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Acer Aspire 6530 series, Model ZK3, Windows XP

PC Fan Spins For One Second And Stops - No Bootup

When I push the power button it flashes once, then the fan spins for a second, and then everything goes off.

Please advise.

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More info may assist in obtaining an answer. Make, Model, OS and any recent changes perhaps. – Dave M Mar 31 '12 at 17:59
Make Acer Aspire 6530 series, Model ZK3, win xp and when I push the power button its flash once then fan spin for a second and then everthing goes off. – Syed Arif Ali Mar 31 '12 at 18:28
@Syed, edit you original question and add all the details. In the meantime, pull the battery, unplug the laptop and let it sit for a while. Then try again with just the power cord – uSlackr Mar 31 '12 at 18:32
Thanks for your help, I did it already but nothing changed. – Syed Arif Ali Mar 31 '12 at 18:39
@SyedArifAli, you might want to start accepting some answers, which would probbly encourage more people to answer your questions. – cutrightjm Apr 1 '12 at 4:11

Most certainly a hardware failure. Probably a problem with the motherboard. You could get your laptop repaired or replaced.

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If the computer doesn't beep, it's 9 out of 10 times a motherboard issue. If the computer turns itself off right after you turn it on, it could be a power supply issue, or the CPU overheating (separating the heat sink can rise the CPU temperature above security threshold in a matter of seconds on some CPU models).

You don't seem to have the knowledge to fix this yourself, so I recommend you simply take it to a technician.

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It wouldn't be the CPU overheating in one ten seconds. – cutrightjm Apr 1 '12 at 4:17
I've seen a computer turn off in less than 10 seconds due to overheating. One side of the heat sink support had broken, and the sink had lost all contact to the CPU. – mkaito Apr 1 '12 at 13:02

The same problem has been occurred few months ago with me on my Acer Extensa 4620. I thought its a Motherboard problem but it was not, after checking by mechanic it was some kind of circuit (actually I forgot the name of that) that was dead.
Its not necessary in this case it could be a problem of motherboard or a power supply wire or any circuit may raise the cause to not to boot it up. So you have to handover it to mechanic to check out the real problem.

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Please try to remember the circuit name, that you forgot it, the problem can be fixed by the technician. – Syed Arif Ali Apr 5 '12 at 11:19
I tried it buddy but couldn't remembered it........but I think technician called it main chip. – avirk Apr 5 '12 at 13:35

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