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My Asus Laptop won't turn back on, there is a chemical smell, and my adaptor green light brinks

I want to know if its even worth fixing. or if i should get another computer. i though it was an ok computer. i got it for like 200 bucks a year ago. and if it is worth it. how do i fix it? being as cheap as possible. i am a college student with no money.

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Here below are possible causes and troubleshooting steps of laptop that can't power on, hope it may help:
Possible causes:

1. AC adapter failure.
2. Power jack failure.
3. Motherboard failure.

Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solutions:
1. Test the Acer Aspire 5920 ac adapter with a digital multimeter. It's possible that you have a failed AC adapter. If you don't have a multimeter, test your laptop with another known good AC adapter.

2.It's possible that power jack (socket where you plug the AC adapter) is broken. Remove the motherboard and take a closer look at the power jack. In some cases you can fix the jack by resoldering it on the motherboard. In other cases you have to replace the jack with a new one. Using a multimeter, test if the power goes to the motherboard through the jack.

3. If replacing the AC power adapter and jack on the motherboard doesn't help, most likely you have a bad motherboard. Replace the motherboard.

Posted on Jan 07, 2013


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SOURCE: Laptop doesn't turn on ...

remove ur battery change ur adapter
if not work there is short inside ur laptop
it is recomended to consult ur technician

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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SOURCE: My laptop won't charge. I have

For a test -Remove the battery from the laptop. (leave it out) -Plug in the adapter and turn the laptop on. -Gently wiggle the adapter plugged in

If the computer powers off the solder and/or pins have broken loose from the DC jack. This is very common. Average repair bill is around $150, if your in the Denver Colorado Area I can do the repair for about $50
If it won't turn on while you wiggle the adapter and hit the power button then the adapter is bad again sadly

Posted on Jul 09, 2011

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