Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
Aspire 5100 pxe -e61:media test failure, check cable
how i do i fix this problem?
OK this is the only way I can get my P.O.S Acer 5100 to work and it does NOT always work...
First off, I downloaded an updated Bios (3.10) it was from the Acer U.K. website and the program to flash it..(caution it may fry your computer) but i was ready to gut this thing and send it back to Acer with a thin layer of horse S*&T on top..there customer service in non existant for this modle....
after flashing the Bios I did a full system recovery from the disks I made when it was new...restarted it and it WORKED....
well it worked for about 2 weeks then the "media cable error" message came up again...if you get the Acer screen hit F2 and you will see your $800 laptop is not detecting the hard drive or dvd rom...hit control alt delete to restart and TAP the right side of the laptop above the hard drive HARD as it boots...if you get really lucky it will work until the next time you move it...seems to be a bad connection near the hard drive...ALSO..my P.O.S has the built in webcam..it will work until i move the cam, it seems to short out the laptop, i get the blue screen of death and it will restart...
if you do get your running I sugest coping all your files, pictures and anything else you value from the hard drive, formate it and SELL IT ON E BAY AS-IS...most bring around $200 for parts and go buy a Dell...
Acer is total ****, mine has been back to Texas for repair 4 times and is not out of warentee..they said I should of bought the extended warrentee, I asked why you people have had it more then I have...you should replace it for free...no responce from Acer...
OH and the left button on the palm rest fell into the laptop after 2 weeks and they refused to repace it for free, said it was user damage
hope this helps you with your POS Acer media connection error
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
Hmmm..sounds like a bios issue...F2 when you start..and then check the drives to see that they are all present and enabled.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
This problem also seems to be related to built-in wireless cards.
I get this on an acer 4315 and the systemm starts to boot but hangs with a wireless card problem.
Posted on May 01, 2008
I had the same problem with my computer I have the 5100-3583 model and I would get the same problem after the laptop fell The motherboard had a contact issue with the circuitry and if you reset the bios and that doesn't work I would suggest that u get a new motherboard
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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