2008 netbook; Model ZG5 AOA150-1691; 8.5" screen; 1.6 GHz N270 Intel Atom Processor

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Acer Aspire One ZG5 will NOT start.

Acer Aspire One ZG5 will NOT start. The pwr switch shows Amber light, pwr LED is Green ALWAY as soon as you plug the ac; but will NOT start. I have tried to hold down "0" while powering unit and all other tricks. Still will not start.

I have downloaded and followed the usb/bios instruction, but still will not POST.

Can you help.

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Dedoks, before replacing your motherboard, follow what rj713 is suggesting. If you still have no success, you may have to dig deeper. Disassemble your computer right down to the motherboard. Follow this guide. Inspect your motherboard for any signs of burned, charred, or missing components. Take you time with it and look careful. It does have a lot of SMD components and requires a sharp eye ;-) Find the component PF1 which is a 5A fuse and PD5 which is a special diode, called a voltage suppressor, replacement part is number is P4SMAJ20A SURFACE MOUNT TRANSIENT VOLTAGE SUPPRESSOR POWER - Pan Jit International Inc.. Make sure that those are okay. You may need a multimeter to check on those. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Could be the bios battery--I'd try that before buying a motherboard.

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motherboard replacement

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I would say that it could be the motherboard.

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Oldturkey03, you are right, I fixed my ZG5 with your description, my power supply was the culprit, my laptop didn't turn on anything before. Thanks

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You are welcome. Best of luck to you

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