IO Ports

ExpressCard 34 slot (for selected models) 5-in-1 card reader (SD MMC MS MS PRO xD) DVI-D port (for selected models) IEEE 1394 port (for selected models) Consumer infrared (CIR) port (for selected models) Fast infrared (FIR) port (for selected models) External display (VGA) port AV-in port (for selected models) S-video TV-out (NTSC PAL) port (for selected models) S-video-in (NTSC PAL) port (for selected models) Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support (for selected models)

Platform and memroy

Aspire 5680 5630 Series and TravelMate 4280 4230 Series Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology, featuring * Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 7400 7600 (4 MB L2 cache, 2.0 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) and T5500 5600 (2MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB), supporting Intel EM64T Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG network connection (dual-band tri-mode 802.11a b g) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED solution, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology (for TravelMate 4280 4230) Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533 667 MHz memory,...

Input devices

88 89-key keyboard with inverted T cursor layout 2.5mm (minimum) key travle (for TravelMate series) Touchpad with 4-way scroll button 12 function keys, four cursor keys, two Windows keys, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support Four easy-launch buttons Empowering Key, email, Internet, user-programmable button Six seven media keys TV, volume up, volume down, play pause, stop, next, previous (for selected models) Three communication LED-buttons WLAN, 3G,...

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the Windows Start button it launches the Start menu. It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of function + < Tab> Activates next taskbar button. + < E> Opens the My Computer window + < F1> Opens Help and Support. + < F> Opens the Find All Files dialog box. + < R> Opens the Run dialog box. < Shift> + + < M> Undoes the minimize...

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...

Disclaimer

The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. Acer Incorporated makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any Acer Incorporated software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is. Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not Acer Incorporated, its distributor, or its...

Communication

Acer Video Conference featuring Voice and Video over Internet Protocol (VVoIP) support via Acer OrbiCam and optional Acer Bluetooth VoIP phone Acer OrbiCam integrated 1.3 megapixel or 310,000 pixel CMOS camera (for selected models), featuring * 225 degree ergonomic rotation * Acer VisageON technology (for 1.3 megapixel camera models only) WWAN UMTS WCDMA (3G) at 2100 MHz and GPRS EDGE at three bands (900 1800 1900 MHz), upgradeable to HSDPA 1.8 Mbps (for selected models) Intel PRO Wireless...

Removing the Memory System Fan Thermal ModuleCPU

Remove the six screws fastening the thermal door. (M2.5*15(NL) for red circle M2*3(NL) for yellow circle) 2. Detach the thermal door from the notebook. 3. Pop out the memory then remove it 4. Use a tweezer to take out the fan cable as shown. 5. Disconnect the fan cable from the main board. 6. Remove the two screws fastening the system fan. 7. Take out the system fan from the main unit. 8. Remove the four screws fastening the thermal module. 9. Then detach the thermal module carefully. 10. Use a...

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...

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...

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 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...

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22 Byte 32 Byte 16 Byte 16 Byte 32 Byte Help HHselect Item Change Values Setup Defaults g Exit J Select Menu ggtU Select Sub-Menu QQQ Save and Exit NOTE The system information is subject to different models. Please refer to your laptop for actual model name and CPU type. 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...

Removing the LCD Module

Aspire 3690 Keyboard Remove

Open the LCD module as shown See the left and the middle picture . 2. Detach the middle cover from the main unit carefully. 3. Remove the screw fastening the keyboard. 4. Then turn over the keyboard as shown. 5. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board. 6. Turn over the notebook, remove two screws fastening the LCD module on the bottom. 7. Then turn the notebook to the front side. Take out the antenna then disconnect the LCD cable See the middle and the right images . 8. Remove four...

Special

You can locate the Euro symbol and US dollar sign at the upper-center and or bottom-right of your keyboard. To type 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the lt Euro gt symbol at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold lt Alt Gr gt and then press the lt 5 gt symbol at the upper-center of the keyboard. 1. Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the lt Dollar gt key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold lt Shift gt and then press the lt...

Battery status

For real-time battery life estimates based on current usage, referto the panel on the lower left-hand side of the window. You can also click Advanced Settings to Select what actions will be taken when the cover is closed, and set passwords for accessing the system after Hibernation or Standby. View information about Acer ePower Management.

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 ....

Indicators

The computer has four easy-to-read status indicators on the upper-right above the keyboard, and four on the front panel. The power, battery and wireless communication status indicators are visible even when the LCD display is closed. Indicates when the hard disc or optical drive is active. Indicates the status of Bluetooth communication. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. Lights up when the battery is being charged. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is...

