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Acer 5920g common issues

Acer 5920g with blinking power adapter. Check capacitors PC112 and PC118. They are located near the memory slot. Delay boot, takes a few try before booting up normally. Reseat fax modem or replace it if reseating doesn’t fix the problem. Not charging a known good battery. Check fuse near battery connector. Battery charger PU1 datasheet […]

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Acer 5100 power on but no display.

Acer 5100 powers on but no display on screen either LCD or external monitor. POST beep code 1 short, two short beeps tells me that there’s a problem with the video card. Since the video is integrated onto the motherboard I’ll attemp a reflow and see if that will bring it back to life.

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Acer 3100 5100 error 200

  Acer Aspire does not recognize the hard drive.  Most common error message: Error 200 This problem is cuase by cold solder joints. Try apply pressur on the chips in the picture and see if you can boot to the hard drive.  Try one chip at a time so you know which one is causing […]

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How to replace LCD hinges -Video

How to replace LCD hinges on a laptop. Large video, please allow some time to load.

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Acer 5220 common issue.

Acer aspire 5220 (and similar) nVidia all in one northbridge develops a cold joint (Separate GPU is OK) Reflow to correct issue.

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Acer 3100 5100 boot up with error.

Most Common Error Message: Bus:06 Device:02 Function:00 ERROR Resource Conflict – PCI in slot 03 Bus:06 Device:04 Function:00 through 04 individual messages of course. All PCI devices run through the south bridge of the motherboard. So looking in this region graphics and PCI devices I found BGA ATI CHIP was the cause. Perform reflow on […]

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How to enable the F12 Boot Menu on Acer laptops

  The F12 Boot Menu allows you to choose which device that you would like to boot the computer’s Operating System from by pressing the F12 key during the computer’s Power On Self Test, or POST process. Some notebook and netbook models have the F12 Boot Menu disabled by default. To enable the F12 Boot Menu: Restart […]

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