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Won't Power On!

My Acer Aspire L100 will no longer power on. An LED in front does light up when plugged in, but nothing happens when I push the power button. No noises or anything. I have removed the ram, the hard drive and the DVD drive and still it won't make a sound. I wonder if although I have an LED lit up, if the power cord is shot... Otherwise, I have no clue

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  • nmgg85 Oct 22, 2008

    I was using a videogame when, suddenly, a blue screen appeared saying there was some error related to "memmory dump" or something like that and that Windows had to be shut down. The screen said that if this was the 1st time this thing happened to me I should restart the CPU, but when I pressed the button to shut it down I couldn't power it on later... Even though I unplugged and unplugged it different times and did different things, it no longer turns on nor makes any kind of noise...

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    Aside from the overheating and the noise, my L100 also started to turn off by itself until it just died and won't start anymore.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    same problem here no power seems like a manufacturers issue



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My brother had the same problem with his machine. On doing some research online I came across this site:

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?website=AcerPanAm.com&siteid=7117&areaid=2&formid=3390#results

It gave the following 2 solutions to the problem. The first one workedfor a while but then we had to try the second and this seems to havesolved the problem.

Solution 1
ssue
No Power or Will not boot
Solution
If the unit will not turn on and has no power:

  1. Verify that the power cord is plugged both into the unit and an electrical socket.
  2. If it is plugged into a power strip or surge protector verify that the power strip or surge protector is turned on.
  3. Try another power outlet.
  4. Unplugthe power cable from the unit, hold the power button on the unit downfor 30 seconds. Release the power button and plug the power cord backinto the unit. Try to turn it back on.
If the unit has power but does not boot into Windows:
  1. Turn the unit off and unplug the power cord from the unit.
  2. Hold the power button on the unit down for 30 seconds.
  3. Release the power button and plug the power cord back into the unit.
  4. Turn the unit on.

Solution 2
Issue
Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load
Solution
Acersystems ship with eRecovery Managr, which facilitates the creation ofRecovery media (CDs or DVDs) so the system may be restored to theoriginal load in the event of unrecoverable issues.
How to Make Recovery Media
  1. Click on Start, then All Programs, then Acer Empowering Technology.
  2. Click on Acer eRecovery Management.
  3. If prompted to create a password, create a password and hint.
    Do not lose this password.
    If asked for a password, enter the previously set password.
  4. When the Acer eRecovery Management loads, click the button labeled Burn Disc.
  5. Click Create Factory default disc.
  6. Follow the instructions and put in the required Blank DVD or Blank CD media to make a set of Recovery Media Discs.
How to Recover your system from within Windows
  1. Click on Start, then All Programs, then Acer Empowering Technology.
  2. Click on Acer eRecovery Management.
  3. If prompted to create a password, create the password and hint
    Do not lose this password.
    If asked for a password, enter the previously set password.
  4. When the Acer eRecovery Management loads click the button labeled Restore.
  5. Click on Restore system to factory default.
  6. The unit will restart and start the restore.
    It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
  7. At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
    Click on the restore option you would like to use.
How to recovery your system from bootup
  1. Locate the Alt key, to the left of the space bar, and F10, on the top row of keys.
  2. Power the system on.
  3. When the system is powered on, tap the Alt and F10 keys together at the same time when the Acer splash screen appears.
    It should state "Please wait a moment..." with the Acer logo in the upper left hand corner.
  4. At the eRecovery Management menu it will ask you how to restore.
  5. Click on the restore option you would like to use.

We used the recovery from bootup version.

I hope this helps you.

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