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 < F2> to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen)....

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....

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 < Fn> + < F12> When Scroll Lock is on,...

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...

Removing the Finger Print Reader

NOTE Only the Discrete SKU supports Finger Print Reader technology. 1. See Removing the Upper Base on page 79. 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 79. 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...

Main Unit Disassembly Flowchart

Remove External Modules before proceeding 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 54. 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...

Replacing the Speaker Module

Acer Aspire 4710z Laptop Speaker System

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. Insert the Function Board, rear edge first, into the 2. Rotate the board downward and apply pressure, casing. ensuring that the locating pins are correctly seated. 3....

Replacing the WLAN Module

Acer Extensa 5620z Wlan Module

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.

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...

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....

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 4935 4935G. 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, your Acer...

Replacing the Upper Cover

Guscio Acer Travelmate 201t

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 four FFC cables to the mainboard. 3. Reconnect the four FFC cables to the mainboard. 4....

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. 2. Slide the battery lock unlock latch to the unlock position. 3. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position 1 , then lift out the battery pack from the main unit 2...

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.

Touchpad Basics with fingerprint reader

Acer Aspire 4937 Touchpad Problem

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...

Information

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. HDD Model Name HDD Serial Number ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID Intel R Core tm 2 Duo CPU P735G 2.GG GHz 2.00 GHz 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....

Info

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...

Replacing the Thermal Module

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...

Advanced

The Advanced screen allows the user to configure the various advanced BIOS options. IMPORTANT Making incorrect settings to items on these pages may cause the system to malfunction. Unless you have experience adjusting these items, we recommend that you leave these settings at the default values. If making settings to items on these pages causes your system to malfunction or prevents the system from booting, open BIOS and choose Load Optimal Defaults in the Exit menu to boot up normally....

BIOS Flash Utilities

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions New versions of system programs Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility. NOTE Do not install memory-related drivers XMS, EMS, DPMI when you use the Phlash. NOTE Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash...

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...

Replacing the Mainboard

Maiboard Aspire 4935

Ensure that the Mainboard is face up. Place the Mainboard in the chassis, left hand edge first to allow the I O Ports through the casing, then lower it into place. 2. Ensure the screw socket is aligned. Replace the single securing screws as shown. NOTE Make sure the I O ports are positioned correctly through the lower cover, and the screw sockets are visible through the mainboard. 3. Replace the RJ-11 cable in the retaining clip on the Mainboard.

DOS Flash Utility

Lnsydeh20 Setup Utility

Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility 1. Press F2 during boot to enter the Setup Menu. 2. Select Boot Menu to modify the boot priority order, for example, if using USB HDD to Update BIOS, move USB HDD to position 1. Information Main Advanced Security Power Information Main Advanced Security Power Use lt t gt or to select a device, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the 2. IDE1 Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S 4. Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list....

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

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 and open a DOS prompt. 5. Enter the UnlockHD.EXE command...

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.

Internal Speaker Failure

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...

Boot Ini For Acer 4935

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. Information Main Advanced Security Power 2. IDE1 Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S 4. Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent 2. IDE1 Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S 4. Network Boot Atheros Boot Agent Use lt t gt or to select a devce, then press lt F5 gt to move it down the list, or lt F6 gt to move it up the list....

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. The following messages show dmitools usage dmitools r gt Read dmi string from memory dmitools wm xxxx gt Write manufacturer name to EEPROM...

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. NOTE The following sub-options are all requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed out if the user password was used to enter setup. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of...

Power

Insydeh20 Setup Utility Rev

The Power screen allows the user to configure CPU and power management options. Platform Power Management Break Event Platform Power Management Break Event These items control various CPU paramaters. F1 Help ti Select Item F5 F6 Change Values F9 Setup Default ESC Exit lt gt Select Menu Enter Select Submenu F10 Save and Exit The table below describes the items, menus, and submenus in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Enter the Advanced CPU...

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...

Common Problems

Acer Aspire 5735z Batery Problem

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...

Aspire G Exploded

Repair Acer 4935g

ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB DFJ ADAPTER 65W 3PIN DELTA SADP-65KB BFJG OBL ADAPTER 9GW 3PIN DELTA ADP-9GSB BBGF ADAPTER 9GW 3PIN DELTA ADP-9GSB 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...

Clearing Password Check and BIOS Recovery

Removing Acer Aspire 4935 Cmos Battery

This section provide you the standard operating procedures of clearing password and BIOS recovery for Aspire 4935 4935G. Aspire 4935 4935G 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 POST or when...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

Intel Mobile Penryn uPGA, Socket P, 6M L2, FSB 800 1066MHz see Processor Specification below for more information Intel Cantiga GM for Aspire 4935 800 1066MHz FSB supported Intel Cantiga PM for Aspire 4935G 800 1066MHz FSB supported ICH9-M Intel Cantiga PM GM 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...

Main

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. Quick Boot Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery SATA Mode Enabled Enabled Disabled Enabled ACHI This is the help for the hour field. Valid range is from 0 to 23. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings. Sets the...