My laptop wont turn on at all, no lights at all. The power supply is fine, and I opened it up and found a few burnt capacitors. Ive searched on ebay for Aspire 3680 mobo but all have different model numbers to mine. My model number is DA0ZR1MB06D1 REV.D. Also on the RAM socket it has another number which is MBAZL060017090E53B2505 and below that it has 31ZR1MB00I0. I cannot find one on ebay with the same numbers as above. Will it make a difference if I get one which has a few numbers/letters which are different to my current one?
I recently picked up a 3680, upgraded to a 320GB hard drive and switched to xp from Vista. Runs great but the speakers sound like they are down in a well literally. Could it be the drivers or do I need to replace the speakers? Anyone else have this problem? The reason I believe the speakers are ok is when I use headphones it sounds the same.
I Bought and Xp Disk but, It doesnt detect my harddrive (Classic Sata Problem)
So I hear there are two ways to get around this...
1.)Change AHCI in Bios, which doesnt work for me because my laptop doesnt seem to have this Option in Bios, so thats out...
2.) And Slipstreaming which I have found drivers that people have refferred to other people but I dont quite understand how they work...(The tutorial I was reading and the drivers I downloaded didnt add up)
So I was hoping someone could give me specific instructions( for my model) for either of these methods to install Xp (Spent lot of cash on the disk dont want it go to to waste)
Basic issue is that all of a sudden the touchpad has stopped working and that little icon that was in the systray has dissapeared. it was working fine a few weeks ago. i currently am using a USB mouse, but i need the touchpad at uni as the desk space is very limited. its a shame this issue has came up now a day before a MAJOR assesment is due, and i cant finnish it because i cant use the mouse at uni.
Anyways, so i have tried the FN+F7 thing, doesnt work. Tried Re installing and rebooting the drivers, still doesnt work. tried a system restore to when it was working. still doesnt work i have basically tried EVERYTHING mentioned on various forums and on google. nothing seems to work. the drivers appear to be installed but wont work for some reason. i will attach photos to the main options so you can see how it appears to me.
there are no bios otpions i looked for those. seriously its so weird, nothing works and its very frustrating! in the past few weeks i have installed adobe illustrator CS3, dont know if that could be the reason for it not working, but i dont think so. I have windows XP SP2. when i try installing the original drivers off a backup cd my dad made, it just installs and does nothing. i downloaded the newest drivers from the website and still the same thing. the program does appear in the program files, and the control panel/add remove, but just doesnt seem to run!
overclocking the Intel Celeron 440 Processor on the Acer Aspire 3680. Here is a screenshot:
As you can see, I overclocked my friend's Acer Aspire 3680. The Celeron M 440 went from 1.86ghz to an amazing 2.35, for an increase of 490mhz! Now, this is definitely not going to be the most safe overclock, and it will consume a lot more power and heat up much quicker, but it is just to show how much you can overclock the Acer 3680.
Here is how I did it:
1. Download CPUCool. (Costs $18 to save your stuff, otherwise it won't for the shareware version)
CPUFSB did not work for me but it may work for you. It is free. Try it
2. Install CPU Cool and say yes to a desktop shortcut and running under windows start up. Now, restart your computer as it tells you too.
3. Go to Functions, change CPU FSB, and then select I don't know. A PLL drop down menu should show up.
4. Make sure it is ICS on the left. Then, go down and choose 954310 all the way at the bottom. Click fine tuning, click ok, and then it should show your frequency. If it doesn't show 1866, and a number less, then download Rightmark CPU Clock Utility and select throttling under profiles and set it to 100%. Unforunately you can't change the voltages.
5. Click fine tuning in CPU Cool, now it should show 1866mhz. Just add 60, 10, or .10 or so mhz by click + 60, +10, or just +. I recommend 2000mhz for the best balance of speed, power, and longevity.
6. Check both boxes as the right under Tray Frequency 1. Click set frequency, ok, and then minimize to tray. Do not close, because your clocks will be reset!....
