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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

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  • 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.



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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:
It gives you a list of problems associated with beep sounds based on your motherboard. Hope it helps!

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Take it to a shop.

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