Easylaunch Buttons

Acer Laptop Wifi Button Location

There are several conveniently located 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. Wireless communication button indicator Enables disables the wireless function. Indicates the status of wireless...

Removing the Speaker Modules

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 52. 3. See Removing the Express Dummy Card on page 52. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 5. See Removing the DIMM on page 54. 6. See Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 55. 7. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 56. 8. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 57. 9. See Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. 10. See Removing the CPU on page 61. 11. See Removing the Keyboard on...

Info

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 (for selected models) or Acer BioProtect fingerprint reader (3) supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function (for selected models) to scroll up or...

Removing the LCD with Brackets

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 56 Optical Drive Module on page 57. CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. 14. Remove the two screws (G) securing the left and right LCD brackets to the LCD back cover. 15. Detach the LCD with the brackets from the back cover, then turn it over. 15. Detach the LCD with the brackets from the back cover, then turn it over. 16. Detach the acetic tapes holding the cables to the back panel. Detach the acetic tapes holding the FPC cable to the edge of the LCD panel. 18. Detach...

Memory Check

NOTE Make sure that the DIMM is properly installed into the connector. A loose connection can cause an error. 1. Boot from the diagnostic diskette and start the diagnostic program. 2. Go to the diagnostic memory in the test items. 4. Follow onscreen instructions. 2. Connect the power adapter and check the power supply. 3. Disconnect the power adapter and install the battery pack then check that power supply. If you suspect a power problem, see the appropriate power supply check in the following...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Schematics For Acer Aspire 5515

This chapter offers the FRU Field Replaceable Unit list in global configuration of Aspire 4710 4310. Refer to this chapter whenever ordering the parts to repair or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . NOTE When ordering FRU parts, 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 Acer office may have a different part number code from those given in the FRU list of this printed Service Guide. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional Acer office to order FRU parts for service. NOTE To scrap or to return the defective parts, follow the local government ordinance or regulations on how to dispose it properly, or follow the rules set by your regional Acer office on how to return it.

Setting a System Password

Use the up down keys to select a password parameter Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password , then press Enter. A Password box will appear. 2. Type a password then press Enter. The password may consist of up to six alphanumeric characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9 . 3. Retype the password to verify the first entry then press Enter again. 5. Select Yes to save the new password and close the Setup Utility.

Removing the Bluetooth Board

Acer Aspire 4710 Battery Cmos Battery

'Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 'Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 52. 'Removing the Express Dummy Card on page 52. 'Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 'Removing the DIMM on page 54. 'Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 55. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 56. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 57. 'Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. 'Removing the Keyboard on page 62. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 63. 'Removing the LCD Module on page 64....

Removing the LCD Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 62. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 63. 5. Disconnect the microphone cable from the mainboard. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the mainboard. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the mainboard. 9. Remove the two screws F from the left and right hinge of the LCD module. 10. Carefully remove the LCD module from the base unit. 10. Carefully remove the LCD...

Removing the DIMM

Acer Aspire 4710 Hard Disk

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 3. Push out the latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 3. Detach the wireless board barcode label from the WLAN board. 4. Disconnect the two antenna cables from the WLAN board, then move the antennas away from the board. 5. Remove the two screws A on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board....

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

To enable the dual display feature of your notebook, first ensure that a second display is connected, then, open the Display Settings properties box using the Control Panel or by right-clicking the Windows desktop and selecting Personalize. Select the secondary monitor 2 icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend the desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers...

Removing the RTC Battery

Where The Bios Battery Acer 4710

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 52. 3. See Removing the Express Dummy Card on page 52. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 5. See Removing the DIMM on page 54. 6. See Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 55. 7. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 56. 8. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 57. 9. See Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. 10. See Removing the CPU on page 61. 11. See Removing the Keyboard...

Disassembly Requirements

To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Plastic flat-blade screwdriver 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.

External Modules Disassembly Flowchart

The flowchart below 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 mainboard, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

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 mainboard in loop mode at least 10 times. 2. If no error is detected, do not replace any FRU. 3. If any error is detected, replace...

Removing the Microphone

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 56 Optical Drive Module on page 57. CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. 13. See Removing the Inverter Board on page 83. 14. See Removing the LCD with Brackets on page 84. 15. See Removing the Antennas on page 88. 16. Carefully remove the microphone cable from underneath the adhesive aluminum foil.

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 error occurs, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the internal keyboard is correctly connected to the mainboard. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following procedures in sequence to correct the problems. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the keyboard cable. The...

Removing the LCD Module Hinges

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 56 Optical Drive Module on page 57. CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. See Removing the LCD Brackets on page 87. Remove the two screws G securing the left and right LCD module hinges. 17. Remove the left and right hinges from the LCD back cover. 17. Remove the left and right hinges from the LCD back cover.

