Gateway(Acer) nv53a powers up but NO BOOT/NO DISPLAY

November 11, 2013 at 05:56:46
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon™ II dual-core processor P320 /4gb ddr3
I have an acer/gateway laptop that will not boot but gets power. I have tried all of the obvious "trials and errors" that I can possibly think of. The cpu fan works but the hd does not spin up....very strange....any suggestions? I'm going nuts!

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#1
November 11, 2013 at 05:59:32
Do you see the Gateway splash screen when you attempt to power up?

"The cpu fan works but the hd does not spin up....very strange....any suggestions?"

Could it be that you answered your own question (in bold)? HDD failure?


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#2
November 11, 2013 at 06:02:56
no Gateway screen just black display.

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#3
November 11, 2013 at 06:07:10
Thanks for responding so quickly by the way! Can't be HD because the diplay is black and can't get to bios...

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#4
November 11, 2013 at 10:24:55
By 'the hd does not spin up' do you mean it's not loading or did you actually put your ear to it and verify it's not spinning? If it's not spinning up then temporarily disconnect it, restart and see if you get the posting screen or logo. I agree a bad drive shouldn't cause a blank display but you can't always be sure what affect a bad piece of hardware will have.

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#5
November 11, 2013 at 22:58:37
I've been repairing PCs for years, this one has me pulling my hair out! I've tried every trouble shooting meathod I know. This is how it goes:
1) Push power button
2) Lights come on
3) CPU fan starts turning
Then NOTHING more happens,
It stays powered up, fan turning, never even gets to "screen on".
NO display
NO POST
NO NOTHING
It's driving me nuts!


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#6
November 12, 2013 at 09:51:58
Probably stating the obvious but if you never see anything at all on the screen it has to be a hardware fault.

Did you try #4 - it might prove something?

Try the HD in another computer as a data drive and see if it can be read - that will eliminate it from the equation.

Faulty PSU is still possible.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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