Originally Posted by thekash
yeahh i just went out and picked up some Sony CD's and they burn fine now... i'm just too used to my Samsung and LG burners... cheap, reliable, and will burn on a piece of paper if you have to... lol...
btw, that's the point of peer-to-peer fourms... to state issues/problems so if anyone else is having them then you can share and bitch. You want "review" then go to the "reviews" section.... i people that come on fourms to determine buying something or not is not a smart idea... you should only be here if you can handle understanding that millions of these things have been sold and your bound to have all sorts of problems... both mechanical and individual.
anyways... yeah i read all these reviews of overheating, bad speakers, slow video card etc. before i bought mine... and i still love my machine... everything other then the CD/DVD problem is perfect on this thing! i don't mind the heat (much cooler then my HP) and i love the screen (much much better then my Toshiba) not to mention my Vio seems miniscule in specs compaired to this thing... although i must say it does look a little better in some lighting conditions...
but yeah, its a stock machine, i didn't do a fresh install... i sorta needed a new machine to use right away after my HP died on me to take with me... but i probibly will be doing a fresh install before i head back to med school in sept. so i don't have any other problems.
fjgold1 ! if i didn't know better i'd say you were the acer support... lol... but seriously, thank you so much for all the help, if only more people were around like you the world would be a much better place... i'm gonna give your advice a shot this evening, and hopefully it fixes the bugs.
Nah I don't work for Acer. But I do have too much time to kill. I am
a contractor in the US Nuclear Power industry and only work 4 or 5 months
in the spring and the same in the fall. I have summers off (collect unemployment) so I have time to experiment. Much of what I know
is trial and error and reading these posts. One thing that amazes me is
how many people assume that you have to have the hidden PQ Partition
to restore to factory. Caution Rant Here. Acer for whatever reason has chosen to not include a restore disk with their machines (save money, confuse users...). They are not clear about the mechanics of this
recovery scheme. To make matters worse CompUsa techs, where a lot
of Acer laptops are sold here in the states have been telling customers
that you have to have the PQ service partition intact to do a restore
with the DVD. It is my opinion that they could have better served their
customers by just including a disk with each machine with good instructions. These are great product but this one area of support is greatly