Replacing the Upper Cover

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, front edge 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 four FFC cables to the mainboard. 3. Reconnect the four FFC cables to the mainboard. 4....

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the < Fn> key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Launches Acer eSettings Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both. Turns the...

Memory

DEBUG_BIOS equ 1 Check for DRAM initialization interrupt and reset fail Verify all DIMMs are DDR3 and unbuffered Detect an improper warm reset and handle Detect if ECC SO-DIMMs are present in the system Verify all DIMMs are single or double sided and not asymmetric Verify all DIMMs are x8 or x16 width Find a common CAS latency between the DIMMS and the MCH Determine the memory frequency and CAS latency to program Determine the smallest common TRAS for all DIMMs Determine the smallest common TRP...

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 Vista Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows Vista 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....

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU). NOTE Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer. NOTE Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. (See Power On Issue on page 146.) 2. Visually check them...

Disassembly Requirements

To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge NOTE The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.

Replacing the CPU

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

IMPORTANT The CPU has a Pin1 locator that must be positioned corresponding to the marker on the CPU socket. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place.

Info

Web Camera Icon

Web camera for video communication (only for certain models). Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD), displays computer output (Configuration may vary by models). Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. For entering data into your computer. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that light up to show the status of the computer's...

BDS Specific action

Initialize SMM Private Data and relocate BSP SMBASE Report every memory range do the hard ware ECC init Report status code of every memory range Notify pci bus driver starts to program the resource Report that the remote terminal is being disabled Report that the remote terminal is being enabled Report that the usb keyboard is being enabled Report that the mouse is being enabled Peripheral removable media reset (ex IsaFloppy, USB device) Report Status Code here for DXE_ENTRY_POINT once it is...

I

Receives signals from a remote control Accepts Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MultiMediaCardplus (MMCplus ), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO), and xD-Picture Card. Note Push to remove install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time.

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 MIC Module

Replace the MIC Module in the LCD casing. 2. Run the cable as shown and replace the adhesive IMPORTANT Ensure that the cable runs as shown in the hinge well area to avoid trapping. IMPORTANT Ensure that the cable runs as shown in the hinge well area to avoid trapping. 1. Run the right side Antenna cable as shown in the 2. Run the cable as shown and replace the adhesive hinge well to avoid trapping. strip. 3. Run the cable along the edge of the casing using all available cable clips. 4. Run the...

IO interface

6-in-1 card reader (SD MMC MMCplus MS MS PRO xD) NOTE If you plug an eSATA device you will have two USB ports available in the mean time. Consumer infrared (CIR) port HDMI port with HDCP support* External display (VGA) port Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support* Microphone-in jack Line-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port Modem (RJ-11) port DC-in jack for AC adapter

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire 4937 Series. 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...

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. The following messages show dmitools usage dmitools r > Read dmi string from memory dmitools wm xxxx > Write manufacturer name to...

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of functions < > Open or close the Start menu < > + < D> Display the desktop < > + < E> Open Windows Explore < > + < F> Search for a file or folder < > + < G>...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. H fre jjfjf rilifi llj'w tfjno 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 < Fn> + < F12> When Scroll Lock is on,...

Communication

Acer Video Conference, featuring Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam* Optional Acer Xpress VoIP phone* Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 5300* Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5150 5350* WPAN Bluetooth 2.0+Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)* LAN Gigabit Ethernet Wake-on-LAN ready Modem 56K ITU V.92 Wake-on-Ring ready

Using the System Utilities

Acer Bio-Protection (only for certain models) Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution is a multi-purpose fingerprint software package integrated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Utilizing the uniqueness of one's fingerprint features, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution has incorporated protection against unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management with Password Bank, easy music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch, secure Internet favorites via...

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four...

Removing a Password

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Press Enter twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to Clear. 4. When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Replacing the Mainboard

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. 2. Ensure the screw socket is aligned. Replace the single securing screws as shown. NOTE Make sure the I O ports are positioned correctly through the lower cover, and the screw sockets are visible through the mainboard. 3. Replace the RJ-11 cable in the retaining clip on the Mainboard.

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. NOTE 1. Charging The battery light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode.

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

Acer Aspire 4937 Lcd Disassembly

See Removing the LCD Module on page 74. 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 101. 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...

Touchpad Basics with fingerprint reader

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader Move your finger across the touchpad 1 to move the cursor. Press the left 2 and right 4 buttons located beneath the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the same as clicking the left button. Use Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader 3 supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function...

Removing the Finger Print Reader

Composant Video Aspire 4937g

NOTE Only the Discrete SKU supports Finger Print Reader technology. 1. See Removing the Upper Base on page 79. 2. Remove the single securing screw on the bracket. 3. Lift the bracket clear of the casing. 3. Lift the bracket clear of the casing. 1. See Removing the Upper Base on page 79. 2. Lift the FFC, as shown, to disengage the adhesive. 3. Open the FFC locking latch as shown and remove the FFC. 4. Remove the two screws from the TouchPad Bracket and remove it from the casing. 5. Remove the...

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart

4730z Battery Disassembly

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. 2. Slide the battery lock unlock latch to the unlock position. 3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position 1 , then lift out the battery pack from the main unit 2...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Acer Aspire 5630 Bios Battery

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 4937 Series. Aspire 4937 Series 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...

