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Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop Can't Power Up

\015 I'm having trouble powering my laptop up. The battery is dead so it should still work with the power supply but it isn't. I tired these steps posted by Acer\015\012http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?recordid=1125&formid=3390&website=AcerPanAm.com&siteid=7117&words=all&keywords=&areaid=2\015\012\015\012and had no luck. The only thing that happens when I push power is the yellow light in the front will flash for a second & that is it. I have a feeling now that it's the power supply cord, but dang, it's not that old. I bought it a few months ago on Ebay. Do they just die or what? Not sure how to test it either if that is possible. Is there a certain power supply that I should buy that will last longer than a few months! The original one that came w/ the laptop frayed on me. I'm not having any luck w/ these darn cords!\015

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Acer aspire 3680 no power on, found 2 short circuited surface mount capacitors on motherboard replaced lapton power on works fine.\015\012Edward
If any of you purchased an Acer Aspire 3680 laptop about 3-4 years ago and it has had problems with the power port - you can get new parts and repair it yourself fairly cheaply. Youtube user maxcom83 has excellent how to videos on how to do it. You will have to purchase a new duaghter board.http://cgi.ebay.com/Acer-Aspire-3050-3680-5050-5580-Power-Board-w-dc-jack-/130420466707?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0
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