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No power when at switch on

Acer 290 . Power from the charger is going through the charger cable before it connects to the computer, I checked this with a multimeter. At this point none of the 3 front lights come on. Blank screen also. No Sound Dead Post mortem required any ideas anyone for resurection? Gerry

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Sounds like the power socket on the laptop may have broken loose from the board. Very common. If you have a multimeter, try and check the voltage ont the tines where the main battery receives it's charge, with the ac adapter connected to the laptop. That will tell a lot. Good luck

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