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
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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Re: Dead Acer L320
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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That sounds like you have a dead hard disk drive if the hard disk drive is dead then you will need to have it replaced there is a way to check if it is dead or not, you will need to go into the bios for most it's usually the hi lighted tab when the bios comes if its dead the hard drive slot should say empty or none if it's not dead it will show the hard drive info
short power switch pins on mother board, reset bios, short green wire to black wire on ATX connector with all drives etc.. power cables disconnected to test power supply. i suspect you have a dead motherboard.
If the hard drive is OK then you can remove the hard drive from the desktop case, and insert the hard drive into a USB 3 1/2" hard drive adapter case, this should come with a power adapter. These are available at your friendly computer shop.
Boot up the laptop then plug this USB hard drive adapter into the laptop's USB port. The laptop will see this as an external USB hard drive. You can open the various folders and files on this external drive and copy the folders and files to the laptop.
You can delete the Windows folder and Program Folders on this external drive to free up disk space and use this as a back up drive etc.
If you are not sure how to remove the hard drive and install it into an USB hard disk case, then I suggest you get a computer savy friend to help you.
When you say wont boot is it getting and video ouput at all? I'll assume its not. Check all your connections. One time i didnt have a SATA cable fully seated, it was just at the slightest angle creating a short and freaking the whole computer out (it was my dvd drive too!). Check all the cables and ram is fully seated as well as the CPU. Only try to boot with one ram stick at a time, possible dead ram stick too. IF its a cheapy motherboard best to just replace it.
You may be correct about the hard drive failure.
But to make sure that it is the hard drive and not Vista, I would try to run the recovery cd that came with the unit. When the cd boots up, select "repair" and let it attempt to fix the problem. If the recovery fails, I would call the warranty Company for service.
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There are 2 memory slots in Acer L320. You can use program called cpuz to check how many memory modules are you using, and what size are they. If you have any module free you should be capable to upgrade memory.
Hi, "No fan, no hard drive, no noise" means the motherboard is not getting any power which is kinda out of sync because you are getting a power on light indicator. To confirm if your power supply is ok, check if the fan inside the power supply is working. you can look at the back of the casing, if it is turning then psu is ok. Try to reseat the power connector from the psu to the motherboard, some of the pins may not be in perfect contact but others are that's why the led lights up, but the mb is still dead. Please let me know how it works out for you. Regards.