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Why does my Windows 10 box switch to French on every restart?

Every time I start my Acer laptop (Windows 10), its default language (on every program as far as I can tell) is French. But this is not what it says in my Region + Language settings, where it says English (Canada), with English (United States) as Windows display language. [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Jun 8, 2016 - 7 answers

What is 'bloatware', why should I care, and how do I fix it?

After some research I have decided to buy this laptop, which has great specs for the price - but multiple reviews (like this one) say that while it's a good computer, it's "full of bloatware, which takes time (or a fresh Windows installation) to clean up." I barely even know what that means, much less how to actually go about doing it. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Apr 14, 2016 - 21 answers

Chromebook vs. cheap Windows laptop for light school use

I have a desktop at home and I need to get a laptop that I can carry with me to campus. I only need it for email, reading articles, and writing. I'd go with a Chromebook in a heartbeat, but I'm very concerned about being unable to edit documents if I can't get online. Cost and weight are major factors as well. [more inside]
posted by teponaztli on Jun 29, 2015 - 5 answers

Computer monitor connection to a DVR/VHS, what cables do I need?

I'm trying to save money and use an old computer monitor to display what I'm transferring on my DVR/VHS combo machine and need some help. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Oct 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Mounting noises

My computer keeps making the mounting then un-mounting soud. IOW it thinks I'm plugging something into the USB and then removing it. It started after I used my old external hard drive to back up my stuff. Any ideas how to shut it up...other than mute? New Acer. Runs Windows 7.
posted by kristymcj on Jun 3, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I replace the hard drive in an Acer TravelMate 512T?

How do I replace the hard drive in an Acer TravelMate 512T? [more inside]
posted by signsofrain on Dec 9, 2012 - 2 answers

What tablet should I buy?

Should I buy an Acer Iconia A200, if I mainly want wireless capability and the ability to watch my .avi and .mp4 (and occasional .mkv) media files? If not, then what should I be looking at? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Oct 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Remove Acer front panel

How do I get the front panel off to install a second hard drive in my new computer? [more inside]
posted by KRS on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Acer netbook keyboard and mouse about to die

Acer netbook keyboard and mouse threatening to quit working any minute now. Hoping someone can point me to the right place for assistance before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by she's not there on Jul 22, 2012 - 6 answers

How much could I sell this Acer Aspire for?

For how much do you think I can sell this Acer Aspire? [more inside]
posted by major_tom on May 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Which is the exact keyboard sequence to switch an Acer Aspire 5920G to boot from CD?

Which is the exact keyboard-time sequence to switch an Acer Aspire 5920G to boot from CD instead of HDD? I need to be guided like a blind. [more inside]
posted by lion on Dec 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Acer Aspire One battery replacement

Replacing battery in an Acer Aspire One with one from a different Aspire One design? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Nov 16, 2011 - 1 answer

Android tablet video players that do playlists?

I have my eye on the Acer Iconia A500: it's a snazzy Android tablet at a nice price, with lots of connectivity. The micro HDMI port is a major selling point for me,because I want to use it for playback of video projections for my performances. But before I buy, I need to know that there's a good Android video player app out there that can 1) play videos from a playlist, and 2) transition seamlessly between videos. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Aug 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Connecting new PC to old TVs

How can I get this PC to output s-video or CATV? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Jun 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Help! I'm scared of the dark!! Dark screen that is.

It's all gone dark here....My Acer Aspire One AOD150 is just out of warranty and the screen will not wake up from sleep. I'm out of tricks and wondering if it's just time to buy a new lappy. [more inside]
posted by teleri025 on Apr 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Weird BSOD on Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop

Picking up Acer Aspire 3100 Notebook causes blue screen of death! [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Dec 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Where can I fix my acer laptop in Osaka?

Where can I repair an Acer Laptop in Osaka? [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Oct 18, 2010 - 1 answer

I need a decent touchpad -- not an ALPS touchpad -- from Acer

How do I convince Acer to replace my Aspire/TimelineX 1830T with the same machine but different hardware? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Sep 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Do the Acer Aspire One netbooks support desktop spanning across two displays when connected to an external monitor?

Do the Acer Aspire One netbooks support desktop spanning across two displays when connected to an external monitor? [more inside]
posted by waxboy on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

A moderate monitor for my macbook's Mini DisplayPort?

My Macbook has something called a Mini DisplayPort, which apparently has all sorts of compatibility issues (and benefits?). Before I buy my first monitor, what should I know? More info inside. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Mar 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Why won't my Shift+Ctrl keys work together?

