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Averatec 3200 Laptop turns on for like 2 seconds then shuts off

I have an Averatec 3200 laptop computer. One day i went to turn on the computer and it turned on for like 2 seconds then just shut off. I tried again and again but to no avail. Finally I bought a new power jack and installed it. I know it works because the battery charges when i plug it in plus i can still charge my ipod via the USB port. After that someone told me that my hard drive might be fried. This seemed like a likely solution because i did have a virus in my computer. So I bought a new hard drive. This time it turned on for like 10 seconds then shut off. The screen worked because the Averatec sign came up.No problems with the screen working.No time to even get into the setup. I had someone who works with computers look at it and she wasn't sure either. Then someone suggested that perhaps it might be the motherboard. But i decided i would try to find out for sure before i put any more money into it. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I don't have a solution, but have experienced the same except that it seems to be intermittant and would like to share this for the next victim who may be looking for an answer to this problem. I will try the dirt/dust option which seems to be the most likely given I just reinstalled XP which rules out virus. This unit is several years old so that also serves to point in the dust arena. I just went through an episode of getting it to turn on and it doesn't have any particular place that it cuts off. Sometimes after serveral seconds and sometimes I'll hear the Windows welcome music or anywhere inbetween or beyond. I'm on the laptop now after nine hours of trying to get it up. I haven't done a thing put gave it time. It may work fine for a month before the next episode and it may only happen once and then work fine. There seems no rhyme or reason.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

Re: Averatec 3200 Laptop turns on for like 2 seconds then...

Check ribbon cables on keyboard and pointer pad. make sure they are securely clamped in place. Also make sure ground wire near heat sink is grounded properly.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

Re: Averatec 3200 Laptop turns on for like 2 seconds then...

I have had the same problem with my Averatec 3200. It happened a few months ago (as the summer heat here in Athens began to take hold) and I took it to a computer shop. The guy opened it up, cleaned the fan area and cleaned around the processor and put some sort of flim, or wax over it and put it back together. It works perfectly now, I was also worried about a virus, but apparently it was a combination of heat and dirt. He said that he has seen this happen a few times and that it is particularly common if users smoke or work in dusty environments as it tends to clog the fan.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

Re: Averatec 3200 Laptop turns on for like 2 seconds then...

I guess I had a similar problem with my Averatec. in short, it was overheating. Initially I raised the top of the laptop by about 2 cm (using a book) to facilitate a better air flow - it improved the behavior of the unit; later I bought a cooling pad ($30. on sale at Staples) and it worked great Ingo

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

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Re: Averatec 3200 Laptop turns on for like 2 seconds then...

Im sure the virus would have stopped a boot up unless is was a bios virus which is rare. It's sounds to me as if it's a processor problem, it seems to work at first which suggests the motherboard is working, but then as soon as the pc starts to work hard which is on start up its either getting too hot then shutting down or simply damaged. I assume you cannot get into the bios as it shuts off too quick, but you may still be able to clear the bios by locating the cmos battery and flipping out, as the bios may not be seeing your hard drive and crashing,this will make your laptop pause in the bios first, so trying to get in the bios may be a step forward so as to get the laptop to see your new drive.

Posted on Apr 12, 2007

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