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Need a recovery disk for acer travelmate 290

do u have another laptop or pc.

if u have open google then open isohunt then.

1st download nero iso maker

2nd download recovery disk for ur laptop

then u nid a 4.7 gig blank disk then burn the recovery disk
12/13/2018 9:34:02 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Dec 13, 2018

Bios passward recovery

Try removing the main battery and unplug the power then hold the power button down for 30 seconds, if that doesnt work you will need to take the cmos battery out for a minute and replace it then that will clear the password
4/28/2014 10:57:27 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Apr 28, 2014

Acerlaptop won;'t open the screen

the reason is that one of your slot ram its not working properly and B.I.OS its not recognising the hard drive so needs to be open up and remove the failed ram to the unbuffered ram make sure its 2Gat leat so. <1 remove the back of your laptop <2 remove both slots of ram and try one at a time if not working still then it maybe the screen replacement hope it helps bud
3/14/2014 11:19:23 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Mar 14, 2014

Bios passward

Try this website, you can buy the password: http://biospassword.eu/buy-on-ebay
2/14/2014 12:41:12 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Feb 14, 2014

Slow wireless connection

Are you sure it the wireless, not the computer. If your CPU and Memory are running at 100% your laptop will freeze. What are you doing when it freezes? Close ALL programs that are not necessary at Startup. Remove TOOLBARS from broswers they kill your speed. Try CCLEANER freeware at :http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/. Use this to remove the junk from your machine. In the TOOLS section, STARTUP, Disable ALL unnessary programs from Startup, this will speedup your machine. Also, If you don't have MALWAREBYTES, download at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/. In the installation, UNCHECK the TRIAL PRO version, you want the freeware version. Run a FULL SCAN, depending on the size of your HDD it mat take hours, DELETE ALL RESULTS. Take a look at this : http://www.wikihow.com/Speed-up-a-Windows-XP-Computer
12/15/2012 2:04:52 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Dec 15, 2012

Acer 290 notebook can't boot up

Check the RAM modules ..remove and reinsert ...then check if the problem persists or not ...
11/26/2012 10:00:48 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 26, 2012

Computer does not start up. Start light etc comes on. fan cuts in

Computer does not boot up The problem maybe the RAM, it is faulty or just needs reseating to make proper electrical contact. Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up then remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM for you. Just like you sometimes need a mechanic to repair your car, sometimes you do need a technician to diagnose and identify the fault or faults on your computer. Not only does a good service technican have the experience to deal with this type of problem, they also have the equipment that allows them to look at things the average computer user can't see, and he has a collection of replacement parts that can be used to quickly test individual components on your computer.
10/18/2012 8:29:57 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Oct 18, 2012

Laptop acer travelmate 290 hanging

Is your battery 0k? it may be faulty. pull it out and see if you have the same problem with NO battery installed.
10/2/2012 9:41:32 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Oct 02, 2012

My laptop is hanging when i switch on. please give me ideas tha w

OK people, I have this old acer 290 the battery refuses to charge so I use the power adapter but when I swith it on it may quickly flash on and then hang, turns completely off dead as a door nail. this happened all the time untill one day I left the battery out of it plugged the power adapter in and the problem dissapeared. I have not yet replaced the battery so dont know if a new battery will solve the problem when reinstalled?
9/27/2012 9:09:56 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 27, 2012

How do i change my log in password on my acer

Go to Control Panel,Click User account,Click the Username and click Change Password.

That's it.
9/21/2012 2:33:54 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 21, 2012

Need to replace motherboard battery

Just visit your manufacturer support website to did thatalso visit this site http://blog.andreasfichter.de/index.php?/archives/11-Disassemble-an-Acer-Travelmate-290.html
6/8/2012 6:10:59 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jun 08, 2012

Price of LCD screen and keypad of acer TravelMate 290 series.

Go to www.ebay.com Type: make and model of laptop, refine search to screen and keyboard.
4/27/2012 8:06:36 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Apr 27, 2012

Acer 290

i had the same problem with acer tm290. looking through lots of postings let me find this:
located near the cpu (downside circuit-board) is a little ic. resolded this - all works fine :o)

2/14/2012 8:11:48 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Feb 14, 2012

Keypad stayed locked

Dear Friend,May be is time to upgrade that keypad...or maybe the wire below not properly connected...Good Luck
12/10/2011 6:55:09 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Dec 10, 2011

How to remove bios password

Follow the procedure :-


11/29/2011 8:24:20 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 29, 2011

Window gets stuck on "disk

It is clear your hard disk has developed errors.
Let the disk check run completely. If is stops in the middle, that shows their is a major problem with your hard disk.
If you cancel the disk checking, the computer hangs because some of the system files are already damaged due to the hard disk error.
One thing you can do is to backup everything and format the hard disk and reinstall the operating system and the software.
If the hard disk error is propagating type (i.e. the amount damaged keeps increasing), you will have to reinstall the OS every 2 to 4 weeks.
In this case it is better to replace your hard disk.
9/11/2011 4:06:53 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 11, 2011
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