Re: Acer Aspire 5100
If I recall correctly it seemed it was either the wireless card going bad or some kind of weird motherboard problem that would require replacement. It's been six months since I've worked on any (job change) but it was always stuff like that. We'd get the occasional hard drive or memory failure, too, but I don't remember those being more prevalent than any other major brand. The plastic casing, after a year or so, often looked like complete crap. Scratched and scuffed to oblivion sometimes. That could have easily been just because the people who were buying the Acers just wanted something cheap and didn't really care about the computer. I just don't have any fond memories of those 2006 models. We didn't sell an overabundance of them at my work but we did get a pretty high percentage of them back within 1-2 years with these problems. I'd definitely get a few more opinions, though, rather than relying soley on mine since I've had so many bad times with Acer. Maybe other techs faired better.