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Acer Aspire 5050 laptop turns off quickly.

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  1. lolgic

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    Hi everyone, a little while back the power pin of my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop came loose so it couldn't get power. I let it sit a while and just got around to ordering a replacement part. Now the laptop gets power but it turns off quickly. I've noticed that it turns off faster after consecutive attempts. (First time maybe 5 to 8 seconds then it just turns off a couple seconds after you try to start it.) The fan starting going hard before going off. I would have liked to experiment a little more and do more trials but I was afraid I might damage something. I have tried this with both the cable and the battery together and each separately. It doesn't make a difference. Thank for reading, any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. lolgic

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    I cleaned the fan without a difference. I have noticed that it behaves the laptop behaves the same regardless of if the fans are hooked up so I don't think it has anything to do with that. I'm stumped so if you have any id as please make a post.
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    That sounds to me as though the heatsink has come loose as well.
    I suspect you need to remove it and use fresh heatsink compound and replace it.
     
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    I can't feel anything get hot on the laptop and the air the fan blows out is cool. This makes me think it isn't overheating. Am I wrong?
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    Not necessarily true.
    If the heatsink IS NOT working, the the CPU can overheat very quickly before any heat gets transfered to the rest of the system.
    The fan just cools the heatsink which will still be cold even though the CPU itself may be too hot.
     
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