Question about Averatec 3200 Notebook
Sometimes it blinks for a split second. Other times it will not blink at all. Even though the blue power but stays lit the whole time
The problem is that the computer does not get enough power when you turn it on and that's why it doesn't boot.
Try to put a random CD in it and leave it there for an hour maybe two. By spinning the CD, more volts get through the mainboard. Then shut it down by pressing the power button and then press it again and see the results. If this wouldn't work the first time, try it again.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
I got this Averatec 2300 from a friend when it quit on him. He removed the hard drive and left the "dead" notebook with me. I put a hard drive I had laying around in it and plugged it up to power and it booted up!! I could not get Windows XP to run in it (I don't have the original disk) so I loaded Ubuntu 10.04 in it. It booted up and ran great for a while, but them it just died... I could not get it to boot again from the CD or from the HD. I removed the HD, played around with other HD's and got nowhere. I set it aside and was going to throw it away, but I just tried the HD once again and the thing booted up again. I'm writing this post from the notebook right now. However, I don't know how long it will run and if I will ever get it to boot up again after it quits... I think there is something wrong with the power supply or that it overheats and stops. Perhaps both issues occur. I don't know what else to do to fix it. If I cannot find a power supply, I guess i'll just have to throw it away...
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
Had the same problem. Tried everything - see above commenst.Even put laptop into freezer.
Mine has to run on power saver mode, otherwise - crush.
If I still get the crush I let the laptop seat with both blue lights on (power and wireless) after about 2 hours lights go away and I can start again.
It is not the RAM. I changed it twice to two fresh stiks, I got new battery also.
It is something with power management. It used to get very hot and fan would spin like crazy.
I think some element in motherbord once gets overheated gives up.
I have ACER Extensa now.
Don't waist your money on fixing AVERATEC 2300 it is a good mashine for about first 3 month. It is a piece of junk after that.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
Hi, sorry my bad English, I'm from Brazil and have the same problem But, firsts times, in boot, with no screen, the bios beeps 3 times, the power led on, the wireless led on when I turn on wireless, the caps, numlock and the other leds flash fast, but the screen don´t turn on and the note don´t start.
I open the note, unmount all parts, (also the monitor), to see if any componet was unpluged, but is´s aparently all normal. I mount all again, but the note don´t start yet.
This can be the BIOS chip? Is so, how I can reset the BIOS, to make a test? (the battery is sold in the motherboard).
Thanks a lot!
Posted on Jun 22, 2008
Doesn't sound like it's getting anywhere, so it's probably not your graphics chip. Most likely a problem with your BIOS or RAM. Sometimes the BIOS can get stuck thinking your machine is resuming from Standby which could cause this problem, but since this happened after your computer crashed I want to lead more towards the RAM. Let's start with that first.
Are you familiar with removing your laptop's RAM? If so, unplug the power cord, remove the battery, and take out your RAM. If you have two sticks take them both out. Then try booting the computer with just the power cord and no RAM installed. See if you get any response with that. If so, hold the power button to turn it off, unplug the power cord, and try booting with one RAM stick at a time. With this method you might be able to isolate the issue down to one stick.
If you aren't familiar with removing the RAM let me know and I'll give you some instructions.
Posted on May 13, 2008
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