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Acer will not start travelmate 4000 series

Hi All!
My name is Budgie and was "given" an acer 4000 laptop and he has totally given up on trying repairing the pc, it's been to pillar and post.
He tells me the hard drive was replaced with a new,nothing apparently happened,what does happen though, if you remove the the battery,then insert the power plug,put the battery back on, the green light comes on and the battery charge light comes on as well along with the power button light.
After repeatedly doing this, I may get the fan starting,THEN my hopes get high and wait for the screen to begin, but that is as far as it gets.
Have removed the memory and placed it back...still the same.
The previous owner gave up because no one can fix an ACER in South Africa (this model anyway) I'm from Cape Town, there must be a solution.

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  • Budgie Burgess Jan 24, 2008

    Hi! Thank you for the reply.
    Gee man, if only I could have the screen come on, to only get to BIOS and load the required cd.
    Chatting with the previous owner, he tells me the PC repair man placed another hard drive to see if it would start, but to no avail.The original was put back, I notice there is a 256ram installed.
    Windows XP home edition sticker on the back, and a serial No (S/N: LXT53052084490AADEEM13
    TravelMate 4003LCi.
    Whilst typing this reply, I have pushed in the power plug and the power button illuminates, a green light illuminates on the left and the battery charge light also comes on and I hear the mother board fan come on as well, the previous owner also mentions that the screen does truly come on but just a blue screen,that has not happened with me yet! Basically that is what is happening at the moment.

  • grahamvince Jun 25, 2008

    my acer gets to the desk top then stops can u help wont load internet can only get on net using task manager but it dont work alll the time 4000



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Does it pass the BIOS tests ?! if so, than u have to boot with a bootable cd to install the OS (new hard drive)

if it does not pass the BIOS tests, or gives errors, try reseting the BIOS, set it to the default settings ...

u can also recheck all connections (cdrom, mems, hard ....) and if the batteries pins have a good connection when pluged in the laptop...

give more details of what is wrong with it ... does the screen even get a image on it ... !?

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