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Acer Aspire 3100 boot up problem

I have a problem with my acer Aspire 3100. When I turn the machine on the screen stays black and i can't hear the hard drive booting. It is acting like it is hibernating and it won't boot properly. Any advice? Thanks

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Re: Acer Aspire 3100 boot up problem

Unless it is something more serious, first keep pressing F8 when you turn on the notebook and it should enter safe mode. When in safe mode select the operating system that is highlighted and then a screen will appear with options, one being 'Last Known good Configuration', highlight this and press enter. The system will reboot and start again in windows as normal hopefully. If you are not able to get a screen showing in safe mode there is something more serious wrong and it could be hard drive fault or motherboard, but if you can see the disc drive light flickering the system is loading and you may have a graphical fault.

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I have just repaired an aspire 3100 that had a black/blank screen at start up. I found that one of the ram slots was dead. Easy to check, undo the 4 screws holding the large removable panel under the laptop (the one with, amongst others, a round vent grid). Gently prise the cover off starting at the point where there is an indent in the body of the laptop to help you to lift it. There are multiple plastic tabs holding the cover in place, but you just need to ease the cover up to release them. Once the cover is off you will see a couple of small circuit boards (one on top of the other) these are the ram sticks. Caution: make sure that you are touching (and keep contact with) a metal part of the laptop before you proceed. This will help to prevent damage to the ram through static. Additionally, try not to handle the conducting parts of the stick, it is best to handle the ram along the short edges. To get the top stick out, simply ease the spring clips away from the board on each side, it should spring upward, you can then hold the short edges and pull it away and out of the connector. Once the top stick is out, turn on the laptop again to check the screen. If the screen has a picture then the fault is either the slot or the ram stick. To check, pop out the second ram stick and put the first ram stick into the lower slot, fire up the laptop, if it works then the top slot is dead.

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Re: Acer Aspire 3100 boot up problem

If your system is infected you can always use the "LAST RESORT" solution and that is to preform a full system recovery. It will reset your laptop to factory settings.

tap both while booting computer
press enter at the "edit boot options" screen
select "restore to factory defaults"

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Re: Acer Aspire 3100 boot up problem

My acer aspire 3100 don`t boot up just bipping

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