Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into the following sections External components disassembly The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire disassembly sequence. Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the hardware components. For example, if you want to remove the Mainboard, you must first remove the Keyboard, and LCD Module then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Removing the Antennas

See Removing the Microphone on page 86. 2. See Removing the Touchscreen Board on page 92. 3. See Removing the Hinge on page 93. 4. Peel the antenna foil off the cover. 6. Remove the antenna cable from the retention guide hooks. 6. Remove the antenna cable from the retention guide hooks. 8. Peel the antenna off the adhesive. 8. Peel the antenna off the adhesive.

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,...

Random Loss of BIOS Settings

If the computer is experiencing intermittent loss of BIOS information, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. If the computer is more than one year old, replace the CMOS battery. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. If the computer is experiencing HDD or ODD BIOS information loss, disconnect and reconnect the power and data cables between devices. If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables....

Removing the Button Board

IMPORTANT The Touchpad Board cannot be removed individually. To replace the Touchpad Board, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. See Removing the Upper Cover on page 57. 2. Unlock the button board cable. 3. Disconnect the button board cable. 4. Pull the button board cable off the adhesive. 6. Unlock the touchpad cable from the button board. 8. Pull the touchpad cable off the adhesive. 9. Unlock the touchpad cable from the touchpad.

Common Problems

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...

Closed Front View

Enables disables the WLAN 3G functions. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Connects to a display device (e.g. external monitor, LCD projector). Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Supports high definition digital video connections. Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g., USB mouse, USB camera).

Removing the LCD Cable

See Removing the Microphone on page 86. 2. Turn the LCD panel face down on a dry clean soft surface. 3. Pull the camera cable from the adhesive. 4. Lift up the LCD connector clear protective cover. 6. Pull up the LCD cable from the adhesive. 6. Pull up the LCD cable from the adhesive.

Replacing the Antennas

Lay the two (2) cables under the retention guide exit hook. 2. Lay the left side cable under the retention guide hooks. 3. Adhere the left antenna pad (black cable) to the cover. 4. Lay the right side cable under the retention guide hooks. 4. Lay the right side cable under the retention guide hooks. 5. Adhere the right side antenna pad (yellow cable) to the cover. 5. Adhere the right side antenna pad (yellow cable) to the cover.

Front View

Acer Aspire 1420p

Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output Configuration may vary by models . Launch predefined programs or user defined programs at the push of a button. Press to start automatic backup procedure. Indicates when the hard drive is active. Lights up when the Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. Indicated the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully...

Removing BIOS Passwords

If you key in the wrong Supervisor Password three times, System Disabled displays on the screen. See the image below. To reset the BIOS password, run clnpwd.exe as follows 1. From a DOS prompt, Execute clnpwd.exe ODER Clean Password Utility VI.00 Press 1 or 2 to clean any password shown as below i.User Password 2.Supervisor Password 2. Press 1 or 2 to clean the desired password shown on the screen. The onscreen message determines whether the function is successful or not.

Replacing the Thermal Module

IMPORTANT Ensure all heat pads are in place before replacing the Thermal Module. The following thermal pads are approved for use Eapus XR-PE 1. Remove all traces of thermal grease or pad adhesive from the CPU and thermal module using a lint-free cloth or cotton swab and Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetone, or other approved cleaning agent. 2. Place the thermal module on the main board. 3. Tighten the five 5 captive screws. First tighten the CPU captive screws in order 1 then 2 then 3. Then tighten the...

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 F2 during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....

Removing the LCD Panel

See Removing the Camera Board on page 85. 2. See Removing the Microphone on page 86. WARNING The edges of the touchscreen surface are sharp and care should be taken when handling the panel. 4. Disconnect the touchscreen cable. 6. Lift up the panel 1 and disconnect the touchscreen FPC 2 .

