20 Most Recent Acer TravelMate 4010 Notebook Questions & Answers


Reload windows xp professional operating system

This a hard drive issue, remove hardware and reseat it back in place sometimes this will be enough to get it operating, if not! it should be assessed.
3/19/2012 12:03:33 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Mar 19, 2012

Our old Acer just won't

Hi crowmick,

Have you tried performing a power drain? If not, lets try this as a first step.

1. Unplug the power cord, now unplug the battery.

2. Press and hold the power button for 1 minute.

3. Then plug the battery and power cord back in.

4. Try to turn it on.

Note: If the system is not charging then your adapter is failing.

If this does not work, we will need to remove and reseat the RAM chips. Ram chips are sensitive. They can go for no reason at any time. And a sure sign of a ram chip being blown is no response whatsoever from a power button.

1. Remove battery and power cord.

2. Turn computer over.

3. There is a small plate, with two screws.. Inside that plate, are your ram chips. You need to remove them, and then, reinsert them. Don't forget to clean the contacts.

4. Try again to power up the computer afterwards.

If this does not work, I will recommend to take your hard drive out, then put it in a case and it would act as an internal hard drive so you could transfer any data via USB to another computer.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.
8/21/2011 5:16:41 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Aug 21, 2011

Why cant i boot this machine?

Some newer machine will not boot if an external USB memory stick is connected to it.

Remove all USB device(s),CD or DVD and try again.

8/19/2011 5:32:30 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Aug 19, 2011

Cannot find wireless switch

Press the "light" left of the headphonejack.
8/17/2011 9:22:37 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Aug 17, 2011

How do i turn on


Acer Travelmate 4010 Left side has wireless symbol on it.

Hope this helps.
3/17/2011 7:09:37 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Mar 17, 2011

My friend's TravelMate 4010 had a serious virus

reboot it under f2 when it starts up put disc in push f2 or f12 depending on your boot settings are set on. run under d. drive the best one for your travel mate is windows vista.
3/14/2011 2:18:54 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Mar 14, 2011

I have Acer travelmate 4010 laptop >>>

Download a copy of Hiren's Boot CD from here and burn it on a disc: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
Upon start up you will get a menu similar to this one:

Under advanced boot options boot from the one that suits your operatin system (XP or Vista or Windows 7). If it loads it means the bootmgr is corrupt, you can try to repair it with the Windows installation disc, instead of Install choose Repair.

Now, regarding the BIOS password, you will have to select Dos Boot CD and go to BIOS/CMOS menu and run Kill CMOS to wipe the BIOS completely or there are some utilities there that can reset just password. There re some other options too for reseting the password that you can read about here: http://www.fixya.com/support/r7229632-reset_or_remove_bios_password
2/7/2011 1:45:27 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011

Need to reset the bios

To reset the BIOS password read the information from this link.

In case of your laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper.
1/4/2011 5:13:08 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Jan 04, 2011

My Acer Laptop opens and runs for about 5

To solve this problem i do the following steps
Rebooted the system and continued pressing F8 -> got a screen that allowed for a F1: Boot -> did the F1 and continued pressing F8 and got the Safe Mode screen -> selected the Last Know Good Configuration and repeatedly pressed Ctrl+Shift+Esc sequence -> Windows XP loaded correctly! -> opened the C drive ->windows folder ->system32 folder ->restore folder -> and started the rstrui application -> selected a date prior to the download of the bad files -> and now the problem is all gone!
Hope it helps, if so do rate the solution.
Good Luck
12/22/2010 8:58:13 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Dec 22, 2010

I installed windows xp gaming edition v4, but i

Hi Friend, Just have a look at this version of ATI driver using the weblink below:


I hope, this would resolve your gaming issue.

12/18/2010 6:29:21 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Dec 18, 2010

Hey, i have an acer travelmate 4010 that im

hi there

did you remove the panel from the rest of the laptop (ie: plastics, cables bezel) ..

if so, there is an inverter card you have to plug back in (from LCD panel to mainboard), two pin connection and 30 pin connection

here is the link to the service manual -- i hope this helps

11/9/2010 12:38:23 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 09, 2010

Not charging

try to have your power cable checked. maybe the power supply isnt working and/or defective. if this doesnt work, try to check your battery pack. you can also go to an ACER service center because technicians there are equipped with the proper tools to fix/check your cable nor the battery pack.
11/3/2010 3:46:48 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Nov 03, 2010

My toutchpad stop working on my lap top do you

It may be having some dust which can cause to stop working, But you can check the drivers in Device manager. There should be no Yellow or Red mark, If it is then Please install the driver. You can just restat your machine once. it may resolve your problem..
If still not resolved then Just put some Palm hit on the back of your touch pad , it may work.
9/28/2010 9:22:28 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 28, 2010

I turned on the laptop

Actually its asking for a administrator password..
If you have already set a administrator password punch in that...
If you dont have any password set just push Enter.
You must be able to get into the safe mode...............
9/28/2010 5:11:53 AM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 28, 2010

Acer travelmate 4010 model zl1 ; pxe-e61: media

clean filesystem with a scan disc if it isnt a mother board failure reinstall OS from external drive
9/6/2010 10:01:05 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010

Locate wireless switch

consult manufacturers site/manual
9/5/2010 7:17:01 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Sep 05, 2010

I just purchased a new

I know this might sound like it too simple a solution, but sometimes even new things do not work. You might have obtained a bad battery that will not charge. Are you sure it is charging? You might also try to remove the battery and check to make sure the connections in the laptop and the battery are clean. Sometimes gunk accumulates in places you would not expect. If there is something other than a nice clean look, try to clean it off. Do not scrape with any metal object - if it will not come off easily, try using a new pencil eraser. Then blow the residue out ofthe battery compartment and try again. If this does not work, it might be a bad battery. The other thing to check is: Look at the connections on the battery and on the computer. Do they look like they match? Sometimes a battery will fit in the battery compartment, but the connections do not match so it will not work.
8/22/2010 7:06:32 PM • Acer TravelMate... • Answered on Aug 22, 2010
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