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Acer Extensa 5620Z the power plug on the laptop where the external power supply plugs in has become loose within the computer. How do I open up the laptop to access this plug?

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Its better if you go to some technician

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L100 desktop


Lost a power cable?

Like it was walking down the street one day, and the power cable fell out of it's pocket?

Or do you mean came loose?

Or in YOUR estimate, that one power cable coming from the Power Supply, is bad?

The first one I was trying to be funny.
I'm serious about the last two.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ASL100-UA380A-R

Hmmm, okay let's try this another way,

(Notice I didn't even go to Acer Support. With the info they give the consumer, it isn't worth the trouble. Also tells you a lot about this computer company.........)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Aspire-L100-Motherboard-MB-S6909-003-MBS6909003-/120919471509?pt=Motherboards&hash=item1c275cb595

Oh, I see................

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Power-Aspire-Adapter-Supply/dp/B004PYZSCC

I just got schooled.

Don't believe there are any power wires inside to connect, Christina.
Power is from an external power supply, that plugs into the computer.
(Like a laptop)

The only wires in my estimate, is;
A) The small audio wire from the optical drive (CD/DVD drive) to the motherboard, (Close to the Blue VGA port)

B) The Front Panel wires,

C) USB Front Panel port wires to motherboard

D) Media Card Reader wires to motherboard

E) Harddrive and optical drive data cables to motherboard. (One each)

(The front of your computer is the Front Panel)

Computer not coming on?
See if the external power supply is good.

Voltage coming out is supposed to be 19 Volts DC.

The plug end on the external power supply;

The center hole is the Positive ( + ) connection.
The cylindrical metal shell on the outside, is the Negative ( - ) connection.

Multimeter positive ( Red) probe lead goes to center hole.
Negative ( Black ) probe lead touches outside cylindrical metal shell.

Multimeter positive (Red) probe lead, plugs into red hole on multimeter, marked DCV.
Negative (Black) probe lead only has one hole (Black), to plug into.

Function knob is set to DC Voltage. DCV.
If just a symbol, the symbol is a dotted line over a solid line.
If more than one scale, set it to the 0-50 Volt scale.
(0 to 50 Volts ]

An economical multimeter is about $5 to $12.
Auto parts stores have them. (Although probably more expensive)
I have seen them on checkout aisle racks, at major discount stores.

While checking the AC adapter, have an assistant gently wiggle the cable, from the AC adapter TO laptop.
See if the reading on the multimeter fluctuates. If so you have a broken wire in that cable.

Have the assistant also gently wiggle the power cord.

Or take down to nearest 'Mom and Pop' computer shop, (Small store), and have the resident tech check it for a few bucks

Could also be the Power On switch.
This is located inside the plastic assembly, of the power on button.
They go bad, and do not leave a forwarding address ;)

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 18, 2013 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

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I have acer extensa 5630ez. turned it off on wednesday and it wont trun back on.


Is it getting any power to the pc? Are any lighs coming on or anything? If not, your power supply will need to be replaced

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My new acer aspire tower has an anoying hum. Is this normal?


Hi Rick,

Ideally there will be some amount of noise emanating from any system, so its normal. The noise factor can be attributed to various components within your tower. Typical components that generate noise are:

CPU Fan - It usually runs at a speed of 1500 rpm
Hard Drive - There are circular metallic discs in the hard drive which run at a speed of about 7200 rpm for normal hard drives
Video Card Fan (if there is one)
SMPS/Power Supply fan

However, if the noise is very audible then you can try the following:

- Ensure that your tower is kept on a flat surface
- There are no obstructions around the power supply fan (found at the back of your tower)
- Power supply provided is proper and coming through a spike buster

If you feel that the noise level is high, then I would recommend contacting Acer support as it may be a problem with one of the fans or the way your motherboard has been fixed within the tower.

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I have acer extensa 5620z it can not work with wireless


internal wireless or external wireless

Jan 19, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have a Acer Extensa 5620Z laptop and I keep getting error 2131 when I try to burn a cd in itunes. How do you fix this?


try obtaining a firmware update for your CD or DVD Rom drive and maybe even a bios update for your computer.

Dec 05, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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Acer extensa 5620Z laptop running XP. function/F5 key does not work to switch from monitor to projector display. Any suggestions gratefully received.


Plug in the Projector before pressing FN+F5
(Just in case your not sure, you have to Press and hold the "Fn" button near the "Ctrl" button and then press "F5")
Try again

Oct 07, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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My acer extensa 5620z has just started to shut itself down and restart today. It has done this about 5 or 6 times now in the last hour. The last time I started it up (after powering off), it had sat and...


well its an overheating issue

looks like there is no air current going inside your laptop so its one of two issues

either you are putting the laptop on some soft area (like bed or sofa).

or (and thats what i think it is) the fan is not working properly or maybe not working at all.

so check the fans because if it is the fan then its normal you will have your computer restarting and shutting off once every 15 minutes range because the CPU is overheating and it should shut down to prevent CPU from getting damaged.

let me know what happened with u

Sep 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have an ACER Travelmate 230 notebook. The system is working but the monitor does not display anything. I can use the laptop with an external monitor successfully. Is this the end for my laptop?


So after a power up we can deduct that its not a hard drive problem because you have managed to successfully attach an external LCD screen to the system.

It may not nessacarily be the end , laptops are mobile machines and time to time plugs and sockets don't hold their devices in place and in your case most probably one of the two connectors on your laptops LCD screen.

It could possibly be one of these 3 things

1. The ribbon connector which carry's the video signal to your LCD screen has become dislodged you will need to open up your laptop and check this and make sure its seated in its interface properly. This is usually located in the spine of the laptop

2. The power connector on the LCD screen itself which is a small black 3 pronged plug has become loose also open up your laptop and check this

3. when the computer has had time to boot press the fn + F6 on your keyboard , you may have to press this a few times but this is the manual LCD screen off and on button

Tell me how this goes

Cheers


Aug 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

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