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#1 pelukis

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:49 PM

Hello ALL,

i have a problem with notebook Acer Travelmate 290 who does'nt wanna start up anymore,
even after tapping F8 for getting into Safe MODE i can choose different modes and after trying them all, i can not go past "choose your OS System" in this case i only can choose from Windows XP Home Edition,
when i do this, the computer screen gets all white and don't do anything anymore and i can again continuing doing the same thing
this notebook is from my sister and i dont know previous stories what she been doing with it
could it be that there is a bootvirus present?

THANKS in advance for your comments,

greetings from Belgium

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:18 PM

I would suggest using the recovery disks to reformat your system. You may find more information here: http://www.schoonepc.nl or http://www.inzakengaan.nl
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 07:39 AM

Thanks Usama for your reply,

With bootdiskette i could go a little further in start up process, and finally he started up
but when the computer was 1 min on, he stopped n closed, could not reboot anymore after i wait some hours process repeating again, and after 1 min stopped...
Could it be something with temperature, fan works normal
inside there is 256 mb Ram, maybe a little low, but worked fine for 3 years

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 07:51 AM

It sounds like a overheating problem.

Go to Acer's support site and look at the service manual for the laptop so you can see how to access it to clean it. Even with the fan on the airflow could be blocked.

Overheating can toast the processor in a flash, so I wouldn't turn it back on until you can get it cleaned and make sure the fans (the processor fan too) are working.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:40 PM

Thanks Enthusiast for your help,

I tryed different things and non of them work, cleaning fan and channel, change memory banks....
i think the MBoard is the cause :thumbsup:
i also measured the power and on the Amp scale meter goes up n down, so power is also finished,

Probably this notebook is passed away :flowers:

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:22 PM

It might be the power supply and may be worth fixing (or not).

Does it do this both using the battery and plugging it in?

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:08 PM

Thanks Enthusiast for help,

yeah its the same with power supply or battery, no difference even power supply is not trusty anymore

i'll try to search little further, if nothing found i drop in repair :thumbsup:

i let you know any result,




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