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Acer Aspire 5742Z Number Keypad stopped working

Question: Acer Aspire 5742Z Number Keypad stopped working

Hi Guys
I am sure you get this a lot, but I just cant solve it
One day it worked, the next, not
It may have been an accidental FN plus another key
Have tried;
FN + F12
FN + Num Lock
Number Lock alone
All to no to avail

Pls help me, am sure its quite straight fwd

Thnx in advance guys

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Answer: Acer Aspire 5742Z Number Keypad stopped working

Hi and welcome to TSF check the user manual from page 26 Acer | Download manual in the link

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i have tried the num lock key. The number simply don't work.

Answer:Keypad on Acer Aspire laptop isn't working

How are you turning your numeric keypad? On a laptop the numeric keypad is integrated with the keyboard. In order to turn it on/off you usually have to use the Fn key and one of the function keys. On my laptop it is Fn and F11. You will see the light for the numeric keypad turn on. You turn it off in the same fashion. The procedure varies for every model of laptop so read the manual for the proper procedure for your model.

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Question: Acer Aspire 5742Z

I just bought this laptop. it's running Win7 and IE8. When I browse certain link graphics won't display (i.e. - .png files). Any ideas?
 

Answer:Acer Aspire 5742Z

Have you bought the LT new or second hand, if second hand then you could try any one of these links 1st http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=106650 helps with some basic PC cleaning if that one fails and gives you no joy then try 2nd link http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=208809 follow all the instructions and post all the required logs back into the malware section !
 

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I just cleaned inside my acer aspire 5742Z (intel pentium cpu P6100, 2.00GHz, 4 gb ram, intel hd graphic), I cleaned the fan well. now the temperature when they are on the desktop or do normal things, like surfing on the internet is 40 ° C and maximum can reach 50 ° C.when I watch a movie in 1080p the temperature is around 60 ° C and never exceeds 70 ° C, when I play a game online very heavy, the temperature reaches a maximum of 80 ° C.What do you think?

Answer:acer aspire 5742z temperature

80c is getting hot, but if your laptop is not shutting itself down you are probably OK.Processors have temp protection built in and will shut down the system before it gets damaged.You could get a laptop cooler for when you're gaming and watching movies.Sometimes putting new thermal compound will bring down the temps.Here is a good guide:http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-tos/how-_give_your_laptop_cooling_overhaul

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Hi complement to every one here.... Plz i really need you guys help.. My system just crashed and is requesting for window installation disc for it to start working and my system didn't come wit any disc.. My system started malfunctioning.... And i restored back using acer erecovery....And tryin to backup my files. it finish the restoring and was tryin to start up the window wen an error occured sayin " windows was not properly installed. Please restart your system to complet the installation" which i did and it was repeating the same thing. and it is requesting for the system windows installation disc to reinstall the windows... Plz am confuse don't know what to do my life is in that system..my project and researchs are in that system don't want to loose any of them.... I just have 4day left to defend my project... Plz am seriously in need of you guys help have heard so much about you guy.. Don't let me down...my case should nt be different

Answer:My windows 7 acer aspire 5742z

try the acer recovery again

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Thought I might try connecting my JVC mini-cam GR-D340E/EK to the laptop. Am trying to buy a cable to do the job but am rather unsure what the description is of both plugs.
Also is HDMI the same as IEEE ??

Answer:HDMI lead for Acer Aspire 5742Z

I have an ACER Aspire 5742G so almost the same as you have. IEEE is a standardisation institute. HDMI is... don't you know what a hdmi cable is?

HDMI is mainly used to send video and sound to another device. For example a blue ray player can send video and sound to television using a HDMI cable. It transfers digital (not analog). HDMI 1.4 has more capabilities such as send a signal back. For example you switch the television to a new normal channel... blue ray switches off automatically. Buy the cheapest for about 4 dollar! There's no such thing a high quality cable! This is because it's all digital information with error checking. Only if cable is longer as 3 meters it can give to much errors and fails. Or if you bend it to much it can break. Otherwise...... buy a cheap one.

But as far as I know you want to send video to laptop and save it on harddisk(?)
So you want to input to laptop using HDMI. What graphics card is in machine (radeon HD 5400)? On that card specifications:

Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio



Integrated HD audio controller Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
For example you can connect your laptop to television or audio amplifier using HDMI cable. It sends sound and video from laptop to device.

But that's not what you want(?)

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Greetings,I am working on my Acer Aspire 5742z-4685. It does not have the hard drive screws and the back panel (that covers the hard drive and network card) screws. How can I determine:(1) what screws are needed, and(2) where I can buy them.(3) Additionally, is there anywhere I can get an exploded view of Acer Aspire 5742z-4685? Thanks, Pat













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Answer:replacement screws for acer aspire 5742z-4685

 Hello Pat, The back panel (that covers the hard drive and network card):42.R4F02.001 - COVER DOOR UNILOAD UMA The hard drive screws (HDD bracket):86.R4F02.005 - SCREW.3.0D.3.0L.K.4.9D.NI (Screw M3x3 - Qty:4) You can request a quote and place an order from your Acer store in using the customer service form.In the form:1- You select in "Please Select a Subject: Other"2- In "Describe the Problem:", you indicate the S/N of the laptop.3- Example:    "Price request for the following spare parts:     - P/N, description     - Etc" You'll receive a quote by mail (pdf document). You can also phone them.

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I have acer Aspire 5742z with Windows 7 64 bit home. Awhile back my resolution changed from 1366 x 768 to 1200 x 768. I believe this occurred after a windows update. Well I went to play a video game, Neverwinter Nights. The resolution in the game also changed. So I began looking into my video card settings. When I ran the direct x diagnostic test, there is nothing listed. When I check device manager, and display adapters, I find Intel HD Graphics. I cannot change my resolution back to 1366 x 768, the highest I can get is 1200 x 768. Anyone think they can help me get my resolution back, I think it will cause the fps on the game to go back to normal as well.

Answer:Confused about graphic card on Acer Aspire 5742z

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ant33Man33


I have acer Aspire 5742z with Windows 7 64 bit home. Awhile back my resolution changed from 1366 x 768 to 1200 x 768. I believe this occurred after a windows update. Well I went to play a video game, Neverwinter Nights. The resolution in the game also changed. So I began looking into my video card settings. When I ran the direct x diagnostic test, there is nothing listed. When I check device manager, and display adapters, I find Intel HD Graphics. I cannot change my resolution back to 1366 x 768, the highest I can get is 1200 x 768. Anyone think they can help me get my resolution back, I think it will cause the fps on the game to go back to normal as well.


Might be as simple as re-installing the driver. I suggest you go to Acer and download and install the most current version of the driver you can also check in device manager to see if the driver is listed and working

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.

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Answer:acer aspire 5742Z-4813 windows 7 no sound, red X a...

