Your laptop can take NVMe M.2 SSD, could you please expand PCI Express Root Port 1 by clicking + sign next to it and post the snip, if only Root Port 9 available, it will run at half the speed of advertised speed by the manufacturers.
You will get a speed similar to this:
Thanks for the reply IronFly.
However the Acer help chat suggested a 3rd opton to try: the operator suggested that I open the back of the laptop up and disconnect the main battery for 10+ minutes. I specifically asked them whether this would void my warranty, which they said it wouldn't as long as I did not damage anything... :/
I successfully did this, with a fair bit of trepidation, and whilst I had the battery disconnected I also did the battery reset via the button where the pin hole would have been. Don't know if that affected it at all, however I have now gone through 2 full battery recharge power ups to 100% and then discharging via battery mode to low battery -10% without a sudden crash at this time (*touch wood* )
I had the same Problem. My Predator shutdown Randomly, no matter how much battery power was left. I tried pressing the battery reset, didn't work. I couldn't open my back case, as it would have broken a seal and voided my warranty and my laptop was just days old. After much hassle, updating BIOS and reading through a lot of Forums and threads, I figured I'll keep my battery reset pressed on for a minute or two and release it.
That's what worked.
I kept the Battery Reset button pressed for a full 120 Seconds. Rebooted, haven't had the problem since.
So I finally found a way. once you set the Supervisor password you are able to "clear all secure boot settings".
Once I dit this, I was able to boot from the Linux DVD
I still had an issue where Ubuntu could not creae temp files on my hardrive, so I went with Kali.
ok, let's try this:
from the recovery screen, if you press shift+F10 keys, are you able to bring up a command prompt?
if so, try to wipe your SSD:
once in command prompt type
then on diskpart type
take note of the correct disk ID to erase
select disk x
(x is the ID of your HDD to erase)
it will take some minutes and up to 1 hour to do it, so be patient.
if you want to play modern games on lowest possible settings, you need to spend around 500$+ for a used laptop with those capabilities. If you want to play games with decent settings, you need to spend 1000$+
Remove the single screw which secures the cover, there's a small gap in the corner of the cover, insert a plastic flat object or finger nails to lift slowly to release plastic tabs, taking care not to damage those tabs which are not visible, once you release few tabs the rest will unlock easily, then pull the HDD with one hand while holding the adapter(yellow circle) and I don't think you need to dislodge the cable from the MB.
The memory module is soldered on MB, 4GB is the maximum memory for this model and no slots available.
As for the SSD, you can install a M.2 SATA SSD, migrate your OS to it and use the HDD as a data drive.
HDMI is a digital signal
VGA is analog signal
so you need an D/A converter, not just a straight HDMI-VGA cable and even with a D/A converter, sometimes is not so easy to have it recognise the signal.
i strongly suggest you to find a monitor with HDMI input, the image quality will be way better.