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Acer Aspire AX1300 having crashing problems - Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TheDeadWolf, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. TheDeadWolf

    TheDeadWolf Flightless Bird

    Hey everyone.
    Firstly id like to say sorry for if i have posted in a wrong
    thread/newsboard.
    Secondly id like to thank anyone who reads and responds to this post as
    it is much appreciated.

    I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great
    computer, however i am experiencing some problems and it is getting
    annoying now.


    The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im
    playing a game, it could be if im on the internet, it could be if music
    is playing. It just happens randomly with no warning. The monitor (Acer
    X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the color is the most
    color on the screen before it crashes, mainly black, blue or sometimes
    yellow. The keyboard lights will just stop working too, if capslock was
    on and the PC crashed the caps lock light would still be on but i cant
    turn it off or use the other lights such as numlock. The mouse light
    would still be on also, however moving it makes no difference to the
    screen. Also the speakers (Standard PCLine speakers plugged into the
    headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out, i knew this because if i
    was playing music or game sounds it would just stop when the PC crashed.
    The wierd thing however is that the CPU main light is still on, and the
    fans are still working. Its as if the CPU just cuts out all its devices.




    Here are the main details of the PC.

    Hard Drive Size: 320GB
    Hard Drive Type: SATA
    Memory Type: DDR2
    Ammount of memory: 3GB
    Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core
    Processor Cache: 1MB
    Processor Model Number: 7450
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows® Vista™ Home Premium (However
    i did install Windows 7 32Bit, then Windows 7 64Bit. Both legal and
    registered)

    Graphics Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8200
    DAC Type: Intergrated RAMDAC
    Approx. Total Memory: 1394MB
    DirectX Version: 11

    Optical Drive Type: DVD Re-Writer
    Number of USB Ports: 9
    Product Depth: 35.2 cm
    Product Height: 26.5 cm
    Product Width: 10 cm
    Product Weight: 8kg

    Moniter: Acer X183HQ
    Moniter size: 19"
    Wired mouse and keyboard.



    Things i tried.
    I looked all around Google for help and got a few ideas however none worked.
    I installed the 64bit of windows 7 instead of the 32 bit and it did
    upgrade performance but still the same crash like it was in 32bit.
    I checked and updated all the drivers, both the windows ones and other
    drivers. Also i upgraded the graphics card driver, and for some reason
    it registered that my graphics card is a 9200 instead of a 8200, it said
    this on the nvidia control panel, and on dxdiag. However when i
    reformatted it said i had the 8200 one.
    As i said before i have reformatted the pc, iv done it about 3 times.
    One to install Windows 6 32bit then installed the latest graphics card
    driver which said i had a 9200, then again to Windows 7 32bit with the
    8200 driver and hardly anything on the pc. Still kept crashing. I then
    formatted to Windows 7 64bit but it still crashes.
    Somebody said something about maybe the monitor cable wire isn't plugged
    properly, knowing it wouldn't be the solution because the other devices
    cut out too but i still checked the monitor cable.
    I also checked the CPU power cable and that is in a single plug and
    plugged in properly to the CPU.
    I had opened up the case and checked the fans they are all clean and
    functioning perfectly.
    Also i had moved the CPU to the middle of my table in case over heating
    was a problem.
    The computer is still crashing.
    I thought i would post here to see if you guys had any suggestions, if
    it fails then i might end up having to send the computer back to the
    manufacturer.

    I am currently having to use my 6yr old Medion laptop to do my GCSE
    school work and coursework because the Acer is too unreliable and has
    already lost a few of my files when i was working.


