I wanna swap out my current hdd for a SSD. But problem is the HDD cage is sort of lock. It not like the usual HDD cage as there is 2 piece of metal slottin into the main case.. anyway to remove.. suspect cover by KB
Ive had my aspire 7720 for about a month now, and just recently i has started to overheat. i cant get 5 mins into a video without it overheating and turning off. I bought a cooling pad but it really hasnt made much difference.
I purchased this model because of the right balance of power, memory, storage space, and battery life. The great video card was a factor as well. The reviews I've heard about Acer's commercial technology were just great so I had no worries about taking a chance with a company that I'd never owned a computer from before. Turned out to be one of the best computers I've ever owned!
* Platform Technology Intel Centrino * Built-in Devices Stereo speakers , Subwoofer , Wireless LAN antenna * Width 15.9 in * Depth 11.7 in * Height 1.7 in * Weight 8.2 lbs * Localization United States * Notebook type Desktop replacement (7.5 + lbs.) , Game-friendly laptop * Screen type High-gloss/Anti-glare screen , Wide-screen
* Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 / 2.1 GHz * Multi-Core processor technology Dual-Core * 64-bit processor Yes * Data bus speed 800.0 MHz * Chipset type Mobile Intel PM965 Express
* Type L2 cache * Cache size 3.0 MB
* Installed Size 3.0 GB / 4.0 GB (max) * Technology DDR2 SDRAM - 667.0 MHz * RAM form factor SO DIMM 200-pin * RAM configuration features 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB
* Storage controller type Serial ATA * Storage Controller / Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150..................
I been looking to upgrade my CPU and would like to know what is the fastest (MHz and cores) CPU that my 7720 can use? I am looking at the q9900 or extreme quad core socket p CPU to up grade to. Yes I get my jollies off of stressing the maxium capabilities out of a laptop. I have a Acer Aspire 7720-6556 or somthing close with intel core2 1.66 with 17in LCD and 2 500 western digital scorpion blue harddrives using MS Vista for OS with 2 gig of ram BIOS 1.45. Whew! I've tried windows 7 poor support for intel video and ram and no ir drivers. Oh back to the point, I am looking for to find out if this laptop will support quad core tech and what is the fastest CPU that BIOS ver. 1.45 will allow,
I purchased my Acer in Dec of 2007. It's worked great except it's overheating problem (got a fan, no more problem). Last month it started intermitently not booting properly, and not coming out of sleep. I "fixed" the sleep problem by telling Vista not to put it to sleep any more. I typically shut it down when I'm finished with it so sleep wasn't an issue for me.
To ellaborate on the booting problem. If I attempt to boot it, the display turns on, and power button turns green, but neither the fan, nor Drive turn on, nor do any of the USB ports get power (I know this because I have an illuminated keyboard, which doesn't illuminate when this problem is occuring). I've waited for as long as an hour and it will never boot. If I hold down the power button for 4 seconds, it turns off. And if I boot it again it boots up properly. Doesn't matter how many times I reboot it after it always comes back up. I've never tested how much time passes before I can't boot it. I also tryed putting it in hibernation manually, that worked twice, the last time it wouldn't wake and had to be rebooted. I've done a check disk on it but all seems fine.
I've uploaded my referenced screen grabs here since I ran into difficulties last night. This seemed like the logical solution.
I bought the Acer Aspire 7720-6395 yesterday. I couldn't find any reviews other than those on Best Buy's website (a couple are okay, but none comprehensive), so I hope to contribute to anyone else who might be considering it but unsure. I live an hour from the nearest big city, so any additional details would've made it easier to make the drive.
Forgive me if there are details you don't need or none that you do. I'll do my best.
I won't repeat the specs that Best Buy gives on their website, but I'll shed light on a couple that aren't clear through writing or screen grabs.
It seems that a number of people bought it thinking it had a Blu-Ray writer (BB had something on their site saying so, apparently), but be sure you note that it is only a Blu-Ray ROM drive. I say only...
Oh, and it is also a dual layer DVD writer and CD writer.
It has an integrated webcam and microphone if you're prone to video chatting.
The speakers are in a strip directly under the power and accessory buttons. It boasts "DOLBY DIGITAL LIVE" above the mesh, but they sound like most other decent laptop speakers. Not great, but pretty good all things considered.......................
Acer Aspire 7720 I've got. Basically it has both the common boot-up freeze and crackly/distorted sound problems that appear to be common. I understand that the best, albeit riskiest, way to solve these is to flash the bios to a more recent version, which I am prepared to do.
However - the bios upgrades are not available from Acer's own support site, and I don't know where else I can find them, and I have tried.... Is there anyone who can help me locate them? The problems with this laptop are driving me spare, and I really can't afford another, or even another motherboard, just yet.
I've had this aspire 7720-6381 for about a week and a half now. I've been very satisfied, and have even been content with the mediocre laptop speakers it contains. I wasn't expecting much in that realm anyways.
The problem I have is that periodically the speakers will make an annoying clicking noise. It's pretty sucky. Even worse, after a time all sound will screw up and a deathly fuzzy roaring sound is all that is heard.
I was concerned about slow page loading speeds with this new laptop. I had done comparisons with this new laptop and my Toshiba satellite A70, 2.8Ghz Celery, 768MB RAM, Realtec RTL8/810x family Fast Ethenet NIC.
I was concerned enough that I booked a call with an ISP tech who was here today. He tried several download tests with a test site provided by the company and found that the new laptop was download/transfering data at around 200-400Kb/sec while the old laptop was getting download speeds of 1.6Mb/sec.
The AV programs and firewalls were disabled for each of the tests. Tried updating the driver on the new laptop but it had the newest driver available.
I deleted the driver and rebooted with no better results. I have an email out to Acer as of an hour or so ago and am awaiting a response from their tech.
I believe that there is a bad ethernet card/circuit in this laptop.
¬†My battery has not held more than about a 45-second charge since 2009; however, the AC adaptor seems to work fine, and the Power Management icon always tells me that I have a full (i.e., about 45-second) charge and that the AC adaptor is plugged in. ¬†Today, just after I disabled the Acer Tour Reminder, CyberLink PlayMovie, and Microsoft Office OneNote (because I never use them and I wanted a faster startup), I moved some program icons that I didn't need or that were already on my Quick Launch tool bar into the Recycle Bin. ¬†Suddenly, the notebook make sort of an electronic squeaking sound and immediately¬†shut down--black screen; no lights. ¬† ¬† I unplugged it, checked to ensure the battery was properly seated, felt to make sure it did not feel hot anywhere, plugged it in, saw that the lights were¬†showing on the adaptor and on the front left edge of the notebook, turned it on, and selected normal start; it¬†started up again. ¬†It ran for at least three minutes (which, because of the battery, it would not unless the¬†AC adaptor was¬†functioning) and then, after I moved a few more icons to the Recycle Bin, it suddenly shut down again in the same manner. ¬† ¬† I started it again and it has now been running long enough for me to look up my Acer Forum registration information and update it after resetting my password. ¬†I am writing this on another notebook. ¬†The Acer is still running, but I want to ensure it doesn't shut down on me when I am in the middle of a project.
I just got an Intel X18-M G1 80 gb ssd with a 2.5" enclosure to upgrade the HDD in my Acer 1410.
I opened the back panel, removed the 2 screws, then removed plastic piece holding down the gold connector, and pulled the plastic tape to get the hard drive out.
Problem now is, how do I remove the old hard drive from the chasis? I've upgraded laptop drives before and usually just there is a SATA connector. But here the SATA connector seems to be connected to a chasis/circuit board. There are several 6 point star shaped screws, including some covered by a piece of black plastic.
I just bought a Acer 7720-6398 and I'm wondering if and how I can upgrade the video card and processor (eventually). This is my first notebook and I don't know much about the upgradable aspects of the machine.
I have downed to XP and everything seems to be fine. All standard functions work A-OK!
The MOTU audio drivers are loaded (same drivers I use on my desktop PC) and viewable via the CONTROL panel in the SOUNDS section. I get absolutely NO Windows sounds at all. If I change back to the REALTEK, it works just fine.
I have added an ExpressCard Firewire card for the MOTU interface and it uses the T.I. chipset that MOTU advised me to use. Yep, I am using the same cable that I use on my desktop PC.
I was also advised to disable the RealTek sound in the BIOS, but when I accessed the BIOS I found there is NO system settings tab at all. I have also been told to uninstall the integrated Firewire port via the BIOS. What gives here?
I have used the SYSTEM/DEVICE MGR/ to "disable" most every item listed (one-at-a-time) then tried the sound test again, but nothing has helped.
So, my current plan is to flash the BIOS to 1.43, it is currently 1.44 InSydeH2O v3.0.
So, I am not sure if I can use the 1.43 Bios code.
I have been looking for Acer 7720 hotkey drivers but in vain. Can a good soul direct me to an appropriate place to look in? I've looked on Acer's driver download page but it doesn't list anything regarding hotkeys. Btw I'm running windows 7 (if you can find a driver for vista, it'll do).
It seems Acer has disabled the Intel-VT support for the Acer 7720 in the BIOS. I;ve installed the 1.43 version of the BIOS, but no difference.
I;ve created a support request with Acer to ask them for enabling this option, which makes it possible to run an hypervisor like xen, kvm or hyper-v. At this moment it does not seem possible to run these. This would enable us to have almost native virtualisation of several OS's.
I have an Acer 7720-6604 notebook. For Power Settings I usually keep it on "High Performance" when plugged in (I'm usually gaming). I've found that when I unplug it with this setting, it acts like it's on "Power Saver" mode, which equals a big drop in frame rates when I game. I checked out event viewer and it shows this message as associated:
"Event 2, Kernel-Processor-Power
Performance power management features on processor 1 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware."
I've looked all over and can't find any way to fix this problem. I really haven't seen anyone else have the problem actually. It's bad though because it really makes games unplayable and shouldn't be happening on a relatively new laptop (bought it only about a year ago). I don't know what firmware I need to update or what I need to do if that's not it.
I did uninstall all of the empowering technology programs, including epower management. I'm not sure if it's related... I thought it was just a power scheming tool and windows has it's own in the control panel anyways.
Someone please help. I don't want to have to format or send it in for repairs if I can help it. Acer has an expensive repair fee (so I hear). I will format if I have to but I don't know that it will fix anything.
i jsut DL'd the CL50134_Winflash.zip from acers website to try and fix some issues i've found this can fix, i extracted it, shutdown all apps i could, hit start or run and up popped an error message.. system froze... sat there for about 30+ min (i was freakin the whole time) and nothing didn't move.. didn't budge... my screen saver popped on but before that it hadn't moved an inch... can't toggle capslock or numlock.. can't even get rid of the screen saver now.... i shut the system down (the bad way) and now nothing.. can't get it to turn on at all....
It runs like XP with 256MB of memory and this system has 3GB's. The HDD's on this are large WD 160's at 5400rpm, so it cant be them.
I have disable Aero and gotten rid of (uninstalled) the 90day trial Norton.
I am running AVG Free for an AV. Ultimate is a 64bit system
Just opening a new site in IE takes on the average of 15secs or so and initial start up, seems to take forever.
I have went into power management and amended the screen to never turn off and also the HDD's to never turn off.
Before I did this, it went into some sort of sleep/hibernation mode and couldnt figure out how to wake it. I tried using the "sleep mode" at Start>Sleep and it went into sleep fine but when pushing the Power button to re-awaken, I waited about 5 mins and it still didnt awake.