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Computer Will Not Start Acer Travelmate 4000

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#1 puffintickler


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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:56 AM

After three trouble-free years my Acer Travelmate 4000 (with Windows XP) has gone on strike.

Open the lid, press the on button, the button lights up, the computer makes the usual whirring noises but then goes quiet, the display is blank.

After a minute or two the speakers start to hiss quietly.

I don't really know where to start. Tried looking at the lid-operated switch, seems to be OK.

Any suggestions?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:03 PM

First thing: Temporarily hook the laptop to a monitor, see if your display screen is on the fritz. If output to the monitor is good, it's the display.


#3 RLI


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:55 PM

a good chance the motherboards dead.

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