    Any ideas, even if your unsure would be a massive help for me. Also if
    you need any other details then feel free to ask.
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    TheDeadWolf wrote:
    > Hey everyone.
    > Firstly id like to say sorry for if i have posted in a wrong
    > thread/newsboard.
    > Secondly id like to thank anyone who reads and responds to this post as
    > it is much appreciated.
    >
    > I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great
    > computer, however i am experiencing some problems and it is getting
    > annoying now.
    >
    >
    > The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im
    > playing a game, it could be if im on the internet, it could be if music
    > is playing. It just happens randomly with no warning. The monitor (Acer
    > X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the color is the most
    > color on the screen before it crashes, mainly black, blue or sometimes
    > yellow. The keyboard lights will just stop working too, if capslock was
    > on and the PC crashed the caps lock light would still be on but i cant
    > turn it off or use the other lights such as numlock. The mouse light
    > would still be on also, however moving it makes no difference to the
    > screen. Also the speakers (Standard PCLine speakers plugged into the
    > headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out, i knew this because if i
    > was playing music or game sounds it would just stop when the PC crashed.
    > The wierd thing however is that the CPU main light is still on, and the
    > fans are still working. Its as if the CPU just cuts out all its devices.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Here are the main details of the PC.
    >
    > Hard Drive Size: 320GB
    > Hard Drive Type: SATA
    > Memory Type: DDR2
    > Ammount of memory: 3GB
    > Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core
    > Processor Cache: 1MB
    > Processor Model Number: 7450
    > Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    > BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    >
    > Operating System: Microsoft Windows® Vista™ Home Premium (However
    > i did install Windows 7 32Bit, then Windows 7 64Bit. Both legal and
    > registered)
    >
    > Graphics Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8200
    > DAC Type: Intergrated RAMDAC
    > Approx. Total Memory: 1394MB
    > DirectX Version: 11
    >
    > Optical Drive Type: DVD Re-Writer
    > Number of USB Ports: 9
    > Product Depth: 35.2 cm
    > Product Height: 26.5 cm
    > Product Width: 10 cm
    > Product Weight: 8kg
    >
    > Moniter: Acer X183HQ
    > Moniter size: 19"
    > Wired mouse and keyboard.
    >
    >
    >
    > Things i tried.
    > I looked all around Google for help and got a few ideas however none
    > worked.
    > I installed the 64bit of windows 7 instead of the 32 bit and it did
    > upgrade performance but still the same crash like it was in 32bit.
    > I checked and updated all the drivers, both the windows ones and other
    > drivers. Also i upgraded the graphics card driver, and for some reason
    > it registered that my graphics card is a 9200 instead of a 8200, it said
    > this on the nvidia control panel, and on dxdiag. However when i
    > reformatted it said i had the 8200 one.
    > As i said before i have reformatted the pc, iv done it about 3 times.
    > One to install Windows 6 32bit then installed the latest graphics card
    > driver which said i had a 9200, then again to Windows 7 32bit with the
    > 8200 driver and hardly anything on the pc. Still kept crashing. I then
    > formatted to Windows 7 64bit but it still crashes.
    > Somebody said something about maybe the monitor cable wire isn't plugged
    > properly, knowing it wouldn't be the solution because the other devices
    > cut out too but i still checked the monitor cable.
    > I also checked the CPU power cable and that is in a single plug and
    > plugged in properly to the CPU.
    > I had opened up the case and checked the fans they are all clean and
    > functioning perfectly.
    > Also i had moved the CPU to the middle of my table in case over heating
    > was a problem.
    > The computer is still crashing.
    > I thought i would post here to see if you guys had any suggestions, if
    > it fails then i might end up having to send the computer back to the
    > manufacturer.
    >
    > I am currently having to use my 6yr old Medion laptop to do my GCSE
    > school work and coursework because the Acer is too unreliable and has
    > already lost a few of my files when i was working.
    >
    >
    > Any ideas, even if your unsure would be a massive help for me. Also if
    > you need any other details then feel free to ask.


    Put the original Windows 7 back on the machine and take it back for a
    refund.