It almost sounds like you may need to Uninstall your sound in Device Manager, Then re install your sound driver that you can get off acer support page for your device. IF that don't work for some reason windows isn't finding your laptop speakers...  Here is your systems DL page http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers/3279;-;Aspire%205742Z you can pick 7 32 or 64bit what ever you are running. have you tried to plug in some headphones or something to see if it changes and works though them? James  

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Acer Aspire 5742z won't boot when pressing power button, it is charging but hdd light doesn't turn and it just says there powered on but not booting.Thank you for your guidance!

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I have out my acer laptop and my dell inspiron on the same network. My laptop can access my dell, but it doesn't work the other way around. HELP!

Answer:Acer ASPIRE 5742Z not talking to Dell Inspiron

I also can't print to my dell inspiron's printer.

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It is not my computer but I am fixing a few issues with it but I need to get on the internet with it etc.
I have a brand new Cisco router that I bought today and for some reason it won't connect to it or the old router.
I had no problems whatsoever connecting my other computer via Wifi.
What happens is that it connects to the router but then it says limited to no internet access etc.
Not sure what to do?

Answer:Acer Aspire 5742Z WiFi Connectivity Problem?

try to dl winsock

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Hi Folks, the laptop am working on Acer Aspire 5742Z boots up, then black srceen with mouse only, have reimaged it three times, works for 3 - 8 hours then stops and then black srceen with mouse only.

I have update bios after 3 crash.

Event log shows following

Warning 1/25/2013 8:11:17 AM Diagnostics-Performance 108 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/25/2013 8:11:17 AM Diagnostics-Performance 101 Boot Performance Monitoring
Error 1/25/2013 8:11:17 AM Diagnostics-Performance 100 Boot Performance Monitoring
Error 1/25/2013 8:11:17 AM Diagnostics-Performance 200 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Critical 1/25/2013 7:52:50 AM Diagnostics-Performance 100 Boot Performance Monitoring
Error 1/25/2013 7:51:24 AM Diagnostics-Performance 351 Standby Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/25/2013 7:51:24 AM Diagnostics-Performance 310 Standby Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/25/2013 7:51:24 AM Diagnostics-Performance 302 Standby Performance Monitoring
Error 1/25/2013 7:51:24 AM Diagnostics-Performance 302 Standby Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/25/2013 7:51:24 AM Diagnostics-Performance 300 Standby Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/24/2013 5:15:53 PM Diagnostics-Performance 203 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/24/2013 5:15:53 PM Diagnostics-Performance 201 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Critical 1/24/2013 5:15:53 PM Diagnostics-Performance 200 Shutdown Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/24/2013 5:15:53 PM Diagnostics-Performance 101 Boot Performance Monitoring
Warning 1/24/2... Read more

Answer:Acer Aspire 5742Z boots up, then black srceen with mouse only

issue please respond there. Thank you.

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Hi

My girlfriends laptop seems to be acting funny lately. I was wondering would someone mind looking at these and tell me if anything looks wrong!

No Ethernat controller and Printer port in Device manager. DVDRW drive wont work when I go into my Computer and right click and press Eject it does open.

I've service pack 1.

Laptop spec are

Acer Aspire 5742Z
Intel Pentium Processor P6100
15.6 HD LED LCD
Intel HD Garphics
4GB DDR3 Memory
Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n


I've attached some files of scans I done with Acer Utility. When I go to Acer website it doesn't recognize most of my drivers

Answer:Acer Aspire 5742Z, Windows 7 64bit home premium advice please!

Back up her data then restore to factory new state using the recovery partition. From the ACER Generic UG





Quote:
Restore
The restore feature allows you to restore or recover the system from a factor
default image or from previously created CD and DVD backups. You can also
reinstall applications and drivers for your Acer system.
1 Click on Start, All Programs , Acer, Acer eRecovery Management.
2 Switch to the Restore page by clicking Restore.
3 You can choose to restore the system from a factory default image or
reinstall applications and drivers.
4 Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

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So my hard drive is messed up. SMART Status says "Failure Imminent," about 500 or so reallocated sectors.

I ran Hiren's Boot CD 15.1, did WD Diagnostic, wouldn't even write zeroes, gave me an error, so I guess it's time to replace the drive.

I would like to buy a Seagate drive if possible, instead of Western Digital. And I will probably buy from Tigerdirect.ca

What kind of drive do I need? I'm kind of confused with the terms, SATA, SDD, etc.

The drive in the laptop now is Model # ATA WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0
ATA Connection
5400 RPM
500 GB

Thanks!
 

Answer:What kind of hard drive to buy for an Acer Aspire 5742Z Series Laptop?

You need an ATA or IDE laptop hard drive (2.5") Do not buy anything that says SATA nor is 3.5" in size.

There are 49 2.5" drives but not all are ATA or PATA; avoid SATA.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1277

Looks like there are 5 drive choices and all are WD.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...ame=2.5-ide-drive&Nav=|c:1277|&Sort=3&Recs=10

You need to look elsewhere if you don't want a Western Digital hard drive.
If you decide you are stuck with a WD, get the Black. Avoid blue and green because they are more problematic.

Replacing the hd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJBVC5-_-Sk

Some sites are showing a SATA hd.
Acer's support site doesn't show anything useful.

Before you buy anything determine if it is ATA or SATA. The video is showing a SATA drive.
 

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Everything else works. Fine on external monitor. Win 10 Have tried checking contacts, new screen, new ribbon cable, new lid switch No idea what to try next

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The CD/DVD drive has stopped working. When you insert a disc, normal sounds, but can here a slight ticking, then drives stops as not recognised by Windows Explorer. It has worked in the past as installed drivers from disc for new printer around 6 months ago. Any thoughts please?













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Answer:acer aspire e1-572 cd/dvd stopped working

mjmuk,
 
You can contact the Acer technical support in your region to see what options are available to you, which most likely is to purchase a new one.

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I just recently encountered a problem with my Acer Aspire E3-112 notebook keyboard that I had been able to fix and would like to share the solution with anyone who may encounter the same problem. I had used a USB flash drive to copy some files without any issues. Shortly afterwards, I noticed that the 8 key on the keyboard had stopped responding, but all other keys worked as normal. I had pressed Fn-F11 (NumLk) and the 8 key started working again. Pressing Fn-F11 again disabled the NumLk mode, and the 8 key also stopped working again. I tried rebooting the notebook, shutting down and powering back up, reinstalling keyboard driver, etc, but nothing worked. To rule out Windows OS related settings, I rebooted into BIOS, and noticed that the 8 key still didn't work when I tried to change the time, but the other number keys worked fine. The solution that finally solved the problem was to shut down the notebook, and then using a paper clip, push it into the Batery reset pinhole on the bottom of the notebook for four seconds. Upon normal powerup, the 8 key started working again. If your notebook has a removable battery, then removing and reinstalling the battery might have the same effect. 

Answer:Acer Aspire Keyboard 8 key stopped working after p...

Thanks for sharing. I've seen the battery reset fix a number of issues, but nothing as odd as the 8 key from working.
 
Cory

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hello, ive had an Acer Aspire L320 for quite a while now,

ive had it upgraded by a computer shop to make faster with some more ram and brought up the hard drive space to 320Gb and it was running fine till yesterday.

it has been running 24/7 for a while with maybe a restart every 2 months or so, and had no problems with it and now i plugged it in (after a LAN party needing space) and it wont even turn on. it turns on the fans when i plug it in and when it press the power button it doesn't respond and continues to run the fan.

I have alot of experience building computers, but this is my absolute worst nightmare because its so cramped inside. can someone direct me to what i should to to fix it or what to check and/ or replace
 

Answer:Acer Aspire L320 stopped working, HELP!

New power supply would be the first thing I'd try.
 

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Hi! FN+F5 of my Acer Aspire V5-473PG has stopped working. The other functions are working just fine.OS is Windows 8.Please help. I don't know what to do.  Thanks,E.













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Answer:Acer Aspire V5-473PG: FN+F5 has stopped working.

Hello, See this Acer topic: Keyboard shortcuts not working and My hot keys are not working, how can I fix this?

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After recent system updatea the regular keyboard stopped working only the touchscreen keyboard works. i need to know where to start in fixing this issue. Thank you in advance!Carrie 

Answer:my Acer Aspire M keyboard stopped working

jamwithcarrie39,
 
I would suggest you perform a system restore to when it was working, it could just be a recent update that caused the issue to start occurring.

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I was typing a document and I just hit it a little like just a tap and the charger stopped charging, I used a charger from another Acer laptop that looked the same and it worked even though it was too small. So I need to know where I can buy a charger that's :Input:100-240v~, 50-60Hz 1A maxOutput: 19v=== 2.1A

Answer:Acer aspire one 14 charger stopped working

You can either enter the keywords 'aspire one 14 charger' or the model shown on the charger label on ebay or amazon. Price is less than $20 for a new charger with free shipping. Jack E/NJ

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I can do a skype audio test and the mic works for the short time of the test. However when i contact someone the mic works for about a minute and then mutes itself ,i have tried a plug and play headset and the same thing happens with the headset. HELP PLEASE  thanks George

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The number keypad on the keyboard that came with my Aspire Z3 isn't working (it's not the number lock). Thinking that it was a hardware issue, I got another keyboard and the number keypad doesn't work on that one either. Have I neglected something? Any suggestions?

Answer:Number keypad not working

mwyton,
 
It sounds like a driver issue probably, did you try a system restore to when it was working? It sounds like it just suddenly starting happening, a Windows update could have caused that.

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one night i left the laptop on because i was downloading sth ... in the morning the computer was turned off and when i tried to start the thing, it worked fine up until the screen that says "Starting Windows" (i have windows 7 btw) ... and i guess right before the desktop is supposed to show up i saw a blue screen for maybe half a second and the computer restarts by itself...well the same thing kept happening everytime i tried to start the laptop...after that i tried Safe Mode, Automatic Recovery Mode, Start at previous good config., and every other option that is available after pressing F5/F8 during startup ... since that did not work i booted the computer with my windows 7 cd and tried to reinstall the OS .... after i press "Install Windows" (or sth similar) it says "Loading setup" (or sth like that) and just stays that way --and trust me i waited long enough ... since that did not work out i got a windows XP cd and tried to install it ... it loads up well enough and rite before installation the blue screen appears again (but this time it just stays there) .... the only thing i can think of is maybe that last d/l i was talking about might have been a virus or sth .... and maybe i can resolve the problem if i could somehow load command prompt and format the hard drive (i have only one partition btw) ... i read somewhere that pressing "R" just when windows setup starts should take me to Recovery Console but that didnot seem to work ou... Read more

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This is probably in the wrong location. I could not find a Laptop area for R7 or just a general Laptop.Anyway. I am running Windows 10, never had a problem with the touch screen until recently. The "Basic Information" screen says I have no pen or touch input is available.....not true. this is a touch screen. I've used it consistantly, and without problems. I don't know what to try to fix the issue. I read somewhere that it might be a "power management setting" I tried to see if it was, I opened the Properties on each of my 3 "HID-compliant vendor-defined device" to see if there was a power management option. One did have it, but it was greyed out and unchecked. Can change anything there. I tried removing all the "HID-compliant vendor-defined device" and they reinstalled on startup, but no touchscreen.I'm wondering if the latest Windows update wiped the touchscreen out!!! Please can someone help? I'm an artist, and using the touchscreen is very important to me.-Karen

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Hi Can anyone help, the mousepad on my acer aspire laptop has suddenly stopped working completely!I've tried rolling back, which didn't work, and the device is showing as working okay in the mouse settings.I'm now wondering if it isn't a physical problem, anyone have any advice?CheersMinski

Answer:Help - mousepad suddenly stopped working on acer aspire

System Restore.Reinstall pad drivers.

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Today as I turned on my Aspire V3 laptop I found the system running extremely slow. Opening task manager I found RAM and Harddrive was almost running at 100%, then I checked it was McAfee scan that came with Pre-installation that is taking up all the resources. After about 10 minutes of running like this I decided to restart my computer. However after restart many system functions are no longer working. I can no longer access task manager. either CTRL+ALT+DEL or win-r wont bring it up. Tried MSCONFIG and again it wont start after I enter the keys. System restore similarly won't start after I click the bottons. There is no internet, clicking on device manager bottons won't bring up anything, driver update bottons similarly won't bring any response,  even reset to factory default botton won't work-was able to access the menu but when clicking on bottons nothing starts. - it seems as if the whole operating system is broke.  Since this McAfee program came with the Acer laptop (it literarily says McAfee Internet security -Acer on the program menu) was wondering if anyone from Acer knows about this issue and knows how to fix it. Thanks.

Answer:Acer aspire V3 laptop stopped working after McAfee...

Sounds like the reboot came up in safe mode. Try a shutdown, restart to see if it clears up. Rebooting while in something as intensive as a virus scan / repair is seldom safe. You should always let it continue until it's finished, even if inconvenient.

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Today as I turned on my Aspire V3 laptop I found the system running extremely slow. Opening task manager I found RAM and Harddrive was almost running at 100%, then I checked it was McAfee scan that came with Pre-installation that is taking up all the resources. After about 10 minutes of running like this I decided to restart my computer. However after restart many system functions are no longer working. I can no longer access task manager. either CTRL+ALT+DEL or win-r wont bring it up. Tried MSCONFIG and again it wont start after I enter the keys. System restore similarly won't start after I click the bottons. There is no internet, clicking on device manager bottons won't bring up anything, driver update bottons similarly won't bring any response,  even reset to factory default botton won't work-was able to access the menu but when clicking on bottons nothing starts. - it seems as if the whole operating system is broke.  Since this McAfee program came with the Acer laptop (it literarily says McAfee Internet security -Acer on the program menu) was wondering if anyone from Acer knows about this issue and knows how to fix it. Thanks.

