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...

Bottom View

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...

Removing the Touchpad Board

See Removing the Battery on page 52. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 56. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 63. 4. See Removing the Upper Case Assemly on page 65. 5. To detach the touch pad board, first disconnect the touch pad cable from the touch pad board with a plastic tweezers.Then release the touchpad cover lock on the back as the picture shows. 6. Remove the touchpad cover, the remove the touchpad button pad. Finally remove the touchpad board from the upper case.

Microsoft Windows XP Environment Test

Northwood 2.60GHz .13m 512K L2 400Mhz FSB Northwood 2.80GHz .13m 512K L2 533Mhz FSB HT Northwood 3.06GHz .13m 512K L2 533Mhz FSB HT Northwood 3.0GHz .13m 512K L2 800Mhz FSB HT Northwood 3.20GHz .13m 512K L2 800Mhz FSB HT Northwood 3.4Ghz .13m 512K 800FSB HT Precott 3 GHz 1MB L2 800 FSB HT Precott 3.2GHz 1MB L2 800 FSB HT Precott 3.4GHz 1MB L2 800 FSB HT Precott 3.6GHz 1MB L2 800 FSB HT Precott 3.8GHz 1MB L2 800 FSB HT Mobile Pentium 4 3.06GHz 512K 533 Mhz HT Mobile Pentium 4 3.20 GHz 512K 533...

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 ....

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...

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...

Removing the Inverter Board LCD

See Removing the Battery on page 52. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 56. 3. See Removing the Launch Board on page 56. 4. See Removing the LCD Module on page 57. 5. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 59. 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. NOTE Please arrange the LCD inverter cable well to the LCD panel as the picture below shows when you...

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 any key to continue or Grt1 C to exit 4. NAPP CD will start to preload the system, please click Y . fleer NAPP Preload Selector for Acer System Uersion 1-4.0-1 Copyright 2003 Acer Inc. This will preload your systen. fire you sure V,N1 5. Select...

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...

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...

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 . fleer NAPP Preload Selector for fleer System Uersion 1.4.0.1 Copyright 2003 fleer Inc. This will preload your systen. Are you sure UV,N3 1. Disk To Disk Recovery 2- CD to Disk Recovery X. Quit Please select your C ioose _ _ _ t...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Mitsubishi LPC keyboard controller M38857 Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.80 Ghz and above High speed 1.525V or 1.55V Low speed 1.2V ACPI 1.0b, SMBIOS 2.3, PCI 2.2, Boot Block, PXE 2.0, Mobile PC2001, Hard Disk Password, INT 13h Extensions, PCI Bus Power Management interface Specification, EI Torito-Bootable CD-ROM Format Specification V1.0, Simple Boot Flag 1.0 Set by switch, see SW5 settings on chapter 5 512KB for Intel Northwood CPU and Mobile Pentium 4 1MB for Intel Prescott CPU 2048MB Please...

Removing the ODD Module

See Removing the Battery on page 52. 2. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 56. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 63. 4. See Removing the Upper Case Assemly on page 65. 5. See Removing the Thermal Module on page 64. 6. See Removing the VGA Thermal Plate on page 67. 7. Push the ODD module outwards then take the ODD out of the support bracket. Remove the screw that fastens the ODD support bracket then remove it.

Hot Keys

Hotkeys Acer Configuration

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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 1620. 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...