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Suddenly my Averatec won't start

Turned on my Avertec 3200 one morining and it would't start. Pushed power on, nothing, but I did hear faint high pitch sound. Tried sleep function key, nothing. Green light is on. Know it isn't power cord or battery, have two Avertec's. Is this hardware problem?

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  • pollkatz Apr 01, 2008

    Averatec 3280, AMD Athlon, 1G RAM. I was working in Open Office 2.3 when suddenly there was this "pop!" and the thing went dead. I thought it might be overheated, so I waited a few hours and tried again. Nada. That was three days ago. The only sign of life is if I disconnect the AC line and pull the battery out an inch, the push it back in (to cut the current), when I push on I get about 2 seconds of familiar lights and sounds, then it cuts off again.



    BTW, I've had this laptop for a couple of years and have always been happy with it.

  • buckchuck Apr 12, 2008

    Won't boot up even with new battery. Repair guy is mystified; should I send back to Averatec?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    The same faint buzz, sounds akin to a capacitor charging in a throw-away camera, scares me as I think it could be that the hard drive or Motherboard just crashed. Will try the battery thing tonight. Thanks

  • sxycriter Jul 20, 2008

    am trying to fix a laptop for a friend. he said (before he gave it to me) that it would shut off randomly, he thought it was the heat sink and fan letting it get to hot so got new ones and replace them. was still having a problem when he gave it to me, since it has been in my hands it hasnt turned on. tried new ram, tried boot to cd, checked to make sure he didnt unseat the cpu, have tried most everything i know how to do and all it gives me is blue power light and blue wifi light screen never blinks. please help before i kick it and tell him the mainboard died.

  • akusto Dec 25, 2008

    i have the same problem with my Averatec 2370. It used to shut off every now and then, but i would be able to turn it on with a couple of tries. Now the thing won't even turn on. I see the power and wifi lights, and i hear the HDD or the CD for a second. Once i got it to "turn on", but the screen never went on.

    I'm hoping it's just the BIOS battery, because it never gets to loading the bios.


  • KorlaPlankto Feb 05, 2009

    Averatec 2370.... Sometimes it will actually boot but I consider it a miracle when it does.

    Press power, HDD light flashes and HDD starts to spin (you can hear it spin down when you kill the power) and the DVD drive 'grunts.' Nothing else. I've had it power itself off after a couple of minutes and I've had it stay running all night.

    No more Averatec for this fickle consumer.

    It was such a nice laptop when it was working. Now it's just a piece of poo. Yank the HD and use the rest of it for parts, I say.


  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Same thing as all of you. Light turns on, nothing else happens

  • bartlettjd Feb 26, 2009

    Nothing happens when i try to start my laptop

  • MOLDHOUND Mar 21, 2009

    I HEAR FAN WHEN I START BUT SCREEN WON'T LITE UP?

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I have a averatec 3200 series my problem is " boot failure " i try to install xp everything works good when HDD is formatted and files are copied it restarts thats normally but dont continue to installation all time i see this message " boot failure" i check my HDD it havent any prob. so i guess i need a bios update but cant find it anywhere :S can anyone help to update my bios pls :S my mail is : thunderbyte2002@hotmail.com send an e-mail pls

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Well i had sme problem with my averatec i check cmos battery its ok check power plug ok check settings in bios there is a setting there u hafta enable and problem was fix for the mean time she turns on and off with no problem

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Ok so I had the same problem with a 3150 and now I got a 3200 doing the same thing its a real small chip on the board that has come loose I fixed it on the 3150 but since the board might be different I was looking on the web for more detail I can't forget what the chip looks like and the best way to tell if you have this problem if push down hard on spots near the keyboard this will push the chip into the spot were it has been disconnected to and then the computer should start. Im going to take it apart now I might post an update but if you really want to know the turn out of all this e-mail me with the subject line AVERATEC and I will post a reply maybe even a picture StoneComputers@live.com
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Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • StoneCompz Jul 19, 2009

    Well I got it apart but I can not find the chip like the old one its getting late and I will have to try again tomorrow. I know the 3150 had the same problem and when I resoildered the chip it worked great for about 2 years then it got droped down the stairs and cracked in half..... the chip still worked though ;)

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My Averatec did the same thing. Try turn it on (where nothing starts up, but the indicator lights do come on. Leaving it like this, walk away from it for about 3 or 4 minutes and then hold down the power button until all the lights go out. Then immediately turn it back on. It's not an answer to the problem, but it'll at least get it turned on.

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It could be your Power Supply or your CMOS Battery is dead. For Power Supply, you can test by try to connect your Power Cord without battery to see for any PowerPush. If it is still not on then you can check your CMOS Battery for any failure by test the good one from other similar laptop since you had two. I hope this help.

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  • francisco99 Mar 08, 2012

    I have the same problem but I have the averatec all in one pc the power light turns on but the computer doesn't. Then when I got it to turn on I couldn't use it because my mouse and. My keyboard didn't move or type anything what can I do????

  • francisco99 Mar 08, 2012

    I have the same problem but I have the averatec all in one pc the power light turns on but the computer doesn't. Then when I got it to turn on I couldn't use it because my mouse and. My keyboard didn't move or type anything what can I do????

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Http://www.power-jack-repair.com/averatec.html

amazing guide for how to fix this problem, hope it helps you fix your computer.

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