Acer eLock Management

Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock up your removable data, optical and floppy drives to ensure that data can't be stolen while your notebook is unattended. Removable data devices - includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives, USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be mounted as a file system when plugged into the system. Optical drive deivces - includes any kind of CD-ROM or...

Check the Battery Pack

To check the battery pack, do the following From Software 1. Check out the Power Management in control Panel 2. In Power Meter, confirm that if the parameters shown in the screen for Current Power Source and Total Battery Power Remaining are correct. 3. Repeat the steps 1 and 2, for both battery and adapter. 4. This helps you identify first the problem is on recharging or discharging. From Hardware 2. Remove the battery pack and measure the voltage between battery terminals 1(+) and 6(ground)....

Acer eData Security Management

Acer eDataSecurity Management is handy file encryption utility that protexts your 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 Messager and Microsoft Outlook. There are two passwords that can be used to encrypt decrypt a file the supervisor passowrd and the file-specific password. The supervisor passwork is a master...

Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check

Remove the external keyboard if the internal keyboard is to be tested. If the internal keyboard does not work or an unexpected character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the keyboard cables....

Information

Intel R Pentium R M processor 1.60GHz KHelp ti Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Exit Select Menu Ente Select Su b-Menu F10 Setup Defaults Su b-Menu F10 Save and Exit NOTE The system information is subject to different models. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. 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 mofel name of devices installed on...

Acer eSettings Management

Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating through the program effortlessly. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users. Logs when a hardware component has been removed or replaced. Permits you to...

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Turn over the lower case assembly to the bottom side, then disconnect the fan cable. 5. Turn over the lower case assemlby to the fron side, then detach the bluetooth module. 6. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. 7. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module as shown. 8. Disconnect the speaker set cable from the main board. 9. Remove the four screws fastening the main board to the lower case. 10. Detach the main board from the lower case carefully. 11. Remove...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Aspire 3620 When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed are in uppercase. When Num Lock is on, the embedded keypad is in numeric mode. The keys function as a calculator complete with the arithmetic operators , -, , and . Use this mode when you need to do a lot of numeric data entry. A better solution would be to connect an external keypad. When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down when you press the...

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work . 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 Indicator incorrectly remains off or on, but system runs...

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 head 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. When you...

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. If the symptom is not listed, see Undetermined Problems on page 82. The...

Removing the Memory and the HDD Module

Remove the five screws fastening the DIMM cover. 2. Detach the DIMM cover carefully. 3. Pop out the memory carefully. 4. Disconnect wireless main and auxiliary antenna from the wireless LAN card. 5. Pop out the wireless LAN card and remove it. 6. Remove the three screwss fastening the HDD cover. 7. Detach the HDD cover from the main unit. 8. Remove the four screws fastening the HDD module. 9. Then detach the HDD module carefully.

Power System Check

To verify the symptom of the problem, power on the computer using each of the following power sources 2. Connect the power adapter and check that power is supplied. 3. Disconnect the power adapter and install the charged battery pack then check that power is supplied by the battery pack. If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following list Check the Power Adapter on page 68 Check the Battery Pack on page 69

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like sreen brightness, volume output and the BIOS utility. To activate hot keys, press and hold the lt Fn gt key before pressing the other key in the hotkey combination. Aspire 3620 Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer eManager. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer's innovative Empowering Technology makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer notebook. It features the following handy utilities Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced encryption algorithms. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer ePerformance Management improves system performance by optimizing disk space, memory and registry settings. Acer eRecovery Management backs up recovers data...

Acer ePower Management

Icono Bateria Acer 4810t Bottom

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface, or double-click the Acer ePower Management icon in the task tray. The default setting is Maximum Performance. You can adjust CPU speed, LCD brightness and other settings, or click on buttons to turn the following functions on off Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, CardBus, Memory Card, Audio, and Wired LAN. To suit your usage, there are four pre-defined...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Removing the LCD Module

Detach the middle cover from the main uiit carefully. 2. Disconnect the launch board FFC from the launch board. 3. Remove the middle cover with launch board and microphone from the main unit. 4. Disconnect the microphone cable from the launch board. 5. Take out the microphone from the middle cover. 6. Remove the two screws fastening the launch board. 7. Then remove the launch board from the middle cover. 8. Remove the screw holding the keyboard. 9. Turn over the keyboard as shown. 10....

