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.

Replacing the Upper Cover

Place the Upper Cover on the Lower Cover as shown. 2. Press down around the edges to secure it in place. 2. Press down around the edges to secure it in place. 4. Replace the three screw caps as shown. 5. Connect the following cables to the Mainboard. 6. Connect A as shown. 7. Connect C as shown. 6. Connect A as shown. 7. Connect C as shown. 8. Connect B and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 8. Connect B and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 9. Connect D...

Post Codes

These tables describe the POST codes and descriptions during the POST. Sec NO_EVICTION_MODE_DEBUG EQU 1 Sec NO_EVICTION_MODE_DEBUG EQU 1 Enter NEM, Place the BSP in No Fill mode, set CR0.CD 1, CR0.NW 0. DEBUG_BIOS equ 1 Check for DRAM initialization interrupt and reset fail Verify all DIMMs are DDR or DDR2 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...

Replacing the SD Dummy Card

Hdd Laptop Acer Apsire 5541

Insert the SD Dummy Card into the slot as shown. 2. Push until the card clicks into place and is flush with 1. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the 2. Slide the battery lock in the direction shown to release position 1 , insert the battery pack and secure the battery in place.

Removing the Optical Drive Module

See Removing the Battery Pack on page 42. 2. Remove the screw securing the ODD module. 3. Insert a suitable tool into the access slot in the battery bay as shown. Gently lever the ODD module out of the chassis. 4. Pull the optical drive module out from the chassis. 5. Remove the two screws securing the ODD bracket and remove the ODD bracket from the optical disk drive module. 6. Remove the ODD bezel by rotating the top edge downward and pulling it clear of the module. 6. Remove the ODD bezel...

Replacing the Mainboard

Ensure that the Mainboard is face up the CPU is not visible . Place the Mainboard in the chassis, left edge first 1 , then rotate it downward into position 2 . NOTE Ensure the I O ports are positioned correctly through the casing. 2. Replace the single securing screw in the mainboard. 1. Replace the TouchPad bracket top edge first to 2. Press the bracket down to engage the securing engage the securing clips. clips. 1. Replace the TouchPad bracket top edge first to 2. Press the bracket down...

Test Compatible Components

This computer's compatibility is tested and verified by Acer's internal testing department. All of its system functions are tested under Windows 7 with backwards compatibility to Windows XP. 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 5241 Series Compatibility Test Report released by the Acer Mobile System Testing Department.

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...

Indicators

The computer has several easy-to-read status indicators. The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed. Lights up when Num Lock is activated. Lights up when Caps Lock is activated. NOTE 1. Charging The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged The light shows green when in AC mode. The following items show you how to use the TouchPad Move your finger across the TouchPad 1 to move the cursor. Press the left 2 and right 3 buttons located...

Replacing the LCD Module

Align the screw holes on the LCD Module and Upper Cover and replace the LCD Module. 2. The left and right screw covers are shaped differently. Ensure that the correct cover is used. 3. Replace the left screw cover as shown. Ensure that the securing tab on the rear of the cover is seated correctly in the Upper Cover. Replace the right screw cover as shown. Ensure that the securing tab on the rear of the cover is seated correctly in the Upper Cover. 5. Replace the four screws securing the LCD...

DOS Flash 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. IDE0 ST9250315AS IDE1 SONYDVD USB FDD Network boot Realtek Boot Agent USB HDD xxxx USB USB CDROM Use lt t gt or lt 4 gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the List, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press lt Esc gt to escape the menu. Help Q...

Removing the Switch Cover

CAUTION Using metal tools to remove the Switch Cover may cause damage to the outer casing. The use of plastic tools or fingers is recommended to remove the Switch Cover. 1. See Removing the Battery Pack on page 42. 2. Turn the computer over. Press down the and keys on the right side of the Keyboard to expose the cutout. Insert a suitable plastic tool or finger and pry the Switch Cover upward, away from the Upper Cover. 3. Work along the Switch Cover toward the left hinge, gently prying up the...

