Aspire is a line of personal computers made by Acer.

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How much RAM can my laptop really support?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-571-6837 laptop and I've read on different sources that the maximum memory it can handle is 8GB of DDR3 (2x4GB, 4GB per slot), but I read here that the max memory the CPU can ...
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Acer Aspire V5-571G Recovery Partition

I bought an Acer Aspire V5-571pg early last year. I remembered at the time that the C drive was too big. I normally have a large collection of data which I store in the E (data) drive away from the OS ...
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Replacing notebook thermal pads

I happen to own 2 Acer Aspire notebooks - old 5737Z and newer V3-571G. One thing they have in common is overheating a lot (I wouldn't blame them, they were abused a lot). I heard it could help quite a ...
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Laptop adapter dies when connected to computer

I own am Acer Veriton l460 Yesterday I tried to start up my computer but it failed to start. These are the assumptions I made. The adapter inputs 240v and outputs 19v which i both checked with a ...
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Rapid increase of battery wear level in Acer V3-571G - more than twice in two weeks

I use HWINFO64 to get information about notebook's components. There is information about battery wear level. It is a percent of battery capacity which have been lost: batteryWear = 100% - ...
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Acer laptop won't recognize SSDs

I bought an Acer Aspire e1-472g-6844, and am trying to replace the HDD with SSD. I have tried 2 different SSDs (both from Crucial, but different models) and neither one works. I have tried 3 different ...
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USB mouse isn't working on MY laptop

I have a Acer Aspire 5750, I had recently bought the HP X1000 Wired Mouse. The problem is that the mouse isn't working on this laptop, I had installed all the drivers and plugged the USB in all three ...
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plugged in, not charging

My acer aspire r7 won't charge and it states "plugged in, not charging." Looks like this is a fairly common problem people are having. I have tried many suggested solutions that I I found ...
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Windows 7 - Acer Aspire M5811

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Desktop PC. Today I used it normally and it turned off normally to, but the next time I tried to turn it on, it became extremely slow. It's normal until I need to ...
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restore failed-error coded=0x3ed (the volume does not contain a recognized file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrputed)

I have an aspire z3101-u4062 that was donated to me. the previous owner pirated movies and went on bad web sites The computer most likely got a nasty virus. I turn on screen it just flashes a small ...
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Acer Aspire One Wireless Capability Switch Issue

My computer has all the necessities to use wifi, but my wireless capability won't turn on and when I use the front switch it shows the antenna symbol with an x every time. It's had this issue ...
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Acer Aspire 7741Z cannot install Windows

I have an Acer Aspire 7741Z that crashed on me and I had to replace the HDD. I didn't have a Windows disk to use for install so I installed Ubuntu. It works, it boots, everything is fine. Now I ...
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Acer Aspire Video Ad plays loudly when computer falls asleep

When my windows 7 Acer Aspire Desktop falls asleep about every third time I get an ad for Acer Aspire Desktops with loud music. I used to just get the audio for about five minutes, Now I get the Audio ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G doesn't wake up

I recently got a new Acer Aspire E1-572G and every time I sleep it closing the lid it is impossible to wake it up. I applied the solutions to this question but the problem persists. I already had ...
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Battery reports it's fine, but notebook won't boot /wo AC plugged in

I am running Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-581TG. I opened it up to clean (as I've done twice before), assembled it back and now observe weird behaviour: the laptop won't react to the power button ...
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acer aspire E1-422 Insyde h20 BIOS advance settings

I bought acer aspire E1 422 AMD laptop MFG:on 2013/12/03 Its MAD V technology to be used as virtual machine. But the bios(Insyde H20 EFI 3.7 ver 2.7 ) have been disabled to change the VT settings ...
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netbook screen stays black

I have an acer aspire one netbook. The screen is black but the computer turns on (LED's are on, fan is spinning, etc.) By black I mean absolutely no backlight. I tried to remove the battery and power ...
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Laptop suddenly gets turned off at charging 45%

Mine is acer aspire S7-392-9890 model ultrabook and It is very new. I just received it yesterday! I am totally happy with it except the charging. It really put me in shock when it first turned off ...
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Fresh install of Windows will not reboot, it freezes instead. Suspending will trash the install

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise (no sp, v6.1.7600) to an Acer Aspire 5560. This problem is 100% reproducible on all 7 of the Acer 5560's I've tried it on. The installer froze instead of ...
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Replaced screen in Acer Aspire, now won't power on or acknowledge it's plugged in

I recently replaced the LCD screen from a different model Acer Aspire (Both 15.6" , same connector and LED backlight) in my laptop. I've replaced LCDs from other laptops before, so I'm fairly ...
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Backlight flashes quickly and then turns off on boot (and stays off)

On an Acer Aspire 47302 the backlight is off most of the time. When any of the following things happens, the backlight flashes on briefly, changes levels a few times, then turns off. The computer ...
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Acer Aspire 4715 boot error

RECOVERY Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external ...
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Flashing BIOS on Acer Aspire S7: wrong ROM file size?

I'm trying to update the BIOS on my Acer Aspire S7, which is only running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (no Windows), so that its fan would stop being so noisy. I followed the instructions on this person's post. ...
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Acer Aspire 5742G - Computer does not wake up from standby

Issue is in Windows 7 as well as in Debian Wheezy. In Windows every manufacturer recommended Driver is installed and the Bios is on the latest version. Windows was installed from the W7x64 SP1-U ...
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Why is my Acer Webcam not working anymore?