Check the Power Adapter

Unplug the power adapter cable from the computer and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. See the following figure 1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. 2. If the voltage is within the range, do the following If the problem is not corrected, see Undetermined Problems on page 84. If the voltage is not correct, go to the next step. NOTE An audible noise from the power adapter does not always indicate a defect. 3. If the power-on indicator does...

Acer ePerformance Management

Acer ePerformance Management is a system optimization tool that boosts the performance of your Acer notebook. It provides you with the following options to enhance overall system performance Memory optimization - releases unused memory and check usage. Disk optimization - removes unneeded items and files. Speed optimization - improves the usability and performance of your Windows XP system.

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...

Advanced Settings

Alarm Load Defaults Power Button and Password About 0 Enable Action for Low Battery -Action for Low Battery Notification Method Action after Alarm Run Program 0 Enable Action for Critical Battery Action for Critical Battery Alarm Level Notification Method Action after Alarm Run Program

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Epower Managemet

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...

Right View

Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs slot-load or tray-load depending on model . Light up when the optical drive is active. Slot-load optical drive eject button Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs. Light up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the comptuer is turned off.

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,...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

Aspire 7740 Keyboard Scroll Lock

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Aspire Series 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...

Acer eNet Management

Acer Enet Management

Acer eNet Management helps you to quickly and easily connect to both wired and wireless networks in a variety of locations. To access this utility, either click on the Acer eNet Management icon on your notebook, or start the program from the Start menu. You also have the option to set Acer eNet Management to start automatically when you boot up your PC. Acer eNet Management automatically detects the best settings for a new location, while offering you the freedom to manually adjust the settings...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Disassembly Acer 5630 Lcd

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 screw fastening the LCD inverter. 5. Take out the LCD inverter from the LCD cover, then disconnect the LCD cable from the inverter. 6. Disconnect the LCD power cable on the other side. 7. Remove the two screws fastening the LCD assembly. 8. Take out the LCD assembly from the LCD panel. 9. Tear off the tape fastening the LCD cable. 10. Remove...

Acer eRecovery Management

' Recovery settings Create backup files and change password O Recovery actions Recover your system using an existing backup file or restore your system's factory default configuration For best results, please close all CD-burning applications before launching eRecovery. NOTE If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery Management's System backup to optical disk feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering...

Front view

Front View Acer Aspire 5680 Ports

1.3 megapixel or 310,000 pixel web camera for video communication for selected models Also called LCD liquid-crystal display , displays computer output. 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 computer. Internal...

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Configure serial port B using options Disabled No configuration Enabled User configuration Auto BIOS or OS chooses configuration OS Controlled Displayedd when controlled by OS The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Supervisor Password Is User Password Is HDD Password Is controls accesses of the whole...

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 Series 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...

System Check Procedures

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the...

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...

Separate the Main Unit Into the Upper and the Lower Case Assembly

Remove two screws fastening the upper case assembly to the lower case assembly. 2. Disconnect the LED board cable from the main board. 3. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the main board. 4. Remove eight screws fastening the upper case assembly and the lower case assembly on the bottom as shown. 5. Detach the upper case assembly carefully.

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Disassemble Aspire 3690

Detach the switch board from the main board. 2. Remove the screw fastening the modem board. 3. Disconnect the modem board from the main board then detach the modem board. 4. Detach the modem cable from the lower case. 5. Disconnect the speaker cable from the main board. 6. Then disconnect the microphone cable from the main baord. 7. Remove the screw fastening the main board to the lower case. 8. Pull the lower case outwards as the image shows and detach the main board from the lower case...

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...

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...

Rear Panel

Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Connects to an S-video device like a DVD player or camcorder for selected models . Accepts input signals from audio video AV devices for selected models . Connects to a television or display device with S-video input for selected models . Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Supports digital video connections for selected models . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Connect to USB...

Bluetooth Modulo Acer 5680

Accer Travelmate 5730 Change Lid Latch

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit list in global configurations of Aspire 5680 5630 3690 Travelmate 4280 4230 2490. Please 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...

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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

For Aspire 5680 5630 TravelMate 4280 4230 Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 7400 7600 4 MB L2 cache, 2.0 2.16 2.33 GHz, 667 MHz FSB and T5500 5600 2MB L2 cache, 1.66 1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB , supporting Intel EM64T For Aspire 3690 TravelMate 2490 Intel Celeron M processor 410 420 430 1 MB L2 cache, 1.46 1.60 1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB or higher For Aspire 5680 5630 TravelMate 4280 4230 Intel 945GM 945PM ICH7-M For Aspire 3690 TravelMate 2490 Mobile Intel 940GML Express chipset 4MB L2 cache 478-pin...

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers XMS, EMS, DPMI when you use the Phlash. NOTE Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash...