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Acer aspire 1500 problems

My keyboard + mouse + usb are not working so i can't press alt f10 to reset it and i dont have a reinstall disk. is there any way of fixing this problem?.

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  • gary1234 Oct 06, 2007

    hello thanks,
    i followed your advice and saw the screen with the safe mode option,but i was unable to select safe mode because of my keyboard and mouse not working, and how do i go about getting a right driver.

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Dear gary,
I have the same computer and i encountered a problem with windows vista indexing system, Acer and vista are two upcoming products and have aquired many faults, the best think to do is get it check out. like inside out and get an estimate of any repairs needing to be done.If i were you i would get it replaced an dif u have vista then upload xp.
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My keyboard is not working . when i go safe mode it is working. I don't know which drivers to update or do something to needful. is there any way of fixing this problem?.

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Shut down your computer and then turn it on while pressing and releasing the F8 botton on bootup (the black screen with some text that comes and quickly dissapears and then windows starts to load) if you could see "Safe Mode" option then this means your keyboard hardware is not damaged. This means now you need a right driver. Please let me know of your progress through my instruction and I will assist you through it. Kind Regards

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

  • parkook Oct 09, 2007

    Hi Gary
    If your keyboard was not working I would have say that you need to remove your keyboard and clean it or replace it but because yours is not just keyboard, your mouse and USB is not working even in DOS mode.
    This means that your mother board is faulty, usualy this happens when you drop your laptop or keep it in a very humid place or it's old.
    I am sorry but you are looking to spend up to £200.
    Look at yellow page, thumson Local or any altenative to find a nearest computer repair shop.
    Kind Regards

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Factory reset without using a disk and ALT + F10 doesnt work


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1. Click "Start," "Turn Off Computer" and then "Restart", if it is on. If your computer is off, turn it on by pressing the power button above the keyboard.
2. Press the "F2" function key on your computer's keyboard to enter the BIOS utility.
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kind regards  Mervinh

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