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Averatec 2300 laptop will not power on.

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

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  • averatecuser May 21, 2008

    O.k. I removed the ram chip. I still got a power light and a dvd drive click. I did all this after the laptop ran for a few days and quit again. Now It will not turn on again. Its been about five days now. I still get the blue power light and a quick green flash on the harddrive light but no boot up. Do you still believe it may be the ram? Or the Bio's chip?

  • averatecuser May 21, 2008

    I did reboot w/o the ram and it did the same thing it is doing now. I get the blue power light and the dvd drive clicks. It is the only ram I have for this laptop. I will have to order a new one to test it.

  • averatecuser Jun 11, 2008

    O.k., I replaced the ram with two brand new sticks. I'm still getting the same problem. Power light comes on, I can plug a cooling fan into usb port and it runs but I am still not getting the unit to boot up.

  • cooldog45 Apr 21, 2009

    When I press the power button, the blue wifi and power light light up. The hard drive light blinks for a second and then nothing. I tried everything from taking the RAM out and all but nothing.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    same as above averatec 2300


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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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    Rick White May 21, 2008

    It sounds like the RAM. Did you try booting the machine both with the RAM removed and then with the RAM replaced? How many sticks of RAM are in your machine?

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    Rick White May 22, 2008

    Too bad you don't have two sticks to test for errors. No matter, I agree with you. I think ordering a new stick is your best plan of action for now. Try to figure out what type of RAM your laptop takes. I would recommend purchasing from They have fabulous prices with great shipping. Keep us posted!


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