Question about Acer Aspire One 532h2298 Netbook

Open Question

My acer aspire one 532h does not boot. When I push the power button the blue light comes on and I hear tge fan start blowing. After 5 seconds the screen is still black and there is no backlight coming from the screen. Likewise, the fan stops blowing after five seconds. I followed the bios flash instructions and when I push and hold the fn+esc+power buttons nothing happnes. The power light turns blue, and nothing happens. I tried connecting my acer to a external monitor (that works) and that does not work as well. I noticed when I plug my AC into the Acer that the screens backlight flickers for a second, but does not stay on. Please help me get it running!

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 121 Answers

SOURCE: Laptop Wont Boot

Does it sound like it's starting up at all? Is the problem that only the screen turns blank? You might have just disabled the standard output. Try pressing Fn (bottom left on the keyboard) and the F5 on the top a few times to see if the screen toggles back on. You might also try to run it without the battery, and on the battery only in case it's a faulty battery or power supply that causes the problem. If not, it sounds lsike a serious problem, so if there is any chance of the waranty still being valid I'd call acer support asap.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007

  • 4806 Answers

SOURCE: Acer Aspire One Zg5 will not boot up no indicator light come one

Hi there.
Try taking the battery out and booting it on AC power only, if it boots up turn it back off and reinsert the battery, turn the computer on, if it boots up all good, if not please post back.

Good luck

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • 16 Answers

SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5920 will not boot at all...

The power button may not work, that is most common in laptops, or you have a short.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

Testimonial: "Exactlt what I had been thinking!"

  • 25 Answers

SOURCE: screen wont work

Quite common for the cable to come loose between the motherboard/video card and the screen itself.
You would have to open it up to check the connections at either end i'm afraid.
Other causes could be the video card / driver.
Hope this is of help.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

  • 13 Answers

SOURCE: Acer 6920 Won't boot... Neither post... But lights and fan start.

a number of reasons for this problem
first try leaving your laptop on for about 15 minutes and switch off and back on again if boots up normal then it sounds like the thermo paste on the processor is worn cheap fix if you know what your doing on the other end of the scale it could mean your GPU needs reflowing which can get expensive

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I press the power button twice for the device to boot

Can we have some more details? What happens when you push the power button once? Do lights come on? Does it make any noise? Is it plugged into a working electrical socket? Do you get any kind of a screen on the monitor, even a blue screen?

Mar 29, 2014 | Acer Aspire 4730 4730z 4730zg 4735 4736...

1 Answer

Cut off while in use and will not come back on

Not a fault you'll fix yourself. Take it to an Acer Service Centre. From my experience with Acer laptops, it's often the motherboard that fails - usually just months after the warranty expires! If that's the case it'll probably be as cheap to buy a new one.

Mar 08, 2014 | Acer Aspire V5-552P-X440 15.6-Inch...

1 Answer

Acer am1100 won't start up

Discribe what happens when push the on/off button and you try to boot, fan spin? LED's blink? HDD/DVD light blink? Sound? Any thing on screen at boot? What blue light?

Feb 26, 2013 | Acer Aspire AM1100-B1410A Refurbished AMD...

1 Answer

Aspire 1 laptop won't turn on but the light bulb

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.

Apr 02, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer aspire m1201 not booting up - I powered it down normally and moved it to another location. I have opened up the tower and I have reseated anything that I could and pushed on other cords that were...

Please check to see that the LED light on the motherboard is lighting up. Also, if the BIOS appears on the monitor, please make sure that the hard drives are properly connected and that you can hear then spinning and/or see the Hard Drive LED light up. It sounds as if your motherboard is receiving power, but something else is not. Please also make sure that your processor's heat sink is properly seated and secure.

Dec 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire M1201 Athlon X2 320 Gb PC...

2 Answers

I press the power button on acer 5735 notebook the fan kicks in etc , then after a few seconds the power light goes back off before the computer boots up , what could e the cause ?

More than likely a virus or a video card. Hopefully the video card because if it is a virus then you will have to replace the hard drive. Hope this helps

Oct 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5735 Notebook

1 Answer

Won't come on. when I push power button the blue

Check id main board is getting power of not , You need to open tower and check if processor fan is stuck , Open RAM module and clean the slots , Check all power cables , Before unplugging th power cables make sure there is no electricity pass on tower , post reply for any clarification

Sep 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Lights come on but no fans or powerup


Please follow the steps below.

1. Please removed the battery and unplugged the power supply.
2. Held down the power button for 45 seconds.
3. After 45 seconds reinstalled the battery and the power supply and pushed the power button and if it works then you don't need to replace your motherboard.
4. Else try it couple of times or up to five times before it worked if worst comes to worst.


Aug 26, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer Aspire 5920 will not boot at all...

The power button may not work, that is most common in laptops, or you have a short.

Aug 23, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

4 Answers

Acer aspire 4520 won't boot

Try this.

Unplug both AC ADAPTER and remove battery.
Press and hold POWER BUTTON for 30 seconds.
Turn on.
After log in, place battery in.

Apr 26, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4520-5950 Laptop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire One 532h2298 Netbook Logo

454 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18417 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

644 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides