Acer ASPIRE 5220 wont start (power light comes on)


Jul 25, 2017
I recently was asked by a family member to recover some files from his old Acer Aspire 5220.

However, the PC wont turn on. The power light turns on when I plug it in, but that is all it will do. Pressing the power button yields no results. Nothing happens. What is failing here and is there an easy way to fix this?

I have already tried to:
- Connect to an external monitor
- Hold down the power button without the battery;
Probably needs a new motherboard.

Aside from that, you don't need it on to get the files from it. Remove the drive, plug it into an external USB enclosure.