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  • I bought mine used off craigslist for $125
  • The guy who was selling it had looked up the problem online and decided it was just a bad hard drive
  • I wouldn't recommend buying an Acer Aspire 5100

    • by krazykat
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      The Acer Aspire 5100 is a really fast computer (at least to those of us who haven’t had the pleasure of owning a quad core computer). It has a 1.6 AMD 64×2 processor and came with 1 GB of ram and an 80 GB hard drive. It’s fast with a DVD burner, card reader, web cam,

      3 usb ports, VGA out, wireless card, modem, ethernet… what could there be bad about this system?

      Well, it has a big problem. I bought mine used off craigslist for $125. The guy who was selling it had looked up the problem online and decided it was just a bad hard drive. I get it home and swap out the hard drive and the computer is still not recognizing the hard drive or the DVD drive. I finally Google the error to discover that this model had a faulty motherboard - one of the chips has a faulty connection. If you press really hard on the case right below the “Windows” ...


      • Acer Aspire 5100
      key while you boot up the computer will work fine. Reports from people who sent in their computer to Acer on the warranty are that Acer just replaced the bad motherboard with a new identical motherboard, which then often failed again within 3 months.

      Until I get a chance to see if a local place can

      reattach the chip better for a cheap price, I am using it with a big clamp attached right below the windows key. It still works great - as long as the clamp doesn’t get bumped.

      So, it’s a really fast computer but there is a big problem with the motherboard… I wouldn’t recommend buying an Acer Aspire 5100.




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