Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.

NOTE: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.

  1. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
  2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation.
  3. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.

Symptoms (Verified)

Go To

Power failure. (The power indicator does not go on or stay on.)

"Power System Check" on page 95.

POST does not complete. No beep or error codes are indicated.

"Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message" on page 98

"Undetermined Problems" on page 106

POST detects an error and displayed messages on screen.

"Error Message List" on page 99

The diagnostic test detected an error and displayed a FRU code.

"System Diagnostic Diskette" on page 54

Other symptoms (i.e. LCD display problems or others).

"Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message" on page 98

Symptoms cannot be re-created (intermittent problems).

Use the customer-reported symptoms and go to "Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message" on page 98

"Intermittent Problems" on page 105 "Undetermined Problems" on page 106

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