Question about Acer (ACERMOTHERBOARD)

2 Answers

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

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • 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.


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

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.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 70 Answers

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

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

2 Suggested Answers

  • 489 Answers

SOURCE: acer laptop won't turn on or off!

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

Posted on May 28, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Trying to connect a laptop acer aspire 5542g to an acre monitor al 1714, is this possible? As the monitor is showing just a blank screen with the green light steady. Was working 30 minutes ago on my mates...

Good Day,

This is possible there is supposed to be a switch on your laptop keyboard to make this easy

To activate hot keys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination

you should see it in either blue or orange after pressing the FN key and that key together you will see the monitor switch

Feb 26, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Laptop acer aspire 5740g. No light indication when i connect ac adapter and no response when i press the power button totaly dead.What is the problem

My laptop been droped.
Laptop acer aspire 5740g. No light indication when i connect ac adapter and no response when i press the power button totaly dead.What is the problem

Dec 16, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I got a laptop ACER 4736 series. a 1 year old laptop, but after switching it on its looking for the boo-table device then on the lower part of the screen comes out press F2 then after settings will flush...

ACER tech guy has got all WRONG.....
If BIOS was corrupt you wont get the machine to start at you'r getting all the options that you have mentioned is proof that the BIOS is working.....
the part that's missing is the boot device, and it's got corrupt....
the only way to get it back is either use the rescue disk that came with the laptop
The second option.....little difficult and complicated is....
reformat and install WinOS in the laptop using a WinXP CD(guess you r using that)
for more help on how to do that
pls visit my site

Nov 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer laptop won't turn on or off!

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

May 28, 2009 | Acer (ACERMOTHERBOARD)

1 Answer

Password bloked in my laptop

Unplug AC power. Remove the battery. If there is a CMOS battery (a rarity for laptops now), remove that as well. Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds. Replace batteries. Reconnect AC power. Turn on machine. CMOS should be reset to defaults.

Apr 05, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

5 Answers

Acer Aspire 5920-6864 Is not turned on

this probleme is common among acer 5920, the probleme is with the motherboard that's of bad quality and workmanship. Acer should be ashamed to sell a PC with a faulty motherboard and should compensate all 5920's owners or replace with a better motherboard. 1000's if not millions are having the same probleme wich tell to anyone with a brain that Acer 5920 is a scam. good luck. x

Dec 20, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer daulcore processer motherboard model mcp61sm-am

ok fair enough.... boot the computer and watch the screen.... you need to watch for the key to enter setup.... delete key seems to be the most popular but i've had computers use f1 and f2, f11 and f12.... if it goes to fast hit pause as it gets to the point where it tells you the key to hit to enter setup.... after you are in change the boot sequence to boot to cdrom..... hit f10 and save the changes... reboot to the cd and continue with your install


Sep 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

2,007 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18330 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides