Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
.. could you kindly show us how to get into ACPI, or safe mode, or restart, or anything else, since the keyb and touchpad are all-dead?
what's the magic key you press to enter start-in-safe-mode?
thank you anyway
there is no magic key to enable you to do this. Computers do not have
20 backup systems like airplanes. Which would be nice but it would
cost like one too!
have two options though to solve this,
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
In the case of my Acer, this touchpad and keyboard problem was related to ACPI and the battery. In order to get into Windows with your mouse and keyboard fully functional, remove the battery and keep your laptop plugged into the wall. When you get in, everything should be fine (you don't need safe mode for this). Once you're in, go to your Control Panel, go to System. In that pop-up, go to the hardware tab and click Device Manager. In the Device Manager, click the plus sign next to Battery. In there, right click "ACPI-Compliant Battery" or something like that and choose Disable.
Reboot with your battery in place. It should work just fine. Replacing the battery with one from eBay solved the problem on mine. Without ACPI your computer cannot go into standby and doesn't have all those nice power-management features associated with it.
Hope that helps. Your issue might not be ACPI-related. :\
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
Another suggestion would be to re-plug the cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard
hope this helps
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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aspire 5050 keyboard does not work cannot turn off
Had a problem with when I booted the Aspire 5050 laptop. The keyboard and mouse would not work after windows xp loaded. I obtained the solotion from the following link and took the below steps -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/51337-35-keyboard-mouse-work-vista-login-screen
1) Followed the acer website link and downloaded the appropriate keypad drivers by looking for Aspire 5050 (5050 is the model)
2) Put it on a pin drive.
2.5) Unplugged the acer 5050 battery and still allowed the power cord to be plugged in (in effort to save time)
3) booted the acer 5050 laptop and kept hitting F8 to go into safe mode
4) logged into safe mode as 'Admin' and ran the setup from the drivers after inserting the pin drive.
5) shutdown windows
6) plugged the battery back in, turned the power on, everything works fine.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Try starting in safe mode. If it does boot in safe mode then go to HELP, THEN SYSTEM RESTORE, pick a date before you had these problems. Good luck. You start in safe mode by pressing F8 then selecting SAFE MODE from the menu.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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