Question about Acer TravelMate 2480 PC Notebook
Says my acer travelmate 2480 cant take windows 7 64bit because of my cpu? anyway around it? maybe new bios or something?
No if you have a 32 bit processor, you use 32 bit OS's. Your locked in buy your hardware.
Posted on Apr 29, 2013
Testimonial: "how do i find out my cpu bit? also how can i find out if my cpu fan is working properly? can i upgrade my bios? or get a totally new one? as i cant control much with the bios i have atm, ty for your reply mate and sorry for 1001 questions hehe"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is no default password on acer systems as supposedly there is in dell's
now a good news bad news situation...
in more recent times they switched how the bios stored the bios password. In the past you can could reset it by remocing a cmos battery (small watch type of battery) from the motherboard for like 30 minutes and then enter the bios setup upon the next bootup.
However now some how gone to a 'security chip' a programable EEPROM chip to store the passwords and if so it's required to be shipped back to acer to be fixed and from what I know is not covered by warranty. If this is the case AND ... I say again AND IF it's STILL UNDER WARRANTY (this is completely not a reflection on fixya, it's affiliaties or my self and should be taken at your own risk, liability, and care) you can take out your hard drive and expose the laptop (not the hard drive) it to an electrical current and then contact acer stating it's not working suddenly and need to fixed. take out the hard drive then put on some wool socks run your feet on the floor and when the laptop in on and powered up touch it should do nicely. This of course is to be taken as entertainment and is in no way endoresed by myself or fixya or any of us affiliates or advertisers.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
SOURCE: cpu overheats
I'm also having the same problem (I know this doesn't help!), but I have experience with opening the back panel. It takes quite a lot of force (to the point where you think you might almost break it!); from the grove work your way counter-clockwise, try to leaver it open slowly with something as you go. I opened mine, but couldn't really get to the cpu (as ClickRight said) and there wasn't much dust to get rid of. My laptop has started to have this problem after about 1 year of operation and heavy travelling (to and from China, India, etc!). Other than the overheating problem, its fine! I'd suggest you upgrade the BIOS also.. I had 1.07 and upgraded to 1.45, it seems to handle the fan differently; although still didn't stop the overheat (I guess if its clogged, no amount of software upgrading will do!)
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
Scroll to the bottom and you will find the download for the update.
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Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Testimonial: "thank you!!!"
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