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Acer with Power on indicator blinking.Why?

by picassoline / June 7, 2011 6:59 PM PDT

I have a small portable acer laptop which doesn't power on. When i plug it to the source, the power on indicator begins to blink; i have unstalled and ininstalled the battery but no changes. Right now i want to loose it and check the power on botton perhaps it is hardware but i don't want to do that until i'm certain it's necessary.
Please what could the possible problem be and what is the most likely solution?

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One idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 9, 2011 2:12 AM PDT

Try the generic reset. Unplug AC, battery, press and hold the power button 60 seconds, release, slip in battery, apply AC, count to 10 and re-test.

Good luck!
Bob

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this is not possible
by picassoline / June 9, 2011 10:42 PM PDT
In reply to: One idea.

i just tried doing the 60 sec and realized that the power botton may be kind of broken on the inside cos i don't feel the click that's often felt when pressing the power botton. Could this be the problem?

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Let me try the next question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 2:30 AM PDT
In reply to: this is not possible

What happens if you fix or replace the broken part?

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can i load the pix?
by picassoline / June 10, 2011 7:36 AM PDT

i didn't want to loose it until i was completely certain it's an hardware problem. I finally uncoupled it but the part that broke off is a tiny piece which is the clicking thing and is mounted on the "can i call it the circuit board?" that is then attached to the main board.
At first, i was thinking of soldering it but i noticed that the mouth of my solder is fatter than that that came from the factory. I then went to shops to look for the part but all the shops i went to did not have my exact spec.
Is there any way i can upload the pix of the part here so that you can actually view what i'm talking about and tell me if soldering is a good idea?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2011 7:39 AM PDT
In reply to: can i load the pix?

But I wonder why you didn't use an Ohm meter to test this switch?

ALL APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE but without the basics I fear this can't end well.
Bob

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