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Laptop screen wont turn on after replacing proccessor

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January 1, 2013 6:16:15 AM

Hello,
My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5534-5950 with a AMD Athlon 1.6 GHz processor. Oh wait! No, it's a AMD Phenom 2 duel core 2.8 GHz processor now! Only one problem with it, the screen doesn't turn on when I press the power button. I switched back to the other processor and it worked fine, so I don't understand why my system doesn't turn on. Any ideas?
January 1, 2013 7:17:16 AM

I really don't know man. Is your laptop am3? Are there any bent pins on the processor?

~Don't know much about laptop processors.
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January 1, 2013 7:28:15 AM

your laptops motherboard may not support the processor you are attempting to upgrade to. did you check it's manuals for any info on this?
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January 1, 2013 8:27:42 AM

BIOS update?
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January 1, 2013 8:40:23 AM

^Didn't think of that, try it
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January 1, 2013 12:48:36 PM

Well just because the CPU fits in the socket does not mean it is guaranteed to work.

If the BIOS does not recognize the new CPU, then it will not book. Your only hope is if Acer released a new BIOS for your laptop that will allow it to recognize the new CPU. Doubtful, but you got nothing else to loose by checking.
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January 1, 2013 7:34:13 PM

Charlie50011 said:
Hello,
My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5534-5950 with a AMD Athlon 1.6 GHz processor. Oh wait! No, it's a AMD Phenom 2 duel core 2.8 GHz processor now! Only one problem with it, the screen doesn't turn on when I press the power button. I switched back to the other processor and it worked fine, so I don't understand why my system doesn't turn on. Any ideas?


This easy. The board doesn't support the processor. Don't know where you got the idea that would work. That is a socket s1 board.
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January 1, 2013 7:43:42 PM

Uh, the processor is the right socket, Im sure it's the bios.
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January 1, 2013 7:54:12 PM

Socket S1 comes in different generations. They don't go to the same lengths do distinguish them like desktops because DIY is all but non-existent on mobile.

And yes, the bios would be an issue too, but Im not sure they are even hardware compatible.
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January 1, 2013 8:04:04 PM

Well, we'll find out after I update the board.
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January 1, 2013 8:16:06 PM

If you characterized your hardware correctly, it's not going to work. That board is S1g1. That processor looks to be g3. They are not compatible.
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January 1, 2013 10:35:43 PM

If that's the case, which I think it is, I'm going to have to buy a 90$ processor instead of this 40$ I got. And it's a whole .4 GHz worse. *facedesk* I should've done more research.
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January 2, 2013 1:08:12 AM

Charlie50011 said:
If that's the case, which I think it is, I'm going to have to buy a 90$ processor instead of this 40$ I got. And it's a whole .4 GHz worse. *facedesk* I should've done more research.


Shouldn't hurt to try the newer bios, but I'm not optimistic at all.

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