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Hi You can use your windows media player instead, all you have to do is to download the klite codec and install it to your computer..Visit this websitehttp://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_mega_codec_pack.htm

Once your on the page , click and download the Download K-Lite Mega Codec located on the bottom of the page

After you download the klite mega codec to your computer, you need to install it.After installing the klite codec you don't need to use the real player anymore.You can use your windows media player to play DVD

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jul 16, 2019

check you tube tutorial..

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Nov 07, 2016

What does this have to do with PC laptops ???Please post in correct category.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jul 25, 2014

start computer when acer logo appears press F2 to go into BIOS settings scroll across to BOOT top menu bar with the arrow buttons scroll down to D2D enable/disable change to enable and ENTER. save and exit. restart computer once again when acer logo appears press <Alt>+<F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process, refer to on screen instructions to recover system.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Feb 14, 2014

it sound like explorer isn't starting.

this isn't a permanent fix but can get you working again without a restart.

when you see the desktop press ctrl+shift+esc this will open task manager,

now click file run and type the following:


this will now open explorer and you will be able to work as normal

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013

when you boot to your normal partition can you see the other vista drive?

this can be a restore partition so it is worth keeping but to answer your question.

go to my computer right click manage and go to disk management.

in here you should see all your disks like C:\ D:\ and E:\

now when you partition it creates a new drive letter but remains on the same disk. you will have to manually check to make sure which partition you want to delete, once you know right click that partition and click delete

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013

the obvious is restart the laptop, but alternatively what you can do is try and find an updated driver. to find out what driver you currently have and who makes it right click my computer and go to manage, then click device manager.

the driver your looking for should be under networking it should have something like "WLAN" the other should have "LAN" once you've found out who makes it go to their website download the latest driver and install test again.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013

you should be able to find a Youtube video for this.

if not quite often the screw is on the outside or is on the opposite side for example under the keyboard.

also if your sure that you have all the screws out then it could just be the HDD is held in quite tightly so just give it firm but gentle pull

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013

this sounds like dodgy RAM, open up the back covers on your laptop until you find the RAM once you have done this reseat the RAM in the opposite slot and try again.

if it still doesn't work try with individual sticks. if it works perfectly with one but buggy with the other then it is the RAM.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013

this can be a faulty jack socket on your laptop, i.e. has been knocked a couple times with the jack. to test wiggle the jack till other speaker pops in. if this doesn't work switch where the speakers attach to if the right hand speaker starts to work through the left channel then their is issues with the right channel, try switching the aux lead if it comes back then its just the wire if not it can either be your jack socket on the laptop or a blown connection on the speakers.

you can pay for people to repair these but your looking at least 100 labour and parts

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013

what this usually is, is the RAM.

what you need to do is to remove one of the back plates until you find a cover with your RAM underneath (not sure what RAM looks like... Google it)

so now that you've found them there will be a couple of clips on either side push these clips out so the RAM stick pops up.

remove both sticks and try one stick at a time in both slots until you find a combination that works.

sometimes with reasonably old laptops that have had a lot of use and abuse the RAM sticks can become loose and this will cause the laptop not too boot.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 20, 2013

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with your notebook.

The book indicator you referenced is the hard drive activity light. When you see this flicker it indicates the hard drive is being accessed.

With the notebook booted up, press Fn+F11 a few times to enable and disable numlock. If the numlock light(lock with the number '1' on it, next to the hard drive indicator) turns on and off then the problem may be only related to your monitor and not a failed hard drive, video adapter, or something like that. Believe it or not this could be a good thing.

With the computer booted up, press Fn+F5 and wait a couple seconds. This will toggle the display modes. Press Fn+F5 a couple more times to cycle through all the modes.

Also try pressing Fn+F6. This keystroke blanks out the display to save battery.

Do you EVER see anything on the screen while the notebook is booting up? You should see the Acer splash screen and maybe some information about entering the BIOS setup.

If you have an external monitor and a VGA cable(or DVI or S-video) you can connect the external monitor to your notebook then turn the notebook on. You may have to do the Fn+F5 keystroke after connecting the monitor to select the correct display mode. This will help us determine if the problem is the notebook monitor or not.

Here is a link to the manual if you need it:

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jul 23, 2013

It might be that the LCD is defective. Try bringing it to a technician. If the other monitors work great then it has something to do with the hardware part of your computer.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 30, 2013

for some stupid reason there are 2 drivers for the webcam. i went with the sunyin driver. there are 2 setup.exe files and you need to install both. i would start with the driver setup.exe then the one in the utl folder. no need to reboot between installation files... not until both are installed then reboot. good luck.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Dec 25, 2012

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