Replacing the USB Board

Insert the USB Board into the casing, ensuring that 2. Run the cable along the casing and insert it into the the USB Port is accessible through the case. FFC connector. 3. Lock the connector and press down on the FFC 4. Ensure the locating pins is correctly seated and cable to secure it on the casing. replace the single securing screw. 1. Insert the Media Board FFC through the Upper 2. Slide the Media Board in the direction of the arrow Base as shown, a place the board in the bay. to engage...

Easy Launch Buttons

Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Enables disables the wireless function. Internet browser user-Programmable Email application user-Programmable Enables disables...

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.

Replacing the Thermal Module

Aspire 4937 Fan

WARNING To prevent damage to the Thermal Module or the CPU, hold the Thermal Module by both ends at the same time. IMPORTANT If the replacement Thermal Module does not include the thermal protection pad shown below, reuse the original thermal protection pad with the new Thermal Module. 1. Align and place the Thermal Module in the on the 2. Remove the four screws from the Thermal Module mainboard as shown. numerically, from 1 to 4. 3. Connect fan cable to the mainboard as shown. 3. Connect fan...

BIOS Flash Utilities

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers XMS, EMS, DPMI when you use the Phlash. NOTE Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash...

Aspire Series FRU List

ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFJ ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB BFJG OBL ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBGF ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBGE OBL BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KMAH SANYO SA 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KMAH SONY SY SY 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KMAH PANASONIC PA PA 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KAH SIMPRO SP LG 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KAH SIMPLO SP PA 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KAH SIMPRO SP SM 3S2P W L CARD INTEL 1X2 512AN_MMWG SIN PHI FCC IC W L CARD INTEL 1X2...

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...

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 problem arises. To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....

Common Problems

Internal Repair Acer Aspire 4315

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...

Internal Speaker Failure

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...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Acer Aspire Bios 5720 2010

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method Remove HDD Password When the user keys in the wrong password three times, the system reports the following error code to user. To unlock the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. Press Enter to display the Select Item screen. 2. Select Enter Unlock Password and press Enter. An Unlock Password displays. 3. Make a note of the key, 76943488 in the example. 4. Boot up the system and open a DOS prompt. 5. Enter the UnlockHD.EXE command...

Removing the Express Card dummy card

Odd Bracket

Push the ExpressCard all the way in to eject the ExpressCard dummy. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 54. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 55. 3. See Removing the ExpressCard dummy card on page 56. 4. Loosen the five captive screws in the covers as shown. 1. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 57. 2. Disconnect the two antenna cables. 1. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 57. 2. Push out the release latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM module. 4....

DOS Flash Utility

Insydeh2o Setup Utility Rev

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. Information Main Advanced Security Power 2. IDE1 Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S 4. Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent Use lt t gt or to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu 3....

How To Reformat Acer 4937

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Quick Boot Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery SATA Mode Enabled Enabled Disabled Enabled ACHI This is the help for the hour field. Valid range is from 0 to 23. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the...

What Is Ide0 St9160310as

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. Information Main Advanced Security Power 2. IDE1 Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S 4. Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent 2. IDE1 Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S 4. Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent Use lt t gt or to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list....

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.

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

Acer Aspire 3690 Switch Cover

Remove External Modules before proceeding 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 54. 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. 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 tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause...

Replacing the WLAN Module

Wifi Antenna Acer Aod150

Insert the WLAN board into the WLAN socket. 2. Replace the two screws to secure the module. 3. Connect the two antenna cables to the module. NOTE The White cable goes to the upper terminal and the black cable to the lower terminal. IMPORTANT Ensure that the cabling is replaced as shown to avoid trapping when the covers are replaced.

Power

Acer Insydeh20 Setup Utility

The Power screen allows the user to configure CPU and power management options. Platform Power Management Break Event Platform Power Management Break Event These items control various CPU paramaters. F1 Help ti Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Default ESC Exit lt gt Select Menu Enter Select Submenu F10 Save and Exit The table below describes the items, menus, and submenus in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Enter the Advanced CPU...

Advanced

The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the various advanced BIOS options. IMPORTANT Making incorrect settings to items on these pages may cause the system to malfunction. Unless you have experience adjusting these items, we recommend that you leave these settings at the default values. If making settings to items on these pages causes your system to malfunction or prevents the system from booting, open BIOS and choose Load Optimal Defaults in the Exit menu to boot up normally....

Changing a Password

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. 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 can enable the Password on boot parameter. 6. When you are...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. NOTE The following sub-options are all requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed out if the user password was used to enter setup. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Mobile Penryn uPGA, Socket P, 6M L2, FSB 800 1066MHz see Processor Specification below for more information Intel Cantiga GM 800 1066MHz FSB supported Intel Cantiga PM 800 1066MHz FSB supported ICH9-M Intel Cantiga PM GM 667 800 1066MHz FSB supported ICH9-M Integrated VGA solution for CANTIGA GM On board VGA card for CANTIGA PM REALTEK ALC888S-VC for High Definition Audio Codec with Dolby Digital Live Throttling 50 On 100 C Off 90 C OS Shut down 105 C H W Shut down 96 C Suspend to RAM S3...