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Run diagnostics how do you run diagnostics on this computer? is there a button like f12 or something at boot up?

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  • william goertemiller Apr 30, 2013

    computer will not go to the sign on screen. I know that on a Dell if you hit F 12 you can get to the diagnostic menu and find out what is happening but that does not happen with the Acer. Any thoughts?

  • max carson
    max carson Apr 30, 2013

    You can find Documentation and drivers here:http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/driv...

  • max carson
    max carson Apr 30, 2013

    Have you tried a Systen Restore/Recovery? Can you boot tp safe mode? Does it get to the BIOS setup? Unplug, remove battery, leave battery out, plug in, try to boot to BIOS, Safe Mode, etc. You should unplug after each attempted.

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What are you trying to diagnose? You can run Primary HDD and Memory at boot, is that what you are refering to?

Posted on Apr 29, 2013

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SOURCE: "Diagnostic Boot Selected" problem on power-up boot

its the problem with the keyboard. make sure Function key is not pressed while turning on the computer. normally it happens only then. if the problem presists try reseat the keybaord. to see how to reseat the keyboard.
NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.
NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  1. Remove the hard drive.

  2. Turn the computer over, and remove the five M2.5 x 12-mm screws labeled "circle K."
  3. Turn the computer over and open the display.
NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time- consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.

  1. Remove the center control cover:

  2. Insert a small, flat-blade screwdriver or plastic scribe into the notch at the right end of the center control cover and pry up the cover.

  3. Lift the center control cover up and away from the bottom case.
  4. To release the keyboard from the palm rest, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver or plastic scribe to pry up the right edge of the keyboard near the blank key.
  5. Lift the keyboard straight up about an inch and then rotate it forward toward the front of the computer, until the key face is resting on the palm rest.
NOTICE: Do not pull on the keyboard flex and track stick cables.

Pull up on the keyboard connector to disconnect it from the keyboard interface connector on the system board.
Remove the keyboard from the bottom case

See the images below for ready refference
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To repalce the HDD see the image below

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I am sure this will fix the computer. Because in this you are reseating the HDD as well. all the best.

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SOURCE: i get the error code 2000-0146 only when i run the f12 diagnostic

The 2000-0146 error code indicates a read/write failure of the hard drive. There is at least 1 sector that is failing on the drive. While it is working at the moment, the drive is failing and will over time degrade and eventually fail completely. Backup any important data, then replace the drive.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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