20 Most Recent Acer Aspire 1690 Notebook - Page 3 Questions & Answers

Similar problem
started a few days back

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

CPU problem or can be a power problem too.

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Jan 14, 2010

go under the volume control and you can turn it off there.

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Nov 09, 2009

The MB is cooked its had it, but are you sure this is the issue, try it hooked to power with no battery installed to ensure it aint a crook battery steling the power..

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Nov 07, 2009

try to reset the bios...

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009

Have you waited for the remaining time?
If so, check your hardware compatibility.

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Aug 26, 2009

You can do what's called a repair installation instead of recovery to the factory default...
For xp, see here.
But it may be possible to salvage you system by other means...What symptoms are you experiencing and what steps have you taken to remedy the problem? Is the system completing the POST sequence but you're not getting a logon screen? What OS, etc, etc?

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Jul 09, 2009


this error says that the explorer file of the Operating system has gone corrupted .

first try to restart the computer in safe mode .
once you press the power botton imediately start pressing F8 for 10-12 times it will give you a advance boot option form their try to select safemode with networking check that wether under that condition the computer is working or not
if not then
try to change the boot oder of the computer in bios and change the booting option from hardisck to cd rom .then put the Operating system cd into the computer and them try to click on to repair option while the computer start by doing this the old explorer file will be replace by the new one

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Jul 09, 2009

No default. Try windows restore to factory default but remember to backup your documents.

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Jul 09, 2009

Windows Vista is a very demanding Operating system when it comes to system resources and it doesnt come as a shock to hear that you computer runs warmly, If you werent experiencing any problems when you had windows XP installed, I would suggest downgrading to Window XP, otherwise wait for October 22 and purchase a genuine copy of Windows 7 and use that.

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009

Please Install the operating system...(windows or Mac)

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on May 31, 2009

Your screen sounds fine, most likely just your backlight going out, either that or you could have hit the key for using an external monitor (function f6 is the LCD/external monitor switch for my computer). I'd look into the function f6 and play around with that, if not you can just buy a new backlight from ebay or an internet supplier.

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on May 04, 2009

Sounds like your number lock maybe be on. It could also have a shortcut function option that is on. If not, have you spilled anything on it lately?

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on May 04, 2009

A few things to try. First turn on the unit, and after it seems to have booted up (like at a windows login or something), take a flashlight and in a darkened room shine it on the screen. If you can see a picture, it means your backlight is out. Go on ebay or elsewhere online and look for an acer aspire 1690LCi backlight. Then open up your screen and replace it (there should be tutorials online for this). If you don't see an image, your screen maybe be out or have more serious problems (video card, LCD dead, etc.).

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on May 04, 2009

I think your problem is because the monitor is not activated. Right click desktop, click properties, click settings. Drag the gray scaled monitor on top of the black monitor and click ok and it should send the signal to the external monitor. try draging the mouse over to it because by default the external screen will be black.

Hope this helps!

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on May 02, 2009

Sometimes there is a switch on the laptop on the keyboard bezel, up by the screen. Check to see if it's stuck down somehow. That switch cuts power to the inverter.

Also, when you first turn on the computer, do you hear a very faint hissing noise? If so, you may have a short in your LCD. Replacing the LCD would be the next step in this case.

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Apr 07, 2009

Visit their support site here:


Just search for your model and you'll find the driver listed.

Best of Luck!

Acer Aspire 1690... | Answered on Feb 22, 2009

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