Easy Launch Buttons

Located beside the keyboard are application buttons. These buttons are called easy-launch buttons. They are WLAN, Internet, email, Bluetooth, Arcade and 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) Internet browser (user-Programmable) Email application (user-Programmable)...

Memory

DEBUG_BIOS equ 1 Check for DRAM initialization interrupt and reset fail Verify all DIMMs are DDR or DDR2 and unbuffered Detect an improper warm reset and handle Detect if ECC SO-DIMMs are present in the system Verify all DIMMs are single or double sided and not asymmetric Verify all DIMMs are x8 or x16 width Find a common CAS latency between the DIMMS and the MCH Determine the memory frequency and CAS latency to program Determine the smallest common TRAS for all DIMMs Determine the smallest...

BDS Specific action

Initialize SMM Private Data and relocate BSP SMBASE Report every memory range do the hard ware ECC init Report status code of every memory range Notify pci bus driver starts to program the resource Report that the remote terminal is being disabled Report that the remote terminal is being enabled Report that the usb keyboard is being enabled Report that the mouse is being enabled Peripheral removable media reset (ex IsaFloppy, USB device) Report Status Code here for DXE_ENTRY_POINT once it is...

Using the System Utilities

Acer Bio-Protection (only for certain models) Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution is a multi-purpose fingerprint software package integrated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Utilizing the uniqueness of one's fingerprint features, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution has incorporated protection against unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management with Password Bank, easy music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch, secure Internet favorites via...

Right View

Acer 4730z Repairing

Connects to a Kensington-compatible computer security lock. Internal optical drive accepts CDs or DVDs. Lights up when the optical drive is active. Ejects the optical disk from the drive. Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer is turned off. Note Insert a paper clip into the emergency eject hole to eject the optical drive tray when the computer is off.

Left View

Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Connects to a display device (e.g. external monitor, LCD projector). Connect to USB 2.0 devices (e.g. USB mouse, USB camera). Accepts audio line-in devices (e.g., audio CD player, stereo walkman, mp3 player). Accepts inputs from external microphones. Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g., speakers, headphones).

Replacing the Antenna Cables

Acer 4730z Repairing

Ensure that the three Antenna cables pass through the Mainboard and are accessible from the underside of lower cover. 1. Insert the Antenna Cables through the Upper 2. Secure the cables in place as shown. Cover. Make sure they are accessible from the underside. 3. Pull the cables through. 4. Place the cabling in the wiring conduit as shown. 3. Pull the cables through. 4. Place the cabling in the wiring conduit as shown. 1. Align and replace the Speaker Module in the upper 2. Replace the four...

Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Module

Acer Hard Disk Failure

Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2. Replace the four screws to secure the carrier. 1. Place the HDD in the HDD carrier. 2. Replace the four screws to secure the carrier. 3. Insert the HDD, interface side first, until HDD firmly 4. Push the HDD down to secure in place. slides in place. 3. Insert the HDD, interface side first, until HDD firmly 4. Push the HDD down to secure in place. slides in place.

Replacing the Keyboard

Acer 4730z Motherboard Repairing

Replace keyboard cable to the mainboard, and 2. Turn the keyboard over and place the front edge secure the locking latch. first in the mounting. 1. Replace keyboard cable to the mainboard, and 2. Turn the keyboard over and place the front edge secure the locking latch. first in the mounting. 3. Press down on the areas marked below to secure in place.

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 On Issue on page 130. 2. Visually check them for...

Front View

Acer Travelmate 4730z Wireless Switch

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. Enables disables the wireless function. Increase system volume decrease system volume. Enables disables the 3G Bluetooth function. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons....

Online Support Information

This section describes online technical support services available to help you repair your Acer Systems. If you are a distributor, dealer, ASP or TPM, please refer your technical queries to your local Acer branch office. Acer Branch Offices and Regional Business Units may access our website. However some information sources will require a user i.d. and password. These can be obtained directly from Acer CSD Taiwan. Acer's Website offers you convenient and valuable support resources whenever you...

Replacing the Finger Print Reader

Acer 4730z Motherboard Repairing

Replace the Finger Print Reader board in the upper cover. 2. Replace the securing screw. 3. Secure the FFC to the upper cover by using the 2. Replace the securing screw. 3. Secure the FFC to the upper cover by using the IMPORTANT The Touch Pad cannot be removed individually. To replace the Touch Pad, replace the entire Upper Cover. 1. Replace the Touch Pad bracket. 2. Replace the two securing screws from the Touch 1. Replace the Touch Pad bracket. 2. Replace the two securing screws from the...

External Mouse Failure

If an external Mouse fails, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 2. If the mouse uses a wireless connection, insert new batteries and confirm there is a good connection. See the mouse user manual. 3. If the mouse uses a USB connection, try an alternate USB port. 4. Try an alternative program to verify mouse operation. Reinstall the program experiencing mouse failure. 6. Remove any recently added hardware and associated software. 7. Remove any recently added...

