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Ok, i dont know much about computer, but i found my uncles laptop after he passed away. it says its an acer travelmate 290e series with windows XP home edition. when i plus it in a bunch of lights blink, but nothing shows up on the screen at all. i cant even tell what half of the lights are because i dont recognize the pictures that go along with them. any information would be helpful. thank you.

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  • velvetspade Jul 15, 2008

    the guide link doesnt work

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Hi
If it's plugged in a light should come on to show that it's charging. Next you need to press the on button on the laptop and it should then turn on.

If it makes a sound when you turn it on (i.e. starts humming) but the screen stays black then it may be that the screen is switched off.

I think the best thing may be for you to refer to this guide as it will help you get started with the laptop but if you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask!

Hope this is helpful
Philip

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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    Philip McMahon Jul 15, 2008

    Sorry about that!!
    This link will work - just choose the language you want. The reason it didn't work was because I tried to link you directly to the pdf manual.

    Philip


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