Main System Settings

The Basic System Settings screen allows you to set the system date and time. Adjust calendar clock < Tab> , < Shift-Tab> , or < Enter> selects field. F1 Help Select Item Esc Exit ** Select Menu F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit The following table describes the parameters in this screen. DDD MMM DD, YYYY (day-of-the-week month day, year) Sets the display output device on boot up. When set to Auto, the computer automatically determines the...

Removing the LCD

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 62 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 63 6. See Removing the Inverter Board on page 64 7. To remove the LCD, first remove the six screws from both sides of the LCD, then remove the LCD from the LCD panel.

Removing the Upper Case

Acer Aspire 5050 Touch Pad Not Working

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 57 3. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58 4. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 5. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 6. See Removing the LCD Module on page 62 7. See Removing the Keyboard Bracket on page 67 8. See Removing the DC Charger Plate on page 67 9. Use a plastic flat screwdriver to disconnect the touch pad cable from the main board. 11. Pull the upper case from the unit...

Launch Keys

Acer Aspire 5532 Wireless Button

Located at the top of the keyboard are six buttons. These buttons are called launch keys. They are designated as wireless LAN, Web Browser button, mail button, P1. P2 and P3. By default, P1, P2 and P3 are users programmable. The Web Browser button, by default, is used to launch the internet browser The mail button is used to launch the e-mail application. The LED of the mail button will flash when the user has received an incoming email. 802.11a 802.11b wireless LAN Optional

Removing the RTC Battery

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. See Removing the Keyboard Bracket on page 67 5. See Removing the DC Charger Plate on page 67 6. Disconnect the RTC cable and then remove the RTC battery from the upper case gently.

System Utility Diskette

This utility diskette is for the Aspire 1600 notebook machine. You can find the utility in Service CD kit. It provides the following functions To use this diskette, first boot from this diskette, then a Microsoft Windows ME Startup Menu prompt you to choose the testing item. Follow the instructions on screen to proceed. NOTE This program contains a readme.txt file. This readme.txt file will introduce each test utility and its functions

Indicators

The computer has seven easy-to-read status icons on the right of the display screen. The Power and Standby 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. This button is used to enable or disable the wireless LAN optional function Lights when the computer enters Standby mode and blinks when it enters into or resumes from hibernation mode. Lights when the floppy drive, hard disk or Media drive is active. Lights...

Troubleshooting

Use the following procedure as a guide for Aspire 1600 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...

Index of Error Messages

Equipment Configuration Error Causes 1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error 3. IDE Secondary Channel Master Drive Error THe causes will be shown before Equipment Configuration Error Memory Error at xxxx xxxx xxxxh R xxxxh, W xxxxh Incorrect password specified, system disabled. Text mode only In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system, no message will show. In this situation BIOS will issue 3 long beeps then shut down system....

Setting a Password

Use the cursor W S keys to highlight a Password parameter Supervisor Password, User Password, Password on boot or Primary Hard Disk Password and press theEE key. The password box appears as below if choosing Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type a password. The password may consist of up to eight characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and then press IMPORTANT Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. 3. Retype password...

Index of Phlash Error Message

Memory allocation for Backup file buffer failed. BIOS.BAK already exists rename or delete it BIOS backup not supported in BIOS ROM file. Failed to locate signature bytes in BIOS ROM file. V0.10 must fit ROM size and address within 1MB. V2.00 must have block descriptor table and image buffer. Device table has unsupported flash type. Combined SAVE or RESTORE attributes in BIOS file. SAVE block without matching RESTORE block in BIOS file. V0.10 must have JMP table for platform procs. V2.00 must...

Removing the Inverter Board

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 62 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 63 6. To remove the inverter board, first remove the screw from the inverter board. 7. Disconnect the LCD power cable, remove the inverter board from the LCD panel, and then disconnect the inverter cable from the inverter board.

Exit Setup

Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. F1 Help Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Setting in boldface are the defaults and suggested parameter settings. Save any changes, and exit BIOS setup. Note Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS....

Removing the LCD Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. Remove the two screws from the base of the unit. 6. Remove the inverter cable from the main board with a plastic flat screwdriver. 7. Remove the four screws as shown and then detach the LCD module from the main unit carefully. NOTE Please arrange the coaxial cable and the inverter cable well in the way as shown after you connect them to the main board.

Executing the WFlash Program

Please do the following to update BIOS in Windows environment. 2. Run WistronWFlash.exe. 3. In WFlash windows, choose LOAD BIOS BINARY FILE. Choose the new binary file you want to use for updates. 4. Choose SAVE ROM BIOS TO FILE as backup. 5. Choose PROGRAM BIOS. BIOS is updated. NOTE Should the procedure is not successfully completed, go to step 3, choose the ROM file saved in step 4. And, then, PROGRAM BIOS. The system will be recovered to the original BIOS version.

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. Keyboard Keyboard c 2 DC-Charger 1 Bracket Rate

Removing the Optical Drive Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. Release the release button and then slide the optical drive module out from the main unit. Disassembling the Optical Drive Module 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 57 3. To disassemble the optical drive module, first remove the four screws as shown. 4. Detach the optical drive module from the optical drive chassis. 5. Remove the two screws and then detach the optical drive PCB from the...

Removing the Keyboard

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 3. To remove the keyboard, first remove the three screws as shown here. 4. Lift the keyboard upward carefully and put it on the upper case. 5. Use a plastic flat screwdriver to help disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board carefully, then remove the keyboard from the main board.

Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code Message

Cn5 Acer Aspire

System board Reset Keyboard Keyboard System board Reload BIOS default setting Hard disk System board Reset CD-ROM cable CD-ROM drive System board Reset Keyboard Keyboard System board CN15 Cardbus Connector JK1 LAN Port CN16 Debug Board Golden Finger JK2 DC-in Port

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 between the power management scheme used by the computer function available if supported by operating system . Switches...

Removing the Touch Pad Button

Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58 Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 Removing the Keyboard on page 62 Removing the LCD Module on page 62 Removing the Keyboard Bracket on page 67 Removing the DC Charger Plate on page 67 Removing the Touch Pad Frame on page 68 Removing the Upper Case on page 70 Removing the Touch Pad Board on page 71

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Removable Devices Hard Drive CD-ROM Drive D2D Recovery lt Shift 1 gt enables or disables a device. lt gt lt Space gt or lt - gt moves the device up or down. lt d gt removes a device that is not installed. F1 Help Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE There are four defaulted options that allow users to specify the boot device sequence. If the Boot on LAN option is enabled,...

Removing the LCD Bezel

Aspire 5730 Keyboard Bezel

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 56 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 61 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 62 5. Remove the four LCD cushions as shown and the middle lower mylar on the LCD bezel, and then remove the five screws below from the LCD bezel. 6. Snap off the bezel carefully, and then remove the LCD bezel from the LCD module.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Desktop CPU Northwood 2.4 3.06GHz Intel Pentium 4 socket P478 processor ACPI 2.0 if available, at least 1.0b , PCI 2.2, INT 13h Extensions, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, Boot Block, USB Specification 1.1 2.0, DTMF Desktop Management Interface Specification V2.0, IEEE 1394 V1.0, WfM2.0 for build-in Ethernet model , PCMCIA V3.0 Compliant device, Mobile PC2001 Compliant, EI Torito-Bootable CD-ROM Specification V1.0, Simple Boot Flag 1.0 You can install memory modules in any combinations as long as...