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Laptop will not power on at all.

Laptop was working fine when I was on it one night. Battery was at 99% charge when I decided to shut it down and got to bed. It shut down just fine. I unplugged the power supply and put it all away. The following night I went to turn it on there was nothing. When I plug in power supply the green light on the power pack lights up. When the battery is in the Laptop the battery light on the Laptop lights up orange. Ok now while this is on, I remove the battery and the battery light indicator on the Laptop goes off. The Laptop still will not start up when I push the power button. No lights lit on Laptop. Then I plug battery back in and the battery light comes back on the Laptop but still nothing when I try the power button. Yet the power supply pack light is on. I do notice that the power supply pack is no longer heating up like it does when charging the battery. The Laptop is 2 years old. So I was wondering if it is the power pack, battery, hard drive or the motherboard having a problem. Please help me figure it out. Thank You in Advance.

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  • Rosebudd Nov 07, 2007

    I did check the volts comming from the power adapter where it goes into the PC and I was only getting 2 volts. So I have ordered a new power adapter for it and I am waiting for it to get here. I also ordered another battery for it because this one is over 2 years old and I think it may be bad also since it will not boot from the battery either. If nothing else I will have two batteries if the one is not bad. I should be getting these two products either Friday of this week or Tuesday of next week.Then I can let you know if it solved the problem. Thank You and I will get back to you soon. Rosebudd

  • Rosebudd Nov 09, 2007

    tom19511, I got a new power adapter and a new battery. I put them in the PC and I plugged it in and let the battery charge. When the light went green which means the battery is at a full charge, then I tried to turn on the PC. Still nothing. Nothing at all. I removed the battery and left it plugged in and tried to turn it on again but still nothing. I am totally lost on what it could be. If the hard drive was bad would the PC still start up? I know when my Desktop hard drive went bad, the PC still tried to start up. Shouldn't the mother board still try to start? This is acting totally dead. Let me know what ya think? Thank You in Advance for your time and help in this matter. Rosebudd

  • Rosebudd Nov 09, 2007

    tom19511, The laptop I have is a Acer Aspire 5000. It also has only one 512MB of DDR instead of two. What would it cost to get another 512MB of DDR to add to it since I have it apart? Let me know and Thank You for your help. Rosebudd

  • Rosebudd Nov 19, 2007

    I want to thank you all for helping me with my Acer Aspire 5000 LaptopPC. What I did was get a new power adapter and battery but it still didnot work. Then I totally took the laptop apart. I unplugged everthingand removed all the extra parts. Got mad when I saw I only hadone stick of 512mb since it was sapose to have 1GB. Got ripped offthere. Anyway I was frustrated because nothing looked bad yet itwouldn't work. So I decided I would put it all back together and takeit to someone to have it fixed. Well when I put it all back together Ithought I would try it one last time to see if it would come on. WOWthe stupid thing worked. Maybe one of the connections was lose, Ireally don't know but it has been working for two days now. One thing Idid find was, once I got it up and running, I checked my CPU usage andjust sitting there not doing anything it was at a 100%. So I crashedthe PC. Started over like new. Now it is working great. CPU usage whendoing nothing is at 0%. Not sure what got it to work but what ever itwas it worked. Again Thank You all. :)

  • yoman32 Dec 12, 2007

    Laptop was working fine when I was on it one morning. Battery was fully charged
    when I decided to shut it down and went to school. It shut down just fine.
    I unplugged the power supply and put it in my bag. When I got to school, I turned it on again, and there was nothing. The Laptop still will not start up when I push the
    power button. No lights lit on Laptop. I got this laptop it has been 3 months now. It is an Acer Aspire 5100 series. So I was wondering if
    it is the battery, hard drive or the motherboard having a problem. Now when I unplug one of the memory cards, the laptop turns on, but when I replug it, it would not turn on. Please help me figure it out. Thank You in Advance.

  • Clancymac Feb 19, 2009

    Same problem! PC ran out of power and when I tried to boot up with the power supply plugged in, still nothing, vague blinking yellow battery indicator light when I depress the power button. ordered a new power supply, old was a bit frayed--that didn't work, though I also have green light on battery supply. Guy at Staples suggested a new battery pack (my original is probably 3 years old). Came in yesterday, installed it and turned it on, a quick power on for a bit, then some message which I was too slow to see, then off totally again. I let charge all night, but this AM, still nothing. I have plane tickets on there and need them in a couple of days!!!

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Don't know what you have for a laptop, so will have to give you a generic process, here. Power down. Remove hard drive, remove cd reader and/or floppy drive. Remove memory cards. Replace only 1 memory card in the main slot (probably marked as slot 1). Try to power it back up and let us know what happens.
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  • Ron Roske Nov 19, 2007

    Rosebudd,
    Best of the day to you!
    Glad to hear that you got it up and running. Very good! I have been working on these things since they first came out in the early 80's and I would say the around 25% of the dead ones that I have worked on have been fixed by doing exactly what you have done.
    Anyway! Glad to have been of help.
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First thing I would do is get a multimeter and check the power supply at the plug. Most are rated 19 volts.
Look at the power supply label to check yours.
check the tips. the middle one is + and the outer shell is -.


Let me know what you find.

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    Thomas Christopher Nov 06, 2007

    Did this work?
    Please post an answer so we can help you further.
    If it worked please rate this post as solved.
    Thanks,

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    Thomas Christopher Nov 09, 2007

    Rosebudd,

    Yes, if the hard drive was bad you could still get into the BIOS.

    Most laptops have a small circuit board in it that changes 120 volts to the required DC voltage. When these go bad nothing works. Let me know what make and model you have, and I can look up the part for you..

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    Diego Sinning Dec 20, 2010

    tom19511, Where is that small circuit board located? I have an AA1 and it does not turn on at all...
    Could you help me pleaseeee

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