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Laptop Motherboard also know as System board

A Motherboard also know as System board or mainboard is the main printed circuit board in in the laptop. Unlike desktop PC system boards, laptop system boards come in thousands of different shapes and sizes. Laptop motherboards are model-specific. In other words, you cannot remove motherboard from a Toshiba laptop and stick it into a Dell laptop. All parts inside a laptop are connected to the system board, either directly via a connector mounted on the system board or through a cable.

Components are permanently attached to the system board and cannot be easily removed and replaced without soldering:

  • Hard drive (HDD) connector.
  • CD/DVD drive connector.
  • Memory (RAM) slots.
  • Battery connector.
  • Keyboard connector.
  • Audio (headphone and microphone) jacks.
  • Volume control wheel.
  • Processor (CPU) not in all laptop.
  • Card graphic (GPU) not in all laptop.
  • USB ports.
  • Eithernet (RJ45 aka network) port.
  • IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) ports.

and some other components and ports.

Components are attached to the system board by cable or connector and can be removed and replaced:

  • Hard drive (HDD).
  • CD/DVD drive.
  • Memory (RAM).
  • Battery
  • Keyboard
  • Processor (CPU) not in all laptop.
  • Card graphic (GPU) not in all laptop.
  • Wireless card
  • Touchpad
  • Screen
  • Web cam

 

The system board is mounted inside the laptop base assembly. In order to remove or replace the motherboard, you’ll have to disassemble the whole laptop.

Acer Travelmate 3262 wont turn on, won’t power on, no display, black screen problems

Laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 won’t turn on, won’t power on, there is no display, just a black screen. This is a general diagnostic and repair steps to fix those problems.

Troubleshooting laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 won’t boot, won’t power on, no display just black screen

When you push on the Power Button the Power led lights ON or NOT, your Acer Travelmate 3262 won’t start up, and there is no display just a black screen. Possible problem and the fixes steps:

Battery has no charge left + AC adapter failed; you press the power button on laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 nothing happens, laptop won’t turns on and there is no display, the battery has no charge left, the motherboard doesn’t receive any power, laptop cannot turn on. You plug in the AC adapter but that doesn’t help, your laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 still won’t power on, there is a chance you have failed AC adapter. In this case try with another charger or check AC adapter with a Multimeter. If it’s dead, replaced with a new one, (How to check AC adapter with Multimeter).

Power circuit in wrong state or Over volt protection trips; you press the power button but nothing happens, laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 won’t turns on and there is no display just a black screen, your laptop has static electric charge made power circuit in wrong state. Unplug AC adapter, take out the battery and hold down power button for 30 seconds, the static charge will dissipate. Plug in the AC Adapter and turn on your laptop Acer Travelmate 3262. This should restore the system to normal operating mode.

Screen faulty or bad video cable connection; laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 turns on, but screen is black, with Power led lights ON. Test the laptop with an external monitor connected to the HDMI port, VGA port, press the appropriate key to switch to it. If the external monitor works fine and load the operation system, most likely you have a faulty screen or bad video cable connection. Check them and replace the faulty one.

Power button failed; the charge led lights on when you plug in the AC adapter, but laptop won’t turn on when you press the power button. Probably you have a Power button failure. The Acer Travelmate 3262 Power button has to be repaired or replaced; you can short the power button borne with conductor wire to see if laptop turns on, (How to Test Power Button).

Hardware failure; the laptop powers on, but there is no display just black screen with Power led lights ON or your laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 stock on logo or restart. In this case, it’s possible one of the Hardware failed. You can try to disassemble the laptop to bare minimum and try to reseat the hardware one by one and power on the laptop every time you reseat a hardware, to know the failed one, replace the faulty hardware,

Some electronics components or chipset on the motherboard failed; Laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 won’t turn on at all. Disassemble the laptop and take out the motherboard. With a Multimeter check electronics components continuity, Voltage and Chipset temperature, you will need an electronic Schematic Diagram for Laptop Acer Travelmate 3262. The failed electronic component has to be replaced, (How to test Laptop Power System).

(Electronics components failure will be updated in comments).

 

BIOS failed; Laptop Acer Travelmate 3262 won’t turn on at all, if the Power System and electronics components on the motherboard are good, there is chance you have failed BIOS, reprogram or replace the BIOS chip (How to reprogram (Flash) Laptop BIOS).

Motherboard dead; The Acer Travelmate 3262 motherboard has to be replaced.

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