To disable the sleep button on the acer keyboard Do the following (Vista home)
Go to control panel (classic view) double click Power options.
left hand margin select Choose what the power buttons do.
This opens a systems settings page
You will see an option :
When I press the sleep button: (Don't worry that the picture of the button is different than the keyboard's Zz)
Select Do Nothing from the dropdown box.
Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the screen.
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Re: snooze button on my acer keyboard
It is recommended that you press the Power button less than 4 seconds to wake your system from Standby mode. Do not hold the Power button in for longer than 4 seconds as this will shut down your system.
You can wake your system from Sleep mode with the keyboard or mouse by configuring your monitor to turn off before your system goes into Standby. To do this, follow the steps below.
Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel
Double-click Power Management
Ensure the Home/Office Desk setting for "System Standby" is set longer than "Turn off Monitor" and set "Turn off Hard Disks" to Never.
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Open the Acer laptop and turn it on. Allow the user to
complete all startup procedures before pressing any buttons on the
Locate the "Windows" button. It is located on the bottom
left-hand side of the keyboard and has a dark circle with a little
waving flag inside. Locate the "L" button as well.
Press both buttons at the same time. The laptop keyboard is
now unlocked. Test the computer by trying to open a file on the
computer. If the keyboard did not unlock, repeat the procedure and be
sure to press the buttons at the same time. The keyboard will unlock.
Restart the Acer Aspire netbook by pressing the "power" button on the netbook's keyboard or by pressing the "CTRL," "ALT" and "DEL" keys at the same time.
During startup, hold down the "F8" function key immediately when you see the "Acer" splash screen and the option for entering "Setup."
Keep pressing the "F8" key until the "Advanced Boot Options" menu appears. If you receive a "keyboard error," restart the Acer Aspire and repeat step 2.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Safe Mode" selection on the "Advanced Boot Options" menu. The arrow keys are located on the right-hand side of the Acer Aspire keyboard.
Press the "Enter" key to execute the "Safe Mode" selection. The Windows operating system will now start in "Safe Mode" and you can perform a system restore or make needed changes to get your Acer Aspire to boot normally again.
Read more: How to Boot Up Acer Aspire in Safe Mode ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5802430_boot-acer-aspire-safe-mode.html#ixzz1dtOxfxaD
Acer (General) - FN+F5
Aspire 1000/1640Z/1690/2012 - Launch Keys above the keyboard
Aspire 16xx (General) the satellite-like launch button above the keyboard
Aspire 2000 Series (less Aspire 2012, See Above) - Button on the Front of the Laptop
Aspire 3005 on the lower right-hand side of your laptop
Aspire 3500 -
Aspire 5612 sliding button on the side of the laptop
Aspire 9302 the blue button on the left-hand side of the laptop
Aspire 94xx (General) the key found below the Lock key
Aspire One, in the lower right corner of the palm rest is a small
strip with a picture of an antenna on it. An LED to the right of the
strip lights to indicate the wireless is turned on.
Aspire One Series ZG5 -
Extensa 2000/2500 Series - Far Right launch button above the keyboard
Ferrari 3000/3020/3400/4000 - Button on Front of Laptop
Travelmate C Series - Far Left hot key and then choose WLAN from menu that appears
I have an Acer lap top and there is an Fn (function key) Icon on the <i and the i> keys that mimic a sun device. If you hold down the Fn key and tap the I> key down over on the right sideof the machine, then those taps should brighten the screen. Holding down the Fn key (left side) and tapping the <i key will dim the screen.