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Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop Can't Power Up

I'm having trouble powering my laptop up. The battery is dead so it should still work with the power supply but it isn't. I tired these steps posted by Acer

and had no luck. The only thing that happens when I push power is the yellow light in the front will flash for a second & that is it. I have a feeling now that it's the power supply cord, but dang, it's not that old. I bought it a few months ago on Ebay. Do they just die or what? Not sure how to test it either if that is possible. Is there a certain power supply that I should buy that will last longer than a few months! The original one that came w/ the laptop frayed on me. I'm not having any luck w/ these darn cords!

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  • k1ahmed Mar 22, 2008

    I have some problem and have a good power cord. Exact same thing - light flickers but won't turn on. I don't know how to get the internal power supply out. may be that is fried. I blowed compressed air to make sure that inside there is no dust. I also pulled on wires inside for any loose connection,

    Don't know where the power supply pin is to the mother board



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Acer aspire 3680 no power on, found 2 short circuited surface mount capacitors on motherboard replaced lapton power on works fine. Edward

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If any of you purchased an Acer Aspire 3680 laptop about 3-4 years ago and it has had problems with the power port - you can get new parts and repair it yourself fairly cheaply. Youtube user maxcom83 has excellent how to videos on how to do it. You will have to purchase a new duaghter board.

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Check the power pin in motherboard, It might be broken/loose.
Try to remove battery and power on.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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yes theres a solution. go into your bios go to booting preferencess click f-9.
them press enter then press esc when it prompts you to exit saying the changes click yes.
when your sys reboots and all is well. reboot it again. second time it boots ok.
there you go.

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shut down pull the battery out try to find out where the cmos battery is . you scrambled the bios. i you can pull out the cmos battery out and can put it in again( a small watch like battery on the motherboard. ) put the main battery in again the big recharge able battery. and see if it boots up . If it does don't mess with the bios you may have the wrong version. If it aint broke don't fix it

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Heyy don't panic. I know its very costly to replace mother board or power supply SMPS. And i assures you that neither its mother board problem nor power problem. Its a problem with your RAM only. If RAM is faulty then laptop starts giving same problem.
So, please go & replace your RAM. Its not that must costly also. So you can easily afford also and new RAM will boost the performance of your laptop.

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