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Your installation medium may be corrupted. Try downloading Ubuntu again and burn it to disc or use Linux Live (Google it) to load it onto a USB drive to boot from. Once you do that try reinstalling it. Make sure you download the latest version, either 12.04 LTS or 13.10 (currently latest as of Nov 10th). A new version is released every 6 months and a new LTS is released every 2 years. Version number signifies the year (12 for 2012, 13 for 2013) and Month.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Nov 11, 2013


To adjust the brightness in your Acer Travelmate, press the [FN] key then press the left or right arrow directional keys which is usually on the lower right-hand side of the keyboard. You will identify the brightness and dim symbol/icon. I hope this is of help. Thank you.

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


UN INSTAALL IT

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013


contact acer service center

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 21, 2013


Hi Friend,

Could you please elaboate the issue you are facing with the system so that I can fix it quickly.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013


Hi Friend,

In this case I would recommend, to unplug the printer from the system and also turn off the printer. Waith for 10-15 seconds, and connect the printer to the power socket first wait for a while till it gets ready and then connect the printer to the system and then check if you are able to see the printer or not.

Also, let me know when was the last time you were able to use the printer.
If the above step fails - Probably its a driver issue so, you have to let me know the make and model# for the printer and I can give you the suitable drivers for the same.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013


Try to boot to safe mode and try a system restore if that fails then do a repair installation using the windows xp disc

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 17, 2013


what is the model number of your laptop?

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 06, 2013


check RAM and cooling Fan

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 05, 2013


Hi,

Looks like an issue with either display or system is overheating. Please try the below steps.

1. Shut down the computer
2. Keep on tapping F8 key as us press the Power button to turn on the computer.
3. Choose safe mode using the arrow keys on the keyboard and hit Enter Key
4. Stay on the safe mode to see if the screen is going blank, if not
5. A system restore should help to fix the issue. Let me know!

Thanks!
Anil.B.R

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Oct 03, 2013


Hi, what's the problem with your projector?

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Sep 17, 2013


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.

Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
Could even be a virus or malware
Download and install at least one of these all free depending on your operating system
http://spybot-search-destroy.soft32.com/
Freeware detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html
microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials/product-information
malware protection
http://100-downloads.com/download.php?p=615
windows xp microsoft security essentials
http://100-downloads.com/download.php?p=614
windows 7 microsoft security essentials
Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490
Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
Capacitor
Capacitors, sometimes also called condensers, are used to store energy in an electric field.
In the context of computing, capacitors are used to block the direct current being circulated around the motherboard.
A typical capacitor should last up to 15 years, but some computer manufacturers use substandard capacitors resulting in shorter lifetimes.
Computer Problems

When a capacitor has gone bad on a computer you may experience a large range of problems. The computer may have trouble booting up, or it may shut down without notice after running for only a short period of time.
The most common problems associated with faulty capacitors are that they cause unexpected computer crashes and general reliability issues ranging from read/write issues to distorted screen images.

Identifying a Bad Capacitor

To identify a bad capacitor you will need to open your computer case and locate the capacitors on your motherboard.
A bad capacitor may exhibit swelling at the top or the base of the capacitor or it may sit at an awkward angle with the motherboard, so compare the various capacitors in your computer in terms of size and placement.
Additionally, a bad capacitor may have a funny smell or it may have a brownish residue leaking from the top or the base.

Prevention

Manufacturers claim that capacitors may go bad because a computer is not receiving enough power from a power supply, because of an overclocked processor or because a computer is operating in an environment with too much heat or humidity.
However, some capacitors prematurely fail due to faulty work on the part of the manufacturer.
If you have a bad capacitor be sure to do research as to the lifespan of other products made by your manufacturer.
Identifying bad capacitors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngA4k32jLGc
Capacitor replacement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Pn2tEjY04
How to check a capacitor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4tnHA0phcc
Replacing a leaking capacitor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Pn2tEjY04

The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.
Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB
http://www.onepcbsolution.com/
There is a connection problem such as a bad cable

Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty.
Although it would be very rare for the sata lead to be faulty.
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error.


Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Sep 07, 2013


no reason why it shouldn't
run this adviser there is also one for window 8 if you look for it
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Aug 08, 2013


download it again... you can find it on torrent sites, but youll need to download utorrent 1st to obtain it.i cant tell you the name of the site but it has something to do with pirates and bays....

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 17, 2013


Check in BIOS to see if the audio device is disabled. Does the computer have a hardware switch for audio? If neither, then the device may be bad.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 06, 2013


You haven't provided much info on the problem ?
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.

Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 05, 2013


hmn.. i would try it on another computer before tossing it out... i would also try to start up the pc with a cd on it and trying to boot from it just to see if windows is the cause of the problem. if it boots from the cd the it works.

Acer TravelMate... | Answered on Jun 04, 2013

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