How long does it take for the 'restore operating system and retain user data' generally take?Mines been going for just over three hours now.the restoring system bar is 100%the updating system bar is 99%select restore type has a tick beside itcheck password has a tick beside it (but the font isnt in bold like the others)notice has a tick beside itrestore destination has a tick beside itrestore progress has an arrow pointing at itthe final step is 'finished' and hasnt been marked.ive been having problems (hence the restore) and just want to check that this amount of time its taking is normal and not an indication that its not working i appreciate any advice, but please make it as easily understood as possible lol i dont know a lot about computers.thank youhttp://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/Acer-erecovery-management-v7-7-3-acer-aspire-5742/td-p/440504/jump-to/first-unread-message
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Acer has added a new monitor to their gaming-focused lineup, the amazing looking XR341CK. This 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440 pixels @ 75Hz) IPS monitor comes with a curved display in a zero frame design, which Acer says...
This type of monitor is the best way to channel the power of your GTX 980 Ti, which inherited its anti-aliasing power from the many generations before it, as opposed to having it choke on the 4K pixel-mania in chase for almost the same effect, at the expense of the dropped FPS.
My dvd rom is not working wont take cd and makes a noise, will it be worth replacing it or should I just get an external dvd/ cd
I also have a Dell Inspiration 4700 that the on and off switch went bad. It has power therefore I dont think has to do with the power supply. I need some answers please on this two postings. Thank you
I have a Acer Aspire X3400 And I would really likle to upgrade it to 3.0 or 4.0, I also want to raise the FPS from 12 ( ikr, it's crap ) to a standard gaming pc
Please tell me
1. Motherboard size
2. What parts you would advise me to get
3. Where can I find some that will fit
My acer battery was getting bad and my computer suggested I change it. Now with my charger plugged in(with or without battery) my laptop will power down after 15-20mins. I have ordered a new battery and will try it but I would have thought my laptop should run fine without one plugged in? Any idea the cause of this? My laptop would run for several hours on safe mode but even now safe mode is being powered down
I am looking to upgrade the GPU on this PC but I am unsure if the PSU will be able to support it. I am not looking to install a high end GPU only a low end card such as ASUS 2 GB AMD Radeon R7 240-2GD3-L PCIe. I am aware that the PSU has a max of 220w but I am unsure of the current load. Based on the basic system with no current upgrades are you able to advise me on this?
Basic specs are:
Windows 7 64 Bit
Intel Core i3 2120
Intel HD Integrated Graphics
2 HD (1 SATA 1GB)
1 Optical Drive
Realtek HD Audio
If necessary I am able to disconnect 1 HD and the optical drive as they are not necessary, also to disable the onboard graphics if possible if this will help.
Here is a related topic
Indeed, I thought initially that it was a EFI problem but the problem is simply a graphic driver issue with the graphic card GeForce 605.Click to expand...
I'm not positive a card can work in your machine and can not give suggestions.
I want to learn how to manage ARM processor power management with LINUX (for example the Cortex-A53 MP Core).
Can someone recommend literature, a tutorial or web based information?
Thank you in advance
Acer announced two new gaming-grade 27-inch monitors at the Consumer Electronics Show last month. The XB270HU garnered the most media attention thanks to its IPS panel and Nvidia G-Sync technology. What Acer neglected to mention at the time, however, was...
Those bezels are awesome! I wonder how much it'll go for though...
I have an Acer that spontaneously decided I no longer needed to play games. Everything else works perfectly fine. It's been doing this for the past few weeks and I've done all that I can. I'm no tech wizard by any means and I need some help. Pretty much it'll open to the load screen for a few moments then disappear back to my home screen. Any ideas on what it could be and what I can do?
These are the specs:
Acer Aspire V5 Touch with Windows 8.1
Model number: Z5WV2
If you need more info let me know, I still have everything for it.
If you are talking about the games that are loaded by a app. You will need to uninstall the app. Then reinstall the app. I have no ideal why this happens . But I have seen it more then once.
If your Acer M does not start up Don t fret I found a simple solution With the computer turned off Remove side panel Reach M460 Acer inside and hold Acer M460 exhaust fan so it can not move While holding fan Push the on button on the front panel Listen for the quot beep quot sound After you hear the quot Beep quot release the fan The fan will start up after a second or two P S Do not let fan move until you hear the quot beep quot first Many suites on the web say it is the quot capacitors quot NOT TRUE I had this year for over a year When I turned off my Acer M Sometimes it would not start up I got so and I cut the wires inside the computer Purchased another used M it did the same thing Figuring I needed new caps I purchased a set of the two biggest caps Then I needed a soldering gun Then I needed to desolder the caps already on the board Then I purchased a rework station So far I have only used the air gun Starting yesterday This procedure works for me It will work for you as well nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/acer-m460.207931/
1 4gb samsung pc3-12800 1.35 v
1 4gb nanya pc3-10600 1.5 v
The timings are listed different on the stick.
HWInfo reports that at 666.7 both are 9-9-9-24
Crucial will sell me all 1.35 v memory as upgrades and the 4830T-6678 Timeline X came with the [email protected]
The laptop boots and runs with both sticks installed
Any thoughts on this?
Is the laptop reporting 8GB of memory installed? If it is, you should be okay
Hello Yesterday I got a virus on an Acer Extensa laptop Said virus was turning on a fake antivirus whenever I opened a file which wanted me to pay a price for a quot cleanup quot I wasn t able to Acer Extensa 5235 booting problem turn anything on Luckily I managed to turn it off through msconfig and delete the virus files Right now however the laptop won t even turn on The Acer Extensa 5235 problem booting quot Acer quot screen goes on the flickers a few times in the upper left corner and the laptop resets I won t even get to a safe mode The notebook had minimal differences from the factory preset had Win Acer Extensa 5235 problem booting and worked until yesterday I have a OEM Win XP home CD at my disposal at the moment I have already tried Booting through BartPe and an iso image of Windows XP on an USB flashdisk To no avail I get to the BartPe layout but the BartPe file explorer shows no disks available Boot through the disk itself At first it didn t load with the error quot STOP X B xf d Xc X X quot which I was able to circumvent by transferring from a SCSI mode to IDE mode in BIOS When I installed Win XP however I had an error concerning a few uncopiable files described for example here - http forums penny-arcade com discussion cant-install-xp-from-any-disk-to-any-disk I skipped everything and the PC now resides in a quot minimal quot Win Xp preset With the former Win configuration of course absent I think I d be able to fix this if I found the MSCONFIG settings for the Windows I used before and which I mistakenly modified I probably turned off something that now blocks the system from starting Is it possible to do so through the new Windows Xp installation The former Win folder is untouched Win Xp runs from another folder Thank you very much for all help nbsp
I had to look up BartPE to see what it was but I think it's unlikely to save the day in your situation.
Assuming that your priority is to get Windows 7 back I'd first check that you have the Microsoft authorisation code for your copy. If it was pre-installed on the laptop there will be a hidden restore partition and you could try holding down the Alt key while tapping F10 to access it. Failing that option I'd download a Windows 7 SP1 ISO, burn it to disc, reinstall the OS and hope that there are no serious driver problems. Both options mean that everything you have installed and saved will be lost unless you have already made backups.
Which is your main brand of choice?
