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Default Odd problems.... - 05-10-2014, 06:49 PM

Hi, I have a mini 910. It has worked in the past just fine.
I tried to boot it the other day, and had no response from the unit.
I tried removing the RAM, WIFI and SSD, still no response.
The White power light would flash for about a second, then nothing.

Thinking this was a power issue I tried several other chargers, including universal one with the same lack of response.

I tried with and without the battery.

During this time I heard no beeps, saw no screen activity, just the white power light which flashed for about a second.

I thought 'ok' Power problem. I remembered the DC socket being a little dodgy, so stripped the unit and replaced it.
Same result.

I thought 'ok' Dead motherboard. I ordered a working used one from eBay, replaced it in the unit and have EXACTLY the same issue.


Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
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Default 05-11-2014, 05:58 AM

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Tried with the charger from my wife's Acer (same tip, 19.2V 3.42A) and the Power light blinks rapidly.
Still no change in other symptoms.

Any ideas?
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Default 05-12-2014, 08:40 AM

I think I've fixed the problem!

I went back to basics, unplugging everything and then plugging things in one by one and lo and behold, it works!!

It seems like the webcam cable has been damaged and was shorting, preventing the unit from booting.
With that unplugged everything works, so a new one is on order.

Now I just need to find my SL disc, and maybe have a go at installing it!
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