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Cannot connect to bt intrnet as wireless network adapter will not recognise isp

You got a conflict on your DNS protocol you need to go into your 'command prompt' settings (right click start and click on command prompt ) and enter 'clear DNS' and see if that works.
2/2/2018 6:12:52 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Feb 02, 2018

Acer travelmate 290 wireless switch crashes laptop

Its probably the driver, you'll have to go to the acer website follow links for support and downloads. Download and install the latest driver for your wirelsss modem.

1/18/2012 9:17:04 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jan 18, 2012

I have a new battery

Welcome to Fixya. it seems that is not charging the battery, try to remove the battery and use your laptop only with the power cord, after the light get normal, plug the battery and check if the problem persist. if the light goes orange again the battery is the problem or the motherboard is not longer able to identify the status of the battery charge. common problem in Acer laptops
If this is a new battery then try to ask acer or the store to replace it since it is not working on your laptop. As you describe the problem the old battery and AC adapter is working fine and there is no problem with the computer.
9/1/2011 4:22:59 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 01, 2011


Hi there !

If message appear again, just RUN your computer on safe mode, it is because your system is detecting error in your operating system that is why it never boot up. When loading from safe mode, check some harware or software your installed before that prevent your computer from boot up to normal mode. Safe mode also allows you correct errors in your computer.
1/30/2011 3:39:19 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jan 30, 2011

Hi there ! i have a acer travelmate 290 lci. my

If the % and ^ doesn't work either, then I expect you need a replacement keyboard. Unlucky.
Checkout ebay for bargain keyboards.
Hope this helps.
11/8/2010 2:36:10 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 08, 2010

Boot problem with acer travelmate 290

if a computer boot up only until the windows xp screen not on windows environment...usually it is because of corrupted system...

your pc will never boot until the logo if there is a problem in your video card,sound card,memory or power supply...

so i suspected that there is a problem in your operating sysyem..try to run system restore if you have...

if not you need to format your operating system so that you can use your laptop again...

note: i have also experienced a problem with boot until the windows logo, but i found out that the problem is not the operating sytem...i found out that my client's capacitors in his motherboard are damaged...maybe due to over use or improper cooling system...if you can check it that's much better so that you can prevent waste of money...
2/22/2010 7:39:49 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Feb 22, 2010


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Mic will not work

You have to configure Microphone.

double click on sound icon on task bar then options>Select Recording on sound out put >sure that check mark on microphone.increse the volume then check.

if it helps
6/25/2009 10:57:08 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jun 25, 2009

I need the wireless driver of accer travelmate 290

Go to the Acer WEB site to download the drivers you need, make sure it is Windows XP or Vista version for your particular MODEL laptop.

Use this link :-
4/13/2009 11:14:06 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Apr 13, 2009

Computer goes into sleep mode when you first sign on

If this is not hrte problem then go into the BIOS setup screen and turn off the BIOS power managment.
1/28/2009 8:08:38 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jan 28, 2009

Blank screen but sound works

on XP check your "ScreenSaver" Monitor power "Power" options settings. It might be set to turn off monitor after so many minutes.

on Vista;

go to Control Panel >click on "Mobile PC"> click on "Power Options" > Check "Change plan settings" on the selected option
Adjust time as required

1/11/2009 5:39:02 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jan 11, 2009

Cannot reboot

Try to set the jumper setting of your hard drive to CS (cable select).
11/12/2008 5:16:47 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 12, 2008

Acer travelmate 290 lci

10/7/2008 6:05:35 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Oct 07, 2008

Alt key pulled off

Well, it could snap back on, or the little metal springy thing has to be in place first. try gently popping ANOTHER key and seeing how it is held on...
2/16/2008 10:54:59 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Feb 16, 2008

My disk doesn't want to come out of my acer

need alotmore information. be detailed
1/16/2008 10:41:07 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jan 16, 2008

Set up password

go to the control panel and go on to password then choose which password you want and put that in all problem solved
1/5/2008 1:30:21 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jan 05, 2008

Computer dies on me (can't say it better due to no technical knowledge; pls read :-)

The 'click' sound you hear when your computer goes off is the hard drive head parking itself.  It does this whenever the machine shuts down to prevent damage.

As for the problem itself, I believe your computer is overheating.  There are thermal sensors in your computer which automatically kill the power before temperatures get high enough to cause damage to the components inside.  This also may explain why ACER Labs weren't able to find a problem:  they most likely have their lab air conditioned and set to a relatively low temperature.  I suspect that you tend to use your computer on your lap or on a desk surrounded by a lot of clutter.  This reduces the available airflow, and may cause the cooling system to re-use warm air instead of fresh, cool air to ventilate your computer.  One possible reason it may have gotten worse lately is an excess of dust, lint, cat hair, smoke residue (if you smoke), etc., has clogged the heatsinks that channel the air, reducing the airflow, and literally insulating the components,

There are a number of products available to help you with this problem, however our first task is going to be to remove any build-up of foreign matter on your machine.  Most office supply stores sell cans of compressed gas.  I would recommend purchasing one and applying it liberally to the vents on your computer.  Make sure that the machine is turned off (and unplugged, with batt. removed, for extra peace of mind) and spray the air into each vent opening, being careful not to invert the can (the compressed liquid may come out, which may cause condensation, leading to a short circuit if the battery / power is reapplied immediately).  Once you have done this to each of the vents twice, let the machine sit for about 2-3 minutes before reinserting the battery / power cord.  This should take care of the immediate problem, however you may still have issues with the device overheating depending on the environment you use it in.  To combat this, I recommend purchasing a 'laptop pad'. They can also be found in most office supply stores, and provide either a raised surface for the laptop, to allow more airflow, or on some of the more expensive models there is a fan to actively generate airflow.  

To prevent this from happening again, I recommend dusting your computer's interior about once a month.
11/9/2007 5:48:39 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 09, 2007

Help to repair ACER Travelmate 290LCi

this is normally motherboard or powe side problem check your motherboard
11/7/2007 8:34:24 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 07, 2007
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