My Acer Aspire shuts down loses power - seconds after powering on It started when I was playing a Acer laptop after seconds down shuts video game and the laptop suddenly shut down I thought it was overheating so I let it cool down About an hour later I Acer laptop shuts down after seconds turned it on and it boot normally but min later the laptop shut down again Next time I tried it turned off minutes then seconds later In those s after pressing the power button no errors or beeps occur just the Acer logo screen I even get past Acer logo sometimes or go to Bios password prompt if i press F just before laptop powers off Acer laptop shuts down after seconds This all happened in the course of a few hours laptop was working fine beforehand no overheating think so cause games lagged when laptop was overheating previously If I turn it on again just after it powered off the laptop shuts down in seconds as opposed to seconds if i leave it alone for a while Also according to task manager CPU and RAM usage is normal when shut down happens Tried Cleaning out the fan and the heat sink wasn t that much dust Fan works Applying new silver thermal grease to CPU and GPU after removing the old one Powering on with only one RAM stick then only the other black screen when I take out both Powering on without Wifi card Powering on without the battery only on AC power Then only with the battery in Powering on without Hard Drive Powering on while putting pressure to the middle of the keyboard read that this might pop the CMOS battery to it s slot if that s the problem Pressing the power button for min There are a lot of people with Acer Aspire who have powering on and off in endless loop problem Supposedly GPU reflow helps I don t think my problem is the same though because my laptop shuts down and doesn t restart Also my screen is working This is the only computer I have Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated nbsp
Are you able to run Memtest for any length of period? Search for YUMI Multiboot. Download that, install it to a spare USB stick. Download memtest from yumi program. Boot off of stick and run memtest.
If not get a new motherboard/cpu off ebay.
Hello...I will start from the begining .
I bought the Acer V5 and tried booting it up...it came with boot-up Linux which means nothing to me so I made a Windows 8 bootable USB and the problems started. First I could'n find the USB and after enabling the Legacy mode it finally found it and booted from it. Turned out the partitions are GPT and as I made the USB MBR it couldn't install so I canceled which I guess was my mistake but there was no other option. After that I created the bootable USB with GPT partition scheme and tried again. Unfortunately this time I got something called GNU GRUB....wth? I googled around and found the commands required for booting - root (hd1,0), then chainloader +1 and finally boot. Then I get the famous The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors with Status: 0xc000000e. Of course tried that couple of more times but still to no avail. I cannot recover or repair as Windows was never really installed, so I don't know what to do....Hopefully someone here would be able to help. Thanks in advance guys.
Tried just about everything but I still can't seem to get my external hard drive to show up in my disk management or computer. It say it's installed and ready to use but I don't see it.. only in the device manager and in devices and printers I can see it.. but nowhere else.. I'm working with windows 7 upgraded from windows xp but has be downgraded which was originally windows vista I think.. A friend gave me a computer and I had it upgraded.. can any one help me get my computer and external hard drive straight. Thanks.
Check this thread out: http://goo.gl/rxkBN
The Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive I'm using is from my old laptop it has 4 disks.
After I put it in the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclosure, and connect it to my new laptop it does not show up in 'My Cumputer' and 'Disk Management', but displays in the 'device and printer' section of control pannel.
I also can't eject the hard drive, even when I'm not doing anything to it, the (IT-CEO IT-700) enclusre's blue signal light just keeps flashing for a while then goes off for a sec, then resume flashing again.
My laptop also keeps trying to install the hard drive.
I tried reinstall the hard drive's driver, but that did not solve the problem.
Have you tried using different drive enclosure other than the IT-CEO IT-700?
Hey guys, I'm pretty much a noob at this.
Long story short... My acer aspire 5552 will not stay on. When I turn it on I have to press on a certain area if not multiple areas. Before I had opened it and cleaned out the fan it use to overheat like crazy it used to hit about 90 degrees I'm wondering if that has ruined something?
Thanks in advance
First of all. Why do you have to hit certain area or for that matter. Multiple areas. It may still be running to hot. Or something was damage when you put in back togather. If it is running to hot . It may need new thermal pads.
Hey everyone I own the Acer Aspire G- and I ve had it for a little over two years now One 5552G-7641 Aspire with Temperatures Acer Extremely High of the main problems I have with it is its temperature Right now when all I have open Extremely High Temperatures with Acer Aspire 5552G-7641 is Firefox and iTunes the temperature according to Speedfan is as follows HD C Temp C GPU C Core C I have the rear of my laptop suspended about cm in the air by putting two bottle caps in the rear corners This is an attempt to promote better cooling When I play video games it overheats to the point that the laptop shuts off automatically I understand that the majority of overheating issues is not cleaning enough And indeed I have never cleaned my laptop before However opening the laptop or bringing it to a tech-guy is not really an option at the moment I have read on many forums that using compressed air is efficient but I have also read that it can be extremely dangerous on laptops because of water moisture Also they seem to only pertain to desktops With that said I am here to ask for advice as to what to do with this thing The only ventilation hole is on the left of the laptop and takes up about of the side If any additional information is needed I will gladly provide it Thank you nbsp
Speedfan is not accurate 95% of the time. Tell me the readings using Realtemp: http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/.
Just ruled out malware in other section of this forum. Laptop's integrated keyboard suffers intermittent lock-ups for no apparent reason (sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, right now, doesn't). Touchpad seems deactivated (tried FN + F7 in case of accidental disable, but that's not the case), every option related to touchpad are grayed out in 'mouse' menu (config panel). Before malware check-up,tried system restore to last week, all problems were still there, so I reverted back. I have to use visual keyboard to type. Have to work with external mouse because touchpad doesn't work. Tried reinstalling touchpad drivers from Acer website, and didn't work. Computer worked perfect a few days ago.
Sounds like you may have some system files corrupt. This can occur after a lot of spyware. Some times just removing it dose not correct what it has already messed up. Your best maybe to back up your personal stuff. Then do a factory reinstall.
Hi there. Since I bought my new mouse and illuminated keyboard, when I use the PC a lot, they have spontaneously been stoping for a period of time and then they work fine. I didn't have this problem before because I had a ps2 keyboard. Now I have USB mouse and keyboard and this happens. I do believe there is a problem with the power management. A friend of mine has the same motherboard and he incurs the same problem. I have a Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V and here is a printscreen of my bios with the power management tab.
What settings should I change?
I think you'd be able to adjust that power management settings in Windows under
Control Panel>Power Options>Edit Plan Settings>Change Advanced Power Settings>USB Settings
Or in Device Manager>USB Root Hub Properties>Power Management Tab
After formating my PC I realised that the taskbar is unable to appear because the screen resolution does not fit the desktop. how do I set the specific screen resolution for acer aspire one d257. I have tried using the registry tweak for higher screen resolution but it does not work.
So newegg is offering the Acer 29" B6 B296CLbmlidprz IPS monitor for about 350. Seems like a pretty good deal but I can't find many reviews on it. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with this monitor and/or if you guys have better options for someone who is looking for an IPS monitor below 400 bucks. I want to game with it as well as do some 3d modeling and photoshop work. So I need reasonable response time for gaming. I was also looking at the HP ZR2440w and was gonna get that until I saw this deal on newegg for a larger monitor. 24" models are fine but if there are good deals on some 27" inch ones then I would be interested in those as well. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Heres the link for that monitor.
Laptop Model Acer Aspire G Graphic Card Model ATI Mobility Radeon HD MB 512MB) screen 5470 with problem Black ATI (Acer Aspire Radeon 4745G HD Mobility OS Windows bits Problem Laptop starting to turn to blackscreen constantly since last week At the Black screen problem (Acer Aspire 4745G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB) beginning it still manage to back to normal after restart But then after few days it turn to black screen during every startup whenever it progress until window start-up animation I can even still hear the welcome sound although the screen is black I can still using the laptop through safe mode After that I google for some related solution and found that it s probably the graphic card display adapter problem So I disable the graphic card Radeon HD Black screen problem (Acer Aspire 4745G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB) option under display adapter and it goes Black screen problem (Acer Aspire 4745G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512MB) perfectly well But when I enable the graphic card option under display adapter in normal mode my laptop screen will turns black again back to previous problem I tried to uninstall the graphic card under display adapter and reinstall the graphic card driver download from Acer Support but the problem still appears The graphic card driver after reinstall is appears to be ATI Mobility Radeon HD series instead of previously ATI Mobility Radeon HD Is it normal or I download the wrong driver although it s from Acer Support What should I do to solve this blackscreen problem nbsp
1) Uninstall the all AMD software with this AMD Uninstall tool.
2) Restart your PC.
3) Download and install the latest stable driver (13.4) from here: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx
my acer laptop 7520 shuts itself down after booting for few seconds.
It has Vista but dont think its a software / virus issue. As I got into BIOS / booting menu, it did not stay there. it shuts itself down.
