Before using this information and the product it supports please read the following general informat

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. addon 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...

Easylaunch Buttons

There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. They are one user-programmable button, web browser button, mail button, and Acer Empowering Key Q. Press to run the Acer Empowering Technology. Although the mail and web browser bu JffljK are pre-set to E-mail and Internet p by users. To set the web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Acer Empowering Technology (user-programmable) E-mail application (user-programmable) Internet browser...

Combo Drive Interface

DVD Full Stroke 165ms CD Random Access 105ms CD Full Stroke 160ms DVD Full Stroke 190ms CD Random Access 95ms CD Full Stroke 180ms DVD 120 ms (average) CD 110 ms (average) ATA ATAPI-6, MMC-3 and SFF8090 Ver5, Revision 1.2. DVD (read) DVD 5, 9, 10, 18, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R 3.95G, DVD-R 4.7G, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, Multi-Border DVD-R DVD-RW, MultiSession DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM CD (read) CD-DA, CD ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 Form-1 and Mode-2 Form-2, CD-I, Video-CD (MPEG-1), CD-Text CD...

FRU Field Replacement Unit List

This chapter offers the FRU (Field Replacement Unit) list in global configuration of Aspire 5110 5100 3100 series. Refer to this chapter whenever you order the 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 is changed, it will NOT be noted on the printed service guide. For Acer authorized service providers, your...

Power Related Symptoms

Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check. Battery pack Power adapter Hard drive & battery connection board System board Power source (battery pack and power adapter). See Power System Check. Hold and press the power switch for more than 4 seconds. System board System cannot detect the PC Card (PCMCIA). Memory...

Invoking BIOS Setup

To activate the BIOS Utility, press m during POST (when Press < F2> to enter Setup message is prompted on the left-bottom side of the screen). There are six prime items in the BIOS Setup Utility. They are Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot and Exit. In the coming pages, we will explain the BIOS Setup Utility by item. Allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Provides security setting of the system. Allows the user to specify the boot options. Allows the user...

Power Management Related Symptoms

The system does not enter standby mode after closing the LCD. The system does not resume from hibernation mode. Hard disk connection board Hard disk drive System board The system does not resume from standby mode after opening the LCD. Battery fuel gauge in Windows does not go higher than 90 . Remove battery pack and let it cool for two hours. Refresh battery (continue to use battery until power off, then Reconnect hard disk CD-ROM drives. Hard disk connection board System board System...

Removing the LCD Module from the Main Unit

Open Cover Notebook 5110

If you just want to replace or check the LCD module, you can skip all the main unit disassembly procedures. After removing the battery pack, please follow the steps below. 2. Remove the middle cover from the edge of the middle cover. 3. Carefully detach the middle cover. 4. Carefully disconnect the LCD cable. 5. Slightly pull out the wireless antenna cables. 6. Release the two screws holding the LCD module on the bottom side of the main unit. 7. Release the four screws securing the LCD hinges...

Disassembling the Main Unit

Acer Travelmate 8371 Dvi Port

Separating the Upper Case and the Lower Case 1. Carefully release the media board FFC lock because it is fragile. Then disconnect the media board FFC. 2. Release the 12 screws securing the upper case and the lower case on the bottom side. 3. Release the four hexagonal screws securing the external VGA port and the DVI-D port. 4. Release the two screws securing the upper case and the lower case on the upper side. 5. Then detach the upper case from the main unit. Removing the Power Board and the...

Empowering Technology Password

Before using Acer eLock Management and Acer eBaaSBaH SeJHgement, You must initialize the Empowering Technology password. Right click on the Empowering Technology toolbar and select Password Setup to do so. If you do not initialize the Empowering Technology password, you will be prompted to do so when running Acer eLock Management or Acer eRecovery Management for the first time. NOTE If you lose your pag Rd, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting your notebook or taking your...

Kn locate the Euro symbol and the US dollar sign on the uppercenter andor bottomright side ofthe ke

Aspire 5100 Power Icon

Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the lt Euro gt key on the bottom-right side of the keyboard, ofljSG lt Alt Gr gt key then press the number lt 5 gt key on the upR-center side of the keyboard. NOTE Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com typography faq faq12.htm for more information. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the lt gt key on the bottom-right side of the keyboard, or hold lt...

Acer eData Security Management for selected models

Acer eDataSecurity Management is a handy file encryption utility that protects the files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick and easy data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for MSN Messenger and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption. This encryption will be used to encrypt files...

