So in my possession at the moment is an acer aspire 7736g 664g50mn, it is a 17.5'' Screen, HHD about 500Gb, nVidia gforce g210m and it will not power on. I took it to a repair place called fixaphone who charge me £20 to tell me that it is unfix-able. I have collected it and have now started to try and diagnose the problem myself.
First off I have tried this
*Take out the battery,
*Remove main supply,
*Hold power button down for 30 secs,
*Put only power supply in, do not put battery in
*Turn laptop on
The laptop turned on for about 5minutes and it was running a Start up repair and it had on it that it knew it didn't turn on. After the 5 min it turned itself off again. The first thought in my head is the AC Cable, its the easy one to get to. I unpluged it so the green light went out. Plugged it back in and tried the above steps again but this time the line on the power button didn't even flicker.
I left it for a while and put the ac cable back in, it started all the fans and we got a flicker on the screen. This was after doing the steps after 7min with the ac cable plugged into the mains, not connected to the laptop and the battery not in the back.
I have now waited 15min in the same state and making a short clip of what is happening.
So started fans again and it turned off, no screen just light action. Moving the laptop about caused the power light (to show that power is getting to the laptop) to flicker on for a fraction of a second. So next step is to get another power supply to see if that is what is causing the problem. Although... na time for bed.
I am using this website for Black Screen Issues and Troubleshooting which I will start to follow after fucking about with the laptop for a while. The acer website does not help very much but it has a number I can contact at the very least. [btw google+ I'm in but haven't done anything].
A few other websites that I have read over are these
Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5
So I went in and complained about these problems and how far I have gotten with the laptop and of course it was a different engineer that did it and they don't have a detailed report of what he did etc. etc. So the "lead engineer" would like to take a look at it to see what is wrong. I do hope it is what I suspect it is at the moment, which is a power supply problem. I will be leaving the Laptop in on the 06.12.11 and not paying them, I will fight for my £20 back. :P
I am publishing this post because I feel that I can edit it when I can get the Videos of the SD card and add them in later. any text I will add in will be notified above or all other will be below this post.