Question about Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer 3690 has become really loud when working

Hi, my Acer 3690 has started to sound like a mower. I don't like that sound, when I had it on PC it was cooler issue.. plz help,thank you

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • slvclazarevi Oct 22, 2008

    I've looked at the fan from outside, doesn't appear dusty. It works, laptop is not warm or something, but the sound is really loud. Thank you for this fast response really.

  • slvclazarevi Oct 22, 2008

    Well, I would like to fix it myself if possible, yes. But I don't even have a screwdriver with me :|

  • slvclazarevi Oct 22, 2008

    Yes, it is that one fan making noise. Left upper corner (when looking normally at the laptop) , circled bars. If that means something to you. I can borrow some tools though. Thank you really much for helping.

  • rflan42250 Feb 19, 2009

    doesn't appear to be any dust , is it possible that the fan is bad?

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    hmm..well..that will represent a problem..can you confirm, with your ears, that this fan, which is close to the edge of your computer, is making all the noise?

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    ok..then the fan is fried..most likely it is the one that keeps microprocessor cool. so you will need to jump on this..are you technically inclined?

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    that would be the cooling fan could look at the fan, from outside, to see that it is clear of dust, though..



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 538 Answers

Ok..then get a phillips head..small, and remove that may find that something crawled in there..let me know..

Posted on Oct 22, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sound has stopped working on acer aspire 3690

Try reinstalling the audio driver.
Download the audio and device drivers from the Acer WEB site. Make sure you select the model of your laptop the drivers you that require that matches the Windows version that is installed on your laptop. Use this link to get to the Acer support: -

Feb 28, 2013 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

1 Answer

No sound from my acer aspire 3690, was working fine , now the volume buttons do not indicate they are even acknowledging me pressing them ( no green volume indicator when i press )

Please go through the following link and download all the drivers of audio then you will be able tro hear the sound again. In product family select notebook and then aspire then aspire 3690 and then the necessary driver:

Jul 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

2 Answers

I want to download aspire 3690 drivers

The ethernet driver (found several versions, depends which card you have):

The sound driver (RealTek Audio):

Or grab the drivers pack with every driver acer packed together:

Let me know if it worked:)

Feb 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

3 Answers

Acer 3690 keyboard

get a new keyboard, they are cheap, some buttons are stuck on yours.

Aug 17, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

2 Answers

Acer aspire 3690 ethernet driver

you don't have an exe or an install can you make it work please answer me

Jul 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

1 Answer

Bo Gr?nholm, Espoo, Finland Aspire 3690

plz check for viruses first ( by updating the viruses definition)

Jul 28, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

1 Answer


Hi Dan.
Click on the link below.

Click Notebook then click on Aspire 3690 then click on RealTek Audio Driver v5.10.0.5273.
You will then see a box below with Download in it.
Click on this link to download the driver.
Double click on the file when it is dowloaded.
It will be a 19mb zip file. Extract the file (Audio.exe) and double click to run. Follow the instructions should be pretty straight forward.
One more thing.
Dont delete ANYTHING on your PC unless you really know what it is ;-)
Hope this helps please let me know the outcome.
I am available to help with any install issues.
Good luck.

Feb 26, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer 3690 hangs with black screen

hi , check if u can run the system in :"safe mode with VGA"option, or just the safe mode???if it works in safe mode, u will need to restore the O/S to previous checkpoint, or reinstall the OS using "repair" option.let me know

Jan 14, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

96 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

645 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides