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My Acer Aspire 5742 is recommending a new battery ...

Q: My Acer Aspire 5742 is recommending a new battery ...

I'm getting a message that my laptop is recommending a new battery, however, I can't find anything on the settings etc that tells me what type/size battery to buy - without having to open up the unit first. Can someone please advise what I need to buy and if any special instructions to change out a battery?

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I'm getting a message that my laptop is recommending a new battery, however, I can't find anything on the settings etc that tells me what type/size battery to buy - without having to open up the unit first.  Can someone please advise what I need to buy and if any special instructions to change out a battery?

A:My Acer Aspire 5742 is recommending a new battery ...

To help you understand, what type and size of the battery is required for your laptop, you can check it by removing the battery from the back side of the laptop.- To do this, first of all please make sure you turned off the laptop and the power connections.- Now turn the laptop to the back side and pulled the clips to remove battery, which is the only removable part from the outerside.- Now you can check the specification of the battery and find it online on the manufacturers website.- Your battery is of 4400 mAh Capacity, 6-cell.- Ac adapter input is AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz). Hope this will help you.

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The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742, IntelCore i3-380M
I am attaching a few pictures of what comes on the screen when I turn it on.
Even in safe mode it does not let me log in, it attempts repairs, it fails and then goes to the black screen with the white cursor.
If I try to start windows normally it loads the logo and then goes to the black screen.
Yesterday, in an attempt to do repairs it was replacing invalid security drivers or something like that and it was taking ages so I had to turn it off.
For the last week it took very long to start up, failing to configure windows but it would eventually let me log in.
Since yesterday I am only getting the black screen. it is windows 7 by the way.

i need a very quick reply please

A:Acer Aspire 5742, IntelCore i3-380M goes black after acer logo loads

Quick reply!!! Save your data and restore back to factory. Always have a back up image of your OS on a external drive for next time you have this problem!!

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Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
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Exception Offset: 00000000
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Locale ID: 2057
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A:appcrash acer aspire 5742

Hi Carol this is the driver page for the 5742g please check if that is your model if it is then please check which camera you have there are 3 and the driver for them are here
Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5742G the 5742 model drivers are here Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5742 try reinstalling the driver just click on the driver name to download it and then click on it once it is downloaded it should install for you then try the camera again and this may help you find what camera you have Device management - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows if not check in device manager in control panel

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A:Windows 10 incompatible with acer aspire 5742

Some of the peripherals, such as the wireless network adapter, may not work properly or at all unless updated software drivers are available and installed. Jack E/NJ 

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A:Windows 10 incompatible with acer aspire 5742

Some of the peripherals, such as the wireless network adapter, may not work properly or at all unless updated software drivers are available and installed. Jack E/NJ 

http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/Windows-10-incompatible-with-acer-aspire-5742/td-p/440509
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Also note I am using my galaxy 3 in lieu of a computer, response times may be slow.

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Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums ..... Have you looked under system devices in the Device Manager ?

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Hi there,

I have the Acer Aspire 5742 series laptop and I am suffering from overheating issues - temperatures are staying around the 60C mark with just google chrome open, on idle it doesn't go below 50C, when doing anything intensive it goes up to 70C+, sometimes even 90C+. I cannot run a virus scan with McAfee because it just overheats the laptop.

I've got some arctic silver 5 thermal paste (left over from when I did a fix on a Packard Bell machine) and am thinking about replacing the fan - how easy is it to replace the fan and heatsink? Is this worth it and will it fix the overheating issue?

Furthermore, is there anything else I can do to fix the overheating? I want to be able to cure this overheating problem once and for all. Thanks for your help.

A:Acer Aspire 5742 Overheating issues

Hi,
First thing you should do is get rid of both Mcafee and Chrome and see how it runs,

As far as remodeling a laptop that depends on your skills
If it has a ssd in it or not that would be another thing to do which will cut down on heat and of course speed the sucker up a lot

After Mcafee and Chrome are gone do this for us,
Also make sure you use the Mcafee removal tool
How to uninstall or re-install supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool
Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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A:How do I find out what series my acer aspire 5742 ...

Go to Discussions (header) > Laptop > Legacy laptops and netbooks. You'll able to create a topic about your laptop in this group. Aspire 5742 is a legacy laptop (old model).

http://community.acer.com/t5/S-and-R-Series-Laptops/How-do-I-find-out-what-series-my-acer-aspire-5742-is/td-p/440452
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A:How do I find out what series my acer aspire 5742 ...

