LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

The WLAN Board Module on page 57. the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58 the Optical Drive Module on page 59. the CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. 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 99.) Follow procedures below to isolate the failing FRU. Do not isolate non-defective FRU. 2. Visually check them...

Removing the Camera Board

Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. Removing the DIMM on page 56. Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 57. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 59. Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. Removing the CPU on page 63. Removing the Keyboard on page 64. Removing the Middle Cover on page 65. Removing the LCD Module on page 68. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 86. 13. Disconnect the camera cable from the...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter offers the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) list in global configuration of Aspire 4920. 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...

Index of Error Messages

Check or do the following in sequence See Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Check on page 98. 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...

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...

Predisassembly Instructions

How Disassemble Aspire 4920

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following 1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals. 2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system. 3. Place the system on a flat, stable surface. 4. Remove the battery pack. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. The disassembly process is divided into the following stages External module disassembly The flowcharts provided in the succeeding disassembly sections illustrate...

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. NOTE Perform the FRU replacement or actions in the sequence shown in FRU Action column, if the FRU replacement does not solve the problem, put the original part back in the computer. Do not replace a non-defective FRU. The error messages are listed in the coming pages to indicate the BIOS signals on the screen and the error symptoms classified by functions. If the symptom is not included on the list, please refer to...

Removing 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. 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...

Removing the LCD Module

Acer Aspire 5732z Screws

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. 3. See Removing the Keyboard on page 64. 4. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 65. 5. Disconnect the microphone cable from the mainboard. 6. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable from the mainboard. 7. Pull out the antenna cables as shown. 8. Turn the system over and remove the two screws F from the base of the unit. Remove the two screws F from the left and right hinge of the LCD module. 10. Carefully remove...

Removing the Optical Drive Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. 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.

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.

Lock Keys and Embedded Numeric 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...

Separating the Upper Case from the Lower Case

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58 Optical Drive Module on page 59. CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. 14. Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard. 14. Disconnect the speaker cable from the mainboard. 17. Remove the three screws A on the upper case. 18. Turn the system over and remove the eleven screws C on the lower case. 18. Turn the system over and remove the eleven screws C on the lower case.

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 99 Check the Battery Pack on page 99 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...

Removing the Antennas

Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. Removing the DIMM on page 56. Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 57. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 59. Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. Removing the CPU on page 63. Removing the Keyboard on page 64. Removing the Middle Cover on page 65. Removing the LCD Module on page 68. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 86. Removing the Inverter Board on page 88....

Removing the Inverter Board

Inverter 4920

Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. Removing the DIMM on page 56. Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 57. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 59. Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. Removing the CPU on page 63. Removing the Keyboard on page 64. Removing the Middle Cover on page 65. Removing the LCD Module on page 68. Removing the LCD Bezel on page 86. 13. Carefully detach the aluminum foil...

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...

Front View

Pdif Acer Aspire 5542g Reproductor

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...

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...

Easylaunch Buttons

Reset Bios Acer 4920 Maderbot

There are several conveniently located easy-launch buttons. They are mail, Web browser, Empowering Key lt gt and one user-programmable button. Press lt gt 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 LAN...

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 Battery Pack

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 53. 2. Push against the card, as if you were pushing it further into the slot, letting the card spring out.

Removing the Middle Cover

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. 2. See Removing the Keyboard on page 64. 3. Open the LCD screen all the way to facilitate the easy removal of the middle cover. 4. Carefully insert the flat 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 turn it over. 6. Using a plastic flat-blade screwdriver, pry open the connector plate then detach the...

Removing the LCD Module Hinges

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. 2. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. 3. See Removing the DIMM on page 56. 4. See Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 57. 5. See Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58. 6. See Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 59. 7. See Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. 8. See Removing the CPU on page 63. 9. See Removing the Keyboard on page 64. 10. See Removing the Middle Cover on page 65. 11. See Removing the LCD Module on page...

Windows Keys

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...

Microsoft Windows Vista Compatibility Test

15 LCD Monitor DVI Model AL15211 17 LCD Monitor DVI Model AL17211 2Q LCD VD2Q1b 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 54Mbps 802.11a Access point model HE 102 Building networks people WiFi certified a b g wireless 108AG Rangebooster N 650 Router Wireless-802.11n Air Station...

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 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...

Removing the LCD with Brackets

Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58 Optical Drive Module on page 59. CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. 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. 17. Detach the acetic tapes holding the FPC cable to the edge of the LCD panel. 18....

External Cddvdrom Drive Check

Perform the following procedures to isolate the possible problem a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. NOTE Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label may damage the drive or cause drive failure. 1. Boot from the diagnostic disc and start the diagnostic programs. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs the CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow onscreen instructions. If an error occurs, reconnect the drive to the connector on the mainboard. If the error persists, do the...

Removing the Touchpad Board Module

Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. 'Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 54. 'Removing the Express Dummy Card on page 54. 'Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. 'Removing the DIMM on page 56. 'Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 57. 'Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58. 'Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 59. 'Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. 'Removing the CPU on page 63. 'Removing the Keyboard on page 64. 'Removing the Middle Cover on page 65. 'Removing the LCD...

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...

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...

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...

BIOS Setup Navigation Keys

Acer Aspire 6930g Bios Boot System

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...

Removing the Keyboard

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. 2. Press the plastic flat-blade screwdriver to the notches, shown below, to disengage the keyboard from the main unit. 3. Carefully pry up and out the keyboard and turn it over. 4. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the mainboard to remove the keyboard. 4. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the mainboard to remove the keyboard.

Removing the Mainboard

Lowercase Acer Aspire 8930g

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 53. 2. See Removing the SD Dummy Card on page 54. 3. See Removing the Express Dummy Card on page 54. 4. See Removing the Lower Cover on page 55. 5. See Removing the DIMM on page 56. 6. See Removing the WLAN Board Module on page 57. Removing the Hard Disk Drive Module on page 58. Removing the Optical Drive Module on page 59. Removing the CPU Heatsink Module on page 62. Removing the Keyboard on page 64. Removing the Middle Cover on page 65. Removing the...

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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 Mobile Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 Mobile Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 Mobile Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Mobile Processor Intel GM965 Express Intel ICH8M chipsets Intel ICH8M 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...

Aspire FRU List

Battery Pack Li-ion 6 cell 2.0mAh Sony Battery Pack Li-ion 6 cell 2.4mAh Sony Battery Pack Li-Mn 6 cell 2.0mAh Panasonic Battery Pack Li-Mn 6 cell 2.4mAh Panasonic Battery Pack Li-Mn 6 cell 2.0 Simplo Battery Pack Li-ion 6 cell 2.4mAh Simplo Modem board Foxconn MDC1.5 T60M955.00 3.3V Touchpad board Synaptics TM00450-000 Wireless LAN Board 802.11ABG Intel 3945 MW1 Wireless LAN Board 802.11ABG Intel 3945 MW2 Wireless LAN Board 802.11ABG Intel 3945 RW Wireless LAN Board 802.11 BG Intel 3945BG...

Board Layout

Acer Aspire 5517 Usb Replacement

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 press the combination Fn ESC, then press the 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...