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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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woodchip

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have you tried booting just on mains, or the mains adapter may be no good so battery flat

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anniesboy68

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Have tried allt that, battery is ok. Am leaving it plugged in on mains for 24hrs to possibly charge the cmos battery ( read that somewhere )

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anniesboy68

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No Luck I am giving up on this now, so much time wasted. Thank you all for your suggestions etc. AB68

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