Hi i just found this site and it looks really good and very helpful, having browsed if for over an hour i decided to ask for help with my problem.
My laptop when turned on does the following; The hard disk fires up the leds come on and then after about 5-10 seconds everything stops with just the power led remaining on. There is no life coming from the monitor. I have tried to boot from disk but i dont get any different reaction at all. I took it apart a month ago and tried to fix this problem but to no avail, i have since bought a mew imac and was going to bin the acer but having found this site i thought i would give it another shot and hopefully regain the use of it for my son to use. please help, thanks again its a great web site, keep up the good work. Regards Mark
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Re: acer laptop wont boot -- -- please help me
The lamp inverter in the screen may be out .
hold the light at an ange do you see any text as it boots,
connect an external monitor does it work.
if no light but text then likely the inverter ,
if no ext monitor activity then boot post has failed ,
memory /cpu/ etc may have issue .
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Does it not start up at all or just not reboot? MY DAUGHTER'S Aspire wouldn't start up or anything and we had to leave it on charge for several hours and it restarts and boots fine, we have found that we need to leave it plugged up and use minimum battery power for it to work correctly.
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Hi, open the Task Manager, check (2) two areas; see how many (Services) are running, if its more than (75) seventy-five? than try to "Stop" non-essential "services' from running at "Start-up." This is also the case with "Processes" running, and the "startup of "Programs" once Booting-Up! One other thing; if you mostly use the computer for "browsing" view how many "sites" are actually "Logon," and are actively "open." If this helped? "Rating" is appreciated, thanks"
i was able to go on the acer website on another pc and found that if when you turn on your acer and hold down ALT key while hitting F10 that will bring you to a system recovery screen. you can restore factory settings from there. It will wipe out all of your documents and pix but it does fix the problem.
I have seen this on several ACER Laptops. It is always the Motherboard. Contact Acer repairs and order a new motherboard. IT will likely be about $200ish dollars. Then follow one of the guides on the web for taking your laptop apart and replace the board.
try to power up with power cord only and see if it works. If no lights turn on than your motherboard is dead. If it turns on and nothing happens make sure there is memory installed(RAM). If it turns on and you see windows screen than it shuts off than your operating system needs to be installed again. Also, you can try booting in safe mode by hitting f8 when you initially start your computer and see if it stays on and if it does you have a virus most likely. Good luck.
Your laptop is trying to boot from lan because it can't for some reasons to boot normally from the hard-disk. Try to listen if when you power on the laptop the hard-disk spins or makes any noises. If not there could be a problem with the connector that links it to the mainboard. If you hear a noise or the hard-disk spins then you may have a corrupted OS (windows) or some bad sectors problems. The best way to find out would be to try to boot the laptop by using a windows instalation cd. Boot from the cd-rom and check to see if the windows installer find your hard-disk and can copy files to it.
You will need to change the boot order from bios to enable the cd-rom to boot first or enter some boot menu (if provided) and select " boot from cd-rom " or such thing.
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