Having problems with your Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop ?

Thanks for all the info people. update time. tested the power adapter and it is generating 19V. tested the hard drive in another computer and this is working fine. i think that there is 3 transformers on the motherboard which convert to the various voltages and i think the 12volt thingy is not working correctly. i've looked on the board and there is 3 little ceramic things with different amount of coils wrapped around....im not expert but imagine the more coils wrapped around means less voltage?


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I've worked on that model before, and wasn't really impressed by it. The design is nortrious for over overheating. If the system is failing to POST (no video etc) you would likely be better off to scrap that chassis, salvage the drive and anything useful and get a replacement tower as the motherboard is the likely failure point and is not easily replaced (nor cheap). You can find a refurbished tower in the mid $200s here most of the time: http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/topics/global.aspx/arb/online/en/InventorySearch?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh
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