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hellowebcam of my laptop has stopped working and also when i search for it in the device manager i find nothing like imaging driver and webcam in the device manager. i am worried about it to be solved. i hope your instant reply with would probably resolve the issue i am facing. i am hereby attaching a screenshot of what it writes upon the screen when i open camenra. thanking yo

Answer:acer aspire E71-571 series webcam stopped working

You must disable "Change TPM (TCM) State" in BIOS. (BIOS -> Security tab)First, add a supervisor password, so that function will be available.Save BIOS settings and restart the computer.That's how I managed to fix it.

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Hi,My acer laptop(Aspire V5-471PG) DVD player is stopped working,cannot load/detect disk.When I pressed the button,the DVD player won't come out.My warranty until December 2015,how can resolve this problem,please help me,thanks alot. ^_^













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Answer:acer aspire V5_471PG cd/dvd Player stopped working

There is a high probability that this is a hardware issue. As your laptop is still under warranty, you are advised to contact nearest Acer service center by using the following link for further assistance:http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service Hope this will help you.

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My touchpad suddenly stopped working and I don't know what to do about it. I've beening looking around the web for tips and tricks but to avail. I tried Fn+F7 and various similar combinatins but they don't work. I also tried going into my mouse settings to see if it was disabled. It was enabled and said it was working just fine. I then decided to do a MBAM scan because I thought it could be a virus that is casuing the problem and no threats were detected. I then read that pressing F2 during start-up and enabling the touchpad through there is an option. I tried that and the option to enable touchpad wasn't on my laptop. Finally, I read that going back into windows 8 and doing some stuff with the BIOs could help, but this is a used laptop and apparnetly used to operate Windows 8 (can't confirm though) before I got it but I don't think I can change it back. The only temporary solution I have is using an extenral USB mouse, but I want to use my touchpad as well. Help, what do I do? Thanks in advance!













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Answer:Windows Touchpad stopped working for Acer Aspire E...

Hi,Go to Acer support site, download the driver for Elantech Touchpad, save it somewhere you can access.https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/driversGo to Device manager(right click windows logo), expand "Mice and other Devices", right click Elan touchpad after highlighting it, select Properties, go to driver tab and uninsatll it, go to the downloaded driver and install it, you need to extract the downloaded driver, open the extracted folder, right click setup and run as admin.

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Samsung LaptopSamsung NP350V5C-A01US Notebook PC - 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz, 6GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6" Display, Windows 8 64-bitWindows 8.1 My number pad (right side) stops working from time to time. I can only insert 2 numbers then a menu pops up and I cannot enter any additional numbers. The number keys at the top work fine.Thanks

Answer:number keypad not working windows 8

What does the menu that pops up say? It sounds like a feature is mapped to one of your number keys on the keypad. Knowing what is exactly triggering can point to a direction to go with this issue.

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Hi, 
I have a Dell Inspirion 5558 touchscreen Windows 10 device.  
A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the number 6 on the keypad to the right no longer works.  I have attempted to remove the keyboard to see if anything was underneath and didn't see anything.
There have been times when different key strokes would be followed by the number 6.  For instance, the letters 'c' and 'e' when typed in close succession in words like 'instance' or 'glance' the number 6 would appear.  This does not happen regularly though.  
All other keys on the keypad work fine.
Please advise.
Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Steve

Answer:Number 6 Numeric Keypad not working

I'd suggest you run keyboard troubleshooting tool on the system. Please type Troubleshooting Control Panel onto [Cortana] search box, click on 'View All' , and then keyboard. Run other tools as well, see image below:

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My number keypad is not working, even thought the numlock light is on.

For the last few days, the numlock has been on constantly - it is not possible to turn in off - but the numbers or functions will not work?

Has anyone else experienced this? I've done a system restore to before it started to happed, tono avail.

I'd appreciate any ideas on how to resolve this.


Thanks

Answer:Equium P100-190 Number keypad not working

Connect the external usb keyboard to check... If it works, something wrong with hardware. If doesn't, it Os related issue.

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Help!!! yesterday it still working but today,no sounds come out from the speaker,I used headset to test it and it's work,but when I unplug my headset it still no sound,I already try to reboot using safe mode but getting confused.. what can I do???
f.y.I : I already check the sound driver,no question marks appeared.
 

Answer:My Acer Aspire 4741G laptop sounds suddenly stopped working

"I already checked the sound driver, no question marks appeared"... Do you mean no exclamation points like this (!)? If you can hear normal sound from the headset the sound driver is okay. This could be caused by a keyboard setting. Make sure the sound is all the way up and that it is not muted
 

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Please help me solve this problem, it is really annoying. I tried to access Acer ePower Management but there was an error "... stopped working". Then this error message appeared "WMIServi Application has stopped working".

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Here is a log file for reference:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:45:45 AM, on 21/1/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.7930.16406)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\TimeLeft3\TimeLeft.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Users\sarah\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.39\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Users\sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe
C:\Program Files\Axantum\AxCrypt\AxCrypt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe ... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] WMIServi Application Has Stopped Working - Acer Aspire 4710

If this is a recent problem, start by doing a System Restore..

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caps lock notifier not on....help!!!

Answer:Acer Aspire laptop caps lock notification stopped working

Check the setting in Control Panel > Ease of Access CentreClick the blue "Make the keyboard easier to use" item.Make sure "Turn on Toggle Keys" is ticked.Click 'OK'

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hi, I have the same problem as described here

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/891891-acer-aspire-7520g-winxp-keypad.html

anyone find a solution?

thanks
 

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Hi, I've installed on my Acer Aspire 7520G notebook (was delivered with Vista). Used http://komku.blogspot.com/2008/10/acer-aspire-7520-7520g-windows-xp.html to find and download drivers.

My problem is that the keyboard driver is only halfly functional. The 7520G has a 17'' widescreen, and an extended keyboard with a proper keypad. After the installation of XP Pro, I haven't been able to use anything but a regular keyboard, and to get a keypad I'll have to press Fn+F11 to activate the keypad on the regular keys (Don't use it, of course). It would be fantastic if anyone could help me with this. Vista displayed the Microsoft ehome mcir 109 keyboard, now it's the standard HID keyboard unit. Anyone got any advice?
Thanks!
 

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Hi, My Aspire V3-771G laptop keypad is having issue - the numeric-0-key stops working. SInce my power-on password contains a 0 (zero), I wasn't able to signn on unless I invoke the on-screen keyboard. Any suggestion as to what I can do to recover or replace the keypad? Winston

Answer:Acer Aspire V3-771G-6814 numeric keypad issue

Hi,Go to Device manager, expand Keyboards, highlight and right click Standard PS/2 keyboard, Properties and go to Driver tab, uninstall the driver and reboot, let windows install the driver.