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:CMmdnThrYtTLIdXWnZ2dnUVZ8jli4p2d@bt.com...
    > Hey everyone.
    > Firstly id like to say sorry for if i have posted in a wrong thread/newsboard.
    > Secondly id like to thank anyone who reads and responds to this post as it is much appreciated.
    >
    > I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great computer, however i am
    > experiencing some problems and it is getting annoying now.
    >
    >
    > The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im playing a game, it could be if
    > im on the internet, it could be if music is playing. It just happens randomly with no warning. The
    > monitor (Acer X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the color is the most color on the
    > screen before it crashes, mainly black, blue or sometimes yellow. The keyboard lights will just
    > stop working too, if capslock was on and the PC crashed the caps lock light would still be on but
    > i cant turn it off or use the other lights such as numlock. The mouse light would still be on
    > also, however moving it makes no difference to the screen. Also the speakers (Standard PCLine
    > speakers plugged into the headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out, i knew this because if i
    > was playing music or game sounds it would just stop when the PC crashed. The wierd thing however
    > is that the CPU main light is still on, and the fans are still working. Its as if the CPU just
    > cuts out all its devices.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Here are the main details of the PC.
    >
    > Hard Drive Size: 320GB
    > Hard Drive Type: SATA
    > Memory Type: DDR2
    > Ammount of memory: 3GB
    > Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core
    > Processor Cache: 1MB
    > Processor Model Number: 7450
    > Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    > BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    >
    > Operating System: Microsoft Windows® Vista™ Home Premium (However i did install Windows 7
    > 32Bit, then Windows 7 64Bit. Both legal and registered)
    >
    > Graphics Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8200
    > DAC Type: Intergrated RAMDAC
    > Approx. Total Memory: 1394MB
    > DirectX Version: 11
    >
    > Optical Drive Type: DVD Re-Writer
    > Number of USB Ports: 9
    > Product Depth: 35.2 cm
    > Product Height: 26.5 cm
    > Product Width: 10 cm
    > Product Weight: 8kg
    >
    > Moniter: Acer X183HQ
    > Moniter size: 19"
    > Wired mouse and keyboard.
    >
    >
    >
    > Things i tried.
    > I looked all around Google for help and got a few ideas however none worked.
    > I installed the 64bit of windows 7 instead of the 32 bit and it did upgrade performance but still
    > the same crash like it was in 32bit.
    > I checked and updated all the drivers, both the windows ones and other drivers. Also i upgraded
    > the graphics card driver, and for some reason it registered that my graphics card is a 9200
    > instead of a 8200, it said this on the nvidia control panel, and on dxdiag. However when i
    > reformatted it said i had the 8200 one.
    > As i said before i have reformatted the pc, iv done it about 3 times. One to install Windows 6
    > 32bit then installed the latest graphics card driver which said i had a 9200, then again to
    > Windows 7 32bit with the 8200 driver and hardly anything on the pc. Still kept crashing. I then
    > formatted to Windows 7 64bit but it still crashes.
    > Somebody said something about maybe the monitor cable wire isn't plugged properly, knowing it
    > wouldn't be the solution because the other devices cut out too but i still checked the monitor
    > cable.
    > I also checked the CPU power cable and that is in a single plug and plugged in properly to the
    > CPU.
    > I had opened up the case and checked the fans they are all clean and functioning perfectly.
    > Also i had moved the CPU to the middle of my table in case over heating was a problem.
    > The computer is still crashing.
    > I thought i would post here to see if you guys had any suggestions, if it fails then i might end
    > up having to send the computer back to the manufacturer.
    >
    > I am currently having to use my 6yr old Medion laptop to do my GCSE school work and coursework
    > because the Acer is too unreliable and has already lost a few of my files when i was working.
    >
    >
    > Any ideas, even if your unsure would be a massive help for me. Also if you need any other details
    > then feel free to ask.


    It sounds like the graphics card to me.
    If it has a fan make sure it's working.
    Also some cards have an extra 12volt plug on them,
    make sure it's fitted ok if it's there.
    You could try removing/re-seating the card.
    Then I would try another graphics card if you have a spare.
     
  4. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:CMmdnThrYtTLIdXWnZ2dnUVZ8jli4p2d@bt.com...
    > Hey everyone.
    > Firstly id like to say sorry for if i have posted in a wrong
    > thread/newsboard.
    > Secondly id like to thank anyone who reads and responds to this post as it
    > is much appreciated.
    >
    > I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great
    > computer, however i am experiencing some problems and it is getting
    > annoying now.



