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#12762 4-Apr-2007 12:31
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Hi there,

I have an Acer t300 PC that is about 3-4 years old. The PC no longer loads at all, ie the PC turns on, but the monitor stays off, and the Keyboard in the PS/2 slot is also off. USB and LAN ports work however. I have tried different video cards, removing bios battery, but to no avail. My best guess is that the motherboard is done for (awesome ACER quality).

Does anyone have any other ideas I could try?
If it is the motherboard, I would be happy to replace it, but I do not have any manuals of the PC at all, so I know very little about the specs. I know it has a Celeron, so would I be able to buy and random Celeron Socket board and replace it with that?

Thanks for any help!

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  #66556 7-Apr-2007 19:47
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One thing you may care to try is the powersupply. A faulty powersupply can cause the PC not to boot. Generally a broken motherboard will beep if its in trouble.

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  #66557 7-Apr-2007 20:10
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Most motherboards have a jumper on them that you can reset, causing the motherboard to go back to factory defaults.

Is the monitor plugged into the correct VGA port? Some PC's have on-board video and the graphics card, and therefore is you plug it into the wrong one, no picture.

Mabe you can take out some of the RAM and see if its faulty. ie if the pc works with only one of the sticks, then the other/others are faulty.

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