Aspire is a line of personal computers made by Acer.

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Acer 3810T Black Screen of Death - Just a dead LCD backlight, way to fix?

I have an Acer Aspire 3810T and I recently encountered the black screen of death. I've found articles suggesting that this could be a bug in the BIOS and that if I flash the BIOS it could fix it, but ...
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Using WPA2 with Acer Aspire 1450 on Windows XP Home Edition SP3

I'm trying to connect an Acer Aspire 1450 to a WPA2 (so it's recognized by another apple machine connected to the same) wireless network, without success. I've installed the latest drivers for the ...
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Bootable CD for Phoenix BIOS recovery?

My BIOS got bricked during updating process. On the Internet I found solutions which suggests to create a bootable USB and then hold FN+esc keys etc to restore BIOS but unfortunately neither my USB ...
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Acer Aspire 5532 failing

My Acer Aspire 5532 (purchased oct. 2009, and dualbooted ubuntu 10.09 and windows 7) began to go to the splash screen and then displays a white screen and starts over every time I turn it on. I know ...
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Odd hardware problem that requires a power cycle

I've been having an odd problem intermittently every several weeks with my Windows 7 PC. If I put it to sleep, occasionally, when I try to wake it up, the monitor will receive no signal. It seems ...
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Laptop freezes when being idle for a while, what can I do to get a clue?

This has happened a few times, when I haven't used my laptop for 10 minutes or so, it just freezes. I had to power cycle it. Does this sound like a hardware issue? What can I do to diagnose this ...
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Acer Aspire 9300 - Windows 7 Drivers Needed

I bought an Acer Aspire notebook with Vista several years ago. It's great laptop and has served me well since I have been running it. The thing is, since Vista was crap back then, I downgraded to XP ...
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is a mini PCIe SSD worth it?

Question: Is getting a mini-PCIe worth investing in? Info: I have a an Acer Aspire 1 n270. It has this mini PCIe slot that is just sitting there empty. I would like to change this, and I would like ...
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what to do if a computer gets a blue screen when trying to install windows xp

What might be the reason why I get blue screen when I try to install windows xp. on a laptop. Specifically an Acer aspire laptop with AMD Processor. What do I do to make it work. Its probably not the ...
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Upgrading Laptop HDD

I have an Acer Aspire 3500WLMi laptop. It currently has a 40gb hard drive which I would like to upgrade. Could someone talk me through the process? I've listed my concerns/queries: Can I buy and ...
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Disabling Keyboard Wakeup for Ubuntu 10.04 on Acer 1810TZ

My Acer Aspire 1810TZ laptop suspends fine but wakes up on any slight key-press. I would like to disable this behaviour. I read that it involves disabling something in the /proc/acpi/wakeup but SLPB ...
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virtual box cannot detect webcam in ubuntu

I have installed virtual box for ubuntu 9.10. I installed a windows xp inside it. And I don't know why it does not make the webcam available for the yahoo messenger installed in xp. When I click on ...
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What is Acer Mobility Center Plug-in?

Is it crapware and safe to uninstall or does it have some sensible function?
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Ubuntu network card problem

Several days ago, I installed Ubuntu 9.10 onto my Acer Aspire 3100 laptop, running it alongside Widows Vista as a dual-bootable system. Creation of the Ubuntu boot CD went fine, and the installation ...
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Acer Aspire Timeline - Power control application?

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire Timeline 3810TZ notebook. It comes equipped with 2 modes, one for power saving (screen is dimmer, etc) and another for when connected to a power source. However, ...
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Whats the difference between Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 and Acer Aspire AS7740-5142?

Acer Aspire AS7740-5142 Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 I'm scratching my head over the large ($150+) price difference that I'm finding between these two problems. The only thing I can see is that one ...
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Missing boot manager while booting from USB hard drive

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB hard drive, it says "Missing Boot MNGR". It only boots from CDs and DVDs. This is an Acer Aspire with Windows 7 boot manager.
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Can I use charger of Acer Veriton L410 for Acer Aspire laptops? [closed]

Can I use charger of Acer Veriton L410 for Acer Aspire 3620 laptop?
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Can't install Windows 7 on Acer Aspire M1100

When I install Windows 7, everything goes smooth but as soon as it's done and Windows needs to reboot for the last time before getting the desktop, the computer stucks to Verify DMI Pool ...
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How to disassemble an Acer Aspire 5730

I have an Acer Aspire 5730-4163 whose power jack has died. I'm looking for a disassembly how-to or service manual, preferably with clear pictures. Google hasn't turned up anything for me. Anyone know ...
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Restore XP on Acer Aspire One netbook

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook which came with Windows XP (but no CD) on which I have since installed Xubuntu 9.10. Now I am trying to sell it, but I cannot find a way to recover XP. I have ...
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acer aspire 5102WLMi turning off

I got this laptop to reinstall windows xp on it because it was working too slowly. Soo after I finally made it to backup all the data, which took like million hours to get those 100GB via LAN, and ...
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How to recover the BIOS password of Acer aspire 4720 lappy?

