where i can get the bluetooth module from mine didn't come with it added as standard, so using a dongle i have took the back off and i see there is a small empty bay next to the wireless card so guess that is were the bluetooth module goes
I've just bought one of these as a "refurbished" item and have very mixed feelings.
The good thing is it seems to be quite a nice machine for basic computing.
The bad things include:
1. It has no ExpressCard port. I researched extensively prior to purchase, and most sites listing this model say it has such a slot. The Acer site doesn't, but that site doesn't mention the slot on my AS 2920. I really need such a slot to use my firewire card. Is there a guide anywhere to what the numbers and letters mean after the main Acer type number?
2. It came with Vista, but I thought it might be upgradeable to W7 as there are drivers on the Acer site, and it was a current model while the free upgrades were available. The latest bios, 1.11, still reports 2.0 in the slic dept. Can anyone suggest any way to progress this? Is any sort of cheaper paid-for upgrade possible?
3. I'd hoped switching on virtualisation would be easy, but nothing seems to appear in the bios. I've seen the other thread here. Frightening!
4. I've been running Windows 7 64-bit within the 30-day limit. The mouse driver from the Acer site breaks the touchpad's operation completely, so I've had to revert to the basic drivers. Other drivers from Acer seem OK. W7 seems to have fixed some of the networking problems seen in Vista, but why has the underscore suddenly become forbidden in a network name?
5. I'm planning to purchase W7 Professional if I like Win7 after about 25 days, or load Ubuntu or some other Linux instead. Anyone running Ubuntu on one of these?
I have a brand new Acer Aspire 5536 Notebook. It came pre-shipped with Vista which I did not want.
So I tried a fresh install of Win7 - formatted drive etc,. Machine takes 5+ mins to boot so I put this down to a compatibility issue and tried XP. However I have the same problem, fresh install with only updates installed and it takes forever to boot (even longer than Win7).
Once booted performance is ok (in Win7 it was near perfect). Any ideas, I am beginning to think it is defective.
I have a brand new Acer Aspire 5536. It came pre-installed with Vista which I have repalced with Windows 7. I did a clean install, first formatting the hard drive.
The boot process takes 7-10 minutes before the login screen appears. Once logged in the sysrtem appears to be working fine. I have re-instaslled multiple times (using different disks) but no matter what I try it takes an age to boot.
Could my laptop be faulty - does anyone else have Win7 running on one these?
Purchased in 2009 with free upgrade to Win 8.1 Pro. Has been a great computer up to now. On power up, LED's and fan come on but screen is black. Can not see anything behind screen when shining a¬†torch on it. Has worked twice since fault appeared, once on re-boot and once when pressing DEL key. Replaced battery on motherboard and tried combinations of the two RAM boards. Still not working.¬†Have recovery disks, but they are for the old Vista software.
Whenever I try to launch Acer ePowerManagement I receive the following error:
The specified module could not be found.
I have uninstalled the program, deleted the driver and re-installed the program but to no avail. I can right-click the ePowerManagement icon in the task bar and change cpu speed and Brightness but I can not launch the utility.
I am running Windows XP Home on an Aspire 3610.
Has anyone ever experienced this error and resolved it?
The Aspire One is a great machine that, for me, was mildly crippled by a finicky Wi-Fi connection. There has been some discussion about this on other parts of the web. For some people, the actual wireless module turns on and off occasionally. For other people, the wireless connects and works just fine, but then won't work for a few minutes - but doesn't disconnect from the router. After a brief wait, the internet works again.
I had the problem of the module remaining connected but not working. Fooling with various settings helped, but it was still not as good as it should be, so I decided to replace the module with an Intel 4965AGN wireless module. This is the easiest fix for those who have this problem and have been frustrated by a solution. I say "easy," because it was easy to spend $35 for the module on eBay and install it, rather than spend another 3 hours fiddling with the settings.
I followed the disassembly guide here to take the keyboard and top panel off. This guide is great, and the author did a nice job with the descriptions..............
can anyone show me a pic of the screws i need to install a bluetooth module on my studio 1737? i got an old apple ibook thats broken so i tore that apart to get a look at the inside hehe and i was thinkin i could use one of those screws?
I wanted to add Bluetooth to my laptop so that I could get a wireless mouse (and down the road, a wireless keyboard as well). I know I could have went with some sort of RF wireless, but I just know that somewhere down the line I would end up losing the dongle -- so BT was the best bet!
Made my purchase 7/21 early in the AM, and my items arrived on 7/22 in the afternoon! I live in Indy, and the items came from near Dayton, Ohio... but still, talk about free shipping! I also purchased a new SwissGear/Wenger backpack, and that shipped separately from South Bend, Indiana -- and also arrived today on 7/22.
