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My Acer Aspire 3680 will not power up.

It worked fine yesterday, I have a power light on when I plug into AC but pressing the power button does nothing. I do not have a battery light on, I removed and replaced the battery several time but made no difference.

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Try leaving the battery out overnight. Sometimes it takes a while for the internal electronics to go 100% dead. Also, try holding down the power button for 10 seconds; that occasionally helps. Alas, it looks like you have a hardware failure, so the above may not work. Is your data backed up? If not, the drive is easy to remove and aspire 3680s are cheap on eBay.

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Sounds like it could be the power button going, I am having the same problem.on my 3680, I got an extended warranty so I will see if they can fix it, I suggest you do the same if youi can.

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I have the same problem - only happens sometimes. When it happens, try to press the power button and leave it for a while, then it may start a few minutes later. I found when this happened and I managed to get in later, the system time (not date) always a few hours different. I suspect this is something do do with the CMOS battery failure.

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