[HELP] Acer Aspire ES1-521 will not turn on or charge
I have tried to upgrade my HDD to an SSD in my Acer Aspire ES1-521
To begin with I downloaded Macrium Reflect software on the Acer to clone the data on the HDD to the SSD. After this copy was made I then dismantled the laptop following this YouTube tutorial:
(NOTE: He does not disconnect the battery in this tutorial. Neither did I to completely replicate the instructions.)
As in the video, seeming simple enough, I put the SSD in the small metal frame and into the SATA port and plugged it in. I then replaced all of the screws, clicked the frame back in to place, excited to see the increased performance on my laptop. I flipped it over, opened it up, pressed the power button firmly. Nothing happens. I plug it in and the charging light does not come on. This left me worrying what did I do wrong. I then opened the casing back up to ensure I had correctly re-attached all of the ribbon cables, to no avail. To be 100% sure this wasn’t the issue, I disconnected all three (including the one the guy didn’t in the tutorial) and reconnected them. This didn’t fix the issue.
Since then I have tried a multitude of options such as holding the power button down for a duration with the battery disconnected, trying to boot with the charger plugged in and the battery disconnected, disconnecting everything removing the RAM and replacing it. All to no avail.
I only use the Laptop for work but having built the PC I am typing this on myself I felt that I was ‘savvy’ enough to replace this component, but I am really stumped as to what I have done wrong. Especially when following a tutorial.
To anyone reading this, Am I doing something glaringly obviously wrong? Is there anything else I can try? Should I bother taking it to be repaired or should I start looking for a new laptop?
Thanks for any of your time in replying or helping
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