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acer notebook won't start

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  1. cdthomo

    cdthomo Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    Acer Aspire 3410, initial problem with black screen of death (completely blank). Reflashed/updated BIOS to 1.28, which corrected error but revealed non-functional backlight (very dim image).

    I dismantled the monitor to check all connections (fine) then connected a voltmeter across the earth and +ve on the inverter board to check if it was delivering power. Computer immediately shutdown ([​IMG]) and now won't start.

    I've tried resetting the CMOS by removing the battery + ac power, holding the "on" button for 30s then refitting battery + ac power with no success. I've also removed the circular battery located next to the RAM accessible via the RAM access panel on the underside. Still nothing.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. thedancingman432

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    You may just have fried the Motherboard and will need to replace it.
     
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    Describe what happens (if anything) when you press the power on button.

    Is there any sign of life at all ? Led, sound ?

    Was it on battery or AC when you tested the Inverter ?
     
  4. cdthomo

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    nothing happens at all.

    I was grounded and it was on AC when I tested it. Could a voltmeter have fried the mobo when connected across the inverter?
     
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