Acer Aspire 3690 will not stay powered up long enough to finish restore

Posted on 2011-10-06
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Acer Aspire 3690 will not stay powered up long enough to finish restore.

I have booted from more than one boot disk but machine always powers down before the restore can be completed. Is there any type of Acer hardware test that can be ran from boot or any other know issue with this Make of computer?
Question by:scangroup
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If it powers off this is very likely an overheating problem. Clean out all dust you can.

Run the HD manufacturer's diagnostic utility and memtest86+ which you'll both find on the UBCD:

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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Also try with the battery removed. It could be overheating as well.

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i have tried without battery, but no success. I can hear the fan working but nothing out of the normal.
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Try elevating the notebook enough to have 1/2" or more clearance from bottom of notebook. That will provide additional heat dissipation and may help.

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currently I have vacumed and removed all vents, and it seem to be working at the moment.... I have not got this far earlier. I hope it continues to work once I put it back together.
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Dr. Klahn earned 2000 total points
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rindi is correct.  If the system is opened, a plug of lint and hair will be found attached to the front of the tiny heat sink.  It is necessary to open the system and clean this off from the inside, as blowing it off the heat sink from the outside will just shift it somewhere else inside the system and it will eventually reattach itself.
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install speedfan to monitor the temperatures : http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

also - you may need to repalce the heatpaste on the cpu

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I was dirty
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Then you should have at least done a split, as I told you to clean out the dust before DrKlahn emphasized this.

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