Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG Owners Lounge

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  1. cykotoxik

    cykotoxik Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not sure if someone answered this for you.

    I encountered the same problem with the
    PCI Simple Communications Controller in Device Manager
    after I did a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64.

    After a while, I managed to determine it's the
    Intel Management Engine Interface.

    Go to Acer, Service & Support section for 4820TG, download Turbo Boost Driver (Manageability Engine Code).
    Extract that, the folder name is
    Turbo Boost_Intel_6.0.0.1179_W7x86_A.

    Go to that folder, then folder
    Turbo Boost_Intel(Manageability Engine Code)_6.0.0.1179_Win7x86
    ,
    then the folder Drivers, then the folder MEI_SOL_Installer_NO_IMSS.
    Inside that folder, double click Setup.

    That solved the problem for me. Now I don't have that
    problem in Device Manager anymore.

    My 4820TG is running nicely on a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64,
    with the latest Windows updates and drivers installed. :)
     
  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    I would send it back for another unit ... these temps are too high. I would be concerned that there is a crappy thermal connection between the CPU and the heat sink.

    Bronsky:cool:
     
  3. Galin2

    Galin2 Newbie

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    Thanks, Bronsky. I'm considering this option, too. I'll see what I can do.
     
  4. Freeride600

    Freeride600 Notebook Consultant

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    so besides the thin lid, no problems like hinges breaking?
     
  5. howard911s

    howard911s Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Thanks Chap, ordered today for delivery tomorrow! Amazon prime next day ship = 3.99 bucks and no tax in CALI. beats NEwegg and Frys anyday!

    Amazon.com: Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4820TG-7805 14-Inch Laptop (Black Brushed Aluminum): Computer & Accessories

    I have been having the worst luck with laptop ever
    UL80JT (2 of them had bad wireless)
    UL80VT 1 had bad body creek
    U35JC had a gap that became larger and larger and suddenly died while taking note in class.
    My current HP Envy is good but the touchpad is horrible, bounces all over and the trackpad has a terrible clicking.

    THat's 5 bad laptops in a row.. I really really am crossing my finger the acer tomorrow will be flawless....
     
  6. rockstar283

    rockstar283 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just bought an acer timelinex 4820tg and i have upgraded to windows 7 professional..the problem is that I am not able to connect to the wireless internet and acer is not helping me out as I am not using the factory settings(i.e. windows 7 home)..I m getting a yellow mark in the device manager in front of "network controller" and "pc simple communications controller"..so i guess its an issue with the drivers..can somebody pls tell me which exact drivers i need to install in order to get my wireless working? My lan is workin but not the wireless
     
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    rockstar283 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks a lot..u have solved one of my problem :)
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    I guess you did not use eRecovery to back up your original drivers before you attempted a clean install? Did you overwrite your HD or put another in there?

    Bronsky:cool:
     
  9. sporx

    sporx Notebook Consultant

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    I've always found it significantly easier to make a separate partition to install your new OS on so that you can just copy everything over from within the hard drive including your drivers and not have to worry about making back up CDs and backing up all your files. Then afterwards you just delete the old partition and add the space back to your new one.
    I never understood why this technique isn't practiced more often? It saves so much times and headaches.. You never have any "oh snap i forgot to save this driver or file" moments"
     
  10. aznguy123

    aznguy123 Notebook Guru

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    Update: My replacement 4820TG arrived and the screen has no vertical lines & the whites do not have a blue cast. The manufacturer this time is CMO.
     
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