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Acer n30 will not turn on

I cannot get the PDA to turn on at all

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Re: Acer n30 will not turn on

Trya hard reset, mine was off for 6+ months and wouldnt charge. After a couple of hard resets - bingo, fully charged battery.

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Probably problem is with the battery. If you have some elecric experience try to open the device and check if batery is charged.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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There is a lot of very confusing information about this battery pack and PDA - many companies are selling the battery without instructions and many reviewers/users claim that there is no way to replace the battery. Acer makes no mention of this either way and didn't seem too keen to answer the question. The screws that you mention appear to be the ones as at least one company is selling the battery with a screwdriver included that appears to be the one for the four thin screws. Just make sure there are no other screws hiding under a sticker or similar - running a stylus over any stickers should reveal any potential screws that may have to be removed (almost certainly opening the case will void the warranty if still an issue) Another company is also selling an "unmarking case opening tool" which is essentially a small plastic spatula - therefore I believe that when the screws are out you should be able to push something gently into the gap between the shells, popping it open - from photos it would appear that the small groove between the shells in the corners are the places to start. BE gentle and careful with this as the possibility of damage is there, but once one part of the shells start to separate you should be able to see clearer what is holding them together. If you want a bit more info then try e-mailing these guys; They should be able to help as they do sell the battery and are well respected. Hope this helps and good luck :) - if you are in any doubt about doing it yourself then i recommend finding a repair shop near you, although I cannot believe it is too complicated to open. if there is any confusion about actually swapping the battery once the case is open, please post back with a photo of the inside and I hope we can help, but i think it should be easy enough once you are in - make sure you ground yourself properly and touch as little as necessary when inside.

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SOURCE: Acer N30 PDA charging problem

My PDA n30 is not a year old yet - when I put it to sync and charge everything looks fine but when I unplug it does not stay charged - it blacks out straightaway.

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Need new charger and battery and new pen

ebay is your best bet...

Try and on the search space, copy and paste on the following ebay Auction IDs (just paste the number I give you):

eBay Auction ID: 270215466248
1.5A Battery for Acer N30 N-30&Yakumo 1038006/PS1020#1

Approx. 7GBP = 13USD

Stylus (pack of 3):
eBay Auction ID: 280204418443
M509 3 pcs stylus touch pen for acer N30 N 30 PDA

Approx 1.5GBP = 3USD

Universal Travel Charger:
eBay Auction ID: 270216695513
Travel Charger for Acer N30 (UK/EU/US/OZ Charger)

Approx 7GBP = 13USD

These prices do not include shipping which may vary depending on your location... (these items usually ship from Hong Kong).

PS: these are auctions so the designated items may only be available for a limited number of days...

Hope this helps

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hi, I had the same problem so i checked some other forums. I then found the answer. While your acer is plugged in, hard reset it, this switch is on the bottom of the machine. Switch the hard reset thing to the left for five secs, then back to the right. The green light should start flashing! You just fixed you acer!

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