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Laptop wont start
« on: October 22, 2015, 09:05:39 pm »
My laptop won't start up, I tried charging it for an hour but still no luck. I press the power button but it just stays off. It was working perfectly fine yesterday and it had full battery when i turned it off this morning. Is there a way to fix it? I have art on there I need to finish for people here on the forum and I don't want to disappoint them by not finishing it.
Sometimes when I press the power button a orange light flashes near the keyboard. Its a windows 7 acer
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Re: Laptop wont start
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 09:58:23 pm »
Ok, don't panic, that's the first thing. As long as the laptop wasn't damaged internally then your hard drive is fine along with all of your files. First of all unplug it and take the battery out, leave it like this for a bit.

Now you need to test each component. First try turning it on with the charger plugged in but no battery. See what happens. Try testing that charger on other laptop it works with like friend or families. Determin if the actual charging cable works, it's most probably that I've seen it a few time before.

If your sure the cable works fine and the laptops still not doing anything with and without a battery then there's probably something wrong internally. At this point you might want to send it to be repaired.

Does anything come up on the screen, do you here fans spinning up at all?

Have you had previous hardware problems like fans breaking or overheating?

Are you using the right hardware like right transformer/charger and right battery for that make of laptop?

Hope this helps!
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Re: Laptop wont start
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 12:05:28 am »
What is the exact model? Is there any light patterns, or beeps, they could tell you what is wrong.

If not, like Lambda said unless something major happend your hard drive is just fine, you can pop it into another computer and it will work, to do that thow you will need to install some "Drivers" or software that makes the hardware work

I hope for the best

But do try what Lambda told you, they are good ideas.
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Acer drivers
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 09:09:18 pm »
You can download the correct drivers from Acer here:
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Re: Laptop wont start
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 09:54:28 pm »
It could just be a fault with the wire that connects the power button to the board. If you know what your doing you could easily open the laptop and take a peek.

You could always try this:
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Re: Laptop wont start
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2015, 02:57:02 am »
Well here's a no brainer. Contact Acer support at They will be able to tell you EXACTLY what is wrong and even replace the laptop free of charge if it's still under warranty. Good luck!