    If you just got it boot to Acer's recovery partition, then return it.
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  5. TheDeadWolf

    TheDeadWolf Flightless Bird

    Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:CMmdnThrYtTLIdXWnZ2dnUVZ8jli4p2d@bt.com...
    >> Hey everyone.
    >> Firstly id like to say sorry for if i have posted in a wrong
    >> thread/newsboard.
    >> Secondly id like to thank anyone who reads and responds to this post
    >> as it is much appreciated.
    >>
    >> I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great
    >> computer, however i am experiencing some problems and it is getting
    >> annoying now.
    >>
    >>
    >> The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im
    >> playing a game, it could be if im on the internet, it could be if
    >> music is playing. It just happens randomly with no warning. The
    >> monitor (Acer X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the color
    >> is the most color on the screen before it crashes, mainly black, blue
    >> or sometimes yellow. The keyboard lights will just stop working too,
    >> if capslock was on and the PC crashed the caps lock light would still
    >> be on but i cant turn it off or use the other lights such as numlock.
    >> The mouse light would still be on also, however moving it makes no
    >> difference to the screen. Also the speakers (Standard PCLine speakers
    >> plugged into the headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out, i knew
    >> this because if i was playing music or game sounds it would just stop
    >> when the PC crashed. The wierd thing however is that the CPU main
    >> light is still on, and the fans are still working. Its as if the CPU
    >> just cuts out all its devices.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Here are the main details of the PC.
    >>
    >> Hard Drive Size: 320GB
    >> Hard Drive Type: SATA
    >> Memory Type: DDR2
    >> Ammount of memory: 3GB
    >> Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core
    >> Processor Cache: 1MB
    >> Processor Model Number: 7450
    >> Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    >> BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    >>
    >> Operating System: Microsoft Windows® Vista™ Home Premium
    >> (However i did install Windows 7 32Bit, then Windows 7 64Bit. Both
    >> legal and registered)
    >>
    >> Graphics Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8200
    >> DAC Type: Intergrated RAMDAC
    >> Approx. Total Memory: 1394MB
    >> DirectX Version: 11
    >>
    >> Optical Drive Type: DVD Re-Writer
    >> Number of USB Ports: 9
    >> Product Depth: 35.2 cm
    >> Product Height: 26.5 cm
    >> Product Width: 10 cm
    >> Product Weight: 8kg
    >>
    >> Moniter: Acer X183HQ
    >> Moniter size: 19"
    >> Wired mouse and keyboard.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Things i tried.
    >> I looked all around Google for help and got a few ideas however none
    >> worked.
    >> I installed the 64bit of windows 7 instead of the 32 bit and it did
    >> upgrade performance but still the same crash like it was in 32bit.
    >> I checked and updated all the drivers, both the windows ones and other
    >> drivers. Also i upgraded the graphics card driver, and for some reason
    >> it registered that my graphics card is a 9200 instead of a 8200, it
    >> said this on the nvidia control panel, and on dxdiag. However when i
    >> reformatted it said i had the 8200 one.
    >> As i said before i have reformatted the pc, iv done it about 3 times.
    >> One to install Windows 6 32bit then installed the latest graphics card
    >> driver which said i had a 9200, then again to Windows 7 32bit with the
    >> 8200 driver and hardly anything on the pc. Still kept crashing. I then
    >> formatted to Windows 7 64bit but it still crashes.
    >> Somebody said something about maybe the monitor cable wire isn't
    >> plugged properly, knowing it wouldn't be the solution because the
    >> other devices cut out too but i still checked the monitor cable.
    >> I also checked the CPU power cable and that is in a single plug and
    >> plugged in properly to the CPU.
    >> I had opened up the case and checked the fans they are all clean and
    >> functioning perfectly.
    >> Also i had moved the CPU to the middle of my table in case over
    >> heating was a problem.
    >> The computer is still crashing.
    >> I thought i would post here to see if you guys had any suggestions, if
    >> it fails then i might end up having to send the computer back to the
    >> manufacturer.
    >>
    >> I am currently having to use my 6yr old Medion laptop to do my GCSE
    >> school work and coursework because the Acer is too unreliable and has
    >> already lost a few of my files when i was working.
    >>
    >>
    >> Any ideas, even if your unsure would be a massive help for me. Also if
    >> you need any other details then feel free to ask.

    >
    > It sounds like the graphics card to me.
    > If it has a fan make sure it's working.
    > Also some cards have an extra 12volt plug on them,
    > make sure it's fitted ok if it's there.
    > You could try removing/re-seating the card.
    > Then I would try another graphics card if you have a spare.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    I think it would be a problem changing graphics card because this one is
    integrated into the mother board. I see no extra cables.
    Here are some photographs i took of the pc.

