Removing the WLAN Module

Removing Battery Acer Aspire 4732

Perform the Removing the Battery Pack procedure on page 28. 2. Remove the screw securing the WLAN module compartment cover. 3. Pry loose the WLAN module compartment cover from the main unit to remove it. 3. Pry loose the WLAN module compartment cover from the main unit to remove it. Remove the WLAN module label sticker. 5. Disconnect the main and auxiliary antennas from the WLAN module. 6. Remove the screw securing the WLAN module. Remove the WLAN module from its slot.

Setup Utility Menus

The Setup Utility has five menus for configuring the various system functions. These include NOTE The screenshots used in this section are for illustration only. The values displayed may not be the same as those in your computer. The Information menu screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. These information are necessary for troubleshooting and may be required when asking for technical support. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Intel R Core TM 2 Duo CPU T64OO 2.OO GHz...

Removing the Middle Cover

Perform the Removing the Lower Case Cover procedure on page 29. 2. Perform the Removing the WLAN Module procedure on page 32. 3. Use a plastic flat screwdriver to pry loose the middle cover. Start on the right side, continue to the center side, move towards the left side, then finally on the hinge sides until the middle cover is released from the upper case.

System Check Procedures

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. Perform the following procedures to isolate the possible problem a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. 1. Boot from the diagnostic disc and start the diagnostic programs. 2. Check if the CD-ROM Test result is pass. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. If an error occurs, reconnect the drive to the connector on the mainboard. If...

Removing the LCD Module

Acer 4732z Replacement Keyboard

Perform the Removing the Keyboard procedure on page 37. 2. Disconnect the LCD cable from its mainboard connector. Detach the LCD cable from its upper case latch. Detach the LCD cable from its upper case latch. 6. Turn the unit over to the base side. 7. Remove the bottom hinge screws securing the LCD module. 8. Turn the unit over again to remove the top LCD hinge screws. 9. Remove the top hinge screws securing the LCD module. 10. Detach the LCD module from the main unit. Proceed to page 50...

Accessing the Setup Utility

If the computer is already turned on, save your data and close all open applications, then restart the computer. If you fail to press F2 before POST is completed, you will need to restart the computer. Use the left lt _ and right _arrow keys to move between selections on the menu bar. Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility Phoenix SecureCore tm Setup Utility CPU Type CPU Speed IDE0 Model Name IDE0 Serial Number ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version KBC Version Serial Number Asset...

Removing the Touchpad Board

Perform the Removing the Upper Case procedure on page 41. 2. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the touchpad board. 3. Remove the screw securing the touchpad board bracket. 4. Remove the touchpad board bracket from the upper case. 5. Carefully pry loose the touchpad board from the upper case to detach it. CAUTION The touchpad board is glued to the upper case. Remove the touchpad board only if it is defective. IMPORTANT A circuit board that is gt 10 cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow...

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...

Top View

Web camera for video communication. only for certain models Also called Liquid Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output. Wireless LAN WLAN communication button indicator Enables disables the WLAN function and indicates its status. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. The left and right buttons function like the left and right mouse buttons. Comfortable support area...

Predisassembly Procedure

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, perform the steps listed below 1. Turn off the power to the computer and all peripherals. 2. Unplug the power cord from the computer. 3. Unplug all other peripheral cables from the computer. 4. Close the notebook lid and place the computer on a flat, steady surface. 5. Turn the unit over with the base facing upward. NOTE Some images in chapter show eMachines logo, but this model is Aspire. For eMachines D725 D525 and Aspire 4732Z 4332 use the...

Removing the Keyboard

Removing The Keyboard 5942g

Perform the Removing the Middle Cover procedure on page 37. 2. Use a plastic flat screwdriver to push the latches on the top side of the keyboard. 3. Slide the keyboard towards the LCD module, then once it's detached from the upper case, turn it over the palmrest to gain access to the keyboard cable. 4. Disconnect the keyboard cable from its mainboard connector.

Undetermined Problems

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 64 Follow procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. 2. Visually check them for damage. If any problems are found, replace the FRU. 3. Remove or disconnect all of the following devices Printer, mouse, and other external devices 5. Determine if the problem has been...

Removing the Power Board

Aspire 4732z

Perform the Removing the Upper Case procedure on page 41. 2. Remove the screw securing the power board. 3. Remove the power board from the upper case. 3. Remove the power board from the upper case. IMPORTANT A circuit board that is gt 10 cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle as shown in the above image. Follow local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board. 4. Disconnect the power FFC from the power board.

