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Black screen even though power light is on

Acer aspire one mini notebook will not POST and as a result does not boot up to XP OS

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  • steven31966 Apr 20, 2009

    I have an Acer Aspier One 10" that will not start up. the power light satys on but the screen dosn't turn on and there seems to be no hard-drive activity.

  • Diane Brooks Apr 25, 2009

    I also had this problem with my Acer Netbook and it was only 4 months old!  I took it to a computer tech and it proved that the motherboard had died!!  It has now gone back under warranty for repair.  As I have heard of so many other users who have this problem I am now thinking that I have bought a bit of a loser in the computer stakes.

  • a_l_r Apr 26, 2009

    i have exactly the same problem and its only 6 months old!! slightly rude!! just dont want them to fix it so i can get full refund to get a different machine!

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    This just happened to my computer. Im so peved!! Im a uni student and i have an open book exam tomorrow - and yes, all my notes are on the computer. Teach me for not backing up!! But now im stressing and only have 1 day to go over 8 weeks of work Aaargh!!



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Can you clean the ram module edge connector with soft eraser. Do this when the unit is completely shutdown, remove battery and external power source.

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