Hi guys... need help pls.. its driving me nuts lol... my f10 light is permanently on... cant use my keyboard at all...tho when i hit the shift key it switches to the f11 key but does not stay on this...i have plugged in an external keyboard meantime... also its having probs when i try to restart it.. i end up havin to shut it down & just restart it as normal...
any help would be gratly appreciated!!
hey, i actually have been having the same problem over the past year and i am in college which really sucks because i can barely use my laptop. a little green light goes on above my F10 key and then you can not use the keyboard unless you push down on this one section of my laptop. also, sometimes my sound gets muted without me prompting it to do that and when the light is on, if i hit the space bar my screen goes into all different resolution sizes. can anyone help me?
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Re: my f10 light is permanently on...
Please try this but may I ask if you have an antivirus software? Please go to the device manager (Start-Control Panel-Hardware-Device Manager) then please select the keyboard by clicking on it then select uninstall or go to properties-driver tab-uninstall. Then please restart your laptop. If this does not work, please try to reinstall the OS or do the reformat. If this does not work either then that is a hardware problem. Hope one of these works. Thank you.
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One of the toggle switches using the FN key turns the touchpad on and off.
<Fn> + <F7> Touchpad toggle. Turns the built-in touchpad on
If you go here :- Drivers and Manuals
and selecting your model from the selections offered ie "Notebook" then "Aspire" then "Aspire E1-571" you can find all the documentation, drivers, applications, BIOS etc for your machine.
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Remember to hit these key combos before Vista loads, only when you sure the keys were pressed, cross it off the list on move on. When you do determine the correct key combo, please post back here, it will help others with the same question.
At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery.
The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD. If the hard drive is replaced the system loses its eRecovery features. These features are on the hard drive and cannot be reinstalled
Be sure that you back up your data files before performing this option. All of your personal data files and applications are erased during the recovery process.
Due to the large number of virus and Spyware threats on the Internet, it is recommended that you disconnect all Internet connections before performing the recovery. After the recovery, antivirus and firewall software can be installed, and then the Internet connection can be re-enabled to update the antivirus definitions and perform Microsoft® Windows Updates.
Remove all CDs or DVDs from the optical drives.
Turn off the computer, using the normal Windows shut down process.
After the computer is turned off, disconnect all USB devices except the keyboard and mouse. This includes USB devices such as a printer, scanner, removable storage, or camera.
Turn on the computer. After the Gateway BIOS logo appears, press ALT+F10. The easiest method is to hold down the ALT key and repeatedly press the F10 key.
5.Windows loads files.
6. if You get Edit boot options Hit Enter
7.This with Help you get the Recovery console.
You could try hitting the f10 key at the top of your keyboard as soon as you start the computer that should take you into factory restore to start with it looks likes its loading windows but in about a min it takes you into the option to take back to factory settings
If f10 dont work try alt\f10 or the blue fn\f10
if none of them work hit the delete key on startup and go into bios to make sure that f10 is not disabled because sometimes it is by default disabled
But be very carefull not to alter anything else in the bios or you could and probably have big problems just enable f10 0r f12 if they are disabled then hit save click yes
windows will then restart and try the f10 key again
Make first boot device as your CD ROM by entering in to the BIOS -- > Boot Device Priority. To enter into BIOS either try F2, DEL, F10. then after insert the CD in to the drive and then you can notice this on a black screen " Press any key to boot from the CD" then press Enter or any key and then follow the instructions as suggested on the Setup of Windows XP . Now you can format your laptop.