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#1 jwmghf

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:54 PM

Hey guys:

I have this laptop here and what it does is it turns on, the lights come on, a fan blows for about 30 seconds and then stops. No monitor, no noise coming from inside. Then the fan begins to blow again and that the whole story. I put my ear up to the case and I don't hear the hdd spinning. Not sure where to start. I have begun to disassemble it so I can have a look inside. Any suggestions would be great.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:51 PM

Please try to gain access to the processors heat sink, you need to determine if your heat sink has dust build up, which is preventing the heat from the processor's heat sink from escaping into the laptops case and air channels and exhausted out through the case exhaust holes.

In some cases, buying a can of compressed air and blowing the air (using the flexible plastic tube included) into the laptop may remove the dust, but it can also lodge it into other places. So it is actually better to open the laptop up and gain better access and therefore blowing the dust out of the laptop effectively.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

do you have experience assembly your laptop???
if not...please bring your laptop to ACER service center or experience technician...
if yes...please check your heatsink first...cleaning up some dust and clean out the old thermal grease and put the new thermal grease and see what happens next...

if you decide to assembly it...proceed with your own RISK...dont blame anyone if your laptop get worst while your disamble it...

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:08 PM

I don't know why my original post was repeated? Anyway:


do you have experience assembly your laptop???
if not...please bring your laptop to ACER service center or experience technician...
if yes...please check your heatsink first...cleaning up some dust and clean out the old thermal grease and put the new thermal grease and see what happens next...

if you decide to assembly it...proceed with your own RISK...dont blame anyone if your laptop get worst while your disamble it...



Not too much experience taking laptops apart and putting them back together again(This is my 1st.) It wasn't very hard though and I don't think I'll have a hard time with the assembly. Also, everything I do is always at my own risk. It's an old laptop anyway and I thought I'd give'r a whirl!!!


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Edited by jwmghf, 20 July 2010 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:16 PM

no more sugestion from me if you dont read anything...sorry
please read any sugestion here before your posted again...thanks

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:33 PM

Any idea where I can take the memory and the cpu to for testing?? I normally work on Desktops so I have parts to swap in and out for test purposes. In this case I don't have any spare parts.

Edit:

I priced memory. I got a 1gb (2x512) for $15!!! That was easier than going to Bestbuy:))

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:25 AM

you can find a documentary video about how to disassemble a laptop and assembly it back on youtube...sorry I cant give a direct link...I have block youtube site at my home connection...maybe later I cant give the link....
if you have decide to disassemble it by your own...please remember you do it at your own risk...

the memory that laptop and desktop usually different type of memory...so you cannot test it on desktop...

lets forgot about disassemble your laptop for a while and do what bruce told you....

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:00 AM

Ok, I did what Bruce told me,... and I took the entire laptop apart, Blew out everything that was blowable. Then I changed the memory,... and put it back together again. It is still doing the exact same thing. I guess that's a good thing, because, that means it wasn't the memory giving me the issue.

So whats' the next thing to try?? The video card or the cpu??? Can I take the pieces to be tested. I'd like to take it apart again only 1 more time!!!


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