External Mouse Failure

If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See the mouse user manual. 3. If the mouse uses a USB connection, try an alternate USB port. 4. Try an alternative program to verify mouse operation. Reinstall the program experiencing mouse failure. 6. Remove any recently added hardware and associated software. 7. Remove any recently added...

Random Loss of BIOS Settings

If the computer is experiencing intermittent loss of BIOS information, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. If the computer is more than one year old, replace the CMOS battery. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. If the computer is experiencing HDD or ODD BIOS information loss, disconnect and reconnect the power and data cables between devices. If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables....

Replacing the Switch Cover

Place the Switch Cover on the Upper Case as shown. 2. Press down both sides of the Switch Cover to snap it into place. Continue to press down as shown to correctly seat the Switch Cover on the Upper Cover. Continue to press down as shown to correctly seat the Switch Cover on the Upper Cover. IMPORTANT The left and right Hinge Covers are shaped differently and marked L and R on the inside. Ensure that the correct cover is used during reassembly. 1. Align the Hinge Covers screw hole side up and...

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. Remove the two screw caps and screws from the Hinge Covers. 3. Slide the covers off the hinges in the direction of the arrows. IMPORTANT The left and right Hinge Covers are shaped differently and marked L and R on the inside. Ensure that the correct cover is used during reassembly. CAUTION Using metal tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. It is recommended that only fingers or a plastic pry are used to remove the...

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...

Replacing the Mainboard

Skema Acer 4540

Ensure that the Mainboard is face up. Place the Mainboard in the chassis, left hand edge first to allow the I O Ports through the casing, then lower it into place. Be sure to align the securing pins and slide the RJ-11 cable through the groove in the main board as shown 2. Insert the single securing screw. NOTE Make sure the I O ports are positioned correctly through the lower cover, and the screw sockets are visible through the mainboard. IMPORTANT Follow local regulations for disposal of...

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

Travelmate 4000 Disassembly

See Removing the LCD Module on page 62. 2. Remove the six screw caps and screws as shown. 3. Starting at the centre of the top edge, pry the inside of the bezel away from the screen. Work round the edges to pry the bezel away from the screen as shown. 4. Lift the bezel away from the panel. 1. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 87. 2. Remove the single screw from the Camera Bracket as shown. 3. Lift the Camera Bracket, right side first, clear of the casing. 3. Lift the Camera Bracket, right...

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Acer Travelmate 202t Hard Disk

Place the HDD carrier on the HDD. 2. Replace the four securing screws two each side . 3. Place the HDD Module in the HDD bay as shown and slide it in the direction of the arrow to connect the interface. 1. Insert the DIMM Module flush with the connector and press down to lock in place. 1. Insert the DIMM Module flush with the connector and press down to lock in place.

Replacing the Touch Pad Bracket

Acer 5738zg Touchpad

Place the TouchPad in the casing. 3. Replace the adhesive strip for the TouchPad Bracket. 3. Replace the adhesive strip for the TouchPad Bracket. 5. Run the cable along the Bracket and press down to secure it in place. 5. Run the cable along the Bracket and press down to secure it in place.

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,...

Replacing the Thermal Module

Thermal Pad Eapus

WARNING To prevent damage to the Thermal Module or the CPU, hold the Thermal Module by both ends at the same time. IMPORTANT Ensure all heat pads thermal compound are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal pads are approved for use The following thermal compounds are approved for use 1. Remove all traces of thermal grease or pads from the CPU using a lint-free cloth or cotton swab and Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetone, or other approved cleaning agent. 2. Apply thermal...

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. Create by Rockwell Chuang 10 81 2005. BS 1 Floppy gt lUardDisk gt CD-ROM BS 2 MardDisk gt CD-ROK J gt LflN BS 3 f CD-ROM 3 S HardDiskJ gt LflN BS 4 i LflN gt Floppy gt HardDiskl 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence, for example, enter BS2 to change the boot sequence...

