Laptops forum


My Acer Aspire laptop wont turn on!

by Rebelchick1 / November 12, 2012 12:47 AM PST

Ok, I think Hurricane Sandy may have upset it. I originally thought it was the power cord. I had plugged it into a place where they were letting us charge our phones and computer when the lights were. Plugged it into a power strip. Used the computer for a few minutes and when I went to package it all up and leave, noticed the power box thingy on the power cord was really, really hot. Hotter than usual. I'd shut down my computer normally before so didn't think much of it. I tried it again later and now the thing wont even turn on. Ordered an Acer compatible power cord/adapter off of Amazon (I'm broke so had to go that route) and the computer still wont turn on at all. The battery wasn't all that great but I've removed it and even with the power cord in it wont turn on. The voltage seems to be right on the new adapter and the only difference is that my old cord plugging it together was 3 pronged and this one is 2 pronged. Help!

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: My Acer Aspire laptop wont turn on!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: My Acer Aspire laptop wont turn on!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Clarification Request
One last test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 12:50 AM PST

With the AC removed and the battery out, press and hold the power button for 60 seconds. Release and apply the AC power and see if it comes back.

That's it and next up we are replacing boards for most machines.

Collapse -
Battery out as well?
by Rebelchick1 / November 12, 2012 12:56 AM PST
In reply to: One last test.

Bob, should I take the battery out too?

Collapse -
by Rebelchick1 / November 12, 2012 1:05 AM PST
In reply to: Battery out as well?

sorry just saw that lol

Collapse -
by Rebelchick1 / November 12, 2012 1:06 AM PST
In reply to: One last test.

didn't work

Collapse -
It's always worth trying.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 1:12 AM PST
In reply to: damn

After this we are looking at boards most of the time. Given the recent drop in laptop prices I fear repairs are rarely a good idea.

Collapse -
aww dang
by Rebelchick1 / November 12, 2012 11:10 PM PST

thank you Bob Happy

All Answers

Collapse -
Acer Aspire My Acer Shuts Itself Off!
by techinations / November 15, 2012 12:08 AM PST

I am so sorry you ended up with one of these things, also. I have had nothing but problems with the fact that it (Acer Aspire) actually shuts itself off when I am in the middle of working, then I lose my data. I don't know what to do because it is 6 mos old and there isn't a warranty now. It worked fine exacly 6 mos, and now it is completely unreliable.

I have never had a comp. do this sort of thing. I think it must have a short in it somewhere, as I know when the battery is charged & when it isn't.

Collapse -
Tell me a little more and please make your own discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2012 12:10 AM PST

Make a new discussion please and we'll cover off basic things like canned air and Grif's advice.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Free trip to the Grand Prix

Don't miss your chance to win a trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco for you and a plus-one.