Question about AcerPower 1000 (AP1000EA380M) PC Desktop

2 Answers

Acerpower 1000 - won't boot (or POST);

CD Rom LED light stuck on at power-up.
Started gradually, had to shut off power supply to beboot, now won't start at all. PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • atalderfer Aug 31, 2008

    I am having the same problem. The computer will not turn on now. Only 1 year old.

  • acer sucks Sep 19, 2008

    Same here, Acer said sorry they won't fix it AGAIN! This is the 3rd MB in this pc.

  • oOiRoNiCoO Mar 05, 2009

    I seem to have the same problems as explained above (cd light and fan come on but nothing more) i have looked at the motherboard but i cannot see any visible signs of heat damage or of any blown capacitors. How noticable would it be if they had blown? and are you talking of the 2 basically under the cpu heatsink?


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had to start my acerpower 1000 four or five times. When it boots into windows, it lasts for about a minute, then shuts off.
When booting into safe mode, the PC will stay on forever. I would think a hardware problem would cause it to always shut off.
This is not a solution, but something I have observed about these machines.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

  • frankvizza Oct 24, 2008


    My friend got 20 of these systems in his business. Within 1 year, four of them failed. They would not power on or would shut off at will.

    I was asked to look at them to see if they could be salvaged. Here is what I found.

    On the motherboard, there are two 6.3v 1000uf capacitors that have been heat damaged by two nearby active devices with aluminum heat sinks. How to tell if you have this problem. On the other 6.3v 1000uf capacitors on the motherboard, the tops of the caps are very flat. On the damaged ones, the top of the cap is bowed outwards slightly.

    If you have this problem, DO NOT try to change them out unless you have experience in doing this!

    After I changed them out, the system powered up, did not shut off at will. Problem solved!!

    By the way, turn off this system when not using it. It will last longer since the problem is essentially heat related.

    To Acerpower 1000 manufacturers: You are welcome! Please change the design of the motherboard and move these capacitors out of the "heat field" of the two active devices.


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You rock dude!!! I'm looking at those two blown capacitors exactly where you said they'd be. I think it is absolute stupidity for them to try and put a 31/2 inch HD in a box this size. I even found melting on the wires (which have black heat shield around them) that connect from the board to the front panel connectors. They've actually melted to the underside of the HD. Brilliant!

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What are the solutions for hp netbook 1000 that stopped charging?

If the laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. When you connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED light up? If not then - The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's power socket could be faulty. Check power adapter's DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced. If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard. This can be repaired but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket and repair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.

Sep 15, 2012 | HP Mini 1000 Netbook

1 Answer

Compaq CQ4010F Desktop PC won't turn on after a power surge

You probably and lets hope so, have an Electro Static Charge Buildup on your desktop. Remove the Power Cord and Press and Hold the Power Button for 30 seconds. After 30 Seconds plug the Power Cord back in the hit the Power Button. If it boots then you had an Static Charge Buildup. If it does not boot and you say it happened after a power surge then either your Power Supply or Motherboard is possibly damaged. Do you hear fans, hear the disk drive running, see lights, hear the CD Rom click once and see the light on the CD Rom drive com on briefly after you hit the Power Button. If so it would seem that your power supply is ok.

Mar 18, 2012 | Compaq CQ4010F Desktop PC (NY650AAABA)

1 Answer

AcerPower 1000 (AP1000EA380M) PC Desktop: i cannot install win xp on acer power 1000...

Hi! Try to go to bios menu via F2 or del while system is starting up.Go to sata operation, change IDE to AHCI or vice versa, save settings then try to reinstall os(win xp) again via booting to the disc (F12) and choose cd/dvd or odd...hope this helps...Cheers!!!

May 18, 2010 | AcerPower 1000 (AP1000EA380M) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Help plesase, my computer won't past POST

Check the there is proper power supply is coming through the power supply. And also remove ur CMOS and Then check if it works or not

Apr 27, 2010 | AcerPower 1000 (AP1000EA380M) PC Desktop

1 Answer

I have problems with my AcerPower 1000 with windows xp

heck the Cd, it sem it is bad and your rom can't read it, try and get another better Cd. good luck

Jun 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

1 Answer

AcerPower 1000 keeps shutting down

you mean the computer power off automaticaly.
check the all cable of mother board.

Jan 21, 2009 | AcerPower Sn PC Desktop

1 Answer

450 power supply

The cd may be bad, or if the power supply is just marginal, it may be failing when the cd motor spins up.

Jun 04, 2008 | Compaq (176763001) 120-Watt Power Supply

1 Answer

AcerPower F1 PC Desktop Problem

It could be a bad power supply. As far as I remember, this unit has a standard ATX 230 watt power supply. It should not be too hard to replace it. Its fairly straight-forward. Its a matter of removing the panel to access the connectors inside (make note of which comes from where) and unscrewing the power supply on the back of the unit. Reverse all actions to install new power supply. If you need more detailed help, reply to this post.

Apr 25, 2008 | AcerPower F1 PC Desktop

2 Answers

AcerPower 1000-EA380M No Video

open the cover,try to find jumper "c-mos clear",probably is green,or red. put it on,then power on the machine abaut 3 -5 sec.then shut it down. then put the jumper in prevoius position and start macine normaly.on screen you have a note "c-mos clear,enter setup......",enter set up and chose auto configuration,save and exit and everything is ok.

Feb 04, 2008 | AcerPower 1000 (AP1000EA380M) PC Desktop

1 Answer

My cd player went out gradually

I don't do componant repairs but can supply replacement power boards. Contact me via ebay - fluffcat1

Nov 08, 2007 | Philips CDR770 CD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
AcerPower  1000 (AP1000EA380M) PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

1,669 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

556 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides