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Acer Aspire 5101 Laptop, powering but nothing else

Hi, I bought my Acer aspire 5101 laptop just over a year ago and all of a sudden it decided to brake. I was using it one night and it was working fine but the next morning when I booted it up it got all the way to the logon screen but then I cannot do anything. I think that this has something to do with the keyboard and mouse as they will not respond and when I plug in external ones nothing happens either. I had taken it to a shop and he says that it is the motherboard that is the problem. I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas or if anyone knew of any solutions to the problem as I have no other solutions except for buying a new laptop as could end up same price as replacing motherboard. Any help appreciated.

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  • Garry84 Dec 24, 2007

    Hi!

    I have the same problem with my Acer 5101. You won't like my answer: Your motherboard is dead. I guess you cannot use your keyboard from switching on, so you cannot even reach BIOS. Since it's quite a good notebook, I suggest changing your motherboard, if you want to save it.

    Garry

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    Im sending it back.....they want me to back everything up on to another harddrive, only problem i cant used the keyboard.....plus the lcd screen has a pinkish tint....Its only 6 months old.....I will never buy a cheap accer again.....

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    Keyboard mouse usb audio not working ! Only six months old. The reseller refused the warranty because I open it to install an extra memory ... crap

  • radumateescu Feb 24, 2009

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Hi,

I had the same problem with my Acer Aspire 5100. I tried external keyboard, nothing happened. I was left with no other option but to re-install Windows(XP Pro) which helped beyond reason!!!

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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Exactly the same deal with my 5100-3123. This is the second motherboard in this machine (the first died at 3 months, this one at 10 months). I figure the chipset (southbridge) has gone south since this is what controls all the I/O functions. Pull the hard drive and install in another machine to copy, or better yet image it before sending it off. Acer will charge about $600.+ to replace the board. My Dell, and company Thinkpad, have been way more reliable.

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If it won't go past the login screen, you should try restoring it from CD first, and then replacing the hard drive if that doesn't work. I don't have all the details, but from what you describe I don't agree with the motherboard diagnosis.

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