Problems-Keyboard/touch pad & bluetooth/wireless button
To those who have helped me over the last few months thank you!
I have finally managed to get windows running on the laptop, unfortunately i am still coming across a few problems! Yeah i know problems with an ACER ASPIRE 5000.
I am still suffering with a temperamental touch pad and keyboard, one minute it works the next it doesn't!! I have taken apart the shell and cleaned and made sure all connections are connected properly with no avail. This isnt stopping me from using it as i have a spare set of keyboard and mouse, it is just a nuisance more than anything. Any one come up with a solution yet (all drivers have been reinstalled).
The main issues i have now are the bluetooth and wireless connection buttons at the front of the machine are no longer working!! they were before i reinstalled windows but now they are not! Again all drivers have been reinstalled!!!
All of these problems are not stopping me from using the laptop but it would be nice if i could get it work 100%
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It sounds like the motherboard might have to be replaced but before you get there,open it up again and check that the bluetooth switch is actually on the switch on the motherboard.Same goes for the wireless. If that does not solve the issues then the motherboard itself needs to be replaced.The usb controllers are still working so that is good but the thinkpad is not and if you reseated them and also reinstalled the drivers then it can only be two things the motherboard or the thinkpad itself. I hope this was helpful Thank you again
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If you have a external mouse, or you can borrow, go into device manager to see if the pad is enabled, if okay! try a system restore bringing the computer back in time before this happened, if still no luck the sensor pad maybe defective, the last option a complete recovery of the operational system to factory setting, this will prove if the sensor pad is defective, or wire ribbon might have come loose from the motherboard.
(FuNction key) A keyboard key that works like a shift key to activate a second function on a dual-purpose key. Commonly found on laptop keyboards, the Fn key is often used to control hardware functions such as screen brightness and speaker volume. The Fn key may also be found on extra small keyboards for desktop computers, typically for Page Up and Page Down, which are combined with Up Arrow and Down Arrow. See function key.
These are built very cheaply even though you pay good money for them they are designed and built at a minimal cost. I had problems with mine and finally threw it away and I am an electronics technician but it wasn't worth fixing. For what it is worth I have been using an MI wireless mouse for over a year now and it has been working fine other than replacing batteries occasionally.
Some laptops have a touch pad between the keyboard and the edge of the laptop. This works like a mouse except you slide your finger around the pad to move the mouse pointer and the buttons next to the touch pad are the left and right buttons.
Other laptops have a small round button in the middle of the keyboard which is a mini joystick and it is used to move the mouse pointer around, it will have a couple of mouse buttons at the botom edge of the keyboard.
You can connect a normal mouse to your laptop, it is mush easier than using the laptop's touch pad or mini joystick.
Check your bios settings when the computer first turns on it well say press F2 to enter setup (could be a different F key) if it doesn't say that, try pressing F2, F1, F10, and F12 or the DEL key. if these don't work, Try again and press all the Fkeys across the keyboard. on will take yo into setup and you should find a wireless device setting to turn it on. If you can't find one, you may not have a wireless adapter installed in your system.
My Vaio touchpad started behaving strange. I could move the curser, but no response on left or right click or double tap. Also found that in any search field or user name fields, the computer would just type endless 9's. My wireless mouse could operate the left and right click buttons, but not move the curser. A suggestion to get the mousepad operating again was to touch any key on the keyboard. This allowed it to function again. Final solution was to remove the battery, then hold down the start key for about a minute, reinsert the battery and start it up. It seems to have resolved the problem. I have a 3 month only laptop with Windows 7 already installed. Hope this helps.
After one month of trying everything, I finally figured this one out. First turn off and restart your computer. Then press F10 to enter the System BIOS Settings. Select F9 (Setup Defaults) and when it asks Load Default Configuration Now? , Enter YES. Then, press F10 (Save and Exit) and when it asks Save Configuration Changes And Exit Now, Enter YES. This should restore the wireless LAN button to its original factory settings. Once you restart the computer the button will be listed as disabled, but press on the button and it should work again. I hope this helps someone else out!
Hey there saltybone! Here's a few ideas for you: 1-Press the reset button on the bottom of the keyboard, if it has one. 2-Press the reset button on the "control module" , "transceiver"or whatever the thing that plugs into the back of your computer is called. 3-Change the batteries in the keyboard. Then reset them, again. 4-Don't disregard the fact that the keyboard may have gone bad.
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