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First go to the control panel > device manager (In XP the manager is in the System folder). Scroll down to network adapters, open it and look at the adapters listed....there should be two, one should be an ethernet card and the other a wireless or WLAN card. Look to see if there are yellow icons by their names. This usualy indicates a problem with either the card or the drivers running them. If they do not have yellow trouble symbols by them, then make sure the wireless switch is turned on either by switch on the outside of the laptop or by an Fn key combination. In the case of your laptop, the switches were optional, but just in case look on the front edge of your laptop, by the audio jacks on the left side should be your wlan switch, make sure it is in the "on" position. If there are yellow icons by the wireless, try right clicking on the adapter and uninstalling it. Then reboot, make sure you are connected to the internet via ethernet cable, you will want to let windows search windows update for a new driver when it reinstalls the device upon rebooting. See if that takes care of the problem. Also, if you have changed the way your system boots like say "selective startup" through the msconfig command, that may need to be temp. changed until this is cleared up, then you can go back to it.

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Jan 12, 2010

Try pressing the Function key and F7. The function key is 2 keys to the left of the spacebar if you are having trouble finding it.

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010

usually weak signal network are not detected;it also depend upon the access point capability;and some network can be made invisible too

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Nov 30, 2009

Blue screen errors are generally related to memory issues. Reseat the memory modules, reboot the computer under safe mode (F8 at the splash screen) If this does not work, the boot menu may be needing a repair, try the repair below if the memory is good.

Windows Start-up Errors

First, The basics. You will need a Windows CD. If you only have a recovery disk set like the ones from a HP or Compaq, they will not do what you want. You can normally use a Dell disk, also retail box disks (Windows Purchased from the store), or some OEM versions of Windows will work (most of these will have the Microsoft hologram on them).
When you get the system started and it finds your startup disk you will see a screen that says Press any Key to boot from CD. I normally use the space bar as my any key and then you should see a blue screen that says Windows setup in the left hand corner. Wait until you see the welcome to setup screen and then click the "R" key to get to the Recovery Console How long it takes to get to each of these depends on the speed of your system, but I will tell you that it will take a few minutes to finally get to the Console.
Once you are at the Recovery Console you will be given at least one choice of Windows installations. Normally the choice you want is the number 1 choice. Click the number 1 key at the "top" of the keyboard and click enter.
You will be given a message asking for the administrator password. Unless someone or something has messed with your computer there is no password so you just click the enter key.
This will bring you to a prompt that says:
Type: cd \ and then click enter
( Note: between "cd" and "\" there should be a "blank space" otherwise the command won't work. If you find that a command hasn't worked make sure you typed it correctly. These are similar to old DOS commands where spaces had to go between each command so DOS knew where one command stopped and another started.)
You are now at the ROOT of the drive where it all begins. The Prompt should now say C:\>
Now type: CHKDSK /R and click enter.
The chkdsk / r command also includes the P command and will also look for lost recoverable information in bad sectors.
Now after the chkdsk has run type: FIXBOOT then click enter.
It may prompt you with a warning but continue through it and once fixboot has finished type: EXIT and click enter.
Your system should reboot and when it does click the F8 button to get a windows start menu. Use the up or down arrow to highlight the LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION and click enter. If it was a simple drive error this should have fixed it.

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Nov 26, 2009

drivers update . Check if sound is coming in bios . if it does then do a recovery or restore .

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Oct 21, 2009

Get new recovery disks . No other option .

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Oct 21, 2009

sir on the right of the taskbar click on the battery.an option will pop up. click on the high performance. your screen will be bright.

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009

the camera requires specific drivers to be installed in order to work
when the guy reinstalled windows he did not install drivers for the camera
you can download the camera drivers from the acer website for free

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Sep 29, 2009

It may appear that the present installation of the OS is corrupt. It could need a hands on specialist from your local computer store.

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Sep 18, 2009

Sounds like there is no compatible driver installed to initiate the sound device to go active. Try to go to the Acer support/driver page and place your model in the search box and navigate to the drivers for that model. Look for the appropriate sound driver and download to a temp folder on your desktop. run the self installer and see id that clears up the problem. Good luck, ParrotHead PC Repair

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Sep 06, 2009


The DC in socket where you plug the charger into the laptop needs reseating and glueing into place.

Get an engineer to do it, sooner rather than later as it is possible for the laptop to short out and time and this may do serious damage to your mainboard......no need for a new mainboard, just get them to repair it...its common on Acer products.

1 hour job @ £60.00 an hour approx - UK rates.


Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Sep 05, 2009

sounds like your acer adapter has burned up, they tend to get very hot.get a new one.or try a car charger

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Aug 23, 2009

Go to this url,pick the type of webcam you have. (http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5580.html).Put this URL in the search bar of your browser.PICK THE TYPE OF WEBCAM AND THERE IS WHERE YOUR DRIVERS ARE.

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Aug 06, 2009

When you select the driver from the Acer WEB site, make sure you select your model laptop and the XP version of the driver.
The latest service pack for XP is SP3, I suggest you install it, try and get a copy of SP3 on CD because it is approx 350Mb in size and would take a long time to download.

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Jul 28, 2009

could be both. first go to the website for support and download the latest bios flash. flash your bios and see if you get your battery back. i have seen this issue appear before on HP units and the only solutions were update bios, if that didnt work. replace motherboard.

Good Luck!

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009

Call Acer they will send you a CD

Acer Aspire 5580... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

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