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Hello , Zodidi
no Laptop stated, at all, just Acer.
1000s of models. all very different.
NO OS stated, Windows, or Chrome or linux?
most times, like 99%?
lack of sound, is a bad driver, and 99% by folks upgrading there OS.
did you? do that?
The driver must match your sound chip and the OS you run.

if it is windows. click control panel, click system
bingo windows version stated there.
the PC has model name,

here is your support page poster here 1000s of times.
tell them what you have first, what PC, by SN or by clicking names.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

why ask here and not
we are not them, there are no drivers at fixya.
sorry, we be devoid all tha stuff.
no OS stated. so, no direct links.
only XP (virus-magnet) and Vista is supported.
realtek chip inside for sound

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

You will need to send the laptop to acer for repair service. they will re-flash the bios update to get the laptop working again.

you simply don't have the tools required to do it at home.

Acer Aspire 5100... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

Hello, Angela.
Don't you just hate when this happens?
so it just did this just today, ran for 12 years?
this PC, is 12 years old today. no spring chicken there.
I needs service, is that not obvious?
it's a double failure !!!
the CCFL lamps are dead in the base unit top screen.

those CCFL lamps are old and most did this long ago.

now the extra Monitors is used, on the VGA port.
and it works great, but windows is dead.
XP is virus magnet, that came with this PC.
and is DOOM things, now.
so is that old 12 year old HDD, doomed.
most never last over 5 years let alone 12.

what we do is run hard drive tests first.
wasting time and money on 12year old PCs is problematic, for sure TIME.
we can always find more money but no the sands of time.

WE run Linux demo boot media to test any PC made.
(we use the USB port to do that, faster)
We use this. (we means all savvy techs do this)

but first and always run this laptop on AC power only and with that old and now worse shorted battery removed first. get it the heck out of there now and first. and can do that forever.
but for now out it goes, until the PC runs right a again'

this PC has street value of $12.
sold on ebay used, so
buying a new $100 CCFL screen and new $50 hdd and then buying windows gain, is not wise is it.
$100 saddle on $5 horse (econ101)?
In this case $270 saddle on $12 horse, a bad idea?
CCFL _are the LCD back lamp tubes that are now dead. (
did this just happen?
or found this PC for $5 in garage sale?
no history stated, or even OS upgrades.

We run linux
then if hdd fails, we do econ101.
a chromebook for $100
or dump hard earned cash on this 12 year old junk class PC?

make boot USB stick, load Ubuntu on it
boot it and click TRY ME. this is DEMO mode.
only, and run smart tests

what we do is first test the PC, using simple methods
and what will be, will be...

But #1 is econ101
how much do you want to spend on $10 PC
that is always first out the gate.?
labor and parts and time wasted.?(even down time)
all that matters.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

please retype that, ok. (I can not understand this)
what PC is it full name and model.?
what OS are you running.?
you power on the PC and it does what?, in order of what happens, what screens happen,?
is this windows? or not?
does the windows login happen?
and does the desktop happen?
and does your browser (unstated) work right, and can cruise the www?

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

relic PCs with CDrom and no DVD drive ! 15 years old today, Id trash it and upgrade. Buy loptop 2010 or newer, and WIN! well we test the hDD first. installing any OS made is going to fail if the HDD is bad. we test the hdd, in all cases, or a full day can be wasted doing the impossible. thick of HDD as bucket. some are good, some are dead.(missing ) or some leak. like bucket with rust holes in the bottom, see? test 1 is does the hdd spin, heard? test 2, does the HDD show up in your BIOS. if not, it is dead. test 3, if above ok we run linux boot media,in demo mode. and then run the DISKTEST. with no DVD drive, you need to use old linux, boot CD. if the PC was upgraded to DVD use the DVD boot.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

no laptop stated at all, just ACER..
Take out the big battery, first.
leave it out
now plug in AC pack. wall AC to PC.
it the screen must show at least errors or text of some kind
if not the PC is dead. (we test the pack with a voltmeter) ask
or get the PC serviced in a shop.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

tell why you do this?
tell the story,
i guess by the word ASSIGN, you mean to change how they work?
from normal, stock methods and how ACER designed your PC?

no PC stated or OS
this is MM keyboard from ACER, USB keyboard
yes, they do make macro keyboards, that allow one to have custom keykeys, or even generate strings of key presses.
why not RTM on this keyboard.

did just buy the keyboard used, and not with the PC it came with?
that it?
best i can tell Acer does not sell this keyboard, all by self.
so no books for it.
if you want to use it beyond what it can do or to use advanced features off this limited keyboard. find the PC it came with.

no PC stated
no OS stated
and only vague Function key questions, to do what. what is the end goal, and unstated.

