Overheating problem with Acer Aspire 5050 Notebook

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I would like to get a second opinion on an issue I'm having with a Acer Aspire 5050 Notebook.

Seconds after I turn it on it shuts down suddenly (after passing the POST screen).

I've noticed that the CPU fan isn't working and cause overheating problems.

So is the faulty fan causing those sudden shutdowns right after I turn the laptop on or could the problem lie somewhere else?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #101429

Overheating problem with Acer Aspire 5050 Notebook

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There are so many reason why a Notebook/Computer is shutting down automatically. So how will we know which one. Since you already noticed that the CPU fan is not working properly then the first thing to do is try to remove it then clean it, try to get some other source of power, a battery(6Volts to 12Volts) to be exact, then try to test your fan if it is working. Here we will start our elimination process.
 
  1. If the fan works when you used your battery for testing then we now know that your motherboard is not supplying power to you fan and that's why it is not working.
  2. But if the fan is not working then you have to change (easiest one) it with a new one. So install the new CPU Fan.
  3. Try to turn on the computer then wait if the computer will shutdown abruptly. If not then we are successful. But if not, we have to further eliminate the possibilities that some of your component inside your laptop is already burned out.
  4. Burned out components like Video Card, some component of your Motherboard, etc. then you have to contact Acer's helpdesk if you are already sure that it is your Motherboard. 
  5. If you got some spare Acer that you can use to check your laptop hardwares then you could exchange their components to do the process of elimination.
 
I hope that using the above suggestions will help you with your problem.
Answered By 0 points N/A #101430

Overheating problem with Acer Aspire 5050 Notebook

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Hi,
 
Same problem I encountered. Use a clock degrader such as RMclock Utility, then lower speed of your CPU or use a performance on demand option to use stepping up while needed and steeping down while not necessary. This too really helped me
 
Here are some options for getting your portable computer to return to a reasonable level of functioning.
 
Options to try include, cleaning the laptop fan and vents that move cooling air through the computer, elevating your Notebook so airflow from below is not blocked, using a Notebook cooler or "chill pad," changing the computer settings or using special computer cooling software that helps to prevent computer overheating. 
 
Hope this could help you.

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