Left View

Connects to a display device e.g., external monitor, LCD projector . Connects to an Ethernet 10 100-based network Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g., USB mouse, USB camera . Accepts inputs from external microphones. Connects to audio line-out devices such as speakers, or headphones.

Phoenix Secure Core Setup Utility

Phoenix SecureCore Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your system's Basic Input Output System BIOS . Since most systems are already properly configured and optimized, there is normally no need to run this utility. You will need to run this utility under the following conditions When changing the system configuration including Setting the system time and date Configuring the hard drives Specifying the boot device sequence Configuring the power management modes Setting...

Specifications

Mobile Intel GL40 GM45 Express Chipset Integrated in the Mobile Intel GL40 GM45 Express Chipset Integrated in the Mobile Intel GL40 GM45 Express Chipset Conexant HD-Audio SmartAudio 221 CX20561 Intel WiFi Link 512AG_MMW Atheros XB63 Broadcom BCM4312 Atheros AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller Integrated in the Mobile Intel GL40 GM45 Express Chipset GM45 LVDS, SDVO, TV Out, CRT, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort Conexant HD-Audio SmartAudio 221 CX20561 High-definition audio system, MS-Sound compatible,...

POST Error Messages

POST error messages tell users what failure the system has detected. Some error messages could be related to a hardware device. Others may indicate a problem with a device configuration. In some cases an error message may include recommendations for troubleshooting or require that you press the Enter key to display recommendations. Follow the instructions on the screen. It is recommended that you correct the error before proceeding, even if the computer appears to boot successfully. The table...

Removing the Mainboard

Mainboard Acer 4732z

Perform the Removing the Upper Case procedure on page 41. 2. Remove the mainboard from the upper case. IMPORTANT A circuit board that is gt 10 cm2 has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle as shown in the above image. Follow local regulations for disposing this type of circuit board. IMPORTANT The RTC battery has been highlighted with a yellow rectangle in the above image. Detach the RTC battery and follow local regulations for disposing it.

Clearing a BIOS Password

Electric Conductivity Tool

To clear a lost BIOS password user or supervisor password you need to short the G61hardware gap located near the HDD connector. Short to clear the user and supervisor passwords. 1. Turn off the computer and unplug all the peripherals connected to it. 2. Unplug the power cord from the computer. 3. Remove the battery pack according to the instructions described on page 28. 4. Remove the lower case cover according to the instructions described on page 29. 5. Remove the HDD module according to the...

Removing the LCD Panel Brackets

Perform the Removing the LCD Panel procedure on page 53. 2. Remove the screws securing the LCD panel brackets. 1. Perform the Removing the LCD Panel procedure on page 53. 2. Detach the aluminum foil tabs securing the WLAN antennas. 3. Detach the WLAN antennas from the LCD case.

Removing the Processor

Placa Acer 4732z 4332

Perform the Removing the Heat Sink Fan HSF Assembly procedure on page 47. 2. Remove the CPU label sticker. 3. Use a flat screwdriver to turn the processor socket lock counter-clockwise to the unlock position. 4. Hold the processor by its edges and carefully remove it from its socket. CAUTION DO NOT lay the processor on its base to avoid bending or damaging the pins underneath it. IMPORTANT When installing a processor - Note the golden arrow on the corner to make sure the processor is...

POST Beep Codes

When no POST error message is displayed but the computer stops during POST, listen for 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...

BIOS Recovery

An interruption during a BIOS flash procedure e.g. a power outage can corrupt the BIOS code, which will cause the system to go into an unbootable state. You need to access and execute the boot block program to reboot the computer and recover the regular BIOS code. Note the following when restoring the BIOS settings q Make sure the battery pack is installed to the system and that the computer is connected to a UPS unit during the BIOS recovery process. q The BIOS crisis recovery disk should be...

Troubleshooting Procedure

Perform the following procedure to determine the cause of a computer problem. 1. Obtain the failure 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. Disconnect all power source from the computer when performing an assembly or disassembly procedure. 4. Perform the following visual inspection before you continue. Power cords are properly connected and secured. There are no...

