Acer :: Travelmate 2450, Reset The Bios?

Oct 10, 2009

I bought a 2450 and the keyboard, touchpad and usb ports are all not working. I did some reading and someone had said that a reset could fix this problem, he said it was a problem with Acers bios. I'm trying to find where to jumper it, i read that you jumper J3 that is around the memory. I did that and don't think it reset, i figured the bios would give me a time warning or some sort of setting's warning. I thought i should see if anyone knows the procedure. Otherwise im thinking about cutting the lead to the top terminal and soldering in a jumper (which i don't want to do).

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Acer :: BIOS Replacement Or Reset For Travelmate 2300

Jun 16, 2008

if it's possible to buy and install a replacement BIOS for an Acer Travelmate 2300 (as my 2300 died half-way through a flashing process-it will power on but there is nothing on the screen) or is the BIOS chip soldered to the motherboard and not possible (I've no technical skill at soldering).

Or is there a way to reset the BIOS? I could find nothing on the Acer website specific for this model.

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Acer :: Travelmate 2450 Bsod Errors With 2x1gig Sticks

Oct 23, 2009

I'm using the notebook right now, waiting for a blue screen. None so far with a single 1 gig stick. I tested both stick's by themselves no errors, as soon as I use both i get bsods left and right.

Both are Pny 667 1 gig sticks, But i was cheap and since i had a stick already, i snagged another off Ebay. I guess they weren't well matched.

I'm going to test both slots and make sure there's no errors. So i guess it's a lesson not to be to cheap and just buy in pairs.

One more thing i might try is to lower the shared video memory, i noticed that some programs are reporting to much memory allocated to video.

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Acer :: Aspire 5002 WLMi-reset BIOS Passwords

Oct 11, 2008

I recently sold my Aspire 5002 WLMi notebook to a friend who changed too many settings and mussed up the BIOS in record time.... 10 days. I got most back by using a restore point but noticed he had a BIOS password requirement for booting up. I went to change that and set the new password with blank fields....save and quit....reboot....

...and whoops. Neither does a blank field nor his old password work now. in hindsight, I recall it was odd how some of his BIOS options had been greyd out and realized he must have a supervisor and another BIOS password. Swears he doesnt remember what he did. Now, we're locked out with 3 tries and error code 00000.

I removed the CMOS battery but unlike desktops I've messed with, I cant find any jumpers or marked pads to short out. Read somewhere that Acer now uses some form of flash memory. I cant find any documentation on this and Acer hasnt answered my email. Most of their sites dont even list this version of laptop. I bought it in Amsterdam at the end of 2005 but their Netherlands site is only in Dutch, a language I cant begin to decipher.

Anyone have ideas on this or possibly a motherboard schematic with lables? I looked at lists for Acer MB's and theres not a single number printed on here that resembles those lists I found.

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Dell :: D510 BIOS Reset

May 19, 2009

We have some (old) Latitude D510 laptops that are used by students and apparently a couple of them did not have the bios locked out and these kids have discovered this.

We have two machines that are locked out and Dell is not being very helpful in the reset. Of course these machines are way out of warranty and not worth purchasing a new system board which is what Dell is now saying .....

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Acer :: Travelmate 370 BIOS And Password Recovery

Sep 21, 2007

Due to some mulfunctioning of my TravelMate it cannot recognize the BIOS administrator passord anymore.

how to reset it?

just working on the CMOS battery doesnt work for that password (only resets the BIOS user password).

is there any jumper or contact on the motherboard to reset?

Can I flash a BIOS and get rid of it?

Where can I find a copy of the BIOS? it seems that ACER Bios utility works under windows and requires to input the BIOS password for resetting.

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Dell :: Bios Studio 1555 Reset Frequently!

Dec 5, 2009

the multimedia key in F array can be changed the priority in Bios. In default bios, the multimedia key is the main key,

while F arrray like f1, f2.... have to be pressed simultaneously with Function key. And I changed the default bios because I use F arrray usually.

But everytime I change laptop power from battery to adapter or adapter to battery and restart the laptop, the Bios is reset to the default.
Iupdated the lastest bios A08 and driver of the devices.

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Acer :: Travelmate 6493 Dead After 2 Failed Windows Bios Update

May 18, 2009

1. cant trust windows for bios update

2. dont flash the bios unless told so by a qualified tech or acer

3. cant reflash/install orig bios via usb thumb drive

4. one option is to take back to acer and get slugged $$$ cos not covered
by warranty.