Am having an acer aspire 4720 laptop.It contains an phoniex security. So am unable to enter into bios settings due to the unknown password.So how can i get or remove the password.And one more problem ...
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Atheros ar5005g

I have a wireless atheros ar5005g card in my Acer aspire 5040 laptop.My problem is "cannot find network".All other wireless laptops see my network . I have win7 installed with the latest drivers.Any ...
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How to turn off the Acer Aspire 7738 Power Button LED light?

The Acer Aspire 7738 has a large blue light emitting power button, top left on the keyboard. Its light is rather distracting and I want to turn it off. How can I disable this light?
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Might my Acer laptop be limited to 2GB RAM?

I have an older run of the mill Acer Aspire 4720Z laptop which is about 2 years old and came with 1 GB of PC-5300 RAM. I just purchased 4 GB of PC-4300 in 2 sticks and when I plug them both in the ...
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Troubles installing windows 7 on a acer aspire m1641

I'm having problems with instaling Windows 7 on a acer aspire m1641. For some reason, the recovery disk isn't ready, because when sellecting the boor options, no D2D is available. (maybe there is a ...
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Why does my laptop shut down on its own?

My laptop shuts down. It happened several times so far, and there is a pattern; after I leave it for an hour or so, power saving activates, and then I start using it again for 10 - 15 minutes when ...
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Disable Touchpad or PS/2 mouse

i wonder if someone can help me - I've been asked by a friend to permanently disable the touchpad on her Acer Aspire 5175Z laptop. There's a function key combo (Fn-F7) which disabled it but only ...
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External Monitor display issue when closing the lid of laptop

Has anyone experienced this with an Acer or any other laptop? I am working on a new Acer laptop (1810T) which I almost alway connect to an external monitor with a VGA cable. I have set graphic ...
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How to resolve Virtual Wifi Miniport adapter driver problems?

I am trying to access my home wireless internet and the troubleshooting screen says Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport adapter has a driver problem. What does this mean? I have a Acer 5532 Series ...
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Acer Aspire 5532 Problem

I have an Acer Aspire 5532 and am having a problem with turning it on. If you hit the power button to turn it on, it will light up and go to a black screen, no Acer logo or anything. You have to then ...
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One notebook core 'disappeared'

I've got Acer Aspire 5100, which, as in specifications, had once dual-cored processor. But now, one of the cores has mysteriously disappeared, and I'm not sure why (the processor now reports itself as ...
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How to get an Acer Aspire Revo to connect to the wireless keyboard and mouse?

I just got a new Asus Aspire Revo, put the batteries in the wireless keyboard and mouse, but I can't get the system to recognize either. What am I doing wrong? Note: There are next to no instructions ...
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Troubleshooting - Acer Aspire 5612WLMi - Just Dies Randomly/Laptop broken

I'm trying to help a friend with his laptop - it just started dying randomly - many times not even starting. Sometimes it boots into Windows and then dies, sometimes it just doesn't even start and ...
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Acer Aspire 1360 Recovery CDs

I have replaced a dead hard disk in an out of warranty Acer Apire 1360 laptop. The two recovery CDs I have dont appear to be bootable, they just contain .hdd and .ghs (image?) files. On the original ...
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How to require “password” when booting into Android on Acer Aspire One AOD250?

I have an Acer Aspire One AOD250 which comes with a dual-booting system with Android and Windows XP. When I boot into Android, it goes straight to the home screen without any verification of my ...
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4GB Memory Upgrade for Acer Aspire 5102WLMi

I have bought a 4GB memory upgrade (2x 2GB PC2-5300 SODIMM) for my Acer Aspire 5102WLMi (Aspire 5100 Series) laptop, I installed the two memory modules correctly however with 4GB installed the laptop ...
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laptop battery isn't seen

I have a laptop, which was most of the time on wired power. Now it seems to not work at all on battery and in Control Panel->Power Option battery isn't recognized at all(is 0%). Do you have any idea ...
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Why did I get a bios failure unannounced?

Acer aspire one (windows XP) failed to boot. Found instructions for flashing the bios Did so and it worked. All is now well. Question: why did it fail? Was it something I might have done? If so ...
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Ubuntu Remix on Acer Aspire One Netbook keeps freezing

It came with a Windows XP installation and I just couldn't deal with the screen constantly blacking out. Later on I found out they designed a specific key on this netbook for it. Anyways I installed ...
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Printing from a Linux using an Acer Aspire Netbook

A friend asked me to check why their Linux Acer Aspire netbook can't print to their HP printer. When I plugged in the USB cable, the a "balloon" popped up on the netbook saying it was installing the ...
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Acer “Empowerment” Backup

I need to learn how the Acer "Empowerment" backup actually works. Brought in today - the customer had done a complete backup in January, with incremental backups almost every week or two since. ...
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Create Factory Restore Disk for Acer Aspire D250

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook, who originaly comes with Windows XP. I will install Windows 7 on it, but before I like do create the Factory Recover Disk. The netbook don't have CD drive ...
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problem booting crusty old windows XP

I have an acer aspire laptop running Windows XP home. I believe I have some virus on it, I'm not sure--I mostly just run linux in a VM on it so I wasn't too worried. I'm not sure if that virus caused ...
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Disable tap-to-click on Aspire 4730z

I have an Aspire 4730z(Windows Vista home premium), and it seems to not have the "touchpad" option in the control panel, and the mouse options don't let me disable tap-to-click. How would I do this? ...