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Acer Aspire V5-551 Black Screen, Spinning Fan for a few seconds | Help

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So I am having the following problem with my laptop;

When I press the power button there is no display and the fan only spins for a few seconds and then everything stops.

Why is this happening?

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Can you connect a monitor to see if you get a signal?

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Thank you for your quick reply, just tested this and no signal on another monitor

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@adeel123 going by your symptoms it sounds like a bad processor. Your processor is soldered to the board and cannot be replaced. Of course you want to check with a multimeter that your power supply is working perfectly. After that remove your RAM modules and see if you get anything from your ACER when you restart it without or just one piece of memory. Any sounds or Beeps on startup will help to make a final determination.

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The charger is connected to the laptop during this process. However when I take the charger wire out the laptop beeps alerting me the charger has been removed.

I wonder if this is of any help

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Not really since this is most likely independent of the processor. Again try without the memory modules or reduce it to just one.

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@oldturkey03 I had the same problem and took out one of the memory modules and viola.....it restarted like normal. So do I replace that module or just keep on running it without that one module?

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larrygkaraoke I'd replace it for the added memory. Makes things run a bit smoother ;-)

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Could be several issues! 1. Processor is probably fried to dog-$@$*. 2. Bad ram or no ram. 3. Could have been tampered with by inexperienced tech or novice cpu Wiz/idiot . 4. If some of the screws on the back bezel are missing or mix matched them most likely your problem is my third guess. 5. If you really love the cpu or on a budget then replacement parts on eBay such as another motherboard would be the way to go and your problems most likely will be solved. BUT!!! If your not interested in putting time, patients, a few bucks into it then the ultimate solution would be to put it on the curve and watch different species of birds take a verity of dumps on it until the garbage man arrive.

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No. 2 was the fault. Thanks. Now if I could figure out why the touchscreen feature isn't working.

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