20 Most Recent Acer Aspire 5601WLMi Notebook Questions & Answers

1) Power off the computer then power it back on and begin tapping the F8 key. When the menu comes up, move the cursor to "Safe mode with networking" and do an enter
2) The computer should boot into the safe mode
3) Go to the control panel, Programs and Features, and uninstall OpenOffice.
4) If that doesn't work, download and install Malwarebytes, run a scan and get rid of the virus or malware on your machine.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019

hope you had a backup

Acer Aspire... | Answered on May 22, 2012

From a quick search just now, (Acer Aspire 5600 processor fan), here is one example,


Here is a link to a free Service Manual for the Acer Aspire 5600 series of Notebook PC's,
(Of which the Acer Aspire 5601WLMi Notebook PC is one of the series),


In the 'paragraph' that begins with Aspire 1200, go down to the 8th line.
Left-click on - 5600

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
[ I don't know what version it is, but if it isn't Adobe Reader X {10} I would recommend going to Adobe Reader Support, and downloading it,


Left-click on the Get Adobe Reader, in the small rectangle under the heading Download.
(Has a white Adobe Reader icon, in the red square to the left of, Get Adobe Reader ]

After you click on the file name (5600), it may take up to 30 seconds before you will see the first page come up. (Sometimes a little longer)
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

You can save this PDF service manual to your computer.
This way you won't have to download it again, and can burn it off to a CD for safekeeping.
(You can also delete it from your computer after saving it to a CD, and save harddrive space)

If you do not know how, and would like to, please post in a Comment.

BEFORE you begin replacing:

1) Observe Anti-Static Precautions

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Buy, and wear an ESD wrist strap, connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.

{Electro Static Discharge.
I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case.
You may not have such an animal available. Place a large metallic object up on your workbench, (Table), and connect to it. A large metal serving tray, or large metallic knickknack.

If the table has metal legs connect to one of them. (Unpainted surface, remember)
DO NOT work on a bed, couch, or directly on a carpet floor. These are HIGH areas of Static electricity.

Example of an ESD wrist strap,


2) Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.

If a multi-compartment container is not available, (Weekly pill dispenser/container?), use a clean egg carton as a substitute.
Label each egg holder.

Some screws look VERY similar to other screws. DO NOT mix them up.

3) Make a record during disassembling.
It's nice to have a personal record to refer back to in case you are interrupted.

It's also nice to have a personal record to use along with a service manual.
Make sure your notes are legible so you can read them later. Don't get in a hurry.
Make notes, and drawings, and/or use a digital, or video camera.

{Remember to tilt the motherboard when reinstalling. The I/O ports go down into the case first, then set the motherboard down in flat}

While you're in there, use Q-tips, a small soft brush, (Makeup brush?), and a can, or two of compressed air for computers, and clean that baby out.
Pay special attention to the Heatsink, and Fan Assembly.

The top of the Processor, and the matching flat plate on the Cooling Tube, have thermal paste in-between them.
Same with the top of the GPU, and it's matching flat cooling tube plate.

After time thermal paste dries up. It loses it's conductivity properties then.
If a laptop has been constantly overheating, it may behoove you to replace the thermal paste.

For proper procedures in performing this, post in a Comment.

To explain GPU:
Graphics Processing Unit. The graphics 'engine'.
A Chipset,


Chip and Chipset are slang terms to denote I.C.
Integrated Circuit,


This is an article on disassembling an Acer Aspire 5610z Notebook PC.
Using it to show the cooling system for your Aspire 5601, which if memory serves is the same, or very close to the same,


Scroll down to Step 7.
The silver looking D shape, and the black fan is the Fan Assembly.
The silver looking D shape is the Fan Shroud.

The slightly flattened curved copper tube is the Cooling Tube.
(The sealed copper Cooling Tube is filled with Nitrogen)

At the top of the Fan Shroud, and where the copper Cooling Tube connects, is the copper, finned Heatsink.
It is barely visible in this photo.

Coming down the curved shape of the copper Cooling Tube is a flat plate. It has an aluminum X on it.
The Processor sits under this plate.

Further down at the end of the Cooling Tube is a small square copper plate.
The GPU sits under this plate.

Air is drawn into the Fan Assembly from the bottom of the laptop.
The air then flows into the copper, finned Heatsink.

Heat is absorbed by the flat plate sitting on top of the Processor's case, and the top of the GPU, and is absorbed by the Cooling Tube.
Heat is then transferred by the Cooling Tube up to the Heatsink.

The fins of the Heatsink radiate the heat away.
The air flow from the Fan Assembly helps to carry heat away from the fins.

It could be that the quality of the fan's bearings in the Fan Assembly, were below par from the factory.
It could be also that the laptop has been dirty inside for quite a while, and this led to the demise of the fan's bearings.

Laptops need to be cleaned inside on a regular basis as needed.
Depends on the environment they are in as to how often.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Acer Aspire... | Answered on Sep 15, 2011

Sounds like this is most likely a hard drive issue... You may have scratched your disks with the bump. When you boot up your computer, you should hear a beep - this is your POST (bios startup). If you hear this beep, but the computer does not boot any further, it is almost certainly a Hard drive issue. Some computers don't always play an audible 'beep' but if your computer shows the initial boot screen then goes black, or freezes up during the OS load, you can expect that you will need a new drive. If this is the case and you have experience in a fresh installation of an Operating System as well as experience in installing a hard disk drive into a laptop, then you can buy a new hard drive and DIY. If you do not have experience in these areas, I strongly suggest taking your computer to an expert to have it fixed.

If you don't hear the beep or the initial boot screen never displays, you may have a major issue with the motherboard itself. Either you have dislodged a necessary connection between components or you have broken a circuit. In this case, unless you are a seasoned hardware professional, I suggest bringing your computer to an expert to have it looked at.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011

have a look for a slot,it should click into place if you have one.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010

If you can connect headphones, you can connect speakers - just plug 'em into the headphone jack.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Feb 01, 2010

Check the signal strength to the ACER, if it is weak then move the wireless router to a location away from brick and concrete walls and or move it to a higher location.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Nov 18, 2009

if the display returns to normal when you press the bezel at on end means there is a bad connection to the inverter behind the bezel itself or the inverter is ready to give up the ghost.
you can attempt to dismantlethe laptop and remone the lid or in some cases just unscrew the bezel and remove the plastic cover, the inverter is at the bottom of the display you can't miss it

hope this helps


Acer Aspire... | Answered on Nov 30, 2008

You'll need to be more specific. Acer makes several Aspire 3 notebooks. Many of their manuals are available here: https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers . In the drop down menus, choose Notebook, Aspire and look for the model number. Current Aspire 3 notebooks have model numbers that start with A315. The user manual for the A315-21 is currently here: https://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Document/User%20Manual/User%20Manual_Acer_2.0_A_A.zip?acerid=636564340054411702&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPIRE%20A315-21&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_6 . You'll need to extract the contents of the file to read the manual.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

Drivers for Acer computers can be found here:


Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019

Allen Bolderoff wants answers to this question hyjackes, 2013 post in 2018? no time stamp, who knows? but you ask because, Acer has no service manuals. remove what cover to reach what? what is bad? the battery ? Acer Aspire Z3771-UR30P
do mean the ALL-in- ONE PC? that? with missing full partnumber as in the example above?>]\ yes then here is your support page. https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/3993?b=1
the manual has only one line with remove in it. and is useless. so off to youtube we go. or google all week (not me) 1st ****** hit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52qIGI0aVBg
RTM fail. Google, not me. youtube BINGO.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Dec 21, 2018

if you installed it from a disc it should have come with a code,when you go on line and it asked you to register it there should be some were on that page were you put the code.
some times when you load it from a disc it should let you put the code in there.
or if some one gave you the disc and its been registerd before you might end up having to pay for it.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jun 15, 2018


1.From the main screen of the application, select Log in
2.Then select Activate on a computer to get your unique Device Activation Code(for example, 6K47J3)
3.Visit hulu.com/activate (and sign in, if prompted) and enter the activation code displayed on your TV screen
4.Click Activate and within about 30 seconds, your device will be automatically logged in to your Hulu account

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Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jun 11, 2018

The CD player could be bad or dirty. Blow it out to see if that helps. You might also look in the BIOS to see if legacy support for the CD device is enabled.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Feb 25, 2018

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