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#1 audioAl

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:50 AM

Hi guys, I own an old XP home edition AcerPower SV APSV-U-N2602, Intel P4 2.6 Ghz 512k 478P CPU,IED HDD,I tried to upgrade the GVC 56K modem V.92 and it did not work, so I put the modem back in, a lan card did not take. Now it wont boot, the lights come on for a second every ten trys or so. I can't get the battery out of the mainboard to reset the cmos, very stubborn. What else can I try, I read somewhere I can press F10 or some other function to boot it, anyone familiar with this Acer??
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:11 AM

sometimes there is a jumper on the motherboard you can short by touching the pins with a flat head screwdriver, I would try seeing if it has one, it should say something along the lines of clr_cmos next to it.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:14 AM

What a Journey! Removed the cmos battery, replaced the power supply, added a gig of ram, replaced the battery after 30 mins, capacitors can hold a charge that long. Installed XP, still would not boot the os, darn! Wonder if Vista Ultimate would load? Hot dang! It loaded,and on 1.5 gigs of ram! I'll get another stick of ram and a PCI graphics card and sell it as refurbished, 1 year warranty only. Amazing! Regards,Alan Oh also replaced 80 gig Hdd with 200 gig!

Edited by audioAl, 03 March 2010 - 06:15 AM.

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