I removed CD rom from laptop but had same result. It has two 1GB rams, I removed them one at a time but had same result. I then removed Harddisk and tried to make it boot from USB, but had same result. It was shutting down after 10 - 30 seconds. I see the Fan running when ever I start the laptop. Fan is very clean. no dust, dont think its a heating problem then.
please can some one advise what could be issue.
I ran it on full battery but had same result. Then I removed battery and connected the power cable into laptop, same result. it shuts down after few seconds.
Sounds as though its over heating. You might try taking a can of air and blowing the vents out. If this has not helped. You may need to take it to a repair shop. and have the thermal pads replaced.
I've been having this problem for a few months now. I recently built my own computer, having been on a lap top for a couple of years, and found my old external hard drive. I plugged it in to the new computer, and it said something about needing to be formatted, which I promptly did due to nothing of importance being on it. I went to sleep, and woke up to see that it couldn't be formatted.
This is where my issue begins. It no longer appears in Computer, or Disk Management. Disk Management won't even load if I have the drive plugged in. There seems to be no way at all to format the drive, since Computer, and Disk Management both don't load when the drive is plugged in. Any help?
I have a similar problem. I have an old external hard drive and it wont showed up or open under my computer or disk management. I tried to open it under disk management but there is no way to be found. The files F, G, H, etc are empty. I really appreciate an extra help here since I am not a computer expert. Thank you!!!!
Hey guys, I'm planning to get a laptop for general stuff and gaming. It's important to me that I can play PC games that aren't too intensive graphics wise. I need a laptop that can run games like Skyrim, TF2 and some MMOs at preferably medium to high settings (but I could go for med to low). The laptop I've found is here:
ACER V5-552 15.6" Laptop
Processor: AMD A10-5757M (2.5GHz, 3.5 GHz with Turboboost, 4MB L2 cache)
Storage: I TB HDD (5400 rpm)
6 GB RAM (DDR3) Up to 12 GB installable RAM
Graphics Card: Integrated Radeon HD 8650G
OS: Windows 8(.1)
Is this going to work well with fairly easy games or could I go even more intensive for games like Crysis 3 and BF4?
Thanks for your help,
That processor is OK for gaming but the built in GPU is a little low if your expecting high settings even at 720p (With a decent framerate of course). On a game like Crysis 3 Which is so heavy on GPU's, you will likely only get low on that. As for BF4, I can say Medium 30+ FPS at that resolution. If you want a gaming grade laptop, your going to have to jump up a few notches for performance.
This is a medium-low end gaming laptop designed more for people playing not as intensive games as your listing. If you have a budget, could you list it and we will make some alternative solutions. Im assuming around $550 since newegg lists that laptop for that price, but with only 384 stream processors your not going to get far with that even at 720p except on the low settings. BF3 for instance on the 7660D (Which is just the 8650D essentially) runs at 58FPS average on low settings on a 720p monitor.
I have the Acer GN245HQ 3D monitor and I need your help to set the parameters of this screen for that I can have a good calibration of colors, and the best reactivity in game, for exemple what's the right value that I must set in the OSD, now I have the default value OSD=10.
Im using the GTX 680 graphic card.
Plz help me.
Colours are subjective to each display, so must be calibrated separately. Google around for guides.
I don t how can I describe this problem detailed enough But my acer aspire G has been turning off randomly this laptop has been with me for about years now and I suspect that because of the age problems will occur I still hope that you guys can help me repair this on my own Windows vista core duo gb RAM mb video Here are the problems mainly about shutting off randomly -I will be using my laptop for the whole night and while using with no heavy applications running it will just shut off -the processor fan is running I shared this info because I suspect that its due to overheating but will still shut off -I already dismantled my laptop just to clean the fan I removed the dirt trust me I really cleaned the fan on Shutdowns, Charging Not 4935G turned Aspire Random when Acer and where the air is coming out clean still shutting off randomly -I tried putting a desktop fan under the laptop not just a usb laptop cooler but really an electric fan to remove overheating But still shuts off -now here s the weird part I play NBA k which we know is a very heavy game in terms of processing and video and RAM etc If I play NBA k it doesnt shut off Ever but if I do an alt tab to go to my desktop after a few mins it will Acer Aspire 4935G Random Shutdowns, Not Charging when turned on shut off weird thinking that shutting off will mostly occur while playing games But no it doesnt shut off while playing NBA k this is the only PC game I play -if I go to ctrl panel gt power options gt quot Acer ePower Management quot and if I adjust my CPU Speed to quot High quot and quot Maximum quot laptop will shut off in few seconds So right now my laptop is always running in quot Low quot OTHER MAJOR PROBLEMS - for example ill be using my laptop for the whole night in the morning if I plug in the laptop its charging BUT if I pressed the ON Button the charging STOPS so imagine if I dont have a battery inserted in the laptop it WONT TURN ON because its not charging -now if I put the battery and I turn on the laptop it will continue to boot BUT for as many as tries or more it wont reach my desktop because the laptop keeps shutting off AND ITS STILL NOT CHARGING Hope you guys can imagine -now my battery is like dead it doesnt last for an hour I think this is a common problem for year old laptop batteries so imagine the problem if my laptop wont charge even with the battery connected I cant turn on my laptop I just wish that the battery could hold enough power to complete the boot to windows -charging of the laptop or electricity flow will resume in the laptop after a few mins only if I make it to windows I don t know what triggers the charging But my laptop will just Start charging RANDOMLY So this is like the best condition of my laptop WHEN ITS CHARGING and NO SHUTTING OFF Occurs -everything just starts randomly in my laptop SHUTDOWNS AND CHARGING and I cant really find what triggers the SHUTDOWNS and THE CHARGING -if I remove the charger laptop will turn off battery cant hold the power so those are the problems I rEALLY HOPE THAT SOMEONE READ this and Help me repair this on my own Im not afraid to dismantle my laptop what could be the problem is it the battery the fan the charger im planning to reformat my laptop factory defaults or setting install windows but will this help is this a software problem Please help I know this is still a good laptop P S While making this post my laptop shut down TWICE I have to save this to a word file Pls Help nbsp
Turn off laptop take your battery off then hold power buttin down for 20 seconds then plug in charger with battery still off then turn laptop on . what happens ? is laptop running fine
Got aspire 7520 series notebook, who wont boot but on boot flashes caps lock 2 times need to find what problem indicates two blinks
Remove the battery and connect the AC adapter only... does it then boot?
I am having an issue with the sound on my laptop. It will play videos and music, but at some point the sound just....freezes. It is like when a CD has a scratch and it plays the same two words over and over again. Most of the time the screen is not frozen and I can click to exit out or shut the computer down. The sound, however, does not stop when I shut it down or unplug it. It only stops when I remove the battery. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have an Acer Aspire 5332 and this used to happen to me but when it used to happen I would open up task manager, go to processes and find explorer.exe, then I would click it click end process then go to the applications tab and click new task, then just type in explorer.exe this fixed it for me and it happened for a while but went away on it's own. Hope this helps you.
Alright, as the title explains, my computer won't use any form of headset's mic, like at all. Not even its own built in mic, please halp, and I know not **** about computers, so if you could like, explain in ******* terms, I would be incredibly grateful. It might help that I'm a computer gamer, so this would be awesome if you guys would help me. Thank you!
