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Wow, Acer laptops are remarkably rugged for one to have done this too you is strange. I have a laptop that got hit by lightning 2 years ago, old AMD P3 256mb ram kinda stuff doesn't even have a ATI or a Nvidia GPU in it (some SYS stuff.) And the big thing is it still works to this day, the ram access eventualy half-died now only registering 128Mb of ram but still running blazing fast (compared to Intel systems... even cheaper Intel systems in these modern times.) The dial-up networking does not work, broadband and wireless do though. The sound is out and 3D rendering is out of the question. But, remarkably, it works at a usable speed, never crashes, gets the job done remarkably well for its battle wounds. Anyways enough about my scorn soldier, for your problem i think there is something wrong with the power distribution.
wow! that's one tough SOB of a lappy!

hmmm, power distribution... I hate laptops, u can't jsut build ur own or replace a part when you need to! I think it's bad drivers/crappy hardware(not bad/dead HW but jsut poor quality)
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Contact customer service & support lol
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Contact customer service & support lol
i should give you a rep just for a good laugh, jk...

well it hasn't done anything too catastrophic lately so i'm not really worried anymore...
post #14 of 22
Can you monitor your CPU temps with Everest home edition or Speedfan?

Are you using the battery when this happens, or is it plugged into the wall?
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Can you monitor your CPU temps with Everest home edition or Speedfan?

Are you using the battery when this happens, or is it plugged into the wall?
it did it while it was plugged it, and i'll go grab speed fan...

i'm on it right now on battery in my living room watching CSI @ almost 3 in the morning, w00t! this is why i love having a laptop

unfourtunatly the battery sux so I don't get alot of battery life but oddly seems like it's more than when i was using te Acer baterry monitoring and underclocking tool, lol.
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it did it while it was plugged it, and i'll go grab speed fan...

i'm on it right now on battery in my living room watching CSI @ almost 3 in the morning, w00t! this is why i love having a laptop

unfourtunatly the battery sux so I don't get alot of battery life but oddly seems like it's more than when i was using te Acer baterry monitoring and underclocking tool, lol.
What episode of CSI and what CSI show?

I'm thinking that your computer maybe went into a quick shutdown state. Mine takes over when I'm at 3% battery and it just shuts the screen off, shuts down the hard drive and turns off.
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post #17 of 22
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well, im 99% sure it has something to do w/ my VPU considering it keeps going dark for a sec then comes back saying there was a VPU reset/recovery cuz it stopped responding to driver commands.

my battery's almost dead, dangit, gotta go grab the brick...
post #18 of 22
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What episode of CSI and what CSI show?

I'm thinking that your computer maybe went into a quick shutdown state. Mine takes over when I'm at 3% battery and it just shuts the screen off, shuts down the hard drive and turns off.
classic CSI. Right in my town :/ lol

and the one where the guy who wins 40mil get killed by his ex cuz he was an ******* and dumed her cuz he got rich....
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ok, back! got my brick.

CSI jsut ended ST: DS9 is on w00t. lol, yes i like trek


u think the VPU errors are because of bad drivers or because of a h/w defect?
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ok, back! got my brick.

CSI jsut ended ST: DS9 is on w00t. lol, yes i like trek


u think the VPU errors are because of bad drivers or because of a h/w defect?
You could try using an external monitor to see if the screen is causing it.

Otherwise, you could try uninstalling all your ATI drivers, using drivercleaner and reinstalling the latest non-beta drivers.
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