External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the...

IO Ports

Two Type II or one Type III PC CardBus (PCMCIA) slot One RJ-11 modem jack (V.92, 56K) One RJ-45 network jack(Ethernet 10 100 Base-T) One parallel port (ECP EPP) One microphone-in jack (3.5mm mini jack) One headphone jack (3.5mm mini jack) LI Signal 1 L2 GND L3 Signal 2 L4 Signal 3 L5 VCC L6 Signal 4 FDD6035AL FDS FDS9412-U SI4 APL5508-18VC Note There is no 18 on this main board. SW1 (Please see Chapter 5 for its settings)

Confirm New Password [j

Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. IMPORTANT Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 4. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter. 5. When you are done, press g to save the...

Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Start button. Combinations with this key perform shortcut functions. Below m + Tab (Activates next taskbar button) shift + + M (Undoes Minimize All) * + R (Displays the Run dialog box) Opens a context menu (same as a right-click).

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 89. The...

Removing the Touchpad Cable

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 4. See Removing the Keyboard on page 61. 5. See Removing the Upper Case Assemly on page 63. 6. See Removing the Touchpad Board on page 64. 7. Remove the touchpad scroll key then remove the touchpad cable. 1. See Removing the Battery on page 50. Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. Removing the Keyboard on page 61. Removing the Middle Cover Hook Fan on page 61. Removing...

Embedded numeric keypad

The embedded numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad. It is indicated by small characters located on the upper right corner of the keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. Type numbers using embedded keypad in a normal manner. Cursor-control keys on embedded keypad Hold Shift while using cursor-control keys. Hold Fn while using cursor-control keys. Hold Fn while typing letters on embedded keypad. Type the letters in a...

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. Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Press Enter to set the user password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set,...

Removing the IO Port Bracket

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 61. 4. See Removing the Upper Case Assemly on page 63. 5. See Removing the Middle Cover Hook Fan on page 61. 6. See Removing the Thermal Module on page 62. 7. See Removing the VGA Thermal Plate on page 64. 8. See Removing the CPU Heatsink Plate on page 65. 9. See Removing the Second Fan Bracket on page 65. 10. See Removing the ODD Module(2) on page 66. 11. See Removing the HDD...

Power System Check

To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources 2. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. 3. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack then check that power is supplied by the battery pack. If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list Check the Power Adapter on page 75 Check the Battery Pack on page 76 Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer...

Removing the Second Fan Bracket

Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. Removing the LCD Module on page 55. Removing the RTC Battery on page 61. Removing the Middle Cover Hook Fan on page 61. Removing the Thermal Module on page 62. Remove the four screws that fasten the second fan bracket then remove the bracket.

Hot Keys

The computer employs hot keys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen contrast and brightness, volume output and the BIOS Utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the Fn key before pressing the other key in the hot key combination. Displays a list of the hotkeys and their functions. Accesses the notebook configuration utility. Switches the power management scheme used by the computer (function available if supported by operating system). Switches display...

Removing the LCD Hinges

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 54. 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 57. 6. See Removing the Inverter Board (15 LCD) on page 57. 7. See Removing the 15 TFT LCD on page 58. 8. Remove the screw holding the right hinge, then remove the right hinge. 9. Remove the screw holding the left hinge, then remove the left hinge.

Memory check

Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program (please refer to main board. 2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message window. NOTE Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.

Left view

Supports two Type II or one Type III CardBus PC Card(s). Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs depending on the optical drive type. Interfaces with infrared devices (e.g., infrared printer, IR-aware computer). Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical drive tray from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. There is a mechancial eject button on the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject...

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,...

Table of Contents

Removing the Removing the Thermal Removing the Installing the Removing the Upper Case Removing the Touchpad Board Removing the Touchpad Cable Removing the VGA Thermal Plate Removing the CPU Heatsink Removing the Second Fan Bracket Removing the ODD Module(1) Removing the ODD Module(2) Removing the HDD Bracket Removing the Main Board Removing the DC Removing the I O Port Removing the PCMCIA Removing the Speaker System Upgrade Base Unit to Wireless Unit System Check External Diskette Drive Check...

Launch Keys

Located at the top of the keyboard are six buttons. These buttons are called lauch keys. They are designated as mail button, Web browser button, P1, P2, Bluetooth and Wireless buttons. The Wireless and Bluetooth buttons cannot be set by the user. To set the other four launch keys, run the Acer Launch Manager. Launches Internet browser application Enables your 802.11b g Wireless LAN.