Ive got an acer notebook that dosent like to turn on it will sometimes and when it dose it normally gose in to hibernation you can then get it to turn back on buy pushing the power buton but I gose back to hibernation after 2mins or less I have tryed dischageing the system I need to get it runnig for a project im doing plz help any help apreciated and thanks in advance also I dont no what verstion it is all I no it was bought new in 2008
So here is my problem screen Aspire problem Acer 5920G with Acer Aspire G Acer Aspire 5920G screen problem also I don t understand much about computers bear with me One night I turn off my laptop like normaly the next morning I turn it on for a surprise The screen remained pitch black even though I could clearly hear windows boot up along with other programs like skype popping up Pressed a few random keys and thought I should restart Same thing no reaction from the screen what so ever but I can still clearly hear windows starting up So I browse the internet and here s what I ve tried - I removed the battery held the power button for a while re-inserted the battery turn it back on gt No help - I switch my RAM cards with one another gt Doesn t work - Turn it on and point a flashlight at the screen to check the backlight nada - I check if the magnet for detecting if the screen is up or down is working and it is when I lower my screen it goes to hybernate mode boots up if I click something - I plugged in an external monitor new and functional and press the switch screen button combo but its not reacting the external monitor stays black too It doesn t flicker or anything its giving off no signs of life but I m puzzled because if the screen died it should clearly work on an external monitor which it doesn t Has anyone encountered a problem like this Any ideas on how I might fix it myself and even if I can I m still wondering about what it might be before I send it out to find out the repairs are too expensive I d rather buy a new one nbsp
Try running one memory at a time... first one module, then the other..
Then test with a different hard drive, to see if you can boot to an install screen with your recovery disk...
Hi, I'm trying to install the XFX Radeon HD 5450 1GB graphics card into an Acer Aspire x1301-U1312. So far, I physically installed the card into the PCI express port (x16) but it doesn't seem like it's recognizing the monitor. When I remove the card and plug the HDMI cable back in the integrated GeForce 9200 graphics card, it works just fine.
What's the best solution to this problem!?
Any whom, thank you.
Did you install the drivers before you physically installed the card? That would be my first suggestion. Check to make sure you put it in the PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot and not the PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot. Also, try the DVI or even the VGA connections on the card to see if those work instead. You might have a bad HDMI port on the card itself.
Hi guys I m a bit desperate right now Here s the thing I have an acer g English bought in the Netherlands out of warranty original HD GB western digital included with windows home premium The hard disk is dying Everytime I restart windows demands a launch repair that takes HOURS otherwise it won t boot and will restart I bought a brand new Momentus XT GB It was fairly simple to remove the original disk and replace it physically Problems start with trying to install an OS on the acer -First off I went to the bios and set it to boot up first with the optical drive so I can use the recovery DVDs that I created on day one when I purchased the laptop It just doesn t doesn t do anything when I put the first one and restart Only the prompt blinking and the disk even stops spinning -I made New hard on drive 7 5740 can't windows acer aspire install sure the DVD drive reads discs I put back my old hdd waited till I can use windows again hours after launch repair and tried to read many DVDs and they all seem fine -Back to New hard drive on acer aspire 5740 can't install windows 7 the new drive installed No recovery I researched a bit and found out that erecovery only works New hard drive on acer aspire 5740 can't install windows 7 on acers with the quot hidden partition quot on the disk that came from factory Gotta find New hard drive on acer aspire 5740 can't install windows 7 another plan -I downloaded a copy of windows GB and burned the iso file on a blank DVD with hopes of installing it and then activating it with my key - Inserted Windows DVD created with the microsoft tool Same problem no reading I check again if my optical drive can read at all checked it reads DVDs - At this point I m not sure what else to do What I want All important files I had in my old hard disk are backed up somewhere else I just need to get rid of the dying disk and replace it with my brand new hd and install windows on it and then activating it I just can t seem to do this any thoughts would be appreciated Thanks nbsp
Try formatting the new drive using something like this:
then try and install Windows 7
My sister in laws Acer aspire 5750z-4885 was recently sat on and the screen is cracked. I was going to replace it for her but before I order a new screen I was wondering if it is even just the screen and not something else that I cannot repair. The laptop since getting the screen cracked will shut off after powering up in about 4-7 seconds or so I haven't used a stop watch lol.
I am wondering if perhaps there is a short or some other dmg caused by the screen being cracked that will not be remedied by replacing it. I have limited experience with cracked lappy screens. Thank you all so much for any and all replies I love this board and it has helped me many times in the past.
Yes, the cracked LCD screen can be the cause of the shutdown. Replacing the LCD panel is not that difficult for someone experienced, but for you it might be too much. You have to disassemble the top cover without breaking the plastic. The video cable might not be included with the new panel, so you would have to use the old cable. The cable connection to the panel is very delicate...
I have a Western Digital (WD) 250gb external hard drive and run Windows XP on my Asus Eeepc laptop.
One day I pulled my external hard drive straight out of my computer (didn't use "safely remove hardware"). From now on it isnt displayed in my computer, and it doesnt appear in disk management either. When I open device manager and then open my WD SES Device, it tells me the device is working properly. I have tried updating the driver and uninstalling it, but everytime I plug it in reinstalls itself and tells me it is working fine.
I am not a computer guy. I have read other forums and none have a solution for me. Does anybody know how to access my external hard drive? (please write responses in simple language with simple steps I can follow)
Thanks,..this laptop acer Aspire 4551 start but the display stay black (no video) I'd like to flash the bios,... I've seen some videos but I don't understand very well ,...could you to teach how to do ? step by step please......GOD BLESS YOU
Well, can you even boot up into the machine? Or is it all black?
Hi, I have been having some technical difficulty's lately with my Acer ASPIRE's monitor. I will be watching a video, doing work or making one of my games when my monitor will go to black-and-grey lines. So far, the only way to postpone the problem is (Once Problem has occurred) to hit the CTRL-ALT-DEL keys, which will bring to the Windows 7 Options Menu. Then just close that... But it will happen again and the fix is rendered useless I then have to restart my laptop. Any ideas? Please comment!
I think this may be a graphics card issue. Please tell me your system specs (CPU, Graphics card, OS - 32 or 64bit).
Hey guys I have some questions im sadly gonna look at putting some upgrades into my acer cause its small but I was wondering when I put the HDD from my acer into my toshiba and back into my acer I get a blue screen any one have an idea?
If the 2nd PC modified the windows system files in any way, you'll have issues.
I have an acer aspire 5315 and when I boot it up with the power adapter plugged in nothing happens. Then when I boot it up using only the battery power, it attempts to boot but this only lasts for a few seconds and shuts off again.any suggestions on what might be wrong?
Remove the battery and try the AC only and see if it boots up?
Also what happen prior to this issue?
Did the laptop shutdown after a crash?
Check AC power that AC power cord and adapter can be replaced from online vendors cost is pretty cheap. I own two ACER/GATEWAY laptop and ACER Netbook both use the same AC adapter. To test your adapter you need what is called a multi- AC/DC tester it has positive and negative leads. If you don't want to get to technical you can replace the AC power adapter.
1. Rule out that the AC power adapter is defective?
2. Rule out that the Battery is defective or just plain dead?
3. If AC power only without battery installed won't start-up the laptop then you know AC power adapter is bad.
4. Check the pin connection using a flashlight to see if the pin inside the laptop is bent? If this is bent or damage then the laptop needs to be repaired. Normally this would be easy to fix most trained service tech would replace the module for the power adapter if such a part exist or they would replace the entire MOBO (motherboard).
Is the laptop running Windows 7 or 8?
Your model AC Adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Power-Supply-19V-3-42a-1-77mm/dp/B001MQ694W if you need to replace it that battery is on this link too. Both are really not to expensive. You should always have a replacement battery and AC power adapter around just in case of problems like this one.
Also if it's not the AC adapter or battery then you're looking at a defective MOBO (motherboard) or defective HDD. This laptop would need to be troubleshooted though to make sure what's the issue could be. But with the above info you should be able to figure most of what the issue could be.
Help!!! yesterday it still working but today,no sounds come out from the speaker,I used headset to test it and it's work,but when I unplug my headset it still no sound,I already try to reboot using safe mode but getting confused.. what can I do???
f.y.I : I already check the sound driver,no question marks appeared.
"I already checked the sound driver, no question marks appeared"... Do you mean no exclamation points like this (!)? If you can hear normal sound from the headset the sound driver is okay. This could be caused by a keyboard setting. Make sure the sound is all the way up and that it is not muted
I have been given a acer extensa 5620 that appears to have been half repaired with acer erecovery management. I cannot find the download for this program anywhere. I have already tried alt F10 and it will not work.
