MP3's on HDD/CD's won't autoplay while LiD is shut...
Great forum! But I've got a problem:
A few months after receiving the Aspire 1712 laptop after I bought it, I called in to the Acer tech support about the issue of the Audio DJ not playing my CD's or MP3's on the HDD, while powered off. I was told (after she asked me how it was working originally) that it was only supposed to work for MP3 CD's. I never wanted the hassle of doing this so I accepted her answer and never really looked back.
But recently I really wanted to hear my normal audio CD's without turning the PC on and went to the Acer website and downloaded the new Acer 1710 series manual, in which it was stated that the normal audio CD's along with MP3 files on my hard disk could all be played without opening and turning on the laptop. This is what I originally remember it doing soon after I first bought it, as I accidentally played the default music (briefly) that came pre-installed on the Acer HDD.
I've already tried turning the Audio DJ on and off from Windows XP via Fn+F9 keys, which seems to work just fine in Windows XP SP2 gui. This problem began even b4 I installed SP2. I've read the (new) manual over and again, following is instructions but still cannot get it to work. I've tried updating to the latest BIOS (3A25) after I bought it. I've made no other hardware changes.
What does happen is that when I have the laptop closed (i've also tried it with the laptop open but powered OFF) I press the play/pause button (while a normal audio CD is in the DVD drive, and I've tried many working CD's) the fan starts up and the LED lights up for several seconds and then it just powers off --I've even tried pressing the '<<' & '>>' buttons. What is it searching for? Is it controlled by the BIOS or ROM or what? I don't normally have system crashes or anything as it's been very stable for the amount of use involved.
I asked ACer about it and they suggested I restore w/their CD's. Well, I've got way too much on my hands/hdd to worry about that.
I remember renaming the original music/mp3 folder.... Maybe this is the issue?Can someone send me a copy of the original music folder that came with the Acer 1712?
Thanx in advance!