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Replaced optical drive with SSD in caddy, but BIOS freezes (Acer Aspire 5740-5847)

I tried replacing the optical drive of my Acer Aspire 5740-5847 with an Intel SSD (inside a caddy I bought from ebay), but then the BIOS freezes, after showing that it has detected both hard drives - ...
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Acer aspire laptop (Win7-64) forgets my settings

I've had a Windows-7 (64) Acer aspire laptop working fine for several years. Occasioanlly it gets used by house quests and people other than myself. Now today when I switch it on, it appears to have ...
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Need Acer Aspire One D270 video driver for Win8

I have installed Windows 8 on my machine and except for the video driver all is working fine. Where/how can I find a suitable driver for my Acer Aspire One D270, 10.1" netbook?
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Power use on Acer Aspire (Cannot remove battery), How to save battery life?

I own an Acer Aspire m5-581t, In which the battery cannot be removed, I use my laptop all the time for 6-7 hours everyday. Do I just keep the battery at 100% connected to the AC power or shall I ...
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Acer Aspire One getting extremely hot

I have an Acer Aspire One D250-1197. I really better type fast before it overheats again... For some reason, I'm having a problem with heat on my netbook only when I run Joli OS (Ubuntu 9.10 LTS?). ...
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Disable Acer's Auto-Rotate Lock Toggle In Windows 8

I have an Acer Aspire R7, and I'm happy enough with it except for the way Acer handles the Auto-Rotate Lock. Auto-Rotate in Windows 8 Normally in Windows 8 if you rotate the physical screen, a ...
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base system device has yellow exclaimation mark

I just had windows 7 reinstalled as my computer crashed now my webcam wont take a picture or cant read my sd card. says base system device driver has a yellow exclaimation mark could this be the ...
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Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my laptop

Can I replace a SODIMM SDRAM with SODIMM DRAM in my Acer aspire 5742g? I want to update my memory, but all this types are confusing me. I looked at my computers memory and it says it has a SODIMM ...
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Camera issues on Acer Aspire Timeline

I have strange issues with my webcam. In browser it works just fine (in Flash, for example). But when I go to Skype options it says I don't have any webcams. I can see webcam in device manager and it ...
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Acer Aspire 7741Z 5731 black screen at boot

From the off state, turning the laptop on causes the screen to turn on, but remains black. The CPU fan is activated, and the air that it is pushing out is warm. There's no acer logo or BIOS POST ...
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My Computer Doesn't Start Up

I'm using an Acer Aspire L320(Windows Vista) and have no idea what happened to it! It doesn't start up (no visual on my monitor at all) and although the power button LED light still comes on, the ...
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How can I keep my laptop fan on the entire time?

I have a fan on my laptop that doesn't turn on often enough. The computer doesn't crash, but becomes very laggy. When the fan turns on the computer starts running fast again. How can I keep the ...
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Acer Aspire 5755g randomly shuts down when moving the machine

I have an Acer Aspire 5755g that will sit and run fine on my desk but whenever I try to lift my laptop to another location it will randomly shut down. It is not overheating because I can turn it back ...
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Is there a way to re-install vanilla Windows 8 on an Acer laptop?

I want to get rid of the factory settings and default apps on my Acer Aspire v5, and have a clean Windows 8 install on this equipment. Is this possible? Do I have to buy another copy of Windows 8 for ...
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Acer Aspire One screen resolution 1366x768

I had XP running on my Acer Aspire One model AO75h1. Now with Windows 8, I'm not able to install Vista display driver - when I try, the "Operating sytem is not supported". The display runs at 1024x768 ...
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Disable a key in windows [duplicate]

The laptop keyboard has been giving me some problems over the past couple of days with the home and end keys 'acting' like struck at any random point of time. 'Acting' as in , they dont seem struck ...
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Advanced Boot Options menu opens every time I try to boot up my Acer Aspire S3 with Windows 7

Every time I start up my Acer Aspire S3 goes to the Advanced Boot Options menu. Selecting the 'Start Windows normally' option works fine - the machine boots up normally but it's just annoying that ...
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Display problems with graphic cards

I've got an Acer Aspire 4820TG Laptop with internal Intel & ATI graphics My Harddrive crashed recently and i lost all my software for my ATI GPU.. I managed to retrieve all of the software and ...
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Should I remove old thermal pads while changing video card?

Video card of my acer laptop has broken down and I bought a new one. The seller gave me a thermal paste to use, but the place where I am gonna insert the new card to has some termal pads from the ...
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Acer AOD260 No webcam after restoring?

I have an Acer Aspire One D260 32-bit netbook. I've restored the computer a few times & for awhile now, the webcam hasn't restored. I cannot find the webcam in "devices" & am unsure what to ...
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Playing Blu-Ray discs on an Acer Aspire laptop

I bought this (otherwise very nice) laptop around 3 years ago, but Blu-Ray never worked on it. (Even though it was promoted as Blu-Ray compatible with stickers on it and what not.) ‎ Acer/Windows ...
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Difference between batteries for Acer Laptops?

My girlfriend's Acer Aspire One battery is no longer working, and I am trying to find a replacement for her online. Her exact model is Acer Aspire One 533-23Dww. However, I have not been able to ...
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How to read and save BIOS from GeForce GT630M to change throttle temperature in Acer V3

ORIGINAL POST Please skip to EDIT Hello I am using the Acer V3-571G which has set GPU throttling temperature to really low value(lower than other manufacturers) it makes GPU useless it throttles ...
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Alternatives to Dolby Home Theater application?

Dolby Home Theater is an application which is installed by default on many Acer laptops. It improves sound using an equalizer, AND has other enhancers such as Volume Leveler, Dialog Enhancer and ...
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Maximum Memory for Acer Aspire 5672wlmi

I wanted to upgrade the memory in my Acer Aspire 5672wlmi. By default, there are 2 x 1GB DDR2 installed and I wanted to upgrade to 3GB, so I bought a 2GB DDR2 PC667. When I replace one of the ...
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acer aspire 4736g shut down unexpectedly

My laptop currently has some weird issues. My laptop shuts down without bluescreen. It happened randomly. I don't think it should Be overheating problem because I've just applied new thermal paste ...
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Stop GPU core throttling in Acer V3-571G which makes graphics card useless

I have bought Acer V3-571G it has GeForce GT630.Games are running superb... but just for a 2-3 minutes until this card warms up. I have updated BIOS from 1.08 to 1.13 and the memory stopped throttling ...
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TriDef 3D support in Ubuntu with Aspire 5738DG

I have an ACER Aspire 5738DG with Ubuntu 12.10 on it. The graphics are ATI 4570HD. Once I tried to install drivers and I had troubles deleting the drivers because of screen errors. On my Windows 7 ...
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Windows 8 screen resolution on a acer aspire one 1366x768

I have just installed windows 8 on my acer aspire netbook, I made sure I had the required resolution of 1366x768. Once installed I can not get 1024x768, I tried downloading and installing the win 7 ...
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Merely chainloading an Acer Recovery Partition deleted all data

I was starting a backup of Acer's factory restore partition located inside of an extended partition to determine whether or not it still worked. I clicked "take no action" once I saw that it had, in ...
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How to control fan speed on Acer V3-571G

Speed fan, Gpu Tweaker any many more do not detect any fans on my laptop. How can I gain control above them? My computer is getting warm really fast and I would like to do something about that. Acer ...
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My acer aspire laptop suddenly stopped working, just a blank screen

My Acer aspire laptop suddenly stopped working while it was connected to my Nokia mobile modem through USB. It stopped with power switch staying on and no response to clicking off, no irregular sound, ...
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Laptop turning off when fan is spinning hard

My laptop seems to have reach its lifespan. Its an Acer laptop so I guess that's normal. But I'd like to hear your opinions about this. My laptop is only 2 years old. I haven't heard the fan spinning ...
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Diagnosing RAM issues

I have an old Acer Aspire T180 desktop. The specs are as follows: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 160GB DVD-Writer (DVD±R/±RW) Gigabit Ethernet 17" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Windows ...
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Sound card issues (High Definition Audio Controller)

I have a 5-year-old Acer Aspire 4520. Until a month back it was working beautifully on Windows 7 32bit. But then out of the blue, the sound stopped working. I've tried reinstalling the OS 3-4 times. ...
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Fail to install any OS on laptop

I have this weird problem I never seen before. I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop Acer Aspire 6920 (I have two of them). One of them is in working condition (Windows 7 installed), the other ...
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How to restore OEM software after upgrade from Vista to WIndows 8 on Notebook, Aspire 6935G

Recently I upgraded my notebook from Vista home premium to windows 8 pro, now after updating most of the preinstalled programs by Acer, I've found out they are not restored as before. For example, I ...
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Is there any way to fix this crack in my laptop

I have an Acer Aspire5250 that I've had for almost a year. Recently, it got a crack above one of the USB ports. Is there any cost effective way to repair this or is this something I'm just going to ...
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Acer Aspire Revo R3600: One long, two short beeps while booting, with no video

I have a Revo R3600 to repair and the PC starts to boot, but immediately beeps, followed by a slight pause, then two short beeps that are close together. There's no output on the monitor at any ...
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How To Recover My Data From Not Detected Hard Disk?

I am using Acer Laptop one day before my Hard Disk is not detected in BIOS and not booting it's shows Insert Boot Disk and I am try another H.D.D it's boot perfectly in my Laptop but,I want detect and ...
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Is there a way to set my computer's resolution to 1366X768?

Because of this statement: "The resolution that supports all the features of Windows 8, including multitasking with snap, is 1366x768." found here: ...
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Acer ASPIRE 5830G WIFI Driver ReInstalled. Still intermittent Connection

I've WiFi and 2 laptops. internet is ok with one of them but with another connection is sometimes dissapeared. It is intermittent. I've already downloaded latest version of wifi driver from ...
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Stop Touchpad from disabling itself when I press any keys?

I have an acer E1-571 laptop, with an ELAN Smart Pad. Unfortunately the "Smart" pad is a bit too smart. It automatically disables itself while I am pressing any keys. This is useful when typing. ...
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Acer Aspire One Battery Won't Charge

My Acer Aspire One D255 battery won't charge. I bought a new battery and that wasn't the problem. The battery light on the conputer won't light up either. Does anyone know what the problem could ...
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How to customized function key for Acer Aspire in windows 7

Many times, when copy and paste, i tend to click fn+c, fn+v instead of ctrl+c, ctrl+v, is there a way to map fn key to control key, when I do not need the fn key? Of course sometimes I need it to say ...
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when my laptop battery is fully charged should i unplug charger and let the battery discharge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power? I was wondering if when a laptop battery is full charged if one should unplug it and let the battery discharge or ...
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Acer Aspire P236HL, DVI-D to HDMI female

I bought an adapter that adapts HDMI to DVI. I connected my PS3's HDMI output to it and connected the DVI side to my acer monitor. This fails to work, even after I reset the video controls on my ...
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How can I properly clean an acer laptop keyboard after a spill? [duplicate]

So it happened; I spilled juice on my laptop's keyboard. It was only a little bit, but enough to instantly terrify me and make the necessary precautions to ensuring my laptop's safety. So I did ...
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Acer makes monitor go to power safe mode unless in safe mode

I have an acer aspire x3200 Monitor says no input signal (go to power safe mode) I was only able to use computer in safe mode The computer was on (power safe mode) for two weeks. The monitor is ok ...
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HDMI doesn't work on Acer Aspire R3600 [closed]

My HDMI cable won't connect when I plug one end into the HDMI slot on the Acer Aspire R3600 and the other into a Samsung DVD player. What could be causing this? Is there anything else I should be ...