You probably need to purchase a Windows install disk to install Windows fresh
We hve an acer laptop and we bought it last oct.2009 since last mnth until now when we are using it ,it will suddenly shut down.what do u think is the problem of our laptop. please can you help us?thanking you in advance. we are soliciting an opinion from you...your opinions are highly requested and apreciated!
It could be overheating because the CPU thermal paste or pads are dried out or burned. The laptop can be repaired by a qualified service person
Hi all got above named laptop but when I turn it on it freezes every time when it get to the black screen where it says start windows normally or other options such as safe mode etc is this hard drive failure thanks in advance
Update-- on black screen if I click on safe mode or safe mode with networking it does its thing but then after loads of things it just restarts back to that screen if I click last known config it get to the loading windows screen then I see a hint of blue screen then it restarts back to black screen start windows normally screen
I know my Aspire won't laptop on Acer turn first mistake was purchasing an Acer Lesson learned Now this morning I turned on the laptop forgot about it and went out for a couple hours When I got home it was in the BIOS set up I had a hard time exiting It wouldn t let me just exit In case my kids touched anything I set the Bios back to previous setting and then it let me exit Now it won t turn on The battery is charged The power light comes on the disc drives does it s thing for a second and the fan kicks in but that s all The fan Acer Aspire laptop won't turn on goes off and all is quiet with power light still on This has happened before but not for a long time and after trying to turn it on a couple of times it would I ve tried pulling the battery and power cord holding the power button for a minute and even pressing the power button for a minute then replacing battery and power cord but still nothing The model is an Acer Aspire Z- Any suggestions Thanks nbsp
How old is this laptop?
Hi, I have an acer aspire laptop that won't turn on. It was working fine unplugged and I went out leaving it on but unplugged to mains power. When I got back I plugged utility in and tried to wake it up. Now I have it plugged in and the power adapter has a green light and the battery light on the laptop is amber. When I press the power button, both these lights go off. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have tried removing all power and holding the power switch for 39-45 seconds. Then plugging back in without battery and turning on- that doesn't work! Please help.
Did you remove the battery when pressing the power button for 45 seconds?
I will post a link to a computer that was purchased for me I have been out of computer gaming for awhile and have recently started playing a game called Dayz It is gaming Upgrading desktop retail for Acer my a modifcation for a game called Arma The computer runs most things that I have played fairly well However Arma is a high demand game which typically gets me under FPS I was thinking of getting rid of the computer and buying a new one or upgrading some parts inside From what I have been reading processor video card ram and power supply would be good places to start I haven t taken the computer apart yet to look inside and see what I can add to the current motherboard Budget is a concern and I don t want to go crazy I don t need to play on ultra settings Upgrading my Acer retail desktop for gaming but normal or high would be nice Any suggestions would be great Here is the PC http www walmart com ip Acer-AM Windows- -Home-Premium-Monitor-Not-I Thanks nbsp
Without knowing your full system specs I would say, you could probably get by with a GPU and power supply upgrade. Do you know what size power supply you have in the machine? I'm also assuming you don't have a dedicated graphics solution, since you have an AMD-A6 CPU.
Hi there TechSpot Long time since I last posted but I had a very specific question I m not sure I could get answered elsewhere So my lady friend has been doing all her computing on her Droid RAZR (possible V5 -- replacement GPU y/n?) Acer Aspire Laptop which is kind of sad for me - as a long time system builder and power user - to watch With Christmas coming up her parents and I were going to buy her a laptop Now I work at an electronics retailer and on Black Friday we Laptop GPU replacement -- Acer Aspire V5 (possible y/n?) started selling the Acer Aspire Laptop GPU replacement -- Acer Aspire V5 (possible y/n?) V for I impulse bought it figuring with a GHz Core i and gigs of RAM it was no weakling for a beginner I ve always fantasized about playing games with an SO cooperatively and I thought maybe just maybe this rig could manage FPS in simple games like Magicka or even ambitiously Left Dead But no such luck despite the age of those games My question given that it s got Intel HD integrated graphics it s doubtful the machine even has a PCIe port on the motherboard But before I tear it apart to find out I thought I might Laptop GPU replacement -- Acer Aspire V5 (possible y/n?) ask the wise minds of TechSpot So anybody have any idea if I can upgrade this sucker TL DR Bought a budget laptop for my girlfriend Want to know if I can upgrade from integrated video on this particular model an Acer V - nbsp
There's no way to upgrade a video card in a laptop unless it's something from ASUS, MSI, Alienware, (If you're lucky)
But even if you could, the upgrade would probably be anywhere from $200-$600+ maybe even more. Old 7900GTX Go cards are still fetching roughly $100 on Ebay
Hello.. I have a acer revo rl 100, the problem I have is when I go on the 3d option when I press play its saying I need a 3d compatable tv.well I have got a 3d tv,its a lg,im just wondering if it is saying a active tv,mine is a passive tv,when I click on the 3d on the screen on the bottem it goes to 2d mode,im all confussed,I need help please,is there any help I would be greartfull
Hello about weeks ago my wifes acer aspire laptop showed an unwelcomed operating system not found on the screen I have since removed the cover and felt and listened to Acer hard Aspire 5536 Will Samsung work in drive HN-M101MBB the hard drive and it is definitely not even spinning up either that or it s the most calm quiet hard drive ever I think the hard drive failed I am considering purchasing the hard drive listed below for this acer aspire computer will this hard drive work in this computer I don t want to make the mistake of purchasing it and find out it doesn t work because it s too much capacity or LBA addressing is incorrect or some other reason the expert advice I request is most appreciated here s links to newegg and info about the hard drive http promotions newegg com NEemai MC-IGNEFL - -EMC- -Index- -E - -All http www newegg com Product Produ -Index- -LaptopHardDrives- - -L O SAMSUNG Will Samsung HN-M101MBB hard drive work in Acer Aspire 5536 Spinpoint M HN-M MBB TB RPM MB Cache quot SATA Gb s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive nbsp
Basically, it depends on what version of Windows you are running and make sure that the laptop has a SATA or PATA connection...
Hello everyone I have acquired my daughter s boyfriends extensa I have previously made him recovery cd dvd but he lost them I wish to restore this laptop to factory What I have done so far is to make the PQSERVICE partition visible as I needed to recover the password When I use erecovery through windows vista I Acer 5260z Extensa get the option to restore to factory enter password and answer the appropriate questions like this will Acer Extensa 5260z erase all data on drive c then the computer reboots and I have two boot options erecovery or windows vista c drive So I choose erecovery acer does its thing and there is NO restore to factory option and the following error message failed to get drive partition drive letter pqservice is now drive f I do get options to repair windows vista one for erecovery and one for drive c When trying to remake recovery cd the dialog box shows that I want to burn to drive E the dvd drive yet an Acer Extensa 5260z error pops up saying not enough space on drive d How can I get the laptop to restore to factory Thank you so much Jayne nbsp
Hi. I have got this laptop with these specs
320gb hard drive
2gb DDR3 memory
I have got a CD with it which contains many drivers. for example only for bluetooth there r 3-4 drivers with different vendors. what should I do? install all of them?
* currently I hv installed all of them. Laptop now got a slow startup and hangs some times but dats very rare and recovers most of the times
I dont play heavy games etc on it too
waiting for replies
So game lags when u playing heavy games if so then its probaly just about managing to play the games with the specs
I recently bought the ACER T231H Multitouch Screen. Earlier this Summer, I had problems with calibrating the Monitor. But eventually, I made it work. After a few days, I had many "Blue Screens" on my PC, and reinstalled the Windows 7 64-bits. And after that, I have had troubles with calibrating the Monitor....When I enter the Calibrating Section, and hit Calibrate, I am not able to prese the Cross in the Top Left corner of the Monitor....I have updated with the latest drivers, and the Monitor is set to Primary....Hope someone can help me with this issue.....
Try uninstalling the driver and letting Windows install it's generic driver to see if that changes anything. If it does, then you'll know it's a driver problem. Also look into your video card drivers and update as nec. - something has an incompatibility issue. I never use software that comes with monitors if I can avoid it, because of issues like yours.
I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.
First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?
If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.
When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.
