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Does the CPU fan come on ?
Does the power lead that plugs into the cpu fan on the motherboard supply the required voltage ?
This one is a bit harder and once you check it you most likely need to apply thermal paste - but is there sufficient thermal paste between the CPU and the heat sink on the CPU ?
Does the power supply box in the tower case have its fan spinning when power on ?
Is the motherboard bent ?
I have seen this one - poor installation with different sized mounting screws. When motherboard gets hot the motherboard went faulty.
Some motherboards need a rubber insulator under the screw maybe there is a short under one of the mounting screws !

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Mar 12, 2017


try plugging ur headphones in properly check for dust on the jack or ur plug or changing headphones. if ur headphones work properly on other devices but malfunction on ur comp, ur headphone jack mite have a problem. I hope this was helpful

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jan 03, 2017


windows + r, type msconfig, hit enter

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Nov 06, 2015


You can as long s you have room on the motherboard, its the correct type. Memory can be tricky to get it to be recognized and have the system ecognize it. Most issues are with the OS, especially any Windows based system, thanks to Microsoft's usual nonsense.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


Check first on where the noise is coming from for us to be able to isolate the problem and proceed with the correct troubleshooting

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014


This fault can be caused by so many different things:
You should start by tracing back through the recent history of hardware, software, drivers or settings changes to the computer between now and the last time that the computer was working properly to eliminate as many items as possible from the long list of possibilities below so you can isolate the precise cause.

Virus or spyware or other malware infection;Overheating due to insufficient number of internal cooling fans;Dry or insufficient paste between the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and the heat sink/CPU cooling fan;Failed or disconnected CPU cooling fan;Dust blocking input or output of cooling air inside the computer case;Dust blocking the input of cooling air to the CPU heat sink by the CPU cooling fan;Device conflict;Device driver conflict;Corruption of Windows system files;Corrupted Windows Registry during registry editing;Multiple installed anti virus programs in conflict with one another;Multiple installed Firewall problems in conflict with one another;Multiple installed anti malware programs in conflict with one another;Incorrect Firewall settings;Corrupted interrupted or incomplete Windows upgrade setup process;Corrupted interrupted or incomplete Windows repair installation keeping previous files and settingsCorrupted interrupted or incomplete Windows recovery operation;Corrupted interrupted or incomplete Windows Service Pack upgrade process;Corrupted interrupted or incomplete System Restore operation;Corrupted interrupted or incomplete Windows Automatic Updates shutdown configuration process;Corrupted interrupted or incomplete Windows Automatic Updates restart configuration process;Corruption of essential Windows system files by enabling compression to increase HDD free space;Accidental deletion of essential system files;Underpowered Power Supply Unit (PSU);Incorrectly installed Random Access Memory (RAM);Incompatible RAM;Incorrectly installed graphics card;Incorrectly installed expansion card;Internal devices incorrectly connected to the motherboard;Incorrect motherboard jumper settings;Basic Input Output System (BIOS) corruption;Incorrect device IRQ (Interrupt Request) settings in BIOS;Bad hard disk drive (HDD) sectors;Physically damaged HDD;Motherboard solder points short circuiting on a loose screw or a misaligned motherboard mount.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jun 11, 2014


Check hard drive cables.
Check fan cables.
Check the power button and wires.
Check RAM cards to make sure they are seated properly.
Is there anything special about the power supply?

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014


Most probably, yes.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Sep 24, 2013


Do you have a add-on video card or ntergrated video?

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Sep 05, 2013


if this is always the messages you recieve you have a corrupt windows either cause by a virus or a failing device such as you hdd, try re installing the software or operating system that you are using check on the bios setup if your comp still detects your hardrive if so you have to run your installation disc to resolve the problem

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Aug 17, 2013


Part Number: MB.ABK02.001

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules



Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA


The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty.


Any bad or faulty power or data lead or connection can cause a computer not boot up.


Motherboard and a Hard Drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail.

Make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket

if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free


restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd floppy have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs



Power and Data to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error



even something as small as a faulty power lead or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly



Make sure ram modules and cmos batteries have dust free secure seatings and cmos battery has charge some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


Check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490


If you need more help with this post a reply.

Hope this helps.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Dec 04, 2012

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