This is what happens when I open the Acer Webcam and click the icon of it. It doesn't work for some reason. I remember yesterday I accidentally installed BlueStacks but uninstalled it afterwards. ...
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My Acer Aspire V5 571 laptop powers on but the screen remains blank

I was on Skype on a hot day inside the house yesterday and our 6 month old laptop just went blank but still powers on. I can turn it off by holding the power button for a length of time.
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Screen Won't Light on Startup

I got this Acer Aspire 7714z-4839 from my grandmother just the other day without the original charger. I managed to find a proper power supply to charge it, and after an hour or so, I turned it on. To ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G won't wake up from sleep

I have this laptop at work, Acer Aspire E1-572G, and whenever it sleeps, it does not want to wake up whatever I do. I put it to sleep by closing the lid or FN + ALT + F4. I tried of course opening ...
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External monitor not going to sleep

I have an Acer Aspire 5750g, my problem is that when my laptop goes to sleep or shut down, the external monitor keep saying that no input and won't go to sleep mode.Everytime I have to turn off the ...
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Is there an Acer battery management tool that limits the battery charge? Should I even bother?

I have a personal laptop (Lenovo Z470) at home and what I like about it is that its battery management software has a setting called "Best Battery Health" which makes the laptop stop charging at 50% ...
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Front panel pins not identified on motherboard - Acer RS740DVF

I had to exchange the case for an Acer Aspire M1201. The motherboard used in that build is an Acer RS740DVF. The trouble I'm having is that neither could I find a service or user manual for that ...
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Acer laptop no power signs

I have a 3-4 year old acer aspire 5742g laptop. The past month it has been misbehaving a bit.When I plugged in the power it would take about 5 mins to show any power signs (battery charging light) ...
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Can Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook play/display 3D movies?

I have an Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook and an Aaxa LED 3D Pico projector, both connected through HDMI cable which supports 3D. The projector information does mention 3D movies but, while playing 3D media ...
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Acer Aspire 7535G Windows 8.1 upgrade, HDMI sound failing

After upgrading wo Windows 8.1 from 8.0 I can no longer properly play sound: I can play sounds like this: Windows Control panel "Sound" without HTMI cable connected: Yes Netflix without HTMI cable ...
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How to change mouse scrollwheel lines on an Acer Aspire 7741?

My Acer Aspire mousewheel is set to the default setting and I need to increase the amount of lines it scrolls by. Normally this wouldn't be a problem on Windows 7, but the Mouse Properties Window does ...
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Acer Aspire BSOD eRecovery corrupt

Fixing a laptop for a friend, acer aspire 5349, booting into safe mode failed...BSOD PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Googled and toms hardware replies seem to suggest bad RAM. Oddly though I managed to ...
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Acer Aspire 5742 - Black screen on boot

Having trouble with an Acer Aspire 5742. After pressing the power button the screen backlight comes on but it stays black. The Windows(7) chime sounds and when plugged into an external VGA display ...
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Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB? [closed]

Would it be better to use a USB or a SD card as use for ReadyBoost? I run windows 7 on a acer aspire laptop. It has a built in SD-card reader, and usb 2.0 ports.
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Brand new Acer Aspire V3-722G randomly restarts constantly

Yesterday my Acer Aspire V3 arrived, but I have been having a lot of trouble with it. Basically, it will suddenly restart every 5-10 minutes. It seems more likely to happen if I try run a couple ...
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How do I correctly apply thermal paste on a laptop CPU with a small surface area?

I watched several videos on YouTube, went through a lot of overclocking forums and websites, but I am yet to find a "correct" answer to this question. Some agree with the "pea method" where you apply ...
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Cannot install ArchLinux on Acer Aspire containing windows 8

I am in a tad bit of a problem . I am trying to install ArchLinux on my new Acer Aspire V5 http://i.imgur.com/xvkvFPx.jpg . I have made my OS usb bootable using software from pendriveinux.com . I have ...
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Aspire 5741g laptop display corruption a few minutes after boot

What could be the reason that my Acer Aspire 5741G laptop always gets corrupted graphics a few minutes after boot? (Intel Chipset, Ati Graphics) It happens kernel independent. It happens in Windows ...
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Scrollbar not working on Acer Aspire v5

I have a new Acer Aspire V5 (purchased from Acer). I installed Windows 8 in it as been recommended by Acer. Problem is the scrollbar of the touchpad is not working. I have downloaded synaptic driver ...
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How do I install Windows 7 32-bit on a UEFI-based system?

I own Acer M5 recently and it comes with 64-bit Windows 8. I need it to run Windows 7 x86. I changed the BIOS setting to boot under Legacy BOOT instead of UEFI mode. I created my bootable USB using ...
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acer 5755g battery backup sudden decrase from 3hrs charging to 1 hr…what is the cause?

Few days ago my acer 5755g have 3 hours battery backup but now my battery backup is just 1 hour lasting .i asked to some acer customer he answered me may be the last format was done with charging .now ...
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Does Acer Aspire P3 suport external usb powered disks

(I hope this won't be an inappropriate question for this site as it will be my first question here) I am thinking in buy an Acer Aspire P3, however is does haven't a SD interface and my doubt is with ...
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Partially Charge Acer Laptop to Increase battery life

I own an Acer Aspire 5755G on Windows 7 x64 and I recently read that keeping your battery charged at 100% the whole time degrades battery life. The problem is, I always keep it in my laptop but ...
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What is this “plate” on the bottom of my Acer Aspire One ZG5 and can I replace the WiFi card with just this?

I was reading some online tutorials on how to replace my WiFi card in a old netbook I have laying around, and one of them was very different in the steps. Instead of disassembling the whole enclosure, ...
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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 ...