Acer Aspire 5580 Laptop Repair

Acer Aspire 5580 Laptop

Acer Aspire 5580 Laptop

Following on from the last post, my other repair job from Monday was an Acer Aspire 5580 Laptop – in a rather battered condition. It was missing numerous keys and the owner thought it had a loose DC power socket although it was fine whilst I had it. All he wanted was for me to put some anti virus software on it, in Theory a quick job so I charged £10 for it.

In practice I loaded up Trinity Rescue Kit and left it running Clam AV for about 2 hours while I got on with the Samsung RF711 laptop I also had to repair. It found no viruses so I loaded up its Windows Vista Installation and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and ran a scan – again, nothing detected. Finally I installed Spybot SD for a bit of effective preventative malware protection. Its main problem apart from the keyboard and alleged DC power jack, was lack of RAM (memory not Hard Drive size) Windows Vista is notorious for being a resource hungry OS and this laptop had only 1GB or RAM, leaving only 350MB of ‘calculating space’ at best which soon disappears with a few browser windows and office apps open – and then everything grinds to a slow crawl. I advised the owner that for just under £10 for 2GB RAM plus £10 to install it his laptop would be much faster and able to multi task effectively. I doubt it will get done though as he wants me to look out for a new one on eBay for him (he’s paying me to look) If any of you do have redundant PC’s or laptops you don’t want or that will get binned/sit in a draw for decades, you could let me have them for parts??…

Anyhow, I handed back his laptop and he gave me £10. A lot of work for £10 but that was my choice…

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