Acer Aspire One power up problems? Try this.

Acer Aspire One power up problems? Try this.

Apparently my little Acer Aspire One machine got hung in some kind of weird power cycle today, perhaps a hibernation gone all wrong, the end result was my machine would boot up, start just fine and then reboot 10-20 seconds after reaching the Windows XP log-in screen.

After rebooting a half dozens times, I was getting pretty worried and beginning to sweat, thinking my machine was toast. So I searched Acer's website and tried the following sequence of actions;


  • unplug the battery and AC power
  • hold the power button down for 20 seconds
  • plug the battery back in

VoilĂ ! It worked!

Hope this helps save someone else from a heart attack.

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Wow. It worked. You just saved me a lot of grief. Thank you so much!! / Daniel


Same thing happened to us tonight. We tried the fix and IT WORKED!!! Thanks for the advice!!


IT WORKED JUST LIKE YOU SAID. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!


Check that the CPU locking screw is securely turned to the lock position. Mine would reboot and get hung in that cycle occasionally. I noticed the lock was not turned to the stop. I tightened it, and so far it has run consistently.


Sweet. Saved my three year old first-gen AOA150 from the dreaded freeze and reboot.
GRACIES SENYOR


Didn't work! Having a heart attack right now


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