Removing a Password

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

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password 1. Use the W and Y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the E key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears Set Supervisor Password Enter 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 careful when typing your...

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 character appears, make sure that the flexible cable extending from the keyboard is correctly seated in the connector on the system board. If the keyboard cable connection is correct, run the Keyboard Test. If the tests detect a keyboard problem, do the following one at a time to correct the problem. Do not replace a non-defective FRU 1. Reconnect the keyboard cables....

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 function gm + < Tab> Activates next taskbar button. < E> Opens the My Computer window + < F1> Opens Help and Support. + < F> Opens the Find All Files dialog box. + < R> Opens the Run dialog box. < Shift> + & + < M> Undoes the...

Index of SymptomtoFRU Error Message

LCD backlight doesn't work LCD is too dark LCD brightness cannot be adjusted LCD contrast cannot be adjusted Enter BIOS Utility to execute Load Setup Default Settings, then reboot system. Reconnect the LCD connectors. Keyboard (if contrast and brightness function key doesn't work). LCD inverter ID LCD cable LCD inverter LCD Unreadable LCD screen Missing pels in characters Abnormal screen Wrong color displayed LCD has extra horizontal or vertical lines displayed. LCD inverter ID LCD inverter LCD...

External Diskette Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, driver, or diskette. A write-enabled, diagnostic diskette is required. NOTE Make sure that the diskette does not have more than one label attached to it. Multiple labels can cause damage to the drive or cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device. 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if FDD Test is passed as the program runs to FDD Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the...

The US dollar sign

Open a text editor or word processor. 2. Either directly press the < Dollar> key at the bottom-right of the keyboard, or hold < Shift> and then press the < 4> key at the upper-center of the keyboard. NOTE This function varies by the operating system version. NOTE Some fonts and software do not support the Euro symbol. Please refer to www.microsoft.com typography faq faq 12.htm for more information.

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Help IHM Select Item HR5B3bhange Values H BS Setup Defaults Exit QQ Select Menu gntgj Select 4 Sub-Menu yflQ Save and Exit NOTE Please refer to Remove HDD BIOS Password section if you need to know how to remove HDD BIOS Password. Shows the setting of the user password. Shows the setting of the Supervisor password Press Enter to set the user password. When user password is set, this...

Acer eSettings Management

Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications and to monitor the system health status. Furthermore, Acer eSettings Management enables you to optimize your Windows operating system, so your computer runs faster, smoother and better. Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigating. Displays general system status and advanced monitoring for power users. Summary Processor Memory MB and BIOS I Rte I 9 5 5XM. lt 9 4 5 G M P M.'GMSJ940G M L Intel R PRG Wireless...

Preface

Before using this information and the product it supports, please read the following general information. 1. This Service Guide provides you with all technical information relating to the BASIC CONFIGURATION decided for Acer's global product offering. To better fit local market requirements and enhance product competitiveness, your regional office MAY have decided to extend the functionality of a machine e.g. add-on card, modem, or extra memory capability . These LOCALIZED FEATURES will NOT be...

Closed Front View

Front Switch Acer Aspire 5050

Indicates the computer's power status. Indicates the computer's battery status. Left and right speakers deliver stereo audio output. Press to enable disable Bluetooth function. Lights to indicate the status of Bluetooth-communications optional . Press to enable disable Wireless function. Lights to indicate the status of wireless LAN communications optional . Headphones mpeakers line-out 1 jack with S PDIF support Connects to audio line-out devices liaEBEpeakers, headphones . Accepts input from...

Bottom View

Acer Aspire 5050 Jumper

The image above may not be exactly the same as the real main board you get. South Bridge SB460 PCMCIA Connector ODD Connector Battery Connector Wireless Switch Bluetooth Switch Jumper Settings Clear BIOS Password Procedures 1. Please see the bottom side of the main board. 2. Find G1 jumper and short the jumper to clear BIOS password.

Changing a Password

Use the g and g keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Password box appears 2. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press . 3. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field. 4. Press . 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 done, press g to save...

Main Security Boot Exit

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters. Quiet Boot Power on display Network boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery Enabled Auto Enabled Disabled Enabled Shows system base memo Shows extended memory lt Enter gt selects field. gt ry size Help Hj Select Item KSjSSci Exit Select Menu QUSi Select Item ng g Change Values Setup Defaults Exit H9Select Menu Select 4...

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use. Information Main Advanced Security Boot Information Main Advanced Security Boot The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS. Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS. Load default values for all SETUP item. Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.

Removing the Memorythe Wireless LAN Cardthe Modem Board

Acer Aspire 5050 Switch Wireless

Remove the two screws fastening the RAM cover. 2. Detach the RAM cover from the main unit. 3. Pop out the memorys and remove the memorys from the memory sockets. 4. Disconnnect the main and auxiliary wireless antennae from the wireless LAN card. 5. Remove the two screws fastening the wirless LAN card. 6. Remove the wireless LAN card from the socket. 7. Remove the two screws holidng the modem board to the main board as shown. 8. Detach the modem board from the main board then disconnect the...

