Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


49 posts


Topic # 60277 23-Apr-2010 12:01
Send private message


I was given an Acer Aspire 3002lc recently after it went down with a suspected bad battery I have now replaced the battery with a new one but it still wont power up?

It has had a weak battery for a while as the old owner never unplugged it from mains power and eventualy the battery just died. I tried the old "battery in the freezer" trick which worked for a few weeks or so but eventually it gave up the ghost. Wouldn't power up. (By the way I wasn't aware that removing the battery and pluging it would work back then I am now though) i bought a new replacment battery which hasn't had any effect.
i have tried reseating the hdd, I did some searching online and found similar problems that were resolved by various combinations of detaching the battery and holding the power button for 30-45 seconds then replacing the battery and powering up. This has had no effect either.  

obviously doesn't turn on firstly. The battery light is illuminated orange when the lead is connected and when the power button is pressed the second light comes on for one to two seconds and then off again. That is the total amount activity achieved. No start up noise or screen illumination or anything else.

I don't care about keeping anything on hard drive as it's not mine and the old owner doesn't care either, so if I can just get it to turn on and give me the ability to re install windows I'd be more than happy?

Hope someone has some usable advice out there, thanks in advance.

Create new topic
5 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 327336 6-May-2010 12:12
Send private message

sounds kinda like the black screen of death on the acer apsire 150.

check out if theres bios updates for your device.


49 posts


  Reply # 327356 6-May-2010 12:56
Send private message

thanks, but as I know nowt really about these sort of things, how would I apply a bios update if I can't get the thing to start up? would I have to put the hard drive in something else to do that then put it back or what?

5 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 327360 6-May-2010 13:02
Send private message

basically youd be downloading the bios to a usb key, then turning it on following the instructions above.

NOTE: you want to find the instructions for flashing YOUR MODEL, not follow these instructions for the aspire One.


49 posts


  Reply # 327364 6-May-2010 13:07
Send private message

thanks for that, I'll check it out. Cheers

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40

Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36

Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16

PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45

Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40

Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.