Removing the Antenna

Types Computer Screws Tops

Remove the Antenna Cables from the securing pins as shown. 3. Feed the antenna cables from the underside of the computer. 3. Feed the antenna cables from the underside of the computer. 5. Pull the cables through the speaker panel as shown. 5. Pull the cables through the speaker panel as shown. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 47. 3. See Removing the WLAN Module on page 50. 4. See Removing the Keyboard on page 61. 5. See Removing the...

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 Acer eSettings Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Launches Acer ePower Management in Acer Empowering Technology. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the...

Touchpad Basics with fingerprint reader

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader 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 Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader 3 supporting Acer FingerNav 4-way control function...

Random Loss of BIOS Settings

Acer 4730z Motherboard Repairing

If the computer is experiencing intermittent loss of BIOS information, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. If the computer is more than one year old, replace the CMOS battery. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. If the computer is experiencing HDD or ODD BIOS information loss, disconnect and reconnect the power and data cables between devices. If the BIOS settings are still lost, replace the cables....

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, first ensure that the second monitor is connected, then select Start, Control Panel, Display and click on Settings. 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 settings and click OK to complete the process. Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four...

Internal Speaker Failure

Acer 4730z Base System Device

If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs 2. Navigate to Starts Control Panels System and Maintenance System Device Manager. Check the Device Manager to determine that The device is properly installed. There are no red Xs or yellow exclamation marks. There are no device conflicts. No hardware is listed under Other Devices. 3. Roll back the audio driver to the previous version, if updated recently. 4....

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 4730Z 4730ZG 4330. 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 AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS,...

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys. To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys. To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6. A plus sign indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item. Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu. In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing F9. You can also press F10...

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. 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...

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password Confirm 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...

Changing a Password

Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears. 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter. 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to Set. 5. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter. 6. When you are...

Removing the WLAN Module

Aspire 7730g Wlan Modul

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. Remove the WLAN cover. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 47. 3. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN board. 4. Move the antenna away and remove the two screws on the WLAN board to release the WLAN board. 5. Detach the WLAN board from the WLAN socket. NOTE When attaching the antenna back to the WLAN board, make sure the cables are sitting in the housing to prevent damage.

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. H fre jjfjf rilifi llj'w tfjno 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...

Replacing the LCD Panel

Inverter Aspire 6930

Align the LCD brackets with the eight screw holes four on each side on the LCD Panel as shown. 1. Align the LCD brackets with the eight screw holes four on each side on the LCD Panel as shown. 2. Secure the LCD brackets to the LCD panel. 2. Secure the LCD brackets to the LCD panel. 5. Replace the MIC cable under the mylar tab strips, and replace the MIC as shown. Secure the cable by pressing down on the strips. 7. Secure the cable by pressing down on the securing strip. 6. Replace the...

Replacing the Bluetooth Board

Bluetooth For Aspire 4730z

Connect one end of the Bluetooth cable to the 2. Connect the other end of the Bluetooth cable to the mainboard as shown. Bluetooth Module as shown. 1. Connect one end of the Bluetooth cable to the 2. Connect the other end of the Bluetooth cable to the mainboard as shown. Bluetooth Module as shown. 3. Locate the Bluetooth Module and replace the single securing screw.

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. Intel R Core TM 2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz 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 speed of the CPU. 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...

Main

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Item Specific Help This is the help for the hour field. Valid range is from 0 to 23. INCREASE REDUCE F5 F6 F1 Help t Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Default ESC Exit lt gt Select Menu Enter Select SubMenu F10 Save and Exit NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in...

Microsoft Windows Vista Environment Test

Adapter DELTA 65W 1.7x5.5x11 SADP-65KB DFA LF level 4 Adapter LITE-ON 65W 1.7x5.5x11 PA-1650-02AC LF level 4 Adapter HIPRO 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow HP-OK065B13 LED LF level 4 Adapter DELTA 90W 1.7x5.5x11 ADP-90SB BBEA LF level 4 Adapter LITE-ON 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue PA-1900-24AR LED LF level 4 Adapter HIPRO 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue HP-OL093B13P LED LF level 4 Adapter DELTA 65W 1.7x5.5x11 SADP-65KB BFJA LV4 LF for OBL only Adapter DELTA 90W 1.7x5.5x11 ADP-90SB BBEA LF level 4 Adapter DELTA 90W...

HDD Not Operating Correctly

If the HDD does not operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Disconnect all external devices. 2. Run a complete virus scan using up-to-date software to ensure the computer is virus free. 3. Run the Windows Vista Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows Vista Operating System DVD in the ODD and restart the computer. b. When prompted, press any key to start to the operating system DVD. c. The Install Windows screen displays. Click Next. d....

Removing a Password

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

Common Problems

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...

Power On Issue

If the system doesn't power on, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs If the system powers off at intervals, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check the power cable is properly connected to the computer and the electrical outlet. 2. Remove any extension cables between the computer and the outlet. 3. Remove any surge protectors between the computer and the electrical outlet. Plug the computer...

