Removing the LCD Module

IMPORTANT The LCD Module cannot be disassembled outside of factory conditions. If any part of the LCD Module is faulty, such as the camera, antenna or LCD panel, the whole module must be replaced. 1. See Removing the Upper Cover on page 63. 2. Remove the adhesive tapes securing the Antenna cables in place. 3. Pull the Antenna cables through the cover as shown. Ensure that the Antennas are completely free from the cover. 5. Remove the USB Board cable from the cable clips as shown. 5. Remove the...

Chipset POST Codes

The following table details the chipset POST codes and functions used in the POST. The following table details the chipset POST codes and functions used in the POST. Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) Initialize chipset with initial POST values Initialize caches to initial POST values Load alternate registers with initial POST values Restore CPU control word during warm boot Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices Initialize cache before memory autosize Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller...

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.

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is Set User Password Set HDD Password Power on password Install or Change the password and the length of password must be less than eight words. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Shows the setting...

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...

Exit

The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility. Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Help Select Item Hgj B Change Values RB Setup Default Exit jSplppt Menu Eyjfl Select SubMenu JJ Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP...

Removing the CPU

Acer 1360 Cpu

See Removing the Thermal Module on page 98. 2. Turn the securing screw 180 to release the CPU from the socket. 3. Remove the CPU from the socket as shown. IMPORTANT The pins on the underside of the CPU are very delicate. If they are damaged, the CPU may malfunction. Place the CPU on a clean, dry surface when it is not installed.

Removing the Speaker Module

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 63. 2. Lift the mylar covering to expose the Speaker cable as shown. 3. Remove the Speaker cable from the cable channel as shown. 4. Remove the four securing screws from the Speaker module. 5. Using both hands, lift the Speaker Module upward to remove it from the Upper Cover.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 5940G 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...

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...

Replacing the LCD Module

IMPORTANT The LCD Module cannot be disassembled outside of factory conditions. If any part of the LCD Module is faulty, such as the camera, antenna or LCD panel, the whole module must be replaced. 1. Align the LCD hinges with the Lower Cover screw holes and replace the LCD Module. 1. Align the LCD hinges with the Lower Cover screw holes and replace the LCD Module. IMPORTANT Ensure that the cables pass through the Hinge Wells as shown to avoid trapping when the Upper Cover is replaced. 2....

Replacing the Vgamxm Card

NOTE The following procedure outlines the installation steps for models supporting VGA Cards. The procedure for MXM Cards requires two screws, though the remaining steps are identical. 1. Insert the card in to the Mainboard connector as 2. Replace the single screw securing the card to the shown. Mainboard. NOTE MXM cards are secured with and additional screw as indicated by the green callout. NOTE MXM cards are secured with and additional screw as indicated by the green callout.

Removing the Thermal Module

See Removing the Mainboard on page 95. 2. Disconnect the fan cable from the Mainboard. 3. Remove the single screw securing the Fan to the Mainboard green callout . 4. Remove the four securing screws in reverse numerical order from screw 4 to screw 1 from the Thermal Module red callout .

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. Information Main Advanced Security Power Boot Exit 2. IDE1 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20N 4. Network Boot MBA v11.0.3 Slot 0500 Use lt t gt or lt 4 gt 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 Help y...

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 lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the keyboard backlight on or off.

Touch Pad Basics with fingerprint reader

Bio Protection Acer

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...

Replacing the Bluetooth Module

Acer 6930 Bluetooth Module

Connect the Bluetooth cable to the module as shown. 2. Place the module in the Lower Cover. Ensure that the module is seated correctly on the locating pins. f ' p. tgsj I p j - I -- 3. Run the cable along the cable channel as shown, and connect it to the Mainboard. 3. Run the cable along the cable channel as shown, and connect it to the Mainboard.

Removing the Volume Control Board

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 63. 2. Lift the Volume Control Board FFC away from the Upper Cover to detach the adhesive. 3. Remove the two screws securing the board to the Upper Cover. 4. Lift the board clear of the Upper Cover. 4. Lift the board clear of the Upper Cover.

Using Boot Sequence Selector

The Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changed 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...

