Question about Acer Aspire 1642WLMi Notebook

1 Answer

Wont come on

My daughter took a flight and when returning home she tried to powerup her notebook but it will not come on. The power supply light is steady green until plugged into the notebook and then it blinks (steadily) and is not as bright. the notebook worked fine before her trip and while she was there she did not use it at all. she did check it as baggage at the the airport on the return flight. she has no manual or disk for it either. she gave it to me and said if I get it to work its!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 20 Answers
Re: wont come on

The fact that the light on the power supply is a brighter green and them dims when plugs is certainly a key factor. I would say there are three possible problems. 1) The first problem to check is by far the easiest. Try removing the battery from the laptop and then hooking up the power supply. Do you get the same result. If it works then replace the battery. Problems two and three are unfortunately a lot harder to tell without having a spare power supply. Not to sound stupid but you've either got a problem with the power supply or laptop. If it is the laptop then you'll likely want to toss it out as you would need to send it off for repair. If it is the power supply then that can be replaced fairly cost effectively. Places like best buy and radio shack sell universal power adapters for laptops which could be used to test for the power supply being the issue. Perhaps you could bring it to the tech bench at best buy and ask if they have an adapter you can try before you buy. Radio shack might also let you do the same thing. If all else fails, perhaps you could return the adapter if you purchased it and it didn't solve the problem. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Nothing happens when I hit the ON Button

Could be the power supply. With a bad power supply it will often shut down unexpectedly and then not turn on at all.

Aug 29, 2009 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

1 Answer

Lights come on but no fans or powerup


Please follow the steps below.

1. Please removed the battery and unplugged the power supply.
2. Held down the power button for 45 seconds.
3. After 45 seconds reinstalled the battery and the power supply and pushed the power button and if it works then you don't need to replace your motherboard.
4. Else try it couple of times or up to five times before it worked if worst comes to worst.


Aug 26, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

4 Answers

My laptop will not powerup .....

so does the laptop turn on at all with just the battery in. or is the battery got a charge

Apr 15, 2009 | Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop Dead, Wont power up

its power button doe not work please change it as soon as possible

Apr 14, 2009 | Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop won't power on

Check the power light indicator if it work when turnig on the laptop. If doest work replace the power supply

Feb 12, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V2405us PC Notebook

2 Answers

No powerup

Unfortunately, you can't solve this problem. What I have learned as the tech working on a customers gateway mt6451 is that Gateway dropped the ball when they bought a cheap (they spent 5 cents instead of 20 cents) motherboard component that allows the adapter to charge battery and run the notebook without the battery installed, the component seems to have a 1 year if that life. I am surprised they haven't been sued or forced to extend the warranty (like HP had to with their dv8000 series notebooks) althought they would have to replace the motherboard with one that has an improved component on it. How do you sue a company or force them to extend the warranty for a replacement that is made with a better component?

Dec 11, 2008 | Gateway MT6451 Notebook

1 Answer

Wont come on

I have same problem with HP Compaq Presario V6000. LEDs are lit. Cooling fan stops after a short while. A faint click sound can be heard soon after switching. I tried Ctl Alt Del. But no joy. I gone through the troubleshooting in web. Found follwing remedies.
1. Hardware problem. 2. RAM to be re-seated. Cooling fan to be cleaned. 3 Probable BIOS problem. But I have not yet tried all these. Awaiting to procure proper tools. Thank you Baby Antony

Feb 28, 2008 | Acer Aspire 1640Z Notebook

1 Answer

Oshiba Satellite A55-106

Can be because power supply is not correct supply or give incorrect supply voltage causing battery to drain or not charge fully,battery can be caput aswell, some laptops doesn't start if battery isn't conditioned properly. JJ

Sep 15, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 Notebook

1 Answer

Won't power up.

Check or replace the circular bios battery. Its a small round disc type about the size of a quarter.

Jul 26, 2007 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 1642WLMi Notebook Logo

148 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer PC Laptops Experts


Level 3 Expert

18259 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Henk de Ruiter
Henk de Ruiter

Level 2 Expert

78 Answers

Are you an Acer PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides