Easylaunch Buttons

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. Launch Acer Empowering Technology. (user-programmable) Wireless communication button indicator Enables disables...

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 Speaker Modules

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 49. 2. See Removing the Express Dummy Card on page 49. 3. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 50. 4. See Removing the DIMM on page 51. 5. See Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 52. 6. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 53. 7. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 54. 8. See Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. 9. See Removing the CPU on page 58. 10. See Removing the Keyboard on page 59. 11. See Removing the Middle Cover...

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.

Removing the WLAN Board Module

Wlan Board

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 49. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 50. 3. Disconnect the antenna cable from the WLAN board, then move the antenna away from the board. 4. Remove the two screws A on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board. 5. Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. 5. Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. NOTE When attaching the antennas back to the WLAN board, make sure the cable is routed properly.

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

Acer 4315 Camera

This chapter offers the FRU Field Replaceable Unit list in global configuration of Aspire 4715Z 4315. 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...

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 recreate the failure by running the diagnostic tests or repeating the same operation. 3. Do not use any power sources when performing an assembly or disassembly...

Lock Keys and Embedded Numeric Keypad

Aspire 5740g Scroll Lock

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...

Test Compatible Components

This computer's compatibility is tested and verified by Acer's internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested under Windows Vista Business, Vista Home Premium, and Vista Home Basic environment. Refer to the following lists for components, adapter cards, and peripherals which have passed these tests. Regarding configuration, combination and test procedures, please refer to the Aspire 4715Z 4315 Vista Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing...

Front View

Acer Aspire 4715z4315 Series

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. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse...

Microsoft Windows Vista Compatibility Test

15 LCD Monitor DVI Model AL15211 17 LCD Monitor DVI Model AL17211 20 LCD VD201b DVI-I , DVI-D , D-sub 1 Canon Scanner D1250 USB 2.0 JP OS only 450wbt deskjet printer USB Bluetooth Multimedia digital Speaker SC-UC78 Mass storage 2.5 travel kit with 1394 Micro Bault Pro USD-5G 5GB USB flash Wireless LAN USB stick 11 USB 1.1 CG-WLUSBST11 FireWire expansion hub 6-port IEEE 1394 hub FH-600 Building networks people WiFi certified a b g wireless 108AG Serial ATA External SATAII express card IK Kouwell...

Power System Check

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 list Check the Power Adapter on page 89 Check the Battery Pack on page 89 Unplug the power adapter cable from the system and measure the output voltage at the plug of the power adapter cable. 1. If the voltage is not correct, replace the power adapter. 2. If the...

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...

Index of Error Messages

Check or do the following in sequence See Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 88. System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used Run the BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure the system time, then reboot system. Run the BIOS Setup Utility to reconfigure system time, then reboot system. Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used Run Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility. Run Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility. Run the BIOS Setup Utility to check if the fixed...

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 3 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. Tap twice at the same speed as double-clicking the mouse button . Click and hold, then use finger to drag the cursor on the touchpad Tap...

Acer Empowering Technology

Acer Empowering Technology Vista 7720zg

NOTE Models shipped with Windows Vista Starter Edition only support Acer eRecovery Management. 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...

Removing the Antenna

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 53 Optical Drive Module on page 54. CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. 16. Detach the gasket tape holding the antenna in place, remove the antenna bracket, then carefully remove the antenna. Hard Disk Drive Module on page 53 Optical Drive Module on page 54. CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. 13. Carefully detach the masking tape and remove the microphone cable from underneath the adhesive aluminum foil.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Hard Drive Acer 4315 Replacement

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 49. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 50. 3. Remove the screw A securing the HDD assembly to the unit. 4. Pull the HDD module out by pulling on the mylar attached to it 1 , gently slide-out the HDD module from its bay 2 . 4. Pull the HDD module out by pulling on the mylar attached to it 1 , gently slide-out the HDD module from its bay 2 . NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 5. Remove...

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...

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 53 Optical Drive Module on page 54. CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. Remove the three screws A on the upper case. 14. Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard. 14. Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard. 15. Detach the touchpad cable from the mainboard. 16. Turn the system over and remove the eleven screws C, D on the lower case. 17. Gently detach the upper case from the lower case. 17. Gently detach the upper case...

