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Acer Aspire 5100 ; mouse freezes right after boot up

\015 Hi I've same model and having issues with it lately, it turns on and load Xp alright but the mouse freezes, I tried to use an external USB mouse but all the ports do not seems to work.My question is, will this be a likey motherboard issue---thanks for helping regard\015

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Hi, yes it is a motherboard issue-i have 2 of those with same problem. new boards for that model are costly. however i found a work around-get a usb pcmcia card put it in the slot on the side-then plug your mouse or other usb devices and you should be ok! I did this a year ago and it runs like new! way cheaper than getting a new one. this is a big problem with these 5100 models. acer no help-other than selling you a new mainboard. this is the best way 2 make it work again. the pcmcia cards are cheap enough. and after that you can get a usb hub if you need more ports. good luck! and please rate this solution. and make sure 2 turn on the cardbus if not on allready. (in epower manager) this will work! reply if you need help! be well!
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