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- Weird fault with Acer Aspire 1640
February 23, 2007, 1:36 pm
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This fault has me totally stumped.
Initial symptoms were that Windows was totally borked (machine took 15
minutes to boot, and keyboard/touchpad was unresponsive)
Reinstalled windows from the setup partition (eventually) and
everything seemed OK except for the keyboard/touchpad.
Tried driver update etc- nothing worked. The only thing which helped
was replacing the keyboard which worked (once) then the fault
I did however find that two additional problems exist, one is that the
laptop shows it is on AC power all the time even when on battery
(battery reads as "Unknown") and even stranger, the keyboard etc works
perfectly if the battery is removed and laptop is run off AC mains.
Anyone ever see this symptom before? I tried BIOS flash, reset etc
which had no effect.
Also the KB works fine in DOS, tried booting from a CD and all is