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Acer Aspire T690 startup problem

Here is what it is doing> When you plug it in and hook it up and press the power button... you can hear the fan kick on nothing happens on the monitor and the unit starts a long loud solid beep after a few seconds. The only way to stop the beep is to unplug or hold the power button til the unit shuts off. I just acquired this computer and I have no idea what could be wrong with it. Please help if you can. Thanks a ton!

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  • acer33 Sep 22, 2007

    Once I pulled the side panel off this unit.... it has no ram installed ....
    is this exactly what it would do with no ram? If this is the case... I am going to order a 1gb ddr2 ram and hopefully the system will work perfect then. right?

  • acer33 Sep 26, 2007

    Got it.....
    Put in a new 1GB ram chip and it is working like a charm. Thanks for the help

  • yond Nov 03, 2007

    Yep, I had the same problem with my computer. About 3 months ago, I bought this computer, but after a week, it didn't work any more. I press the power button, nothing happened. Then I returned it to the store, and changed to another one (also the aspire T690). But now it had the same problem again. When I first started the computer, the fan made a big noise. Then I need to unplug the power, and plug it again, then press the power button twice, the computer will start. Then I need to enter the BIOS to modify the time. Now I have to do this things every time I start the computer. I think there must be a bug with this computer. I need help, what's going on with it? Thank you! My email yondseu@gmail.com

  • volson50 Feb 09, 2009

    I have a similear issue. This T690 is about a year old. It won.t boot with both sticks of 512 ram installed. green power light on, red activity light blinks a few times and quits, sometimes at a white screen.



    I can remove either stick, and it boots and runs fine but slow.



    I plug back in the second stick and it won't boot at all again.



    I can switch sticks however and wherever with the same result. Either stick works fine in either slot but only with one plugged in at a time





    is there a driver upgrade or something available?



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