We got this 5315-2153 for our daughter at the secret sale a couple christmas's ago. It has been great for her until recently. I was removing some games she has got a little to old for and trying to regain some HD space. A thunder storm rolled in and i had her shut it down and unplug it. Infact, we shut down and unplugged all the notebooks and large screen lcd's in the house.
Storm rolled thru pretty quick and within a half hour i was trying to turn her acer back on and continue with what i was doing. With the battery in it, and the power plugged into the wall, all i got was the power light (solid), a hard drive and cd rom blink and it just sat there with the fan running. Thats it, no lcd light, nothing more than i just stated........................................
I have no idea if I'm headed in the right direction getting this thing to work, but I'm at a troubleshooting point where I'm speculating I need a new battery. I'll be asking for more help later on if the battery isn't the issue, but for now my main question is:"WHICH IS THE BEST BATTERY MANUFACTURED TODAY THAT WILL WORK IN AN ACER 5315-2153?"In trying to research an answer for that, everywhere I look raises other questions I need answers to in order to choose a battery:"Can the Acer Aspire 5315-2153 use a 14.8 V Battery" "Where does the laptop indicate what battery voltages it is capable of supporting?" "Can I use an 8-cell or a 9-cell or a 12-cell?" "Can I find a battery with a higher mAh (ie. 5200, 7800...) that will work with my model?"Explanations I find regarding 11.1 volt versus 14.8 volt is, putting it mildly, whacked. Nobody is clear on how to ascertain what voltage battery your particular laptop can handle or how the voltage amount makes a difference or the kinds of problems encountered using one where the other should be used. Battery sale sites list the 5315 as compatible under 3 different voltage amounts. I cannot find anywhere on the laptop itself or in it's specifications and manuals an indication of the battery voltage amounts it is capable of supporting. Even Acer's specs do not make that clear. The back of the laptop references 19V as does the AC charger, but I'm pretty sure that does not have to do with the batteries voltages; or does it?...............
I bought one of these Walmart specials in 11/07 and its nice for the price, but very slow. Rather than buy a new laptop, what reasonably priced upgrade options would you recommend, in order of increasing the speed. I don't mind spending another $200 or so to make it fast (if possible?), but don't think I want to invest much more than that.
The laptop is primarily used by me to surf the net and my wife to check her email on yahoo. Her main complaint is that it takes a long time to open each email. Right now it is connected wirelessly through the built-in wireless modem to my Apple Extreme Fast Ethernet, which does 802.11 b, g and n - it's the one that came out two years ago, not the bbrand new one.
I gained a lot of information from the 5315 CPU Upgrade Thread. I'd particularly like to thank BigOzone, Hoggie and Quilty997. There are many others but information from the above formed the basis of my upgrade.
Other information I've collected from other parts in the forum.
The specification of the laptop was as follows.
Acer Aspire 5315 Celeron 550 2.0Ghz (eek) 1gb of Ram Vista Home Basic (double eek) Atheros Wireless Card 80Gb Toshiba Hard Disk
The new Specification is.
Core2Duo T7500 2.2Ghz 800 Mhz Front Side Bus 4Mb Cache 3Gb of Crucial Ram Vista Home Basic (No Choice At the Minute) Intel 4965 AGN Wireless Card 200Gb Hitachi Hard Disk
The CPU Upgrade I won't actually cover, not necessary when there is a fantastic sticky at the top of this forum. The Upgrade took about 15 minutes, but the actual swap took about 5 minutes or so, I was very anal about cleaning the heatsink and applying AS5. I think the biggest scare was the door unerneath, quite tricky to get off and put back on without damaging the tabs.
My main focus is the hard drive swap, whilst maintaining all the eRecovery software. For this I use Acronis True Image Home, I am aware that the trial can be downloaded or users obtain by other means, can I just say BUY IT as it only cost me £17 from Amazon.co.uk and as usual it was cheaper in the US. The biggest reason for buying is that some features are not available in the trial. I also bought a Laptop SATA External Drive Holder and boy was I glad I did......................
a while ago (month?) i buyed my new Aspire 5315. I installed additional RAM (Kingmax SODIMM 1024MB, DDRII533, CL4, PC4300), and after that - laptop after some time (may vary between 1 - 3hs, by room temperature and running processes, and if charger is attached or not) goes hot (at the place where ram is) and shutdowns by itself.
Here will be more detailed specs. (ask if there's something missing)
Could be the voltage wrong? As i said - it's totally new laptop, i think this wouldn't be a dust problem.
at BIOS - there is no voltage settings, and it doesn't show any temp, etc. I installed SpeedFan, it shows 35° for HDD and 50° for Temp1.
The laptop is now 2 months old. I deleted all the games, but there is alot left over. After years of admin work on Win2k, and nothing comparable on Vista, I need advice on what I can safely delete and what I may, sooner or later, need.
Here is a list. Let me know what I can and should not delete. I know I have a factory default in a hidden partition. And note that once I delete something, further backups will be made without that software.
1) Welcome Center (Would be nice to get rid of for all users. But I am the only user on this system for the foreseeable future)
2) Windows Media Center - I may back up an audio CD or convert audio to WMA, I may make a back up of my DVDs, but I don't play CD's or DVDs.
3) Windows Photo Gallery. This is actually nice software, but the camera comes with its own, and I play any video CDs in my DVD player.
4) Extras and Upgrades - Anytime Upgrade, Marketplace, Windows Web Site. Beyond purchasing software, why would I use this?
5) Windows DVD maker - Does the Acer backup software use this? I'm still very happy with Nero, and this doesn't seem easy to use.
