TravelMate 8210 freezing / no boot
Posted on 2009-07-06
I have an Acer TravelMate 8210 which is behaving erratically. Sometimes I can boot into windows, work around for 10 minutes before the screen freezes and the keyboard/mouse become unresponsive. Other times, I am not even able to reach the BIOS.
I installed SpeedFan to monitor the temperature, and the CPU temperature starts off around 48C and remains around 48C when the freeze occurs. I have touched the heat sink, and even though it is hot it is not burning hot.
I have tried to removing the memory and trying just one at a time and not luck.
When the computer will not even reach the BIOS the main power light and the "email light" are on. I am not sure if this lighting has any significance.
Please let me know what further details might be helpful.