We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Acer 5920 Laptop will not boot


anniesboy68

Likes # 0

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

Like this post
woodchip

Likes # 0

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

Like this post
anniesboy68

Likes # 0

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 )

Like this post
anniesboy68

Likes # 0

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

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: Hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy. Samsung's flagship is more iPhone-lr......

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Ractive powers The Guardian's interactive infographics – and lets novice coders build complex...

IDG UK Sites

12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours: new MacBook Air to have fingerprint ID, could launch...