5. second option is to take bios chip out and have it reflashed.

6. third option is to buy a new bios chip.

7. fourth option i to buy a new motherboard

8. NEVER p!$$ off your gf/wife

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Acer :: TravelMate 2480-2779 Unofficial, Modded, Or Good BIOS For This Laptop?

Jan 23, 2009

1. Is their any unofficial, modded, or good BIOS for this laptop? I currently have 3508

2. Is their anyway to update the graphics card bios for this laptop?

3. Does this laptop support Bluetooth? I heard it did, and I heard it didn't.

4. Is there anyway I can control fan speed?

5. If I'm using the back USB ports of my laptop, and repeatedly plug and unlpug my speakers from the wall plug, my USB devices turn off for a quick second and come back. Is this normal?

6. On the front of my laptop, I have 3 audio jacks. I have no idea what the 3rd one does.

7. Is their anyway to use the and $ keys on my laptop without Launch Manager?

8. I have 2 switches on the front of my laptop. 1 For Bluetooth and 1 for Wifi. So if I didn't have bluetooth, what would the bluetooth swich do even? (Related to question 2)

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Acer :: 1810tz Reset To Default

Apr 19, 2010

I want to sell my 1810tz notebook because of different reasons, one is the buzzing noise problem over speaker or line-out. So is there any easy way in resetting the 1810tz drive C: to default state like out of the box state? There is a hidden partition 12Gb in size, is that a backup Windows 7 installation partition I can access while booting or so? And if yes, will it delete all data stored on the HDD just like clean installation?

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Acer :: Aspire 5735Z - The Connection Was Reset

Aug 6, 2009

My notebook(Acer Aspire 5735Z) has a problem:

It happends with Internet Explorer,Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome,when I post long messages in forums or blogs,or when I upload files in hosting websites like imageshack or megaupload,Firefox tells me that "The connection was reset"

In the other computer I have I can upload files without problems and I don't get errors,the two computers share the same net.

So I don't know why my notebook reacts like that when I try to upload files or write long posts in forum..is it only my notebook's problem or is it a Issue of the Acer Aspire 5735Z Notebooks,and how can I repair it?

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Acer :: Aspire 5610 Factory Reset

Aug 16, 2009

I am trying to perform a factory reset for a Acer laptop but I cannot find an option that I am looking for.

I hit ALT + F10 at bootup and I get to the eRecovery Management screen.

From here, I get two choices:

1. Restore system to factory default.
2. Restore system from CD/DVD

As, I do not have any DVDs, I choose option 1. After that, the recovery process continues without any more prompts and restores the laptop to its default settings.

Here is the problem but. The laptop has a 120GB Had drive which after factory reset is split into 2 partitions of 55GB each with the remaining 10GB for the hidden recovery partition. Thus there is 3 partitions in total.

As it is Vista Premium, C: is already 50% full straight after the factory reset.

Is there any way I can perform the reset and have an option to just have one C drive of 110GB? I did not see any such option when performing the reset by using ALT + F10. There doesn't seem to be an option for this when performing the reset from within Windows itself.

I was thinking maybe deleting the D partiton before performing the reset may help but I am not 100 percent sure as I am not sure if the factory image contains 1 or 2 partitions.

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Acer :: BIOS - They Don't Post Most Recent BIOS Versions Online

Sep 26, 2009

I got my laptop back from repair and the papers that came with it said that they not only replaced the LCD screen, but also updated the BIOS to the lates version--1.24

I was messing around with my laptop and the various thermal monitoring programs it has while searching the net why the hell my by-core temps always gets stuck at startup. I kept reading on BIOS, BIOS, BIOS. So I went to acer.com.sg for hopes that a newer 1.25 or so BIOS would be available for my Ciel Noir.

Surprise surprise, they have only the 1.16 (came with my laptop when it was new) and the 1.23 BIOS (mine was presently 1.24, and they don't have it). I downloaded it anyway, and checked the readme. I noticed that the flash utility .exe was named JALA0123.exe and then I noticed through HWMonitor 1.14 that my motherboard was marked JALA0 so hmm...this prompted me to flash the BIOS.

Booted up, got into Windows, fired up HWMonitor and what do you know, now it's working!! HWMonitor reads a different TJMax though, so I adjusted it to be the same as CoreTemp's and Everest, and now it's showing (I hope) correct temps.

