I recently reformatted and installed xp on my Aspire 5680-6123, and finding drivers is tough. Ive got most of the things working, except for the Ethernet adapter. The drivers ive tried are the broadcom ones from the acer site, but nothing seems to work. The default drivers xp wants to install do not work either.
Maybe im just doing something wrong, installing the drivers incorrectly.
I have an Aspire 6930 that suddenly died and will not power on. The LED power button was dark and unresponsive. I performed a power reset and the blue light on the power button came back on until I pressed the button to try to restart the laptop. When I did that, the blue LED immediately went dark and stayed that way until I did another power reset. It never gets to the point of anything powering on. Is it a problem with the battery or it the laptop toast?
This is a real bummer since I just replaced the hard drive a few weeks ago and replaced Windows Vista with Linux Mint (which btw is blazing fast compared to Vista).
Acer 5253 - Will not power on, battery or on AC power. Have tried all the suggested solutions but none have worked. Is it possible to get maintenace instructions (disassembly, where certain items are located, etc)?
I'm having major trouble with my laptop (an Acer Aspire 3660) which is about 2 years old now. I don't know if there is a problem with the internal power socket or something else, but sometimes when it is plugged it just won't run off the mains or charge the battery. Sometimes I can get it to charge up, seemingly by rotating the power cord cable but at other times it will randomly go to battery even though absolutely nothing has moved, and sometimes it will go to battery power with the slightest little nudge. I don't think this could be related to the battery as the battery seems to work fine (although it does drain quickly I guess it's pretty old in laptop terms). Has anyone else had this problem or have any suggestions? I bought a new power cable (completely new including power pack and the plug end) but the problem still happens.
i just replaced my old ac adapter as there was a loose connection and you had to have the wire in a certain place for it to charge. now i just bought a new power adapter plugged it in and all was good for about an hour. then all of a sudden the laptop decided to switch it self to battery power then back to ac power then back to battery. so i was like ok this is strange. its seems to b completley random when it does it. sometimes it will go back to ac power othertimes it will stick on battery so i have take out the connecter and plug it back in and it will charge. i thought of maby taking tha battery out all together but then it just cuts out.
My Acer Aspire 5570 notebook suddenly shuts down, (Fully charged battery.) I was charging that time. But it suddenly shuts down, the light indicator for charging was no longer lighting. I try to power it on, but its doesn't , there light which indicates that I was charging was no longer lighting. The charger is okay.
I have a ES1-512 laptop bought that is showing a battery problem. It will run on mains power without problem however if mains power is removed it shuts down immediately. Also in the task bar the battery indicator is showing 74% available (plugged in, not charging).
This laptop is rarely used, so not sure what could be the problem. This last time, I had inadvertently removed the power block from the wall to plug something else in. Since then it will not power up at all. The blue light comes on but nothing else. I don't hear the drive spinning or anything and screen just stays black. I held power button down for 60 seconds and finally saw normal booting screen and then went back to black screen.
Yesterday i bought a new keyboard for my laptop and thought while i'm changing keyboard i should open it up and clean the dust within... after assembling (i did everything in place like it was) i came up with a laptop that doesn't boot only powers up the CPU fan working but now showing anything at all and when i try to shut it down it doesn't respond so i have to remove the battery...
I've got an Acer Aspire 5315 and for some reason the laptop has stopped working correctly. The laptop will turn on and work fine when the battery is in, but when I try and charge the battery from the PSU plugged in nothing happens and the battery is starting to drain. I've taken the battery out and tried to power the laptop up but there seems to be no power getting to the laptop. The PSU is showing a green light on the block. I have also been advised that it could be the AC socket on the laptop, but I've now replaced this and its still not working.
I haven't got another PSU. Could there be any other reason why the laptop wont turn on?
The power adapter has the following specs. Input: AC100-240V Output: DC19V 3.42A Power: 65W
I purchased a Targus APA10US universal power adapter. Its specs are as follows. Input: AC100-230V Output: 15-24V -2A Power: 65W Max
My Aspire calls for a #14 tip, but that one did not come with the adapter. Can I use another Targus adapter (#3) with a different tip without doing damage to the PC? I have been told that the tip does some type of voltage regulation and adjusts to the settings of the PC.
