Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook ?

Have a del inspirion 1721 i just replaced the motherboard on it and it wont power up, the middle A lite just blinks at top of keep board where the tree leds are, what do i need to do to make it power up, its getting power, thank you gary


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Unplug and take battery out. open up the memory cover in the bottom of\015\012the laptop, take both memory modules out from the laptop, now with no\015\012memory plug in the power adapter and try starting up, wait 1 minute and\015\012turn the laptop off, now place one of the memory modules back into the\015\012laptop and try starting up again, remember to unplug the power when\015\012your connecting or disconnecting parts from the laptop.

Does the\015\012laptop start up? If not, then take the ram module out from the laptop\015\012again, this time place it on the other memory slot and try again. If it\015\012still doesn't start up repeat the above with the other memory module if\015\012you have two.

if theres no improvement take the laptop apart, just disconnect all extra not required components of the laptop, modem, wireless, dvd, etc.

see if it boots up with just motherboard, cpu, cpuheatsink, other heatsinks, and one memory ram module, on power adapter.

if it doesn't start up, reseat the cpu.
if theres no improvement, I would buy a card like this
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25101

should come with a good manual of the code meanings, the service manual for the laptop may contain better list, but generally those dell service manuals that they have online don't.

if it turns out to be a motherboard problem, not cpu or memory related the replacement part should have somekind of warranty from the company you purchased it from.
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