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The laptop is not working. I switch on the power button and it only gets as far as the acer intel beginning page. Its like it is locked up.

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    Chintu-KPV May 11, 2010

    Hey, got solved or what?

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    Chintu-KPV May 11, 2010

    Also check for any USB / Floppy / CD / DVD in drives connected...Bad drives may cause a severe boot failure

    ...and what is ur PC configuration?

  • Chintu-KPV
    Chintu-KPV May 11, 2010


    Could u see the POST screen messages and put them here for more analysis?


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Most probably, hard drive failure, I don't think you should troubleshoot this alone, take it for repair to laptop repair store.

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Diagram and pen out power supply and power switch placement emachine t3828

The eMachines T3828 Desktop PC uses an Intel D845GVSR motherboard.

1) Socket 478 processor socket

2) Comes with an Intel Celeron D 335 processor that uses a Socket 478 processor socket.

Celeron D 335 / part number RK80546RE072256

3) The motherboard chipset is an Intel 845GV
[The Northbridge chip is an Intel 82845GV, and the Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801DB { ICH4}
Intel 82845GV and Intel 82810DB are the part numbers on the chips]

Here is the motherboard manual you requested,

On this page click on the top file>
(Date 07/01/2003)
Go to the right and click on > Download

On the next page left-click on the empty circle to the left of>
I accept the terms in the license agreement

The file will automatically start downloading
Let the file download all the way before looking through it.

Connecting Internal Headers - Page 31 in the PDF file page number box at the top

You want C - Front Panel

The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel
Cables (Wires) coming from the Front Panel go to the Front Panel header on the motherboard

Connecting the Front Panel is shown on Page 32

Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right, the Front Panel header is at the Bottom Right. It is right along the bottom edge of the motherboard.

There are 4 pins across the Top
There are 5 pins across the Bottom
The Pins are numbered.

Starting on the Left side of the motherboard going towards the Right,
the Top row of pins are numbered 2, 4, 6, and 8

Starting on the Left side of the motherboard going towards the Right,
the Bottom row of pins are numbered 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive Activity LED light.
Pin 1 goes to the Positive ( + ) wire

Pin 2 goes to the Ground wire ( - )
If the LED is dim after installing switch the two wires around

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch. IF used. (Reset button)

C) Pin 9 is for the 5 Volts DC

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (Power On button)

Page 34 shows you where the power cables from the Power Supply go to the motherboard.
Connecting Hardware Control and Power Cables

D shows you where the 20-pin ATX main power cable goes.
Typical 20-pin ATX main power cable,

A shows you where the 4-pin +12 Volt power cable goes, (Power for the Processor),
Typical 4-pin +12 Volt power cable,

B is where a Chassis Fan connects to. (Computer case fan)

C is where the Processor Fan connects to

E is for another Chassis Fan

If you have further questions please post in a Comment.
Sorry it took so long to reply, I just saw this problem.

Nov 01, 2010 | E-Machines (T2958) PC Desktop

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Computer would not come on when you press the power button and nothing works.

Bad Power On switch, or bad Power Supply.
(Weak voltage power rail)

The Power On switch is located inside the plastic Power On button.
This is an example of a generic ATX power on switch,

One that I have found fits many desktop computers.

There is a test to see if the problem is the Power On switch, or the Power Supply.

The test requires using a jumper wire on the ATX main power cable's connector.
Jump the Soft Power On wire (PS_ON) to ANY ground wire.

This is Lenovo Support, ThinkCentre S51 desktop computer, User Manuals, and the link to download the HMM.
Hardware Maintenance Manual.

Left-click on the top blue file listed.
Starts with - Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) (March 2009) Thinkcenter A51........and ends with S51 (type 8098, 8171, 8172, 8173)

Date to the right is 2009-08-05

On the next page look under the heading - File link, and click on -
19r0486.pdf in blue.

This is a PDF file. It may take as much as 30 seconds before you see the first page. Additional time may be required to fully download. Let the file download all the way before looking through it.
(Took 4 seconds to see the first page, and over 3 minutes to fully download just now. Medium speed DSL connection)

With this HMM you can follow along with illustrations, and details, as I detail how to perform the above test, on your IBM ThinkCentre.

(FRU = Field Replacement Unit)

S51 is the Product Model.
There are several Types.

Page 98 details how to open the ThinkCentre S51 desktop computer. ('Pizza-box' computer case)
(Types 8095, 8141, 8142, 8145, 8420, 8421)

Page 123 details how to open the ThinkCenter desktop Tower computer case.
(Types 8143, 8144, 8146, 8422, 8423, 8427)

Page 145 details how to open another 'Pizza-box' style computer case.
(Types 8098, 8171, 8172, 8173, 8424, 8425)

Computer unplugged from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions, BEFORE you reach inside.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.
Computer unplugged from power, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case. Touch an unpainted surface.

This action will relieve your body of Static.
Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

With the flat desktop models, ('Pizza-box') you may have to release the lock, and tilt the Harddrive, and optical drive up. (CD/DVD drive)
This will allow viewing the motherboard.

