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Dead Acer L320

I have a dead Acer L320. Tried to start it one morning. The on light on the front comes on and the fan can be heard, the hard drive starts up an the dvd drives spins when a disk is inserted but no output to the monitor and no diagnostics beeps. Unfortunately, I bought this new on ebay 6 months ago, I cannot contact the seller to obtain a dealers invoice and Acer will not honour any warranty even though the manufacture date on the case is 31/5/2007. Any idea what the problem is? Brian

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  • brian_bs Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks for the prompt reply. as it is a desktop, it only plugs into ainexternal monitor. I have tried 2 monitors but no output from the PC.
    I am in the UK and Acer says even though the PC is under a year old, they will only honour the warranty if PC is accompanied by a dealer invoice.

    Brian

  • brian_bs Mar 06, 2008

    Monitor tested and is ok. All internal connectors reseated. Cannot detect and internal speaker but used headphones and no sound. Suspect may be a faulty motherboard or graphics chip. No slots for graphics cards in the tiny PC. Anyone know of a source for replacements motherboards?....

  • brian_bs Mar 06, 2008

    Thanks for the comments but there are no PCI slots in this PC to fit a graphics card. The graphics chip is a surface mounted component and way past my soldering skills to replace it, even if I could find a source of supply. A replacement motherboard would probably resolve the problem. The CPU would appear to be OK as I would expect no life at all if it was faulty

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    Ditto here two, though JUST after it scraped through the warranty period... No post beeps, no docs and after a strip down and clean out, can't find anything on the web to match against the motherboard model numbers or any of the components... going to be tedious...

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I have a dead Acer L320. Tried to start it one morning. The on light on the front comes on and the fan can be heard, the hard drive starts up an the dvd drives spins when a disk is inserted but no output to the monitor and no diagnostics beeps. Unfortunately, I bought this new on ebay 6 months ago, I cannot contact the seller to obtain a dealers invoice and Acer will not honour any warranty even though the manufacture date on the case is 31/5/2007. Any idea what the problem is? Brian

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I have the same system acer aspire l320 and had the same problem. They sent an engineer hhhhhh replaced my motherboard This is the only fix to this problm, dontbuyreplacement monitor as u r wasting your money.

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The first thing to do is make 4 sure that the monitor in not faulty, maybe the comp is booting up well but the small speaker used 4 diagnostic sound is not connetted. i suggest u open the computer and check all the connections make sure they are conneted properly and firmly, even 4 the monitor.

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    Leonard Muvai Mar 06, 2008

    You need to buy a new PCI graphics cards

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Have you tried plugging it in to an external monitor?

If this works, you might need a replacement screen

I'm pretty sure Acer are legally obliged to honour your warranty for 12 months, it depends what country you are in though

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  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Mar 06, 2008

    Hi, sorry, i thought we were talking about a laptop.



    Have you got another graphics card you could try?

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