Removing the WLAN Module

Acer 4540 Motherboard Wlan Cable

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 46. 2. Remove the adhesive tape securing the Antenna cables in place. 3. Disconnect the two Antenna cables from the WLAN Module. NOTE The white Antenna cable connects to the upper J2 terminal and the black Antenna cable to the lower J3 terminal. 4. Remove the two screws securing the WLAN Module to the Lower Cover.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 4540 4240. 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...

Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay. IDE0 WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0- S1 IDE1 MATSHITABD-CMB UJ130AS- S2 USB FDD Use lt t gt or lt t gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the List, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu. The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD Tigris UltraTurion-II, Turion-II, Athlon-II and Sempron ENE KB926 for Keyboard Controller, Battery management Unit Integrated VGA solution for RS880M M92M2-XT REALTEK ALC888 for High Definition Audio Code. Atheros AR8131-AL1E for Giga LAN Integrated VGA solution for RS880M M92M2-XT Atheros AR8131-AL1E for Giga LAN Throttling 50 On 95 C Off 87 C OS Shut down 100 C H W Shut down 92 C Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot-keys for system control DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 4540 4240. Aspire 4540 4240 provides one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If users set BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST or when...

DOS Flash Utility

Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility 1. Press F2 during boot to enter the Setup Menu. 2. Select Boot Menu to modify the boot priority order, for example, if using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move USB HDD to position 1. IDE0 WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0- S1 IDE1 MATSHITABD-CMB UJ130AS- S2 USB FDD Use lt t gt or lt t gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the List, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt...

Replacing the ODD Module

Align the ODD Bezel as shown and press it into place. Close the ODD drawer. 2. Align the ODD Bracket as shown and replace the securing screws. 2. Align the ODD Bracket as shown and replace the securing screws. 3. Push the ODD Module into the chassis as shown until the bezel is flush with the casing. 3. Push the ODD Module into the chassis as shown until the bezel is flush with the casing.

Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into the following stages External module 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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart

The flowchart below gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Internal Speaker Failure

Microphone Fail

If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a 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 device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks. There are no device conflicts. No hardware is listed...

HDD Not Operating Correctly

If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Disconnect all external devices. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. Run the Windows 7 Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows 7 Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer. b. When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD. c. The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next. d. Select...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk

BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous BIOS flashing process failed. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the...

Aspire FRU List

BATTERY SANYO AS-2007A LI-ION 3S2P SANYO 6 CELL 4400MAH MAIN COMMON NORMAL TYPE BATTERY SONY AS-2007A LI-ION 3S2P SONY 6 CELL 4400MAH MAIN COMMON NORMAL TYPE BATTERY PANASONIC AS-2007A LI-ION 3S2P PANASONIC 6 CELL 4400MAH MAIN COMMON PSS BATTERY SIMPLO AS-2007A LI-ION 3S2P PANASONIC 6 CELL 4400MAH MAIN COMMON PSS BATTERY SIMPLO AS-2007A LI-ION 3S2P LGC 6 CELL 4400MAH 2ND COMMON BATTERY SIMPLO AS-2007A LI-ION 3S2P SAMSUNG 6 CELL 4400MAH MAIN COMMON SDI 2.2MAH F TYPE Foxconn Bluetooth BRM 2046...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Aspire 4710 Bios Reset Jumper

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method Remove HDD Password If you key in the wrong HDD password three times, an error is generated along with an error code. Note down this code. To reset the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. In DOS mode, use the code generated previously to execute the command Unlock6.exe 09652 00 and then select option 2 to get the password. Note down the password, e.g. XXGL9XF C TOOLSsHDPW gt unlockB 89652 88 unlocliB.exe vl.l 2 May 2883 Choice what...

Replacing the Upper Cover

Acer Aspire 5538 Mainboard

WARNING Care must be taken when replacing the Upper Cover to prevent damage or stress to the surface. 1. Place the Upper Cover on the Lower Cover, top right side first, and lower it into place. 2. Starting with the sides, press down all around the perimeter of the cover to secure it in place. 2. Starting with the sides, press down all around the perimeter of the cover to secure it in place. 3. Reconnect the three FFC cables to the mainboard. 3. Reconnect the three FFC cables to the mainboard....