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Acer Aspire 5100-5840 USB Problems

Dec 26, 2007. A few days ago, I was setting up an account on a web site with my son. Screen blurped and projected a shade of white w/no computer response. Also no response with ctrl-alt-del, so I held power button to shut down computer. Restarted 2x to a blank screen both times. Removed battery for 5 minutes, restarted as normal but my orbicam and USB ports no longer work. Checked drivers, "devices working properly". Restored system back to 3 Dec. Still no worky. Side note: every few days the system clock will be off and I have to reset on-line. Also the battery lasts only a little over an hour if not on the charger. Wrote to Acer about battery issue, response was typical customer "No" service. [You would like to think companies would learn from the days of Packard-Bell] Specs: Aspire 5100-5840 with Vista Premium bought in April 2007.

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  • ging22 Dec 27, 2007

    I'll change the battery and let ya know. I had a hunch it may be the culprit for keeping the time but it just didn't seem possible on a "new" laptop. Thanks!!

  • ging22 Dec 29, 2007

    I searched the net to find the battery # and located a few sites but none had the part number. I did read that someone thought the battery is soldered to the mobo. I removed the bottom panels and searched. The only battery I found was labeled "BATT" and it was soldered on. So, I decided to contact the Acer Tech support.

  • jamaicajam33 Sep 08, 2008

    orbicam program is removed how do i reinstall it.



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Is your laptop still under warranty? I would go to the manufacturer first if it is.
If not:
the system clock is run by the CMOS battery. When low will cause a host of problems. Change it and let me know if this fixes your problem.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007



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There are two ways to reset the Acer Aspire 5315 notebook to factory setting which also means to reset it to the original setting.

The first way to reset the Acer Aspire 5315 to factory setting:

  1. Log-in as Administrator (if you have more that one account on your notebook).
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