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Acer Aspire Timeline Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'Acer' started by Tocharius, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. crabnebula

    crabnebula Notebook Enthusiast

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    The only difference is that 2.30 is branded with the Olympics partner logo.
     
  2. bren

    bren Newbie

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    Hello... I wish to have a copy of the service guide. Would you be able to email it to me? me -at- brennan -dot- sg
     
  3. purell

    purell Notebook Consultant

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    Just got a 3810t but hdmi to dvi (lcd dell 2405fpw) displays no image. It works on my 46" lcd tv (hdmi to hdmi) but not on my monitor.

    I'm using a dvi to hdmi cable.

    Any ideas?
     
  4. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Masta of Biotech-Desasta

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    u can upgrade any timeline model with a 3G modem, u only have to connect it to a free mini-pcie slot (upper right corner under the keyboard) and and use like two little screws to fasten it up.

    as to the bluetooth issue, there is a whole thread revolving around updating timeline models with insternal dongles.

    greetz
     
  5. susandennis

    susandennis Newbie

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    I got my Windows 7 upgrade to day for my 3810TZ. The upgrade went fine with no errors and everything seems good except the wireless speed. It's horrible.

    I set the Timelime up next to my 3 year old Toshiba running XP and compared their wireless speeds with the Speakeasy Speed test.

    The Toshiba consistently registered above 5000kbps.
    The Timeline never got above 2000kbps.

    Then I dug out an old Zonet wireless USB adapter and plugged it in. Even though it's not listed as Windows 7 compatible, the device manager found a good driver for it. I turned off the Atheros adapter on the laptop and the Zonet kicked in.

    The Speedtest spit out a fine 5990kbps!

    So am I correct in blaming the Atheros? Is it a bad driver? Is there something I can set or reset? I did try the troubleshooter and it basically said all is fine. Windows 7 says that the driver is up to date.

    The driver details say the driver is provided by Atheros and is 2.0.0.74 built by WinDDk.

    Any advice? tips? tricks?

    Thanks,

    Susan
     
  6. weinter

    weinter /dev/null

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    The latest driver you should be using is 8.0.0.238
    Check Windows Optional Updates for the driver.
    It should be pushed down into your computer.
     
  7. maxim_fr

    maxim_fr Notebook Guru

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    well, the rapidshare link I provided is still working one - I've just checked.
    Use the provided link for download.
    A small addition to the above: you also have to install 3G antenna to your laptop (or two antennas - it depends on the modem model).
     
  8. susandennis

    susandennis Newbie

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    Right you are about the latest driver. Windows Optional Updates did not have it and it was not on the Acer website BUT, I sent an email to Acer - and they sent me a link to it! Installed it and now everything is wonderful again.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Jayayess1190

    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    Question about Epower. I uninstalled all the Epower programs, but why does the leaf still light up on battery power?
     
  10. Pockymaster

    Pockymaster Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just installed window's 7 and, I'm kind of regretting it. My battery life is only around 4-6 hours under real use, versus 6-8 when i had vista.

    I installed the power manager, but it doesnt seem to help any.

    have you guys noticed the same things as well?
     
  11. Jayayess1190

    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    Nope, the battery life on my 3810t is 7+ hours with Windows 7.
     
  12. Pockymaster

    Pockymaster Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hm. I guess that dvd drive has to do something with it. I have the 4810TZ. Did you have to set any settings, jayayess1190?
     
  13. Jayayess1190

    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    No, the screen brightness is the lowest it can go, 7 was in Power Saver mode, wifi was, on bluetooth off (as it always is). Even in Ubuntu I can get around that much. Also, my SU9400 is undervolted.
     
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    maxim_fr Notebook Guru

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    What software you are using for undervoliting?
     
  15. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Masta of Biotech-Desasta

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    i guess u might be using RMClock, right? but are u actually undervolting? as far as i know u cannot really change the VID on the timeline series, its just downclocking itself on powersaving mode and although u can actually "change" the setting in RMClock, the voltage stays the same when u check with CPUID monitor or CPU-Z.
     
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    hardc0re Notebook Guru

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    I have a 3810TG and at first I noticed shorter battery life. But after updating the drivers, I'm actually having the same or slightly better battery life than Vista now.

    P.S. I noticed problems with the Intel SATA driver v8.9 - it makes Windows pause while booting for about 30 seconds. I uninstalled those and just use the driver that comes with Windows 7 which is working fine so far. Windows 7 boot times are fantastic.
     
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    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    I'm not sure if it works. In Vista, it sat at .875, but in Windows 7 it won't go lower than .900.
     
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    maxim_fr Notebook Guru

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    This problem fixed by BIOS update. Latest 1.14 for 3810 doesnt have this problem.
     
  19. maxim_fr

    maxim_fr Notebook Guru

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    Hello guys & gals, who have 3G modem & the issue that keyboard launcher unable to switch on/off wifi&3G.
    I've got very good news for you. After many experiments I managed to get working solution.

    In order to make it work you should do the following (order of install could also be important)
    - Clean install of Windows7
    - (very important!) all Windows Updates EXCEPT ALL drivers. Reboot
    - chipset driver (from Intel's web site). Reboot
    - network card driver (atheros). Reboot
    - wifi driver (again fom intel, not Acer). Reboot
    - 3g modem driver (in my case - Option). Reboot
    - all other drivers (Acer's ATI video, cardreader, webcam, etc.)
    - (very important!) PowerSmart Manager 4.07.3008 for Win7
    - at last - Launcher 3.0.05

    My fault was that I'm was not installing PowerSmart :(

    P.S. Rep.points are appreciated if this one or my earlier posts/links (like service manual or latest Option's firmware) was helpful for you. Thanks.
     
  20. kevinzoj

    kevinzoj Newbie

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    Undervolting with RMClock actually works for me, according to CPU-Z
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x86
    (this screenshot was made on battery so the cpu is at 1.2ghz. The cpu is 1.4 when I'm on AC power).
    I've got the 4810TG.
     

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