View Full Version : Acer Aspire 4520 won't boot

30-11-2010, 06:03 PM
Hey guys,got a mates laptop here and it doesn't boot up.
Fan spins for a few secs then nothing.There is a little green light which stays on.I have tried an external monitor but still nothing.

Speedy Gonzales
30-11-2010, 06:04 PM
Could be overheating. Does it beep or anything?

30-11-2010, 06:06 PM
No beeps.

Speedy Gonzales
30-11-2010, 06:36 PM
I take it its going by power? Only thing I can think of its overheating. It may need a clean out

30-11-2010, 06:41 PM
There is a fair bit of fluff so I will give a clean,cheers.

30-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Do the fans turn off?

Have you tried removing the battery?

30-11-2010, 08:16 PM
I gave it a good clean out and still won't boot.The fans turn off and have removed battery,still nothing.

Speedy Gonzales
30-11-2010, 08:26 PM
replace the cmos battery. Or the other battery

30-11-2010, 08:30 PM
The green light usually means its got power, normally via the mains. Unplug the power from the laptop and it should go out.

If it shuts down right away (fans etc) and stays off, it may have a blown Motherboard = $$$$ unless its still under warranty. Over heating, even with clogged ducts it should try to boot and at least get some sort of display, even for a minute.

30-11-2010, 08:35 PM
would it be at the back or under the keyboard?

Speedy Gonzales
30-11-2010, 08:40 PM
You can try the bottom option :p (http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-175136-acer-won-t-boot-in-anything)

Looks like its got a habit of not turning on (http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&client=opera&hs=Cs0&rls=en&&sa=X&ei=l6n0TNzjCMOlcLD4mdkE&ved=0CBQQvwUoAQ&q=acer+aspire+4520+won%27t+boot&spell=1)

30-11-2010, 08:41 PM
Yes it shuts down after 2 or 3 seconds and turns off.Would it be worth buying it off him if it was a blown motherboard?

Speedy Gonzales
30-11-2010, 08:52 PM
And what will you do with it?? It looks like the part # is MBAHS06001. There's a few of them on trademe. But they didnt sell. There's a few overseas, they're about $240 US

30-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Doorstop it is,I'll tell him the bad news,cheers guys.