Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
First thing you want to try and find out if this is a hardware or software problem. Try connecting an external keyboard and mouse (USB if you don't have mouse and keyboard ports)...then go into the device manager (On XP its control panel, system, hardware tab, device manager)...and see if your laptop keyboard and mouse is registered there. If so then uninstall them and reboot...there is a slight chance that they will reinstall and work, but may be more complicated than this. If they do not show in the device manager, then there is most likely a hardware failure and they may need to be replaced or check the connection.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
SOURCE: Acer 5100 keyboard issue
Dear friend.. the same happened to a customer's laptop.
I suggest you do the following:
First, try to scan your harddrive for viruses in another computer (you can buy a cheap 2.5" USB enclosure for your drive and use it as an USB drive). Once you do that, clean from viruses.
Next step is reinstall the disk and boot the machie again.
If it's a virus problem -as it happened to me- the BIOS block itself and nothing responds, so, you'll have to cheat BIOS.
Plug a flashdrive (any kind) and wait to windows recognizes and installs it. Once it's done unplug it and plug a USB keyboard and/or mouse and wait. Once you have control power off the system normally (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO UNBLOCK THE BIOS).
Next time you power on your computer, keyboard and mouse should work great.
Hope it helps.
PD: One advice... you will probably have to reinstall windows. And finally try linux... this won't happen with it.
Posted on Mar 14, 2008
SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
I had a similar issue, Tried the pcmcia and was able to get it to work but had to unplug the card prior to reboot and then plug it back in to get it to work again. As mentioned in one of the other posts, the fan was very durty on the inside next to the heatsink, cleaned. Ran fine for awhile, but it happened again. I installed XP Pro on the pc and it has run fine for the last few months, no problems. With this said, it would still have to be a hardware problem since the pc keyboard would not work in cmos. believe the fan holds the key.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
its not about drivers dear experts
its about the battery (believe it or not)
just remove battery and you acer-garbage will start connecting to the keyboard again
all they want is to have you buy a new computer
one could become cynical for less
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
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