I have an Acer Aspire V3-772g, a relatively new laptop (8 months old), which randomly decided to stop booting.
Core i7 2.2ghz
nVidia GTX 760m
8gig's of ram (2x4gb)
7200 RPM SATA
Was playing a game just fine. Shut down as normal, went to work, came home 8 hours later, attempted to boot - nothing.
Exact problem: Hit power button, power button comes on. Light next to the lightbulb (power light?) Comes on, stays solid. Charging stays solid orange/blue.
HDD light? Flickers.
Screen flickers a dark grey color that may be the very initial part of a startup. No acer logo.
The screen and HDD light flicker in synchronisation, at the same exact time. You can hear the fans fire up, and the HDD spin up. Screen just flickers about once per second (it's very faint.)
--Heres what I've tried--
-Removing power cord/battery, holding button for 60 seconds 3 times, plugging back in and powering up. - No
^Almost every varation of that, I have attempted.
-Inserting a new harddrive. Same result.
-Plugging in an external monitor. (Tried VGA and HDMI) - power does not transfer to external monitors. Screen still flickers on laptop, no change in behavior.
-Removed 1 stick of RAM - No **BUT** behavior changes slightly. Flickering of screen and HD light reduced to about once every 45 seconds rather than once every second.
-Removed both sticks of RAM - no flickering, no HDD light flickering. Pure black screen.
-Rotated the sticks of RAM - No change.
Also interestingly, with everything normal, if I hold Fn+Esc, the computer will do a new startup process (Screen still black), then after about 20 seconds goes into the normal screen flickering/HDD indicator flickering. Different behavior, slightly.
Any ideas would be so appreciated guys, and thank you to all who take the time to respond.
Acer Aspire V3-772g Won't boot - power/fans come on, though.