Introduction

How to reset the computer (simulates removing and reinstalling the battery).

Parts

No parts required.

  1. At the bottom side of the laptop, you will find a small pinhole. Insert a paperclip into the hole and press for four seconds to reset the computer. Insert a paperclip into the hole and press for four seconds to reset the computer.
    • At the bottom side of the laptop, you will find a small pinhole.

    • Insert a paperclip into the hole and press for four seconds to reset the computer.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Yep-it worked exactly as suggested. Sharp end of a small safety pin and bobs your uncle.

Thanks again. Was worried that it could be something worse.

Russ

dabblers2 - Reply

Its not working on my laptop Acer aspire S3.. I press it in 4 second but its not gonna work.

What can I do to fix it?

dongyul54 - Reply

Ok, it works perfectly..., thank you to your suggest.

My Acer Aspire ES1-512-C08J, did not accept anythink from keyboard to input password at start of windows 10, but in Bios setup did it works.

No solutions to change keyboard, or reset bios to default configuration, but only when i pushed in the pinhole reset switch battery on back laptop, while laptop was on, and it immediatly drops down switch off, and when i restart laptop from normal push button power on, all works another time ok.....

Sorry for my bad english...

Vito Perrino - Reply

Should I perform these steps with the laptop turned on or turned off?

Ridhwaan Hassim - Reply

Well the same thing happened me, i pushed around 15 seconds, without connected to energy, and iwas go to sleep, i woke up and i reconnect the energy and press power button and works ok, i turned off with normal windows 10 process, and now it´s again the same problem, any suggestion?

James Korner - Reply

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