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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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Re: Acer Aspire 5100-5840 USB Problems

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.

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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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  3. Select All Programs.
  4. Then select Accessories.
  5. Press System Tools.
  6. After that, press on System Restore.
  7. A page will appear, press Restore My Computer.
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  11. The system will be restored.
  12. Restart the notebook.

The second way to reset the Acer Aspire 5315 to factory setting.
  1. Turn on the Acer notebook.
  2. Wait for a few seconds until you see the 'startup' process appears on the screen.
  3. As soon as you the 'startup' on the screen, press Alt+F10 for about five times.
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**Try these steps at your own risk. Make sure to save on a Pen drive or USB Flash Drive any important documents/files before resetting your notebook.

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