ACER Aspire 5100 boot up no video
so i have an acer aspire 5100 laptop that i bought(without doing enough research)
thinking that its somethign i can fix.
after 2 days of reading endess posts about ACER=no video i feel like theres very slim chances of fixing it myself.
apparently a very,very common problem with acer laptops regardless of model
you push the power button
fan turns on power light turns on
green light next to power button turns on and then off
LCD screen doesnt even flicker
but it boots up randomly and rarely with no problems
some people had luck with different stuff
heres what i tried to do so far
connect it to external monitor
pull the acessories out one by one
ram bank2 ( and swaped them around)
cdrom,wireless card,hard drive,battery, keyboard,disconnect lcd harness from MB
took the bios battery out and tried to boot up and put it back in tried to boot up
hold the power button down etc.
what i found is theres a way to load up the bios from flash card on aspire one
so i pressed the ALT+Esc and power on the acess light turned solid and didnt do anything.
since i couldnt see anything on the screen i couldnt follow thru.
finally i started looking online for a replacement motherboard and was kinda disappointed.
how can a part of something cost more than the whole thing? its fkn amazing magic of the retail world
the complete brand new PC of same model costs less than the motherboard alone.
so that is not a route im planning to take
i called a guy that says he can fix the problem for like 120 bucks without replacing the motherboard.
SO if he can fix it why isnt there anything mentioned online as to what component is causing the problem?
i mean for all you PC repair guys its not like anyone gonna repair their acer for 400-500 dollars when they can buy it for 350 online.
so you are really not losing any business.
anyway back to topic... i was kinda upset with all the limited lifespan of the electronics that magically ends right after warranty.
can anyone on this board help me find the real issue and fix it?
like what is the common cause of this type of failure?
RAM? CPU? onboard video?
i m able to solder the surface mounted components myself i ve done it few times but i wouldnt know which one to solder or replace in this case.
the repair guy that i talked to was pretty confident that he can fix it, but i dont want to pay 120 dollars and have it break down in few months.
so theres a way to fix it then.
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