Question about Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook
The quickest test, is to try another stick of RAM, or try the original stick again.
Laptops can be very fussy at what memory they work with. I have at least 5 models here (2 made by ACER actually) which refuse to use any but one specific type each.
You say that it won't turn on, but do you mean there is no signs of life at all? or it just doesn't actually boot (into Linux i am assuming).
Try the memory testing mentioned above, and if still no life, try again, but with any battery removed first (after removing the battery hold the POWER button down for 30 seconds - to remove any traces of old electric from the netbooks insides).
The most common problem with all laptops/notebooks/netbooks is a broken charger socket, and this would be the next thing i'd check for. It may just be that it could have broken by coincidence at the same time as you have decided to change the RAM.
Remove the battery, unplug the mains charger from the mains but plug it into the netbook as normal, and 'very' gently rock it from side to side just a fraction, to see if it's loose. Don't be rough doing this as the power sockets are always fragile. Remember you're not trying to see if you can make it move, you only want to see if it is already possible because it's broken away inside.
If it feels loose, now take something such as a wooden match, and gently see if you can see the centre pin in the charging socket move when touched. Any movement in there indicates a new socket may be needed - a good working socket should be solid.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
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