Hello, In Legacy laptops and netbook.

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A:Windows 7/Acer Aspire 5742 problem!

Without more information (system specs) we'd be "shooting in the dark".
Might get lucky and hit the target, but maybe not.

One shot in the dark...

If you have a wireless mouse,
and the usb dongle is plugged into a USB3 port (aka Super Speed USB),
(instead of a USB2 port),
this may cause erratic behavior.
I have seen this happen with some Logitech mice.

Have you tried a different mouse?

Your slow internet and your erratic mouse may or may not be related.

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Hello kttyxkat3 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your format/reinstall was corrupted in some way (bad disk, computer glitch, etc.) Without knowing exactly what method you used I can only point you to these tutorials for th specific steps that need to be taken:

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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A:Acer Aspire 5742 Series Laptop Over Heating

Hello Becky -

By design, laptops just aren't as efficient as desktops when it comes to cooling. Components are bunched together in a small space and the fan is usually underpowered and doesn't move a lot of air. Generally speaking, laptops need to be used on a hard, flat surface like a tabletop and not on a pillow, bedspread, or even a lap. Vents and fan will surely be blocked adding to the heat build up. Many people even use a laptop cooling pad to help with air circulation.

Laptop cooler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But there's another consideration that may prompt you to take the laptop back in for warranty service. It's possible that a heat sink or thermal paste was improperly installed during production. No amount of cleaning will correct that kind of problem. Some additional thoughts:

HowStuffWorks "How to Keep Your Laptop Cool"

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http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/acer-aspire-5742-goes-from-black-screen-to-screen-that-says-acer/td-p/440246/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:acer aspire 5742 goes from black screen to screen ...

The fact that you were able to boot normally after F2 into the bios menu, F9 to re-set the bios to factory default, then F10 to save this default bios setting, ***strongly*** suggests that the bios was losing it's memory of the specific hard drive that was installed.    Jack E/NJ













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My laptop is almost two years old, it is very slow except when the battery is fully charged.  It doesn't hold a charge for very long.  Is the battery something I can replace myself and if so where do I find it in the lap??  Thanks











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A:how long should an Acer Aspire battery last and ex...

Is the battery something I can replace myself and if so where do I find it in the laptop?Yes, the replacement of the battery is very easy:You'll find a latch #2 located on the bottom of the laptop. You have to insert a suitable tool into the latch and slide to release the battery #1.Here is a replacement battery for your laptop: Link

http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/how-long-should-an-Acer-Aspire-battery-last-and-exactly-where-is/td-p/451020
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Unless you are having a problem with the battery, this is not recommended. Google the keywords "f5" "disassembly" "battery" if there really is a battery problem. Jack E/NJ

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A:How many Watts does my battery have? Acer aspire E...

it must match your AC charger adapter Watts and Ampere, to be able to charge. so, have a look at your AC charger specs, they are normally written on it.

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Thanks
RitualJman

A:Acer Aspire E1 570 Battery Dies at 40%

I would contact Acer, since the laptop is still within the warranty period. There are programs out there that can "fix" errors like this. Most likely you just have a bad battery pack in your laptop.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/53434-acer-aspire-e1-570-battery-dies-40-a.html
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The replacement however is quoted at 11.10V at 6600mAh.

Anyone have any idea if the voltage difference will cause any problems?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/replacement-battery-acer-aspire-3634wlmi.867084/
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Best regards,
Fabio 
 
[edited for privacy-please do not post personal or unique information such as but not limited to full names, email addresses, phone numbers, full serial numbers, etc.]

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That is normal if you are have power settings to high performance on battery. if you have power settings to power saver mode, then it is a little short of life.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/229376-battery-life-acer-aspire-5000-a.html
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A:Acer Aspire R7 can not boot when Battery plug on

If it was me, I would suspect the battery enough to buy one. I think if it was power management Hardware, it wouldn't work on power either.

http://community.acer.com/t5/S-and-R-Series-Laptops/Acer-Aspire-R7-can-not-boot-when-Battery-plug-on/td-p/435759
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A:Acer Aspire ES1-311-c4q6 with critical low battery...

Hello, Try this procedure and after charge the battery with the laptop shut down: 1. Shut down your laptop2. Disconnect the AC adapter3. Wait few minutes4. Follow this procedureNote: The battery reset pinhole is marked with this symbol on the bottom of the laptop.

http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/Acer-Aspire-ES1-311-c4q6-with-critical-low-battery-message/td-p/429045/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:Acer Aspire v3-571g, Won't turn on with battery on...

