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Solved: Acer laptop cycling on/off

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  1. shoogleguy

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    We have a Acer Aspire 5520 series laptop.Left on for a while and when came back it wouldn't come out of 'sleep' mode but hitting ESC and then the power on button just cause it to cycle, click on click off but never restarting. Even removed battery to see if that would 'reset' things--no change. Is this completely fried? Sure hope not; got lotsa stuff on it. HELP!
    I have posted this on the 'Vista' place, hope one of these is right. Tnx KJ
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    I dont know if its fried. If i had to guess it sounds like a short somewhere, overheating, or some kind of power supply problem.Or even a problem with the motherboard.Since its a laptop and you have things you dont want to lose get a usb sata/ide connector and hook it up to another computer so you can salvage whats important till you can get this ones problem sorted out.
     
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    Thanks, My thoughts followed the same ideas. Hoped it wasn't so bad but that's life. Thanks anyway. KJ
     
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    You are welcome.
     
  5. shoogleguy

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    Hi y'all,
    Well, never did get the Acer to fire up...must be a basic power problem.
    However, I did pick up a HDD docking unit on eBay (for about $17) and popped the HDD from it and was able to access all the files on the HD. Maybe tackle the 'dead' laptop later; when time permits. Thanks all, KJ
     
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    Again you are welcome. Im glad you were able to save what was important.
     
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