BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS (Basic Input Output System). Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when a problem arises. To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST (when Press < F2> to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of...

Replacing the DIMM Module

Slide the DIMM module into the connector and press down till the locking springs click into place. 2. Repeat the process for the second DIMM module 2. Repeat the process for the second DIMM module 3. Place the DIMM module door down corner first. 3. Place the DIMM module door down corner first.

Common Problems

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test only Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. 3. Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which...

Power On Issue

If the system doesn't power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet. 2. Remove any extension cables between the computer and the outlet. 3. Remove any surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the computer...

Information

Bios Acer Travelmate 290

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. HDD Model Name HDD Serial Number ATAPI Model name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID ZH70SK01C1924125A42500 2020202020202020202020202020202020 NOTE The system information is subject to variance across different models. NOTE The system information is subject to variance across different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system....

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys. To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys. To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6. A plus sign indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item. Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also...

Replacing the LCD Module

Place the LCD module hinges into position on the lower case. 3. Reconnect the LCD module connector. 4. Press the adhesive plastic tape of the LCD module connector down firmly. 5. Relay the WLAN and 3M module cables around and through the lower case. 5. Relay the WLAN and 3M module cables around and through the lower case.

Internal Microphone Failure

If the internal Microphone fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If internal or external Microphones do no operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check that the microphone is enabled. Navigate to Starts Control Panels Hardware and Sounds Sound and select the Recording tab. 2. Right-click on the Recording tab and select Show Disabled Devices clear by default . 3. The...

Front View

Acer Aspire T1410

Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. Lights up when the Num Lock is activated. Lights up when the Caps Lock is activated. For entering data into your computer Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging The light shows amber when the light is charging. 2. Fully charged the light shows blue when in AC mode....

Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into the following sections External components disassembly The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire disassembly sequence. Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the hardware components. For example, if you want to remove the Mainboard, you must first remove the Keyboard, and LCD Module then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Touch Pad Failure

If the TouchPad doesn't work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. Navigate to Starts Control Panels System and Maintenance System Device Manager. Check the Device Manager to determine that The...

Intermittent Problems

Intermittent system hang problems can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with a hardware defect, such as cosmic radiation, electrostatic discharge, or software errors. FRU replacement should be considered only when a recurring problem exists. When analyzing an intermittent problem, do the following 1. Run the advanced diagnostic test for the system board in loop mode at least 10 times. 2. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU. 3. If any error is detected,...

Removing the WLAN Module

Acer 2480 Wireless Remove

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45 2. Loosen the four captive screws in the memory cover. 3. Lift and remove the memory cover. 4. Detach the two cables from the Wireless LAN module. IMPORTANT Take note of the Main 1. black and Auxiliary 2. white connectors. Remove the one screw. Ensure the cables are well clear of the module

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator complete with the arithmetic operators , -, , and . Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12...

Replacing the Bluetooth Module

Acer Aspire 7720 Bluetooth Module

Connect the Bluetooth module cable to the Bluetooth module. 2. Apply adhesive and place the Bluetooth module into place pressing down firmly. 3. Connect the Bluetooth module cable to the main board. 1. Connect the LED board FCC to the mainboard. 2. Place the LED board into place ensuring the slide switches on the front are properly aligned in the lower cover slots. 4. Connect the LED board FCC to LED board. 4. Connect the LED board FCC to LED board.

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

See Removing the LCD Module on page 64. 2. Remove the six rubber screw covers. 3. Remove the six screws securing the bezel. 4. Pull the bezel away from the top and then work down one side, along the bottom, then up the other side. 4. Pull the bezel away from the top and then work down one side, along the bottom, then up the other side. 1. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 79. 2. Disconnect the camera connector. 1. See Removing the Camera Board on page 82. Lift the LCD panel out lifting the...

Mainboard CMOS Discharge

Acer 4310 Cmos Battery

Discharging the CMOS clears all user settings. 1. Disassemble the notebook and take out the Mainboard. See Removing the Mainboard on page 71. 2. Remove the RTC battery. See Removing the RTC Battery on page 75. 3. Turn the mainboard over and short the G2 pad. 3. Turn the mainboard over and short the G2 pad. 4. Reconnect the RTC battery and reassemble the unit. 4. Reconnect the RTC battery and reassemble the unit.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Acer Aspire 8930g Hard Disk

DISCLAIMER The notebook sample in the following images shows an FFC. The actual model includes an FPC as pictured in the image on the right. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 2. Loosen the two captive screws. 3. Lift the HDD cover up and away by the corner. 4. Grasp the FPC cable and lift to remove. NOTE The cable pictured in the following images may differ from the actual sample. 5. Grasp the transparent tab at the top of the HDD and lift up to eject the HDD from the bay. IMPORTANT...

Changing a Password

Insydeh20 Bios Usb Boot

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 5. If desired, you...

Acer 5536 Bios Usb Recovery

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of the computer. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . Please note that WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. For whatever reasons a part number change is made, it will not be noted on the printed Service Guide. For ACER AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer...

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

IMPORTANT The keyboard is easily warped or damaged during the removal process. Take care not to use excessive force when removing to prevent damage. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 45. 2. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 47. 3. See Removing the DIMM Module on page 50. 4. See Removing the WLAN Module on page 52. 5. Using the plastic pry, press in the four latches along the top of the keyboard to release the keyboard from the cover. NOTE The keyboard will spring up...

Using Boot Sequence Selector

Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changes without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps 2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence, for example, enter BS2 to change the boot sequence to HDD CD ROM LAN Floppy.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Crestline GS45 SFF and ICH9M SFF Supports Intel architecture with Dynamic execution. On-die, primary 32-kB instruction cache and 32-kB write-back data On-die, up to 3MB second level shared cache with advanced transfer Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 SSE2 ,Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 Supplemental streaming SIMD extensions 3 SSSE3 and SSE4.1 800MHz source-synchronous front side bus FSB Advanced power management features including Enhanced Intel Technology and dynamic FSB frequency switching....

Removing BIOS Passwords

If you key in the wrong Supervisor Password three times, System Disabled displays on the screen. See the image below. To reset the BIOS password, run clnpwd.exe as follows 1. From a DOS prompt, Execute clnpwd.exe ODER Clean Password Utility VI.00 Press 1 or 2 to clean any password shown as below i.User Password 2.Supervisor Password 2. Press 1 or 2 to clean the desired password shown on the screen. The onscreen message determines whether the function is successful or not.

Camera

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Using DMITools

The DMI Desktop Management Interface Tool copies BIOS information to eeprom to be used in the DMI pool for hardware management. When the BIOS displays Verifying DMI pool data it is checking the table correlates with the hardware before sending to the operating system Windows, etc. . To update the DMI Pool, perform the following steps 2. Execute dmitools.exe. The following messages show dmitools usage Compal DMI String Ft W Utility Verl .40 for 2006 03 14 DMITOOLS R I WP WS WU STRING IMPORTANT...