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computers controls like scree

lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hMKgy cfflffimoBB I Launches thSAjS eMjfflSglnI OEn igRowering TAEEJieCT 1 1 JUHches the Acer ePower ManaABfflm 2 HI Switches the display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns off the display screen backlight to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the internal touchpad on and off.

To activate Acer eLock Management a password must be set at first Once set you may apply locks to an

How You Check Memory Disk Acer

NOTE If you lose the password, there is no method to reset it except by reformatting the notebook or taking the notebook to an Acer Customer Service Center. Be sure to remember or write down the password. Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of the Acer notebook. It provides an express optimization method to release unused memory and disk space quickly. The user can also enable advanced options for full control over the following options Disk...

Hard Disk Drive

4200 ST9120824A, ST9100825A, ST980829A, ST960812A, ST9402112A 5400 ST9120821A, ST9100824A, ST98823A, ST96812A I O data transfer rate Mbytes sec. max. 100 ATA data transfer mode supported PIO modes 0-4 Multiword DMA modes 0-2 Ultra DMA modes 0-5 Voltage tolerance 5.0V - 5 Max. media transfer rate disk-buffer, Mbytes sec. 1MB flash RIOM for system BIOS Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4 Various hot keys for system control Support boot option HDD Removable device media bay device all USB ports Support...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Lcd Acer Aspire 6930g

Remove the four screw cushions on the LCD bezel then release the four screws holding the LCD bezel. 2. Carefully detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module. 3. Tear off the tapes holding the LVDS cable and the LCD cable then release the two screws securing the inverter board. 4. Carefully disconnect the LVDS cable. 5. Carefully disconnect the LCD cable then remove the inverter board. 6. Release the two screws securing the LCD panel. 8. Release the eight screws holding the left and right LCD...

Error Code List

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 Battery critical low In this situation BIOS will issue four short beeps then shut down system, no message will be shown. Thermal critical high In this situation BIOS will shut down the system, no message will be shown.

LCDRelated Symptoms

LCD is too dark. LCD brightness cannot be adjusted. LCD contrast cannot be adjusted. Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key do 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

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy to have access to the frequently used functions anARysJDaEEiEBii EHMaOSEBIEOE played by default in the upper-right corner of the screen, it features the following handy utilities Acer eDataSHTJiLJIkMJOaaEEHO protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms for selecteyflffSjpjyjl Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk...

Removing the RAM Module Mini PCI Card Thermal ModuleCPU

Disassembly Acer 3100

Release the four screws holding the thermal module cover. 2. Remove the thermal module cover. 3. Pull the RAM module locks at the same time as the arrows indicate. 4. The RAM module will pop up then detach it. Repeat the anterior step to remove another RAM module. 5. Pull the Mini PCI card locks at the same time as the arrows indicate. 6. The Mini PCI card will pop up then detach it. 7. Disconnect the auxiliary antenna cable gray and the main antenna cable black . 8. Release the two screws...

Undetermined Problems

Acer Aspire 3100 Southbridge

The diagnostic problems does not identify which devices fail, which devices are incorrectly installed, whether a short circuit happens, or whether the system is inoperative. NOTE Verify if all devices attached are supported by the computer. NOTE Verify if the power supply used at the time of failure is operating correctly. You can refer to Power System Check. Follow the procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. 2. Visually check the devices. If any problems...

Use the touchpad as follows

Aspire 5100 Touchpad

Move your finger acrosSEm e touchp0H 2 to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 4 buttons located on the edge of the touchpad to perform selection and execution functions. These two buttons are similar to the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad 2 is the same Sgjclicking the left button. Use the four-way scroll 3 button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the right scroll bar of windows applications. Tap...

Error Message List

Run Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. RTC battery System board Enter Setup and see if fixed disk and drive A are No beep, power-on indicator turns off and LCD is blank. Power source battery pack and power adapter . See Power System Check. Ensure every connector is connected correctly. Reconnect the DIMM. LED board System board No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank. Power source battery pack and power adapter . See No beep, power-on indicator turns on and LCD is blank....

Acer Aspire 5570g

ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITEON PA-1650-02LR ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DBFF ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA-1900-04LR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBAC ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LI SHIN SLS0202C19A20LF BATTERY LI-ION 4 CELLS 2000MAH SANYO BATTERY LI-ION 4 CELLS 2000MAH PANASONIC BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH SANYO BATTERY LI-ION 6 CELLS 4000MAH PANASONIC BATTERY LI-ION 8 CELLS 4800MAH SANYO MODEM BOARD FOXCONN T60M845.02 SV92A1Z AC97 Azalia BLUETOOTH MODULE FOXCONN T60H928.01 Broadcom BCM2045 MINI PCI...