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Touch pad and keyboard freeze after startup

My acer aspire 3000 has been behaving really weird of late. As soon as i start up, after a couple of minutes, the touch pad and the keyboard stop functioning. I can still move the mouse pointer using a USB mouse and the same using a USB keyboard. but that too not for long. I tried a system restore, the problem wouldn't go. I tried using the recovery disks provided by Acer to perform a recovery, but the problem still persisted. I then deleted the partition I had and formatted my whole hard disk and then did a fresh install of XP from one of my friends' CDs. The problem was still there. I have also tried booting the system from a bootable CD with an OS like "Reatogo XPE" . They keyboard and touchpad seem to function perfectly well in that environment (although such an environment gives me only basic functionality). Please tell me how I can solve this problem as I seem to have tried everything possible short of contacting acer. I have de same problem on my acer travelmate 4072. when I take out the batery the mouse and the keyboard start working ok. Otherwise both of them goes to freeze. Do you have any new solution for this trouble?

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Check your memory. Reseat your memory. Try that first. The next step would be to get *********** board checked. All I own is Acers and I have had that same problem. Usually after reseating the memory everything seems to work just fine. But this could even be your graphics card. I would try and run a diagnostic on it and reseat the memory. You can run a diagnostics by shutting down the computer then hitting F8 and click on diagnosis and repair. And see what kind of a reading you get out of it.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009


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I've been having this problem myself. The thing is, whenever I disconnect the battery, everything decides to work fine. When I put it back in, everything turns into crap again. Try plugging your laptop in, but turning it on without the battery attached.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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this is the link to acer's battery replacement program

However, the replacement program is not related to any issues with keyboard and touchpad - it seems to be about batteries catching fire!

I have an acer aspire 5672wlmi (vista business) which has a bad battery. My battery sadly didn't mach the replacement criteria : (

Just taking the battery out and run on your adapter/powercord immediately solves the keyboard and touchpad issue. getting a new battery costs about 100€ and solves the issue aswell.

New drivers or any reinstall didn't work for me.

There is also a page wtih phonenumbers that you can call to check if you can get your battery replaced. I've tried the dutch number 078-150024 but it seems to be allways occupied

Posted on May 15, 2008

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