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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 covered in this generic service guide. In such cases, please contact your regional offices or the responsible personnel/channel to provide you with further technical details.
  2. Please note WHEN ORDERING FRU PARTS, that you should check the most up-to-date information available on your regional web or channel. If, for whatever reason, a part number change is made, it will not be noted in the printed Service Guide. For ACER-AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS, your Acer office may have a DIFFERENT part number code to those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for repair and service of customer machines.

Chapter 1 System Specifications 1

Overview 1

Features 2

Outlook 3

Main Board Layout 9

Hardware Specifications and Configurations 10

Power Management Function (ACPI support function) 18

BIOS Setup Utility 19

Chapter 2 System Utilities 19

Navigating the BIOS Utility 20

Info 21

Main 22

System Devices 24

Security 25

Boot 28

Exit 29

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 31

General Information 32

Before You Begin 32

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart 33

Disassembling 36

Remove the battery 36

Remove the HDD module 36

Remove the combo drive 36

Remove the thermal module 37

Remove CPU 37

Remove the memory 37

Remove VGA card 37

Detach the wireless card 38

Remove moden card 38

Remove the inverter cover 38

Detach the upper system cover 39

Remove the LCD module 39

Remove the LCD panel 40

Remove the inverter board 40

Remove the mylars 42

Remove the wireless module 42

Remove the side bracket 42

Remove the LED cable attached on the LCD outer shield 43

Remove the subwoofer 43

Release the MDC cable 44

Disconnect the cable to the modem header 44

Remove the keyboard 44

Remove the LED board 44

Detach the front panel 45

Remove the Audio DJ board 45

Remove the touch pad 46

Remove the touch pad board 47

Remove the lid switch cable 47

Remove the floppy drive 47

Remove the speaker set 48

Remove the mainboard 48

Remove the system fan 49

FDD Module 50

HDD Module 50

Combo Module 51

General Information 54

Before You Begin 54

Re-assembly 55

Place the system fan 55

Re-assembling the mainboard 55

Place the speaker set back to position 56

Place the floppy module back to position 57

Place the touch pad back to position 57

Reconnect the Audio DJ board 58

Place the system cover back to position 58

Reconnect the LED cable 59

Place the keyboard back to position 59

Place the MDC cable back to position 60

Reconnect the sub-woofer 60

Place the LED cable back to position 60

Place the side mount back to position 61

Place the wireless antenna back to position 61

Reattach the LCD cable 62

Place the inverter board back to position 62

Re-assembling the LCD module 63

Place the system cover and hinge back to position 64

Place the inverter cover back to position 64

Reconnect the cable to the MDC card and wireless card 64

Place the VGA card back to position 65

Insert the memory 65

Place the CPU back 66

Place the thermal module back to position 66

Place the floppy back to position 66

Reconnect the HDD power and coaxial cable 66

Place the battery or dummy battery back to position 67

Place the bottom shield back to position 67

FDD Module 68

HDD Module 68

Combo Module 69

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 71

System Check Procedures 72

External Diskette Drive Check 72

External CD-ROM Drive Check 72

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 72

Memory check 73

Power System Check 73

Touchpad check 74

Power-On Self-Test (POST) Error Message 75

Index of Error Messages 76

Index of Symptom-to-FRU Error Message 78

Intermittent Problems 82

Undetermined Problems 83

Aspire 1700 Jumpers and Connectors 85

Chapter 5 Jumper and Connector Locations 85

Top view 85

Connector Description 86

Bottom View 87

Connector Description 88

Chapter 6 FRU List 89

Exploded Diagram 89

The System 89

LCD 17" ASSY 90




FRU List 93

Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration 100

Aspire 1700 Series 100

Main Features 101

Appendix B Test Compatible Components 103

Microsoft® Windows® XP Environment Test 104

Appendix C Online Support Information 109

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