My Acer notebook won't switch on

By shelleyb3
Nov 4, 2010
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  1. my acer powered down by itself like the power had run out but it hadnt....so i had to force shutdown...since then it wont switch back on the connection light just flashes twice slowly instead of several times like normal and the screen remains black... i have tried all the remove battery and ac tricks and nothing is working ,,,,any ideas ?????????
  2. EDO219

    EDO219 Newcomer, in training Posts: 298

    Have you wiped the RAM and the deep sleep settings by unplugging it from the AC adapter and also removing the battery, then waiting half an hour?
  3. CAMusing

    CAMusing TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 328

    Disconnect from the wall power and disconnect the power cord from the laptop.
    Remove the battery.
    Push the power as if you are trying to turn it on. Hold it in this position for two minutes.
    Put the battery back in the laptop.
    Reconnect the power and try to turn on again.
  4. shelleyb3

    shelleyb3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    have tried it several times ....nothings working
  5. EDO219

    EDO219 Newcomer, in training Posts: 298

    hm ... Have you tried plugging it into an external monitor, booting up, and immediately closing the lid?
  6. shelleyb3

    shelleyb3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it wont boot up at all .... the on of switch lights up the connection light beeps twice n thats it ....
  7. EDO219

    EDO219 Newcomer, in training Posts: 298

    ... but does the power light remain on?
  8. shelleyb3

    shelleyb3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yeah the power light stays on ...
  9. EDO219

    EDO219 Newcomer, in training Posts: 298

    One of my relative's laptop had a similar issue. Luckily it was still under warranty so the manufacturer fixed it, but 3 weeks later the replacement part broke too. lol

    Eventually we just hooked the laptop up to an external monitor, key board and mouse. In that case, the laptop appeared to not be booting up, yet in fact is was. The built in screen was apparently the issue, so an external monitor served as a temporary fix. This might not work for yours, but hey it's worth a try. ;)

    I'm guessing it isn't under warranty any more?
  10. shelleyb3

    shelleyb3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no its 3 yrs old now ....not done bad but always had probs coming out of hibernation and sleep ,,,,,,,
  11. CAMusing

    CAMusing TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 328

    Can you see light behind the screen? If yes, then it may be the display cable is faulty.
     
  12. shelleyb3

    shelleyb3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no light at all just totally black....normally when u switch on the hdd flashes 6 times now it only flashing twice


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