I have Acer aspire 2930z with Windows 7 ultimate (64 bit) installed, the problem I face is sometimes, when I play games on it (the Need for speed undercover). The laptop gets very hot and automatically goes power off, I have to unplug the AC adaptor wire, replug and then only I can switch on the pc or else if I try to switch on without un plugging, nothing happens.
This is a problem for what I am really worried, well sir, I use my laptop with my battery but it is connected to electricity all the time as we have some electric break down problem(s) here, so do you think the pc gets heated because of battery plugged?
Infact before when I got this laptop new, I used to play for 3-4 hours the game and nothing used to happen.
I bought the laptop exactly a year back in march 2009.
I have 4 GB or ram, 320 GB hard and 2.17 dual core processor.
I have an Aspire 5610 with 2G ram running vista home premium. I had a few explorer windows open, and was getting memory warnings. I shut a few windows down, and a few hours later, the screen turned blank. I reboot the computer, but the problem persists. Now it turns out if I remove the power supply, and run it on battery, everything is fine. As soon as I instert the power supply chord, screen goes blank (black). Upon removing the power supply, if I shut and open the screen, it works again (and it also shows me a warning message that the wireless is in use, and if I really want to turn the antenna off).
The screen obviously is fine, as it runs fine on battery. I don't understand what is happening as soon as I insert the power supply, and why upon removing the power supply, I get a warning on turning off the antenna.
My Aspire 5000 laptop is booting but the LCD is completely blank and I am unable to use a monitor for external video either. Since the computer doesn't beep when it posts, i can't tell if its booting into windows or not..
The laptop came with no power supply and a dead battery, which I knew about beforehand, but it booted into bios, so I figured I'd have a good chance of having a decent laptop with the addition of a universal power supply. I assumed I could purchase a battery at my leisure. I rarely use battery power anyway, so it's not that big a deal to me.
I have a universal psu, so when the laptop first arrived, I plugged it in, and it did boot to bios as the seller claimed. However, after about a minute, it began beeping twice every 3 seconds or so, and the power led began flashing orange. Also, whenever it beeped, the screen would dim, then brighten back up. I've emailed the seller about this, and he said it didn't do that for him, but the battery had some charge when he got it, so maybe that's why not. He said he was going to repair and use it himself, but gave up once he saw the battery wasn't charging, as his costs were adding up.
I checked into some things, and discovered that this laptop originally came with a 120w power supply, whereas I was using a 90w. So I decided to buy a new battery and 120w universal adapter, as it seemed likely it wasn't getting enough power or that it was dipping every few seconds or something.
When they arrived, I plugged in the adapter first, and it didn't beep for a minute or so, just like when I first got it, but then started again. I assume this is because I left it sitting for a couple days waiting on the things I bought, though I'm not sure why that would make a difference. Also, the battery I got was a replacement, non OEM one, and when I put it in, the computer boots to an error message that says "Warning Incorrect battery Using an incorrect battery could cause system damage" and then it shuts down again. I've looked at a lot of different batteries online, and all of the generic ones replace about 8 different acer batteries including mine, and are the same as the one I bought. Also, when I've tried booting it with no battery at all in, I get the exact same incorrect battery message.
I have several questions. First, does anyone else have an Acer laptop that won't boot without the battery and yields this particular message. Second, does anyone have any idea what's going on? <grin> Third, do you think it's worth getting a new OEM battery? Will that solve this? Fourth, do these laptops use a rechargeable CMOS battery (it keeps losing the settings, but only after it's off power for a little while; I've read that some Toshibas have rechargeable CMOS batteries, but the system will only charge them after the laptop battery is charged 100%)?
I have tried multiple power adpaters, and I cannot get the power LED to light or the laptop to turn on. It was fully charged when I shut the lid. 15 minutes later when I opened the lid, no LEDs and no power.
my acer aspire 9300 switched off on me tonight, the power button lights up and i can feel air from the side heat exhaust, but nothing eles,and the same thing happens just on battery without the power lead plugged in.
i have a brand new aspire 5920 notebook. The round power button LED always used to glow Blue. A week back, the power button started glowing Amber. It stays amber irrespective of whether it's running on AC or battery power. The power indicator at the bottom right stays on even after i shutdown the notebook thus draining out the battery.