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Acer Aspire 5050 Power ON problems

My Aspire 5050 will not power on.  I tried removing the battery and running off the plug but it will not start.  The fan runs and the hard drive runs briefly before spinning down.  The screen remains totally black throughout.  The green power indicator comes on when plugged in and the battery light comes on when I put the battery back in and plug in the power cord.  I am currently recharging the battery with the thought that maybe it ran down completely.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks.

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  • fandersen Jul 30, 2008

    It was NOT the battery.  After charging in the battery for eight hours the display will still not turn on.


    Any suggestions are very welcome.


    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    Same problem with the Aspire 5050-3785. Any recommendations



    Thanks

  • mbacca Jul 31, 2008

    Gents,



    I have an Aspire 5050-3785 and have the same problem. Any support would be appreciated.



    thanks

    Maurizio

  • o0anarchy0o Aug 01, 2008

    um this exact same thing happened to me TODAY and i would like a solution
    i have the same computer

    some times i can get it to do a dsk chk but it more often than not freezes
    i got windows to start once but then it took FOREVER for it to load and then I couldnt open anything until it eventually froze i looked in the task manager before it froze and it said it was using 0 cpu on everything
    i think my cpu might be fried but my symptoms are all the same and i think this is really weird

    millar.7@osu.edu
    email me if anyone finds a solution please


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That maybe the only problem. lets hope so.

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