Acer Travelmate 512t and Windows XP solution

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by, Nov 19, 2006.

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    Since i knew that Windows XP is not running on a TM512t and i felt
    bored in my holidays, I spent a bit time to find out what the problem
    is. I tried a lot of possible things like under/over clocking, ram
    changes and stuff like that. At least i removed the cable of the
    Touchpad and until this time, Windows XP didn't freeze anymore.. You
    can't connect a PS/2-mouse on the PS/2 Port, because than it freezes
    too. The Mouse/PS/2 controller on the motherboard must be incompatible
    or instable with windows XP. You have to use a USB-Mouse. Than it works
    fine, i had no freezes anymore.

    The execution of the following guide is under own danger!!

    If you want to disable the Touchpad, you have to remove the Keyboard.
    first remove the small round thing under the "TravelMate 512T" font on
    the opened Display. Please be careful, because under this protection is
    the display cable . now you have to push the long black border
    crosswise to the left side. If you did that, its possible to take it
    away. Now it's possible to fold the keybord from the upper side. don't
    remove the cable of the keyboard!! Please be shure, that youre
    antistatic now! now you can see a silver plate with 5 screws. remove
    them (with the help of a magnet) and push this plate to the left side.
    Please be Careful, because under tzhis plate is the CPU. Then remove
    it. now you can see two cables: a brown and a green flatbound cable.
    remove the green one. Please isolate the pins of the cable with tesa or
    any isolation tape. now you can put the silver plate again on the
    place. the pins of the plate have to get into the right place. put the
    screws in, the keyboard on it, the border crosswise and at last the
    display protection. Now its possible to install Windows XP and run it..
    I am really happy since I can run Win XP: Its faster and safer than any
    other Windows. Full Hardware recognition. So, a lot of fun with your
    your Philipp, from Germany

    P.S.: I'm sorry for my English ;-)
    , Nov 19, 2006
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