With the desktop tower model you may have to ease a few cables over to view the motherboard.

You are looking for the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable.
(Don't know if your model uses a 20-pin, or a 24-pin.
This is what you're looking for,

Scroll down to see the 24-pin ATX main power cable.
Look at the photo to the far right.
The Green wire is the Soft Power On wire.
ANY Black wire is a Ground wire.

With the ATX power cable plugged into the motherboard, as shown in the photo to the far right, you are going to insert a jumper wire down into the socket holes.

The jumper wire goes down in the socket hole, Right next to the wire that is in the hole.
It goes down in far enough to touch a metal terminal, that is at the end of the wire.
(Approximately 1/2 inch)

The jumper wire of choice is a paper clip straightened out, then bent into a U-shape.
The middle of the U is wrapped a few times with black plastic electrical tape.
(Trivia: One wrap of black plastic electrical tape is enough for 600 Volts DC)

The voltage you will be dealing with is 5 Volts DC.
Two D cell flashlight batteries produce 3 Volts DC.

You may wish to wear a glove on the hand that holds the jumper wire. There may be a small spark.
The Power Supply, (Computer), is plugged into power.

One end of the U-shaped jumper wire, is inserted down into the socket hole with a Green wire. (Right next to the wire)
The other end is inserted down into a socket hole with ANY Black wire.
The contact made is no more than 2 seconds. (1001, 1002)

If the computer comes on, (Power Supply actually), the Power On switch is bad.
If the computer does not come on (Power Supply), the Power Supply is bad.

It's an ATX power supply, probably a generic model made by Bestec, HiPro, Delta, or another low quality power supply manufacturer.
The Wattage is probably stated at Maximum 225 watts.

An ATX style Power Supply is used by over 80 percent of desktop computers out there. You can buy a decent one for around $30 US.
(Power Supply case size is approximately 6 inches Wide, 5.5 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall)

You can use a 300, or 400, or 500 Watt power supply.
Doesn't matter. Won't hurt the computer.

A computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and no more
Post questions in a Comment.


Oct 14, 2010 | IBM ThinkCentre S51 Intel Desktop PC -...

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How can I reboot my acer M661? The power light is on but will not boot.

1. remove the battery
2. Press power button now. keep power button pressed for 2 mins
3. Reseat the battery.

see if it works !.
Happy Computing. !!!
Else please aloberate.

Sep 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi i have acer p4 with windows 7 and i have lost my drivers cd(sound and video) plz help me to find them

You have to download drivers for Video,Sound,INF and LAN(if u r using internet). Look don't go to Acer site for drivers fist check your chipset if intel chipset then go to
To check your chipset go to RUN type "Dxdiag" hit enter click yes
click on Display Tab u will see Name of chipset something like
"Intel 865/845g___ Express chipset family" 
Write it down in a page then go to "" to search for driver of that will definitely get.
It will 100% work. Good Luck 

Nov 25, 2009 | Acer Veriton 5600GT PC Desktop

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My acer laptop wont start up!

sure lets do one thing disconnect the power cable and also remove the battery and than hold down the power button for 12 seconds and than put the battery back in and also connect the power cable and than start the system that should work

Feb 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Acer laptop. it won't start up, when i press the start button, it shows nothing but black screen, and i dont know what to do .... I have the same problem i have an ACER ASPIRE 5920, when i turn my laptop...


in both the computers unplug the power cord and any external device attached to the system.

Press the power while the power cord if unplugged for 1 min exact, plug the power cord and see if this works. As there is extra power on the mother board which needs to be drained out

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Hello. I have just bought an Acer Aspire 6920 Laptop. The problem is when i need the @ symbol I get the " symbol and visa versa. I have selected United Kingdom as my keyboard layout. What's going on?

Hello Bobster079,

Here is a couple of things to try:

1) Get into the Bios and set it to default setting (may be F9 button), then save setting. Then reboot and try.

if this does not work, then move in to next step.

2) Hold down and press the "fn" button and press the "Scroll Lock" button. This works like a toggle switch.

Hope this is helpfull and good luck.

Jul 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have a laptop: Acer Travelmate 2300. My problem is my right mouse button works fine and can hear a healthy click. when you push the button, but my left mouse button doesnt work, i have to push it...

mice have this small tiny switch inside where it catch your click, if your mouse got too far on in other word it is too old, this is totally the main problem, that switch maybe brocken, and there is no other way to replace that small thing. if is new well use the warranty. if not is time to replce it.

Jul 12, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I own a Gateway laptop computer and the power button was accidentally mashed in by my daughter over the weekend.....After trying to mess with it and trying to push it back up to a normal position, the...


I,m afraid you can,t power up the computer any other way.
Laptop power buttons, have a make/break connection. Some power several items at the same time. You,ll need to buy a replacement Switch or switch panel, with the pwr switch on it.

If you give me the Laptop Make/Model.
I,ll search for the part for you.

Mike @ compurepair.

Mar 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop doesn't switch on

U remove backside battery and connect power connection.Switch on ur laptop power button and check it.whether it is battery problem or ur laptop problem.


Feb 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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