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A Century United

Firewalking for HD
Joined
Jan 26, 2007
Messages
10,004
Firstly, for the mods, I am not asking for anything illegal - I have the licence for the disks I need and all the software on them.

I have an Acer Aspire laptop, 7520 series, and the hard drive has crashed. It is supposed to be possible to recover from this using the "hidden" recovery partition, but when I try the laptop gets as far as the first splash screen and then hangs. Does anyone have one of these and can they make me the recovery DVD's? I have been on to Acer, and they want to charge me £50 to send them to me in two weeks time from Germany. I am happy to pay for them, but £50 for software I have already bought is just a joke

RANT!

NEVER EVER BUY AN ACER! This has to be the worst laptop I have ever bought, and very nearly the worst thing full stop. I have had nothing but trouble with it, and the "technical support" and "repairs" they offer are risible. The design is simply not fit for purpose - the touch pad for the screen pointer is so shallow and badly positioned that even they admit that it is almost impossible to touch type without brushing it and moving your cursor to some random part of the document to the extent I had to buy a wireless keyboard to use it, and the DC jack is so vulnerable that I have had to have three new power supply plugs in just over a year. The build quality is pathetic - eg keys fall off and try getting them replaced! Frankly I would rather go to PC world, and that is saying something!!!

:headbang: :madman:
 

Aberdeen Shrimper

The Man who sold the world
Joined
Aug 9, 2008
Messages
9,758
Location
Strichen
Firstly, for the mods, I am not asking for anything illegal - I have the licence for the disks I need and all the software on them.

I have an Acer Aspire laptop, 7520 series, and the hard drive has crashed. It is supposed to be possible to recover from this using the "hidden" recovery partition, but when I try the laptop gets as far as the first splash screen and then hangs. Does anyone have one of these and can they make me the recovery DVD's? I have been on to Acer, and they want to charge me £50 to send them to me in two weeks time from Germany. I am happy to pay for them, but £50 for software I have already bought is just a joke

RANT!

NEVER EVER BUY AN ACER! This has to be the worst laptop I have ever bought, and very nearly the worst thing full stop. I have had nothing but trouble with it, and the "technical support" and "repairs" they offer are risible. The design is simply not fit for purpose - the touch pad for the screen pointer is so shallow and badly positioned that even they admit that it is almost impossible to touch type without brushing it and moving your cursor to some random part of the document to the extent I had to buy a wireless keyboard to use it, and the DC jack is so vulnerable that I have had to have three new power supply plugs in just over a year. The build quality is pathetic - eg keys fall off and try getting them replaced! Frankly I would rather go to PC world, and that is saying something!!!

:headbang: :madman:

Bad times mate.


Do what i done.....get one for nothing from Freecycle!

;)
 

Napster

The Horse with no Name⭐
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
35,313
Location
The wilds of Kent
I got a laptop off freecycle as well - bit of an old one, but it plays DVDs so I can take it away with me.
 

osymandus

Life President
Joined
Jan 20, 2007
Messages
5,352
Location
Here there everywhere
Firstly, for the mods, I am not asking for anything illegal - I have the licence for the disks I need and all the software on them.

I have an Acer Aspire laptop, 7520 series, and the hard drive has crashed. It is supposed to be possible to recover from this using the "hidden" recovery partition, but when I try the laptop gets as far as the first splash screen and then hangs. Does anyone have one of these and can they make me the recovery DVD's? I have been on to Acer, and they want to charge me £50 to send them to me in two weeks time from Germany. I am happy to pay for them, but £50 for software I have already bought is just a joke

RANT!

NEVER EVER BUY AN ACER! This has to be the worst laptop I have ever bought, and very nearly the worst thing full stop. I have had nothing but trouble with it, and the "technical support" and "repairs" they offer are risible. The design is simply not fit for purpose - the touch pad for the screen pointer is so shallow and badly positioned that even they admit that it is almost impossible to touch type without brushing it and moving your cursor to some random part of the document to the extent I had to buy a wireless keyboard to use it, and the DC jack is so vulnerable that I have had to have three new power supply plugs in just over a year. The build quality is pathetic - eg keys fall off and try getting them replaced! Frankly I would rather go to PC world, and that is saying something!!!

:headbang: :madman:


If teh hard drive has crashed then the partition (which is only a part of the HDD ) is propably not accessible either ! £50 sounds more like data recovery , never heard of any one charging that to send you out recovery disk's ??? You could propably find a copy of the ISO (cd image ) online !
 

A Century United

Firewalking for HD
Joined
Jan 26, 2007
Messages
10,004
If teh hard drive has crashed then the partition (which is only a part of the HDD ) is propably not accessible either ! £50 sounds more like data recovery , never heard of any one charging that to send you out recovery disk's ??? You could propably find a copy of the ISO (cd image ) online !

£50 is a rip off. If they had said £20 I'd have been aggrieved but I would probably have paid, but £50 for something that should have been with the laptop from new is crooked. Been looking online but no luck so far. Am resorting to emailing ebayers who are selling 7520's in the hope that one will take pity on me and burn me the disks.
 

jerseyshrimper

Manager
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,961
RANT!

NEVER EVER BUY AN ACER! This has to be the worst laptop I have ever bought, and very nearly the worst thing full stop. I have had nothing but trouble with it, and the "technical support" and "repairs" they offer are risible. The design is simply not fit for purpose - the touch pad for the screen pointer is so shallow and badly positioned that even they admit that it is almost impossible to touch type without brushing it and moving your cursor to some random part of the document to the extent I had to buy a wireless keyboard to use it, and the DC jack is so vulnerable that I have had to have three new power supply plugs in just over a year. The build quality is pathetic - eg keys fall off and try getting them replaced! Frankly I would rather go to PC world, and that is saying something!!!


Bought an acer 3 years ago and had no problems whatsoever using it as we speak
 

A Century United

Firewalking for HD
Joined
Jan 26, 2007
Messages
10,004
RANT!

Bought an acer 3 years ago and had no problems whatsoever using it as we speak

I'm sure that the majority of them tick along fine, but my experience of their "support" when things do go wrong means that I will never buy one again.
 
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