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?
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Need more information but normally you would hook up the infrared device or usb device to the laptop. Then you would make sure that the keyboard and mouse has new batteries in it. At that point windows should recognize the mouse and keyboard. You may have to push on the connect buttons on the keyboad or mouse to get the laptop to recognize them.
Other then that its not really hard. Just time consuming if it doesn't take right away. Most of the time you don't need software installed unless the manual tells you to install them because windows will recognize them.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org from comments or questions. Ray=)
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:
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.