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Acer apire 5100 notebook.

My notebook's keyboard has lost most its function. While have lost all functions with my mouse. This occurred while running. I was uploading a mp3 player at the time and using a regular mouse. I have tried to restart with no results. The system now comes up in repair mode. oh the f2 function does not work. Any answers would be welcomed.

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  • john217 Jan 21, 2008

    A couple of the keys that correspond with the fn key work but when I hit any other key I lose those functions also.

  • john217 Jan 21, 2008

    what would make the mouse not work then? Does it function through the key board? I thought maybe my bios is screwed up? If that is not it then my motherboard is probably screwed up. Is it possible to connect a keyboard through the USB port that the bios would recognize? If I take it in to a service center I am looking at 40% of the value. Any answers

  • john217 Jan 21, 2008

    Question.............What would make a keyboard lock up when one touches any key? Reason is when I depress FN and F6 ( change to VDU) it works but when I then depress any key other then FN and then try FN and F6 it fails? any answers??????

  • john217 Feb 02, 2008

    how do I reset my bios?

  • swiv1 Feb 02, 2008

    I have a similar problem. My left mouse clicker doesn't work now. When I plug in an external mouse through one of the USB ports, that external mouse works with no problem. Since I have had the Aspire 5100 for over 12 months, I had to pay the Acer tech support $2.76 a minute to try and solve the problem. They told me I may have a virus, but when I did a complete scan, no virus was detected. I think the mouse cable under the key board may be defective.

  • john217 Feb 03, 2008

    how do u pinpoint it to a hardware problem? I get some of the fn key functions. This problem did not happen until I downloaded files to my mp3 player. I see others who own this system with the same issue. Most with no solution and one where mother board was replaced to which I believe the problem was not pinpointed but rather it was a full sweep do to inexperience. Problem points me to a function remedy or a bios recovery on the extreme side. So can you tell me how to recover the drivers automatically on startup or a function that will restore the keyboard and mouse to 100%?

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U hit fn key to enable the fuction keys

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    nick helpap Jan 21, 2008

    take it aprt lay screen down flat then snap up the braket around screen then 2 screws holding keybord buy new one 20 on ebay or make sure its snaped down all way

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    nick helpap Jan 21, 2008

    ya try that and yes mouse kb tied in under it tribbon like cable ya try usb mouse kb ok

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    nick helpap Jan 21, 2008

    so u got it o work it changes it over to the number pad is thats what u meen

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    nick helpap Feb 02, 2008

    u can buy replacement keybord mouse panels not big goes under it off ebay

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