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Could you verify that the headphones are fully plugged into the jack? Also, go to the control panel and right click on your audio device. Go to properties then details. Try to search for a new driver using the hardware id.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Apr 24, 2014

Hi. There's so many "fixes" out there but most do not work. The most popular is removing the bios/clock battery mounted on the circuit board but manufactures have started soldering additional batteries onto the board to prevent bios password hacks. However, there are passwords that override the bios and can be obtained from the manufactures directly. You must prove to them that you purchased the computer and send proof of purchase by fax or mail. Aside from these options, my hands are tied. Good Day

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Feb 13, 2014

boot in safe mode with networking by pressing "F8" if all is OK download malwarebytes and scan the computer for problems.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jan 15, 2014

connect ac power cord, and let it charge for some hrs before trying to start computer again, if battery does not accept any charge, replace battery

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Mar 06, 2013

You can, if available, purchase a Recovery disk from Acer. That said, if you have a Recovery Partition, By rebooting and using the restore/recovery ALT+ F-10 keys. On page 59 : http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/userguides/TM4200-ENG-OLM_1207.pdf and this may be useful: http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=2&modelId=774 IF you are doing a Factory recovery on a XP Machine, I would put on a pot of coffee. I recently did the same, with hundreds of Windows and Computer manufacturer's update it took 36 hours stright. Good Luck.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 23, 2012

What happened to your function and F8 keys?

You have to Press and Hold the FN function key at the lower left portion of the keyboard, then hit the key that controls the brightness.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 03, 2012

hi . i have on ishu . my laptop acer travelmat 4330 . i put rong password . i want .recover my bios password . how i do it now ??? thank u

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 25, 2011

i have sulation if u hhave bios programer i have bios this model if u no have u 3 time inter inter inter system give the code plz send me coad i give u master password

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011

If the battery is 2 or 3 years old or more chances are it needs to be replaced. When you charge it and it gives you less than 30 minutes it is time to replace it, ebay is a good place to start if you are considering getting a new one.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

Still using an external monitor because the screen on the laptop it out of services. Try to found the same screen on the internet an buy it. Remenber a new sceen is one of the most espensive part.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010

control panel visit the mouse option

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010

Generally it is suppose to be F11 key.

On couples of computers we use F11 so it should work for you dear.

Good luck.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010


Your Laptop seems to be full of dust - Maybe your CPU Heat sink FAN cannot turn because if this THUS causing your laptop to heat up and shut down again to prevent your CPU from receiving damage due to high temperature.

Close your laptop lid, then put the unit on its backlcd. Make sure you disconnect the Battery and the A/C Power chord. With the emty battery slot is facing you, take note of the screw that is facing you to the right on the bottom cover. There might be others like this in the same area. The cover that you need to remove is of rectangular shape, and the largest cover.

When you have removed it you should see the CPU Heat sink and a FAN. This is the part where you blow the unit out at that spot with compressed air so that the dirt will no longer block the heat from venting away from the laptop mainboard/cpu.Please check if the CPU FAN is still turning licenly. If it doesn't turn or very difficult - replace .

Then, remove the 3 screws from the CPU heat sink and thereby remove the HEAT sink completely. Remove the CPU Heat sink FAN and clean it as nessesary. Use a small flat to switch the CPU from closed to open and remove it. Then clean it with a cloth and ethanol - make sure you remove all dirt and old heat sink paste on top if it. make sure you do not touch the bottom of the CPU and handle the pins carefully.

When you are done, place the CPU back and reaaply a eyedrop of fresh heatsink paste onto the CPU, lock the CPU switch again. Then clean the backside of the CPU heat sink where it rests on the CPU. When you are done with that, place the CPU heat sink back onto the CPU then screw the 3 screws back onto the CPU heat sink and onto the mainboard. Keep the sequence in mind. Reconnect the CPU Heat sink FAN to power on the mainboard with the cable then place the cover back onto it. Tighten all screws again and reconnect battery and A/C Power chord.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

try changing the power plan to Performance,

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jan 11, 2010


travel mate 4230 is using Bison marked Web cam. you need to download and setup it.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Sep 07, 2009

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