Main Unit Reassembly

Acer Aod150 Connect Wireless Card Wires

Reassembling the Mainboard, Uppercase, and Lowercase 2. Insert the PCMCIA dummy card back to the lower case. 2. Insert the PCMCIA dummy card back to the lower case. 3. Connect the USB FFC to the USB module and latch it well. 4. Place the USB module back to the lower case. 5. Secure the USB module with one screw. 6. Connect the USB FFC to the mainboard and latch it well. 5. Secure the USB module with one screw. 6. Connect the USB FFC to the mainboard and latch it well. 7. Connect the MDC cable...

Open View

1.3 megapixel web camera for video communication for select models Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displaying computer output. Internal microphone for sound recording. For use with Acer Arcade and other media playing programs. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Click buttons Left, center and right The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button. Comfortable support area for...

Advanced Settings

Alarm Load Defaults Power Button and Password About 0 Enable Action for Low Battery -Action for Low Battery Notification Method Action after Alarm Run Program 0 Enable Action for Critical Battery Action for Critical Battery Alarm Level Notification Method Action after Alarm Run Program

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. If the symptom is not listed, see Undetermined Problems on page 109. 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 m during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen . The...

Removing the Memory and Wireless Card Remove the Memory

Aspire 1360 Wireless Card

Press the latch on left and right side to pop out the memory and remove it. 1. Press the latch on left and right side to pop out the memory and remove it. 1. Disconnect the wireless antenna from the wireless card. 1. Disconnect the wireless antenna from the wireless card. 2. Remove the two screws securing the wireless card. 3. Remove the wireless card from the mainboard. 2. Remove the two screws securing the wireless card. 3. Remove the wireless card from the mainboard.

Touchpad Basics

Trackpad Travelmate 4670

TravelMate 4670 4270 4210 Aspire 5670 5620 Move your finger across the touchpad to move the cursor. Press the left 1 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 the 4-way scroll 3 button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of...

Set Supervisor User Password

If password on boot is required, the password must be set otherwise it cannot be enabled. The formats of the password are as follows Length No more than 8 characters Characters 0-9,A-Z not case sensitive While these fields are highlighted and press Enter, a window similar to the following is shown Set SupervisorPassword Enter New Password If there is an old password then setup will prompt with the following window instead and a current password will be required to be entered at first User can...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

The flowchart on the succeeding page 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.

Lock keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad

The keyboard has four lock keys which you can toggle on and off. The compuLgjRSSy res threEJSMjPQOn s, each with its own status indicator light. W lt F5 SJF1EB ck is on, all alphabetic characters are typed in u IDflSBSdaiuSS gle on afflflH OUo ssing the Caps LKHMgOIHrafti e left side of the keyboard. When Num Lock is on, the embedded keyboard is in numeric mode. S SF ion as a calcu lt SB BS mplete with the arithmEFi H operators ,-, , and . Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data...

Acer Grid Vistadualdisplay compatible

Launch Manager Acer 4315

To enable the dual momtffljSatiire of your notebook, firstHSS t nCOmOgpQQQii DjBfflim ted, then, SetsyKgSt, Control Panel, Display and click on SettinRJ elect 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 settingEXgenQgQ iWinROWSndeSke Themes Desktop Screen 5aver Appearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors. Themes Desktop Screen...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Remove the four screw caps from the LCD module. 2. Remove the four screw securing the LCD bezel. NOTE For LCD module with CCD, please refer to following steps. 1. Remove the six screw caps for the LCD module. 2. Remove the six screws securing the LCD module. 4. Remove the 13 screws securing the LCD panel. 5. For LCD with CCD, remove the 11 screws securing the LCD panel. 5. For LCD with CCD, remove the 11 screws securing the LCD panel. 7. DIsconnect the inverter cables from the inverter board...

Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. Removable data devices - includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. Optical drive deivces - includes any kind of CD-ROM or...

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt NMI Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM. 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 RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus Enable cache before system BIOS shadow Advanced configuration of...

Acer eData Security Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protexts your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows explorer as a shell extension for quick and Acer eDataSecunty Management Acer eLock Management Acer ePeitormance Management Acer eRecovery Management Acer eSettings Management Acer eNst Management Acer ePower Management Acei ePiessntation Management easy data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file...

Easy Launch Buttons

Acer Travelmate 4210

Located at the upper-right, above the keyboard are four easy-launch buttons. They are User-Programmable Button, Mail, Web Browser, Acer Empowering Key from left to right. TravelMate 4670 4270 4210 Aspire 5670 5620 TravelMate 4670 4270 4210 Aspire 5670 5620 Acer Empowering Technology User-programmable Internet browser User -programmable Email application User-programmable

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Epower Management

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. Acer eRecovery Management backs up recovers data...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Plastic flat head screw driver 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. When you...

Acer ePerformance Management

Acer Eperformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance Memory optimization - releases unused memory and check usage. Disk optimization - removes unneeded items and files. Speed optimization - improves the usability and performance of your Windows XP system.