6) Windows Movie Maker - I don't have a video camera to make movies with, and no inclination to make any at all. I suffered through my father's home movies. - Never again.
7) Live Messenger Download. - I'm not an online chatterer. What else would I need this for? IS this needed by Live Meeting?
8) Windows Meeting Space - I would use this very rarely if at all, and certainly not in the foreseeable future. Live meeting would NOT need this as I understand.
9) Windows Sidebar - From what I read about it, it doesn't seem needed. Aren't shortcuts the same?
10) Table PC - This isn't a tablet PC. But I like the fact that the right side of the touch-pad acts as a scrolling device. Is Tablet PC needed for that?
hard drive makes a VERY loud clicking sound every 4-10 minutes no matter what I do. I've contacted Acer and they told me it would take 10-14 days plus shipping both ways (which I would have to pay for) to fix it under warranty.
I've tried looking up any sort of Free Fall technologies, whatever they might be named.
What I found out is that I have a Seagate Momentus HDD inside my machine. Is there anything I can do about the hard drive myself (i.e. disabling the Free Fall) or do I just send it in?
Now that I've explained the problem, I'll explain why I'm not willing to send it in. I am a full-time college student (18 credit hours!) so needless to say, I NEED this laptop! Which is why I am very hesitant to part with it.
It hasn't been out of the house in the 6 weeks I've had it. It's been on a desk. (I've checked the desk for level, and it checks out A-OK).
got my AS6930 from Tiger in. It does have 2nd hard drive bay as i though and has the sata connection. The problem is that there is no bracket to hold the drive in place and also the bay cover has 2 prongs that prevent a 2nd hard drive. I have tried finding the spare parts so that I can interchange and install but looks hopeless unless someone knows who I can order parts through in the states. my other option is to basically come up with my own way to secure the drive. Right now I would have to take a dremel to the 2 prongs (plastic) and sand then down just enough to where they contact the bottom of the new installed drive rather than bottom of the bay. 2nd would be find some type of material that I could use to place between the hard drive and the side of the bay to keep it from coming loose.
I have an acer aspire 7520 with a 80GB hard disc.the problem is it is split in two partitions of 40GB and I wonder if I can have it as just one drive of 80GB.I have tried programmes such as partition magic and windows disc manager but I can't seem to change anything,
I want to upgrade the hard drive in my Acer 4720 But i am confused with the hard drive types, the hard drives in my Acer4720 and D620 look different to the hard drive in my older C300 ... the Acer c300 has like pins where the hard drive connects to the computer whereas the ones on the dell and the 4720 look totaly different.
what is this "Different" drive called so that I can order the correct one?
Is there 2 slots for another hard drive? If so is it easy to open it up to put another in?
Another question is, I have 4gb ram but it seems 1GB is being shared for the video memory, it already has 512mb dedicated which is plenty for me (its the 9600GT card), how do I unshare it? There seems to be no option at all in the bios.
One final question, what is the max ram this laptop is allowed?
My wifes Extensa 5620 got a virus. Office Depot removed it with MalBytes. I'm still leary of something being missed. I would really like to restore it to factory defaults.
When I go into Acer eRecovery Management I see pick the Restore tab at the bottom of the window.
Now I am given the choices to
1.Restore system factory default.
2.(Which is grayed out and option not avaialable) Restore form users backup
3.Recover from CD/DVD
So I pick 1. Restore system factory default.
Next I am asked for the empowering technology password. Well I don't have it and don't know how to get it. I would choose number 2. if it were an option. If I place the disk I made into the CD/DVD unit will the option become available? I tried option 3. and it said to place the restore disk inthe drive.
I recently purchased an Acer 8930G and am very pleased with it. I decided to upgrade the hard disk in it so I bought 2 x 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue.
I re-installed the OS via factory restore DVD's onto the 1st hard disk, everything works fine. I insert the 2nd hard drive, it shows it Windows, there is some slow down though, the machine will randomly crash and not respond, am I looking at a faulty hard drive here?
i have a x1200 that i need to remove the hard drive from, i have the case open and can see it sitting below the dvd drive. will i have to remove the dvd drive and other things to get at the hard drive or is there a simpler way i don't see.
I'm looking at upgrading my 8204 with a larger HDD as it possibly is on its way out after nearly 4 years of constant use. If I am going to reformat may as well increase the space somwhat.
I see some people (in old threads) have gone to a 320GB 7200rpm SATAII drive rather than the 100GB 5400rpm SATA I drive in there at the moment.
I was wondering what is the largest drive the system will support and if any one has any recommendations? I have looked at Seagate 500GB drives but not sure what depth the existing drive is as notice there can be variances.
how to wipe and reboot my laptop? do i need anything other than recovery disc 1 and 2. is there anything in specific i shouldshould not do? i know this may sound simple but have never messed around with hard drive's myself-
I am currently using an acrer aspire 2930z. It comes with two HDD, both of which have 111GB each. I am only using 1 HDD at the moment which is only around 52percent full. I want to move all my movies, music and games to my other empty one, (we'll call drive D)but when I do this my drive D only opens up as a folder. Itries to mark this HDD as active, but get a maessage telling me that if drive D has no OS installed on it, it could stop my comp from working. What I would like to know is...... Does this drive come with vista already installed?
this is only to save me buying an external drive, (which is probably the better option), but with this extra space on my laptop it would be handy to use.
I currently have an Acer 5630WMLI bought in 2007, it has a 120G Toshiba MK1234GSX Sata hard Drive. I currently dual boot between Linux Mint 7 and Windows Vista and am running out of space. I would like to change the disk to a 320gb drive, I have looked at the Toshiba MK3252GSX but I can't find if it is compatable with my system.