Acer Aspire 5310 With Suspect Keyboard ?

poua, Mar 11, 11:16pm
Hi,

I have a friends Acer Aspire 5310 laptop here, running Windows Vista Home Basic. I got given it being told it needed a good tidy up. On starting it, it starts beeping like crazy, getting just past the BIOS screen then rebooting. I've been able to get it into safe mode, but on clicking the start button it goes away straight, leading me to think that the keyboard could be faulty? When I go into the BIOS setup, if it will let me in at all, as soon as I use an arrow key, it goes straight back, like someone is holding down a key.

Any ideas? Many thanks :)

drcspy, Mar 11, 11:23pm
plug in an external keyboard


poua, Mar 11, 11:30pm
Will that disable the built in keyboard ?

bazilbrush, Mar 11, 11:54pm
maybe reset the bios to default settings if you can get in

bazilbrush, Mar 11, 11:57pm
or reformat it by pressing alt F10 on start up, this will bring the laptop back to new, but of course you will lose any documents etc

vtecintegra, Mar 12, 12:19am
I had exactly the same thing happen with an old TM220.

I'd disassemble and disconnect the internal keyboard - if that solves the problem consider ordering a new one.

mikebumz, Mar 12, 12:20am
FYI - the Aspire 5310, is a value series lappy, ships with celeron processor, its possible to upgrade to Core-2-Duo, Socket M, 533 & 667 FSB.
The T7600, 667-fsb, 4mb cache (rare & expensive) is the max cpu Socket M goes.
The T5200 & T5300 at 533-fsb are good options, also the T5500 & T5600 at 667-fsb are excellent options.

mikebumz, Mar 12, 12:25am
I have the T7400, scored cheap off here, its overkill for this lappy but functions great.

drcspy, Mar 12, 12:29am
should automatically

whaea_raranga, Mar 12, 12:40am
i have the same os and same problem - i'm using the on-screen keyboard. when pc boots onto log in page,vista gives you the option on lefthand of screen

drcspy, Mar 12, 12:41am
same os, same machine ?

whaea_raranga, Mar 12, 1:13am
same os. mines a compaq presario cq61

vtecintegra, Mar 12, 1:18am
I doubt it, usually both the internal and external are active by default

poua, Mar 12, 11:16pm
Hi,

I have a friends Acer Aspire 5310 laptop here, running Windows Vista Home Basic. I got given it being told it needed a good tidy up. On starting it, it starts beeping like crazy, getting just past the BIOS screen then rebooting. I've been able to get it into safe mode, but on clicking the start button it goes away straight, leading me to think that the keyboard could be faulty! When I go into the BIOS setup, if it will let me in at all, as soon as I use an arrow key, it goes straight back, like someone is holding down a key.

Any ideas! Many thanks :)

poua, Mar 12, 11:30pm
Will that disable the built in keyboard !

vtecintegra, Mar 13, 12:19am
I had exactly the same thing happen with an old TM220.

I'd disassemble and disconnect the internal keyboard - if that solves the problem consider ordering a new one.

whaea_raranga, Mar 13, 12:40am
i have the same os and same problem - i'm using the on-screen keyboard. when pc boots onto log in page,vista gives you the option on lefthand of screen

drcspy, Mar 13, 12:41am
same os, same machine !

guest, Jul 31, 10:11pm
Is your F1 key stuck?

guest, Jul 2, 5:28pm
i want my old vista home basia . plss tell me how to i get it . and how to i down load my old vista basia

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