Replacing the HDMI Module

Motherboard Aspire 4730z

Insert the HDMI Module as shown, and press 2. Replace the 2 screws to secure. down to locate in place. 1. Insert the HDMI Module as shown, and press 2. Replace the 2 screws to secure. down to locate in place. 1. Turn the Mainboard over. Connect the DC IN Cable 2. Connect the I O Cable to the Mainboard. to the Mainboard. 4. Ensure that the Mainboard is face up the Heatsink and CPU are not visible . Place the Mainboard in the chassis, rear edge first, and press down to install. Replace the two...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. F5 F6 Change Values Enter Select SubMenu The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the hard disk password. Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup...

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 main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Disassembly Requirements

To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge 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. IMPORTANT Various images depict the use of a regular metal screwdriver, however, a plastic screwdriver is advised when disassembling parts near or around the...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Acer 5610 Cmos

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 4730Z 4730ZG 4330. Aspire 4730Z 4730ZG 4330 provide one Hardware Open Gap on main board for clearing password check, and one Hotkey for enabling BIOS Recovery. Clearing Password Check Hardware Open Gap Description Steps for Clearing BIOS Password Check If users set BIOS Password Supervisor Password and or User Password for a security reason, BIOS will ask the password during systems POST...

Replacing the Thermal Module

Acer 4730z Lcd Replacement

Align and place the Thermal Module in the mounting as shown. 2. Replace the four securing screws to secure the Thermal Module. 1. Align the Fan Module on the screw brackets. 2. Replace the 3 screws and secure. 1. Align the Fan Module on the screw brackets. 2. Replace the 3 screws and secure. 3. Connect the Fan cable to the Mainboard.

Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module

How Clean Fan Acer 4730z Laptop

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. Remove the HDD cover, See Removing the Lower Covers on page 47. 3. Use the pull-tab to pull and lift the hard disk drive module out of the bay. NOTE To prevent damage to device, avoid pressing down on it or placing heavy objects on top of it. 4. Remove the four screws securing the hard disk to the carrier. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 44. 2. Remove the Memory cover. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 47. 3. Remove the screw securing...

Travel Mate ZZG Series

AS4730Z-321G16Mi LINPUSAAU1 UMACE 1 1G 160 6L 5R AS4730Z-321G16Mn LINPUSACN1 UMACE 1 1G 160 6L 5R AS4730Z-322G25Mn EM VHP32ATME2 MC UMACE 1 2G 250 BT 6L 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_AR23 AS4730Z-321G16i LINPUSATH1 UMACE 1 1G 160 BT 6L 5R CB_bg_0.3D_HG_EN11 AS4730Z-321G16n LINPUSATH1 UMACE 1 1G 160 BT 6L 5R AS4730Z-341G16n LINPUSATH1 UMACE 1 1G 160 BT 6L 5R AS4730Z-322G12Mi VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACE 1 2G 120 6L 5R AS4730Z-322G12Mi VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACE 1 2G 120 6L 5R AS4730Z-322G12Mi VHP32ATCA2 MC UMACE 1 2G 120...

BIOS Recovery by Crisis Disk

BIOS Recovery Boot Block is a special block of BIOS. It is used to boot up the system with minimum BIOS initialization. Users can enable this feature to restore the BIOS firmware to a successful one once the previous BIOS flashing process failed. The system provides a function hotkey Fn Esc, for enable BIOS Recovery process when system is powered on during BIOS POST. To use this function, it is strongly recommended to have the AC adapter and Battery present. If this function is enabled, the...

Acer Aspire 4730z Wont Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay. 2. IDE1 TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633A 4. Network Boot Realtek Boot Agent Use lt t gt or to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and...

Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into the following stages External module disassembly The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate the entire disassembly sequence. Observe the order of the sequence to avoid damage to any of the hardware components. For example, if you want to remove the main board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core 2 Duo processor based Intel Celeron processor and Intel Pentium processor, 667-MHz FSB support on Cantiga GL40 platform Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Intel Core 2 Extreme processors, 667MHz, 800-MHz and 1066-MHz FSB support on Cantiga PM40 platform Intel Cantiga GL40 667MHz FSB supported Intel Cantiga PM40 667 800 1066MHz FSB supported ENE KB926 for Keyboard Controller, Battery management Unit. JMICRON JMB385 for Card Reader, 5 in 1 controller. Integrated VGA solution for CANTIGA...

Main Module

Acer Aspire 4730z

NOTE The outside housing and color may vary from the mass produced model. ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP65KB BFJA OBL SADP-65KB DFA ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFA ADAPTER 65W 3PIN LITEON PA-1650-02AC ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBEA ADAPTER 90W 3PIN DELTA ADP90SB BBEN OBL ADAPTER 90W 3PIN LITEON PA-1900-24AR ADAPTER 90W 3PIN HIPRO AC-OL093B13P LF BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4.4AH PA 3S2P SIMPLO BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4.4AH SM 3S2P SIMPLO BATTERY LI-ION 6CELLS 4.4AH LG 3S2P SIMPLO BATTERY LI-ION...