Now my question is this: Why does the BIOS that comes from Acer directly i.e. after purchase or repair makes the sensors not work? And why are these BIOSes not available online? Is it possible that they use BIOSes that are for different laptop models, hence rendering the addresses for the thermal monitors different from the actual ones? (I read up that thermal sensors depended on the correct addresses, too.)

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Acer :: Laptop With Phoenix BIOS: BIOS MOD Request

May 3, 2010

There are a lot of BIOS MOD request forums out there but most of them only specialize in SLIC modification. Our job is to unlock hidden menu in the BIOS. We don't want to use "specialize" word here but we know the "how" to get the job done. Based on the old thread Acer Laptop with Phoenix BIOS: Enable Virtualization, we decided to open new thread which specifically deals with BIOS MOD requests.

Other BIOS modder (bob12x, Darkening & others) and I will help you to unlock hidden menu(s) such as Intel Virtualization Menu and Intel Speedstep Technology.............

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Acer :: Upgrading Old Laptop - Acer Travelmate 4502WLMi Running Xpsp3

Mar 14, 2010

I successfully upgrade an old laptop so that it will run well and not be too costly to upgrade either? So slow at present....

Laptop is:
acer travelmate 4502WLMi running xpsp3

Was thinking that probably the only upgrades worth considering were ram and hdd.

If this is the case what size mem and spec will work?

If the hdd is worth upgrading do I go for internal or external? and what size ?

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Acer :: TravelMate 530

Sep 24, 2008

I have just been given a TravelMate 530 2.2 cpu Lappy

Fine for all I need but I would love to upgrade the memory. I see it says it can only go up to 1 gig and that it has 256 as standard.

I see there is a slot under a cover on the back, but only 1 slot (Unless I'm not looking properly)

Can I just stick a 1 gig unit in this slot and all will be fine or is there some unusual method to upgrading the memory. Hope it's nothing like the old Dells

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Acer :: Travelmate 5730

May 10, 2009

=i bought a new travelmate 5730 it came wth basic Linux.....so i formatted it nd installed windows XP 2......then i installed all drivers.......n stufff

actually i want that "empowering techoonology"......how to get it?

i installed everything frm the given CD......bt wen i press the button "E"

it shows error "file cannot b found"

so how to get tht "empowering technology" also want tht "e-recover,PSD,n other features of "empowering technology".......

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Acer :: TravelMate 2490

Apr 1, 2009

I want to upgrade the HDD of my TravelMate 2490 notebook but I can't find anything on ebay. Can I used other model's HDD as a replacement? What are the other models that are compatible with TravelMate 2490?

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Acer :: TravelMate 2300 FAT Only

Mar 8, 2009

I was given an Acer TravelMate 2300 by someone who has a new one. It came with no guarantees and no recovery CD. It had working verison of XP Pro on it through SP2. I applied SP3 and several updates. It worked good until... I noticed that the C drive was formatted FAT32. So I thought it a good idea to move it to NTFS. Without checking, I fired in "convert c: /fs:ntfs". It rebooted and after a brief look at the Windows XP splash, it goes straight to a stop code x0000024 BSOD. There was nothing on the drive except for the OS so I was felt OK withjust reinstalling from my media.

I dragged out my copy of XP pro slipstreamed with SP2. Booted from CD, went through XP's native setup and detected an "unknown" partition where C used to be. I must've really slammed it. I chose to install to the unknown partition and XP offered to format it NTFS. I chose the thorough format option but it goes only to 24% and stops. The display still shows the progress bar, blue background etc. at 24%.

Since I don't have much experience with laptops, let me ask, is it possible that this laptop/drive ONLY formats to FAT or FAT32 and won't take an NTFS volume? If it will, are there any ideas out there how to apply and NTFS format so I can get this cute little laptop back to a usable state?

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Acer :: Travelmate 4072LCi NIC

Jan 4, 2009

my friend has this laptop running Windows XP.

The problem:
Every time I restart, the network card is disabled by default.
On very few occasions, the network card disables itself when surfing the internet.

I tried:
Disabling other network cards
Going to Device Manager, NIC, Untick "Allow the computer to turn off..."
Scan for malware/viruses using AVG 8.0

Conclusion:
Still it doesn't work!

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Acer :: TravelMate 6003

May 19, 2008

I have a ACER TravelMate 6003.

I have update the PhoenixBIOS: 3A19 to 3A20.

I can't Boot with a USB disk with this BIOS because the USB option is not appear in the BIOS.

There is another update to this BIOS?

