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:
I just got an acer aspire 4736Z this week. I got one that came with no operating system since I got a windows 7 install disc for christmas.
I set it up just fine. I got to install a few programs.
Then I thought of hooking up an LCD monitor. But because of how my table (as in the desk I sit in front of) is set up, I made the second monitor the "Primary" via Intel's graphics options. The actual monitor on the laptop then was secondary.
All went fine. I was still able to use both displays for quite some time. Then before bed I shut the laptop down. This morning, trying to turn it on, with the monitor still attached, nothing is displaying on either. Not even the stuff that come on when the BIOS things should be showing. I tried to unplug the monitor, but the same thing happens. Nada. It's all black.
The power button led turns on, and the two little led lights below the touch pad are on. But pressing caps lock, the caps lock indicator does not light up..
When I check in the bios, it has the video memory set at 64mb. It does not give me the option to change this value like my old aspire 5100. Does anyone know of a way to increase the video memory on this lappy?
I'm having an Acer Aspire 4736Z which is cannot boot.
When I power on it there's power light but screen blank. No HDD activity.
And I copy Bios files to my Transcend thumbdrive and enter BIOS recovery mode by pressing FN+ESC, the whole screen turn white and fan running fast! But power light no blink, Thumbdrive no power and activity.
i just recently bought this laptop and was first satisfied with it's features.
But then.... 64MB of system video memory?
Come on Acer. And so I was thinking if I could add some graphics like buying a decent video card for it.
I heard that video cards for laptops are in PCI express.
Can my Acer use it?
IF and only IF this Acer Aspire doesn't have the ability to use a new video card, is there any other way I could improve its graphics like getting some of the built-in shared memory and putting it in the video?
i have had my laptop for a few wks now and keep tryin to work out whether it is bluetooth or not. if i press the bluetooth button on my laptop i see the message no device. last night i read notes to do with another laptop and followed the link to the acer website and tried to download the bluetooth drivers for my pc. when i downloaded the utility to my laptop i get the following msg "no bluetooth device was connected. please makesure that your bluetooth device is plugged in properly in order to continue installation" does this mean i need to physically plug something into my laptop or is my laptop not bluetooth afterall. how can i find out.
I have upgraded to Windows XP and reinstalled all the drivers I need from the Acer website. Wireless networking is fine.
The problem is, when I slide the Bluetooth switch on the front of my computer while a device (Nintendo Wiimote) is waiting to connect to the computer, "No Device" in green text shows up on the bottom of my screen. I think this shows the driver is somewhat working and the hardware is detected. The LED indicator beside the switch does not light up.
I go to my control panel and double click the "Bluetooth Configuration" icon, nothing happens for a while, then a single dialog shows up saying "Bluetooth device not found. Please verify that your Bluetooth device is properly connected and turned on." showing only an OK button.
Inside the computer management window, under device manager, a group called "Bluetooth Devices" exists, and inside is something named "Bluetooth Bus Enumerator". I have right clicked on both and tried "Scan for Hardware Changes" and nothing happened. The properties show that "This device is working properly"
Drivers Provider is Broadcom 1/11/2006 Version 184.108.40.2060
Yes I have restarted my computer several times. All of the above actions were performed four, once with my finger holding the switch and once without, then again with the Wiimote in a waiting-for-connector mode.
My Wii is turned off with the power supply unplugged, there are no other devices with Bluetooth in my house.
how to get Bluetooth working.
There are other problems with this laptop, the card reader only supports SD cards, not Memory Sticks or xD cards. That's a problem for another day. However I would never recommend this laptop and this brand to anyone, but it was pretty cheap.
I have the laptop above and I just saw the bluetooth switch (on the left of the keyboard was on) and now it's messing up my words. I have to type slow in order to avoid getting extra letters in my words or random caps lock. I'll type the same paragraph but in my normal speed I type in.
I have the laptop above ands I just saw the bluetooth switch (ON THE LEFT OF THE KEYBOARDS WAS ON) and now it's messingd up my wordss. I hgdave to type slow in order to avoid gdettingd extra letters in my wordss or randosmh caps lock.
some hppened to windows vista installed and i was left with no option but to format. i downgraded to xp sp3 and installed all the drivers. but wlan and bluetooth are not working even i have installed the drivers. it seems that the buttons on the unit are not working.
I cant find my bluetooth device in my (acer aspire s3 ultrabook i5 2467m 13.3) before i am using window7 it works properly but now im switch to windows8.1 and i cant find my bluetooth device even in device manager. i also used scan driver but nothing happend..
When I check the Bluetooth driver in device manager,there's a message that says "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged (code 19).
I recently brought a Aspire E5-411, in Thailand, with a Linpus Linux OS. I installed my prefered OS Win7 x64. I managed to locate and install the hardware drivers. The strange thing is there is no bluetooth device showing in device manager. Is it because
(a) there is no b/tooth adapter on this model, (b) the adapter is faulty, (c) I need to install a driver to activate, or (d) other?