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Acer laptop won't turn on or off!

I have an ACER laptop, when I press the ON switch the machine just goes from ON to OFF continually. This occurs whether driven by mains or battery power. The only way to stop the laptop is to 'pull the plug' and disconnect the battery! Any ideas? (someone mentioned it could be the motherboard?). Many thanksDavy

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  • cretefor2 Jan 31, 2009

    Hi rtrahan, Many thanks for your comments & suggestions. Unfortunately you failed to note the FULL content of the problem: I cannot turn my Laptop on to carry out any of the things you suggest!

    The problem is: When I press the ON button, my Laptop does not START - it only goes goes in a FULL CIRCLE from flashing light on to flashing light off - this means that I cannot either turn my pc ON or OFF. Have had it looked at 'professionally' and the prognosis is that it is the MOTHERBOARD (just over 1 year old!!!) that is at fault. D

  • robinrayner May 11, 2010

    What model is it?

  • the_owl_eye May 11, 2010

    I have a similar problem with a nvidia motherboard.
    Has any found the reason for the issue?

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    I disagree that it is the motherboard. What logic to say its the motherboard was used? Did anyone troubleshoot all the other things it could be then finally conclude its the motherboard? Let me know if you already went through some troubleshooint steps.

    When you hit the shutdown button windows goes through all the programs that are open and shuts them down one at a time. So what if one of those programs is corrupt and it won't shut down properly..then your computer will not shut down lets check applications first.

    Click on start>control panel>Administrative ToolsL>Computer Management>Event Viewer>Applications. Now look down the list and see if you an a program that looks like it was not working right..they should all say "information" or "warning" or something else with may a red x...look at the warning and "RED X" carefully..maybe start your computer and start those programs then try to shut down and see if those are haning up and not shuttig down properly...continue checking programs until you are satisfied you they are all working correctly..let me know what you find out.



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My laptop did this after 13 months. It was the motherboard. To replace it would have cost more than the laptop. I found a PC repair shop that could fix the mother board (PCZone, Birchwood). It was the on-board video card. Cost nothing to find the fault and £80 to fix. Works fine now.

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If it is a nvidia based motherboard, then i m sure of motherfaulty.

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as you say  it is mainboard fault. needs to be changed. go to technic service.

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