second and in addition I must stress there is no display so I cannot get into the workings to alter anything, hence my posting that I will sell it as faulty

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