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I have been having an issue over the past few weeks with random keys not working on my numeric keypad - the top row numbers all work fine. I have tried the number lock solution by enabling the on-screen keyboard and switching the number lock on that way - this solution worked a few times but not any more.I have also tried the mouse keys solution but that wasn't the issue - the keypad wasn't just performing up/down/left/right. At present numbers 1,2,5 and 6 don't respond. I have removed the actual keys to make sure there is no debris underneath that is preventing the keys from making contact and everything is clear.I'm getting super-frustrated as I use the keypad a lot. The laptop is only 2 years old and I don't really want to start paying for costly repairs on it. I have seen people mentioning possible driver updates but I couldn't see anything to download that pertained to keyboard functions. Can anyone point me in the right direction?













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Answer:Acer Aspire V3-771G-6814 numeric keypad issue

Dingo,
 
Have you thought about just replacing the entire keyboard itself, if that is in your realm of expertise. It could just be that the keyboard keys have received their fair share of wear if you use it very often.

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I updated my Acer Aspire V3-571 to Windows 10 - reluctanbtly!  The upgrade went smoothly initially, but now the keypad has stopped working. Even when I attach an external keyboard to the laptop, the digit 5 automatically gets added to each letter I type.  Has anyone come acrosss the same problem - any suggestions are welcome!

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I have Windows 7 on my HP pavilion entertainment laptop p.c.  Recently the up, down, left, and right arrow keys stopped working, or when they do work, they switch only from top directly to bottom of the screen or vice versa.  The keypad has stopped working as well.  Numbers can't be entered, direction keys won't work when num lock is off, a general meltdown for navigation.  Only the touch pad will work.  When I reboot the computer now, it doesn't go directly to my password login screen.  Instead it asks me to press f5 or f6 before it will load windows.Any ideas why this happened?  And how I could re-enable my arrow keys and keypad?

Answer:arrow keys and keypad stopped working

What happened before the problem?Any error messages?Have you tried an external USB keyboard.

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Answer:My acer V5-471 keypad not working, can you help m...

Hi,Which OS is in your laptop? Go to Device manager, expand Keyboards, highlight and right click Standard PS/2 keyboard, select Properties, uninstall the driver in Driver tab, reboot the laptop and let windows install the driver.

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A few days ago, my Lenovo Ideapad 510S keyboard backlight stopped working. Formerly, pressing Fn-Space switched the keyboard light on and off. Now the computer does not respond to Fn-Space. I am running Windows 10 . I reinstalled the energy/power management driver from the Lenovo Homepage as advised in a similar post but it didn't help. Please help. CheersAkash

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A few days ago, my Lenovo Ideapad 510S keyboard backlight stopped working. Formerly, pressing Fn-Space switched the keyboard light on and off. Now the computer does not respond to Fn-Space. I am running Windows 10 . I reinstalled the energy/power management driver from the Lenovo Homepage as advised in a similar post but it didn't help. Please help. CheersAkash

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Hi,

The numeric Keypad stop working after upgrading bios on a Satellite L350-170 ( 1.90 => 2.20 ).

Any ideas ?

Regards

Answer:Satellite L350 - Numeric Keypad has stopped working after BIOS upgrade

Set BIOS to default settings and test it again.
Does NUMLOCK button work properly (LED ON/OFF)?

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One of the best from ACER Laptop, but,I think is having serious issue of wrong DDR4 RAM clock speed configured through BIOS.My laptop is having 4GB DDR4 RAM (From Hynix, Part No- HMA425S6AFR6N-TF Serial No.-812BD89E and 812BD7C5). It is running with speed of 1067MHz. Its actual speed is 2133MHz. With Black Bird System Info PRO (Ver. 1.0.0.0), I found configured clock speed is 933MHz. It has to be 2133MHz.Acer needs to pay immidiate attention and provide necessary solution for that as system is not giving actual performance for which it is designed.  

Answer:Acer Aspire E5-553 (Part Number: NX.GESSI.003) DD...

Hi, It looks OK to me, single channel @1067MHz, dual channel 2x1067MHz.

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Hello My battery is dead and I want to replace it with a new one . However I am not getting the model number for the battery and in leading onine websites I am not sure if the battery would fit my system .My laptop battery is placed under the speaker and this is not easily removable due to which I am posting this question to help me out . Any help regarding this would be highly appreciated .   RegardsSambit













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Answer:what is the battery model number for acer ASPIRE 5...

Hello, Here is the part number of the battery for your Aspire 5830TG (only one):BT.00603.126BATTERY.AS11A.3S2P.6CELL.6KMAH

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After being on sleep mode, no response, cliked off surge protector and power light won't come on. Bottom light comes on but no response from PC to monitor. Monitor works, says no signal.Hard drive OK. Think it may be motherboard. What is OEM number for Acer Aspire am3201 ef8650a motherboard? Does anyone know where one can be puchased? Any thoughts on if it can be motherboard or other problem?

Answer:OEM number for motherboard on acer aspire am3201

You may not need a new motherboard. The existing graphics adapter is "on board" (ie integrated into the motherboard). It might just be that which has stopped working, so just buy a separate graphics card which fits into an empty PCI or PCI-Express slot.When you fit a new graphics card, the on-board one is (usually) automatically disabled so it can't interfere with the new one.

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Question: aspire 5742z

although my laptop is in black screen i want to change the battery to see if it will help with the black screen. Is it easy or hard to change?

Answer:aspire 5742z

have you tried to connect it to an external monitor or TV? just to check if you have a dead monitor or something else.

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I know this has been asked before but the answers given have not worked.1.  Edit the registery.2.  Disable fast startup.I have an Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black (VN7-791G) with Windows 8.1.  I want Num Lock on always.  When I boot the machine in the morning it is off.  When I wake the machine after a period of inactivity it is off.  I have edited the registry under the keyboard settings per other replys in these forums with no change.  I have disabled fast startup per replys in these forums again with no change.  I contacted Microsux because I think it is a windows issue but they said to contact Acer.  Acer chat is of no use they want you to pay them to modify the registry.  So here I and I believe others are stuck with a machine that does its own thing.

Answer:Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Number Lock

the registry editing was with this values?HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators value was "2147483648" change value to 2147483650

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I know this has been asked before but the answers given have not worked.1.  Edit the registery.2.  Disable fast startup.I have an Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black (VN7-791G) with Windows 8.1.  I want Num Lock on always.  When I boot the machine in the morning it is off.  When I wake the machine after a period of inactivity it is off.  I have edited the registry under the keyboard settings per other replys in these forums with no change.  I have disabled fast startup per replys in these forums again with no change.  I contacted Microsux because I think it is a windows issue but they said to contact Acer.  Acer chat is of no use they want you to pay them to modify the registry.  So here I and I believe others are stuck with a machine that does its own thing.