Hello, A stupid question:Have you performed a power reset?

http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Acer-Aspire-v3-571g-Won-t-turn-on-with-battery-only-Turns-off/td-p/424147/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:How to remove the battery on Acer Aspire E-15 lapt...

Is this one like yours?If not, give me the whole model number.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_XeJ9bGzYA

http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/How-to-remove-the-battery-on-Acer-Aspire-E-15-laptop/td-p/390265
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I appreciate all suggestions!
 

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A:How to remove battery pack from Acer Aspire E 15?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-remove-battery-pack-from-acer-aspire-e-15.1167065/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/acer-aspire-7740-battery-gives-only-2-hr-use-off-power-506684.html
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http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/How-to-remove-battery-from-acer-aspire-e15-e5-575t-52xc/td-p/453584
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if the laptop works on mains power okay, you need a new battery.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/acer-aspire-5534-battery-wont-charge-669424.html
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A:Acer Aspire-951822 (Battery Trouble)

Yup, that's it. So the battery is internal, but I'd like to go over a power reset just to make sure.
 
It will be a bit tricky, but hit the battery pin hole reset with a paperclip or something similiar. You should feel a pretty definitive recession when you push on it. If you can, hold the power button for 10-30 seconds and then try.
 
If that fails, I'd recommend contacting your local service team as I can't think of any other troubelshooting and I suspect that the battery has failed.
 
Cory

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Thanks

Darren
 

A:Acer Aspire 7741g battery drains fast

Try a cooling pad.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Logitec...&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9713593
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/acer-aspire-7741g-battery-drains-fast.160696/
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A:Malfunction battery notification for Acer Aspire V5-472P

You can try calibrating the battery/laptop charge cycle: Battery Calibration ? Battery University

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/46116-malfunction-battery-notification-acer-aspire-v5-472p.html
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Hello, As your laptop is under warranty, you should contact your Acer support.

http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Acer-Aspire-VN7-791G-battery-reporting-0-but-fully-charged/td-p/426603/jump-to/first-unread-message
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HALP PLEASE
 

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A:new battery not detected Acer Aspire 9300 5349

I have the exact same laptop and I'm encountering the exact same problem. Have you gotten anywhere? Will flashing the BIOS help? I'm about to return my new battery.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-battery-not-detected-acer-aspire-9300-5349.792091/
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A:acer aspire 7740 laptop battery not recognized

Since we don't know the description and specifications of that laptop's original battery and replacement battery, it's difficult to answer your question.
I'm guessing you have an Acer Aspire 7740 laptop that came with Windows 7 or 8, 32-bit or 64-bit.

What's the complete model number of that laptop?
There should be a dash and additional numbers after 7740 that comprises the complete model number.
What's the serial number and/or SNID number on that laptop?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/acer-aspire-7740-laptop-battery-not-recognized.1160278/
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http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/Acer-Aspire-7750G-false-battery-readings/td-p/455615
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A:my Laptop battery Acer Aspire One D250 won't charge to 100

What's the max charge it will hold? Also, what does this white blinking light mean exactly?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/242806-my-laptop-battery-acer-aspire-one-d250-wont-charge-100-a.html
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A:Acer Aspire One D260 (AOD260) blinking battery LED

If it's only two weeks or so old, is there a reason you can't take it back and have it exchanged or repaired free under warranty?
 

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Hello......
My Nephews laptops battery ran low and required charging. When the charger is plugged into the laptop the orange 'charging' light illuminates for approximately 6 seconds then, goes out for a further 6. This repeats continuously whilst the battery remains flat and the machine will not power up.
I have checked the output from the charger which is constant although I have no means, at present , of ascertaining the actual output values.
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A:Acer Aspire 5552 charging/battery issue

So the laptop will not turn on at all? Does it act the same if you remove the battery? If not the the adapter may be faulty, the DC jack in the laptop may have broken, or there's a motherboard failure in the laptop.

Testing with a known good and compatible power adapter would be the next step.

How old is the laptop, is it still under warranty?
 

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There is still nothing happening when I press the power button though.

I've tried taking the battery and charger out and holding the power button for a few minutes then connect the charger, to no avail!

