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Acer Extensa 5420 won't power up

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  1. jafa

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    When Power button is pressed, PC tries to start, power & hard drive lights lite, fan starts, screen remains black, then after a few seconds the PC shuts down, then it repeats this same startup attempt again once more, then shuts off and stays off. I thought it was a power adapter or battery problem, so I have replaced both, but the exact same problem continues. This is a 6 year old PC that was working great before it was stored for approx 4 months in it's case. Have tried the power Reset process with no change. Removed rear panel and blew some dust out of fan, no change. When power adapter is plugged in, the battery charging light is lit green. Any ideas out there?
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    You could try replacing the button cell battery on the motherboard, or maybe even just leave it plugged in with power overnight and see if that works.
     
  3. jafa

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    I removed the CMOS Battery and it tested bad, so I replaced it. Put PC back together and it started right up and is working perfectly. Set the Time and Date. Great news and thank you so much for your help!
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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