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Acer Aspire 5532 Will Not Turn On?

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December 12, 2013 6:55:27 PM

Hi,

Many years back, I received an Acer Aspire laptop. Eventually, after only about eight months of use, it refused to turn on. I figured the hard drive had failed. So, I sort of abandoned it, let it gather dust. But I recently found it, and tried to bring it back to life. So I replaced the hard drive. I then plugged in the charger and attempted to turn it on. Nothing. No screen, no sound. It would just keep turning on, blink it's lights and spin it's fan, but nothing else. Not to mention, when I tried to turn it off, it would just tun itself back on. It only turned off when I unplugged it's AC adaptor. Now it just sits there with a blinking orange light. So what I wan to know is if I'm being a newb and completely missing a obvious fix here. Should I buy a new battery, or just junk the thing. I hope I can save it, as I plan on using it for later projects.

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December 12, 2013 10:23:30 PM

I would start by taking the hard drives, cd drive, usb, ethernet, speakers, etc out and see if you can get it to start. It should be able to start with just the motherboard and the power jack. If it starts, then try each piece of hardware until you figure out which one is causing the problem. If it still won't start (most likely), it's a problem with your motherboard and probably not worth trying to fix. If it is the motherboard, it could be an open solder joint some have had luck as a last resort with removing the processor and baking the motherboard in an oven, which re-melts the solder.

Also, the blinking light pattern can tell you what is wrong with it. Try to find a manual online. Here's a service manual: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/1188/Acer-Aspire-5532....
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December 14, 2013 6:00:16 PM

Anonymous said:
I would start by taking the hard drives, cd drive, usb, ethernet, speakers, etc out and see if you can get it to start. It should be able to start with just the motherboard and the power jack. If it starts, then try each piece of hardware until you figure out which one is causing the problem. If it still won't start (most likely), it's a problem with your motherboard and probably not worth trying to fix. If it is the motherboard, it could be an open solder joint some have had luck as a last resort with removing the processor and baking the motherboard in an oven, which re-melts the solder.

Also, the blinking light pattern can tell you what is wrong with it. Try to find a manual online. Here's a service manual: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/1188/Acer-Aspire-5532....


Thanks Ryan,
As it turns out, I managed to get it to turn on (forgot to update thread). I believe it had to do with a failing battery, which I have purchased a replacement for. Thank you for your tips though, especially about that oven trick.

Nordian

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