Main

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Help n Select Item Exit Select Menu Change Values Setup Default Select SubMenu BaflM Save and Exit 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 system time. The hours are displayed with 24hour format. Format HH...

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

How Remove Hard Disk Aspire 5542

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 51. 2. Use the pull-tab to lift the HDD and disconnect the interface. 3. Lift the hard disk drive module out of the bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 4. Remove the vertical interface connector as shown. 5. Remove the four screws two each side securing the hard disk to the carrier. 5. Remove the four screws two each side securing the hard disk to the carrier.

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...

Removing the MIC Board

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 63. 2. Remove the adhesive tape securing the MIC cable to the Upper Cover. 3. Remove the MIC cable from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips. 3. Remove the MIC cable from the cable channel as shown. Ensure that the cable is free from all cable clips. 4. Lift the MIC Board clear of the Upper Cover as shown. 4. Lift the MIC Board clear of the Upper Cover as shown.

Replacing the CPU

IMPORTANT The CPU has a Pin1 locator that must be positioned corresponding to the marker on the CPU socket. 1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down CPU side up , and place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 1. Carefully turn the mainboard upside down CPU side up , and place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 2. Turn the securing screw 180 to secure the CPU in the socket. 2. Turn the securing screw 180 to secure the CPU...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Throttling 50 On 95 C Off 86 C OS shut down at 100 C H W shut down at 92 C Auburndale Throttling 50 On 100 C Off 86 C OS shut down at 100 C H W shut down at 92 C DOS Mode Throttling 50 On 95 C Off 86 C OS shut down at 100 C H W shut down at 92 C Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot-keys for system control ACPI 2.0 compliance with Intel Speed Step Support C1, C2, C3, C4 and S3, S4 for mobile CPU DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable asset tag Support Win Flash Wake on LAN from S3...

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Help Select Item 5 99 Change Values RB Setup Default Exit JspIpc Menu gfl3U Select SubMenu JJ Save and Exit Help Select Item 5 99 Change Values RB Setup Default Exit JspIpc Menu gfl3U Select SubMenu JJ Save and Exit NOTE The system information is subject to different models. NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. This field shows the speed...

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. ACPI...

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...

Front View

Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output configuration may vary by models . For entering data into your computer. Launches Acer Backup Management for three-step data backup. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication only certain models . Enables disables the wireless LAN function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Indicates when the...

Removing the Keyboard

Acer Aspire 5735z

Locate the five securing clips on the top edge of the Keyboard. 2. Starting with the central clip, release all five securing clips by pressing down with a suitable plastic tool. 4. Rotate the Keyboard upward away from the Upper Cover and place it face down on the TouchPad area. 4. Rotate the Keyboard upward away from the Upper Cover and place it face down on the TouchPad area. 5. Open the Keyboard backlight FFC connector and disconnect the FFC. 5. Open the Keyboard backlight FFC connector...

Removing the Vgamxm Card

Acer Aspire 5940g Motherboard

NOTE The following procedure outlines the removal steps for models supporting VGA Cards. The procedure for MXM Cards requires the removal of two screws, though the remaining steps are identical. 1. See Removing the Mainboard on page 95. 2. Remove the single screw securing the VGA Card to the Mainboard. NOTE MXM cards are secured with and additional screw as indicated by the green callout. 3. Remove the VGA Card from the Mainboard connector. 3. Remove the VGA Card from the Mainboard connector.

Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password

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 done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following....

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 G Series FRU List

Lan Intel WLAN 512AN HMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 895373 Lan Intel WLAN 512AG HMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 897072 Lan Intel WLAN 533AN HMWG Shirley Peak MM 895401 Foxconn Bluetooth BRM 2046 BT2.1 T60H928.33 f w 861 SWITCH BOARD W FFC - BT, WLAN, REPLICATE FUNCTION DVB-T Mini-card TT-1260DA w DiBCOM DIB7070P DiB0700C rev.D DVB-T Mini-card TT-1281DA w DiBCOM DIB7770 Keyboard ACER AC4B SM50 Internal 14 Standard 86KS Black US International Backlit Keyboard ACER AC4B SM50 Internal 14 Standard 86KS Black...

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 ....

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Travelmate 7730 Gap Jumper

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 5940G Series. Aspire 5940G 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...