Really appreciate your site. The vista was slowing the computer down bad so I used partition magic 8. Is it possible to upgrade it to something better? If you have the same problem with a new hard drive, apparently the motherboard has a faulty IDE channel or defective HDD connector. Or… you can use an external USB mouse.

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Google the part number. Installing Memory Modules This motherboard accomodates four memory modules. I gotta say I love this acer its a great laptop for the money. The keyboard is connected to the motherboard via a flat ribbon cable. Hi, I dropped a book on my open laptop on the key board.

There are times that I can get into the BIOS settings screen, but the system ati ixp sb400 ide controller hang-up after a while. Remove the hard drive and find out who ati ixp sb400 ide controller it.

Anyone have any ideas or potential backdoors for Phoniex bios. Run memory test and see if it comes with errors. The clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system.

Do you see a lot of dust inside? My bad, I should have clarified. I have an Acer … I bought it in 06, ati ixp sb400 ide controller crashed in under a year, and I ended up fiddling with it, then putting it aside. During this process there is no bios screen or anything else that shows up on the monitor — it stays black. Thanks for the help! I told him to bring it home with him and I would fix it.

Also forgot to mention when asking the laptop to shutdown, nothing happens for 2 minutes then it shutsdown?

The touchpad mouse is not working, but if I attach another mouse, it works fine. Guess what… another bad charger. Remove the hard drive from your ati ixp sb400 ide controller. I have not idea what is wrong with it. Release the wireless card antenna cables. Second Acer now works fine. Test the laptop if the problem is fixed.


I repair laptops full time and have to say that the acer aspire must be one of the worst laptops ever to come from acer. Set BIOS to defaults.

The 3rd party warranty we got is no help at all so we are going to replace the drive. Now I want to change with Window XP. Page 22 Table Ati ixp sb400 ide controller I have 2- 2 gig memory chips and they were working perfect. Use this item to define the date of month when using the RTC alarm to resume the system.

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All ports seemes to be dead. Can you boot to the login screen this way? How can I replace the power jack on an Acer Aspire ? I have cloned the new drive using Acronis Migrate Easy 7.

Try reimaging the hard drive using the recovery process. Could be memory failure. Just to add to above. If you think it is a motherboard issue where can I order a new board? I dropped a book on my open laptop on the key board. Remove screws, if there are any.

I would try reconnecting the cable first. Jumpers with more than one pin are numbered. If the ati ixp sb400 ide controller of ati ixp sb400 ide controller cooling fan scrapes across the motherboard, you may cause serious damage to the motherboard or its components. I spent a hell of alot of money buying this poorly thought out contraption only to be met with disappointment at the answer to how it can be repaired!

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Also, ati ixp sb400 ide controller is no way to install an additional video card. Connect the enclosure to any working computer via USB and wait until your hard drive is detected and installed. If you change the values incorrectly, you xip introduce fatal errors or recurring instability into your system.