Question about Acer Computers & Internet
Was removing a heat sink when it touched a capacitor and a spark came out then the laptop no longer powered and would not charge the LEDs showing the charge indicator on the motherboard itself also do not turn on
There is no such thing (don't buy acer again poor documents there !)(buy Dell)
(mobo drawings of this scale)
if there was it was illegally leaked,
and if leaked only google can find leaked documents of this kind.
you worked on a PC and did not remove the battery and or power pack now you blew up a chip
buy a new PC , used PC or a new or used motherboard.
you blew it up.
if the PC has any value left (I dought it)
then find another,
Posted on Feb 17, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What operating system are you running? All I could find was a manual for your model: http://tinyurl.com/6gc7pl
If you are using Windows XP, you might try going to Control Panel -> Mouse -> On the first tab (Buttons) check "Switch primary and secondary buttons." then hit "Apply".
Try left-clicking (currently assigned to be the right-click) on your Start button and see if the menu with "Explore All Users" on the very bottom opens. If it does, then your touchpad is most likely defective and would have to be fixed (www.fixmyacer.com). If the menu doesn't come up, then it is a software issue and is 100% fixable.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
In order to replace the power jack in your laptop you’ll have to remove the jack from the motherboard as I explained in the previous post: Replacing DC power jack.
While removing the jack you can accidentally pull out the internal copper coating (I’ll call it a sleeve) from the inside of the “+” terminal as it shown on the picture below.
The internal copper sleeve has been removed and cannot be installed back. If you solder the power jack back on the motherboard without this sleeve it might work but the connection between the “+” lead and motherboard will not be reliable.
In the following guide I explain how to fortify a damaged power jack connection. You can use this repair technique in some laptops with similar power jacks.
Laptop is dead. How to troubleshoot the problem.In this post I’ll explain how to troubleshoot a dead laptop and find the problem. The following troubleshooting tips are not model and brand specific, they should work for most laptops.
Let’s take a look at two different scenarios.
Example 1. The laptop is absolutely dead.
When you plug in the power adapter and press on the power button, there is no signs of life at all. The laptop will not make usual noises, LEDs will not light up, the fan will not spin, the screen is blank and black, etc… In short, the laptop is dead.
What you can do in this case?
1. Make sure the wall outlet is working and the laptop DC adapter is getting power from the outlet. Try another wall outlet.
2. Test the laptop DC power adapter, make sure the voltage output is correct. You can test the DC power adapter with a voltmeter.
3. Let’s say the DC adapter is fine and the adapter outputs correct voltage. In this case unplug the power adapter from the laptop, remove the battery, wait for 1-2 minutes, plug in the adapter and try turning on the laptop again.
OK, you tested the adapter and it’s bad. If you decide to replace the original DC adapter with a generic one, you’ll have to follow this rule:
The voltage output on your new adapter has to be exactly the same as on the original adapter. The amperage on the new adapter could be the same or higher.
If nothing helps and the laptop is still dead, apparently the motherboard is fried or there is a problem with the DC power jack. It’s possible the DC power jack is broken and the motherboard is not getting any power from the adapter. In this case you’ll have to disassemble the laptop and replace the power jack. Check out thisguide for fixing laptop power jack.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
It's a little more involved than just removing the keyboard. You have to
Completely disassemble the laptop, until just the motherboard is in your
HOWEVER, for this Acer model it's a different installation, than the
normal one. This DC Power Jack uses a small wire harness. You just
unplug the old one, and install the new one. Let me explain,
I'm a tech who normally works on HP, Compaq, IBM, (Lenova now),
and Acer laptops. Acer's that are older than yours. All the DC Power
Jacks that I have replaced, are directly soldered to the motherboard,
and have no wire harness leading off of them. No plug connector on
the end of a harness, either.
In my search just now for a replacement power jack, my findings show
that the Acer Aspire 5920 series have a small wire harness.
Let me show you,
Here the jack is offered minus the harness. You have to unsolder your old
harness from the defunct power jack, and solder it to the new one.
You'll find the body of the DC jack is made of plastic. There is a metal
pin in the center. (This is the Positive post. + )
Some DC power jacks have a metal cylinder, or metal tube shape that surrounds the Positive metal center pin. This is the Negative connection.
Some just have a flat metal contact prong in the back for Negative.
If you have your AC adapter plugged in, and the plug is bumped, the metal
center pin can break loose from it's mount. Break loose from the plastic
body. Same thing for the metal 'shell' for the Negative connection, but this
doesn't happen as often.
Again, most DC Power Jacks have metal flat prongs that come out of the
power jack's body, go through the motherboard, and are soldered on the
backside. These solder connections can crack, and break, making an
intermittent connection. Doesn't seem to be the case for yours, IF the
jacks shown are the correct ones.
This may help you in your endeavor to disassemble your Acer Aspire.
(AND reassemble!) (TIP from me. DEFINITELY buy an ESD wrist strap
and connect the alligator clip to a good ground. They only cost about
$5 to $7 dollars. They are to relieve static from your body. Electro Static
Discharge wrist strap)
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
???I have the same model here in the states. This notebook just stopped booting up. I left it online one night and in the a.m. it started 'misbehaving'. I press the power up button - it turns on then turns off before the screen comes up- then turns on again and turns off. Maybe these are related issues due to model weakness???
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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