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Aspire 5100 won't turn on

Hey everyone,

I have a problemw iht my Acer Aspire 5100. It was running fairly slow a couple days ago, so I shut it down and left it off for the night. However, when I tried to turn it on yesterday, the power button would light up but the computer wouldn't start working. I tried using a different monitor to check if it was the screen, but it doesn't seem to be the problem.

The computer was not exposed to any liquid or anything similar recently. I've had this problem once before, but the computer started working a couple days later.

Any advice would be much appriciated.

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  • BLSA7 Mar 10, 2008

    Nothing changed after trying that, it still doesn't actually start.

  • BLSA7 Mar 10, 2008

    My serial number doesn't seem to be working with their site.



    I've e-mailed them regarding the problem.



    Can you explain what the 3rd kind is? And why it happened before, but started working again?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Mine is doing the same thing.

  • DustinSmith May 07, 2008

    My laptop powers off seemingly randomly, the only remedy thus far is to unlplug and replug in the AC adaptor.

    It began as finding my laptop powered off in the morning some days to actually shutting off during use.

    Any advice?

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Try this with only the power and not the battery just to check something out

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 10, 2008

    ok..then you are having a motherboard failure of the 3rd kind...you under warranty?

    check here if you don't know

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 10, 2008

    like close encounters of the 3rd kind???..it's an out of this world experience..not solid, but persistently maddening.

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