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer. The Acer eRecovery Management utility occupies space in a hidden partition on your system's HDD. User-created backups are stored on D drive. Acer eRecovery Management provides you with Recovery of applications and drivers. Back up to HDD set recovery point . Recover from a hidden partition factory defaults . Recover from the HDD most recent user-defined recovery point ....

BIOS Flash Utility

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...

External Cdrom Drive Check

Do the following to isolate the problem to a controller, drive, or CD-ROM. Make sure that the CD-ROM does not have any label attached to it. The label can cause damage to the drive or can cause the drive to fail. Do the following to select the test device 1. Boot from the diagnostics diskette and start the diagnostics program. 2. See if CD-ROM Test is passed when the program runs to CD-ROM Test. 3. Follow the instructions in the message window. If an error occurs, reconnect the connector on the...

Removing the LCD Module including Keyboard

Remove the two screws holding the keyboard cover to the main unit. 2. Open the LCD 180 degree as shown. 3. Carefully detach the keyboard cover from the main unit. 4. Remove the two screw fastening the keyboard to the upper case. 5. Disconnect the microphone cable from the launch board. 6. Take out the wireless LAN antenna set from the guide-line as shown. 7. Disconnect the LCD cable from the main board. 8. Disconnect the lid switch cable from the main board. 9. If you laptop has CCD module...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Aspire 3680 5570 5580. 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...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like sreen 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 the Acer eSettings in Acer eManager. Launches the Acer ePowerManagement in Acer eManager. Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display screen backlight off to save...

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart

Hex Keypad Flowchart

The flowchart on the succeeding page 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 system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Changing the Acer Orbi Cam settings

To change the capture resolution, click the displayed resolution at the bottom right corner of the capture window, then select the desired resolution. Click Options to display the Window, Preview, and Folder tabs. Use the options to change the capture window size, preview settings, and the folder for captured photos or videos. Basic settings Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture display, then select Camera Settings from the pop-up menu. You can adjust the...

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...

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-52 TL-56 TL-60 1.6 1.8 2 GHz, 2x 512 KB L2 cache , or TL-50 1.6 GHz, 2x 256 KB L2 cache AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology MK-36 2.0 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache Mobile AMD Sempron 3200 3500 1.6 1.8 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache , or Mobile AMD Sempron 3400 3600 1.8 2.0 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache VDD supply voltage before PWROK assertion during power-on. VCC-CORE 1.100V high frequency mode to 1.050V Low frequency mode Throttling 50 On 96 C OFF 83 C Throttling 50 On 96 C OFF 83 C OS...

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Message

The POST error message index lists the error message and their possible causes. The most likely cause is 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. This index can also help you determine the next possible FRU to be replaced when servicing a computer. If the symptom is not listed, see Undetermined Problems on page 94. The...

Acer Grid Vista dualdisplay compatible

NOTE This feature is only available on certain models. To enable the dual monitor feature of the notebook, firstl J H2n B BSenDi H Rlconnected, then select ggtl Swstrol PanNJgli splay and click on Settimm 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 i Themes Desktop Screen Saver Appearance Settings Drag the monitor icons to match the physical airangement of your monitors....

Troubleshooting

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...

Index of Error Messages

Equipment Configuration Error Causes 1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch 2. IDE Primary Channel Master Drive Error THe causes will be shown before Equipment Configuration Error Memory Error at xxxx xxxx xxxxh R xxxxh, W xxxxh In this situation BIOS will issue 4 short beeps then shut down system, no message will show. In this situation BIOS will shut down system, not show message. Reconnect hard disk drive connector. Load Default Settings in BIOS Setup Utility. Hard disk drive System board see...

Machine Disassembly and Replacement

This chapter contains step-by-step procedures on how to disassemble the notebook computer for maintenance and troubleshooting. To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge Plastic flat head screw driver 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. When you...

Information

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 model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master. This field displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system. This...

Disassembling the Lower Case Assembly

Aspire 3050 Assembly

Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the main board. 2. Detach the Bluetooth module from the lower case and then detach the Bluetooth cable. 3. Disconnect the speaker cable fro the main board. 4. Disconnect the microphone cable from the main board. 5. Remove the two screws fastening the main board to the lower case. 6. Carefully detach the main board from the lower case as shown. 7. Remove the two screws holding the daughter board to the main board. 8. Then detach the daughter board from the...

Remove Hddbios Utility

This section provide you with removing HDD BIOS method If you key in wrong HDD password for three time, HDD password error code would display on the screen. See the image below. If you need to solve HDD password locked problem, you can run HDD_PW.EXE 1. Key in hdd_pw 15494 0 3. Choose one upper-case string C WI NDOWS sy amp tem3 2 cmd.exe gt cd password fts s wo r d gt t i r w Uolnne in rius F iiixs no label-Uo Imne Sericil Number is D4F6-0236 Vpasswo rdfhddo u 15494 amp in lo c k amp . e xe al...

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

Acer Aspire 5050 Boot Sequence

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay. lt gt and lt - gt moves the device lt f gt and lt r gt specifies the lt Shift 1 gt enables or disables