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My acer ax1700 u3700a will not turn on. I think it is the power supply, but I'm not sure

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When I had this problem it turned out to be my video card (unless my p/s is on its way out and just won't power the video card anymore). Removed the video card and switched to onboard VGA and it boots fine. Had no Win7 Aero though so I went into bios and set it to onboard VGA and UMA 256 instead of Auto and my Aero is back as well.

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SOURCE: My acer ax1700 u3700a will not turn on. I think

When you turn it on, does it respond? Do any lights lit up? Do you have a known good ac adapter to try it with? Or is the ac adapter you are using lits up and/or powering on a different computer?Try to test both to check the functionality of the ac adapter and the port. If ac adapter will work with a different pc, then possibly the port is damaged. You may need to replace the motherboard. If still it wont turn on, then you may just need to replace the ac adapter.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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I have an Acer AX1700-U3700A and I was working online and stepped away came back and the computer was turned off. I Pressed the power button but nothing turn on .... I have not idea what happened .... Is...


  1. Check your computer is getting power, (reconnect power from outlet)
  2. if power is ok, then open your computer cabinet, disconnect motherboard power (24 pin), then make short Green and Black wires and check power supply fan is working or not, (Switch off computer when disconnecting)
  3. if fan is not working replace power supply (SMPS) and check (working fan means SMPS is ok, but in some occasions Fan may work in defective SMPS )
  4. if the power section is ok you need check you mother board
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Aug 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire AX1700-U3793A PC Desktop

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I have an ACER AX1700-u3700a that does not power on. Checked the basics; cable, power outlet is good....Opened the PC and noticed that when the power button is pressed, the CPU fan moves slightly then...


If it was an intermittent problem, like the computer would turn on 1 out of every 4 attempts WITH the video card in, then MAYBE it's a bad power supply. With everything you have said though, it definitely just sounds like a bad video card. I have burned out 2 video cards myself and had to replace them, so I wouldn't be shocked that you have a bad one because they seem to go out more often than power supplies.
Replacing either component can be pretty costly, so if you want to test the hardware before you go off and buy new hardware, I would try to borrow a working power supply of equal or greater wattage and try to run your computer with that and your current video card. To see if you can get it going, but I'm betting the video card melted somewhere.

Jan 04, 2011 | Acer AX1700-U3700A PC Desktop

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The power supply on my AX1700-U3700A died. Where can I get a replacement quickly and cheaply.


some inexpensive power supplies can be found at these locations:

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/subcategory.asp?CatID=87&parent=2&pagetitle=Power%20Supplies

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=58&name=Power-Supplies&Order=PRICE

http://www.outletpc.com/power-supplies-atx---500w-or-greater.html

Oct 31, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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My acer ax1700 u3700a will not turn on. I think


When you turn it on, does it respond? Do any lights lit up? Do you have a known good ac adapter to try it with? Or is the ac adapter you are using lits up and/or powering on a different computer?Try to test both to check the functionality of the ac adapter and the port. If ac adapter will work with a different pc, then possibly the port is damaged. You may need to replace the motherboard. If still it wont turn on, then you may just need to replace the ac adapter.

May 27, 2010 | Acer AX1700-U3700A PC Desktop

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Acer AX1700-U3700A with variable Audio on HDMI


Your problem isnt in your PC, it's because you chose the onboard sound to listen to music etc, which is normal. Unfortunately, you need to choose the HDMI Audio output if you want sound on your TV FROM the HDMI cable. Right click the sound icon located to the lower right side of your screen and choose (adjust audio properties). Now go to the audio tab and click the output device window and choose your HDMI audio output, whatever it may be called. Just pick the one that wasn't selected when you opened it and click ok or apply. Now all audio output is controlled by your Video card lol. Crazy aint it?

Feb 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire AX1700-U3793A PC Desktop

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Cannot bring up full bios with F-12 acer ax1700-u3700a What do I do?


BIOS is brought up by hitting F2 or in some cases the delete key. F12 is normally for bringing up the boot menu, whether you want to boot from the dvd or the hard drive. Try F2 or the delete key

Sep 16, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Acer AX1700-U3700A Desktop NO VIDEO OUTPUT


  1. Check video card
  2. Check monitor
Check these two things to find the fault its probably something really dumb it happens to the best of us even me sometimes, I had a monitor burn a power cord once and do not know why until i found a un grounded outlet so check that also make sure you plugged into a surge surpressor and or backup device...... Thanks Rulds2008

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