Acer laptop wont start up!!! [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question Simpleman - Last answered on Oct 16, 2017 at 03:19 PM by paul
Hello, I need help. my acer laptop. It wont boot up. I tried the reset (HOLD POWER BTTTON FOR 30 SEC w/ NO BATT AND NO POWER) for hours. it still wont turn on. when its plugged in, the battery led light turns on. I press the ON button, the num lock light blinks once, the cd/dvd/drive lights up and the fan starts. HOWEVER I hear a clicking sound.. My Laptop wont turn on!. whats wrong? JA..... : (

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If you really followed the power drain procedure to the letter, I can't see anything else because the fan is running, you are not getting any hardware, HD error messages. It looks to me as if it's booting. Even a virus would not give you a blackscreen.

You may try one last power drain procedure:
  • 1. Remove the ram sticks (Clean with a soft lint free cloth while they are out)
  • 2. Remove the power cord and battery
  • 3. Hold the power button for 58 seconds
  • 4. Replace everything.

Sorry again, for I know how frustrating it can be.
Simon- Dec 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Worked for us too!!

tine- Jan 7, 2015 at 07:28 AM worked! Thank you
Gio- Apr 12, 2017 at 11:18 PM
It works!!!

Thank you very much sir!!!
Lane_H- Jul 17, 2017 at 08:57 AM
Neat trick. I thought my 08 acer had really died (this time) but this process brought it back to life.
paul- Oct 16, 2017 at 03:19 PM
Works even without the ram cleaning thing
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hold the on button for some time, power on light, battery light and hard disk light lit for awhile and went off. It repeat for few times and when off, that the symptom I got.
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After doing the power draining you did, you should have got a screen, if that fails, there two possibilities:

1. Your screen backlights or converter must be replaced.

2. You graphic card is fried.

Only a qualified hands-on technician can diagnose and repair.

Sorry about that
sexysam18- Sep 7, 2014 at 04:19 PM
All I can say u r a genious <3 it wrks :] thanks loads

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