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Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you
 

A:Acer Aspire 5536 Not Powering Up. Plugged in and Charges Battery Fine.

see if you get anything with the hard drive removed

any sound when you start like fan running
 

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A:Aspire 5742 Windows 10 drivers

hi swub1,I also have an Aspire 5742.  I have not been running the preview. I looked up on the eligible mobels page if our model will be supported by acer, but sadly it won't be. In my opinion its a little bit odd because I got a notification that windows 10 will run on my 5742 in the task bar. So my question is if you already run the final version of windows 10 and what your experiences are now. Do you have some issues with drivers or other problems? Did you have to update your BIOS and did you update from win 8 or 7?I hope you or someone else can help me too, I would be very gratefull. Tooo

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A:Aspire 5742 Windows 10 drivers

hi swub1,I also have an Aspire 5742.  I have not been running the preview. I looked up on the eligible mobels page if our model will be supported by acer, but sadly it won't be. In my opinion its a little bit odd because I got a notification that windows 10 will run on my 5742 in the task bar. So my question is if you already run the final version of windows 10 and what your experiences are now. Do you have some issues with drivers or other problems? Did you have to update your BIOS and did you update from win 8 or 7?I hope you or someone else can help me too, I would be very gratefull. Tooo

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A:Aspire 5742. stopped working

Best to wait for a Virus/Malware expert to help you out, in the meantime, try and save any Important Files/documents you have to a CD or DVD or Flash drive or external hard drive,etc.

These experts are Top Notch and hopefully should help you to get up and running.

Good luck
Ray
 

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I have a BSOD problem during the games and videoclips. I think it's a graphic card problem. I don't know how to solve it. I've installed all the graphic updates from Nvidia but there is no change.
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I have installed it 4 months ago.

A:bsod acer 5742 g

  
Quote: Originally Posted by darian


Hi guys!
I have a BSOD problem during the games and videoclips. I think it's a graphic card problem. I don't know how to solve it. I've installed all the graphic updates from Nvidia but there is no change.
ACER ASPIRE 5742G - 4 months old
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 . I have installed it 4 months ago.
Intel Core I3 M380 2,53Ghz
4096 Mb
nvidia Geforce GT540M CUDA 1Gb
HDD WD 500GB 5400rpm

I have installed it 4 months ago.


"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception.

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps Let us know if you need help STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting - Windows 7 Forums STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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A:Aspire 5742 usb3 now usb2 with windows 10

Uh, Acer Aspire 5742 has USB 3.0 capabilities?












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Hi BobMassie,
 
Unfortunately, I don't have a specific answer but generally it is 3 or 4 would tell you at the time of making the disks how many are required. Based on region, and specific OS requirements it could vary slightly.
 
I might suggest trying to put the first disk back in to see if that allows the process to continue. if not, you may want to contact support to see if you can obtain a set of media from Acer.
 
Cory

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Hi BobMassie,
 
Unfortunately, I don't have a specific answer but generally it is 3 or 4 would tell you at the time of making the disks how many are required. Based on region, and specific OS requirements it could vary slightly.
 
I might suggest trying to put the first disk back in to see if that allows the process to continue. if not, you may want to contact support to see if you can obtain a set of media from Acer.
 
Cory

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A:Aspire 5742 orange light blinks four times instead...

Hello, Have you performed a power reset? Follow this procedure.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/Aspire-5742-orange-light-blinks-four-times-instead-of-powering/td-p/421652/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:After upgrading my Acer 5742-6682 to Windows 10 t...

Fire up Device Manager and see there any issues shown I'm guessing one of the USB hubs is having a friver problem.

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A:Acer 5742 internet connection problem

Hi. Your problem description is a bit vague. The laptop, I assume it is brand new? So it is strange that it is freezing...Did you install any applications on it, or perhaps put a flash drive in to the system? Also, how do you connect to the internet? Router(WiFi or ethernet cable) or 3G(Cellular) with a USB Network Adapter?

Try restoring your computer to factory settings, since it is freezing and it is brand new (supposedly) - Restart, and very early in the startup, the laptop should tell you to press a key to enter the 'Startup recovery/menu' or some similar message. The key to press is normally 'esc'. It will give you a System recovery Menu specific to your manufacturer. Somewhere there in the menu there must be a 'System Recovery' option, where you will recover your pc to factory state(or 'out of the box' state). This will erase all your data on the PC and will restore it to exactly what is says: Factory Settings - As if the PC was brand new.

Try it and connect to the internet again and come back to tell me what happens
 

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A:acer asphire 5742 wont start

Hi and welcome to TSF can you clarify wiped clean and do you have a install or recovery disc.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/acer-asphire-5742-wont-start-758201.html