Ive got the same model. mine gets damn hot too. especially after about 4hrs you can barely type on it or use the mouse pad.
i sent it back as soon as i got it. acer replaced the fan and said it was fine. 4hrs later it was running as hot as before. they probably did nothing but waste my time for 2 weeks. just poor design i spose. poor cooling system poor design. i also noticed the fan air vent is on the right hand side. again poor design, most people are right handed. getting hot air blown on your hand when using an external mouse, during a hot summer day is not pleasant. dont think ill buy an Acer again
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some of laptops have Fn key molded with ctrl key, you may check the Fn key after ward if not works then there must be some hardware fault put them to service center if the same is under warranty else replace KB.
Sticky key: gently remove the space bar noting how the retaining clips fit. Clean under the bar and around the rubber buffer with isopropyl alcohol or similar, test before refitting the bar, if this does not resolve the problem, you may be looking at a partly damaged keyboard and will need to replace
It's either a Shift+ the key with the character you want to print or an FN(The Fn Key)+ the key that has the character you want to print. This assumes your drivers for that keyboard are actually loaded in the OS you are using and the OS recognizes the special keys. These are not normal keys.
On Ebay the key will cost about 5 buck, or the entire keyboard could be replaced for around 20 bucks. Here is the service manual just in case you want tochange the entire board......Check out page 46....
I'm not sure which model Acer you have but the pic of the keyboard looks simular to the Acer Extensa or TravelMate series laptops. If so, there's a plastic cover just above the keyboard, but under the screen that covers the display hinge. Open the display fully and gently pry up on the hinge cover. Then slide the horizontal bar next to the opening about a quarter of an inch and lift it off. You should then be abl to pry up on the keyboard to remove it.
To remove the keyboard, first remove the bezel above the keyboard where the screen meets the body. You should see any screws holding the keyboard either below this bezel or on the bottom of the laptop with symbols or a letter "K" "KB" KBD"
Here is a pictorial for a related model: http://www.insidemylaptop.com/taking-apart-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/
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I have an acer computer too. I had to press the (ctrl) (bottom left) and then the (Alt) botton (beside the space bar) and the number 2 at the same time to get back the @ sign then it should work normal from hear on in .
My experience: cursor suddenly moving backward when i was typing, or moving somewhere else on the page. I would be typing and text suddenly would get highlighted. I followed someone's advice to disable the touch pad. Since I do have a mouse & key pad that was all i had to do.
HOW TO DISABLE THE TOUCHPAD FOR ACER 3680 AND OTHERS??? PRESS Fn +F7
Yep, it was that simple. At first I made sure i typed without my fingers or palms touching or near the touchpad. I noticed it seemed to stop or happen less. Soon as I disabled the touch pad all is back to normal. Yet I spent hrs trying to find out how and there were all these posts by people suggesting downloads and other more complicated things etc..