Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I have a Acer Aspire M3201 desktop pc but it will not power up

I turned it on then heard two beeps now it will not power on, I have taken the side panel off to clean it and to check for loose cables, The only thing that i see disconnected is a small cable attached to a chip board on the back of the pc casing and i dont know if that is the cause or if it is supposed to be attached to anything, any advice would be great, thank you

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • munimahmed_1 May 15, 2014

    Hi! I want to help with this problem but need more info. Can you please talk about the state of the PC the last time you booted and if you installed any new applications or made changes to the hardware/software in anyway before this. Thanks!

  • gordonedward May 15, 2014

    Thank you Munimahmed, Sorry I took so long to get back to you, The latest is that I had the side panel off and gave the machine a good clean, (It was full of dust) Firstly I noticed a loose wire that was fixed to a small circuit board on the back of the casing but not attached to anything else, still not sure what that is, I had my pc on the desk by the monitor, There was power going to the monitor so I swapped leads around, The computer started but I had to disconnect everything to put it back as it was but Then it wouldn't power up again and that is as far as i have got, Further to your question I haven't installed any new hardware but did install a jewel quest game to pass the time and that is the only change i have made

  • munimahmed_1 May 16, 2014

    Thanks for all that info. I know I should've asked you this the first time but can you also state how many times the beeping happens and how long each one lasts, if they're all the same then please say so (because beeping duration and no. of times the beeping happens mean different errors). Also, if there's anyway you can find out, or if you already know, the make/model of your motherboard (this can help a lot if you know it). By the way sorry for asking too many questions but in order to help you to the fullest, I need to know your problem exactly as you know it, hope you understand! Once again thank you!

  • munimahmed_1 May 16, 2014

    Edit to the last post: Sorry I acknowledge that it is two beeps so just state the duration. Then again apologies!

  • gordonedward May 16, 2014

    Two shorts beeps the it went off

  • ed102r May 18, 2014

    There is a possability that static electricity short ciruited the motherboard while you where cleanign it. Same thing with the RAM if you touched it while cleanign it. You could always try powering up with only 1 stick of ram if you have more than one. And if it will not boot, take the one out and put the second one in. IF it boots with one and not the other then you know its the one ram stick. IF you get no power at all, no lihts on the motherboard and no fans spinning, the it's the power supply. Good luck.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 16 Answers

I guess you might have damaged some chip or loosened a wire or the RAM from their respective places/ slots. I suggest you look at this site: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#04
It gives you a list of problems associated with beep sounds based on your motherboard. Hope it helps!

Posted on May 16, 2014

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,320 Answers

Take it to a shop.

Posted on May 15, 2014

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 82 Answers

SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5050 does not power but lights turn on

i think your battery has damage and you need to change it a new battery
i hope i can solve your problem gana118

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Acer Aspire 9300 Keyboard replacement

I have the Acer 9000/7000 pdf service manual if anyone would like it.
You may contact me at jonyjams @ hotmail.com (take the spaces out before and after the @ sign)

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

ghoff1
  • 167 Answers

SOURCE: acer aspire 5562 have no power and won't turn on

what repair shop does work at no cost?? ok first check the voltage from the power adapter, if you have or can borrow a test meter. i have seen these go bad and still seem to work!( incorrect amperage and- or voltage). or you simply have a failed motherboard .good luck !

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

addas97
  • 71 Answers

SOURCE: Hi. My Acer Aspire One ZG5 laptop turns on, then turns itself off

Dear Sphanz,
I recommend to install the BIOS from acer website go to and choose your acer laptop type : http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads_gd.html

If it doesn't work ... try reinstall your Windows.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: broken headphone jack on dell d630

I recommend you buy a USB soundcard from electronics stores such as Radioshack or Best Buy, it's much cheaper.

Posted on Aug 12, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acer aspire m3201


Check the RAM module/s, try reseating them first, if it still does not boot up the remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendlt computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM for you.

Feb 09, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a acer aspire m3201 9150e how do I connect my sony handycam dcr sr32 using usb


you can connect your sony handcam by using its driver disc and their software disc. make sure that the disc haye no scraches.

Sep 17, 2011 | Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC...

1 Answer

Can i join a wireless printer to a acer aspire m3201


Most desktop computers are hard wired and not wireless, so the answer is no. Unless you buy yourself a wi-fi USB dongle.

Jan 02, 2010 | Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC...

1 Answer

Acer aspire m3201 wont boot up


There are numerous issues that could cause this but if absolutely nothing happens, no lights, no fans, nothing then check the power supply. Use a simple voltage tester to see if you have any voltage on the connectors going to the hard drive and cd/dvd drives. If not this is a pretty easy and relatively inexpensive fix. You can e-mail me at globalmac@yahoo.com for more help.

Jan 02, 2010 | Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC...

2 Answers

I have the ACER Aspire M3210 with ACER K/Board SK-9620 Where can I download the drivers


Go to www.acer.com, enter, select your country and click "Go". Click "Service and Support", look at the left side of your screen, you will see "Driver Download" under "Service and Support", then click the driver download. Select "product family" (Desktop), select product line (Aspire), select product model (Aspire M3201), then you will find the drivers below. Click them one after the other to download.

Take care.

Nov 17, 2009 | Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC...

1 Answer

WHAT FIREWIRE CARD DO I NEED FOR AN ACER ASPIRE M3201?


Hi there.
The best card for a desktop is a PCI Firewire card which goes inside the desktop base unit, i suggest you buy a brand new one as it will have the install drivers included with it.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

May 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC...

1 Answer

Removeing panel from acer aspire to install firewire card


Generally you have two or more screws in the back of the computer, maybe a lever that you have to pull to release the side panel and it should come off, releaving the internals.

May 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC...

1 Answer

Installation of an esata bridge on an acer m3201 processor


use nlite to slipstream sp3 into a new winxp setup disk and that should find the sata bridge driver.

Apr 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...