Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Power, 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...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 4736G 4736Z Series. 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,...

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...

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 140. 2. Visually check them for...

Rear View

Acer Aspire 4732z Front View

Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Houses the computer's hard disk secured with screws . Enable the computer to stay cool, even after prolonged use. Note Do not cover or obstruct the opening of the fan. The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Indicates when the hard disk drive is active. Lights up...

Closed Front View

Acer Aspire 4736z Back View Detail

Accepts Secure Digital SD , MultiMediaCard MMC , Memory Stick MS , Memory Stick Pro MS PRO , and xD-Picture Card. Note Push to remove install the card. Only one card can operate at any given time. Connects to an Ethernet 10 100 1000-based network. Connects to a display device e.g. external monitor, LCD projector . Supports high definition digital video connections. Connect to USB 2.0 devices e.g. USB mouse, USB camera . Headphones speaker line-out jack with S PDIF support Connects to audio...

Replacing the CPU

Acer 4736g Graphic

IMPORTANT The CPU has a Pin1 locator that must be positioned corresponding to the marker on the CPU socket. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 1. Place the CPU into the CPU socket as shown, taking note of the Pin1 locator. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place. 2. Using a flat-bladed screw driver, rotate the CPU locking screw 180 clockwise to secure the CPU in place.

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...

Replacing the WLAN Module

Acer 4736z Wlan Card

Insert the WLAN board into the WLAN socket. 2. Replace the two screws to secure the module. 3. Connect the two antenna cables to the module. NOTE The White cable goes to the upper terminal and the black cable to the lower terminal. IMPORTANT Ensure that the cabling is replaced as shown to avoid trapping when the covers are replaced.

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

Acer 4736z Lcd Area

See Removing the LCD Module on page 70. 2. Remove the six screw caps and screws as shown. 3. Starting at the centre of the top edge, pry the inside of the bezel away from the screen. Work round the edges to pry the bezel away from the screen as shown. 4. Lift the bezel away from the panel. 1. See Removing the LCD Bezel on page 96. 2. Remove the single screw from the Camera Bracket as shown. 3. Lift the Camera Bracket, right side first, clear of the casing. 3. Lift the Camera Bracket, right...

Replacing the Thermal Module

Mainboard Acer Aspire 4736

WARNING To prevent damage to the Thermal Module or the CPU, hold the Thermal Module by both ends at the same time. IMPORTANT If the replacement Thermal Module does not include the thermal protection pad shown below, reuse the original thermal protection pad with the new Thermal Module. 1. Align and place the Thermal Module in the on the 2. Remove the four screws from the Thermal Module mainboard as shown. numerically, from 1 to 4. 3. Connect fan cable to the mainboard as shown. 3. Connect fan...

Using DMITools

The DMI Desktop Management Interface Tool copies BIOS information to eeprom to be used in the DMI pool for hardware management. When the BIOS displays Verifying DMI pool data it is checking the table correlates with the hardware before sending to the operating system Windows, etc. . To update the DMI Pool, perform the following steps 2. Execute dmitools.exe. The following messages show dmitools usage dmitools r gt Read dmi string from memory dmitools wm xxxx gt Write manufacturer name to EEPROM...

Replacing the USB Board

Insert the USB Board into the casing, ensuring that 2. Run the cable along the casing and insert it into the the USB Port is accessible through the case. FFC connector. 3. Lock the connector and press down on the FFC 4. Ensure the locating pins is correctly seated and cable to secure it on the casing. replace the single securing screw. WARNING Care must be taken when replacing the Media Board Cover to prevent damage or stress to the surface. 1. Place the media board in the upper case. 2....

Random Loss of BIOS Settings

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....

Internal Speaker Failure

Trouble Acer 4736g

If the internal Speakers fail, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRUs If sound problems are experienced, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 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...

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

Touchpad Basics with fingerprint reader

Acer 5542g Finger Print Reader

The following items show you how to use the touchpad with Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader Move your finger across the touchpad 1 to move the cursor. Press the left 2 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...

HDD Not Operating Correctly

Acer 4736g Schematic

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....

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 F2 during POST when Press lt F2 gt to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen ....

Replacing the Speaker Module

Speaker Aspire 4736z

Align and replace the Speaker Module in the lower IMPORTANT Run the LCD cables over the Speaker case. Module as shown to avoid trapping when the Switch 2. Reconnect the Speaker cable. 3. Replace the adhesive tape to secure the LCD 4. Replace the two securing screws as shown. 4. Replace the two securing screws as shown. 1. Place the Keyboard on the Upper Cover, face up 2. Insert the Keyboard, front edge first, into the Upper and reconnect the FFC cable to the Mainboard. Cover as shown. Ensure...

Removing the Finger Print Reader

Repair Mainboard Acer 4736z

NOTE Only the Discrete SKU supports Finger Print Reader technology. 1. See Removing the Upper Base on page 75. 2. Remove the single securing screw on the bracket. 3. Lift the bracket clear of the casing. 3. Lift the bracket clear of the casing. 1. See Removing the Upper Base on page 75. 2. Lift the FFC, as shown, to disengage the adhesive. 3. Open the FFC locking latch as shown and remove the FFC. 4. Remove the two screws from the TouchPad Bracket and remove it from the casing. 5. Remove the...

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.