Answer:Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Number Lock

the registry editing was with this values?HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators value was "2147483648" change value to 2147483650

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I brought this lapto in December and the side number keys do not work my model is 
NXML8EK0284481525C3400 and my SNID [edited for privacy]
Please can you help

Answer:Acer Aspire e5-571-515g side number keys do not wo...

try thishttp://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3181/~/how-do-i-enabled-or-disable-number-lock-on-m...

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I have recently purchased an Acer Aspire 7730 laptop and generally am very pleased with it.

I have noticed however that when Num Lock is pressed, the little number lock padlock icon lights up along the top of the keyboard, however I am still able to use both sets of number pads both along the top and to the right of the main keypad.

When I press the Num Lock button again so that the padlock icon goes out, the numbers to the right of the main keypad are then locked - this appears to be the opposite of what should happen, ie Num Lock should be ENGAGED when the light is lit and DISENGAGEDl when it is not.

This is confirmed with the Caps Lock feature which has the padlock icon next to the Num Lock one. With the lamp lit caps lock is ON with lamp not lit caps lock is OFF.

To make things more confusing if Num Lock is lit, pressing the Del key to the right of the 0 (Zero) key just produces a dot which appears to be the shift function of this key. With Num Lock not lit, this keys functions as a regular Delete key again!

This does not seem right to me and I would appreciate any advice as it is annoying to have to remember two different commands for Num Lock and Caps Lock

Thanks
 

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I brought this lapto in December and the side number keys do not work my model is 
NXML8EK0284481525C3400 and my SNID [edited for privacy]
Please can you help

Answer:Acer Aspire e5-571-515g side number keys do not wo...

try thishttp://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3181/~/how-do-i-enabled-or-disable-number-lock-on-m...

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anybody seen any xp drivers for this machine?
i need to install xp as a special app for power tester only runs on xp

all the links i found are win7 drivers
acer doesnt even have it listed...

please help me, and i will buy you an ice cream...
 

Answer:Aspire 5742z xp drivers

Acer won't provide any drivers specifically for XP as this laptop was released with Windows 7 but I checked a few of the drivers on their download page and the system requirements texts mention Windows XP as well so they may be fine:

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=3279

If not, you may just need to look for the drivers for each specific component from the relevant manufacturer.

Probably not worthy of an ice cream but hopefully still useful!
 

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I'm currently looking to replace the HDD that came with my laptop. It currently uses a WD Scorpio Blue 320GB WD3200BPVT-22ZEST0, and im looking to replace it with a larger drive, specifically http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236873 or http://www.amazon.com/Black-750GB-Performance-Mobile-Drive/dp/B00DSUTX3O/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t They both should be compatible but I am unsure wether my laptop's BIOS supports a larger drive. I currently run the latest BIOS available 1.30, and the laptop model is Aspire 5742z-4629. Any help is appreciated, Thank you.













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Answer:Aspire 5742z HDD Upgrade

Hello, The Aspire 5742Z is/was shipped with HDDs of 320, 500, 640 or 750Gb and with the same motherboard.Here are the original HDDs of 750Gb:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KH.75001.011HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LFKH.75004.001HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LF/HFKH.75007.004HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LFKH.75008.009HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LF.4KKH.75008.011HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LF.4KKH.75001.011HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LFKH.75004.001HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LF/HFKH.75007.004HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LFKH.75008.009HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LF.4KKH.75008.011HDD.9.5mm.750GB.5K4.SATA.LF.4K

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Have just started using Audacity to run along-side Movie Studio 9. Am unable to get any response from the in built mike or an external mike, the "add audio" button in Movie Studio is also greyed out. Am I missing something basic here please ?

Answer:No audio from Aspire 5742z

You may need to set the default recording device and if you have "System Mixer" (may be called Stereo Mix) you should set that as the default recording device.

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. In the Recording Tab section it will display the recording device options. If the System Mixer/Stereo Mix is shown, make that the default recording device. If its not shown, RIGHT click in a blank space in that panel and then check the boxes to show disabled and disconnected devices. If it now shows up you can enable it and then make it the default recording device.

This usually takes care of the problem, if you are using the PC's sound device.

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Toshiba Satellite L505. Windows 7. Number pad stopped working yesterday. The indicator light is on. When I press it I get a tone and the light goes off, press again there is a tone and the light illuminates again. But no number functionality. With the number pad turned off the keys work - page down/up, right / left. So the keys are working, just no numbers.

Background that may be of some use. I recently attempted to change the settings on my wireless MicroSoft mouse (the wheel was too sensitive). Did I do something that might have disabled the numbers function on keypad ? I think the attempted changes were several days ago, but the number pad stopped only yesterday, so I think no relationship....

Thanks
 

Answer:number pad stopped working on right

Also just noticed - when I press the CAPS LOCK key, I also now hear a tone from the keyboard - it must be related
 

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I see inexpensive generic key boards for Aspire 5742 models but not explicitly for an Aspire 5742Z-4685. Are they all plug compatible? Some keys on my 5742 don't work and some need the be really depressed with considerable force or with repititive strokes. Any recommendation on what and where to buy a replacement keyboard? I viewed some videos and it seems relatively easy to replace the keyboard even for a manual dexterity challenged person such as me. Thanks!

Answer:Can I use a generic keyboard for my Aspire 5742Z-4...

Hello, Here is the part number of your keyboard:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KB.I170A.172KEYBD.US-INT.104K.BLKKB.I170A.172KEYBD.US-INT.104K.BLKYou can request a quote and place an order from your Acer store by phone or by chat.

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Good afternoon everybody, Hoping you all are fine, this is my issue. I attempted to do a BIOS upgrade for this computer into the most recent version "2.30" and silly me, forgot to make a backup before doing it. Now that the new BIOS version is giving me issues I don't recall which version I had previously installed (If 2.14 or 2.24). The other problem is that I'm being unable to make a downgrade to "2.24" with the Crisis Disk, even after waiting 2 hours the computer doesn't reset from the Recovery Boot Block. Any advice is more than welcome, please also let me know what information I'm missing to help y'all help me













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Answer:Aspire 5742Z BIOS Dowgrade

Try changing the filename PEW71124.FD to PEW71x64.FD. Jack E/NJ 

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I have an Aspire 5742Z and today the keyboard just quit.  Anyone here know what I can do to get it working again?

Answer:Aspire 5742Z keyboard just quit.

Did all they keys stop working? Was anything spilled on it?  Usually, the whole keyboard would need to be replaced.

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I purchased two Aspire 5742Z's a few years ago.  I have had nothing but problems with them from the start and am so disappointed in this purchase.  I have even had one worked on but the performance did not improve much.  They seem to be back to their old tricks.  I was hoping someone could help me get them less annoying again.   My problems with one is: 1)  it always wants to update every time I shut it down and it takes forever to update.  What is that about?  Is that a hardware error?  Can it be fixed? 2)  two of the three usb drives do not detect anything plugged in.  Can I get them to work again? These are just the two major issues I have with them.  I have restored the computers to factory settings but it did not solve either issue.  Can anyone help?  I am using Windows 7

Answer:Aspire 5742z-4601 Problems

ozcs1,
 
Here is a Microsoft article that discusses how to turn Windows updates on and off in Windows 7.
 
