I've been getting this weird, on and off, random, buzzing/almost scraping noise from the fan of my Acer 5672 laptop. It spins really loudly, I'm assuming the ball bearings are going bad or something's wrong. Is there any store or place I can check to buy a replacement? I know it's a Sunon brand fan/heatsink, but I've been searching around endlessly for a place to buy a replacement.
i had my acer far a lil after a year and it died on me. i know it over heats like a fresh baked cinnamon roll in your hands. i added heat sinks to the chips helped a lil. anyway. laptop was running fine. played cod2,tf2 etc. i left it on playing music and all of a sudden, died. it just turned off. tried the power button and bought a new charger. still no go. i plug the ac adapter in without battery, nothing. when i plug it in i c the ac adapter blink. laptop shows no sign of life, none of the leds light up. i tore down the laptop for further inspection. cpu looks fine, memory looks fine, hard drive still works on my desktop.
This is just my attempt to put Windows 7 on my Aspire 5672.
I know its an older model now, heck it came out in 2006 before even Vista. So I've kept it on Win XP for quite a while, hoping Vista drivers would be worked on. Now that I'm cleaning out all the junk, I figure might as well reformat. Sadly Acer doesn't provide Vista drivers for this model.
Might as well try Windows 7 RC and try finally moving to 64-bit.
Windows 7 installs smoothly, no fuss. Getting drivers is now the issue.
If I can get the minimal devices to work with the same usage as I had under XP, I'll stick with Win 7.
- Video: this uses the Mobility Radeon x1600. Sadly ATI deliberately does not support it through their Catalyst drivers. So have to use the Mobility Modder. Sadly it doesn't seem to work for the latest Catalyst versions
Ultimately I went with DNA-ATI drivers which are pre-modded. 9.4 removes support for everything but their HD 2000 and higher series. 9.3 causes a WDM crash 9.2 seems to work okay [url]
One thing now is that the driver is unsigned and won't load. Using the Driver Signature Override tool doesn't seem to work, nor the test mode bcdedit switch...........
I have an Aspire 5672 and had it plug into an outlet when the circuit breaker went of in the house and when I turned it back on the Laptop there was nothing (no power light or charging with or without the battery). I am sure that I messed up something, but I am not sure how bad it is. I am comfortable digging into the workings and took it apart once already just to see if it might be a bad connection or if the had some sort of inline fuse.
I found a BIOS v.3239 on the Acer.com (Pan America) driver website. However I don't know if it's for Vista or still XP, the website doesn't specify like the acer europe site did, however that BIOS version is 3234.
So, does anyone know about the Panam acer site with the BIOS v.3239 for vista (or windows7)?
And no I don't need my BIOS updated from the 3234 version, just curious.
I bought an Acer 5672 WLMI a little over 2 years ago. I thought the Acer offered good value for the money. The specs were Intel Core Duo processor T2300, 2GB RAm, X1400 ATI Video card, 120gb HDD, 15.4" screen, winXp Pro -cost of the system was $1800 + tax (Canadian dollars).
The 5672 always ran hot. It was almost hard to keep it on my lap it sometimes got so hot. I was not even gaming. I was just doing standard web browsing/word processing. The bottom of the latop got so hot that is basically disintegrated most of the Microsoft WinXP Certification sticker. I pulled the bottom cover off and there was nothing obstructing the CPU Fan. I also would intermittently get a green/blue? line about 3-4 inches wide down the middle of the screen. This green/blue line was intermittent. Generally, the screen problem and the heat problem became worse as the 5672 became older.
After 15 months the hard drive failed. I put in a new 160gb HDD. Acer never gave me the original winXP CD and the Win XP Certification Sticker had burned itself off. I reinstalled another copy of winXP Pro that I had. The laptop ran ok for a bit, but then the wireless starting acting up...I would get dropped wireless connections and sometimes it could not detect wireless signals that I knew were there. I stopped using the wireless completely. After about 18 months the CPU fan started to make an intermittent noise. At approx 2 years, the CPU fan failed completely. I thought I could replace the CPU fan, but realized the CPU was an intergrated unit with cooling tubes and cooled the CPU chip in addition to some other chips on the motherboard. I checked the Acer web site and did not see this part listed (not many parts were listed). I checked on ebay saw a few posting for a new fan/cooling unit -cost was approx $170. I debated whether or not I wanted to spend $200 and time fixing a 2 year laptop...that always ran hot and had some potential screen issues.
For a few days I ran the latop with no CPU fan and used an external fan to try and keep everything cool. I had motherboard monitor and could see this was not working and temps were getting high. I was debating what to do, when the laptop just died. The screen displayed a bunch of funky colours and then it just died. I was able to power it up again, but a few minutes later it did the same thing (funky colours on the display and shutdown by itself). I tried rebooting and nothing..it was dead. I pulled the hard drive and checked that it was ok...............
I have an acer 5672 and since a week or 3 my battery is not responding anymore, no charging, not seeing the icon, battery remaining always at 0%, although when I unplug the power I can still do some 15-20 minutes with it.
My fan on my Aspire 5672 recently failed and I need to get me another one. I've looked all over these forums and all the links that I have found with any help were out of stock.
I was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction of where to buy one, as I'm really desperate at this point. (I even bought one from a website and they failed to inform me that it's out of stock even tho it was in stock on their site.... They still haven't given me the refund yet!)
I've contacted Acer Canada and they told me part is discontinued cause the laptop is out of warranty and they sent me to a place which was also out of stock.
I have an Acer 5672. It has the media keys on the left side of the keyboard where i can control the volume, stop, pause etc. I reformatted my machine and reinstalled XP Pro. When i use the media keys there is no display on the screen of what i am doing. What i mean is before if i turned the volume up or down it would display on the screen and you would see like a volume bar moving up or down. How do i get that back?
I have a problem with my laptop, is an acer aspire 5672wmli, the model with 1gb of ram.
The drive is a Matsushita UJ-845-S, when it was new it had a firmware version 1.00 and they gave me some incompatible problems with some media, so i decided to flash with a newer version, 1.02 and after that the drive work well but I was unable to did the boot from cd.
The firmware page is this: [url]
The firmware 1.02 is for toshiba OEM and this is why it give me this problem.
So now wath I can do, I send an email to acer-support but they want only that i send to acer but i must pay because is my fault .
My question is, I see some internal dvd drivers for notebook to buy, so I can buy one and replace with my?.
All internal drives can work fine if I replace or i must see some technical caractheristics?
I'm trying to find the correct drivers for the above laptop. I found this thread How To's: Acer Aspire 5672 , but it seems some of the links no longer work.
This system had XP Home originally and the HDD died. I installed a new HDD and want to install XP Pro, have disk, and do away with all the Acer stuff.
I've already performed a clean install once before of XP Pro, but wasn't able to find the correct drivers for several pieces of hardware. I'm in the USA. Is there even an Acer USA? I can't seem to find the drivers at Acer.
I have my original backup disk that I created using Acer erecovery and an XP pro install disk.
I'm running an Acer Aspire 5672 WLMI. Recently i upgraded my RAM and hard drive, obviously having to reinstall the OS and driver's etc. Since i made the change, i haven't been able to get the Orbicam or usb ports on the left side of my computer to work.
Luckily there are still 2 ports on the right side that work fine, and the entire rest of the computer is great, but i'd like these things to work (especially the camera). I've re-installed everything 3 times at this point with no luck. The drivers are installed and in programs the camera is listed as an optional webcam. The first time i reformatted i got and error message that said camera is currently in use and cannot be accessed. It would ding on and off repeatedly until i rebooted the computer. Currently what the camera does is basically nothing. It's detected, but when pulled up in a program (such as gmail or acer software) it's simply black. I am wondering if i maybe jostled something inside and it's disconnected or if this is a software issue.
Right down to the matter at hand. Yesterday I was working on my laptop, plugged in, but charging, about 40%, when all of a sudden it shuts down. I wasnt doing anything overly stressful, CPU's were each at about 50% load tops (Ubuntu 8.10, mysql, apache2, rythmbox, firefox, opera, some file browsers, pidgin).
My initial thought was that the power supply adapter had gone - thus it was draining whilst i worked and i hadnt noticed (since the connector is a little worn). I noticed that the little green light was blinking rapidly on it. However when I unplugged it from the laptop, it returned to its static green state.
I went to remove the HDD today as i had to get my work from it, so I thought I would try to start it up anyway. Nothing. Whilst removing the HDD i noticed an occasional clicking (3 little consecutive clicks to be precise, as if it were trying to start but just couldnt. This happened a few times, until I removed the battery, then it stopped. I can replicate this by turning it on and it will keep happening until I remove the battery.
Also I have gone inside, attempted to clean any dust off and cleaned the battery contacts, so it is unlikely to be anything like that.
I know its an old laptop these days and sometimes these things die, but this thing has been my baby. I learnt to code on this thing, I learnt Linux on this thing and I'm not giving it up without a fight.
