Acer Aspire 7535G Help Needed


Sep 20, 2012
Hi folks, I have an issue with a laptop and after troubleshooting everything I can do myself with the equipment I have, I thought I would come along and see if someone who knows a little more about laptops than myself.

The problem I am facing is that I can't seem to get the laptop to boot. It gives me a brief Acer splash screen but then goes completely black. The brightness isn't an issue as there is no feint picture in the screen, also I cannot get in to the BIOS or the Boot Menu, as the system just goes black and I can't do nothing more after that.

If I try to put a disk in, say Windows 7 to try the boot menu, it is almost as if it skips the splash screen and just flashes white and then back to black again.

I have tried rigging it up to an external monitor, but I got no joy. That was via HDMI however, so I could try VGA when I next get the chance.

I have the following things I would love to try, but I am not sure if I should spend the money trying if it is just dead. I could buy a battery, I am currently trying to boot it using only the AC adapter, not sure if that would change anything? I could also buy a brand new hard drive, and see if it is that issue, however I know the hard drives I have tried in it work perfectly.

The last thing I can think of is that the graphics card is faulty, so would a replacement fix this or would it just be senseless money spent?

Exact system specs are as follows if it helps;
Acer Aspire 7535G
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 @ 2.2Ghz
1GB Ram (Temp during the repair, will be going up to 4GB or higher when functional)
HD Radeon 4570 512MB dedicated GPU
60GB OCZ Agility 3 (Again, mainly for the repair, will either upgrade to a 120GB SSD or 500GB mechanical)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Camron.

It seems like you've pretty much done all the possible troubleshooting steps that should have fixed it already. Here are some list of troubleshooting steps that I would have done.

- Hard Reboot
- Reseating RAM
- Trying a different AC adapter
- Testing the laptop without battery
- Lastly, connecting an external monitor
- If all these will not work then the problem lies inside the motherboard already.
- A repair of if or if you know how to reflow a GPU that would be great as well.


Sep 20, 2012

Thanks for the quick reply.

-How would I go about a hard reset? I have tried booting with no Hard Drive installed and come to no joy.
-I have reseated the ram more than I would like to admit.
-I think I might try a genuine charger as I didn't have one for the exact laptop, so I just went with what worked, which might have been the problem.
-The laptop has no battery right now, so that one is covered :p
-I have tried HDMI connections, but got no joy, I will try a VGA tomorrow and see how it goes.

I have had the laptop apart already, pretty much just to re-apply thermal paste to both the CPU and GPU, so opening it again, as much as it is a pain, I could do. Would replacing the GPU not work instead of reflowing? I have found the exact model of my GPU on ebay for around £20 and it seems as easy as simply switching the card, or am I getting Laptop Dedicated Graphics completely wrong?

Sorry if I sound dumb or something, give me a desktop to work on and I'm dandy, but other than replacing items on laptops, I haven't had too much experience.