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Old 10-28-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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Default Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

Acer aspire 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later.

This seems to be a fairly common problem among many manufacturer's laptops described on the web.

Anyone know the cause / fix?
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

Of what nature is the problem? Could you please elaborate?
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

Does it get to POST first? If it doesn't get to POST it sounds like it may be a power supply issue.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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Nope - no post. no bios writing. tried three different external adapters - all good. no difference.
Nature of the problem: Press power button.. blue LEDS do their 'go around thing' for about 1.5 seconds ... fan makes brief blowing noise .. no bios writing on screen ... unit shuts off. charging of battery & charging LED seem to function correctly. changed CPU. changed memory. disconnected all device loads - that is: hard drive, CD rom, modem, wifi, etc. DC jack seems good. same problem regardless of whether screen is connected. reapplied silver thermal paste on cpu. graphics chip heat transfer pad seems fine. same behavior regardless of battery connected or not. no obvious shorts in USB connectors or otherwise. 5V & 3.3V stand-by appear to be there. ...
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

the consensus out there seems to be Nvidia video chip requiring reflow or reball.

everybody agree?
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

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the consensus out there seems to be Nvidia video chip requiring reflow or reball.

everybody agree?
mine was acer travelmate 5320, similar symptoms, lots of lappys out there with similar symptoms, and no fixes or help
your lappy like mine is NOT known to require reflow, like some lappys DO
mine turned out to be CPU
I was about to replace the bios chip before cpu
reflow seems drastic at this stage (they dont seem to last anyway)
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:05 AM   #7
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

My problem just same

my laptop acer 4740 die after a few minit in win

this pronlem like chipset over heat or fan run badly

i still can't solve this problem

all voltage in motherboard is good.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:06 AM   #8
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

hi
for acer 4530 prob is around the nvidia chip
reflow or reball is recommended
its actually coprocessor not only vga
u can just heat the chip for some time and check
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:25 PM   #9
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

tried it once but i'll try it again. thanx.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:05 AM   #10
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

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the consensus out there seems to be Nvidia video chip requiring reflow or reball.

everybody agree?
YES!! i had one of these laptop's. stripped in down re heated the nvidia with hot air gun and also shimmed it with a dime, yes a dime, temporary fix. still working to this day no problems. did it 2 months ago. There..... put in my "10 cents" worth! Har Har...
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:34 AM   #11
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

first check with the another cpu... if problem is steel there then you will need to replace nvidia mcp77 bga chip

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Acer aspire 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later.

This seems to be a fairly common problem among many manufacturer's laptops described on the web.

Anyone know the cause / fix?
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Default Re: Acer 4530 - powers on then shuts off 2 seconds later

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Nope - no post. no bios writing. tried three different external adapters - all good. no difference.
Nature of the problem: Press power button.. blue LEDS do their 'go around thing' for about 1.5 seconds ... fan makes brief blowing noise .. no bios writing on screen ... unit shuts off. charging of battery & charging LED seem to function correctly. changed CPU. changed memory. disconnected all device loads - that is: hard drive, CD rom, modem, wifi, etc. DC jack seems good. same problem regardless of whether screen is connected. reapplied silver thermal paste on cpu. graphics chip heat transfer pad seems fine. same behavior regardless of battery connected or not. no obvious shorts in USB connectors or otherwise. 5V & 3.3V stand-by appear to be there. .......
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