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Acer Aspire 5520 will not boot up

by Annasharann / July 18, 2010 12:22 PM PDT

Hi,
I have an Acer Aspire 5520. When I turn it on, it starts to power up for about 3 seconds, then turns off. It cycles through this endlessly unless I remove the battery. If I put the battery back in, or connect the power cable and turn my laptop on, it does the same thing, till I remove the power source.
Any suggestions?
Cheers,
Sharon

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So it works without the battery?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2010 1:53 PM PDT

What I find are many folk unaware about 300 cycle batteries and how an old battery can tax or even fry the motherboard. Your story is incomplete. How many years old is this battery and does it work without it?
Bob

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It makes no difference using battery or cord power
by Annasharann / July 18, 2010 1:59 PM PDT

I bought the laptop about 2 years ago.

It does the same thing (cycles) if the battery is in, or the battery is out and the power cable is in. It makes no difference which power source is used. I don't think it is an issue with power.

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That's clearer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2010 2:03 PM PDT

It sounds like the usual failed laptop. You can try the usual of removing the CD/DVD, hard drive and any added ram. Out of warranty repair usually is the motherboard and can run as much as a new laptop.

But try removing parts and hope it powers up and stays up as that could mean a failed ram or other part than the motherboard.
Bob

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Acer Aspire 5520 will not boot up
by mzweili / March 11, 2011 9:19 PM PST

Hi,
I would try to boot the laptop with a linux live disk.
this would give you an indication whether the problem comes from a damaged boot sector on you hard drive or it's a hardware problem.

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I am facing the same problem
by Saurabhnegi01 / October 2, 2010 1:13 AM PDT

ASPIRE 5920. Please let me know how you resolved this problem.

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I did the following.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 2, 2010 1:18 AM PDT

I removed what parts I could and if that doesn't help I replace the main board.

As I do this some hundred times a year I hope you fare better.
Bob

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Acer Aspire 5520 will not boot up
by alisa2010 / March 7, 2011 12:05 PM PST
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