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Acer aspire x1200 - Will not turn on. When power button is pressed, blue power light flashes and fan turns on and runs, but nothing else happens. No boot screen, no blue screen of death, nothing.

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That is a failed POST: Power On Self Test. Could be a loose memory chip, or could be bad video card or bad video chip.

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the exact same things happening with mine i also don't know what the problem is did you find a solution

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

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The PS (Power Supply) probably shorted out from a surge. Repair or replace.

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I have an Acer X1200. I hit the power button and nothing... no fans, no lights no noise. Is this a simple fix?


The power supply is most likely the problem, it is self contained in a metal shield with a fan and B+ cables to tie into the motherboard and hardware. The repair is simple but attention must be given or you could end up frying the motherboard. In one rare case I found the on/off switch defective in a desktop, but that is extremely rare.

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My Acer Aspire x1200 desktop won't turn on. I press the power button, the fans rev and the lights flash blue as normal, then it beenps once and shuts down. It keeps cycling like this, trying to turn itself...


Have you by chance downloaded a new Service Pack for Windows?
Try booting into safe mode and doing a System Restore (if possible), if not try taking out your RAM Module(s) and re-seating them (it). If more than one try re-seating each one separately. One bad module could cause erratic behavior.

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I have an Acer Aspire x1200, when I press the power button, only the fan goes on, power button does not even light up..' Thanks


their r a few possible solutions the first thing i would chk is which fan is on , processor or power supply, or both. if no processor fan, processor/motherboard may b burnt or . chk for loose connections.. if your screen image is black u may have fried the board, if blue then it would b a hardware issue..

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I turn my Acer on and nothing happens. The light


Try this it worked for me

Updating the BIOS will require a USB flash drive to store the BIOS information on during the update. To perform the update to the BIOS:
  1. Go here and download the latest BIOS for the netbook.
  2. Extract the files from the downloaded zipped BIOS file.
  3. In the Dos_Flash folder, rename the BIOS file from 3310.fd to ZG5IA32.FD, in all capital letters.
  4. Copy ZG5IA32.FD and Flashit.exe to the USB flash drive
  5. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in.
  6. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
  7. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together and press the power button.
  8. When the unit's power light comes on wait a few seconds and release the Fn and Esc keys.
  9. After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink.
  10. During the BIOS update process the display will be blank.
  11. Let the unit run and after approximately 1 to 7 minutes, the unit should reboot and the BIOS will be updated.
If the unit fails to reboot, or the BIOS was not updated sucessfully, try the steps again. If the unit continues to fail to reboot, the unit may need service.
Note: These instructions are only for the Acer Aspire One AOA-110 and the AOA-150 netbook series and should not be performed on any other model Acer Aspire One.

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My ACER Aspire One ran out of battery power so it was plugged in to recharge and left alone for a couple hours. When I returned to it and tried to turn it on...nothing. The green power light comes on and...


ASPIRE ONE BIOS FLASH RECOVERY

First format an USB stick with FAT.

Download the latest BIOS, and put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the stick. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD, that's important. Do not remove the USB stick.

Turn the AA1 off, make sure both battery and AC adapter are connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the AA1 on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds, the power button will be blinking. Press the power button once. The AA1 will now initiate the BIOS flash, do not interrupt it under any circumstances. After a while the power button will stop blinking, and the AA1 will reboot shortly after. Wait patiently.

The BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.

If for some reason you made a mistake during the procedure and it doesn't reboot by itself wait 5 minutes before turning it off, just to be safe that it isn't still flashing the BIOS.

You can find the BIOS download here:

http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx

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