Had a problem with jack so replaced and had a short that started fire. Replaced mother board from one on Ebay. Now when I plug it in the lights on front come on but that is the only thing that is coming one. My son who knows something about computers helped me break down the computer and put it back together. Since I replaced the mother board I just get the lights showing that there is power.
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Have you tried to plug it in without the battery?
If not and the laptop start then your battery might be the issue. Try another cheap one from ebay.
If yes then open the laptop and check if the power plug socket is on the mother board or separate. If separate you might found the module on ebay. It could be worth a shot. If attached then The motherboard is.....You know.
There is. It would appear that the DC jack was not the only thing that was fried. If all your solder connections are correct, the mother board may have been damaged be the shorting of some part on the board, and burned open. Look for fuses, and "resistors that are have a "0" on them. they should read a short. if you find nothing. the board is damaged beyond repair.
Your power jack is bad. The cable and DC jack are a one piece cable that can be unplugged from the motherboard and replaced. They are available on EBay for around 30 bucks or less and takes approx. 30 minutes to change out.
Hi I presume you checked the DC power supply. Don't use a generic power supply on this model, because that will cause alot of different symptoms. I use the exact same model on service calls. A further way to test the mother board is to remove the CPU and memory. Carefully provide power and look for lights. If none, my next step would be to refloat the video chip. This requires special equipment. A replacement mother board without processor on eBay is $49.00 so it might be time to consider that. Good luck
No idea why they fixed the problem then said it is the motherboard. There are times though when the motherboard is actually bad and it does need to be replaced even with replacing the jack. With a motherboard it has to convernt electricity and sometimes the wiring is fried or bad. But if it works then let it run, if not, I would take it some where else and have another company check to make sure that they did not melt the board causing it to be a board problem
most likely I would say sounds like your ac jack is shorting out this is common with acer computers there is one place that can fix this promblem it is in the internet type in jack repairs
there is a place in virgina that can fix this prombelm for $115.00+ 20.00 dollars sending fee
or you will prombally have to replace the mother board ..........
I've repaired alot of laptops... One thing that I found works the best is get 3 bowls or dishes.... Label them; 'Top', 'Bottom', and 'Logic'. Almost all laptops require you start disassembly at the base of the unit. Unscrew every single screw you see, make sure there are none left before you start on the top. The way alot of laptops are set up is that you unscrew the bottom, pop off the top casings/covers then unscrew the top screws. Once you've removed all the screws from the top and the bottom, there will be very little attaching the casings, so be careful. Remember to Unplug everything you see attached to the logic(mother) board, or you risk ripping a fixture off the board. Once you have freed the logic(mother) board from the attachments and casings you should very careful.
Now as you start work on the power jack, I Highly recommend you use a solder wick and flux to remove any solder left on the board from the previous repair. It is never a good idea to leave old solder on the board. You should be careful with the solder you don't want to short anything out by using to much solder. Once you have finished your repairs to the DC jack you should test it out plug it in to the AC Adapter and look for any visual indicators of life(i.e. charge batt light).... So now you know it works.
If you get it back together and it suddenly doesn't work its possible you have a case short. If thats the case look on the metal casing for any discolorations or blackness and if you find any place some electrical tape over it... it should be fine.
Good Luck. Don't be nervous its not as hard as it seems.
Hope this helps lemme know if you have any questions.