Acer Aspire 3680 not booting

By mizanr ·
I've a Acer Aspire 3680 laptop more then one year old with Windows Vista home Basic. Today morning it is not booting anymore. Its getting power and the battery is ok.please help

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So what if anything is happening here?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Acer Aspire 3680 not boot ...

You need to tell us what is happening so we can help you after all we can not see what is happening here.

So do you see the Acer Logo?

Are there any Beeps?

Is this system posting or is windows starting?

If the unit is posting do you see the Vista Splash Screen?

With your description it could be anything from the NB being completely dead and gone to Silicon Heaven to a corrupt User Account or maybe the NB was dropped and the screen has been smashed.


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A couple of checks

by Jacky Howe In reply to Acer Aspire 3680 not boot ...

When the computer is turned on, the power light is turned on.

If the computer and the power light are not turned on when you press the power button, adequate power may not be available to the computer.

The suggestions below may help you determine the reason the computer will not start up:

If the computer is plugged into an AC outlet, verify that the AC outlet is providing adequate power by plugging another electrical device into the outlet.

If the computer is running on battery power or is plugged into an external power source other than an AC outlet, plug the computer into an AC outlet using the AC adapter. Make sure the power cord and AC adapter connections are secure.

If the computer is running on battery power:

Remove the primary battery pack and travel battery pack (if applicable) and plug the computer into an AC outlet using the AC adapter. If the computer starts up, one of the battery packs may need to be replaced.

If the battery light on the front of the computer is blinking, the battery pack has reached a lowbattery condition, which may not allow the computer to start up. Plug the computer into an AC outlet using the AC adapter to start the computer and allow the battery to charge.

Check the movement of the Lid Actuator switch

The Lid Actuator switch is a small button or switch located above the keyboard near the hinge for the LCD. Pressing this switch when the computer is on may turn the notebook display off, or it may cause the notebook to enter a different power state.

Press the switch 2-3 times while observing the display. If the display does not return to normal brightness when the switch is released, the switch may be sticking and need to be repaired. If the display turns off when the switch is pressed, the power management function may be set to hibernate or turn off when the lid is closed.

It could be as simple as removing and reconnecting the connectors to the Video and the Display unit.

Mind you this is after you have checked with another Monitor to see if it isn't the Video Card.

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