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Mouse and key board are frozen

How can I get the mouse to reactivate? Can you help? Thank you

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  • glenn hoffman
    glenn hoffman Jun 08, 2008

    does the usb work? if not ihav 2 work arounds,ihave 2 aspire 5100 note books,i can sell one, or walk you through a solution! need to know the hardware[specs] of yours!

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    My 5100 will not boot,keyboard does not work ,usb not working or touchpad.

    Have tried the hard drive in another machine it`s ok.

    I disconnected the cmos battery still nothing.

    Very disapointing from a machine only 15 months old,this will be my last Acer!



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I have been a pc specialist for 14 years,and have seen this problem many times! sometimes there is a work around, most times the motherboard is damaged! you could try to find a used motherboard but may be no better off! you must weigh the cost of repair and used parts against the cost of a new notebook! I believe this to be a chipset failure.try removing memory modules and re-installing same.or try other modules if available.good luck!glen!

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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    glenn hoffman Jun 23, 2008

    acer! i have put 100 or so hours on these crappy acer 5100 notebooks! i have had it! do not buy acer! and if you do make sure you have alot of $ so you can buy a new one every year! there is a flat rate fee of 449.00 for acer service! don't do it!

  • glenn hoffman
    glenn hoffman Feb 19, 2009

    despite the failed usb and the keyboard and the touchpad ! on bolth of my 64amd acer notebooks, i have been still using them since i found that work around. and they have new life.

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    glenn hoffman Feb 19, 2009

    simple is hard when chipset is damaged. only to get the cannot start code 10 message. had to take it apart,deal with surface mounted chips, resoldering some of these chips helped one problem,but the keyboard,touchpad controler chip is shot. finding chips for that kind of stuff is nearly imposible,acer was no help,and the $400.00 flat rate fee for repair is excesive!(nearly the cost of a new notebook) i can't see why anyone would pay that very steep if the software and drivers,or even a operating system redo does not activate these devices,you would be no better the work around is the only fix,or a new one, or the very high factory repair.

  • glenn hoffman
    glenn hoffman Mar 05, 2009

    problem solved! in use thanks to the work-around found.6 months and use the everyday!

  • glenn hoffman
    glenn hoffman Apr 24, 2009

    still going strong! yea baby!

  • glenn hoffman
    glenn hoffman Aug 07, 2009

    replaced mainboard-got a good deal-it is now great!


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Start simple - Restart computer first and try again.

If that fails, then remove the hardware that is not working in add/remove hardware, restart computer, and add hardware wizard will re-add it properly upon restart (this may be hard to do if your mouse is not working)

If that fails, reinstall your OS and everything from scratch - if you don't know how to do this, I would seek a professional or at least a knowledgeable computer person

If you have Vista, check Acer website for further instructions

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