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 cables. 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.

Front View

Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD) provides visual output. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) that turn on and off to show the status of the computer and its functions and components. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Click buttons & 4-way scroll key The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons, the center button serves as a scroll up down button. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions...

Special keys Lock keys

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. When ESS 1 is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. When ffi 1 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. When H is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the up or down arrow keys...

Online Support Information

This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems. 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. However some information sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan. Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you...

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work . Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed. LCD inverter ID LCD inverter LCD cable LCD Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs...

Laptop Display Dim Acer 1520

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Advanced Security Boot Exit l System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot Power on Display LCD Auto Dim Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Enabled Auto Enabled Enabled Disabled Enabled Shows system base memo Shows extended memory VGA memory size lt Enter gt selects field. ry size BHelp n Select Item...

Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test

AMD Athlon 64 DTR 3400 AMD Athlon 64 DTR 3000 AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M 3000 AMD Sempron 3000 AMD Sempron 2800 Nanya NT256D64SH8BAGM-6K .14u Samsung M470L3224FT0-CB3 .13u Infineon HYS64D32020HDL-6-C 32x64 .11u G Micron MT8VDDT3264HDG-335F4 .11u 512MB Infineon HYS64D64020GBDL-6-C .11u B Micron MT8VDDT6464HDG-335C1 .11u 512Mb Samsung M470L6524BT0-CB300 512Mb Samsung LTN154X1-L02 HITACHI TX39D85VC1FAA low cost CMO N154I1-L09 low cost AUO B154EW01 V.5 low cost AUO B141XG10 CMO N141XB-L01 Toppoly...

Index of Error Messages

Equipment Configuration Error Causes 1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error THe causes will be shown before Equipment Configuration Error Memory Error at xxxx xxxx xxxxh R xxxxh, W xxxxh In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system, no message will show. In this situation BIOS will shut down system, not show message. Reconnect hard disk drive connector. Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Hard disk drive System board see...

Removing the DC Board

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 61. 4. See Removing the Upper Case Assemly on page 63. 5. See Removing the Middle Cover Hook Fan on page 61. 6. See Removing the Thermal Module on page 62. 7. See Removing the VGA Thermal Plate on page 64. 8. See Removing the CPU Heatsink Plate on page 65. 9. See Removing the Second Fan Bracket on page 65. 10. See Removing the ODD Module 2 on page 66. 11. See Removing the...

Removing the LCD Coaxial Cable

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 54. 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 57. 6. See Removing the Inverter Board 15 LCD on page 57. 7. See Removing the 15 TFT LCD on page 58. 8. Tear off the mylar fastening the LCD coaxial cable, then disconnect the coaxial cable.

Removing the LCD Brackets

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 54. 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 57. 6. See Removing the Inverter Board 15 LCD on page 57. 7. See Removing the 15 TFT LCD on page 58. 8. Remove the four screws holding the right LCD bracket.Then remove the right bracket. 9. Remove the four screws holding the left LCD bracket. Then remove the left bracket

Removing the Tft Lcd

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 54. 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 57. 6. See Removing the Inverter Board 15 LCD on page 57. 7. To remove the LCD, first remove the four screws that secure the LCD hinges. 8. Then take the LCD out of the LCD panel.

Removing the LCD Bezel

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 54. 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 5. Use plastic tweezers to remove the four screw pads, and then remove the four screws that fasten the LCD bezel. 6. Snap off the bezel carefully, and then remove the LCD bezel from the LCD module.

Removing the Wireless LAN Board and the Modem Board

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. To remove the wireless LAN board, first remove the two screws holding the modem cover. 3. Remove the modem cover from the machine. 4. Disconnect the wireless antennae. 5. Pop out the wireless LAN board. 6. To remove the modem board, first remove the two screws fastening the modem board. 7. Detach the modem board and disconnect the modem cable carefully, then remove the modem board.

Removing the LCD Module

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 54. 4. Remove the screw that fastens the LCD coaxial cable and disconnect the cable. Then disconnect the LCD inverter cable.Then pull out the wireless antennae from the main unit carefully. 5. Remove the four screws holding the LCD hinge two on the right and two on the left.Remove the four screws holding the LCD hinge two on the right and two on the left. 6. Remove the...

Information

Mobile AMD Sempron TM Processor 2800 Help 11 Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Exit Select Menu Ente Select Su b-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE The system information is subject to different models. HDD device model name information will be retrieved automatically during system boot. HDD device serial number information will be retrieved automatically during system boot. Display the ATAPI device model name. Display the ATAPI device serial number Displays the keyboard controller...

