I just installed XP Pro on my Acer Extensa 4630Z and I installed all the drivers successfully but the wireless driver. I tried all the drivers from acer's support site [url] none of them work. I also tried what worked for Davoucci with same laptop but this driver also doesn't work for me
Why does the fan run so damn much? I know that the bottom of the laptop does not get hot like Compaq and Sony, but it is damn annoying. There seems to be two speeds, one that is low and runs silently, and the high...this is the problem.
I have a Acer Extensa 4630Z. One of the features I have is a built in microphone and crystal eye web cam. I tried to set up what they call video conferencing and kept hitting a wall.how I can use this feature?
Alright...in a freak accident which I can't even begin to explain, my 5 month old laptop ended up with some soda on the keyboard. I've never had this happen to me before, so I had no idea what to do. It wouldn't shut off, so I unplugged it...but I didn't think to remove the battery.
Long story short...I took the entire thing apart, cleaned every single piece I could find, and put it back together...too late. I get no power, not even in the indicator lights on the front when it's plugged in. We checked the voltage from the PS, and everything was fine there.
Here's my dilemma. I have searched, and Googled, and Ebay'd and I find not ONE mainboard for the 4630z series. The ONLY ones I can find are 4620. How is that possible that no one has these things for sale? I thought maybe there was the possibility that the 4620 would work, but my mainboard is blue, and the 4620 is green...I'm not sure if this signifies a difference or not.
my friend's laptop was to the point of no return so I wiped the HDD, popped a legit copy of vista in, (no recovery disks available), and proceeded to install it. Unfortunately right after where you enter the product key, the screen entitled "where do you want to install windows?" doesn't have a drive listed. I've tried switching from AHCI to IDE, boot order, etc. Could anyone explain to me how i can just install crappy vista again?
broadcom 802.11g network adapter is not working on extensa 4620z.
i just installed win xp pro on acer extensa 4620z which came pre-installed with linpus linux.
all is well except that the broadcom wireless g adapter is not working. in device manager, it says "Windows cannot load drivers for this hardware. the driver may be corrupted or missing.(code 39).
i tried downloading the driver from acer europe site and installed again but it still has the same problem. the driver on the cd which came with the laptop and the one which i downloaded from acer site is the same.
are there any other drivers or any other program which needs to be installed for this?
I bought an Acer Extensa 5420-5038 today, it cames with Vista Home 32 bits english version. As I am a brazilian, i formated it and instaled Vista Ultimate 64 bits Portugues version. The problem is, after the instalation, the wireless dont work anymore.
The light that usually flickes over it doesl not turn on, and it appears as an unknown network device on my hardware manager.
I've tried Atheros and Broadcom drivers from acer site but they didnt work and it told me the driver won't be installed because the appropriate card isn't installed....
In other words, it's telling me I dn't have an Atheros/Broadcom wireless card, but with the original instalatio of Vista it WAS working perfectly.
I recently pruchased an Acer Extensa 4420 and converted from VISTA to XP. I am having problems with installing the video driver. I down loaded the video driver from ACER's web site but it will not install. I had to down load the wireless driver from Dell and I was wondering if there was a similar trick for the video driver.
I bought this laptop yesterday and formatted a Fedora x86-64 & Windows XP x64.
I could not find any drivers for the video card for Windows XP x64 or any version of linux. In fact, I couldn't find any drivers at all, not even x86.
All I know about the video card is there's a sticker that says "Up to 1279MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT HyperMemory".
I tried the HD 2400 series driver for xp x64 from ATI.com but when I try to install it, it says: "Setup was unable to find compnents that can be installed on your current hardware or software configuration. Please make sure you have the required hardware or software."
I have wiped out Vista from this machine and installed XP Professional. All have been installed fine except Wireless and Display drivers. I got wireless driver from gateway and it worked great.
I have done every thing as outlined in different threads on this forum and all other resources including acer north america and europe sites to install display driver but i still keep on getting the "set up did not find a driver compatible with your hardware or operating system" error.
The display driver specified on the sticker is 896 MB ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Hyper Memory.
I am able to install the "SMBUS v.5.10.1000.6" from acer europe site without any problem.
I have upgraded the BIOS also to v1.18 from v1.17.
All the rest of the drivers i am able to install from the Vista Application and Driver back up DVD including the webcam that i created before taking out vista.
This machine is AMD Athelon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57.
Every time I start up my Extensa 4420, I get the following error message window:
"The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your adapter using the Displays Manager."
Why is this happening? If I go into the device manager, it says that the graphics adapter is working. If I tell it to check for updated drivers it says that the driver I have installed is the most current one. Everything seems to work fine on the computer. How can I stop the message from popping up every time?
I installed Windows XP SP 2 without SATA and everything was running perfectly exept i was getting BSOD from time to time . Recently (one month ago) i installed Windows 7 .
