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Computer went black I turned it off, tried to turn it back on

I have tried taking out the battery and us AC only still the light will turn on for 1 sec and go back off.I can hear the computer try to turn on. Is this the battery or ???? I have had this computer for 16 to 18 months

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That's typical of burned motherboards.  it may have been a power surge or oversupply of voltage.  some motherboards have an overvoltage protection.  see if the AC adapter shorted and is somehow outputting a higher voltage than it should.  typical laptop voltage is 19v.  if you have an aspire one, it will be less, probably 12 or 9.5.  try another compatible ac adapter to see if that fixes the problem.  

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Try this :

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Hi,

Computer turns on but no display. This issue is commonly caused by electrical static on the motherboard. Try doing a power drain.

If this computer is a laptop:
1. Turn the computer off by pressing the power button for a bout 5seconds.
2. Take the battery out of the computer.
3. Unplugged the ac adapter.
4. Press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds. (without any power source)
5. Put the battery back in and plug the ac adapter back into the computer.
6. Turn the computer back on.

If this computer is a desktop:
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2. Unplug the power cable from the computer.
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Hi cspeer1201,

Black screen is often caused by a defective screen. The easiest way to determine if you have a hardware or software problem is by performing a power drain. Please follow the steps below for additional instructions.

Power Drain:
1. Turn off the computer.

2. Unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet and take out the battery from the system.

3. Now, press the power button for about 15-20 seconds.

4. Put back the battery in and plug the AC adapter.

5. Turn on the system and try observing it.

--> If power drain did not work, you need to consult a repairman to have the LCD connector be replaced.

Hope it helps.

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2. Press and hold the Power Switch for 5 seconds.

3. Insert the Battery in the Computer an try turning ON the Computer.

4. If the issue persists, remove the Battery, press and hold the Power Switch for 5 seconds.

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NOTE: If the Computer turns on without the Battery, connect and charge the Battery for 24 hours.


6. Disconnect all external devices that are connected to the Computer.

7. Attempt to turn ON the Computer.

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then reinsert the ac-power (without battery)
and try to boot.

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