Using Power Plans

Acer ePower Management comes with three predefined power plans Balanced, High performance and Power saver. You can also create customized power plans. You can create, switch between, edit, delete and restore power plans, as described below. View and adjust settings for On Battery and Plugged In modes by clicking the appropriate tabs. You can open Windows power options by clicking More Power Options. NOTE You cannot delete the predefined power plans. To create a new power plan Creating...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel 945PM Express Intel ICH7M chipsets Intel ICH7M Broadcom 5787MKMLG chipsets Interface transfer rate Mbytes s, max ACPI 1.0b 2.0 3.0 compliance, PCI 2.2, System HDD Password Security Control, INT 13h Extenstions, PnP BIOS 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.4, BIOS Boot Specification, Simple Boot Flag 1.0, Boot Block, PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, USB Specification 1.1 2.0, IEEE 1394 1.0, USB 1394 CD-ROM Boot Up support, PC Card Standard 1995 PCMCIA 3.0 Compliant Device , IrDA 1.0, HD audio,...

Removing the CPU Heatsink Module

Acer Aspire 5735z Fan Below Open

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 3. Detach the heatsink cable from the mainboard. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 3. See Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. 4. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket latch to the unlock position by aligning the latch to the unlock symbol, then remove the CPU. NOTE When installing the CPU, make sure to install the CPU with PIN 1 at the...

Removing the Inverter Board

Inventer Acer Aspire 4710

Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. Removing the DIMM on page 54. Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 55. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 56. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 57. Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 60. Removing the CPU on page 61. Removing the Keyboard on page 62. Removing the Middle Cover on page 63. Removing the LCD Module on page 64. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 82. 13. Remove the screw G that holds the...

Removing the Battery Pack

Disassemble Acer Aspire 4710z

Slide the battery lock unlock latch to the unlock position 1 . 3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position 2 . 4. Remove the battery from the main unit 3 . 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. Push against the card, as if you were pushing it further into the slot, letting the card spring out.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Removing The Hdd Acer 4710

Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 52. Removing the Express Dummy Card on page 52. Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. Remove the screw A securing the HDD assembly to the unit. 6. Pull the HDD module out by pulling on the mylar attached to it, gently slide-out the HDD module from its bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing...

Acer Empowering Technology

The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Displayed by default in the upper half of your screen, it provides access to the following utilities Acer eNet Management hooks up to location-based networks intelligently. Acer ePower Management optimizes battery usage via customizable power plans. Acer ePresentation Management connects to a projector and adjusts display settings. Acer eDataSecurity Management protects...

Acer eAudio Management

Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home Theater on your system. Select Movie or Game mode to experience the awesome realism of 5.1-channel surround sound from just 2 speakers, via Dolby Virtual Speaker technology. Music mode lets you enjoy your favorite tunes, in vivid detail. Acer ePresentation Management lets you project your computer's display to an external display device or projector using the hotkey lt Fn gt lt F5 gt . If auto-detection...

Lock Keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad

Caps Lock 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. Scroll Lock lt Fn gt lt F12 gt When Scroll Lock is on, the screen moves one line up or down...

Removing the Optical Drive Module

Rtc Battery Aspire 4710

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 51. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 53. 3. Remove the screw C on the bottom side of the unit, as shown. 4. Using the flat-blade screwdriver, press the end of the module forward, then slide out the optical drive module from the main unit. 5. Remove the two screws D securing the optical bracket and remove the locker bracket from the optical disk drive module.

Front View

Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Buttons for launching frequently used programs. Comfortable support area for your hands when you use the computer. Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. Click buttons left, center and right The left and right buttons...

Windows Keys

Acer Euro Key

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 functions lt gt Open or close the Start menu lt gt lt D gt Display the desktop lt gt lt E gt Open Windows Explore lt gt lt F gt Search for a file or folder lt gt lt G gt Cycle through Sidebar gadgets lt gt lt L gt Lock your computer if you are connected to a...

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...

Undetermined Problems

Block Diagram Lcd

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. 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 93. Follow procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. 2. Visually check them...

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

Check or do the following in sequence LCD backlight doesn t work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Run Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility, then reboot system. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard if contrast and brightness function key doesn t work . Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed Reconnect the LCD connector LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed. Check or do the...

Board Layout

Extensa 5220 Dip Switch

Intel PM965 Express chipset north bridge Standard Operation Procedures of Password Bypassing and BIOS Recovery For RD and CSD to debug easily, the system provide one hardware DIP switch for Bypassing Password Check, and one Hotkey to enable BIOS Recovery. 2. Hotkey to enable BIOS Recovery Fn ESC, then Power Button. To use this function, it is strongly recommended that the AC adapter is connected to the system and plug-in to a wall outlet and the Battery is also in the system Bypassing Password...

Removing a System Password

Acer 5920g Boot Menu

Use the up down keys to select a password parameter Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password , then press Enter. 2. Enter the current password then press Enter. 3. Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new and confirm password fields. 4. After doing this, the system automatically sets the related password parameter to Clear. This menu allows you to set the drive priority during system boot-up. The system will attempt to boot from the first...