Went to install the BT module in my laptop, and my worst fear was true -- Dell sent me the wrong screws! There were many reviews on the Dell site about them sending out the wrong screws, and I was afraid it would happen, and unfortunately it did. I went through all my screws, and could not find anything that would fit... so, so that I could test the module I temporarily left it installed without being screwed it. The install was uber-easy, connect up the blue antenna, and done!
I really like this travel mouse, as well. I put some rechargeable batteries in it which I hope will help it last for quite a while. Its slightly larger than my previous wired travel mouse (from Logitech), but I like that. It isnt anywhere near being a full-size mouse, but its a good size for me. A little heavy with two AA batteries in it, but not terrible or anything. I'd might try to find a little pouch to stuff it in when taking it with me, for a little extra scratch-protection and what-not. Oh, I got the matte black version, cuz I hate glossy things that show fingerprints
I chatted with Dell tonight, and they are "supposedly" sending me the proper screws... in 3-5 business days. I tried to get them to upgrade that to overnight shipping so I would definitely have them this week, but they absolutely refused to do that. So now I need to shut the laptop back down and remove the BT card because I don't like the idea of it just dangling in there not being screwed down.
Anyway, thats my experience. My first attempt at an upgrade to my Studio 15 (1537). Next will be a back-lit keyboard, when the finances are not so ... strained After that, maybe a bluetooth keyboard if I can find a decent one that isn't like a bajillion dollars
Trying to get BT capabilities on my NX7400 and found the right card for it, but the seller warns I may need some kind of a cable to connect it. I'm trying to find out if this model comes standard with that cable or not.
I have a year old DV9774ca with bluetooth. I never used it. My wife has a Toshiba laptop without bluetooth and wants to use a bluetooth mouse. Can I take out my bluetooth adapter and put it in hers? I have not seen or handled one before.
Its ays its a HP Integrated Bluetooth Module. The "integrated" doesn't make it sound as simple as I hoped!
I recent bought another¬†y550 IdeaPad running Win7 because I like the one I already had that my wife uses.¬† The new y550 came with a Broadcom bluetooth module but the computer did not recognize the module during startup.¬† I thought the module may have been bad so I bought another one on eBay that had be tested by the seller.¬† I finally found the location of the module by taking the computer apart.¬† (It is located under the palm rest bezel.)¬† When I installed the device and put the computer back together (except the keyboard for access to the bluetooth module socket located¬†under the keyboard), the computer hung up while it loaded but the bluetooth icon on the speaker panel continued to be lit.¬†
I unplugged the module to restart the computer and plugged the module back in.¬† Windows recognized the device and the drivers were loaded.¬† I put keyboard back in place and the device worked until I accessed the BIOS on the next start up.¬† After that, the module was never discovered by the computer regardless of deleting the drivers for the module and the energy management software, etc. ¬† When I reboot the machine, the computer never seems to look at the bluetooth module because the bluetooth light never illuminates.¬† Also, the Fn+F5 short cut does not show a bluetooth device as being installed on the computer.¬† How to get the computer to recognize the bluetooth device since I think it might be a machine issue or BIOS issue rather than a windows 7 issue.¬†¬†
I've a brand new Dell lattitude 5530 with a Dell wireless 380 Bluetooth Card. I've downloded the driver module recommended by the Dell driver support webpage when I supplied my Sevice Tag. (DW380 Software release Customer installer Version 184.108.40.2060 ). However the module failed to install. The last few lines of the log file are:
[03/27/13 14:26:10]¬†¬† ¬†(MUPXMLParser::GetResultName): *** Vendor Return Code is not found in Mup.xml[03/27/13 14:26:10]¬†¬† ¬†Name of Exit Code: [03/27/13 14:26:10]¬†¬† ¬†(DupAPI::GetReturnCode): *** Unable to find DUP value for: [03/27/13 14:26:10]¬†¬† ¬†Exit Code set to: 1 (0x1)[03/27/13 14:26:10]¬†¬† ¬†Result: FAILURE
I just bought an Acer 5536 from the local retail store. got it home and turned it on and was asked for a password to sign in as 1ZZZ ie user name is 1ZZZ it needs a password to get any further. the password hint is lala. tried calling support but they are closed.
Is this normal or has someone uswed this laptop before.the baox was not sealed when I got it of the salesman who assured me it was new.
I just recently purchased an Acer Aspire 5536-5883 with Vista. The problem is that it srtarts up kinda slowly. Could this be due to the endless amount of unneeded programs? If so, what can I safely remove?
Also, HOW do I remove items from just the start up? I seem to have forgotten.
Just wanted to share my upgrade experience with my Aspire 4736z. My model did not come with bluetooth installed from the factory and it only has 3 usb ports and I wanted to keep them as free as possible.
So I found a place that sells the bluetooth module and cable needed.
I installed the module and cable and everything works great. Installed the driver and now my bluetooth button works as it should.
Here is the link to the place where I bought the module from: