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Acer L5100 install problem

Just bought a Acer Aspire L5100 desktop computer. Can't figure out how this thing gets AC power. Nothing I have looks like the correct power cord or cable. It appears there is only a power cord for the monitor. Mouse and keyboard are wireless.

There are little or no installation instructions and I can't find anything more online. There is a AC/DC adapter with orange jack but this doesn't match orange port on cpu. Does anyone know where to plug power into this system...or does power feed back through cable from monitor? Is it powered via the USB port? I don't know, can anyone help?

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  • wimzie443 Feb 27, 2008

    Anyone know how to get the keyboard and mouse to work? I have power but no response from keyboard or mouse.

  • harley73 May 07, 2008

    There are no instructions on how to set up the acer aspire L5100. I already sent one back because I thought the instructions were missing, but they are not. How can I find out how to set this computer up correctly. It even asks for software to install the mouse and keyboard, but there is only a CD for the monitor. There are some pictures, but everything is in another language, and the tower shown is not the one that came in the box. HELP!!!!! Im getting frustrated. Is there a phone number I can call the manugactor to get some help.



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I think it would get power through the Moniter so I don't think you need a power cord for the CPU. Hope this helped =)

Posted on Feb 25, 2008


There's an external power supply delivered with the system. One side goes to the (wall) socket, and the other side goes into the bottom back of the PC. It looks very similar to most external drive power supplies and plugs.

To get keyboard and mouse working you have to first install the wireless receiver into an empty USB port. Then click on the small transparent button (yes it's a button). It will start blinking in blue. Then you press the connect button on the bottom of your keyboard and mouse. Both should be connected then.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008


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