I've just got an Acer TravelMate 5520 running Windows XP from work. It exhibits some strange behaviour when using the shift and control keys simultaneously. [more inside]
posted by alby on Mar 10, 2010 - 0 answers

Flattened screen headache

The monitor I'm using at work is stretching/flattening a 4:3 resolution into a widescreen format. This gives me a headache. Can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by setanor on Mar 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Hooking up a GameCube to an Acer LCD monitor

I have an old GameCube that, until recently, has been chilling with my best friend halfway across the country. Having moved into a new apartment, I thought longingly about the fun I had farming in Harvest Moon, trotting about as Mario, commandeering Link through various worlds, winning the heart of Zel... the point is, that I'm getting it back. [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Jan 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed?

Mystery noises and BSOD on my newish Acer Aspire One netbook. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by tealsocks on Nov 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Which of these 11.6" PC laptops should I get?

Looking for an ideal 11.6" laptop/netbook for under $600. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Nov 12, 2009 - 13 answers

install Windows XP on Vista laptop

Trouble installing windows xp on a vista laptop (Acer 6530) [more inside]
posted by gigimakka on Aug 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Why won't my laptop charge?

My Aspire 3680 (crappy laptop PC) doesn't want to hold a charge anymore, with either battery. How do I determine if it's my laptop, my batteries, or my charger? (I have a VOM and know how to use it).
posted by Emera Gratia on Jul 12, 2009 - 3 answers

No reserved blocks in ext2 on Aspire One?

Why is it OK to have no reserved blocks in ext2 on the Acer Aspire One? [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Apr 6, 2009 - 4 answers

What damage did tea spillage do to my laptop?

I recently spilled green tea (no milk or sugar) around my Acer Aspire 5920 laptop. The machine now makes strange noises. What damage did I do? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kitfreeman on Mar 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Hotplugging an external monitor? - xubuntu/aspire one

How do I make my external monitor hot-pluggable in xubuntu installed on an Acer Aspire One? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Mar 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Help with Linpus on the Aspire One One

So I bought an Acer Aspire One, a netbook/UMPC/whatever you want to call it, and it comes with Linpus and I know next to nothing about Linuxish stuff let alone this flavour, please help with some basic questions? [more inside]
posted by loquax on Aug 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Getting my email LED working with Outlook/GMail

I am trying to get the Email Indicator LED on my Acer Aspire laptop working with GMail and/or Outlook 2007. The easiest way seems to be with some sort of POP emulator/pass-through. [more inside]
posted by d7415 on Mar 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Acer Crystal Eye goes blind

What is going on with my Acer Crystal Eye webcam? It suddenly died and won't revive again. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Should I trade my PC Laptop for a Macbook?

I was talking with a friend who owns a Macbook. She was talking about how she doesn't really use it for much and is looking for something newer. I mentioned that I just got my laptop but that I didn't like Vista and have been interested in Macs. Long story short, we came to the conclusion that we might each like to trade out laptops. I'm wondering if this sounds like a fair trade: [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Dec 12, 2007 - 36 answers

Decide what laptop is best for me!

I am seriously considering getting a laptop. Basic requirements are that it have a 15-inch screen, 2GBs of RAM and Windows Vista Home Premium. I've done a fair bit of research, but am finding it hard to come to a final decision. So now I turn to you, wise MeFi'ites. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by tomcosgrave on Jul 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Dismayed By My Display

My Acer AL1912 monitors have been acting strangely ... the bottom quarter of the display is stretched and distorted. Does anyone have any idea what's causing this? Naturally, there are some odd circumstances and thus there is ... [more inside]
posted by General Zubon on Apr 5, 2007 - 9 answers

How to find my laptop's second RAM slot

Why can't I find the second RAM slot in my laptop? [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Jan 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Ever heard of the Acer TM4674WLMi laptop?

Ever heard of the Acer TM4674WLMi laptop? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on May 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Airport Extreme Acer Problem

Airport Extreme can't connect with Acer can connect with compaq. [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Apr 27, 2006 - 2 answers

bad screen! bad!

My mother has an Acer LCD (model AL1715) hooked up to her Mac Mini. The warranty expired 3 days ago, and last night it woke up after being asleep for about 45 minutes with a black line across it - the image divided in such a way that the image has rolled - that is, the bottom is at the top and the top at the bottom, split not quite equal halves. Disconnecting and reconnecting don't work, powering off and back on don't work, changing the display mode on the mac doesn't work, and we can't find a reset button. Acer doesn't answer tech support phone calls (endless holds) or emails. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Replacing laptop speakers

My laptop speakers are terrible. Can I replace them? It's an Acer TravelMate 4400.
posted by punishinglemur on Sep 24, 2005 - 6 answers

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