Question about Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you
are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.
Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.
Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB
There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty.
Although it would be very rare for the sata lead to be faulty.
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
There are several possible reasons the computer may not be powering on.
The connections may be loose or damaged.
The AC adapter or power cord may no longer be functioning.
The battery may be defective or no longer working; or the battery may need to be reset or recalibrated.
If these methods do not solve the issue with your Acer Aspire, contact Acer support for further troubleshooting options.
Inspect the AC adapter to be certain it is fully connected to the computer.
If the connection is loose, contact Acer for repair service (see Below).
Online Product Supporthttp://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4/kw/battery
Check the AC adapter connection to the power cord. If the cord will not stay connected , there may be a defect in the power cord.
Contact Acer for service options or replacement parts.
If the adapter is connected to a power strip, make sure the strip is powered on and is fully connected to the wall socket.
Connect the adapter to a different electrical outlet if necessary.
After verifying all connections, attempt to power the computer on.
If the computer does not turn on, try power reset.
Disconnect the battery, and detach the AC adapter from the notebook.
Push the power button, and hold it for 30 seconds.
Reattach the battery.
Reconnect the AC adapter to the computer and a functioning electrical outlet.
Press the power button. If the computer does not power on, attempt to power on without the battery.
Power on Without the Battery
Shut down the computer.
Remove the battery from its compartment.
Connect the AC adapter and power cord.
Verify that the power cord is connected to a functioning socket.
Press the power button. If this method is successful, the battery may need replacing.
Recalibrating the Battery
Attach the notebook to the AC adapter, and allow the battery to fully charge.
Detach the AC adapter, and restart the laptop.
Fully discharge the battery.
Reattach the AC adapter to the laptop.
Fully charge the battery.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the harddrive went bad.
Some people call it the click of death.
Put the laptop to your ear near the harddrive and you will hear the clicking coming from there.
Good news is that it's easy enough to change the harddrive.
Bad news is you lose all your data to this point.
I hope this helps and i'm sorry that happend to you.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
SOURCE: my computer won't turn on
First you should check if there is any disk on your cd room, if there is any disk you should remove the disk from the cd room, if there is no disk the possibility is your hard drive getting error
Press f2 or delete to enter your bios set up system
Look for boot menu
Set the first boot as a HDD and the second boot as cd room and disable the third boot
Save and Exit the setting
if your computer still won't load you need to reinstall your windows
insert windows cd and go to set up again by pressing f2 or delete button
Set the first boot as cd room then the second boot as HDD
Save and exit the setting again
When the message press any key to boot from cd appears you should press the space bar or another key
Then just follow the instruction of formatting
Posted on Jun 03, 2011
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
Posted on Apr 03, 2012
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