20 Most Recent Acer Aspire 4520 Notebook PC Questions & Answers

According to Acer's website sepcifications, that Laptop is only upgradeable to 2.3GHz:


AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66/TL-64/TL-60/TL-58/TL-56 TL-52 (2x 512 MB L2 cache, 2.30/2.20/2/1.90/1.80/1.60 GHz, 1600 MHz HyperTransport Bus),
AMD Turion 64 mobile technology MK-36/MK-38 (512 KB L2 cache, 2/2.20 GHz,), supporting AMD PowerNow! technology and AMD HyperTransport technology or
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TK-53/TK-55 (2x 256 KB L2 cache, 1.70/1.80 GHz), supporting AMD PowerNow! technology and AMD HyperTransport technology

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019

Right click on the wireless internet icon on the lower right of your screen. Then left click Troubleshoot problems.

If that doesn't work, go to Device manager, network adapters, find your wireless adapter then right click on it and then select uninstall device. Restart the computer and it will find the port & reinstall it for you.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Feb 22, 2019

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Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Nov 06, 2017

I would download all drivers from acer.com at least they will be the latest and work.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Dec 25, 2013

You can definitely do that. Backup your files and then follow these steps:

1. Power on the computer.
2. Hold the <CTRL> key and press the F10 key until the Recovery Menu appears
3. Select 'Restore'
4. Select the setting to restore the system to the Factory Image
5. Walk through the remaining prompts to complete the restore.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Dec 17, 2012

DVD drives do not use any kind of drivers, if your dvd drive has dissapeared you need to fix the problem that is causing it, not drivers.

This microsoft program should be able to fix the problem, if not let me know.


Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Jun 11, 2012

More than likely your problem is your memory or your video card.

When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?

When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.

Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).

Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, Remove the cover that houses the memory on the bottom of the laptop then remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on May 30, 2012

uninstall any game recently installed (cossacks).

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Jan 06, 2012

Have you come up with a solution yet? Mine does the same exact thing nothing seems to be helping. I'm at a loss here and I feel helpless, and hopeless!!!

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Dec 02, 2011

Hi There,

I had the same problem on the same computer, however I connect my computer to LCD Tv. now its working fine.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011

Download and burn Ubuntu iso file from www.ubuntu.com to either a cd or a usb. Boot from your cd or usb and select the way of installing you want. You can choose between installing ubuntu along windows, erase everything and install ubuntu on entire hard disk or an opportunity called "something else" that lets you manage all hard disk partitions yourself.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Nov 18, 2011

Many people don't like the new nity interfaced that was first introduced in Ubuntu 11.04 but luckily, many other linux distro are based on ubuntu so instead of going back to either 10.10 or 10.04, I suggest you take a look at elementary OS (www.elementaryos.org), linux mint (www.linuxmint.com), lubuntu (www.lubuntu.net) or xubuntu (www.xubuntu.org).
All these are operating system built on ubuntu so you will be familiar with how it all works but you won't have to deal with the Unty interface you don't like from Ubuntu 11.10.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Nov 18, 2011

1. make sure the driver is installed correctly for your sound card.
2. Check device manager to see if device is disabled.
3. if all failed your will need to replace the motherboard or just add an USB card card.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Oct 31, 2011

1. make sure Mic is not turn off in control panel.
2. try plugging in external mic.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Oct 31, 2011

Your microphone is muted or it is not selected as the recording input.
To help, we need to know your operating system.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Oct 30, 2011


This happens sometimes when you go back to an older os. Go to Acer support page, enter your model info and reload the drivers for your model notebook. NOTE: Select XP os instead of VISTA. If you select the wrong one it should still work but error on the side of caution.

Good luck and post your results.

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Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Oct 26, 2011

You can not format your hard drive using it's on software on the same hard drive. Because your notebook does not come with a DVD rom or CD rom what you need to do is to get yourself an external DVD rom which you connect to the computer with a USB cable. Then you use the disc of the operating system that you want to use on that Notebook. When you reboot the operating system disc will be recognized and on the screen you will be asked to press any key if you want to run the disc. So you will press and follow the instructions the rest will take you to formatting the disc and loading the operating system.

Acer Aspire 4520... | Answered on Oct 19, 2011

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