Question about Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook
Something that acer really doesn't elaborate on is the FN+F7 Key combination....... if you press that combo, it will disable the built in mouse. Mine does not kill the keyboard however, but it might be worth a shot if you're having issues. I accidentally hit that combination one time and ended up cold-booting to try and get my mouse back, which it still wouldn't work until I noticed the FN+F7 thing. Hold the FN key then hit F7 and atleast the mouse should work. Just a thought...... Also, you might try reseating the keyboard connector. To remove the keyboard, there are three spring loaded tabs across the top between the housing and keyboard. I just use a thin knife blade to trip the tabs and then you can easily raise the top of the keyboard and the bottom just slides out of the main body. The connector is a ZIF (zero insertion force), you'll have to flip up a small tab which releases the ribbon cable. Sometimes just reseating cables can solve some really flaky problems. Make sure you get the cable all the way inserted before you flip the locking tab back down to hold the cable in place.
No guarantees here, but just some things I've seen over the years that are easily rectified. Questions can be directed to me via Gonzo1967@gmail.com.
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Posted on May 01, 2009
Disonnect the battery, it worked for me
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Well, that might explain the touch pad, but since the keyboard does work during boot up and when choosing safe mode options, a keyboard short ciruit seems highly unlikely. Since several people here are having the same issues with these laptops perhaps it's the operating system itself..?
Is everyone who is having this problem only experiancing it with Vista, or is anyone running on XP seeing this as well? If removing Vista and replacing it with XP fixes the problem, I wouldn't think twice about doing it. Comments from people who have these models of Acer laptops running on XP would be much appreciated as well...
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
My mouse pad is not working.It all happened suddenly.Whats the solution???? Only USB mouse is working....
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Maybe you could try restoring your computer to an eailier time ive had this problem once with the mouse and it only works with the charger without the charger it goes all malfunction so try and see what happens with the charger in and plus try restoring your laptop to an ealier date that might fix it. If it doesn't take it into a shop for them to check out
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
The NAV-PAD on my Thinkpad T43 suddenly stopped working: I can 'Right-Click' but the normal Left Click would not do anything: I'm only subjected to using an external Mouse for ALL activities...
Any help to fix is much appreciated!
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
Buy new one my friend!
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
I have the same problem. The keyboard and the mouse not respponding. Conected USB keyboard and mouse and nothing happens. Tried to recover system, and nothing.
Posted on Dec 15, 2007
Touch pad problem or keyboard short circuit
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
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