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PXE-E61: Media Test Failure; Can't Access BIOS Setup


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#1 mudcat24

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:00 PM

Hi y'all.

I bought an Acer Aspire 5100 off of ebay for parts for my other Acer laptop. However I didn't know the laptop I was buying on ebay would be in such great condition so I want to see if I can revive it. As I said before I bought it, so I am not the previous owner and do not know what kind of problems might have caused this to happen, but was hoping you guys can help me out.

Okay so every time I power up the laptop after the BIOS screen I get this error:

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

This just keeps cycling over and over and never boots.

I have tried going into the BIOS Setup to check the boot order, but when I press (F2) like it asks me to nothing happens. No matter when I press it or how many times I press it I cannot get into the BIOS Setup.

I tried clearing the CMOS by using the Motherboard Jumper on the laptop labeled (J2) and I get this:

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I try pressing [F1] and [F2] and once again nothing happens. I thought it might be the keyboard so I removed it and replaced it with my other Acer Aspire 5100 keyboard and it still doesn't work :(

So what can possibly be causing this and how can I go about testing it.

Thank you.

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Here are my system specs:
ACER ASPIRE 5100 LAPTOP
AMD Turion 64
ATI Raedon Xpress 1100
RAM 1GB
Operating System Unknown, Most likely Windows XP

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:02 PM

You need to see about getting a replacement for your CMOS Battery it is model number CR2032, and see if that fixes your issues.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:06 PM

There's nothing else I can do to solve this?
Can you tell me why I can't access the BIOS Setup?
It doesn't ask for a password or anything. It just tells me to press F2 and when I press it nothing happens. Why do you think that is?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:10 PM

THe reason its showing check time and date is because the battery is low replace that and see if it fixes the access issues as well. The battery is under like 5 bucks.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:18 PM

I know where it's located, but do you know how to remove it?
I only took a glance at it, but it looked like it was soldered on. Do I just pull it up a little bit and it will come out or what?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:22 PM

What is the exact model number of the Acer Lap top?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:28 PM

Acer Aspire 5100

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:29 PM

Thats not the exact model, perhaps I need to ask for the part number of the lap top.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:36 PM

Acer Aspire 5100-3583
Model Number: BL51

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:41 PM

Cant find a good picture of the motherboard where the battery is, so can you take a picture of it for me?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:44 PM

Yea sure. Give me 5-10 minutes.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:12 PM

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---Sorry my perception of time was off---

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:55 PM

It looks like you should be able to slide it out towards the right.

It looks to be a special kind of battery

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:03 PM

If I replace the battery what will that fix?

Also what does the following exactly mean?

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:30 PM

Its looking for a bootable image on a network.

Replacing the battery will probably fix this issue. It is a lot cheaper then buying a new motherboard.




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