Acer Aspire 1410 (1810T) 11.6" Boot Problem

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  1. nrvinh

    nrvinh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi.

    I have an Acer Aspire 1410 11.6", circa 2009. It had been working fine, except for the battery reporting that it only has 45% capacity left.

    About a week ago, I turned it on and it wouldn't boot. Specifically, the blue power on button would light up upon pressing, the bulb blue light would come on, the number lock blue light would flash once, the fan would spin up, then the netbook would turn off after about 2-3 seconds. The LCD panel did not light up. The hard drive light never flashed once.

    Thinking it was the battery, I plugged it in. Everything happened as before, with no boot, and after it powered off, the orange battery charge light would go on.

    Things I've tried...

    - No battery, just the power brick. No boot.
    - Battery and power brick. No boot.
    - Remove battery and power brick. Press power on button for 1 min, press power on button on/off for 30 seconds. Put battery back. Put power brick back. Power on. No boot.
    - Looked for battery reset button. None found.
    - Bought a new replacement battery. No change. No boot.
    - Did the remove battery and power brick, button pressing, and resat the the memory module. No boot.
    - Did the above and also resat the hard drive. No boot.

    What could have caused it to not boot? Even if there were memory and/or hard drive issues, wouldn't it at least boot to the BIOS settings?

    Could the RTC battery be dead and in need of replacement? (Wouldn't still boot and just not be able to save BIOS config and time?) Do I really need to remove the memory module, hard drive, keyboard, upper cover, LCD module, LED board, I/O board and motherboard to get at the RTC battery? (I do have the disassembly guide, so can do it, but it's a lot of work to get at.)

    Is there something else that could be wrong, so that it's not worth debugging and repairing? (I know it's not worth much at this point, but I've kept in great condition and still have use for it.)

    Thanks! I would have written to the main Acer Aspire 1410 thread, but it's been long locked down.

    Acer Aspire 1410-8913
    2009/07/30
    Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 1.4 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
    2 GB Memory
    250 GB HDD
     
  2. StardustCrusader

    StardustCrusader Notebook Enthusiast

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    Try replacing BOTH the memory modules (or module, if it's single slot) and the RTC. I've had an Aspire 5536G that would not POST until I replaced both memory modules (both were defective) and the RTC battery.
     
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    nrvinh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks! I hope the memory module is good. At worse, buying another one would boost the memory and improve its use. It's been 11 years, so the RTC battery would likely be bad at this point. I wish it wasn't a chore to get at it. Well, there goes the weekend...
     
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    nrvinh Notebook Enthusiast

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    I dismantled the netbook today, to get details about the battery, which isn't listed in the repair guide. It's a Sanyo ML1220 MnO2-Li Rechargeable 3V.

    I tested the voltage and it was 2.90 V. I hope this does mean it needs replacement, versus just needing recharging.

    I ordered a new battery, FDK brand, from eBay for about $4.50.

    Looking into memory modules, another 2 GB would cost only around $10/module, but moving up to 4 GB modules raises the cost to $40-$50/module. Really crazy. I guess 4 GB DDR2 modules are pretty rare now? (4 GB PC2-5300S DDR2-667MHz)
     
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    StardustCrusader Notebook Enthusiast

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    RTC batteries are NOT rechargable.

    As for 4GB DDR2 SODIMM modules, I've personally have seen only 2, of which one I actually use.

    The one I have is a Hynix module, rated at 800MHz, running in one of my Acer 6930G, and the other was for sale for an stupid price, and IIRC it was a Elpida stick. Same 800MHz speed though.
     
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    Perhaps not all RTC batteries are rechargeable? The ML1220 has the word "Rechargeable" embossed on it. (I would post a picture, but I don't seem to be able to yet on this site.) If you look up ML1220 battery, Sanyo, Maxell and FDK brands say rechargeable too.
     
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    I just received the replacement battery today. A quick multimeter check resulted in 2.79V! This is even lower than the 11 year old original with 2.9V!

    Did I receive a dud or does this battery need charging first? Which means reassembly before knowing... erg...
     
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