I just bought this new acer 3680 1 month ago because i needed a laptop for my studying. basicly all i need it for is to take notes from classes, and surf the web (youtube etc). ok so basicly the first impression with preinstalled vista was horrible. incredible lag... 3 seconds delay at all times when browsing the web. and completely unable to playback any form of media with any other windows open without the sound lagging like crazy... all that kind of stuff
but the main problem seems to be the fan. It runs at high speed (producing as much noise as my desktop computer). The fan turns on aprroximately 4 minutes after you turn on your computer, or immediately after you open an application.. and it just keeps on running untill you turn off your computer... It is so annoying that i have trouble bringing the computer to class (which is where i really need it!) because i feel embarrased about the noise, and frankly i think this is an annoyance to the other students aswell. Is this a common problem with 3680? No one of the other students pc's fans run when they just use basic applications like word, or internet explorer, and they certainly dont do it when simply idling on the desktop.
furthermore it needs to be said that i have messed around with vista alot, and tweaked it in every possible way to remove pressure of the cpu.. and ofc removed all antivirus programs etc. Furthermore i tried installing XP, and guess what.... it took 5 mins of idling on the desktop in the brand newly installed xp for the fan to start again!!! so i conclude that the problem is not caused by vista overloading the cpu!. Does anyone else have this problem with their aspire 3680? maybe im just overly sensitive about the noise, but really it isnt supposed to run at all times.
My husband dropped his Aspire 3680-2682 the other day and the screen went wonky. I booted it off a VGA monitor and it seems to be fine running from there, BUT I could not get it to boot to VGA except in safe mode, and when I choose to boot in regular mode it goes to the LCD screen and doesn't allow switching the display to the external monitor.
This is the only thing that concerns me that it might not be just the screen that sustained damage.
I was eventually able to get th bezel off (it doesn't come 100% off on this model but doesn't need to) and remove the lcd panel for inspection. The thin board taped to the back of the panel doesn't seem to be visibly broken or strained and the connectors to it were taped so firmly in place they didn't budge on impact. The small board that rests at the bottom of the top case under the bezel (the inverter?) can't be inspected well and I don't want to damage it by trying. In any case nothing appears damaged to the naked eye on or around the screen.
The first pic is how the screen looks when booted; it also (visibly) flickers and redraws continuously. The second shows that applying pressure allows a clearer view of the console and stops the flickering.
I have found a replacement screen online for 50.00 and feel comfortable enough trying to replace it rather than spend the cost of a new laptop on sending it for repairs.
However, if it's not just the screen I don't want to throw more money at this.
In your experienced opinions, does it look like the damage is typical of a broken LCD screen and not something in the motherboard? (no clue on how to get a closer look at that stuff. took every screw out of it last night and couldn't get the bottom case to reveal its secrets.)
it is a Acer Aspire 3680, the other day the clips that holds one stick of memory in broke, does anyone know how I could fix this, was thinking of gluing the clips back on or using electrical tape to hold memory in place,
I recently downgraded my girlfriends Acer Aspire 3680 from Vista to XP as it became apparent that this notebook couldn't handle vista well; (on a side note, this is the second aspire 3680 that I have downgraded). For some reason no matter what I do the computer does not see the internal dial-up modem. Now, as its internal there is no installation disc, I have downloaded 6 different acer aspire 3680 modem drivers from Acer support centers and not a single one worked. In the Device manager, the modem drop down is not even there. I ran the modem troubleshooter and it detected no port was found, but Ports weren't in the device manager either. This one is really stumping me and i'm tired of looking at that screen.
My brother just bought an Acer Aspire 3680.He purchased 1 gig of DDR2 Memory from Crucial. When we get to the desktop the screen is fine at first then the screen goes off and back on with 8 bit display. 512 DDR2 came in the machine. Crucial site said he could mix memory sizes. I tried it with the 1 gig stick by itself in case the mixed memory was the problem. Same thing..I've tried 2 sticks of 512...same thing. I've tried 2 sticks of 1 gig each..same problem. This laptop won't allow any upgrade at all. Will only run correctly with (1) 512 stick. I've never seen this problem before. I've installed many memory sticks in computers. This is a first for me. What could be causing this?? Any advice would be appreciated. BTW. the computer shows the upgrade amount of memory but the display color keeps changing to 8 Bit! I change it back to 32 and it reverts back after a few moments to 8 Bit. I went to Acer and installed an updated driver for the Intel Graphics card thinking the driver would help. I haven't installed a bios update yet. Called Acer and they said to return it for repair.
My high school-age son was working on an English paper when something fell off a shelf and whacked his Aspire 3680 right above the hard drive bay. It started clicking and finally crashed.
The computer won't run with the hard drive installed. It makes nasty clicking sounds trying to boot, and finally beeps and powers off. Without the hard drive, the laptop powers up and runs BIOS just fine.
We can buy a new hard drive, but it seems awful to pay Acer another $20 + $10 shipping for the Vista restore disk!
