Solved: [Solved] Acer Aspire 5517 Repair Help

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Jok3r5458

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Hello, my laptop is not coming on, well the screen.

I tried taking out the battery, unplugging the charger etc. and holding the power button for 30 seconds and plugging in the charger only. That didn't work.

I tried plugging in a external monitor into it (one I know works as it's the one I am using currently) and the screen still didn't come on.

Before it died, I ran MemTest on each single RAM and both came back with no problems (ran each for an hour).

Hard drive was bad but replaced it and still nothing.

I am stumped on what it could be. I mean, I have a few ideas but would rather have someone else shed some light on my ideas.

1. Motherboard went bad.
2. onboard graphics died.


Could it be the CPU as well?


I have the whole thing disassembled right now.
 
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Hi,
Most likely it's just either of your 2 ideas. When you turn it on, is the power light still showing up? If it does, is it really nothing on the screen, not even the Acer Logo?
 

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Yeah, when I push the power button the light comes on showing it turned on but nothing on the screen at all. Even tried using a flashlight to shine on the screen to see if it was the backlight but nope.

Edit: When I click the power button, the fan comes on for about 2 seconds then shuts off. Something is getting warm/hot inside, i'm assuming it is the CPU.
 
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CPU, Most likely.. you can also try booting without the HDD and see if the tempeture is the same. We'll HDD has nothing to do with the "No Video" but can be reason as well of high temp.
 

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Well, I went out and bought some thermal paste and did all the dirty work..

End result: I first turned it on but no luck still a black screen. I let it sit and run for about 15 minutes while on and it got warm, so I knew something was working (CPU). I unplugged it and put in the hard drive and tried turning on again and wah-lah booted up!

Guess it just needed some new grease. The old stuff was caked and cracking.
 
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