Acer 5742 blue light slowly on and off

hi there, I have a power issue with an acer 5742. it can be on one moment fine, then the next it will power off, then when it's turned back on you get nothing on the screen and the blue power light slowly flashes on and off. have tested the hard drive, all good, have replaced the i5 cpu with another and the same thing. have also replaced the power board switch. any idea's? thanks
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  1. do you think i have a motherboard problem?
  2. Hi :)

    Laptop repair shop for diagnosis... yes it probably the motherboard, but you need to be certain...

    All the best Brett :)
  3. so what do i need to look at on the motherboard?
  4. carpqueen said:
    so what do i need to look at on the motherboard?



    Hi :)

    Even by asking that question means you NEED to have it diagnosed by a Pro with the right equipment...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. so you think it is then, reading the symptoms above?
  6. there are plenty of faulty m'boards on ebay, BUT WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THEM? :)
  7. Hi :)

    There could be 100 things wrong with your or any other motherboard ...

    All the best Brett :)
  8. anything specific? what will a motherboard specialist see that I won't? as you seem to know about this :)
  9. carpqueen said:
    anything specific? what will a motherboard specialist see that I won't? as you seem to know about this :)



    Hi :)

    You have read my sig,,, in my workshop, we have oscilloscopes and lots of other electronic testing equipment you have NOT got...

    You don't like my advice fine, but that's all you get, I cannot spend the next week explaining all the tests we run on a lappy...

    All the best Brett :)
  10. thanks for your reply brett, i wasn't looking for you to explain the finer details, just whether the problem i am getting is a motherboard one. :/ i will seek a man with an oscillyscope ;) thanks
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