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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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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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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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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Have you tried another bootable CD in it?

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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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