If your USB ports are not recognizing any USB devices plugged into them that could be a hardware problem, especially if you have already reloaded the system to factory defaults.

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I see inexpensive generic key boards for Aspire 5742 models but not explicitly for an Aspire 5742Z-4685. Are they all plug compatible? Some keys on my 5742 don't work and some need the be really depressed with considerable force or with repititive strokes. Any recommendation on what and where to buy a replacement keyboard? I viewed some videos and it seems relatively easy to replace the keyboard even for a manual dexterity challenged person such as me. Thanks!

Answer:Can I use a generic keyboard for my Aspire 5742Z-4...

Hello, Here is the part number of your keyboard:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KB.I170A.172KEYBD.US-INT.104K.BLKKB.I170A.172KEYBD.US-INT.104K.BLKYou can request a quote and place an order from your Acer store by phone or by chat.

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I replaced a motherboard in my friends laptop that  was constantly shutting down. I replaced the cpu, put t/p compound on it, put it back together, fired it up, it lasted 10 minutes and shut right off.  I have it on a note book cooler under it, the fan is running good, its all clean, i went in to the power options and reduced the cpu usage to %90, and it still shuts down.. If I could keep it running long enough to run a malware scan I would, is it possible the o.s. is corrupt and this is causing it?  No BSOD at all, just shuts down.. Any Idea's, please help? p.s. the motherboard is brand new (oem) tx Mac

Answer:Aspire 5742z-4601 Problems

What happened to the old Motherboard? 

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I need to replace my LED screen for my acer aspire 5742ZI think I can do repair but I am bewildered by the variety of screens available. Can anyone please advise how I can be sure I am buying the correct replacement screen?I have plugged the machine serial number into the Acer support website hoping it would display some related parts.I am in the UK and have seen some options to buy on ebay but the part numbers are a mystery.My unit is Acer 5742Z-P623G50Mnrr and there are very few listings that have this exact number. Thank you

Answer:Replace a screen on aspire 5742Z

Hi,These screens will work in your laptop, when you decide on your purchase ask the retailer for confirmation that they have the exact model in stock, most of the ebay sellers advertise AUO panels and send a compatible cheaper ChiMei panels.http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.php?ids=5713,693,695,8725

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My Acer does not recognise any devices connected vis a USB Port or the SD Card slot.
Device Manager shows all Multi Function as follows;

The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

It won't recognise my camera, Tom Tom or Xxternal hard Drive.
 

Answer:Acer 5742Z Not recognising any devices

Looks like the drivers are corrupted or not installed properly.

All of the drivers should be available from the Acer website. > http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/drivers

You will want the chipset driver and the card reader driver.
 

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Hi,

I like taking stuff apart and putting them back together to see how they work and i have a Acer 5742z with windows 7 and took it apart a couple of times and it worked every time i put back together but this time... the external sound doesn't work.. saying that the sound works on my TV fine.... so wondering how does the sound work on a laptop is it a wire i haven't put back or something... if so were about is this wire if not how do i fix it.


Thanks for your time

Answer:Acer 5742z Sound Problem

The sound jacks are soldered onto the motherboard. Unless you broke the soldered connection or shorted it.
If there is no damage to the motherboard, boot into Setup (Bios) go to Integrated Peripherals. Look for Onboard Sound, if it is disabled, using your Enter and Arrow key, Enable it.
Boot into Windows, Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager see if there are any devices with Yellow flags, if so, these devices need drivers. Go to the Acer drivers page, Acer | Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site type in your make and model# and download the Audio driver for your model.

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Sometimes some of the top row number keys stop working - a key press does nothing? Usually the 8 or 9, often the shift 9 for a bracket too ( but the one next door is fine. Any thoughts. Fairly new Acer E1 522 laptop.

Answer:some top number keys stopped working

Try a USB keyboard to verify it's the the keyboard and not software. If the USB keyboard works  then you probably have a defective keyboard. If you are still in warranty call Acer for warranty repair or call your local shop for price. 

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My laptop Acer Aspire 5742z started shutting off after being turned on.  (It will does not complete the boot up process.  Any suggestions.

Answer:"I have an aspire 5742z, which suddenly began shut...

How far into the boot does it get and does it just shut off or reboot? Does it do it in Safe mode?Try setting the Bios settings to default. 

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My laptop Acer Aspire 5742z started shutting off after being turned on.  (It will does not complete the boot up process.  Any suggestions.

Answer:"I have an aspire 5742z, which suddenly began shut...

How far into the boot does it get and does it just shut off or reboot? Does it do it in Safe mode?Try setting the Bios settings to default. 

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I'm hoping someone can help me. I have had to have a new router fitted, a Virginmedia Superhub 3, and now my laptop will not connect to it. All the other wi-fi enabled iPads, iPhone, Samsung phone, Amazon Dots, Hive, and desktop PC work with it without any problem but my Acer Aspire 5742Z just will not - though I have had it working with the Ethernet cable in place and, after adding the laptop in allowed devices in my routers online settings, it did work via the wi-fi for two days. I don't know what's changed since then but now the Acer either doesn't see the connection at all or will not connect to it when it does. I have tried updating the network adapter and uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it but nothing has made any difference, it still won't connect. Any ideas how I can resolve this, please?













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Answer:Acre aspire 5742Z won't connect to new router via ...

>>>I made sure that 2.4Ghz was enabled, as its a dual band router and the laptop only seems to do 2.4Ghz.>>> Can you check which 2.4GHz channel the router is set for? It may not be spot on.  If so, try a channel immediately above or below to see what happens. Jack E/NJ 

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Hi, I hope someone can help, the crystal eye webcam on my Acer 6930g has stopped working, I dont know what I have done, it was working fine. Now when I try to start it up a box appeers saying:

Acer crystal eye webcam.EXE - unable to locate component
Thisapplication has failed to start because Image.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

I have tried re-installing application but still keeps coming up with same box.

This is a real pain as I am now unable to skype my son who lives with his mum. Please Help
 

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Answer:I have Acer Aspire E14 and it suddenly stopped boo...

Have you tried to reinstall the operating system?
We suggest you turn it all off, remove the battery to perform a power reset and try to reinstall the Windows again.





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As you know, you can only make two downloads from the web at a time unless you go into XP's registry and add the values "MaxConnectionsPerServer". I have had my computer set this way for the last year so I can download up to 10 things at a time. It worked fine and was really convenient. Then suddnely a few days ago it just stopped working, even though those values still exist. I have tried removing and then adding them again, but no luck. The only changes to my computer (that I know of) were an auto-update from microsoft. (I tried running Ad-Aware to see if there was some spyware affecting things). I have looked around in the forums and found that a few other people have experienced this same problem. Could the latest auto-update from Microsoft have affected this? Or is there another cause?
 