If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)
If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.
Hi all I Acer update 8935g driver screen GPU blank after recently updated the driver for the Ati card in my laptop during the installation the screen had gone blank and has stayed that way ever since But first heres a back story I started having trouble with the laptop a few months ago when I assume the ati card had overheated and caused the screen to flicker this laptop comes with an Intel card also which you can switch to by pressing the power save button near the keyboard The intel card ran just fine and if I output the video through hdmi the ati card would work fine also Acer 8935g screen blank after GPU driver update which led me to Acer 8935g screen blank after GPU driver update believe that there maybe an issue with the screen Also if I kept pressing the power save button and switching between cards the ati card would eventually begin to work normally on the laptops screen I wanted to update my drivers today as they were a couple of years old I had trouble installing them in the past as there was a conflict between both gpu cards so I became frustrated and left it I used Ati s auto detect tool and it began to install the new drivers when the screen went blank I thought this was normal during a driver update but I left the laptop running and it stayed that way for over an hour So I turned the laptop off using the main power button Probably wasnt a good idea I imagine Now the screen just stays blank even if I try to switch to the intel card Any help on this issue will be much appreciated nbsp
It might be the inverter or the backlight for the LCD. Have you tried using the HDMI output on both cards if the Intel integrated supports HDMI out?
does anyone Upgrade acer aspire one d260 battery with a 6-cell or 9-cell battery? I got the netbook with a 3-cell battery and it is dying.
How many hours it last like this 9-cell aod260 battery?
With a 6 cell 5-5.5 hrs. more with conservative settings.
With a 9 cell 6 -9+ hrs. more with conservative settings
my acer aspire 5520-5908 wont start up. when I press the power button on, it attempts switching on the fan and the fan goes off again with the screen not starting too.and all it does after is the power button light and signals blinking intermittently. I ve removed the battery, plug it directly so forth on and on but nothing seems to work. just blinking of lights.
The motherboard has probably failed
Hi guys I on when KAV60: turned white turned when no image off, Acer LCD is have an acer aspire one KAV mini laptop It was dropped and the LCD panel was broken I used it with an external VGA monitor while the ebay LCD purchased arrived home I didnt use the laptop for month Today the LCD panel arrived I changed it Acer KAV60: LCD is white when turned off, no image when turned on right away But as soon I connected the flex cable LCD panel when On with a white light like if the LED Backlight was connected directly Laptop was turned off when this happens If I turn the laptop On then the LCD panel goes black Led light turns off HD powers on vent powers on power led is on if Acer KAV60: LCD is white when turned off, no image when turned on I plug the AC adapter then charge led is on but no Bios logo at all Like if the BIOS operations where dead at all LCD was used but in good shape as quoted by the seller on ebay Now if the screen was in quot short circuit quot when purchased could this mess up the whole laptop Could a defective LCD panel cause the motherboard to die Or could the motherboard die just becaus it cans and that to be the reason why the LCD panel goes on white light What do you think can be wrong now with my laptop Thanks in advance nbsp
It could be a defective inverter or LCD panel. I would try a new inverter first
Hi folks I m new here and not greatly technically minded My Acer Aspire Z laptop has been acting strange for a few days running Windows btw Some of the issues are even happening right now ie as I type the cursor will sometimes restart a new line as if I ve pressed the Return button Acer apps is Laptop and and more opens multiple corrupted This is esp bad in emails and Facebook and often the cursor flies down miles Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more making it a pain to get back to where I was That s not all though There s a horrible beeping noise when I start up the laptop first thing It goes after I press one of the F buttons The worst though is when I try to open up some app on my desktop and sometimes the laptop goes crazy and opens up multiple other apps software There have been instances where there are dozens of the same pages opening I have McAfee Internet Security and have run Malwarebytes and Spybot but problem is still there Is this a hardware problem do Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more you think I m not great at techie Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more speak so please go easy with me but I d be grateful for any advice Cheers David nbsp
UNless someone else has a better idea, how old is this computer & is it still under warranty? If so, I'd get a hold of the where you bought it & get it checked out. IF you don't & have "other" work done on it, it could VOID the warranty.
Hi Guys hope you can help me on my happy problem...
Got Toshiba Sat Pro and Acer Aspire, both having the following issue:
*Shuts down seconds after turned-on, and sometimes it arrives at Windows 7 logo and desktop but still unfortunate.
Tried doing these fixes but still unfortunate.
1. Clean fan.
2. Put new thermal paste
3. Reimage (still shuts down, so not resolved)
4. Replaced HDD
5. Interchange RAMs (checked thoroughly and cleaned)
But here's the confusing thing, when I tried backing-up the files using "Hirens - Windows XP", it does not shut down.....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
Please help...Thanks and more power to TechSpot!!!!
God bless you guys!
Try removing the CMOS batteries to reset the Bios
not sure whats happened but daughters screen has gone all fuzzy like as if not tuned in propery can still see everything just looks like aerial not plugged in help please ..also notice all across the desktop loads of copys of pictures files etc
just tried my pc monitor and shows fine so im assuming something wrong with the actual screen or graphics card ?
Yes Terry the LCD panel needs to be replaced
I have an Acer Aspire one with a problem booting up windows XP. I hooked up an external USB CD rom and boot from the windows install disk so I can run the repair. I keep getting a notification saying "Set up did not find a hard disk drive installed on your computer". How do I get past this?
If you are comfortable checking a setting in the BIOS, are you able to go in and check to see if the SATA Controller is set to RAID/AHCI/IDE, and report back with what you find?
If it is selected as RAID this is probably the reason, as the installation requires the RAID drivers via floppy before it can recognize the drive.
I want to change the drive letter of my memory card, which shows up and is usable from My Computer but is not listed on disk management. I'm running Windows XP SP3 on a dell vostro 1400. Is there any reason for this? The card is a Canon SD Memory Card SDC-16M
Put in a memory card that the computer DOES see in disk management, change the drive letter, then put in other card & see if the computer can see it then. I really don't think changing drive letters is going to allow you to see a memory card, most likely it's dead, but it's worth a shot. Hope this helps, take care!
My friend has an Acer X3400 (slimline so smaller than standard desktops and normal stuff will not fit in it) and is playing SWTOR and needs a new video card has it runs on a on-board Geforce 9200 and will need a bigger power supply prob. as it has only a 220 power supply in it - I was like wt... has his computer is only a year old. Coupe Questions:
1. if went from 4GB of RAM to 8GB (the max it can have) will we beable to allocate RAM to the video card?,
2. what video card (remember good for gaming) and power supply do you recommend?
You shouldn't allocate system ram for a video card while playing games but you can in many cases I think. The new video card should come with it's own ram for its exclusive use. You'll need to find a half-height video card to fit in that case. Most gaming cards aren't half-height.
There are plenty of small PSUs that can provide power for a small video card. Which power supply he gets depends on how much space is actually available for a new PSU and the power requirements for the new video card and probably a few other factors I haven't considered yet.
If that is the back of your friends computer I don't think the power supply easily comes off. The power socket seems to be built into the case. You'd probably need a BTX case & power supply and then you could go nuts with a new video card. Even if you did get a new case, you wouldn't have a back plate to put in place. See the number 10. It seems to be built into the case and would make replacing the power supply difficult. That may be an ATX motherboard in a BTX case; I can't tell from here.
Hi. I have a 1TB Western Digital hard drive. A few days ago a friend of mine plugged in his laptop and it was working but suddenly it froze and now my desktop or laptop will pick up my hard drive. Its worked completely fine in the past. i tried checking disk management but it isn't there either. The light on my hard drive comes on when its plugged in but the computer doesn't show it. Help Please?!
Do you hear the drive spinning? Any noticeable ticking sounds?
I'm assuming based on your post that this is an external drive, if you take the drive to just about any service shop, they should be able to pop it out of the enclosure and into a sled to check the possibility that the enclosure itself is having problems. If that's not the case, I'd probably label it a bad drive. Happens a lot, head to western digital's website with the number of the drive to check your warranty status.
hi got this little notebook aspire one HAPPY-2DQpp model no pav70 the screen inside looks like it got crack threw it and half is black a little bit u can see .. if i plug into any other monitor it works fine .. so just wanting to know is there a part i can buy or should i just get whole new screen depending on price difference.. i attached a picture of screen please help ((thanks))
Looks like you will be needing a new screen. I would recommend the factory OEM screen and not one of the cheap replacements.
