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Boot problem I had my laptop in a case, and someone went to pick up the case, and dropped it on the counter. now it will not boot up at all, and the power light blinks 8 times, then i have nothing

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You would need to note whether the 8 blinks are in a specific order; this is probably equivalent to beep codes and the spacing (grouping) of the beeps/blinks may tell you what problem you are having (other than having clumsy buddies).
Check to see if they are grouped in some recognizable manner such as 3-3-2 and then you would have to check with Acer to decode the sequence. Depending on whose BIOS is installed in your model, the 8 blinks equally spaced may be valid too and tell you the nature of the problem.. 
An example of the 'beep' codes can be seen here, midway down the page:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/laptop-support/163870-acer-aspire-5100-three-beeps-no-screen-boot.html
  

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