Preface Of Aspire

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 System Specifications 1

Features 1

System Block Diagram 4

Board Layout 5

Outlook View 7

Indicators 13

Keyboard 15

Embedded Numberic Keypad 16

Touchpad 19

Launch Keys 21

Hardware Specifications and Configurations 22

Chapter 2 System Utilities 35

BIOS Setup Utility 35

Information 36

Main 37

Advanced 38

Security 39

Boot 41

Exit 42

Chapter 3 Machine Disassembly and Replacement 43

General Information 44

Disassemble the Battery and HDD 45

Disassemble the Wireless 45

Disassemble the Modem Card 46

Disassemble the RAM and ODD 46

Disassemble the Keyboard 47

Disassemble the Panel Module 47

Disassemble the Bluetooth and Cables 48

Disassemble the Cables, Touchpad and CD-Player 48

Disassemble the Card Reader 49

Disassemble the Speaker 49

Disassemble the System Fan and Mainboard 50

Disassemble the LCD Module 50

Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 52

System Check Procedures 53

External Diskette Drive Check 53

External CD-ROM Drive Check 53

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check 54

Memory Check 54

Power System Check 54

Power Adapter 55

Check the Battery Pack 56

Touchpad Check 56

Display Check 56

Sound Check 57

PhoenixBIOS POST Tasks and Beep Codes 58

Terminal POST Errors 59

POST Task Routines 60

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Chpater 5 Jumper and Connector Locations 64

Top View 64

Bottom View 65

Touch Pad Board 66

Clear CMOS 67

Chapter 6 FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) List 68

Exploded Diagram 69

Aspire 1800 Parts 71

Appendix A Model Definition and Configuration 83

Appendix B Test Compatible Components 84

Microsoft Windows XP / Professional Environment Test 85

Appendix C Online Support Information 88

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