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Acer laptop wont turn on has power button light up

Tryed taking out battery and unplugging power held down start button 30 secs then plugged back in no luck wont power on

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  • kennyh1960 Dec 31, 2008

    still under warranty so i sending it back

  • o_monn9473 Mar 31, 2009

    acer laptop 5610 will not get any power at all

  • Brain79106 May 11, 2010

    Clarification: Does PC power button go on and then off? That would indicate power supply needs to be replaced. If you can handle a screwdriver and know about your case access this is not too hard to replace. Otherwise go to the shop.

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This is a common problem with Acer units, both desktop and laptop. The motherboard fails to read the system BIOS at startup. Removing the battery from a laptop merely removes the power source, but not the stored memory. If you are able to locate the CMOS battery, or the cell battery the size of a US quarter dollar, that is the system battery. Remove that, wipe with a lint free cloth (coffee filter) then replace.

If that effort fails upon replacing the cleaned CMOS battery and laptop eneregy source, then a new coin cell may be the solution.

If a new coin cell fails to resolve the problem, the motherboard itself is the culprit. Time for a new laptop or desktop.

Hope this helps you...

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • acer-racer Dec 06, 2010

    I had a similar problem - put the laptop on hibernate, came back to it a few hours later and it wouldn't start up.

    Charged it fully - I press the ON button then the green light goes off. I press the ON button a couple of times in quick succession, and the battery light flashes yellow five times.

    Before, a solution was to remove the battery and replace it a few seconds later. This time though, it didn't work. After much Googling and so progress, I realised that I had not locked the battery in place after putting it back in. It seems an Acer laptop won't switch on if the battery is locked in. I locked it, then it came on without problem.

    The problem happened again once more, then I took the battery out for abotu half an hour, and it worked.

    So, in short, a combination of the following should get an Acer laptop to come back on:

    - Charge battery until battery light goes green
    - Remove the battery for 30-60 minutes
    - Replace and make sure the battery is locked in.

    Lesson learned: Don't use the Windows hibernate function on an Acer laptop!

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