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As the headline says, a large chunk of the keyboard suddenly stopped working. Ctrl, Alt, Alt Gr, PgDn, PgUp, arrow keys, and Esc, at least. I've tried reboot, hard/forced reboot, and clean reboot. There is no keyboard driver or Launchpad utility available on Acer's website. Model: Acer Aspire E3-112Windows 10 64-bit What do I do? I've had trouble with the touchpad before, which was resolved following a Windows update. I haven't found anything here or through Google, but maybe several users are experiencing this problem right now and it is being fixed as we speak?













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Answer:A number of keys suddenly stopped working. What ha...

Hello, Have you tried this: 1. Shut down your laptop2. Disconnect the AC adapter3. Wait few minutes4. Follow this procedureNote: The battery reset pinhole is marked with this symbol on the bottom of the laptop.

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As the headline says, a large chunk of the keyboard suddenly stopped working. Ctrl, Alt, Alt Gr, PgDn, PgUp, arrow keys, and Esc, at least. I've tried reboot, hard/forced reboot, and clean reboot. There is no keyboard driver or Launchpad utility available on Acer's website. Model: Acer Aspire E3-112Windows 10 64-bit What do I do? I've had trouble with the touchpad before, which was resolved following a Windows update. I haven't found anything here or through Google, but maybe several users are experiencing this problem right now and it is being fixed as we speak?

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My touch screen stopped working. I followed some of the advice on this forum but was unable to find the HID Touch Screen in the Device manager. I then tried to find the driver for the touch screen, but it was not there. I search Acer Drivers, but there was no driver available. Where can i get the driver for the touch screen, or find the maker of the touch screen to download it from their site.

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My touch screen stopped working. I followed some of the advice on this forum but was unable to find the HID Touch Screen in the Device manager. I then tried to find the driver for the touch screen, but it was not there. I search Acer Drivers, but there was no driver available. Where can i get the driver for the touch screen, or find the maker of the touch screen to download it from their site.

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My touch screen stopped working. I followed some of the advice on this forum but was unable to find the HID Touch Screen in the Device manager. I then tried to find the driver for the touch screen, but it was not there. I search Acer Drivers, but there was no driver available. Where can i get the driver for the touch screen, or find the maker of the touch screen to download it from their site.

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ACER number pad not working

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Am running Google Chrome and wondering if this is part of the problem. As I use Gmail do I have to use Google as a Search Engine. Once the machine is up and running speed is satisfactory although not as quick as it used to be.

Answer:Acer 5742Z takes 5 minutes to boot from start-up

Original thread How do you diagnose Windows Startup?








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker


Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem.

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, boot to Safe Mode again, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system.
Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.



See if this helps you.

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Hey guys i am quite new to this forum , i think i made a post a while back but i need a bit of support!

Just to say i am quite in the know with pcs and laptops but this one has me stumped!

ok bought the acer 5742z knowing somebody had spilled water on the laptop.

so i got it home plugged it in turned it on the button lights and the fans spin for a couple of seconds then it cuts out and trys again and keep doing this over and over.

Anyway , i took out the laptop baked it in the oven for 10 mins , shoved it back in and hey presto it worked a treat! booted straight up with the hard drive no worries.

Even all the keyboard keys worked correctly!

Anyway i thought maybe this is just a fluke so restarted it around 5 times and it worked every time!

Anyway , i thought id leave it on while i went out so i shut it down as id removed the hard drive. popped that back in and its stuck in the boot loop again!

And i really dont know what to do should i cook it again ?

Any help would really be appriciated!

If i have put this in the wrong part i appologise!

Thanks
Dom
 

Answer:This acer 5742Z has me stumped! Motherboard Stuck in a loop

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Just trying to find out what wireless network card I need for my dead aspire laptop. I read that the original one is no longer available. What is the newest greatest version this week? this is my first time using this site and to be truthful it is a PITA. To get some info shouldn't be this difficult. Mike

Answer:aspire # 5742z-4601 lost wireless internet capabil...

Hi Mike, Here are the part numbers (first column) of the original Wlan boards for your laptop:Spoiler (Highlight to read)NI.23600.047LAN BD.WRLS.802.11BGN.HMNI.23600.053LAN BD.WRLS.431HBG.HMNI.23600.062LAN BD.WRLS.ATHEROS.HM.XB63NI.23600.064LAN BD.WRLS.ATHEROS.HM.HB93NI.23600.066LAN BD.WRLS.802.11BGN.HMNI.23600.072LAN BD.WRLS.ATHEROS.HB97.HMNI.23600.047LAN BD.WRLS.802.11BGN.HMNI.23600.053LAN BD.WRLS.431HBG.HMNI.23600.062LAN BD.WRLS.ATHEROS.HM.XB63NI.23600.064LAN BD.WRLS.ATHEROS.HM.HB93NI.23600.066LAN BD.WRLS.802.11BGN.HMNI.23600.072LAN BD.WRLS.ATHEROS.HB97.HM

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The rest of my keys are working just not 1-0. This is a problem when you need numbers to get into your computer! I don't think it's sticky keys!Also if it helps, I restarted my computer because I would go to type a webpage in and pressed s and it came up to save my webpage! Almost as if I have inadvertently put on some kind of shortcut setting!Please someone help I would be so greatful! Thanks x

Answer:My number keys ONLY have suddenly stopped working on my lapt...

I'm having the same problem with my HP 2000 Notebook, My number keys will not respond and I have no visual number lock. 1,2,3,4, 7,8,9,0 will not work however 5,6 does. Please help!  Thx hs0654

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Hi i have the Acer Aspire V5-122p, the built in microphone in the laptop was working fine although yesterday it stopped working. Windows is not showing any problems with the audio, when i go into recording devices the microphone is not disabled and it says there is no problems with this device. I also tried reinstalling the realtek audio device but that didn't help either. I tried to changing the microphone settings in skype although nothing helps. Anyone had the same problem? Any idea what i could do to fix this problem?     Thanks 

Answer:Acer Aspire V5-122p microphone suddenly stopped wo...

Adz96,
 
Was the microphone working fine before Windows updates were performed?

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hello! i have a problem with the touchscreen of my laptop Acer r7 ! i was watching a movie form an external HDd when the touchscreen stoped working! i rebooted the system (nothing happend) and i also made an factory restore! STILL NOTHING!!! the touchscreen is NOT WORKING!!! Any sugestions? PLSSSS

Answer:Acer Aspire R7: Touchscreen suddenly stopped worki...

If you recovered your system and reloaded Windows, that would rule out a software problem. I would suggest contacting Acer service in your region, to inquire about setting up repair.





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