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Acer aspire one does not boot, turns off immediatly

Yesterday, my AA1 did not boot, so I disassembled it, made a backup from my harddisk, and reassembled it.
After reassembling, I had 2 screws left, I tried to boot, I couldn't. It started, powerlight stayed on, a bit of noise, but that's all.

I flashed the bios (http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-aspire-one-bios-recovery.html) that helped! It did boot, I used it all night and this morning for a few hours.

Untill half an hour ago, it just shut down, while I was typing, and did't reboot. Now the power light turns on for one or two seconds, as does the harddisc led. I hear some sound (fan? harddisc?) for two seconds and then everything is off.
I can't boot with the Bios recovery usb-key, turns off all the same.

Any suggestions???

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  • Merlijntje
    Merlijntje Dec 20, 2008

    Well, it turned out to be the two screws...
    Didn't think so, because it has been running for hours without them.
    Nevertheless: it's solved.
    And for anyone who's looking for a really, really good instruction on how to take apart and reassemble your AA1:





  • caroline41 May 25, 2009

    My AA1 does not boot up at all, the power light comes on when you press it and then goes off straight away. I have been looking for the receipt but can't find it to take it back under warranty. I'm not technically minded and don't know what to do next apart from jump on it and bin it, but it really hasn't had that much use and cost me £175 , so that would be just stupid. I have read things about Bios ?? and USB s but I'm pretty clueless. If anyone has any easy instructions in simple english it would be appreciated. x

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If your aa1 does like this probably its BIOS has been damaged...

Luckily the Acer Aspire One has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn't boot anymore.

Please note that the process I'm about to describe is only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.

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First format an USB stick with FAT.

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