Acer Aspire AS5672

type: laptop

  • cpu: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz (1733.41-MHz 686-class CPU)
  • memory: 3072 MB 1 x 2 GB + 1 x 1 GB soDIMM (was: 2048 MB) - 2 x soDIMM slots for DDR2 533 / 667 MHz - max 4 GB (2 x 2 GB)
  • disk: ad0: 114473MB at ata0-master SATA150
  • optical drive: acd0: DVDR at ata1-master UDMA33
  • LCD: 1280x800
  • video: ATI Radeon X1600
  • sound:
  • network - wired: bge0: - BCM5750 10/100/1000baseTX PHY
  • network - wireless: wpi0:
  • camera: mounted at top of screen, tiltable
  • bios info: BIOS version is v1.3239 (Release date: 01/12/07). Previous BIOS version was v1.3234 (Release date: 08/09/06). This laptop came with BIOS v1.3230 installed, when I got it, the only BIOS available on Acer's web was v1.3224 (

boot menu: F12 key

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event log

2021-08-22: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.

2018-11-25: battery - the battery only holds a few minutes of capacity.

2013-01-08: I fetched the package at the post office (for some reason, Grünerløkka postkontor, Markvn. instead of my regular post office) today. I replaced the bottom 1GB soDIMM (top one when the machine is upside down) with the new 2GB soDIMM, and assembled the machine again. BIOS now reports 3072 MB memory - good.

2013-01-05: people have reported upgrading their machines to 4 GB. I found a DDR2 SO-DIMM PC6400 2GB CL6 Non-ECC, 1.8V, 256Mx64, 200pin for (relatively) cheap, NOK 211.- including shipping, so I ordered that (from advance). We shall see if 3 GB is better than two.

2009-12-12: The optical drive doesn't want to read any CDs anymore, so it is probably broken.

2009-02-19: I bought a new hard drive, a Western Digital Scorpio Black Ed. 250 GB, SATA 3.0 Gbps. Installed the drive, did a "factory restore" from the dvd I created when I bought the machine (very useful!). The new disk layout doesn't have the hidden recovery partition (but I still have the dvd). I used QtParted 0.4.4 from SystemRescueCD 0.2.15 to shrink the Windows partition to 30 GB.

2009-02-18: the Samsung hard drive in the machine is starting to fail. Better replace it soon.

2006-07-14: I bought this laptop. The store labeled it as AS5672WMLI/CD22. It is insured until 2009-07-14.