Creating the BIOS Crisis Recovery Disk

Prepare a removable USB storage device with a capacity size greater than 10MB. Note that all data on the USB storage device will be cleared during the creation of the crisis disk. 2. Set up a computer running the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system and plug in the USB storage device into an available USB port. 3. Decompress the Crisis Package Source. 4. Select WINCRIS.EXE and then select Run as administrator. 5. Keep the default settings and then click on the Start button. 6. When...

Test Compatible Components

This computer's compatibility is tested and verified by Acer's internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested for both the Home Basic and Home Premium editions of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. 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 Acer Aspire 4732Z 4332 Vista Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile...

Removing the LCD Bezel

Perform the Removing the LCD Module procedure on page 38. 2. Remove the rubber pads covering the LCD bezel screws. 3. Remove the screws securing the LCD bezel. 4. Carefully pry loose the bezel from the LCD case. 4. Carefully pry loose the bezel from the LCD case. 5. Detach the LCD bezel from the LCD case.

Unlocking the HDD

To regain access to your computer if you lose the HDD password, you need to generate a master password and unlock your hard drive. 1. Open the computer in a DOS environment. 3. Press Enter to display the command options. 4. Select option 2 upper case ASCII code , then press Enter. 5. Write down the generated master password. 7. In the HDD password prompt, type the master password generated in step 4, then press Enter.

Removing the Upper Case

Abrir Acer Aspire 4332

Perform the Removing the LCD Module procedure on page 38. 2. Disconnect the following system cables from their board connectors. Speaker cable 3. Turn the unit over to the base side. 4. Remove the bottom screws securing the upper case to the lower case. 5. Turn the unit over again to remove the top upper case screws. 6. Remove the upper case rubber pads. 7. Remove the top upper case screws. 8. Pry loose the upper case from the lower case to detach the former.

System Screw List

Listed below are the screw types used in this system, plus their corresponding part numbers. NOTE The screws for the different components vary in size. During the disassembly process, group the screws with their corresponding components to avoid mismatches when putting back the components.

Stages of the Disassembly Process

The disassembly process is divided into three stages 1. External modules disassembly IMPORTANT The disassembly procedure described in this chapter is a gradual process, as illustrated in the flowcharts preceding each disassembly stage section. This means that users need to observe the instructions in a step-by step manner. To illustrate, if you want to remove the mainboard, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order. Failure to observe the...

Hardware

Intel Pentium Processors for Mobile or Mobile Intel Celeron Processors Mobile Intel GL40 Express Chipset Intel I O Controller Hub 9M ICH9M Two DIMM slots supporting DDR2 677 MHz modules Maximum memory of 2 GB for 32-bit OS or 4 GB for 64-bit OS 2 MB Flash BIOS shadow RAM support Supports MultiMediaCard MMC , Secure Digital SD , xD-Picture Card xD , Memory Stick MS , and Memory Stick PRO MS PRO cards 2.5-inch 9.5 mm SATA hard disk drive HDD Slim type Super Multi optical disc drive ODD Atheros...

Field Replaceable Unit FRU List

Acer Aspire 4332

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing of the Aspire 4732Z 4332 computer global configurations. Refer to this list when ordering for repair parts or for RMA Return Merchandise Authorization . IMPORTANT Part number changes will not be noted in this printed Service Guide. The part numbers listed in this Service Guide may differ from those given to regional AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDERS. You MUST use the local FRU list provided by your regional office to order FRU parts for...

Acer Aspire Z Fru List

Please note that Aspire 4732Z 4332 HM41_MV is extended project from eMachines D725 D525 HM40_MV . The two projects have a lot of common parts. Blue are new added items on Aspire 4732Z 4332, red means different items from eMachines D725 D525. Please still refer to service BOM on PLM system for finalized part number. ADAPTER 65W 19V DELTA SADP-65KB DFJ YELLOW LED LF ADAPTER 65W 19V 3PIN DELTA ADP-65JH DB A LV5 LED LF YELLOW ADAPTER 65W LITEON PA-1650-02AC REV.A07 LF LEVEL-4 POWER CORD 2.5A 125V...

Performing a BIOS Recovery

Shut down the BIOS failed-computer. 2. Connect the USB storage device containing the BIOS recovery crisis disk files to the failed computer. 3. Press and hold lt Fn gt lt Esc gt keys this is the BIOS recovery hotkey , then press the power button. The system will now execute the BIOS recovery process. When the process is complete the computer will automatically reboot. 4. Disconnect the USB storage device from the computer. 5. Perform a BIOS flash procedure to update the BIOS firmware.