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Acer :: Travelmate 6592G

Oct 10, 2007

whether the Travelmate 6592G has a matte or a glossy screen. I'm having a had time finding a laptop with those sort of specification that has a matte screen - the information you find online seems often to be ambiguous

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Sony :: Resolution Reset

Jul 14, 2009

just bought a vgn-aw11s,it's a nice machine but one thing is really bugging me.when i reset the resolution, to one that i can see without having to wear my reading glasses,it is automatically reset to the highest setting when the computer is restarted??.Also had a hard time updating the graphic's driver either from sony or nvidia(ge force 9600m gt).

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Acer :: TravelMate 2420 Overheating

Jun 23, 2009

I bought a used Acer TravelMate 2420 laptop (WinXP, RAM 1 GM, hard disk 40 GB, Intel Celeron M processor 1,50 GHZ) and since the beginning it had overheating problems and also some issues with power management. And yes, I know it was a stupid thing to buy it, but knowing it doesn't help.

Now the problems:
1. Whatever I do, it keeps overheating, even if no programs are opened. The laptop's fan works very vaguely, and I can hardly hear any sound of it. At first it didn't trouble me much, as it was winter and it would still work, although heated up. I also bought an USB ventilation pad (2 fans), and it helped for some time. But now, when the air temperature is over 30 degrees (in the room), the laptop just "freezes" in the middle of work and stays like this for about 20 min, or just suddenly shuts down completely.

2. I can't turn it off if the power supply is on - I have to unplug it just before the computer shuts down, otherwise it keeps on restarting. Also I can't use it without a battery, as it doesn't turn off in any way (even pressing the power button for a long time doesn't help), and I have to unplug power supply (which ain't no good for computer).

What I already tried to do:
1. Re-installed Windows, installed updates.

2. Checked the computer with various antivirus and antimalware programs (Avira, AVG-free, Malwarebytes' Anti-malware, Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware).

3. Installed additional Acer utilities: Acer emPowering Framework, Acer ePerformance Management, Acer ePower Management - but they basically didn't let me change anything important (like the fan speed, for example). With PowerManager I changed the CPU speed to Medium, well, it helped a little bit, but the comp. is totally slow now (and still overheats) ... if I set the speed to High, it just turns off after about 10 minutes.

4. Instaled SpeedFan to speed up the fan - but it didn't detect any fan in the computer!

5. Dismantled the laptop (removed the hard disk, the keyboard) to see if the fan isn't clogged, but I still couldn't reach it. So I just used a vacuum-cleaner as much as I could reach, but of course it didn't change anything.

6. Oh and of course I disabled all the unnecessary programmes (by modifying msconfig -> startup).

7. Ran HDD diagnostics, S.M.A.R.T. report showed no problems.

I've read quite a lot now about these laptops, and seems like they all have this overheating problem, but it's usually solved by using a ventilating pad (which helped in my case a bit, but basically didn't solve the problem). I didn't found anybody having these power problems, so I guess maybe a previous user made some stupid modifications... I just don't know how to fix them now.

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Acer :: Travelmate 5602 Screen

Jan 31, 2010

I uninstalled 2 programs and deleted shared files after the uninstall.

On reeboot of the computer my screen was pixellated and it was hard to read text.

I have tried the following to get the screen back to normal.

System restore
reload uninstalled programs

Installed video drivers

Contacted Acer who told me to put system back to factory defaults, which I did

Nothing has worked so far

I have set my screen size to 1024 * 768 which allows me to read text but the screen still doesn't look right.

I have plugged in an external monitor which there is no problem with.

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Acer :: I Want To Upgrade TravelMate 8100 HDD, RAM, OS

Jul 1, 2008

I want to upgrade my now-3-year-old TravelMate 8100's HDD, RAM, and OS (to Vista).

The memory is easy enough, but I have a PATA HDD. Do I have to replace it with a PATA drive or can I use a SATA drive? Is there any concern with more power consumption with a faster drive?

I don't know anything about hard drives so I am not sure of the difference of terms like PATA, SATA, ATA-6, etc.

Do I need to flash the BIOS if I change the drive to a SATA one? I see that some of the versions say for SATA systems only.

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Acer :: Travelmate 4404 Beeps

Aug 26, 2009

not sure but my acer beeps three times when starting and no screen showing up, now this is intermitten because I have gotten it to load xp and run, this just started so Im going to maybe clean it out etc, anybody have a idea what I should look for, the funny things is it will work and then it wont

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