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Thread: Laptop fails to start up.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Not Wick

    Default Laptop fails to start up.

    I have an Acer 5532 laptop, Windows 7. A few years back it suddenly stopped working, then a couple of months ago I tried starting it up and it worked fine apart from certain occasions when it failed to start up. Now it won't start up at all. It does power up as I can hear the fan running. I have searched the web, but there are many reasons for it not starting up from a duff battery to needing a new motherboard. I suspect it is something to do with the battery as I would have to charge the battery numerous occasions to get it to start up. Any advice is appreciated.
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    If you take the battery out the laptop but start it with the power cable attached do you get the same result?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008


    usually the harddrive has failed in that series
    take it out and try the laptop then.

    get a USB cradle and pop the HDD in it and run chkdsk diagnostics .
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