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Vista pc: adobe reader clobbers desktop

If I download adobe reader, it wipes out my desktop icons (and puts the adobe icon in their place.) And, then I cannot access some of my applications - trying to load adobe instead.

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Unless you are really set on using adobe's reader i strongly suggest using another reader like FOXIT READER ---

Adobe is a bloated, slow resource hog.

Be sure to uninstall Adobe Reader first though.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008


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Need acer 5515 parts manuel

Sorry I'm so late, I just viewed this problem.

Service Manual (Free) for Acer Aspire 5515 series Notebook PC's,

Go to the second Aspire heading. The one that begins with Aspire 1200
Go down to the 7th line, and scroll across to 5515.
Left-click on 5515

If you are aware of the following please disregard;

The Service Manual is in PDF file format. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

(If the computer you are using does not have the latest Adobe Reader on it, Adobe Reader X, I would suggest downloading it from, and installing it ) { Adobe Reader 10 }

After you click on the file name, (5515), it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
(Took 17 seconds just now. Using Adobe Reader X, and a medium speed DSL connection )

You may be looking at a white page with - Acer Aspire Service Guide -
on it, and what looks to be no way to navigate around.
If so hover your mouse cursor in the middle/bottom of the page.
The ghosted out navigation guide will now appear.

The icon all the way to the Left in the navigation guide is a Floppy Disk icon. Left-click on this icon, to save a copy of the PDF service manual, to the computer you are using.

This way you can burn a copy off to CD disk for safekeeping, and access anytime you wish; plus after checking the quality of the copy, you can delete it from the computer, and save harddrive space.

After you click on the Floppy Disk icon a small window will come up,
Save a copy
At the bottom of the Save a copy window is the heading - File name:

In the box to the right of File name: is aspire 5515.pdf
This is good enough to easily find the file again, by this name.

At the top left of the Save a copy window, is Save in:
In the box to the right, determines where this PDF file will be saved to.
I would suggest the Downloads folder.

[ WinXP:
Click on Start, then My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads

Win Vista and Win 7:
Click on the Windows logo button, then on Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

(When you see the file name double-click on it to open it ]

To change the destination of the service manual (PDF), left-click on the blue Down Arrow to the right of the Save in box.
In the 'tree' click on where you want the file to go.

Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads

Win Vista/Win 7:
Desktop, or Documents, or Downloads

Now go below, and click on Save.

Also, if you bring the navigation guide up, and click on the Adobe PDF icon all the way to the right, (Show Adobe Reader toolbar), you'll have more navigation.

No Bookmarks menu for this PDF file. Does have the normal Up and Down Arrows for page up/page down, and the Zoom In/Zoom Out feature.
( + Zoom In, - Zoom Out )

The actual page numbers of the manual, do not relate to the page numbers of the PDF reader.
The PDF reader page numbers, are shown in the box in the top header,
to the right of the Down Arrow.

You can use the Down/Up arrows to arrive at the page you want, page by page, or;
1) Put your mouse cursor in the PDF reader page number box at the top
2) Left-click once. (Box contents are now blue)
3) Type the page number in the box
4) Press the Enter key

FRU = Field Replaceable Unit
A part that a tech can change away from the shop.
(Meaning you )

Machine Disassembly and Replacement starts on Page 52 of the PDF reader
FRU List starts on Page 156
Parts number list is under each of the Exploded Drawings

For additional questions please post in a Comment

( Also, do not forget to wear an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.
I attach to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open empty desktop computer case.

Static electricity Will fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components of a computer. You may not even see it, or feel it.

Your body carries Static electricity. The Electro Static Discharge wrist strap, will relieve your body of Static.

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Syncing Books to your Slick Er700-2 E reader

Hello, Everyone. Some of you might run into a few problems when trying to sync books to your Er700-2 E reader. this is the best way to get things rolling.

1. Borders is no longer in business and neither is the desktop app that comes with the Er700. Download the new desktop app here:

2. If you had a Borders account, follow the steps to migrate your old account into Kob's new library.

3. You will also need to download Adobe Digital Editions from
here is the link to downlaod a copy

You can now purchase books to add into your online library. But don't sync
the player with Kobo. use your new copy of adobe digital editions to add your ebooks into your Er700-2. Connect your Er700-2 to your PC. in ADE, you'll see an e reader icon. click and drag the ebooks from your ADE library into the E reader icon to sync your device.

safely eject the device and happy reading!!!!

Oh yeah, if by an chance that you get error messages, or your e reader crashes, there's a firmware update on the company's website. I advise you to backup your e reader before you continue because it'll erase it. you can always restore your e reader after the firmware update.

here's the link for the firmware update:

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How to download adobe reader?

if you have the software cd just put it in your cd drive and let it load. once it loads it will guide you step by step what you need to do. accept all defaults for it.

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Can i upgrade my e machine etower 500is desktop to connect with my dsl system

as long as you have a place to put an ethernet card I would say yes.
You an get them most anywhere...even Walmart.
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I had downloaded adobe flash player to see video in youtube website but it does not appear in my laptop. what's going on??

I suggest you to download the adobe flash plugin with the website given below:

After download and installing restart your browser.

If you still persist the same problem, check the browser setting might be blocking the addons.

Any further issues you can contact me.


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When I download adobe reader it takes over all the icons on my screen then i am unable to open the programs with the adobe icons my operating system is windows vista

It sounds like it's screwed up your file associations. Try restoring the system or Right click on the icon of something you want to open > open with > choose default, and select the program you would like it to open with. Unfortunately you will have to do this with every different extension. But luckily not every file.

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When I try to open a pdf file, the icon is different and does not open in Adobe, but in MS Word 2007, which of course is does not open properly. This computer (Gateway M6752 laptop)has Vista Home Premium,...

Hey mrbickham,

In some instances, updating existing software or installing new programs onto your computer can cause issues such as what you have encountered. Fortunately, re-associating .PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Reader instead of MS Word 2007 may be all that you need to do. Most versions of Windows allow users to select the program they want to use to open any given file type, and can usually be done by following the steps I’ve provided below.

1) Right-click on the .PDF file icon.

2) Choose "Open With" from the menu that appears.

3) When you highlight the “Open With” option a submenu should appear. Click on the link in this menu that says “Choose Program.”

4) Another window should then open, providing a list of the available programs on your computer. Choose Adobe Acrobat Reader from the menu and check the box next to it.

5) At the bottom of the page there should also be an option that says something similar to "Always use this program to open this file type." Make sure that this option is enabled.

6) Click "OK."

Hope this helps you out.

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Jul 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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When I download and install adobe, I get adobe reader icons on all my desktop programs, and nothing will open. ALso I can't open PDF files.

Had a problem with Adobe. Not sure what I did, but most of the icons on my desktop looked like an adobe icon. If I clicked on any of the icons like this, including a pdf file, it wouldn't open the file or program. Instead I'd get a warning box that said something like there is no file to support my request. So I removed adobe from my computer using the control panel, and everything worked ok except that I couldn't open a PDF file. I reloaded Adobe reader 9.0, and had the same problem again, so I again removed Adobe from my computer, and did a restore and now everything seems to work fine. Oh, by the way, I have Vista Home Basic as my operating system.

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GE Minicam Pro HO98067

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I misplaced my CD with software and drivers for my webcam. How can I get a replacement?

I have lost my software but I do not live in the US or Canada.

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