Performance in ordinary work and in programs is now excellent but...... There is another side of the medal. PC games . When i intsalled ACER graphicks drivers i runned my games with stuttering . Also with ATI drivers(9.12) modded by Mobility driver threre is no stuttering but i can play only in low resoluitions like 800 600, 640 480 etc. What is the problem ? I really dont like XP and i like Windows 7.
Ever since I bought this laptop I've had an issue of it shutting itself down. Almost always while watching youtube videos. I found out about the handy little tool called coretemp and I see my processors running about 68+ nearly all the time. When I have websites loaded that have flash animations, ads, videos (youtube), it only gets hotter and hotter. It nearly always reaches 90+ (Celsius) and then shuts down.
I read about it needing a bios update for many people who say they have the problem with the laptop screen going black, but I think mine is heat related.
My laptop runs around 68 when idle and when busy it gets hot. Right now I have Google Chrome open with two tabs, one is this webpage and the other is gmail and its running at 75 celsius. Performance tab in task manager says it has a processor load of only 1%.
I keep a watch on the temperature and as long as I start closing programs and windows when it reaches around 80 it will start to cool down. So as long as I can keep an eye on it the laptop will run fine for days with no problems. If I forget to check and it gets too hot it'll shut down. I'll check the logs and sure enough the last few lines of the last log file will look something like this ...
I just bought 2x2gb ram from my Acer Extensa 5610 and my Windows 7 x64 can see it right, but only use 3gb. Resource monitor says the other 1gb is Hardware reserved. In the Bios theres an info saying extended memory 3gb. Is that what the problem is? coz its not something I can set in this version of bios.
Do i have to upgrade my bios? if so, to what version? The manual clearly says i can upgrade to 4gb. (extensa 5610 has intel 945 chipset)
Have you guys heard about Acer's Extensa line of products? Well, so far I've just seen them in Acer sites from Asia, and I was wondering how many people actually use them already.
Another thing, I was also looking for someone who particularly owns an Acer Extensa 4630G--the most recent budget one (I think) with Intel C2D T5800, ~4GB 667MHz RAM, I think with 320GB Harddrive, and ~nVidia 9300M GS~ (256MB dedicated)
For people who own this kind of notebook (or those with the 4630ZG, the one with the Pentium Dual Core instead of C2D), how does the notebook handle? Does it heat up easily? Does it perform well with relatively recent games/3D modelling applications etc.?
I just purchased a acer extensa 4630Z and it has vista home premium on it. I want to downgrade it to xp, but when i put the a oem xp cd in while the system is booting up it preloads all the xp files but then get a blue screen with error 0x0000007b. How can I get a xp cd that will support this laptop?
I know you can use nlite to make a custom xp cd but I cant seem to find the right drivers to do so. I seen some people add slipstream drivers for aspires but this is different.
i find in this web more and very good information about notebooks, with this information can i upgrade the CPU of my Acer 5715Z from a T2370 to a T7500, and i know this chipset 965 can i ugprade more, but know i have a very good offer to buy a cheap notebook Acer Extensa 5230 with a Celeron M575, and put in this one my T7500 to upgrade this bad cpu celeron.
But, there's always a but, i search information in the web and i think this chipset is not compatible to upgrade a good CPU (not Celeron).
This is the information about notebook:
And this about chipset (GL40), look at information about only CPU's Celeron
I have an Acer extensa 5220 laptop, which suddenly decided this morning that it wont turn on any more! It was working perfectly fine, has good anti-virus, etc., and worked fine an hour before but now when it's turned on, the power button goes green and nothing else happens. It's not been dropped or banged, was not plugged into the mains at the time (but can that rule out a surge the last time it was plugged in?)There is not even a flicker on the screen, the fan doesn't come on, but I think the hard-drive hums. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong with it?
I got an Acer Extensa 5420 a few months ago refurbished and at first everything seemed fine. A month or so later I noticed that the line out had a small crack in the middle of the green ring.. a little annoying but my headphones seemed to work fine so I just ignored it. After using the line out for a few months it's become more and more faulty. Now, when I plug in headphones no sound comes out, it doesn't even recognize anything is plugged in unless I have it turned at the exact right angle. I know the audio jack is just screwed up, but what options do I have to fix this problem?
I have the extensa 4420, today I was in class and I was just typing notes and I noticed that my cooling fan was quite noticable so I turned the fan always on function to "off" and the fan turned off and it was nice and quiet. i watched the temps hover around 38 but when the temps hit 41 (according to NHC) the fan kicked in at a good low speed. the NHC was setting the CPU to stay at 800mhz per core so I was wondering if that is a good temp? I have experience in using thermal paste, would that help lower the temps enough to stay under 41 degrees?