Replacing the Button Board

Button Board Aspire 9410

Replace the touchpad cable in the touchpad connector. 3. Replace the touchpad cable in the touchpad connector. 5. Adhere the touchpad cable to the upper cover. 6. Replace the touchpad cable in the button board connector. 9. Adhere the button board cable to the upper cover. 10. Connect the button board cable to the button board connector. 10. Connect the button board cable to the button board connector.

HDD Not Operating Correctly

If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Disconnect all external devices. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. Run the Windows 7 Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows 7 Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer. b. When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD. c. The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next. d. Select...

Removing the Upper Cover

See Removing the Keyboard on page 53. 2. See Removing the Hinge Covers on page 55. 3. Remove the twenty-two 22 screws in the lower cover. 4. Flip the computer over and unlock the button board cable. 4. Flip the computer over and unlock the button board cable. 5. Disconnect the button board cable. 5. Disconnect the button board cable. 7. Pry the upper and lower covers apart at the location shown.

Mainboard CMOS Discharge

1820pt Replace Keyboard

Discharging the CMOS clears all user settings. 1. Disassemble the notebook and take out the Mainboard. See Removing the Mainboard on page 69. 2. Remove the RTC battery. See Removing the RTC Battery on page 73. 3. Turn the mainboard over, lift up the DIMM protective cover, and short the G3 pad. 4. Reconnect the RTC battery and reassemble the unit.

Removing the Keyboard

Aspire 5630 Keyboard

IMPORTANT The keyboard is easily warped or damaged during the removal process. Take care not to use excessive force when removing the keyboard and replace if any damage occurs. 1. See Removing the Dummy Card on page 42. 2. Push in the four 4 latches on the top edge of the keyboard.

Internal Microphone Failure

If the internal Microphone fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If internal or external Microphones do no operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check that the microphone is enabled. Navigate to Starts Control Panels Hardware and Sounds Sound and select the Recording tab. 2. Right-click on the Recording tab and select Show Disabled Devices clear by default . 3. The...

Touch Pad Failure

If the TouchPad doesn't work, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. Navigate to Starts Control Panels System and Maintenance System Device Manager. Check the Device Manager to determine that The...

Removing the Mainboard

Acer 1420p Bluetooth Modul

See Removing the Upper Cover on page 57. 2. See Removing the I O Board on page 65. 3. See Removing the Bluetooth Module on page 67. 4. See Removing the LED Board on page 68. 5. See Removing the CRT Board on page 71. 6. Disconnect the touchscreen cable. 7. Remove the LCD connector cable clear protective cover. 11. Lift up the main board from the inside edge and pull away. 11. Lift up the main board from the inside edge and pull away.

Power On Issue

Troubleshooting Power For Desktop

If the system doesn't power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace non-defective FRUs If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet. 2. Remove any extension cables between the computer and the outlet. 3. Remove any surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the computer...

Post Codes

These tables describe the Post Codes and components of the POST process. NO_EVICTION_MODE_DEBUG EQU 1 Enter NEM, Place the BSP in No Fill mode, set CR0.CD 1, CR0.NW 0. DEBUG_BIOS EQU 1 DEBUG_BIOS EQU 1 Check for DRAM initialization interrupt and reset fail Verify all DIMMs are DDR or DDR2 and unbuffered Detect an improper warm reset and handle Detect if ECC SO-DIMMs are present in the system Verify all DIMMs are single or double sided and not asymmetric Verify all DIMMs are x8 or x16 width Find...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk

The BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to the factory settings if a BIOS flash process fails. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, to enable the BIOS Recovery process when a system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the system...

Using DMITools

The DMI Desktop Management Interface Tool copies BIOS information to eeprom to be used in the DMI pool for hardware management. When the BIOS displays Verifying DMI pool data it is checking the table correlates with the hardware before sending to the operating system Windows, etc. . To update the DMI Pool, perform the following steps 2. Execute dmitools.exe. The following messages show dmitools usage Compal DMI String Ft W Utility Verl .40 for 2006 03 14 DMITOOLS R I WP WS WU STRING Write...