Index of SymptomtoFRUError Message

Next, enter BIOS utility to running Load Default Settings then reboot the system. Keyboard if the brightness function key doesn't work . Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Keyboard if the brightness function key doesn't work . LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs correctly HDD CD-ROM active indicators cannot work HDD CD-ROM drive Device driver Main board...

Front View

Interfaces with infrared devices for TravelMate 4270 4670 Series Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman . Accepts inputs from ext mMfflgHfipmiO Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support cBmS l f a J l MBftiBnie-out devices e.g., speakers, headphones Accepts Memory Stick MS , Memory Stick PRO MS PRO , MultiMediaCard MMC , Secure Digital SD and xD-Picture Card xD for TravelMate...

Hotkeys

Acer Aspire Hotkeys

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 hotkeys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. This key will cause a help message to appear on the display device that describes the definition and functionality of the unit hot keys. Launches the Acer eSetting in Acer Empowering Technology. See Acer Empowering Technology Launches the...

Removing the Bluetooth Module

5920g Bluetooth Module

Remove the screw securing the Bluetooth module. 2. Remove the Bluetooth connector from the mainboard. 3. Remove the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth wire groove. 3. Remove the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth wire groove. 4. Remove the Bluetooth module from the main unit. 5. Remove the two screws securing the Bluetooth bracket. 6. Remove the Bluetooth module from the Bluetooth bracket. 7. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module.

Indicators

Acer Aspire 5535 Front Panel Indicators

YourHHffi uter provides DflgnfinQori ree indicators located above the keyboard, in addition to four indicators positioned at the front panel. These indicators show the status of the computer and its component. The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is clos em nPQgnllR hen Caps Lock is activated. Lights upwhen Num Lock is activated. Indicate when the hard disk drive is active. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication....

Removing the TV Tuner Heatsink Module CPU and HDD Module

Release the six screws securing the heatsink cover. The six screws are attached to the heatsink cover 2. Lift the heatsink cover up and remove it. Remove the TV Tuner Card for selected models 1. Disconnect the TV tuner cable and antenna from the TV tuner card. 2. Press the left and right latch to release the TV tuner card. 1. Disconnect the TV tuner cable and antenna from the TV tuner card. 2. Press the left and right latch to release the TV tuner card. 3. Disconnect the TV tuner cable and...

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's HDD. User-created backups are stored on D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with Recovery of applications and drivers. Back up to HDD set recovery point . Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the HDD most recent user-defined recovery point ....

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 5670 Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . Please also note that there are some common parts for Aspire 5620, TravelMate 4210 4270 4670 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...

Right View

Travel Mate 4270

Connects to one Type II CardBus PC Card. Accepts one ExpressCard 34 module for TravelMate 4670 Series Connect to Universal Serial Bus USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. for TravelMate 4270 4670 Series Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

CPU type Intel Pentium M YonahProcessor dual core at 1.66 2.33 GHz or higher Intel Pentium M Yonah Processor single core at 1.66 1.83 GHz higher Intel Celeron M Yonah Processosr 430 420 410 CPU package uFCPGA Intel 945GM ICH7M Intel 945PM ICH7M PCMCIA card reader 1394 controller You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as they match the above specifications. 10 100 1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet connection Broadcom 5787 5789 PCI-E GbE Broadcom 5788E PCI GbE for selected model...

Disassembling the Main Unit into Upper Case and Lower Case

Acer Aspire 7520 Lcd Wiring

Disconnect the power cable from the mainboard. 1. Remove the three screws securing the middle cover on the rear panel. 3. Release the clasp of middle cover and remove the middle cover from the main unit. 3. Release the clasp of middle cover and remove the middle cover from the main unit. 4. Remove the two screws securing the keyboard. 4. Remove the two screws securing the keyboard. 6. Unlatch the keyboard FFC latch and remove the keyboard from the main unit. 6. Unlatch the keyboard FFC latch...

Reassembling the LCD Module

Connect the LCD cable to the LCD panel. 2. Place the tape on the LCD cable. 3. Place the right LCD bracket back to the LCD panel 4. Secure the right LCD bracket with the two screws. 3. Place the right LCD bracket back to the LCD panel 4. Secure the right LCD bracket with the two screws. 5. Place the left LCD bracket back to the LCD panel 6. Secure the left LCD bracket with the two screws. 7. Place the LCD panel back to the LCD cover. 8. Place the inverter board back to the LCD module and...

Remove the Mainboard

Mainboard Acer Travelmate 4280

Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard. Remove the screw securing the USB module. Remove the screw securing the USB module. 8. Remove the USB module from the lower case. 9. Unlatch the latch and disconnect the USB FFC from the USB module. 9. Unlatch the latch and disconnect the USB FFC from the USB module. 10. Remove the PCMCIA dummy card from the lower case. 11. Remove the mainboard from the lower case. 12. This completes the main unit disassembly. NOTE For models with CIR board...

Index of Error Messages

See Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 94 System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system, then reboot system. Run BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery Main baord Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Main board Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A are properly identified. Dikette...

Acer Aspire 7520 Display Does Not Illuminate

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems. NOTE The diagnostic tests are intended to test this model. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Duplicate symptom and obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible. 2. Distinguish symptom. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating the same operation. 3. Disassemble and assemble the unit...