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Thread: Acer Aspire 5536 Dead... ?
2012-09-28, 09:14 #1
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Acer Aspire 5536 Dead... ?
Hey guys. I'll put the sequence of events in order and hopefully someone can help me.
I was working on the above laptop over the past few days. It was overheating and shutting down, so I naturally took the laptop apart and cleaned the fan and heat sync with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs.
I then formatted the computer to Windows XP from Windows 7 (It's not supported on the website, but I successfully ran it in the past with a list of drivers I have on my personal computer)
After XP was installed, but before drivers were loaded, the computer made continuous beeping during POST and then loaded Windows. It was fully operational and I loaded the drivers easily.
I restarted the computer, same thing.. many beeps and then Windows. I restarted and set BIOS to factory defaults, same thing.
I ignored the beeping thinking it was probably a stuck key and would order a new keyboard online later; however, now the computer gets no graphics period. LCD or VGA :s!!
Could the GPU have died just then? What was the beeping? Can someone help with this? I thought maybe it was bad RAM and I tested both sticks, it's not bad RAM. The computer turns on and the fan spins, but no Video. Hrm...
Thanks for any replies!
2012-09-28, 11:13 #2
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You ought to go back into your computer's original documentation and determine what the beep codes you heard indicated.
That would be my first step. Another step would be to attempt to plug in a compatible external monitor, if you are able.DRIVE IMAGING
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