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Installed new CPU, Updated Bios, and still have a black screen.

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April 18, 2014 11:15:53 PM

Hey folks,

Tonight, I updated the bios on my Acer Aspire 5532, and installed a new CPU. However, I'm getting a black screen. The power comes on, and the fan revs for about 5 seconds, then it goes quiet, and the display is still black. What do I do?
April 18, 2014 11:25:30 PM

possible video drivers. do you have an aftermarket video card or is it built into the mobo
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April 19, 2014 5:02:38 AM

technot27 said:
possible video drivers. do you have an aftermarket video card or is it built into the mobo


Its built in. But I also just updated the graphics drivers last week.
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April 19, 2014 7:34:09 AM

What CPU did you put in??? It might be a battery issue, try taking out the Battery and put it back in,
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April 19, 2014 7:36:03 AM

Does it work when you reinstall the old CPU? What is the new CPU and is it officially supported?
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April 19, 2014 6:20:38 PM

Vitric9 said:
What CPU did you put in??? It might be a battery issue, try taking out the Battery and put it back in,

I upgraded from a TF-20 to an AMD Turion 64 X2. I've tried taking out the battery and putting it back in. Still nothing.

Updated bios while in windows, but still nothing. Then, about an hour ago, I put the old CPU back in, and it worked.

So then I put the new CPU back in, and got the black screen again.

*screams*
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April 20, 2014 7:25:34 AM

The CPU either is defective (is it brand new?) or the BIOS is too old to support it (unlikely because version 1.09 should also support it).
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