Question about Acer Ferrari 3200 Notebook
I have one of these to repair where it powers up then spins the hard drive briefly and then nothing. It charges the battery and the power lights remain lit but the screen never fires up. Video chip? I am trying to reset the CMOS as nothing is visably damaged. Oh and if anyone wants to do this then you need to remove the motherboard from it's bottom casing to get at it. There's no other way! Will post a new reply if it solves the problem but I reckon it's a long shot. If anyone else has any ideas please let me know.
This happened to me on my Acer Ferrari 3200 once. The problem was that it had some kind of spyware days before this happened. My brother inserted a Windows XP cd to try and reformat the computer. A few seconds after inserting the disc the BIOS screen came up and he restarted the computer and worked fined after that. He did not reformat the computer, he only inserted the disk into the drive and that was it. Now I am having problems because I guess I got a virus and when my brother fixed the screen problem, he does not remember if he put in a password. Well, now it is asking for a password that is 8 characters long and he does not know the password neither do I. Does anyone know if removing the CMOS battery for 10 to 15 minutes works? I heard that removing the CMOS battery clears some of the settings including the BIOS password, has anyone tried it before? If so, did it work?
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
Hard disk spin? Probably a Hard drive problem !
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
First, you should find out how did this happen in the first place. Then, check the processor :). It is your main concern. Remove it and try to power again to observe if any difference. If none, that should worry you. Then check all connections between diferent boards to the main board, a faulty connector isn't unusual. Reseting the CMOS memory woun't do any good I supose, because it is NAND ROM type and most of it's settings are resident into this area. For example if you set a password, you woun't be able to clear it by reseting/removing the battery to the BIOS or something like that. This is a security feature that comes with most laptops.
Posted on Feb 09, 2007
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