    The computer/Where it is.
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1304_01.jpg
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1304.jpg
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1305_01.jpg
    The Monitor and what it looked like when it crashed.
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1305_02.jpg
    The inside of the pc.
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1308.jpg
    (Yes i know the wires are still plugged in but everything was turned off
    and the power cable was unplugged)
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1308_01.jpg
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1308_02.jpg
    On this pic you can just about see the ram underneath the Cd-drive.
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1309_02.jpg
    Either side of the Cd-drive.
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1310.jpg
    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/michaeljhull13wolf/P080110_1311.jpg
     
  6. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eek:4-dnZIgwq6_O9TWnZ2dnUVZ7s-dnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >> "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:CMmdnThrYtTLIdXWnZ2dnUVZ8jli4p2d@bt.com...


    >>> I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great computer, however i am
    >>> experiencing some problems and it is getting annoying now.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im playing a game, it could be
    >>> if im on the internet, it could be if music is playing. It just happens randomly with no
    >>> warning. The monitor (Acer X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the color is the most
    >>> color on the screen before it crashes, mainly black, blue or sometimes yellow. The keyboard
    >>> lights will just stop working too, if capslock was on and the PC crashed the caps lock light
    >>> would still be on but i cant turn it off or use the other lights such as numlock. The mouse
    >>> light would still be on also, however moving it makes no difference to the screen. Also the
    >>> speakers (Standard PCLine speakers plugged into the headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out,
    >>> i knew this because if i was playing music or game sounds it would just stop when the PC
    >>> crashed. The wierd thing however is that the CPU main light is still on, and the fans are still
    >>> working. Its as if the CPU just cuts out all its devices.


    >> It sounds like the graphics card to me.
    >> If it has a fan make sure it's working.
    >> Also some cards have an extra 12volt plug on them,
    >> make sure it's fitted ok if it's there.
    >> You could try removing/re-seating the card.
    >> Then I would try another graphics card if you have a spare.
    >>

    >
    > I think it would be a problem changing graphics card because this one is integrated into the
    > mother board. I see no extra cables.


    That's bad news. I guess it's time to contact Acer about your repair options.
    You might have to get it back to factory condition first, as has been suggested.
     
  7. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    Dave-UK <Here@Home.com> wrote:

    > "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eek:4-dnZIgwq6_O9TWnZ2dnUVZ7s-dnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:CMmdnThrYtTLIdXWnZ2dnUVZ8jli4p2d@bt.com...

    >
    >>>> I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great
    >>>> computer, however i am experiencing some problems and it is getting
    >>>> annoying now.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im
    >>>> playing a game, it could be if im on the internet, it could be if
    >>>> music is playing. It just happens randomly with no warning. The
    >>>> monitor (Acer X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the
    >>>> color is the most color on the screen before it crashes, mainly
    >>>> black, blue or sometimes yellow. The keyboard lights will just stop
    >>>> working too, if capslock was on and the PC crashed the caps lock
    >>>> light would still be on but i cant turn it off or use the other
    >>>> lights such as numlock. The mouse light would still be on also,
    >>>> however moving it makes no difference to the screen. Also the
    >>>> speakers (Standard PCLine speakers plugged into the
    >>>> headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out, i knew this because if i
    >>>> was playing music or game sounds it would just stop when the PC
    >>>> crashed. The wierd thing however is that the CPU main light is still
    >>>> on, and the fans are still working. Its as if the CPU just cuts out
    >>>> all its devices.

    >
    >>> It sounds like the graphics card to me. If it has a fan make sure it's
    >>> working. Also some cards have an extra 12volt plug on them, make sure
    >>> it's fitted ok if it's there. You could try removing/re-seating the
    >>> card. Then I would try another graphics card if you have a spare.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I think it would be a problem changing graphics card because this one
    >> is integrated into the mother board. I see no extra cables.

    >
    > That's bad news. I guess it's time to contact Acer about your repair
    > options. You might have to get it back to factory condition first, as
    > has been suggested.


    --
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    blight and seal excrescence conserve, served in a splashing casserole
    containing specialised bits of monkey testicle in butter, a side of
    foetal canary heart and a draught of clotted ligament puree.
     
  8. Kadaitcha Man

    Kadaitcha Man Flightless Bird

    Some tottery dumbass named "Dave-UK" bellowed:

    > "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eek:4-dnZIgwq6_O9TWnZ2dnUVZ7s-dnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:CMmdnThrYtTLIdXWnZ2dnUVZ8jli4p2d@bt.com...

