Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Keyboard and mouse stopped working

Keyboard and mouse suddenly became unresponsive. Software has been checked, not the issue. I've been told the motherboard is the likely culprit. Computer is only 1.5 years old with no physical damage of any kind. How and why would the motherboard stop working?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 382 Answers

I would check the Flex cable's first. If keyboard is not working sometimes this does not allow the pad to work. Here is one of the sites I use for repairs. Good luck and have a good day.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/taking-apart-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 1525 functions keys are not working


The two most common input devices for the Dell Inspiron 1525 are the keyboard and mouse.

Although the mouse is an almost indispensable tool in navigating through programs and websites with your laptop, the keyboard offers quick shortcuts to open and manipulate files and information.


An unresponsive keyboard can indicate a deeper problem and require troubleshooting to narrow down the cause and find the proper solution.


Laptops are collections of complicated computer components and sometimes a file or two can become damaged and affect the way the machine behaves.


The first action to perform when things aren't working right is to reboot. When your laptop restarts, it essentially resets all the files and programs to the "starting" position and corrects any small errors that may have occurred during the last session.


Eliminate Conflicting Hardware

With an almost unlimited number of accessories, programs and software available for your 1525, it's possible something else installed on or connected to your computer is interfering with its ability to properly communicate with the keyboard.

Shut down the laptop and disconnect everything attached to it.


Power up and test the keyboard.

If it works, start reconnecting each accessory, one by one, until the keyboard stops working. You've found your culprit.


Try External Keyboard


To determine whether the problem exists in the keyboard itself a hardware problem or with the software that controls keyboard function, attach an external keyboard and see if it works.


If it does, the problem with your 1525's keyboard may lie in the keyboard itself, such as a loose cable.


If the external keyboard doesn't work, the problem may lie with the operating system's software that controls keyboard function, such as the drivers.


Update Software


Sometimes a laptop will stop functioning properly due to out-of-date drivers or other software. Always check Microsoft's website for any updates available for your operating system and check Dell's website for updates to the drivers and BIOS installed on your system.


In many cases, installing the latest updates will help correct issues and keep your system working smoothly and efficiently.


Check for Damage


Physical damage, such as a liquid spill and short circuits, can prevent the keyboard from operating properly.


Any amount of liquid spilled on your keyboard can cause a short circuit to the components and a sticky beverage such as juice or soda can cause the keys to stick and become unresponsive.


Clean the spilled liquid from under the keyboard fix sticky keys.

Laptop repair shops can do this for you if the task is out of your comfort zone.


Hope this helps




Oct 23, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 (dndppa1_3) Intel Core...

1 Answer

Logitech M510 suddenly stopped working


What does the device manager say about the hardware?
It could be loss of the usb device controller. Windows XP is old and that is an indication that the hardware is old too.

Mar 25, 2017 | Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse

1 Answer

I've just bought a new Acer Aspire 5742Z and the smart pad has suddenly stopped working. Any idea whether it's likely to be a hardware or software issue and how to fix it? I've tried...


Hi jennylewry...


To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it by using the Function key on the keyboard and the Fn key.

This process is different for each computer manufacturer.
If unsure which Function key enables and disables the touchpad, try each one at a time and then
attempt to use the touchpad after each one.

A...Locate the "Fn" key of the laptop keyboard.
The "Fn" key has different colored text or the key is a different color.
B...Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.
The key typically has an icon that resembles a touchpad with a finger touching it or a touchpad with a diagonal line through it.
C...Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key at the same time to reactive the touchpad on your laptop.
Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works. Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again.
Note: Mac computers use "F2" to enable and disable the touchpad.
D. Sony Vaio Users: Start>Settings>Control Panel>Double click the Mouse icon.
Look at the top left hand side of the page, at the top and make sure that the "Tapping" box is unchecked, if it is checked then, you will uncheck it.
Please take time to rate me thumbs up

Sep 10, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

1 Answer

Unresponsive keyboard


Please uninstall the Keyboard Driver from Device Manager and then restart the Computer. The Keyboard Driver will be reinstalled once you restart the Computer and check if the same issue persists.

Jun 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Unresponsive keyboard + mouse pad


I guess you have a mechanical problem, sounds like the mother board have some issues on starting all devices.

If you could use keyboard to go in the bios, and see the screen, if would be the OS that need to be repaired.

Aug 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

2 Answers

Acer 3500 mouse touchpad totally frozen


have you tried updating the driver
or go to control panel and mouse and check the settings in there
does your laptop work with a normal mouse

Nov 19, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3100-1405 Notebook

1 Answer

I have an e-machine with windows xp home edition. my keyboard and mouse are compaq usb. all of the sudden the mouse and keyboard stopped working properly. there was a printer added just before the mouse...


Try uninstalling the printer and all of its software, reboot the computer and see if the keyboard and mouse work again. If they do work again the problem is with compatibility issues with the printer. If not then replace them and try again.

Unfortuneately, although rare, some hardware devices are incompatible with eachother, and simply will not work together on the same system.

Aug 02, 2008 | Compaq Computers & Internet

1 Answer

ASUS A8J notebook keyboard input error


Check tomake sure the Function button is not activated -this could be the problem.

Feb 21, 2008 | Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3200 Laser...

2 Answers

Mouse and keyboard are not working


whats deeep freeze software ? what brand mouse keybord u have with what os ? thx nick

Jan 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook Logo

198 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

556 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...