I have an Acer Aspire 5672WLMi laptop and it has a built-in OrbiCam, every once in a while I hear a sound as if I was plugging/unplugging an USB device, sometimes it does that twice and then stops but there's times, like a few mins ago, that it goes crazy and I get a Blue Screen.
The message I get is "File lv321.sys has caused an error. Page fault in non paged area" and makes me restart.
After I do that, Microsoft Error Reporting tells me that I should update the drivers although I already did that or to unplug the camera, which is impossible since it's built in.
I have searched on Google but couldn't find much information except perhaps the wires that connect the camera might be loose/damaged and that's what causing it.
I have disabled it on the Device manager but it won't solve anything.
Is there a way to completely disable the camera port?
What can I do to fix it?
The laptop is almost 2 years old and is not under warranty.
i own an aspire 5672 wmli i`ve done many upgrades to it and always try to have the latest updates for all my drivers but i`m curious i see in the europe site has different bios updates with different dates there is a update wich is the latest on 3239 from 2008 and there is another from 2/23/2007 3236 but under vista now i use vista ultimate should i use the one for vista is there some difference, some integration for vista or something or just go for the latest 3239?
One of the things that truly bugged me about this laptop was that it only shipped with 533MHz RAM (PC2-4200) when the hardware supported 667MHz (PC2-5300). When I started looking to upgrade I was bugged again that the 667MHz memory I was finding had a CAS Latency of 5 where the 533MHz ran at CL4. Then I finally located some 667MHz CL4 memory and decided to pull the trigger.
I am happy with the purchase and would recommend the upgrade to anyone with this laptop. I can't say if I used the best memory benchmarking program, but at the very least I can publish my results using SiSoftware Sandra Lite: 1) Memory Bandwidth test (HIGHER is better) 2) Memory Latency test (LOWER is better for both) 3) Cache & Memory test (HIGHER is better for Combined, LOWER is better for Speed factor)
Over the past few months I noticed my laptop was super hot to touch and the fan was working overtime. I put this down to the additional memory and bluetooth device I installed 6 months ago.
The laptop began powering off without warning. It would just die. I took out the memory and turned off the bluetooth and started disabling services I did not need in Windows XP.
This seemed to work for a short time. I noticed the fan going full speed whenever I used GFX intensive games. After power-off in the middle of a battle in Civ IV I decided enough.
Searched on-line and found some interesting notebook tools that reported the temperature of the CPU. Yep it was super hot. It appeared to be operating about 86oC. The system will power off once the CPU reach a critical threshold.
I figured the fan effectiveness must be reduced. I opened up the 5672 and took a look at the fan. Sure enough the dust was like looking into my vacuum cleaner.
I spent about an hour with a small screw driver, tweezers, some cotton swabs (q-tips) and alcohol based cleaner bulling balls of fluff out of the fan enclosure.
After I got all the clog out the CPU now operates a comfortable 55oC. No super fan blowing or sudden-power off.
When I plug my acer laptop charger into the wall, the green light lights up accordingly. when i plug it into my laptop the greenlight begins blinking and my laptop does not charge. is something wrong with my laptop or charger? Yesterday my laptop just shut itself off, i wasnt monitoring the battery because at the time it was plugged into the wall. Now its not charging anymore, did I burn something out?
I have bought acer laptop. 1. This is Extensa 6702ZNWLMi 2. Intel Pentium M processor 735A 3. DVD-Dual double layer
Now when i press the power button it start and after some processing shows the following: Linpus Linux Basic Edition v9.2 b060419c [root@ localhost /]#
Now i dont understand this command [root@ localhost /]# and after this command cursor is blinking to write some thing.
I also dont know that how to launch that window in which i can change the boot priority. In my pc that i use in home i press del after starting my computer and a window comes where i change my boot priority and then boot from cd windows xp and install it. But in this case i dont know how to install xp. and my next question is that can i play cd in DVD-Dual double layer.
I decided to run CUPID Hardware Moniter and Im getting AMD core temps of 80*C , GPU of 92 ! These are celcious! Like randomly I would hear a wirring sound in my laptop and everything would go soooooooo slowwwww , like huge lag spikes... Thats why I figured if I installed Vista x64 + got 4 gigs of ram it would fix it... but I think my problem is temperature... Besides cleaning out the fans how can I fix this?
I run my laptop 24/7, its my "desktop" It sits on wooden surface so theres no blockage of air flow?
Well my wife and I picked up an Acer 6920G. So far we like it. She wants to use it sometimes at night in bed to play WoW so I was looking for a good cooling pad for it. So what are some good ones out there?