Acer Laptop problems turning on

By wallflower89
Dec 13, 2008
  1. ok i have an Acer Aspire 3680 Series Laptop. I am having trouble turning it on, yesterday i went to the local library in the town i'm visting for the holidays cause they have WIFI, my computer worked fine, i couldn't get on a web page cause it was BLocked (whole nother irritation) i used a proxy (hectoresp) and it wasn't blocked surprisingly. but i couldn't get the web page i wanted to work, to actuly work, so i shut my computer down and head for my ride (was picked up). i get in the front passenger seat and accedently bump my laptop (in its carringcase *a padded Vera Bradley Messenger bag*) on the dash board becasue the seat is so close to the dash board. i get it home and it turns on fine the fan kicks in and u here the tell-tale wirhing of the laptop. but my screen is BLACK. nothing works i have checked my brightness on the screen, and clicked every combination of keys i could think of.. NOTHING.I even thought my battery was dead so i pluged it in.. still nothing. is my laptop fried? what do i do??? i don't know much about computers but i kno that when u turn it on its supposed to show up on the screen lol. any help that could be given is greatly appreciated and i will try anyting to fix it.

    i am sorry i wrote so much but i like explaining things out, adn btw im on a Dell Dimension 2200 at my uncles and its soooo slow......
    again thanks for the help (if there is any to be given)
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,080   +14

    sounds like you knocked your video strip or cable. It will have to be reseated. It's internal and if you're not comfortable messing with a laptop's innards take it to a shop.
  3. wallflower89

    wallflower89 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    darn..... ok i wsa hoping to avoid that but i know im not qualified to do anything with it . i will take ti to a shope as soon as i get home...
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,352

  5. drumstick

    drumstick TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I would do the easiest thing, reseat the memory modules usually on the base of the laptop. Reseat/remove hard drive, optical drive, wireless card if present. Remove battery and hold down the power on button for 30 secs.

    Its a process of elimination, do one by one then do a power on test a couple of times for at least 30 secs.

    Test memory modules. Test in each slot 1 by 1.
  6. wallflower89

    wallflower89 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Thanks for all the help i will try that and see if it works, yall are great :)
  7. wallflower89

    wallflower89 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    OMW *o my word* it worked i was just able to do it today and it worked omw thank yall!! i <3 techspot!!
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,352

    I agree, and that's why it was mentioned in the guide, previously stated

    Thanks for the long waited update :grinthumb
  9. wallflower89

    wallflower89 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    srry it took so long i actually forgot you had put that up there and that day i was on here l0l.. thanks for the help:grinthumb
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