Having problems with your Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook ?

Acer Extensa 5420 won't turn on, not a power/battery problem.

\015 I was reinstalling Vista Home Premium on my Acer Extensa 5420, using\015\012recovery DVDs made on that laptop with the Acer E-Recovery program.The\015\012laptop turned off during the install, which is what my laptop has\015\012always done if it's too hot during non-windows stuff, like the BIOS or\015\012a OS installer like this, and now it won't even turn on. I press the\015\012power button, the fan, HDD, and DVD drive all make noise, and the power\015\012light turns on, but the screen is blank (not even a backlight) and then\015\012the power light turns off, turns back on, and tries again...\015\012\015\012I think that there is either a problem with the HDD or the BIOS, but I\015\012don't know to reset the BIOS on this laptop (an Acer Extensa 5420) or\015\012how to format it without turning it on...\015\012\015\012I don't think it's anything with the power, because it just worked an hour or so ago.\015

Answers :

Just for the heck of it, try blowing out the cooling fan with some compressed air. If you have never cleaned it and the fan stops turning, the computer will go into a safe mode and not start up.
\015\012Ther should be a vent somewhere on the side of the laptop that vents hot air cooling the CPU. That is where you need to blow it out.
\015\012Hope it helps- just a longshot...
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