External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. IMPORTANT Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can damage to the drive. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. Check if the FDD Test is successful (pass). 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs with the internal diskette drive, reconnect the...

Undetermined Problems

Undetermined problems are those for which diagnostic tests cannot identify the cause. This may be a failure to detemine which adapter or device failed, which installed device is malfunctioning, a short circuit is suspected, or when the system is inoperative. IMPORTANT Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer, and that power supply to the computer is good. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU (do not isolate non-defective FRU). 2. Visually check the failing...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

This chapter gives you the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) listing in global configurations of Aspire 5910. 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...

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Interfaces with IR-aware (e.g. infrared printer, IR-aware computers and mobile phone). Your computer can transfer data at speeds of up to 4 Mbps at a distance of up to one meter. Connects to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse, USB camera). Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman). Accepts headphones or external speakers. Toggles the Bluetooth function on and off. Toggles the WLAN function on and off. Delivers High Definition (HD) audio output. Locks and releases the...

Touchpad Check

If the touchpad doesn't work, do the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the touchpad cable. After you use the touchpad, the pointer drifts on the screen for a short time. This self-acting pointer movement can occur when a slight, steady pressure is applied to the touchpad pointer. This symptom is not a hardware problem. No service actions are necessary if the pointer movement stops in a short period of time.

Removing the System Board

Disconnect the speaker cable from its system board connector (SPKR1). 2. Remove the single screw securing the system board to the lower case. 2. Remove the single screw securing the system board to the lower case. 3. Detach the system board from the upper case, then turn it over to gain access to the modem board. Proceed to the next section for instructions on how to remove the modem board.

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Acer Extensa 4220 Productivity Keys

Flashes green when there is hard drive activity. Lights up green when the Num Lock function is activated. Lights up green when the Caps Lock function is activated. Indicates the computer's power state. It lights up Green when the computer is powered on. Amber when the computer is in standby or hibernation mode. Indicates the battery charging state. It lights up Amber when the computer is charging. Green when battery charging is complete. Indicates the Bluetooth status. It lights up Green when...

POST Beep Codes

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 RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus Enable cache before system BIOS shadow RAM failure on data bits xxxx of high byte of memory bus Advanced...

Online Support Information

This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your TravelMate notebook. If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website at http global.acer.com support index. However some information sources will require a user ID and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan. Acer's Website offers you convenient...

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Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Secures the battery pack in position. Releases the battery pack for removal. Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. Provides anti-shock bump protection to the hard drive. Protects the external modules located on the system lower case. The computer has several status indicators for monitoring various system components and functions.

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is properly connected to its system board connector KB1 . If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Reconnect the keyboard cable. The following auxiliary input devices...

Appendix C

This section provides technical specifications for the system hardware components. North bridge 82945PM MCH South bridge 82801GBM GHM ICH7-M Intel Virtualization Technology T5500 does not support this technology Realtek ALC883 Azalia HD Audio Codec Broadcom NetLink BCM5787 Gigabit Ethernet Controller with PCI Express Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG Network Connection 4 GB 2 GB soDIMM installed in both DIMM slots The...

Hardware Diagnostic Procedure

IMPORTANT The diagnostic tests described in this chapter are only intended to test Acer products. Non-Acer products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses. 1. Obtain as much detail as possible about the presented failure symptoms. 2. Verify the symptoms by attempting to re-create the failure through diagnostic tests or by repeating the same condition that precedes the symptoms. 3. Refer the table below to determine which corrective action to...

System Disassembly

Acer Travelmate 5735z Bios Battery

This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting purposes. In performing the disassembly process, you will need the following tools Wrist-grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge The disassembly process is divided into three stages 1. External modules disassembly IMPORTANT The disassembly procedure described in this chapter is a gradual process, as illustrated in the flowcharts...

Test Compatible Components

This computer's compatibility is tested and verified by Acer's internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested for the Business, Home Basic, and and Home Premium editions of Microsoft's latest operating system Windows Vista. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the TravelMate 4520 series Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer...

POST Error Message

Whenever a non-fatal error occurs during POST, an error message describing the problem appears onscreen. These text messages are displayed in normal video white text on black background . It shows the details of The POST error message index in this section lists the error messages and their possible causes. The most likely cause is listed first. The listed error symptoms classified by function. NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU...

System Tour Features

Acer Extensa 4220 Productivity Keys

Your TravelMate 4520 is part of the Acer ProFile line of notebook computers. It provides superior computing performance and flexible usability in a classic matte black magnesium alloy casing. NOTE The features listed in this section is for your reference only. The exact configuration of your TravelMate computer depends on the model purchased. AMD Better by Design solution with the following features AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-50, TL-52, TL-56, TL-60, or TL-66 models Mobile...

System Utilities

Acer Aspire 5535 Com Senha Bios Reset

Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your system s Basic Input Output System BIOS . Since most systems are already properly configured and optimized, there is normally no need to run this utility. You will need to run this utility under the following conditions When changing the system configuration including Setting the system time and date Specifying the boot device sequence Configuring the power management modes Setting up system passwords or...

Memory Check

Memory errors might stop system operations, display error messages, or cause the system to hang up. Make sure that the DIMM is properly installed in its slot. A loose connection can cause an error. If the DIMM connection is correct, run the Doagmpstotics Test. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the Doagmpstotics program. 2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message window. To verify the cause of the power problem, power on the computer...

Travel Mate Series Model Configurations

This chapter provides features summary for each of the four TravelMate 4520 Series computer model configurations. System Internal Part Number 91.4U101.001G System Board Internal Part Number 55.4U101.001G 55.4U101.M01G Seagate 2.5 5400 rpm 80GB ST980811 Panasonic Super-Multi drive 12.7mm Tray DL 8X UJ-850 Delta 65W 1.7x5.5x11 SADP-65KB DFA LF System Internal Part Number 91.4U101.002G System Board Internal Part Number 55.4U101.001G 55.4U101.M01G Nanya DDRII 667 512MB 2 NT512T64UH8B0FN-3C WD 2.5...