Removing the LCD Hinges

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. Remove four screws to remove the LCD hinges and then detach the LCD hinges from the LCD.

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.

Primary Master

The Primary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the primary hard disk. CAUTION The parameters in this screen are for the advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen.The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your hard disk. Primary Master FUJITSU MHS2040AT D-(PM) Multi-Sector Transfers LBA Mode Control 32 Bit I O Transfer Mode Ultra DMA Mode 16 Sectors Enablde Disabled Fast PIO 4 Mode 5 The BIOS auto-types the drive on boot...

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...

Disclaimer

The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is. Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its...

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 97. The...

Special keys Lock keys

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

Removing the Processor

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 CPU Fan Sink on page 69 6. Lift up the CPU socket lever, remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully, and then put the CPU socket lever back to its original position.

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark 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 correctly Reconnect the inverter board Inverter board System board...

System Information

The System Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit ATI Technologies Inc. BK-ATI VER 008 F1 Help Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE The screen above is a sample and may not reflect the actual data on your computer. X may refer to a series of numbers and or characters. The following table describes the information in this screen....

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options System Information, Main System Settings, Advanced Information, System Security, Boot Options and Exit Setup Settings. To enter a menu, highlight the item using the W 0 keys, then press EE . Within a menu, navigate through the BIOS Utility by following these instructions Press the W 0 keys to move between the parameters. Press the P Q keys to change the value of a parameter. Press the key while you are in any of the menu options to return to the main menu. NOTE You...

Launch Keys

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.

Secondary Master

The Secondary Master sub-menu contains parameters related to the Media bay drive. CAUTION The parameters in this screen are for the advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen. The default setting of Auto optimizes all the settings for your Media bay drive. IDE Secondary Master UJDA740 DVD CDRW-(SM) Multi-Sector Transfers LBA Mode Control 32 Bit I O Transfer Mode Ultra DMA Mode Disabled Disabled Disabled Fast PIO 4 Mode 2 The BIOS auto-types the drive on...

Simultaneous display

The computer's large display and multimedia capabilities are great for giving presentations. If you prefer, you can also connect an external monitor when giving presentations. This computer has built-in AGP and VGA display system to support simultaneous LCD and CRT display. Simultaneous display allows you to control the presentation from your computer and at the same time face your audience. You can also connect other output display devices such as LCD projection panels for large-audience...

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. 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 normal manner. NOTE If an external keyboard or keypad is...

Removing a Password

If you fail to enter the password correctly after three tries, the system hangs. To change a password, follow the same steps used to set a password. 1. Use the cursor W Y keys to highlight a Password parameter (Supervisor Password, User Password, Password on boot ) and press Ill . The following prompt appears Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type Current Password, leave the Enter New Password blank and press Ill. Leave Confirm New Password blank and press Ill,...

System Security

The System Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Supervisor Password to enable any password features. Then password entry is required to enter BIOS Setup. F1 Help ** Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit Select Menu Enter Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit The following table describes the parameters in this screen....

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...

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AC Adapter 28 AFLASH Utility 50 Audio 19 package 19 ROM size 19 ROM type 19 vendor 19 Version 19 BIOS Setup Utility 34 BIOS Supports protocol 19 BIOS Utility 34 Load Default Settings 49 Navigating 36 System Information 37 System Security 44 Board Layout 4 Bottom View 5 Top View 4 brightness hotkeys 16 on indicator 11 CardBus 26 Chipsets 19 computer hotkeys 16 Controllers 19 Core logic 19 CPU core voltage 19 I O voltage 19 package 19 type 19 DC-AC LCD Inverter 27 DC-DC Charger 26 DIMM 20...

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....

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,...

Setting the Boot Drive Sequence

The Boot Drive Sequence section lists boot priorities (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) for bootable drives in your computer. For example, the default value (1st Removable Devices, 2nd Hard Drive, 3rd CD-ROM Drive, and 4th D2D Recovery) tells the computer to first search for a removable device. If it finds one present, it boots up from that removable device. If not, the computer continues to search for a hard disk drive. If it cannot boot up from the hard disk drive, it continues by booting up from the...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

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 they match the above specifications . Above table lists some system...

Front Panel

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

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....

Removing the Floppy Disk Drive Module

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. See Removing the Upper Case on page 70 10. Disconnect the FDD cable from the main board and remove the one screw....

Opening and closing the display

To open the display, slide the display cover latch to the right and lift up the cover. Then tilt it to a comfortable viewing position. The computer employs a microswitch that turns off the display and enters standby mode to conserve power when you close the display cover, and turns it back on when you open the display cover. WARNING To avoid damaging the display, do not slam it when you close it. Also, do not place any object on top of the computer when the display is closed.

Preface

Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's global product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability . These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be...

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 Number 1 Flat-bladed screwdriver Plastic Flat-bladed screwdriver 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...

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 2 DC-Charger Bracket Rate A 14 amp B 1 amp C 2,r - Upper Case

Pci Irq Routing

The PCI IRQ Routing sub-menu allows you to set IRQ for PCI devices. CAUTION The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. Typically, you do not need to change the values in this screen because these values are already optimized. PCI IRQ A 11 PCI IRQ B 11 PCI IRQ C 11 PCI IRQ D 11 PCI IRQ E 11 PCI IRQ F 11 PCI IRQ G 11 PCI IRQ H 11 PCI devices can use hardware interrupts called IRQs. A PCI device cannot use IRQs already in use by ISA or EISA devices. Use 'Auto' only if no ISA or...

Index of PQA Diagnostic Error Code Message

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 CN14 Floppy Diskette Drive Connector CN16 Debug Board Golden Finger

Boot Options

Users can press F12 during POST to enter the Boot Options Menu directly See Multi-Boot Menu on page 35 , or by entering BIOS SETUP utility, Boot Options item. 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 Esc Exit Select Menu Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE There are four defaulted options that allow users to specify the boot device...

Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test

Intel P4 Northwood processor , 3.06GHz IBM EtherJet CardBus Adapter 10 100 IBM EtherJet PC Card 10Base-T Intel EtherExpress Pro 100 Mobile Adapter Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10 100 32 Bit Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10 100 3Com EtherLink III 3Com MegaHertz 10 10 LAN 56K Modem PC CArd Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10 100 Modem 56 Xircom RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10 100 Modem 56 IBM 10 100 EtherJet CardBus Real Port w 56K modem. IBM Turbo 16 4 Token Ring IBM Token Ring 16 4 Adapter II Madge 16 4...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Aspire 8930g Exploded Diagram

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of the product. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering for parts to repair or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . IMPORTANT Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that 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 in the printed Service Guide. For -AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, you may...

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...

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.