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Possible To Fix Acer Power On Motherboard Module?

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September 10, 2012 8:06:45 PM

This is an old laptop but if I can get help in reviving it, I would be most thankful. The model is the Ferrari 3400. I have uploaded the Service Manual to assist. The link is below:

http://depositfiles.com/files/js83m7y5r
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September 10, 2012 8:15:10 PM

Power on module? What are you referring to exactly. What doesn't work on it? Does it turn on all? Does it charge? Is there any lights? Need more info.
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September 10, 2012 8:41:57 PM

It does not turn on. No lights.With just the battery. With just the ac/dc power adapter. Nothing.

As to what I am referring to perhaps I have mistated using power on module, but I am thinking the connector that the ac/dc adaptor plugs into has gone. Is there a way of testing and/or replacing that?
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September 10, 2012 10:15:32 PM

First, are you sure the power adapter is working or the battery has a charge on it. If the battery is dead and the adapter tests out with a multimeter, then it's something inside. It could be the power switch, but rarely do those cables come loose on there own. They are flat, hard to push in or clip in ribbon cables.
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September 11, 2012 2:36:58 AM

Everything was working, until I shutdown. Next time I tried to restart it would not. There is nothing wrong with either the battery, nor the ac adapter. You mean the power switch used to turn on the laptop by depressing it, or something on the motherboard itself?
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September 11, 2012 3:03:54 AM
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September 19, 2012 3:13:42 AM

The standard procedure for a notebook that doesn't turn on after confirming the AC adapter works is to:

1. Disassemble the notebook.
2. Disconnect everything. You should be left with the motherboard, a CPU, a heatsink, and 1 stick of memory.
3. Connect it to AC power and an external monitor.
4. See if it boots.
5. If no boot, take out the BIOS battery, unplug it, and let it sit for a while.
6. If still no POST, then the board or the CPU is dead, and require replacing. Oftentimes (>95%) it's the board over the CPU, but there's no way to tell.
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September 19, 2012 7:11:39 AM

What would have caused the cpu and/or motherboard to die? Could it be that one or the other was defective in some way and that this is the end result?
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September 20, 2012 12:32:05 AM

Se7ven said:
What would have caused the cpu and/or motherboard to die? Could it be that one or the other was defective in some way and that this is the end result?



Hi :) 

Age and yes...

All the best Brett :) 
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September 20, 2012 1:40:12 AM

I find that difficult to believe that age in and of itself would cause the cpu and/or motherboard to just die. I have a desktop computer that is 5 years older than that laptop and it is working fine. I never used that laptop for gaming or any other cpu intensive apps.
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