20 Most Recent Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook Questions & Answers


In Acer computer you should have Cyberlink PowerDVD software, please open the software and follow the below mentioned steps

To update the Cyberlink PowerDVD software:
1. Connect to the Internet.
2. Open the Cyberlink Power DVD application.
3. Click the arrow in the upper left hand corner of the window next to Cyberlink PowerDVD.
4. Click on Update Now
5. Follow the prompts to install the update.

Note: The update process may have to be repeated more than once to ensure the latest version is loaded on the computer.
Reminder: Blu-ray protection software prevents Blu-ray movies from being displayed on both the notebook LCD and an external monitor at the same time.

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Acer Aspire... | Answered on Nov 22, 2019

can you check to see if the fan is moving, it can over heat and shuts down when the processor gets hot you would not feel it though case. also make sure the vents are clean as this is were the fan blows cooler air over to cool the processor-s down.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on May 27, 2017

Have you cleaned the cpu fan? The computer has a cpu fan that can get dirty over time. It's job is to keep the cpu cool. When the cpu overheats, the computer senses it and shuts it down immediately, to prevent permanent damage to the cpu. You can clean it by blowing compressed air into it, and should do that every few months, as routine maintenance. This is the most common thing that shuts a laptop down, other problems involve repair, so try this first. I bough a $7 three inch fan at Walmart to help cool the laptop, and when I run it, I never have it shut down on me, but once in awhile it will without the fan, especially when I play dvds or videos, which really work th' heck out of the cpu. There are also commercial laptop cooling devices, but my little fan works just fine. The other thing that could be happening is some problem with windows, which is something I couldn't begin to guess. Hope it's just a bit too much heat.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Mar 25, 2016


1. Overheat

Most cases this is caused by a over heat where the system fan gets blocked or there is not enought air flow, this can damage the system cpu.

Other known causes

AC/ adapter needs to be replaced some case were found that the ac adapter would be the cause as well it would be something to have checked out.

Now if the system shuts off without the ac adapter and its running on the battery as well you might want to look at the overheat issue.

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Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jan 31, 2016

try removing or disconnecting the CMOS battery of the laptop......then put it back after 5-10mins

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Dec 18, 2015

Connect the VGA lead, turn on TV, set to VGA input. Turn on Laptop and it will automatically configure for external monitor.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on May 21, 2015

to get by this you will need to remove the laptop battrey for a couple of mins then put it back in,that works for most laptops.not saying it will work for you,but its worth a try

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Mar 29, 2015

It can be downloaded from the ACER support site:


Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jan 27, 2015

look for a wireless symbol on the top row of your keyboard.If the symbol is blue it will activate when pressed at the same time as the Fn key

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Oct 21, 2014

Click the "I can't access my account" link on the Yahoo sign-in page.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Sep 30, 2014

you are in sleep /hibernation mode

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Aug 30, 2014

You would have to download the driver from Acer then install.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014

Simply go to your regional website and download the driver then double click to install (usually in Downloads).

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

DO NOT DO THIS. If you remove the power your computer will turn off immediately. This is especially dangerous if you computer is installing updates which could potentially ruin the OS. If you need to shut down this way (crashes, etc.) I would hold down the power button for about 5 seconds, but even then only do this if you have no other choice.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014

I had the same problem. It is due to the touch pad being to sensitive. My fix was to buy a usb mouse, and disable to trackpad by hitting the Fn key and F7. No problems anymore

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Jun 16, 2014

Your new computer has a defective screen. Return it to place of purchase and return it.

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Feb 03, 2014

Is the laptop in hibernation mode? try hard resetting laptop hold down the power key for 10 sec with power cord unplugged. if this does not work grab a flash light and see if there is any display, if there is it is a backlight that is out behind the screen. Next try attaching an external screen to the laptop if there is a display its your lcd needs to be replaced

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Nov 07, 2013

restart the computer HOLD the keys FN +f8 and go to troubleshooting and fix it.
God bless you

Acer Aspire... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013

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