acer aspire t180 wont boot up
Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:24 AM
Please confirm that these are your computers specs:
http://support.acer....reT180sp2.shtml and if they are whether you are using the integrated video chip or an add on pci-e video card.
What you are describing is the PC failing the POST (power on self test) more info @ http://www.poweronselftest.com/
Provide the requested details and we can move on from there, a bad PSU or video chip/card may be the cause.
Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:22 PM
Edited by siderman, 20 November 2011 - 12:33 PM.
Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:32 PM
What is the answer please?
whether you are using the integrated video chip or an add on pci-e video card.
Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:04 PM
Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:34 PM
NB: If by chance you can borrow the older type PCI slot video card you could also try that in one of the 2 standard PCI slots.
Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:23 PM
Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:45 PM
The second t180 may have an issue with the HDD or the OS, is the keyboard the USB type?
If the PCs are exactly the same you could swap out parts for testing purposes ie the PSU in one and the HDD in the other, would that work for you if we can get one up and running and then work on the second.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:09 PM
Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:24 PM
Can you tell us more! Where did the new HDD come from, was it out of the other t180? If not try that it will have the same drivers on it.
hi mate the acer that will not boot past the splash screen ive tried a new hdd and psu in it but still had no joy
Edited by phillpower2, 21 November 2011 - 05:25 PM.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:06 AM
Do you have the XP or recovery disk that may have been shipped with either computer?
In post #8 I asked;
What is the answer please?
is the keyboard the USB type?
If the keyboard is the USB type can you borrow a PS2 (wired)type as this type will work if the USB ports are not working, if you have no wired keyboard available you can use a USB/PS2 adapter like the one below;
Once you get the keyboard sorted (the PS2 type) you will be able to get into and navigate the BIOS area, can you post back with an update of what steps you are able to take, we can then move on from there.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:46 PM
Try removing the silver CR2032 battery on the MB for a few moments and then replace it, this will restore the MB back to the factory default settings, if you are then able to get into the BIOS you will need to reset the time and date, save the settings by pressing F10 and then Y to accept the changes.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:00 PM
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