I have a 1 year and 10 month old Acer Aspire 9300 laptop and the motherboard recently bit the dust. My retailer in Gananoque Ontario could not find a replacement. I called Acer which took forever to get to someplace where I could leave a message. I received no reply. After you've called once it's impossible to call again. I guess their answering machine recognizes my phone number and then asks questions that makes it impossible to get through. I sent a detailed explanation of my problem by email 3 times asking a few simple questions, the most important being 1) where can I send the laptop to be repaired? 2) do you sell replacement motherboards and if so how can I buy one? Am I asking too much or getting too technical for them? I've been trying for several weeks now to contact Acer to no avail. What kind of an idiot company is this? A techie put me onto a company called Grand Tech in Richmond Hill Ontario that can replace the motherboard on an exchange basis but the replacement will likely be a repaired one.
Someone told me that the problem I have with the motherboard is common and it is because the solder used at least when mine was made was of poor quality. I hope that problem has been resolved. I'm afraid a repaired replacement my have the same problem. Some people just say to trash it and get a new on which I did. I bought a Dell Inspiron 17 which is supposed to arrive on Nov 11. I would however like to repair the Acer if it can be done cheaply and use it to replace my 8 year old PC in the rec room.
I have to Laptop Acer Aspire 3690, But same days ago laptop does'nt work Good. i would like to say that when i press (power switch) butten Laptop just responce for a 1 mint and then off ...
i have to a litta bit information about desktop computer CPU, so that's why i am trying to repaired . when i open my laptop and all thing motherboard, i don't understand what can i do bcoz i don't know where is that problem in motherboad, ... and and then i have to performed spray in motherboard. and then i closed the motherboard all thing , and i gone to connected main power and pressed switch power but does'nt responced me ,
I'm looking at the motherboard on my Aspire 5601AWLMi (mobo id "31zb2mb0091" ) and I see there's four places where can insert cards. Two are the RAM chips, those are labeled DDR RVS 1.8V with "tyco" written on the other side of the plastic bracket, there's wireless card slot not really labeled with anything conclusive over near the Lan and Phone port, and then there's another slot labeled "0624n3" on the left side of the plastic bracket and "-+AMP" on the other side of it. I have absolutely NO idea what that last slot is for, and I'd like to know, if anyone can figure it out.
To describe it, pin wise starting from the left it has 1 pin, a divider, then 61 pins in a row. I think it's 61. I'm not willing to recount :P It's physically shorter than a ram chip, but not by much more than 3/4cm is my guess.
You can see the slot itself in this picture: [rl] The slot is sitting just above that big red..knob..thing.
Also, I found this page, but it didn't tell me anything useful, I think. The mobo is flipped over in the diagrams.. [url]
i have an acer aspire 1642nlci laptop for about over 2 years now... recently the battery (simplo 4-cell) went nuts, and i disassembled it to see if i could do something about it ( the issue was, whenever i'd boot up my operating system i.e XP, the system would stuck, until i remove and then replug the battery in to the laptop)... well i did no repairing, just put the cells out and then back to the casing, inserted the battery into the lappy, and the issue went all by itself... however, 2,3 days later, the battery stopped charging and agonized by the situation already, and while i had my battery(without the casing) inserted into the laptop, i shorted the i/o pins of the battery to each others with a metal... and then the real issue began... my laptop is cursed, it won't start anymore past the initial 'acer' screen... sometimes the lcd won't light up even... pressing f2 helps nothing, keyboard doesn't work... and if you let it stay on for a while, the power indicator leds *both the supply and battery status ones* start to go dim and dimmer... i think i have fried the mother board's power supply area...
I have a 4 year old Aspire 5552-5898 which is having issues ....
First issue is that the Laptop doesn't always boot. When this happens, the power button will light, the fan will spin, the HDD will start, but the screen stays black. Sometimes the PC will restart but the same thing will happen. Usually when this happens, if you hold down the power button, the laptop will power down, only to start up again. The only way to end this cycle is to unplug the machine and pull out the battery. Also of note this seems to happen 100% of the time if the machine is not plugged in, and about 50% of the time when it is.
The next issue occurs when the machine does actually boot. I HAVE to enter the bios because it never holds the date. I thought this could be a CMOS battery issue, but even after replacing that, the problem persists. After entering the date, and saving and exiting, the machine will boot into windows just fine.
I have the Acer Aspire 7520 Laptop with the AMD Turion X2 TK-55 1.8Ghz Socket One.
Using PC Wizard it says I have a Acer Fuquene motherboard and nVidia nForce 560 Chipset. My question is, will this accept any of the AMD Socket One Processors? I was looking at maybe getting a TL-68 2.4Ghz..
I originally bought this computer for my wife so I wasnt too picky on the specs, but now Im finding it more useful than my high powered desktop since I can take it anywhere around the house I want. Only problem is that the laptop just needs a little more grunt for some of the encoding and stuff I do occasionally..