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the cursor left right keys 00 . To choose a parameter, use the cursor up down keys 00 . To change the value of a parameter, press 0or 0. A plus sign indicates the item has sub-items. Press to expand this item. Press while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing 0. You can also press 0 to save...

Disk to Disk Recovery

Prepare NAPP CD, Recovery CD and System CD. 2. Put NAPP CD into the optical drive. Then boot up the system. 3. The system will ask you if you want to build NAPP Master HDD. Please press any key to continue. Do you want to build NfiPP Master HDD press anv key to continue or Grt1 C to exit 4. NAPP CD will start to preload the system, please click Y . Acer NAPP Preload Selector for Acer Systen Uersion 1-4.0-1 Copyright 2003 Acer Inc. This will preload your systen. Are you sure V,N1 5. Select...

Base Unit to Wireless Unit

Acer Aspire 1360 Wirlles

Turn out the two screws fastening the modem cover then open the cover. 2. Connect the wirless antennae. 3. Insert the wireless LAN board to the wireless socket on the main board. 4. Close the modem cover and fasten the cover with the two screws. NOTE You must connect the wireless antennae before you insert the wireless LAN board to the socket. If you insert the wireless LAN card first, the pressure you press to fasten the wireless antennae may damage the main board.

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

Acer Aspire 1360

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. SCREW MAC FLAT M2.5 L4 NI NYLOK 86.00123.630 SCREW M2 3 NYLON 1JMCPC-420325 86.9A352.3R0 SCREW WAFER NYLOK NI 2ML3 86.9A552.3R0

Rear Panel

Connects to a parallel device e.g., parallel printer Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Connects to a television or display device with S-video input. Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Connects to any Universal Serial Bus devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to audio line-out devices e.g., speakers and headphones . Accepts audio line-in devices e.g., audio CD player and stereo walkman .

Bottom View

Acer Aspire One Status Indicators

Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack. The computer provides an array of seven indicators located below the display screen, showing the status of the computer and its components. The Power and Sleep status icons are visible even when you close the display cover so you can see the status of the computer while the cover is closed. Indicates status of wireless or Bluetooth optional communications. Orange--WLAN Blue--Bluetooth Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when...

Removing the Middle Cover

Detach The Middle Cover

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. To remove the middle cover, first use a plastic flat screwdriver to detach the right hinge cap. If you do not have a plastic flat screwdriver, you can simply detach the right hinge cover as the image shows. There is no screw fastening the right hinge cap to the main unit. Please just detach it. 4. Remove the two screws holding the middle cover. 5. Then detach the middle cover from the machine. 6. Turn over the middle cover then disconnect the launch...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 1360 1520. 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...

CD to Disk Recovery

Prepare NAPP CD, Recovery CD and System CD. 2. Put NAPP CD into the optical drive. Then boot up the system. 3. The system will ask you if you want to build NAPP Master HDD. Please press any key to continue. 4. NAPP CD will start to preload the system, please click Y . Acer NAPP Preload Selector for Acer Systen Uersion 1.4.0.1 Copyright 2003 Acer Inc. This will preload your systen. Are you sure V,N 1. Disk To Disk Recovery 2_ CD to Disk Recovery X- Quit Please select your Clioose _ _ _ t , 2...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 for Aspire 1360 Series NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700 for Aspire 1520 Series Mitsubish LPC keyboard controller M38857 10 100 VIA 6103L Giga LAN Realtek 8110SB-32 Bluetooth Controller Chipset Does this chipset support voice function Mobile AMD Sempron processor 2600 to 3000 or higher for Aspire 1360 AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000 to 3400 or higher for Aspire 1520 Low speed 1.2V gt for Hypertransport 1.2V ACPI 2.0, SMBIOS 2.3, PCI 2.3, Boot Block, PXE 2.0, Mobile PC2001, Hard...

Removing the Inverter Board LCD

Inverter Board For Acer 4540

See Removing the Battery on page 50. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 54. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 54. 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 57. 6. To remove the inverter board, first remove one screw from the inverter board. 7. Disconnect the LCD power cable then disconnect the inverter cable from the inverter board.

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 ....

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-bladed 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. NOTE...

Troubleshooting

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...

POST Code

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...

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults te Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit 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 item. Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items. The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New...

Acer Aspire 1520 Hdd Seagate

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