Is the 15'' screen from an Acer Aspire 5517 the exact same item found in a 15'' Acer 5742,I would like to swap in the 5517's screen.If not,where would one search for a new replacement screen for a 5742 in NorthAmerica (Canada)
Looks like they may be close if the cables are the same. Here's a new LCD Panel:
Hello i think my acer pc is over heating and i am worried here are system specs OS Name Microsoft Windows Home Premium Version Service Pack Build Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name TYPC System Manufacturer Acer System Model Aspire System Type x -based PC Processor 5552 Aspire Acer overheating? AMD Phenom tm II N Triple-Core Processor Mhz Core s Logical Processor s Acer Aspire 5552 overheating? BIOS Version Date Acer V SMBIOS Version Windows Directory C Acer Aspire 5552 overheating? Windows System Directory C Windows system Boot Device Device HarddiskVolume Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version quot quot User Name TYPC Tyson Time Zone Eastern Standard Time Installed Physical Memory RAM GB Total Physical Memory GB Available Physical Memory GB Total Virtual Memory GB Available Virtual Memory GB Page File Space GB Page File C pagefile sys Speedfan is reporting that while i am writing this the temp is C it has sometimes spiked to C while doing almost nothing It is a laptop and should i be worried smartboy nbsp
Have you tried to clean out the accumulated dust from the insides, particularly the CPU heatsink and fan?
My Acer travelmate 2304LCi suddenly has a blank screen on starting. I have tried an external monitor but it is the same. The screen is just black, nothing on it at all.It was all working last time i used it about 2 month ago. Can anyone offer any helpful suggestions?
I can hear the disk spinning up for bout 30 seconds.
The fan spins for about the same time.
The battery charging light is on.
I have tried a different power adaptor.
I have held the on button down for 60+ seconds whilst without battery or mains power.
i have tried with the RAM removed
Any help appreciated. Thanks
How old is the hard drive in that unit? You may have a hard drive failure, or memory failure, screen failure, bad power socket, or other hardware problem that will require some help from a technician, or someone experienced with repairing laptops.
Firstly happy new year all I switched my Acer Aspire g on earlier got to the desktop screen the laptop then restarted itself because it had updated I 7741g not Aspire Acer is working screen waited for it to get back to the log in screen at which point I heard the normal alert to say I was there but the screen was still black I restarted it and unplugged it left it for a while Turned it on and again Acer Aspire 7741g screen is not working the screen is still not working I m on it right now but have it hooked up to a computer monitor Everything seems to Acer Aspire 7741g screen is not working be working Acer Aspire 7741g screen is not working fine except for that I m not sure if I m right in saying this but it also seems quieter The fans aren t whirring like they normally do And I m sure that there is normally a blue ring around the power button that is not there presently I m stumped Any ideas I don t want to have to send it off to Knowhow and get one of their crappy laptops while they try and fix it if there is something I can do try first Thanks v much in advance Darren nbsp
There is a device about the size of a five or six inch pencil at the back or bottom of your screen... called an inverter. It supplies the inverted image to the monitor. These have a tendency to burn out after a year or two in that model... they are not expensive... about seven dollars to a licensed tech, or perhaps $25 on eBay.
You have to remove all the screws around the monitor... then you unplug the defective one, and install a new one by plugging it in.
The hard part is removing all the screw covers carefully enough, then keeping track of all the screw sizes and where they go, then installing everything once the new Inverter is in.
The first one takes most folks two hours... after you have done a couple, perhaps 20 to 25 minutes. Of find a friendly tech who knows Acer and where to order the part..
about five days split on Acer laptop horizontal 7520 Occasional screen ago my mom s laptop acer aspire suddenly displayed a horizontally split screen as follow up it also crashed and then failed to boot etc causing me to Occasional horizontal split screen on Acer 7520 laptop spend the last two days getting it back to work the split screen is seperated by a thin white line across the monitor and both halfs display the same including mouse movements the whole desktop is visible on both halfs each and functions properly except being a bit blurry also the screens are both misplaced on the monitor meaning they re left aligned the split screen appears at random mostly already on the first screen after turning the laptop on when MS-DOS is loading while the laptop had no OS I mean software on it the split screen appeared more frequently and a friend of mine suspects a hardware failure oddly enough the split screen did not occur for a while after the reinstallment of win x home premium I m really puzzled about what is causing this problem about the laptop acer aspire about years old AMD Turion X Mobile TL- GHz GB DDR RAM quot Standard VGA-Grafikkarte quot Ati X - gt NVIDIA GeForce M G I m new to this so please bear with my lack of knowledge comprehension blush any help appreciated nbsp
Sounds like the LCD display panel is bad...
Got a new computer from TigerDirect.com- an Acer Aspire 5250-BZ853 with 2GB RAM stock.
The website offered to add 4GB of RAM to the laptop for about 50 bucks so we went ahead and did that. However, when I got the laptop, it definitely doesn't run as fast as a laptop with 6GB Ram. I have run multiple tests and have confirmed that the RAM is installed properly, as system scans show that I have 5-6 GB of usable RAM available at any given time.
Running Windows 7 with the following system specs-
AMD Dual Core Processor E-350
AMD Radeon HD 6310 (graphics card?)
2 GB DDR3 Memory
320 GB HDD
Is the problem with the memory? Maybe I installed the wrong type? Not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Windows 7 32 bit, or 64 bit? Does all the memory show up?
So i have been browsing for a few hours now trying to get this issue fixed but I have had no luck!
I have a Seagate 320gb external hardrive. I have had it for a few months now and has worked great every single time I used it. Now suddenly it is no longer recognized. (Windows 7)
I have tried doing a few things which i found throughout other topics but ran into a few problems.
The HD is not shown in My Computer nor does it show in Disk Management.
So I try it on a Vista machine and same results. It is not recognized anywhere not even in Device Manager.
I can hear the HD spin and the green light does turn on however it used to flash consistently and now just flashes once and then remains lit.
If anyone can give me some insight it would be much appreciated.
The external drive is bad...
I have a Simple Tech Pininfarina 320 GB external hard drive that is no longer recognized by two different PCs, even under disk management. When plugged into the USB, the PCs do try to install the driver, but fails. It is recognized under Devices and Printers as Unspecified and with the information Model-Simple Drive, Category - Unknown, and Status-Software is installing for this drive. The troubleshooter searches for a driver, but does not find one. Basically I get the information that "There is a problem wiht the driver for USB Mass Storage Device. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem." But I cannot find a driver for this hard drive.
Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance!
The system is telling you that there is a problem with a USB driver, check in the Device Manager for any yellow warnings. Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers you will see a driver for USB Mass Storage Devices, right click and uninstall it then reboot, Windows should reinstall it, or go to the motherboard's manufacturer's site and download and install the latest chipset drivers..
There are two other possibilities, the hard drive has failed or the circuitry in the enclosure has develpoed a fault.
Remove the hard drive from the enclosure and (if you have access to one) hook it up to the internal connections of a dektop PC. Or, purchase a USB Hard Drive Adapter (about ?10) from a computer store or eBay and then plug it into the USB connection on any computer and see if you can then access the drive.
I have an Acer aspire one netbook and I've heard about some keyboard problems. My volume function isnt working at all. All the other function keys work except for the volume control (up and down arrow). They work when scrolling etc. They only DONT work when I have the function key pressed as well. Help!!!
i want to buy a 3D Monitor 24'' for 3d games movies and pics and 2D in general.
for overall use.
my options as follows :
Acer GD245HQ 24''
benQ XL2410T 24''
which one do you recommend, which one would you get and WHY?
i gotta buy the monitor soon, already got the 3D glasses from nVidia
and i look forward to picture quality ( vivid wallpapers ) and 3D performance
come on, anyone suggests ???