Removing the Inverter Board

Inverter Board Cable

Optical Drive Module on page 54. CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. Remove the screw G that holds the inverter board to the panel 16. Disconnect the 2P cable from the inverter board, then disconnect the inverter board cable from its connector.

Removing the Optical Drive Module

Replace Optical Drive Acer Aspire 7520

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 49. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 50. 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 E securing the optical bracket and remove the locker bracket from the optical disk drive module.

Acer eData Security Management for selected models

Acer Edatasecurity Management Acer 4520

Acer eDataSecurity Management is an encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick data encryption decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook. The Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you for a supervisor password and default encryption password. This password will be used to encrypt files by default, or...

Windows Keys

Keyboard Aspire 4715z

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...

Acer ePresentation Management

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 hardware is implemented in the system and the external display supports it, your system display will be automatically switched out when an external display is connected to the system. For projectors and external devices that are not auto-detected, launch Acer ePresentation Management to choose an appropriate display setting....

Aspire Z Fru List No LXALY

Touchpad board Synaptics TM00450-001 Touchpad board Synaptics TM00450-000 Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin Denmark BK Power cord 10A 250V 3-pin South Africa Power cord 2.5A 250V South Africa BK India Power cord 10A 250V South Africa BK India SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 Hynix HYMP512S64CP8-Y5 LF SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 Nanya NT1GT64U8HB0BN-3C LF 0.09U SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 DDRII667 Samsung M470T2953EZ3-CE6 LF SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 Samsung M470T2864DZ3-CE6 SODIMM 1GB DDRII667 Hynix HYMP112S64CP6-Y5 LF SODIMM 1GB...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2310 Mobile Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 Mobile Processor Intel Celeron M 530 Mobile Processor Intel Celeron M 540 Mobile Processor Intel Celeron M 550 Mobile Processor Intel GL960 Express chipset Intel ICH8-M chipset Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller 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,...

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

Cmos Battery Acer Aspire 2930

The WLAN Board Module on page 52. the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 53 the Optical Drive Module on page 54. the CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. 13. Remove the six screws G on the LCD module. 14. Carefully pry open the LCD bezel and remove the bezel from the LCD module. 14. Carefully pry open the LCD bezel and remove the bezel from the LCD module.

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. 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 89. 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...

Removing the Middle Cover

4715z Keyboard Replacement

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 49. 2. See Removing the Keyboard on page 59. 3. Open the LCD screen all the way to facilitate the easy removal of the middle cover. 4. Carefully insert the flat-blade screwdriver between the middle cover and lower case and gently pry up the middle cover. 5. Continue prying the middle cover until the full length of the cover releases from the main unit, then remove the cover.

Removing the LCD Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 49. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 50. 3. See Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 52. 4. See Removing the Keyboard on page 59. 5. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 60. 6. Disconnect the microphone cable from the mainboard. 7. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the mainboard. 8. Detach the mylar tape from the antenna cable and pull out the cable as shown. 8. Detach the mylar tape from the antenna cable and pull out the cable as shown....

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.

Removing the LCD with Brackets

Acer Aspire 5740g Lcd Back Cover Comprar

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 53 Optical Drive Module on page 54. CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. 15. Remove the two screws G securing the left and right LCD brackets to the LCD back cover. Detach the acetic tapes holding the FPC cable to the edge of the LCD panel. Detach the acetic tapes holding the FPC cable to the edge of the LCD panel. the WLAN Board Module on page 52. the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 53 the Optical Drive Module on page 54. the CPU Heatsink Module on page 57. 14. See...

BIOS Setup Navigation Keys

Note the following reminders when moving around the Setup utility. Use the Left and Right arrow keys to move to the next page or to return to the previous screen. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select an item. Use the and - keys to select an option. NOTE You can configure a parameter that is enclosed in square brackets. Grayed-out items have fixed settings and are not user-configurable. Use the Enter key to display a submenu screen. NOTE When a parameter is preceeded by an arrow or gt , it...

Clearing the Supervisor or User Password

Clear Cmos Motherboard Acer 4315

If the Password on Boot field have been enabled and you forgot the BIOS password supervisor user password , you will not be able to boot up the system. You need to clear the lost password by shorting the hardware gap located near the DIMM slot. 2. Unplug the adapter and power cable. 3. Remove the battery pack. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 49. 4. Remove the lower cover. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 50. 5. If necessary, remove the memory module. See Removing the DIMM on page 51....