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Acer Aspire L310 - Will not boot, will not beep

My 1 1/2 year old Acer Aspire L310 desktop was working and all of a sudden it wasn't. It will not boot. It does not beep when turned on like used to. There appears to be no power to the mouse or keyboard. We were able to disconnect the hard drive and copy the important files over to another computer. We've tried turning it off, unplugging, switching off the power supply to see if that helps but doesn't.

Does anyone have an idea about what it could be? Please help! I have online courses with finals coming up and can't afford a new computer at the moment. Thank you for any help anyone give me.

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  • wendywaggene Nov 22, 2008


    Thank you for the fast response. Yes, the "on" lights are on and it sounds like it wants to boot but doesn't. It used to have a "beep" which does not happen now before it booted. Now, it doesn't "beep" or boot.

    Thank you for all your help!

  • wendywaggene Nov 22, 2008


    Thanks for the suggestion unfortunately it wasn't it. We're still trying to fix it. Thank you!

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    does the pc power up at all?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Acer aspire m3640 PC power comes on, give three beeps but no display

    Acer aspire m3640 desktop powers on, no beeps when powering on and no display after powering on

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Just replaced the power supply..



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Hi I have an acer aspire m3970 Does anyone know how to get a new power button my computer powers up but stops seconds later my power button is the only thing to not light up when my computer starts im guessing thats the problem i just cant find a new button to use if anyone can help please feel free to share

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    foreveral192 Apr 10, 2013

    Hi I have an acer aspire m3970 Does anyone know how to get a new power button my computer powers up but stops seconds later my power button is the only thing to not light up when my computer starts im guessing thats the problem i just cant find a new button to use if anyone can help please feel free to share


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Computer run with the help of power supply, means the source of power starts at power supply, that were we start, if the computer do not have power at all. You can open the power supply to see if the fuse, resistor or diode blows off. But some damage power supply cannot be seen with blow off fuse, etc. If you can borrow power supply and have it test you computer be sure it has the same description. If the power supply is good, it goes now to the motherboard, try also to see if there are blow off capacitor.
Hope that will help you.

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Remove the power cord from the back and take the side panel off, take the memory and out clean the modules and the slots that they go into, if there is more than 1 put them back in 1 at a time rebooting the pc each time to see what happens

keep me informed


Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 22, 2008

    you decribe the the "post beep" does not work now, this could be because of a few things >>>>>> bad bios, faulty memory, processor failure or motherboard failuer.
    we looked at the memory and no joy, now try and clear the CMOS,  look at this picture................ the plastic jumper next to the battery has to be moved to the other position (if you have that option) if you don't or can't locate the cmos clear, then remove the battery for an hour and make sure the power cord is removed from the back, this should hopefully clear any bios bug that could be present

    regards and keep me informed please


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