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If this is happening then the 2 most likely causes are the inteneal cooling fan is starting to fail, or the vents where the hot air should be coming out of are blocked, to clear the blockages get a small hoover i have one i got that is usb powered use this to clear the dust from the vents.

The other cause if your using the laptop sat on soft furnishing or on the bedding then you need to buy a laptop cooling base to sit it on that has a build in fan again powered from the usb this will keep the laptop even cooler and can also improve the performance of the laptop.

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Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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SOURCE: my acer aspire 5742-7653 internal microphone is

go to the sound mixer(double click on speaker mark on the task bar). and then click on option, and then properties.you can see dialog box with recording and playback settings.
first mark on playback , and check activate the mic on that, if not put the tick on selection box.
then mark on recording. check the mic activation same as that. then click ok. you can see recording mixer.
OK now check have an advance controller button near the mic controller . if not click on option, and check have a tick with the advance controller. if not put the tick in frount of addvance controller. now already you in recording mixer. now you can see that button.
after that, click on "select" check box with the mic and increase the level to top. then click on "advance" controller, and put the tick on mic 1 boost. then close all windows and check the mic,
using via some recording software (like as windows sound recorder ), or activate the mic for working with speakers via put the tick on the mic tab on playback mixer. ( when that can hear like some siren noise , pull down the mic level to control that)

Posted on Dec 05, 2010

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SOURCE: i have an acer aspire

Hi, Webcams are a great way to communicate with friends and family in other places, while still feeling like they're in the room with you. There are many different types of webcams and many different computers to go with them. So, if you happen to be a new Acer Aspire 1 owner, then follow this simple guide, and you'll be sending video of yourself to friends and family in no time Instructions

  1. Access the main menu of your Aspire 1, and click on the "Start" menu at the bottom of the screen

  2. Click on "All Programs" from the list of options, and then select "Acer Arcade Delux."

  3. Choose the "DV Wizard" option once the menu appears. Wait for the program to load.

  4. Select "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" from the main menu of DV Wizard. Now an image capture screen will appear on your desktop.

  5. Position the Acer so you are framed clearly in the image capture screen. The webcam is built into the computer with the lens at the top of the screen, so you will have to move the entire laptop to find the right angle. Also, adjust the lighting near you for optimum picture quality.

  6. Go to the tool bar in the lower left hand corner of the computer screen to access the functions of the webcam. If you would like to record, highlight the box icon with the red dot in the middle and the word "Record" will appear over it.

  7. Click the "Record" icon to record video with the webcam. You can also choose "Pause" and "Stop" from the same tool bar. To use video messaging, access your online messenger. Whether it's AOL, MSN or any other messenger service, the program will detect the webcam. All you need to do is enable the video messaging by clicking on the webcam box.

Posted on Dec 15, 2010

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SOURCE: HOW TO USE BLUETOOTH ON

My daughter has a similar model in this series, and hers does not have Bluetooth capability. What is very misleading (and, in my opinion, bordering on false advertising) is that there is a Bluetooth switch on the unit that doesn't actually do anything since the card is not installed. Bluetooth is listed as one of those "varies by model" features, so yours may not have it either. (I only found that out when I opened her laptop to see why the Bluetooth wasn't turning on.)

Most likely, the only way you'll get Bluetooth working on your model is to buy a USB Bluetooth adapter (a "dongle") and plug it in. Unless yours does in fact have Bluetooth installed and it the card doesn't work, in which case you'll need to have the computer serviced.

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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SOURCE: How do I turn off the touch pad on my Acer Aspire

Hello,

Thank you for using fixya. My name is Carlo.

There are two ways that you can do to turn off/on the touch pad in your acer aspire.

1. Press FN + F7. It will turn off the touchpad and will turn on once you press the same buttons again.

2. If the buttons do not work. You can do this:

1. Go to control panel>hardware and devices>Devices and Printers>Mouse
2. CLick on the last setting on the right.
3. Click on Disable in the Mouse Properties.
5. Click OK.


Just go to the same area when you want to enable your touchpad again.

I hope this helps.

Carlo
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SOURCE: does acer aspire 5742 have wi-fi

Actually, Wi-Fi is another term for Wireless Network. Well, the answer to you question is Yes, it is a wi-fi ready machine. You don't need any additional hardware to access a Wi-Fi network, in other words, it is a wi-fi certified machine. Hope this helps.

Good Luck.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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ACER APSPIRE 5742 TAKE ABOUT 10 TIMES TO BOOT UP.


If there is extreme heat inside the laptop, this happens. Clean the fan and put new thermal pste/thermal pad to processor and chipsets. Also check for power button problem or any stuck keys in the keypad.
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Need manual for aspire5742-6439


Got here as quick as I could.............just a minute, I'm out of breath!

Whew!


Acer Aspire 5742-6439 product review,

http://techwiki.hardwarecanucks.com/product/2MTExNTc4NQ/Acer-Aspire-AS5742-6439-Notebook/#pics

For specifications in case you need them.

Acer Aspire 5742 series disassembly guide,

http://www.laptopguides.info/acer/acer-aspire-5742-service-manual/

On this page go down to the bottom of the paragraph, and left-click right on - Acer Aspire 5742 Service Manual.

It works, I'm looking at the Service Manual right now.

Aspire 5742/5742G/5247Z/5742ZG Series Service Guide

[ The above is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

After you click on the file name ( Acer Aspire 5743 Service Manual), it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up ]

Not what you had in mind?

User Guide,

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=3277

Now, may I ask what the problem is? Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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My wireless has disappeared on my laptop acer/aspire


Hi,
You can try Fn+F3 to bring up the launch manager, by which you can turn on your wireless.

Let me know if that doesn't work.

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My skype used to work fine in my acer aspire 5742 but now it says there is a problem with a programme and it does not open skype anymore... everything else works fine. any solutions..????


You are probably experiencing another Skype outage. We are, too, this morning (6-7-2011). Click on Skype and it crashes. Reboot and it fails to connect. It's not your computer, it's Skype. I've read many other reports of the identical problem across the net.

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