Function keys 101.
there are BIOS hot keys that work just powered on to operate
custom BIOS features,
then there is F8 for the non windows 10 PCs, that can go to safemode. before, the OS runs.
Then the OS runs after login,
then the OS uses hot keys, there.
for sure on laptops, laptops have lots of special Function keys..
even for wifi, and volume sound, and more.
this takes working drivers in the laptop to do that. custom to that PC and that PC only.
and more, lots more.... but no goals stated or even hinted.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

what is it?a support driver?you can download it in acer website by using correct searce engine and by inputing the correct model.

Acer Aspire 5100... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

use 7zip
its free, no need for winzip.

or ask the maker, this, google winzip developer,
they make the rules, nobody else and is a pure software need.
delete the spaces using the DEL, key would be first guess.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

this 10 year old monitor has CCFL back lamps 2008 made,, 2010 monitors have LED, that dont fail. do the flash light test.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018


The Mirror is not really a mirror at all.
It is called a recovery partition for the acer running OS.
and does not contain your data, or your added APPS.
the answer in all cases is read your manual. RTM
it covers this, just search the word "recover"
the real name of your puter is?

go here
click notebook
the click travel mate,
then click your model not told by you.
and RTM , its all in the manual
what is the HOT key to run it.
and how to do it.
the first book there shows.
page 29
shows, power on hit Alt+F10'
this runs the recovery process,.

or ask at Acer forum, we are not ACer we are fixya.
we have no books here nor software,
only have finger to point you to

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

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Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

NO pc STATED,,just and external monitor.
VGA or DVI- cable?
first off it is old and tubby square 4:5 screen
13 year old it fact. 2005 made, and has CCLF backlamps back then,, all did,. then.
and all are dead now or:
1: dim. (your Grey)
2: yellow for white screens.
3: intermittent. (or strobes)
4: dead.

all are. if used for 8hours a day for 5 years.
so in your case you are lucky it works at all.
buy a monitor for less than cost of repairs.
Your exact monitor working sells for $10 on fleabay,.

the below link proves you can buy one cheaper
that the repair of yours, $150 at least to repair
$40 to buy, easy econ101 decision?

Acer 17" AL1706B... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

You need a new keyboard, search the model number and watch a video to see fitting.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

Kvo Praim wants answers to this question
is this a 2018 post? hijacked, sure.
Please reply.!@@!
V193HQV (street value good $26 , $0 bad)
why not start your own post, jacker.? with your facts?
and your details, of that the monitor does good bad or ugly
all facts you see matter, in all cases.
does the power button LED (on/off) power lamp go out?
or change color, (if change color that is sleep mode, due to PC issues)
does the monitor button marked, menu , work?>
when it turns itself (seemingly )off? if you push menu
and the acer logo pops and menu next that is not a dead monitor.
the monitor also shows errors for any lost of signal from the PC.
all monitors made do that, if not dead. (menu tests)

10 year old monitor today 2008 built.(as old as)
Some Old monitors have and internal sleep timer, that turns its self off. ( I RTM read your manual for you, and does not have this feature)
I can only assume the unstated failing PC, you tested the failing monitor on known good PC first, right, and I will respond in that way a bad Monitor.(fails on 2 good PCs)
bad monitor or configured wrong, is the cause.
Bad news: (always)
this old monitor has CCFL back lamps your "W" model is wide screen but is not LED backlamped back in 2008, not until 2010
did LED happen.
so if the power lamp stay on, and screen is dark
use a flashlight pointed it the screen (dark room helps)
see data on the screen? or while pushing menu button over and over. that is bad CCLF. lamp tubes inside,
ive posted this set of facts here 100s of times.
this monitor has no sleep timer clock like I mentioned above.
ACM (Adaptive Contrast Management) (turn this off)
and use the menu to pick RESET, so it goes back to factory settings new. are you only 2 choices besides brightness and contrast, if screen is only dim.
Now the SAID rules of CCFL lamps.
dead lamps
dim lamps
strobing lamps
intermittent as H3LL (your case) sure.
and white looks yellow....
most are dead now, this old, upgrade to LED monitors.
click flashlight test here.

Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

This torrent it does the same work with the eaudio management.I tryed and it works fine for me. Almost same interface. There Are 2 Editions see which one you like.

SRS HD Audio Lab Gold 1.0.71
SRS HD Audio Lab


Acer Computers &... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

This happens when you have the Num Lk (Number Lock) key on and you have Pressed the FN Function key at the lower left hand portion of the keyboard. When this happens if you press the keys such as UIOJKLM you will key the numbers 4561230.

Turn your Num Lk off by pressing that key at the top of the keyboard.

Acer Aspire 5600... | Answered on Dec 13, 2018

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