Acer: starts to boot and then shuts down

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Kukulana Posts 1 Registration date Friday December 5, 2014 Status Member Last seen December 5, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014 at 11:43 AM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Dec 5, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Hello,
I have an Acer Aspire 5742 series laptop.
The computer won't boot. It begins and I see the "Acer Screen" but after 5 secs it shuts down and immediately tries to boot again. The same thing happens over and over again until I remove the battery. I just replaced the battery but that didn't solve the problem.
Ideas?
Thanks!
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Dec 5, 2014 at 01:48 PM
I suspect a hardware error on the motherboard. Only a qualified PC Tech can diagnose the problem and a fix might exceed the cost of a new laptop.

Good luck