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,...

Easy Launch Buttons

Located above the keyboard are four buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are mail Web browser, Empowering Key and one user-programmable button. Press G to run the Acer Empowering Technology. The mail and Web browser buttons are pre-set to email and Internet programs, but can be reset by users. To set the Web browser, mail and programmable buttons, run the Acer Launch Manager. Acer Empowering Technology user-programmable Internet browser user-programmable Email application...

Touchpad Basics

Acer Aspire 3640 Trackpad

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad Aspire 3640 Move your finger across the touchpad 2 to move the cursor. Press the left 1 and right 4 buttons located beneath 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 is the same as clicking the left button. Use the 4-way scroll 3 button to scroll up or down and move left or right a page. This button mimics your cursor pressing on the...

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...

Bottom View

The image above may not be exactly the same as the real main board you get. Jumper Settings Clear BIOS Password Procedures 1. Remove the DIMM cover and the lower DDR2 memory module, then find out the G70 position on the main board. Please just the lower DDR2 memory module, you will need the upper DDR2 memory module to boot up the system. 3. Power on the system until POST is completed. Then you can release the tweezers or screwdriver. The BIOS password should be...

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....

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

Acer Gridvista Multi Screen Solution

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, then select BwJtrol Pang splay and click on Settirnm Select the secondary monitor 2 icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new Themes Desktop Screen Saver . pearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors. Themes Desktop Screen Saver . pearance Settings...

Disassembling the LCD Module with video camera

Travelmate 2440 Wireless Antenna

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 digital camera to the LCD panel. 7. Detach the CCD panel from the CCD bezel assembly. 8. Disconnect digital camera to LCD cable as shown. 9. Remove the two screws fastening...

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 640 KB Shows system base memo 510 MB Shows extended memory 64 128MB VGA memory size Enabled Auto Enabled Disabled Enabled lt Enter gt selects field. ry size NOTE The screen above is for your reference...

Acer ePower Management Bi

Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface. To launch it, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology interface. 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, FireWire 1394 , Wired LAN and Optical Device if supported. There are four pre-defined profiles - Entertainment, Presentation, Word Processing, and...

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 ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. Acer eLock Management limits access to external storage media. Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely....

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 . See...

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.

Undetermined Problems

The diagnostic problems does not identify which adapter or device failed, which installed devices are incorrect, whether a short circuit is suspected, or whether the system is inoperative. Follow these procedures to isolate the failing FRU do not isolate non-defective FRU . NOTE Verify that all attached devices are supported by the computer. NOTE Verify that the power supply being used at the time of the failure is operating correctly. See Power System Check on page 73. 2. Visually check them...

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...

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.

Acer eSettings Management il

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. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users.

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many feature Intel Celeron M Processor 410 420 430 1MB L2 cache, 1.46 1.60 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB or higher Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533 677 MHz system memory, upgradeable to 2 GB using two soDIMM modules 14.1 WXGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via AcerAcer DridVista ATI Radeon Xpress 200M chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring HyperMemory and up to 128 MB of shared system memory...

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...

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 . Back up to CD DVD. Image data recovery tools For more information, please refer to Acer eRecovery Management NOTE...

Acer Orbi Cam

Acer Orbicam Travelmate 6460

The Acer OrbiCam is a 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera appropriately mounted on the top of the LCD panel. The camera's 225-degree ergonomic rotation allows you to capture high-resolution photos or videos up front or at the back of the LCD panel. The Acer OrbiCam fully supports the Acer Video Conference technology so that you can transmit the best video quality over an instant Messenger service. The Acer OrbiCam rotates 225 degrees counterclockwise to achieve the desired angle. Refer to 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...

Disassembling the Upper Case Assembly

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

Hot Keys

Function Key Aspire

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 3640 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...

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...

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 ....

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. Take out the microphone from the middle cover. Remove the two screws fastening the launch board. Then remove the launch board from the middle cover. 8. Remove the screw holding the keyboard. 9. Turn over the keyboard as shown. 10. Disconnect the...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Press Enter to set the user password. When user password is set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right to change the value of parameters. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password...

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 88. The...

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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Celeron M Processor 410 420 430 1MB L2 cache, 1.46 1.60 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB or higher NOTE Stage 1-4 is normal situation. Stage 5 is protection while the CPU is at extremely high temperature or at critical situation. DTS refers to the CPU s temperature and Local means the temperature of the IC on the main board. ACPI 2.0 3.0 compliance, 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, WFM 2.0...