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Revision to Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-481TG Troubleshooting

Christina Crasto

 
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[summary]The Acer Aspire TimelineU M5-481TG, a lightweight laptop released in 2012, is a newer version of the Aspire TimelineU M5-581TG-6666. It is a small, light 4.4 pound laptop and has been replaced by newer models.[/summary]
 
 
=== Automatic Setting ===
 
Your laptop may have an automatic setting that dims your screen after a certain amount of time. This could occur if you are not actively using your computer, and the computer is putting itself to sleep in order to save battery power. To fix this, go to your Control Panel menu, find power options and then sleep settings. You can adjust the automatic sleep/batterysleep or battery saver time there.
Your laptop may have an automatic setting that dims your screen after a certain amount of time. This could occur if you are not actively using your computer, and the computer is putting itself to sleep in order to save battery power. To fix this, go to your Control Panel menu, find power options and then sleep settings. You can adjust the automatic sleep/batterysleep or battery saver time there.
 
=== Computer Overheating ===
=== Unconfigured Speakers ===
 
If audio is distorted through the computer speakers, the audio driver may be corrupt. Search for the Control Panel in the start-up menu. In the Control Panel, click on the sound icon. Make sure that the speakers are not muted. Click on the speakers to see if there is an error message about them not working. The speakers, or entire audio drive, may need to be enabled, configured or updated. See our guide on replacing the audio drivedrive [guide|61514|here].
If audio is distorted through the computer speakers, the audio driver may be corrupt. Search for the Control Panel in the start-up menu. In the Control Panel, click on the sound icon. Make sure that the speakers are not muted. Click on the speakers to see if there is an error message about them not working. The speakers, or entire audio drive, may need to be enabled, configured or updated. See our guide on replacing the audio drivedrive [guide|61514|here].
 
== Keyboard Does Not Work ==
=== Sticky Keys ===
 
Your keys may be sticky or stuck and that could mean that the keys need to be cleaned or replaced. To fix thisthis, you will need to remove the keys and clean them or check to make sure there is not anything trapped beneath them causing them to stick. To remove your keys, insert a flat screwdriver or your finger and pull up gently on the key until it comes loose. Once you have cleaned them or removed any trapped material, you can click the keys back into place.
Your keys may be sticky or stuck and that could mean that the keys need to be cleaned or replaced. To fix thisthis, you will need to remove the keys and clean them or check to make sure there is not anything trapped beneath them causing them to stick. To remove your keys, insert a flat screwdriver or your finger and pull up gently on the key until it comes loose. Once you have cleaned them or removed any trapped material, you can click the keys back into place.
 
=== Unresponsive Keys ===
=== Clogged Charger Port ===
 
If the computer seems unable to retain its charge, the port where the power adaptoradapter is plugged into may need to be cleaned. Try dusting the port where the charger is plugged into with compressed air.
If the computer seems unable to retain its charge, the port where the power adaptoradapter is plugged into may need to be cleaned. Try dusting the port where the charger is plugged into with compressed air.
 
=== Damaged Power Adapter ===
== Laptop will not turn on ==
 
'' You are unable to get the power button to work and/oror the computer shows no sign of powering up. ''
'' You are unable to get the power button to work and/oror the computer shows no sign of powering up. ''
 
=== Faulty Charger/Power Adapter ===

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