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You can replace the motherboard. The desktop have standard mounting hole and motherboard manufacturers have used these standard mountings.
There are a large range of motherboards from different manufacturers. Make sure the existing power supply is adequate for the new motherboard and components.

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Possibilities:
* leaking/bad capacitors on the motherboard, not doing their job, i.e., causing voltage fluctuations that the motherboard cannot tolerate;
* dead disk-drive -- cannot boot Windows from a "dead" drive;
* dead CPU -- cannot do anything other than power on/off;
* failing power-supply -- not supplying correct voltages to the motherboard.

Take the laptop to a qualified computer technician, for professional trouble-shooting, and probably a replacement of the motherboard. But, it might be less expensive to "salvage" the disk-drive (and your files) from the laptop, and to buy a new laptop, than it would be to buy a replacement motherboard, and pay for installation.

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It sounds to me that your computer mainboard is faulty.

I have created a published guide entitled My Computer is not turning on!!! Is it dead!!! No POST!!!
Note the section on clearing the BIOS/CMOS.
You could try replacing the silver 3V battery on your computer mainboard.

I think it may be a dead capacitor some-where on your computer mainboard, some technicians will replace it for you.

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If your computer is dead set (meaning: no beep sound, the processor fan is moving but no reactions on the motherboard, no hard disk movement sounds, no display output from the video card) then the problem is your motherboard. Return it back to the seller and claim your warranty.

If your computer manage to boot up, but is displaying a " No bootable device....etc" error then the operating system in your harddisk is damage. The other possible reason is that the power supply connector or ide cable is not properly connected on your harddisk, the reason why the computer can not detect it. Or the harddisk itself is damage.

The best help you could get is to return it back and claim the warranty to replace the parts. You might somehow repair it your self, but the idea is if a computer or parts of it malfunction in just a few days used, more probably it is manufacturer defects.

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If you cannot "press DELETE to enter setup", then it's the motherboard, or the battery, or the AC power-supply that has the problem.

Since it's likely that at least one of the battery and the power-supply are working, it's probably the motherboard (or the CPU on the motherboard) that is failing.

Take the computer to a qualified technician.

Replacing the CPU is possible, and is not very expensive.
Replacing the motherboard is possible, but is very expensive
(a few hundred dollars for a replacement motherboard, plus $100 for the technician's time to disassemble/replace/reassemble).

The only "good" news is that your files on your disk-drive probably are intact, and can be read and transferred to a new computer.

Of course, you can try to sell the "dead" computer on eBay, so that somebody else can "frankenstein" your computer with their computer, to combine two dead computers into one working one.


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Hope that helps.

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I understand your pain. Acer has a extensive case-history of motherboards that die or quit for no reason. Do a search and you will find forums full of complaints where the machine just quit for no reason and did not start ever again.

I repair laptops for a living and see dead Acers in here all the time. Replacing the motherboard of a dead laptop is not easy. If you know how to work on computers, make sure you have a Service Manual for that make and model to make sure you can reassemble the computer. I do NOT recommend this.

I also do not recommend replacing the motherbaord at all. Firstly, only an ACER mainboard for that particular model will work - and secondly if you have to pay for another mainboard plus installation, the cost of labor and parts will likely exceed the value of the machine - which even if repaired with a new mainboard - could conk out on you all over again.

My advice - consider it totaled, invest your money in a newer model, and think twice before you buy Acer again.

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check for the onboard lithium battery, replace it with new on genrally the batt No. is 2030, have you checked your SMPS,
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