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edit: well, stupid me did not seat the RAM all the way back in. It is working fine now.

I have a Acer Aspire One netbook (Model D150).

It runs real hot, so I decided to see if I could improve cooling a little.

I used this site to see how to take it apart. Reversed to put it back together.

Now it won't boot up. I push the power button, it turns green (normal) and hear the cooling fan spin up then slow down (did not used to do that), no LED's come on and nothing on the screen. I have taken it apart 2 more times to make sure everything is connected, and it seems to be, but same results.
Tried plugging in an external monitor, still nothing.

Any suggestions on what else to check? A BIOS reset (how would you do that).

Also, will this thing boot with the trackpad and keyboard not plugged back in? I am afraid I am about to ruin the ribbon cables taking them in and out so much (that and they are a pain to get in correctly). I have connected them each time I have tried to boot, but if I can test it without plugging it in it will make it faster.



And for those that will ask, I was placing a small heat sink in the cooling fan's path over the processor (found it on another page).
Edited by blupupher - 12/30/10 at 3:37pm
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post #2 of 9
make sure the ribbon cables are completely inserted

vidoe cable/ribbon may be upsidedown, try flipping it

also reseat the ram

did you remove the cpufan?
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Checked all the cables. The video cable is keyed and only goes 1 way.

I did remove the cooling assembly (and kept the thermal pads that were on there)
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Maybe you activated the secret self destruct function?
     
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I have no idea. It won't be till next week till I have a chance to mess with it much though.
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post #6 of 9
I have the same model. Took it apart a few times, one time it went back together and wouldn't boot. I left one of the cables inside unplugged.

Also try to pull the battery and hit the power button. If it's not a lose cable and something got confused on the motherboard that usually helps by resetting things.
    
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post #7 of 9
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Well, turns out I did not have my RAM seated all the way. ffejrxx, you were right on.

I came across anotehr post somewhere that someone was having an issue with a black screen (no post or anything) and it was right after they ahd changed their RAM.

The first time I took it apart, I took the RAM out, each other time I left it in since it did not have to come out to take it apart. So after 7 tear downs, it was something simple.


Oh, and my temps went up (I put a little RAM heatsink on top of where the CPU is, but I think me taking the cooler off and putting it back on hurt the temps. I need to get some better thermal pads I think).
Edited by blupupher - 12/27/10 at 5:08pm
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post #8 of 9
If it uses actual thermalpads, make sure they are back on, many heatsinks won't make good or any contact if there are no thermalpads present. Otherwise you can use the penny trick, and sand down a penny to a thin piece of copper and put it between the CPU and heatsink, otherwise you can buy a copper shim off of ebay and fit it in there.
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post #9 of 9
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Yea, the pads are still on there (they stuck to the heatsink, so they are still in the same place).
I do notice it seems to cool off faster now though.

I am not going to mess with it for a while though. I use this netbook most of the time sitting in my chair and missed not having it.
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