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Acer 4810tz Features

After knowing your computer features, let us show you around your new Aspire computer. Front View 0.3 megapixel web camera for video communication. Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Wireless communication button indicator Enables disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless LAN communication. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing...

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 86. The...

Easy Launch Buttons

To the right of the keyboard there are three easy-launch buttons Web browser, mail, and one user-programmable button. You can also find an Empowering Key located above the keyboard. Press Q 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...

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...

Removing a Password Follow these steps

Use the Q and Q keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press . 3. Press 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 g to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Changing a Password 1....

Acer eNet Management ltaJ

Acer Enet Management Wireless Profile

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...

Acer eRecovery Management La

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 ....

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 72 Check the Battery Pack on page 73

Power

The Power screen displays a summary of your computer power settings, and also includes advanced setup parameters. It allows the user to enable and disable the power management options on the computer and specify standard power parameters for specific components. Auto enables C2 and C3 if single core is detected and disables Help ti Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Exit lt Select Menu Ente Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit The table below describes the parameters in this screen....

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. Shows system base memory siz Shows extended memory size lt Tab gt , lt Shift-Tab gt , or lt Enter gt selects field. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed...

Removing the Keyboard and LCD Module

Install Rom Acer 4520

Remove the eight screws fastening the keyboard and LCD module to the main unit. 2. Turn the notebook over and gently pry up and remove the power board cover as shown. 3. Lift the keyboard up and towards you. 4. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the main board and remove the keyboard from the main unit. 5. Disconnect both ends of the power board cable. 6. Disconnect the LCD module and microphone cables, and pull through the wireless LAN antennas from the underside of the main unit. 7. Remove...

Features

Below is a brief summary of the computer's many features Genuine Windows Vista Capable Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic Home Premium Ultimate Business Edition Genuine Windows XP Home Professional Edition Service Pack 2 Genuine Windows XP Media Center Tablet Edition Genuine Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 NOTE Windows Vista Capable PCs come with Windows XP installed, and can be upgraded to Windows Vista . For more information on Windows Vista and how to upgrade, go to AMD Socket S1g1 mobile...

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...

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Mobile AMD Sempron tm Processor 3600 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 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 number of the installed ATAPI drive. This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system. This field...

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

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, then select ggtl Bwstrol PanNJgli splay and click on Settimm 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 i Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors. Themes Desktop Screen Saver...

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 eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. Acer ePower Management extends battery power via versatile usage profiles. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings conveniently. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and advanced...

Acer Aspire 4520 Boot Selection Menu

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive, and the CD-ROM in module bay. IDE CDROM HL-DT-STCD-RW DVD DRIVE- P PCI BEV NVIDIA Boot Agent 244.0538 Keys used to view or configure devices Up and Down arrows select a device. lt gt and lt - gt moves the device up or down. lt f gt and lt r gt specifies the device fixed or removable. lt x gt exclude or include the...

Touchpad Basics

The following teaches you how to use the touchpad 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 fingerprinter 3 to enroll the computer with registered fingerprint. This recognition device helps prevent unauthorized access by...

Disassembling the Main Board

Remove the two screws fastening the USB board. 3. Remove the screw fastening the MDC card module. Removing the Thermal Module and System Fan 5. Unscrew the four spring screws and remove the two screws fastening the thermal module. 6. Disconnect the system fan cable as shown. 7. Remove the thermal module and system fan. 8. Use a flat screwdriver to release the CPU lock Turn counter clockwise . 9. Remove the CPU from the CPU socket carefully.

Chapter

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...

Disassembling the LCD Module

Remove the six screw rubbers as shown. 2. Then remove the six screws fastening the LCD bezel. 3. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD module carefully. 4. Remove the four screws holding the LCD. 5. Detach the two inverter cable connectors from the inverter board. 6. Disconnect the CCD cable connector from the CCD board. 7. Take out the LCD from the LCD panel. 8. Remove the two screws fastening the left LCD bracket and detach it. 9. Remove the two screws fastening the right LCD bracket and...

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...

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. 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 up or down...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen 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. Launches the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. See Acer Empowering Technology on page 19. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if...

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 ....

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Supervisor Password Is Clear User Password Is Clear SATA Port 0 Disk status Clear Set Supervisor Password Enter Set User Password Enter Set SATA Port 0 HDD Password Enter Supervisor Password controls access to the setup utility. Help tl Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Exit lt -h Select Menu Ente Select Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit Shows the setting of the Supervisor...

External Diskette Drive Check

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...

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can 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 CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD CPU S1g1 1.6GHz 2.3GHz processor Turion 64 Dual-Core Sempron Single-Core Rev. G and F HT 1.6 2.0 GT s TEST Condition 35W Ambient 35 degree C ACPI 2.0 3.0, PCI 2.2, System HDD Password Security Control, INT 15 Extensions, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, USB1.1 2.0, IEEE 1394 1.0, USB 1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support, PC Card 95 PCMCIA 3.0 Compliant Device , Acer WMI, Acer LED, Acer VRAM, Acer MDA 2007 requirements, WfM...

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...