Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

My laptop turns on and off and makes clicking noises. help?

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I have a Acer Aspire 5520 laptop I'm trying to fix and can't find out what is wrong with it. When you press the power button it lights up green for about 2 seconds then turns off while making a clicking sound. It then tries to come on again on its own doing the same thing over and over. Nothing comes up on the monitor. I already know its not the battery because I have taken the battery out and hooked it up to an electrical outlet and it does the same thing. I'm not sure if this makes any difference or not, but I tried taking the hard drive out completely and turning it on just to see what it would do. It did the exact same thing, just minus the clicking sound.
  • 0




    Member 3k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,568 posts
Sounds like it may be because the laptop cannot find anything to boot an operating system from.

Clicking noises from a hard drive usually indicate that it is failing or has died. :)
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP