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Acer Desktop doesn't boot

Acer desktop will not boot. I get a white screen with the Acer logo, no response from the mouse or keyboard. ACER AST180

Troubleshooting so far:
- removed all components (except for mouse and keyboard)
- compressed air cleaning inside case
- removed and reinstalled memory and processor
- removed hard drive and connecting to another computer using a serial ata to USB cable. Folder structure in working order, but cannot access the MY DOCUMENTS folder. Access denied error. Is there a way to gain access to MY DOCUMENTS (i have the password)

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  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    My LCD screen has both DVI cable and VGA. I've been using the VGA that was plugged to my 8600GT PCI video card's DVI port via a VGA-DVI adapter. I decided to use a DVI cable so I remove the VGA cable and use a DVI cable to plug directly into my 8600GT PCI card. When I did that my PC asked for a driver so I reinstalled the driver for the 8600GT PCI card. When it was done. My PC freeze on the desktop (VISTA) nothing was working. I reboot the PC and now nothing comes up in the screen not even the ACER logo or any thing. The LCD says no signal.. My PC does not even shutdown the way it was. The fan was not even working except the built in fan on the PCI video card. Now my PC is completely dead. What should I do next?

  • djlimit Jun 20, 2008

    there is no response from the periphals... I cannot enter safe mode. I recently tried changing the CMOS battery and that did not solve the issue either. any more suggestions from anyone....

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    Since yesterday I do have exactly the same problem as djlimit's is describing.

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    Same problem. I tried to disconnect all peripherals, tried to reboot several times. I checked the harddisk connexions, looked OK. No solution yet.

  • djlimit Jun 26, 2008

    So i took Bubbabear64's suggestion and purchased an Asus M2N-MX SE Plus GeForce 6100 motherboard from tigerdirect for $60. problem solved and all my data is in tact.... i had to generate a new installation id for XP using the tag on the computer then get it reactivated using Microsofts 888 number. thanks to all for the comments.



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I have had the same problem than djlimit.
I have contacted ACER service on line (in France, were I live) . They propose a quotation for repair against 60 Euros.
I shipped the product through (prepaid) express parcel service. I got it back 10 days later. They simply exchanged the main PCB.

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Try putting your computer into safe mode by turning your computer off.

Turn the computer power on.

After the Acer logo goes away, hold down on the F8 button until the safe mode screeen appears.

Press the up and down arrow keys to select safe mode and press enter.

Once the Windows desktop is up, restart your computer.

If safe mode doesn't work, you should restore your operating system.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Tim Babcock Jun 20, 2008

    If youre not getting into safe mode, your motherboard might need to be replaced. Sounds like you have done all you can to it but replace the motherboard so far.

    As far as guests problem goes, try replugging the monitor back into vga. Restart windows. Make sure the DVI port is enabled on your sound card.



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