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Acer Ferrari 3200 won't boot

I am a computer repair technician and have just purchased a faulty Acer Ferrari from someone who took out the battery whilst the laptop was switched on. The system appears to have power as CD/DVD drive works, lights for power and battery come on, fans start up, but there is nothing on the screen. I have done all the usual tricks, boot no battery, complete discharge hold on switch for 10 seconds and reboot, remove RAM, HD and DVD drives etc but still nothing. Have tested with external monitor too.

The power LED is flashing from amber to green constantly as though its in standby mode or something but I cannot find anything on the web for the LED flashing error codes.

Does anyone know what it might be? If its a mainboard then its an eBay job but if not then I will attempt a repair.

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Try different memory just to be sure its not that and if still no boot then its the motherboard.

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