SO basically i m doomed when i plug the damn thing in SOMETIMES windows will say that it is quot not recognized quot and SOMETIMES Windows won t say nuthin at all jsyk i ve tried times and only one time windows responded with that uplifting message i tried searching for the device in my computer not there there is no quot removable disk quot icon either i also tried going into disk management not there either oh and i ve also tried this on other computers SO therefore I assume that the thing is un-salvageable UNLESS Disk in Management Computer showing Thumb up not drive or My of course Thumb drive not showing up in Disk Management or My Computer one of you angels reveal that it is not actually a goner and that i can actually still access it and save my life in which case it would just mean i m a complete tech noob however that optimistic situation seems highly unlikely and therefore i shall return to my assumption that i am doomed seeing as life is so is there any way i can recover my data from the thumbdrive and no i can t send it back to the dealer because i never actually bought the thing it was given as a door gift at someone s birthday IKR so yeah nbsp
it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject
I'm new on this site and I need some help.
I'm retired, living in Slovenia.
I have problems with my Acer Aspire Z5610. It turns off (as pluged off). I'd like to clen dust on vent and other "hidden" parts, but I don't know, how to open it. There are no screws on box.
Can anyone help me?
Download manual here:
Hi, I need some help, I have an acer aspire 5745g laptop which is only about 6 months old and it just wont work properly. It was freezing and turning itself off yesterday.
This morning it wasn't so bad but all of a sudden it shut down and when i turned it on it came up with the acer screen with press F2 go to set up in the bottom left hand corner, but then it went to a black screen with YY on the top left corner.
My virus protection is up to date and i did a scan this morn which came up clean.
I havent been able to find anything on the net to fix this problem. I cant even restore the factory settings. It is driving me mad, I would very much appreciate any help i can get.
If it is still under warranty have it checked. With limited info I could only suspect the following:
I got a new Acer laptop, someone spilled coffee on it and took to my computer tech said motherboard not affected but need new keyboard, I bought it he said just snap it in and it should work, I did, it's not working, is there something I am missing????
Did you notice any liquid damage to the ribbon connector? Also make sure it's in all the way, you should barely be able to see the ribbon cables contact points when it's in all the way.
Hi all i have just purchased an ACER GD245HQBID 3D Monitor and i am ready to go 3D with my 6950.
Could anyone point me in the right direction of a supported pair of glasses which will work with this monitor.
Here's some examples:
Hello I have an Acer Aspire laptop with Windows XP Media Center Edition This past weekend 5100 Acer after screen Aspire laptop 4GB upgrading RAM to black I tried to upgrade to GB of RAM After replacing the old RAM sticks with the new I am getting nothing but a black screen after Acer Aspire 5100 laptop black screen after upgrading to 4GB RAM turning on my laptop The mouse and keyboard I usually keep plugged in Acer Aspire 5100 laptop black screen after upgrading to 4GB RAM the USB ports do not work There is no sound nor does any monitor that I ve tried hooking up to my Acer display anything as well I ve tried every key combination I could Acer Aspire 5100 laptop black screen after upgrading to 4GB RAM come in mind with but nothing works I can t access the BIOS nor anything else The HDD indicator light flashes green for only a few seconds after powering up the laptop I m not for certain if the laptop keyboard is functioning either I m unable to turn the NUM LOCK on or off The CD DVD drive runs normally I assume I m able to pop in a disc and can hear it running normally I ve also tried placing the old RAM I had previously used back in the laptop but there is still no change I ve run out of options and am curious if anyone here would be able to assist me Your help is much appreciated Thank you nbsp
If adding the old RAM doesn't change the way it behaves there is another issue.
When you added the RAM, did it involve stripping the laptop down? Or simply removing a cover on the underside of the laptop?
If it involved a strip down, it sounds to me like the video connector has been disturbed, or not been reconnected, hence you cannot see anything as the display is not powering up.
Obviously if you didn't strip it down there is another issue.
My year old acer aspire 1410 has about 1/4 of the screen on the far left covered in several different colors of stripes. The stripes do not apper in screen shots and have no effect on the computers perfomance. The area in the bottom left corner of screen gets very hot and I can tamper with the color of the stripes by pushing on the hot area. I cant figure it out and would like to know if this is something that I can fix at home or I need to spend money to get some one to fix it.
Yes the LCD panel is damaged and it will need to be replaced. The panel would be around $130 plus labor to replace
Having problem boot Acer 7520 a bit of a problem with an Acer laptop yesterday it crashed to a white screen with bits of static on it almost like the graphics card had overheated I switched it off and left it for a while and now its refusing to boot up When you press the power button it begins booting and the Acer 7520 boot problem lights come on but after a couple of seconds it powers down then tries to start again It never gets far enough for the screen to come on and it will Acer 7520 boot problem keep doing this cycle until the power is unplugged and the battery is removed Ive tried the following without any luck Booting up with battery removed and power in vice versa - no effect Opening up the back and cleaning all the dust out of it - no effect Removed one of the two ram chips and tried booting then same with other - no effect removed both Ram chips and tried booting - no effect the fact that it isnt even complaining that there is no ram in it leads me to believe something in it is seriously messed up Re-seated hard disk - no effect Removing battery and unplugging from power and leaving overnight - no effect So its looking like its a dud but if anyone has any ideas for other stuff i can try i would be very grateful nbsp
I just bought a new V193HQV Acer monitor, but it won't display properly.
I've connected it to a power supply and to the port with the |O| symbol, as well as the one marked CRT (which is connected to the graphics card, the other one connects to the motherboard - unsure which one is right, both fit). But all it does is that it divides the screen into three square parts, aligned next to eachother, either black or scrambled with colours. It does the same if it isn't connected to the computer.
My old monitor is a CRT-model, with 1280*1024 max resolution, the new one has 1360*768. I tried setting it to 800*600 on my old one, then reconnecting the new one but there wasn't any difference.
Any clue what I can do? Thanks
Edit: I should add that I have a Radeon 4600 HD with the latest drivers. Cheers
"It does the same if it isn't connected to the computer"... Return the new monitor and get a replacement
I have a new 12 cell battery for my acer 5535. Computer beeps a warning and shuts back down on start-up. Incorrect battery message. battery is a 12 cell, 10400mAh, AS09A41. The battery is made for an Acer 5517-5535. Does something need to be re-configured in the computer to accept the battery? The battery will run the computer if the computer is plugged in to the AC first and then the battery is installed, then unplugged from the wall. Both batteries are 11.1v
The Acer Specs say "48.8 W 4400 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack" The 12-cell may not work here
urgent i need my computer
its an acer aspire 5536 its 2 years old and it sayes operating system not found
Jarrod S Lewis :dead:
Have you left any CD/DVD's in the drive or a USB flash drive inserted? if so remove them and try again. If you have a card reader check there is nothing in it and if a blank is fitted make sure it is properly inserted.
Will it boot from the OS disc?
Unfortunately, if this is not the case, your hard drive has probably failed. Run this diagnostic from the hard drive manufacturer. You will need to use another PC to download the ISO and burn it to a disk.
Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.
If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.
Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic
Please provide the model number of your drive if it is Toshiba Fujitsu for further instructions, this does not run on Windows 7. I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...
I have just tried to update the Bios on aa Acer aspire one zg5 after several attempts all I get now is a brief orange flicker from the charge led previously the unit worked fine on the mains adaptor. Have I damaged the internal power card by turning it of and on to much during this proccess? If so is it possible to get a replacement card?
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Hello. I have an Acer Aspire One AOA150 netbook, and it was showing UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME as a stop error for windows XP. I tried using the Recovery Console to repair the disk errors, but the utility gave me an error saying the drive had one or more unfixable errors. After this, the hard drive was no longer recognized by the BIOS. What can I do to fix this problem? If the problem requires a hard drive replacement, what size hard drive do I need to get (1.8" or 2.5")?
You need a 2 1/2" laptop hard drive either SATA or IDE. Be sure to remove the drive and check for this before you buy a replacement laptop hard drive