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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Re: Acer Aspire T690 startup problem
FOR LONG BEEPS, ONE SHORT BEEP IN AN ENDLESS LOOP, BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH AT STARTUP
Try using Memtest 86+ http://www.memtest86.com/ to diagnose your memory problem.
You can also try the following methods.
Turn off power, Unplug. Remove the cover of your PC.
Remove the memory from the Motherboard. Note on the locks!
Clean the memory contacts with an eraser yes that's right a rubber Pencil eraser.
It should be shiny gold.
Reseat your memory to the motherboard and Test!
If you are having trouble with Newly bought items save your self from headaches by returning them and
demand a replacement or a refund! You may have purchased a reconditioned\repaired\factory defect product.
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Part Number: AspireT690 Aspire T690
CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW Combo, DVD Dual, or DVD Supermulti (varies by model) Up to 400GB Hard Disk Drive SATA (varies by model) 9 in 1 Card Reader (selected models)
Unplug the power cord then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds. Plug the power cord back in and press the power button. Did you see any lights or hear any fans? If not, the power supply is probably bad.
Acer Blank screen at startupMy Acer Aspire One notebook goes to a blank screen at startup. BIOS Recovery System
awful as it sounds, this is a fairly common problem with Acer Aspire
notebooks and it sounds like you have an issue with the BIOS - as long
as you can see the power button and hear the fans running to indicate
that it is not a power issue. Luckily, these notebooks come with a
built-in BIOS recovery system that should get you up and running without
damaging or losing any of your files. Know that doing this may void
your warranty, so if you have a warranty, you should talk to Acer
directly. Follow these steps EXACTLY, and it should work for you:
Format a USB memory stick to FAT. Make sure it is bootable.
Put the FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file in the root directory of the memory stick.
Rename the BIOS file: ZG5IA32.FD. It is important that you get the file name exactly right.
Remove the drive.
Turn the Acer off, but make sure you have a working battery and AC power connected.
Insert the USB memory stick into a USB port.
Press Fn+Esc and press the Power button at the same time. After a few seconds, release Fn+Esc.
The power button should be blinking. Press it once.
At this point, the BIOS will flash - don't press anything or
interrupt this process. If you've done it right, the power button will
stop flashing and the notebook will reboot. When it is all done,
everything should be set to reboot.
Because you have an Acer Aspire One and you are getting the blank
boot screen, I'm betting that this will solve your problem. If you are
still having problems after following these directions exactly, then let
us know and we can try to troubleshoot hardware or screen issues that
may be the culprit.
disconnect the battery from the laptop and only hook up the ac adaptor.
Turn the laptop on and if it still cuts off after 5 seconds then reseat the memory back into its slots.
Also make sure your air vents are not clogged with dirt or dust as lack or air flow can cause the laptop to shut off.
If that doesn't do it then take out the hard drive and dvd drive and turn on the laptop.
If the laptop still cuts off then it has to be a faulty motherboard at that point which means to much voltage is going thru and the components on the motherboard are not regulating it properly.
Can you hear if the HDD are running, or powering up (most hdds have a sound like a tourbo charger kicking as on a big rig when they are trying to pass you on the interstate or similar sound) LOL (getting carried away with my discriptions again) But do list to see if you hear them powering up.
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