Microsoft Windows Vista Environment Test

Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow SADP-65KB DFJ LED LF Adapter DELTA 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow SADP-65KB BFJG LED LF Adapter HIPRO 65W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Yellow HP-OK065B13 LV4 for flicker issue LED LF Adapter DELTA 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue ADP-90SB BBEA LV4 for flicker issue LED LF Adapter DELTA 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue ADP-90SB BBEN LV4, for OBL for flicker issue LED LF Adapter HIPRO 90W 19V 1.7x5.5x11 Blue HP-0L093B13P LV4 for flicker issue LED LF Battery SONY AS-2007A Li-Ion 3S2P SONY 6...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 PGA 2.0G 3M 800 35W r-0 see Processor Specification below for more information Intel Cantiga GM 800 1066MHz FSB supported Intel Cantiga PM 800 1066MHz FSB supported ICH9-M Intel Cantiga PM45 GM45 667 800 1066MHz FSB supported ICH9-M Integrated VGA solution for CANTIGA GM On board VGA card for CANTIGA PM REALTEK ALC888S-VC for High Definition Audio Codec with Dolby Digital Live Throttling 50 On 100 C Off 90 C OS Shut down 105 C H W Shut down 96 C Suspend to RAM S3 Disk S4...

Common Problems

Aspire 7535 Faulty

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...

Removing the SD dummy card

Buka Casing Acer 4736g

Push the SD dummy card all the way in to eject it. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 52. 2. See Removing the SD dummy card on page 53. 3. Loosen the five captive screws in the covers as shown. 1. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 54. 2. Disconnect the two antenna cables. 1. See Removing the Lower Covers on page 54. 2. Push out the release latches on both sides of the DIMM socket to release the DIMM module. 4. Repeat steps for the second DIMM module. 1. See Removing the Lower...

Memory

DEBUG_BIOS equ 1 Check for DRAM initialization interrupt and reset fail Verify all DIMMs are DDR3 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 common TRP...

Replacing the Upper Cover

Board Acer Aspire 4736z

WARNING Care must be taken when replacing the Upper Cover to prevent damage or stress to the surface. 1. Place the Upper Cover on the Lower Cover, front edge first, and lower it into place. 2. Starting with the sides, press down all around the perimeter of the cover to secure it in place. 2. Starting with the sides, press down all around the perimeter of the cover to secure it in place. 3. Reconnect the three FFC cables to the mainboard. 3. Reconnect the three FFC cables to the mainboard. 4....

Using Boot Sequence Selector

Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changes without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps 2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding sequence, for example, enter BS2 to change the boot sequence to HDD CD ROM LAN Floppy.

Front View

Acer Aspire 4736z Disassembly Step

Web camera for video communication only for certain models . Internal microphone for sound recording. Also called Liquid-Crystal Display LCD , displays computer output Configuration may vary by models . Light-Emitting Diodes LEDs that light up to show the status of the computer's functions and components. For entering data into your computer. 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...

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.

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

Nav50 Cable

Remove External Modules before proceeding 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 52. 2. Remove the two screw caps and screws from the Hinge Covers. 3. Slide the covers off the hinges in the direction of the arrows. 3. Slide the covers off the hinges in the direction of the arrows. IMPORTANT The left and right Hinge Covers are shaped differently and marked L and R on the inside. Ensure that the correct cover is used during reassembly. CAUTION Using tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause...

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. Enables disables the wireless function. Internet browser user-Programmable Email application user-Programmable Enables disables...

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...

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...

Aspire GZ Series FRU List

ADAPTER 65W SPIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFJ ADAPTER 65W SPIN DELTA SADP-65KB BFJG OBL ADAPTER 90W SPIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBGF ADAPTER 90W SPIN DELTA ADP-90SB BBGE OBL BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KMAH SANYO SA 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KMAH SONY SY SY 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KMAH PANASONIC PA PA 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KAH SIMPRO SP LG 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KAH SIMPLO SP PA 3S2P BATTERY LI-ION 6CELL 4.4KAH SIMPRO SP SM 3S2P W L CARD INTEL 1X2 512AN_MMWG SIN PHI FCC IC W L CARD INTEL 1X2...

Replacing the MIC Module

Screws For Acer Aspire 5738g

Replace the MIC Module in the LCD casing. 2. Run the cable as shown and replace the adhesive IMPORTANT Ensure that the cable runs as shown in the hinge well area to avoid trapping. IMPORTANT Ensure that the cable runs as shown in the hinge well area to avoid trapping. 1. Run the right side Antenna cable as shown in the 2. Run the cable as shown and replace the adhesive hinge well to avoid trapping. strip. 3. Run the cable along the edge of the casing using all available cable clips. 4. Run...

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.

Lock Keys and embedded numeric keypad

Aspire 4736g Brightness Function

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...

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Acer Aspire 4810t Enter Current Password

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method Remove HDD Password When the user keys in the wrong password three times, the system reports the following error code to user. To unlock the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. Press Enter to display the Select Item screen. 2. Select Enter Unlock Password and press Enter. An Unlock Password displays. 3. Make a note of the key, 76943488 in the example. 4. Boot up the system to a removable bootable drive containing DOS and the...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Cmos Acer Aspire 4736z

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 4736G 4736Z Series. Aspire 4736G 4736Z Series provides 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...