    >
    >>>> I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a great
    >>>> computer, however i am experiencing some problems and it is getting
    >>>> annoying now.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im
    >>>> playing a game, it could be if im on the internet, it could be if
    >>>> music is playing. It just happens randomly with no warning. The
    >>>> monitor (Acer X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the
    >>>> color is the most color on the screen before it crashes, mainly
    >>>> black, blue or sometimes yellow. The keyboard lights will just stop
    >>>> working too, if capslock was on and the PC crashed the caps lock
    >>>> light would still be on but i cant turn it off or use the other
    >>>> lights such as numlock. The mouse light would still be on also,
    >>>> however moving it makes no difference to the screen. Also the
    >>>> speakers (Standard PCLine speakers plugged into the
    >>>> headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out, i knew this because if i
    >>>> was playing music or game sounds it would just stop when the PC
    >>>> crashed. The wierd thing however is that the CPU main light is still
    >>>> on, and the fans are still working. Its as if the CPU just cuts out
    >>>> all its devices.

    >
    >>> It sounds like the graphics card to me. If it has a fan make sure it's
    >>> working. Also some cards have an extra 12volt plug on them, make sure
    >>> it's fitted ok if it's there. You could try removing/re-seating the
    >>> card. Then I would try another graphics card if you have a spare.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I think it would be a problem changing graphics card because this one
    >> is integrated into the mother board. I see no extra cables.

    >
    > That's bad news. I guess it's time to contact Acer about your repair
    > options. You might have to get it back to factory condition first, as
    > has been suggested.


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  9. TheDeadWolf

    TheDeadWolf Flightless Bird

    Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eek:4-dnZIgwq6_O9TWnZ2dnUVZ7s-dnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "TheDeadWolf" <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:CMmdnThrYtTLIdXWnZ2dnUVZ8jli4p2d@bt.com...

    >
    >>>> I got an Acer Aspire AX1300 for Christmas this year and it is a
    >>>> great computer, however i am experiencing some problems and it is
    >>>> getting annoying now.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> The problem is that the computer keeps crashing. It could be if im
    >>>> playing a game, it could be if im on the internet, it could be if
    >>>> music is playing. It just happens randomly with no warning. The
    >>>> monitor (Acer X193HQ) will just turn a random color, usually the
    >>>> color is the most color on the screen before it crashes, mainly
    >>>> black, blue or sometimes yellow. The keyboard lights will just stop
    >>>> working too, if capslock was on and the PC crashed the caps lock
    >>>> light would still be on but i cant turn it off or use the other
    >>>> lights such as numlock. The mouse light would still be on also,
    >>>> however moving it makes no difference to the screen. Also the
    >>>> speakers (Standard PCLine speakers plugged into the
    >>>> headphone/speakers slot) Would just cut out, i knew this because if
    >>>> i was playing music or game sounds it would just stop when the PC
    >>>> crashed. The wierd thing however is that the CPU main light is still
    >>>> on, and the fans are still working. Its as if the CPU just cuts out
    >>>> all its devices.

    >
    >>> It sounds like the graphics card to me.
    >>> If it has a fan make sure it's working.
    >>> Also some cards have an extra 12volt plug on them,
    >>> make sure it's fitted ok if it's there.
    >>> You could try removing/re-seating the card.
    >>> Then I would try another graphics card if you have a spare.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I think it would be a problem changing graphics card because this one
    >> is integrated into the mother board. I see no extra cables.

    >
    > That's bad news. I guess it's time to contact Acer about your repair
    > options.
    > You might have to get it back to factory condition first, as has been
    > suggested.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Okay, thanks for your help.
     
  10. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 10:04:10 +0000, TheDeadWolf
    <thedeadwolfx@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I think it would be a problem changing graphics card because this one is
    >integrated into the mother board. I see no extra cables.


    Assuming you have a spare graphics card and the appropriate kind of
    open slot on the motherboard, it's easy peasy. Just disable the
    onboard graphics in the BIOS.

    >Here are some photographs i took of the pc.

    <snip pics>

    You're a wizard when it comes to taking digital pics. :)
     

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