Question about Acer Aspire 5102WLMi PC Notebook

Open Question

Acer Aspire 5102WLMi,Mouse&Keyboard&USB is gone :(

Hi, My Laptop had a problems with booting (didn't recognize the hard drive) but after many restarts it was booting pretty well; However sometimes when I am working on Windows XP the hard drive was acting like suddenly disconnected, it was resulting disk write errors or blue screen;
It was not so bad,but sometimes it was happening.

Later, after a Blue Screen, it booted but the keyboard and the trackpad was not working; The USB ports also weren't working since I've connected external USB keyboard and mouse but they did not respond either. After I noticed that the keyboard don't work at all since I can't enther the BIOS configuration; It continued to boot SOMETIMES but the keyboard worked only for few seconds that I've been able to enter the BIOS(also only SOMETIMES).

Since my warranty is over, I gave it to a repair shop and they told me that the ATI chipset is gone and they don't have any to replace it; I find it on eBay and I hope it will arrive tomorrow.

However I noticed another strange thing: if I hit the laptops case in certain place(right to the trackpad) the laptop power off;It also power off if it is rised up quickly enough. Because of my curiosity I disassembled the laptop to see if there is anything that could cause a such problem I noticed that the South Bridge chipset is heating enough to burn my hand in only 2-3 seconds and don't have anything to cool it; Could this be a symptome of a problem with the south bridge?

If you have any ideas or suggestions on the problem please write;

Posted by on

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Does Acer 5102WLMi support booting up from usb?


Yes all modern PC's will support booting from removable media, such as a Flash Drive. As long as it's formatted to boot, it will. I have included a helpful link. http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

Feb 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5102WLMi PC Notebook

1 Answer

Acer laptop keyboard & touchpad not working


If you can log in by pressing the f8 key in safe mode, then try the system restore. If it doesn't work, it could be very well be a hardware failure.

Nov 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5102WLMi PC Notebook

1 Answer

BIOS problem


If the beeps have a sequence they are indicative of what might be happening. Listen to the sequence and write them down and repost.

Sep 05, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5102WLMi PC Notebook

3 Answers

My Acer aspire 3000 starts up but then nothing


tell me more it boots to windows OS and then locks does mouse work or not if mouse is ok then its a keyboard failure if both are frozen then its an Os related problem or may be hard disk temme more abt it

Feb 20, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

1 Answer

Keyboard and mouse pad not working accer 5100


try removing the battery and restart only using the mains lead. it worked on my aspire 5600

Nov 03, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Touch pad not working


If Windows service pack 1 - doesnot all recent drivers and will not recognize your touch pad and even keyboard. 
Try to boot on Safemode. 
Just press on F8 when your start your computer - and connect an usb mouse and try to install the touch pad drive manually. 
Then boot on normal mode and install your other drivers.. 
It is recommended to update quickly your os to Service pack 2 or 3 for best performance of your computer.

Oct 14, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100-5022 Notebook

4 Answers

Keyboard, mouse and usb ports don't work.


I have a Acer 5100 I am facing the same prolem my USB ports stopped working and then the Keyboard the system boots but i cannot do anything like the password nor can i start in safe mode or go to set up, if somebody can help me sort this problem ,thankyou

Ahmed

Jul 30, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

11 Answers

My acer aspire 5100 keyboard,usb mouse unusable


A temporay solution is to use a pcmia card with usb port slots. That way you can connect a usb keyboard, usb mouse or any other peripheral device thru this slot. It has worked for me for 1 month so far. It is the most inexpensive way to temporarily fix this aspire 5100 manufacturer defect. I believe that this model easily overheats and affects the motherboard in areas that control dvd, usbs, keyboard and mouse. I am contemplating a suit against Acer for this 'lemon' of a product. There has been no recall nor support from Acer to fix this problem and they continue selling this and other defective products. Feel free to email me at gitmodotcom@aol.com from comments or questions. Ray=)

Mar 29, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer 5100 laptop mouse/keyboard not working


Your local electronics store has a USB keyboard and mouse port dongle. Or if you have a USB keyboard or mouse. Once you get functionality, choose Start>Run and type in "CMD" without quotes and hit enter. You will get a black box with a command line, enter:

chkdsk /r

Windows will inform your the disk is in use and cannot perform, you choose yes and it will do so upon the next restart. Restart the machine and let it run the disk check utility. Place your ear on the palmrests (usually where hard drive is located inside bottom half of laptop). Listen for sudden hard clicks, similar to huccups. When it makes those noises the hard drive light usually stays solid, afterwards the hard drive will repeat the same "bad sector check" sound. Finally, if you notice the process taking more than a few hours, your disk is in trouble. Recover the data using an external drive bay (also at electronics store) and place the drive inside the bay and recoverit to another computer. Order a new hard drive, intall, and re transfer your files by any media or network.

Jan 06, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

4 Answers

Acer 5100 keyboard issue


potential keyboard controller failure but for the mouse.

return to acer

Dec 14, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 5102WLMi PC Notebook Logo

211 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer PC Laptops Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18304 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Henk de Ruiter
Henk de Ruiter

Level 2 Expert

78 Answers

Are you an Acer PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...