Using DMI Tools

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 that 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 report to screen to confirm completion dmitools r gt Read dmi string from bios dmitools wm xxxx gt Write...

Replacing the Keyboard

Connect the Keyboard FFC to the Mainboard and close the locking latch to secure the cable in place. 2. Turn the Keyboard over and insert it front edge first 3. Press down as indicated to secure the Keyboard in into the chassis. place. NOTE Ensure that the six locating tabs are correctly seated.

Main

The Main screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery. NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24hour format. Format HH MM SS hour minute second This field reports the memory size of the system. This field shows the memory allocated for the video graphics. Allows startup to skip certain...

Windows Keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions. 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...

Hot Keys

The computer employs hotkeys or key combinations to access most of the computer's controls like screen 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. Starts System Property for displaying system information. Enables disables the Bluetooth function. only for certain models Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor if connected and both. Turns the display...

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...

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 systems enter to BIOS Setup menu. However, once it is necessary to bypass the password check, users need to short the HW Gap to clear the password by the following steps 1. Power Off the system, and remove HDD, AC and Battery from the machine. 2. Disconnect the RTC Battery cable and locate the J1 jumper. 3. Use an electric conductivity tool to short...

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 NOTE The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ according to model. The table below describes the parameters in this screen. This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system. This field shows the speed of the CPU. This field shows...

Boot

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. Select Boot Devices to select specific devices to support boot. IDE0 ST9250315AS IDE1 SONYDVD USB FDD Network boot Realtek Boot Agent USB HDD xxxx USB USB CDROM Use lt t gt or lt 1 gt to select a device, then press lt F6 gt to move it up the List, or lt F5 gt to move it down the list. Press...

Disassembly Process

IMPORTANT The LCD Module cannot be disassembled outside of factory conditions. If any part of the LCD Module is faulty, such as the camera, antenna or LCD panel, the whole module must be replaced. 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...

LCD Module Disassembly Flowchart

Replace Acer Travelmate 7730 Cover

See Removing the LCD Module on page 55. 2. Remove the two upper and two lower bezel screw caps and screws. 3. Starting from the bottom edge of the bezel, pry the bezel upwards and away from the panel. Work along the right side toward the top of the bezel, prying the covers apart. Continue along the top edge and down the left side to remove the bezel. NOTE If necessary, use a pry to lift up the outside edges of the bezel.

Hardware Specifications and Configurations

AMD Athlon64 M300 Dual-Core Processor, 2.0 GHz, 1M Cache AMD Athlon64 M320 Dual-Core Processor, 2.1GHz, 1 M Cache AMD SempronM M100 Single-Core Processor, 2.0 GHz, 512 K Cache AMD Turionll Processor, Dual-Core Processor, 2.2GHz, 1 M Cache AMD Turionll Processor, Dual-Core Processor, 2.3GHz, 1 M Cache Throttling 50 On 90 C, Off 80 C H W Shutdown 92 C Northbridge Various hot-keys for system control Support SMBIOS 2.3, PCI2.2. DMI utility for BIOS serial number configurable asset tag Support...

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...

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 7 Startup Repair Utility a. insert the Windows 7 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. Select...

FRU Field Replaceable Unit List

This chapter gives you the FRU Field Replaceable Unit listing in global configurations of Acer Aspire 5241 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 Aspire 9410

Acer Aspire 9410 Underside

Disconnect the LCD cable from the Mainboard and remove the cable from the cable channel. 5. Disconnect the LCD cable from the Mainboard and remove the cable from the cable channel. 6. Remove the white Antenna cable from the cable channel. Ensure that the cable is completely free of the retaining clips all the way to the hinge well. 7. Remove the adhesive tape securing the Antenna cable to the Upper Cover. 7. Remove the adhesive tape securing the Antenna cable to the Upper Cover. 9. Open the...

Sony Ad-7580s Lf W O Bezel Sata

HDD SEAGATE 2.5 5400rpm 160GB ST9160310AS Crockett SATA LF F W 0303 HDD TOSHIBA 2.5 5400rpm 160GB MK1655GSX Libra SATA LF F W FG011J HDD HGST 2.5 5400rpm 160GB HTS543216L9A300 Falcon-B SATA LF F W C40C HDD WD 2.5 5400rpm 160GB WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO ML160 SATA LF F W 11.01A11 HDD SEAGATE 2.5 5400rpm 250GB ST9250315AS Wyatt SATA LF F W 0001SDM1 HDD TOSHIBA 2.5 5400rpm 250GB MK2555GSX Libra SATA LF F W FG001J HDD HGST 2.5 5400rpm 250GB HTS545025B9A300 Panther B SATA LF F W C60F HDD WD 2.5 5400rpm...

Microphone Problems

If internal or external Microphones do no operate correctly, perform the following actions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Check that the microphone is enabled. Navigate to Starts Control Panels Hardware and Sounds Sound and select the Recording tab. 2. Right-click on the Recording tab and select Show Disabled Devices clear by default . 3. The microphone appears on the Recording tab. 4. Right-click on the microphone and select Enable. 5. Select the microphone then click Properties....

Using Boot Sequence Selector

The Boot Sequence Selector allows the boot order to be changed without accessing the BIOS. To use Boot Sequence Selector, perform the following steps 2. Execute BS.exe to display the usage screen. SHI Boot Sequence Seiecter Version 0.03 Create by Rockwell Chuang 10 01 2005. BS 1 Floppy gt IH,ir lt ll ixkl gt I CD-ROM BS 2 MardDisk gt t CD-R K J gt LflN BS 3 f CD-ROM 3 S HardDiskJ gt 1 1 ON BS 4 LfiN gt Floppy gt HardDiskl 3. Select the desired boot sequence by entering the corresponding...

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 ....

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....

Removing the WLAN Module

See Removing the Lower Covers on page 44. 2. Remove the adhesive tape securing the Antenna cables in place. 3. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN Board. NOTE Cable placement is Black to the MAIN terminal upper and White to the AUX terminal lower . 4. Move the antenna away and remove the two screws to release the WLAN Board.

Remove Hddbios Password Utilities

Hdd Password Acer

This section provides you with details about removing HDD BIOS password Remove HDD Password If you key in the wrong HDD password three times, an error is generated. To reset the HDD password, perform the following steps 1. An error code is generated for unlocking the HDD. Note down this code. 2. Execute the UnlockHD.EXE file to create the unlock code in DOS Mode using the format UnlockHD Encode code with the code noted in the previous step, as follows 3. Select 2 to obtain the password. This...

Model Definition and Configuration

AS5241-102G16Mn W7HP64AWW1 MC UMA512Cbs 2 2 1G 160 6L2.2 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ES62 AS5241-102G16Mn W7HP64AWW1 MC UMA512bs 2 2 1G 160 6L2.2 5R CB_bgn_HG_ES62 AS5541G-304G64Mn W7HP64ATAU1 MC M92XT512Cbs 2 2 2G 640 6L2.2 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ES61 AS5541G-304G50Mn W7HP64ATAU1 MC M92XT512Cbs 2 2 2G 500 L 6L2.2 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ES61 AS5541G-304G32Mn W7HP64ATAU1 MC M92XT512Cbs 2 2 2G 320 6L2.2 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ES61 AS5541G-504G32Mn W7HP64AWW1 MC M92XT512Cbs 2 2 2G 320 6L2.2 5R CB_bgn_0.3D_HG_ES62...

ODD Not Operating Correctly

If the ODD exhibits any of the following symptoms it may be faulty Audio CDs do not play when loaded DVDs do not play when loaded Blank discs do not burn correctly DVD or CD play breaks up or jumps Optical drive not found or not active Not shown in My Computer or the BIOS setup LED does not flash when the computer starts up Access failure screen displays Perform the following general solutions one at a time to correct the problem. 1. Reboot the computer and retry the operation. 3. Navigate to...