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Acer Aspire 5334-2581 Troubleshooting

Computer Will Not Power On ¶ 

The laptop will not respond or show any sign of powering up.

Faulty Power Adapter ¶ 

Check to make sure the power adapter is plugged in. If it is, make sure the light on the adapter is on. If the light is not on, and the adapter is plugged in, the adapter is faulty. Consider purchasing a replacement adapter.

Faulty Battery ¶ 

Check and and see if the light on the adapter is on, make sure the adapter is connected to the laptop. If the laptop only powers up when the adapter is plugged in, regardless of charging time, then the battery is faulty. Replace the battery.

Video is Distorted ¶ 

Video image is distorted, blurry, or discolored.

Incorrect Resolution ¶ 

The computer may be operating in an incorrect resolution. To fix this, double check the Resolution settings by right-clicking the desktop, and selecting “Screen Resolution.” The ideal resolution for the Acer Aspire 5334 is 1024x768. Alternatively, it is possible to change the resolution by pushing the “Fn” button and then hitting “F4.” This should bring up a small menu where you can select the correct resolution.

Outdated Video Driver ¶ 

If certain videos flicker, appear blurry, or change to incorrect colors, the most probable cause for this issue is an outdated video driver.

Keyboard/Keys not Responding ¶ 

The keys on your keyboard won't respond or appear to be broken or missing.

Faulty Keyboard ¶ 

If the entire keyboard fails to respond, try replacing it with the guide provided on the repair page.

Keys Are Stuck In Place ¶ 

When keys can't be pressed, there may be something below the physical key holding it up. To fix this, remove the key and make sure nothing is stuck below it. You may need to wipe off the area underneath. Once it is sufficiently clean, snap the key back into position.

Keys are Missing ¶ 

If keys on the keyboard are missing, replace your entire keyboard.

Computer Won’t Boot ¶ 

Your computer does not load the Operating System and instead takes you to an error message.

Not Enough Ram ¶ 

If your computer crashes during normal operation, crashes during memory intensive tasks, or beeps and will not boot up, this means you have bad RAM or that you do not have enough RAM. Install RAM into your computer.

Hard Drive Error ¶ 

Even though you have a hard drive in your computer, there may be an error on it. This can happen when the user shuts off the computer by pressing the power button instead of initiating the shutdown sequence through the operating system. To resolve this issue, get a Windows DVD for the version that you have. Please note that the specific version does not matter, only that it is for Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8. Boot to the DVD, and choose “Repair your computer,” then click next. On this screen, pick “Startup Repair” and let it run. After this, your Acer Aspire 5443 should boot correctly. If your computer does not boot correctly and still has issues, you may need to replace your hard drive.

No Display ¶ 

The screen on your Aspire 5334 doesn’t show anything, and you know the computer is turned on.

Display is Disabled ¶ 

Make sure that the display is not accidentally disabled. To do this, press one of the “Fn” keys in the lower corner of the keyboard and then press “F2.” If the display was disabled by accident, then this will re-enable the display.

If the above action does not fix the problem, repeat the previous instruction once more, hold down the Windows key, and then push “P” twice. The computer may have been previously set to “Projector mode”. Doing the action above will convert it back to “Computer Only.”

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