Acer Aspire One Netbook not switching on plz help

Hi
I have read alot of threads already on this problem but i'm still stuck.

I have an AOA150 acer aspire one running on XP and its out of warranty.

When plugged in an orange light shows but won't switch on, i have brought a new lead but no difference, i don't think its the battery as it still won't power on with the battery out. Occasionally when i mess around with the battery the screen may flick on for a second or when i hold the power button for a couple of minutes to drain all the power the screen flicks up again with the acer screen for about a second. Sometimes when i leave the lead plugged in for a couple of hours the light turns green but still doesn't do anything. I can't here any fans or anything running at all and when its plugged in and without battery in it makes a clicking.

I've also tried that bios update instructions with a usb stick by putting the flashit file and renaming that fb file but doesn't seem to do anything. I have only copied those 2 files to the usb and not copied any of the other files though. Am i doing that right?

And finally i have spoke to acer but they want me to send it in for £36+ posatge to have a look and then price up repairing it.

Anyone help as i don't want acer to charge me for sending it in if its going to be too expensive to reapair.

Thanks

Stephen
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  1. Have you tried removing the battery and installing it then try to boot.
  2. Do you mean trying that bios update with the battery out?
  3. Stemondo said:
    Hi
    I have read alot of threads already on this problem but i'm still stuck.

    I have an AOA150 acer aspire one running on XP and its out of warranty.

    When plugged in an orange light shows but won't switch on, i have brought a new lead but no difference, i don't think its the battery as it still won't power on with the battery out. Occasionally when i mess around with the battery the screen may flick on for a second or when i hold the power button for a couple of minutes to drain all the power the screen flicks up again with the acer screen for about a second. Sometimes when i leave the lead plugged in for a couple of hours the light turns green but still doesn't do anything. I can't here any fans or anything running at all and when its plugged in and without battery in it makes a clicking.

    I've also tried that bios update instructions with a usb stick by putting the flashit file and renaming that fb file but doesn't seem to do anything. I have only copied those 2 files to the usb and not copied any of the other files though. Am i doing that right?

    And finally i have spoke to acer but they want me to send it in for £36+ posatge to have a look and then price up repairing it.

    Anyone help as i don't want acer to charge me for sending it in if its going to be too expensive to reapair.

    Thanks

    Stephen

    Have exactly the same problem, except I have a D250 Acer Aspire 1 10.1 " screen. I bought a new battery, no help. Have you had any luck lately? My yellow light comes on, but power switch does nothing. It wont turn on.
  4. I have an Aspire 1 10.1 " screen. The yellow light is on, but it wont power up with the power switch. I just installed a new battery. That didn't help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
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