Fru List

ADAPTER DELTA 30W 19V 1.7X5.5X11 BLACK ADP-30JH BA LF ADAPTER LITE-ON 30W 1.7X5.5X11 BLACK PA-1300-04AC LF ADAPTER HIPRO 30W 19V 1.7X5.5X11 BLACK HP-A0301R3 B1LF LF Battery SIMPLO UM-2009F Li-Ion 3S2P SAMSUNG 6 cell 5600mAh Main COMMON ID UM09F70 Battery SANYO UM-2009F Li-Ion 3S2P SANYO 6 cell 5600mAh Main COMMON Foxconn Bluetooth FOX BRM 2046 BT2.1 Lan Intel WLAN 512AG HMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 897072 Lan Intel WLAN 512AN HMWG Shirley Peak 5100 MM 895373 Foxconn Wireless LAN Atheros HB93 1x2...

Removing a Password

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Press Enter twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to Clear. 4. When you have changed the settings, press u to save...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Supports Intel architecture with Dynamic execution. On-die, primary 32-kB instruction cache and 32-kB write-back data cache. On-die, up to 3MB second level shared cache with advanced transfer cache architecture. Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 SSE2 ,Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 SSE3 Supplemental streaming SIMD extensions 3 SSSE3 and SSE4.1 instruction sets. 800MHz source-synchronous front side bus FSB Advanced power management features including Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and dynamic FSB...

Information

Power Password

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. NOTE The system information is subject to different models. NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. This field shows the speed of the CPU. This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the model name of the installed...

Kh.16001.042 Hard Drive

UPPER CASE ASSY WIFI BLACK FOR NON BT UPPER CASE ASSY WIFI BLUE FOR NON BT LCD MODULE ASSY NLED11.6WXGAG BLACK W 3G ANTENNA LCD MODULE ASSY NLED11.6WXGAG RED W 3G ANTENNA LCD MODULE ASSY NLED11.6WXGAG BLUE W 3G ANTENNA LCD MODULE ASSY NLED11.6WXGAG BLACK W WIFI ANTENNA LCD MODULE ASSY NLED11.6WXGAG RED W WIFI ANTENNA LCD MODULE ASSY NLED11.6WXGAG BLUE W WIFI ANTENNA HDD TOSHIBA 2.5 5400rpm 160GB MK1655GSX Libra SATA LF F W FG011J HDD HGST 2.5 5400rpm 160GB HTS545016B9A300 Panther B SATA LF F W...

Changing a Password

Atheros Boot Agent Configuration Menu

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. Enter Current Password Enter New Password Confirm New Password 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 5. If desired, you...

Model Definition and Configuration

AS1420P-232G25n W7HP64ATTW1 MC UMACbb 1 2G 250 BT 6L2.8 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_AU_TC11 AS1420P-232G25n W7HP64ATAU1 MC UMACbb 1 2G 250 BT 6L2.8 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_AU_ES61 AS1420P-232G16n W7HP64AWW1 MC UMACbb 2 1G 160 BT 6 L2.8 5 R CB_bgn_0.3D_AU_ES62 AS1420P-233G25n W7HP64ATFR1 MC UMACbb 2G 1G 250 BT 6L2.8 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_AU_FR21 AS1420P-232G25n EM W7HP64EMATME4 MC UMACkk 1 2G 250 BT 6L2.8 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_AU_ES61 AS1420P-232G25n EM W7HP64EMATME2 MC UMACkk 1 2G 250 BT 6L2.8 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_AU_AR11...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method Remove HDD Password When the user keys in the wrong password three times, the system reports the following error code to user. To unlock the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. Press Enter to display the Select Item screen. 2. Select Enter Unlock Password and press Enter. An Unlock Password displays. 3. Make a note of the key, 76943488 in the example. 4. Boot up the system to a removable bootable drive containing DOS and the...

Test Compatible Components

This computer s compatibility is tested and verified by Acer s internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested under Windows 7 environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests. Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the Aspire one series Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department. Adapter DELTA 30W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Black ADP-30JH BA LF...