Aspire front View

Travelmate 2420 Disable Wifi

Also called LCD liquid-crystal display , displays computer output. Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Click buttons left, center and right The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons the center button serves as a 4-way scroll button. Comfortable support area for our hands when you use the...

Preface

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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 3620 TravelMate 2420. 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,...

Main

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. System Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Quiet Boot Power on display Network boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Enabled Auto Enabled Disabled Enabled Shows system base memo Shows extended memory VGA memory size lt Enter gt selects field. ry size Help u Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Exit Select Menu Ente Select...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Pentium M 725 730 Processor 2 MB L2 cache, 1.6GHz, 400 533 MHz FSB Intel Celeron M 370 380 390 Processor 1 MB L2 cache, 1.50 1.60 1.70GHz, 400MHz FSB PMC PM39LV040, 512KX8 CMOS Boot Block Flash Memory ACPI 1.0b, PC Card 95, SM BIOS 2.3, IEEE1284-ECP EPP, PCI 2.2, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, PS 2 keyboard and mouse, USB 2.0, VGA BIOS, CD-ROM bootable, IEEE 1394 2MB for Intel Pentium M 725A Processor 1MB for Intel Celeron M 360 370 380 Processor You can install memory modules in any combinations as...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Remove the four screw caps as shown. 2. Remove the four screws holding the LCD bezel. 3. Then detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module. 4. Remove the two screws fastening the LCD inverter. 5. Take out the LCD inverter from the LCD cover, then disconnect the LCD cable from the inverter. 6. Remove the two screws holding the LCD to the LCD panel. 7. Remove the LCD assembly from the LCD panel as shown. 8. Remove the two screws fastening the wireless antenna set. 9. Detach the wireless antenna...

Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

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...

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 ....

Memory check

Memory errors might stop system operations, show error messages on the screen, or hang the system. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the doagmpstotics program please refer to main board. 2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. Follow the instructions in the message window. NOTE Make sure that the DIMM is fully installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error.

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...

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...

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

Assembly Travelmate 2420

Remove the two screws fastening the LED board. 2. The remove the LED board from the upper case assembly carefully. 3. Disconnect the LED board FFC from the LED board. 4. Disconnect the touchpad FFC then remove it. 5. Remove the four screws fastening the touchpad bracket. 6. Remove the touchpad bracket with touchpad . 7. Detach the touchpad from the touchpad bracke.t

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system s HDD. User-created backups are stored on D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with Recovery of applications and drivers. Back up to HDD set recovery point . Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the HDD most recent user-defined recovery point ....

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer s many feature Intel Pentium M 725 Processor 2 MB L2 cache, 1.6GHz, 400 MHz FSB or Intel Pentium M 730 740Processor 2 MB L2 cache, 1.73GHz, 533 MHz FSB Intel Celeron M 370 380 390 Processor 1 MB L2 cache, 1.50 1.60 1.70GHz, 400MHz FSB Two DIMM slots support 128MB to 2GB system memory Display and graphics 14.1 WXGA color TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing on dual display via Acer DridVista Intel GMA 900...

Aspire Travel Mate Exploded Diagram

Aspire 3620 TravelMate 2420 FRU List BATTERY PACK LI 6CELL 2.0MAH PANASONIC BATTERY PACK LI 6CELL 2.4MAH PANASONIC WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11 BG FOXCONN ATHEROS EU WIRELESS LAN BOARD 802.11 BG FOXCONN BCM4318 Note The bluetooth module does not contain the black mylar as the image shows.. POWER CORD 10A 250V 3PIN BK SOUTH AFRICA POWER CORD 2.5A 250V SOUTH AFRICA BK COMBO MODULE 24X HLDS GCC-4244N LF 1.00AB W O BEZEL COMBO MODULE 24X LITEON SOSC-2485K W O BEZEL DVD-RW DRIVE 8X S-MUTI HLDS...

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the Q and Y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the E key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password 2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive . Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. IMPORTANT Be very careful when typing your...